torsdag 26 augusti 2010


Så var man ett par tusenlappar fattigare. Men det kan det nog vara värt.

"Tidigare har showens produktion varit alldeles för stor för att tas på turné världen över, men med nya arenor och ny teknologi har dilemmat löst sig och nu, efter månader av grundlig planering, har Waters uppdaterat både känslan och det visuella i showen för att garantera att det överensstämmer med den bländande extravaganta intrycket som The Wall live en gång blev så legendariskt för.
Genom detta tillåts alltså ännu en generation att inspireras av den lika grandiosa som hisnande audiovisuella upplevelsen. Showen inleds med att muren rivs och under föreställningens första del byggs den upp igen, block för block. Under showens sista del står muren helt färdigbyggd. Roger Waters har till showen tagit fram en dynamisk ny videografik och illustrerande bilder som projiceras på muren som håller de gigantiska måtten av 743 kvadratmeter .
Showen innehåller grandiosa specialeffekter som till exempel Gerald Scarfes originalillustrationer, ett kraschande flygplan, kvadrofoniskt ljud, pyroteknik, ”spot pods”, gigantiska uppblåsbara figurer, projektioner, videoprojektioner och en rad andra fulländade effekter.
Roger Waters band på turnén består av Dave Kilminster (gitarr), Snowy White (gitarr), G. E. Smith (gitarr) Jon Carin (keyboard), Harry Waters (keyboard), Graham Broad (trummor), Robbie Wyckoff, Jon Joyce (sång), Michael Lennon (sång), Mark Lennon (sång) och Kipp Lennon (sång)."

"Will the technologies of communication in our culture, serve to enlighten us and help us to understand one another better, or will they deceive us and keep us apart?
There is a lot of commercial clutter on the net, and a lot of propaganda, but I have a sense that just beneath the surface understanding is gaining ground. We just have to keep blogging, keep twittering, keep communicating, keep sharing ideas.
In some quarters, among the chattering classes, there exists a cynical view that human beings as a collective are incapable of developing more ‘humane’ ie, kinder, more generous, more cooperative, more empathetic relationships with one another.
I disagree.
In my view it is too early in our story to leap to such a conclusion, we are after all a very young species.
I believe we have at least a chance to aspire to something better than the dog eat dog ritual slaughter that is our current response to our institutionalized fear of each other.
I feel it is my responsibility as an artist to express my, albeit guarded, optimism, and encourage others to do the same. To quote the great man, 'You may say that I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one.'"

Roger Waters. Han är en fin man.

25th May 2010
"Over the new year 2009-2010, an international group of 1500 men and women from 42 nations went to Egypt to join a Freedom March to Gaza. They did this to protest the current blockade of Gaza. To protest the fact that the people of Gaza live in a virtual prison. To protest the fact that a year after the terror attack by Israeli armed forces destroyed most of their homes, hospitals, schools, and other public buildings, they have no possibility to rebuild because their borders are closed. The would be Freedom Marchers wanted to peacefully draw attention to the predicament of the Palestinian population of Gaza. The Egyptian government, (funded to the tune of $2.1 billion a year, by us, the US tax payers), would not allow the marchers to approach Gaza. How lame is that? And how predictable! I live in the USA and during this time Dec 25th 2009-Jan3rd 2010 I saw no reference to Gaza or the Freedom March or the multi national protesters gathered there. Anyway I was moved, in the circumstances, to record a new version of " We shall overcome". It seems appropriate.
Roger Waters

Many thanks to G.E Smith: lead guitar and Thor Jonsson, drum programming and whatever. Thanks guys!!!

PS. 3rd June 2010
And now piracy!!!!!!!"

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