Tuesday, 8 July 2008

Brain Damage

For the lovely I'LTV

According to some people with far too much time on their hands and access to a well-stocked pharmacy cabinet, the Floyd wrote Dark Side of the Moon as a soundtrack to Wizard of Oz. To get the effect, you have to cue up the CD, load up the bong, and press [PLAY] when the MGM lion roars for the third time.

Here are Dorothy and the Tin Man singing "If I only had a brain", which synchronises with "Brain Damage".

Stuck inside these four walls,
Sent inside forever,
Never seeing no one nice again
Like you, Mama, like you.

If I ever get out of here,
Going to give it all away
To a registered charity.
All I need is a pint a day
If I ever get out of here.

Well, the rain exploded with a mighty crash
As we fell into the sun,
And the first one said to the second one there
I hope you're having fun.
Band on the run, band on the run.
And the jailer man and Sailor Sam
Were searching every one
For the band on the run
Band on the run
Band on the run
Band on the run

"The band The Beatles could have been"


Michelle said...

Been there, done that! Ah, to be 17 again and have time for useless crap like that.

I, like the view, still said...

what does "pish" mean? and is a "bong" the thing that that half naked man used to bash with a big hammery thing before the beginning of a film that didn't feature the MGM lion?

(I have led such a sheltered life. . .)

Gordie said...

No, that's a percussionist called Jimmy Blades having a "J Arthur Rank" on a chau gong or tam-tam. A bong is what Trevor MacDonald used to have at the start of News at Ten. It's also a pipe with a water filter.

"Pish" is a category on Equine Obesity, whose author embodies the worldweariness and contempt of pampered youth far better than I could hope to. Something to do with red jeans, menstrual cramps, Thunderbirds, Heath Ledger, and smoke alarms.

Dash said...

Heath Ledger .......mmmmmmm!

Dash said...

Sorry, I got a bit distracted there for a second.