Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Alex's Music Appreciation Essay - II

Album:  Dark Side Of The Moon

Group:  Pink Floyd

Alex completed this essay in about 2 hours.

It was predicated on the premise that if he had only 5 choices of music
to accompany him to a deserted island...which they would be...and why.

He had researched much of this music on Amazon and on YouTube.

There are other pieces of music...
and groups from the greatest era of Rock...
the 60s and 70s...
and from which I would like to expose Alex to the likes of:

The Rolling Stones

Led Zeppelin

Deep Purple

for their hard driving beats and rhythms.

The Moody Blues

for their incorporation of full orchestras and beautiful melodies.

Robin Trower

for the most mixing in of Blues and Rock...
giving it an otherworldly sound.

(old Journey - Look Into The Future)

Their song - Look Into The Future...
is still one of my favorite songs of all time.

I am so glad Alex appreciated Pink Floyd...
as this single group is still in a league of its own.

The one and only...
David Gilmore...
for his ability to truly make his guitar SING
like no other has ever been able to...
he is a true guitar god.

He is the lead guitarist and lead singer of Pink Floyd...
the greatest Progressive Rock group of all time...
the single greatest band the world has ever heard or seen.

For anyone wishing to truly experience the essence of Pink Floyd...

these albums are a must:


Dark Side Of The Moon

Wish You Were Here

The Wall

A Momentary Lapse Of Reason

And for Anthologies:

Delicate Sound Of Thunder

For their best live concert (video)


For anyone who has read my blog from the beginning...
 and listened to the music provided from about article 100 or so...
you will have gained modern music appreciation.


Addendum 06/30/16:

Alex just received his essay back from his college professor today:

Alex also received an A in the course.


  1. Alex selected an interesting mix of music, but more importantly, he did a great job in explaining his rationale. Very well thought out!

  2. Alex is getting more and more expressive in his writing. He really enjoys creative writing.

  3. And I love Windham Hill.

    I feel like I've barely touched the surface of their work.

    His Baroque and Classical choices were well-informed.

  4. Thank you. Alex had greatly exceeded my expectations for his grasp of this class.
    I also love the many artists under the Windham Hill label.


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