Today, Elvis would have been 75 years old. All of the radio stations have been playing Elvis music all day. So, why do I keep thinking of Pink Floyd instead? I've been on a Pink Floyd kick all week, revisiting an on-again, off-again love affair I've had with their music for a good portion of my life. I never had a love affair with Elvis's music, though, and I think that's the key here. When I grew up, the house was always filled with music -- but it was the music of The Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin ... As I've mentioned before on this blog, when Elvis died, I had no idea who he was (my mom was horrified). Even after learning about Elvis (though I do respect Elvis's legacy as a performer and find him highly entertaining), I still preferred the music of my early childhood. However, my personal musical preferences aside -- HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Elvis.
AND NOW, I give you Pink Floyd, at their most psychedelic -- the song (if you can call it a song) "One of These Days," originally from the album Meddle, as performed during the band's Division Bell tour in 1994. Listen for the Dr. Who theme, snuck in at the 2-minute, 17-second mark. Enjoy!