Great Gig in the Sky

 

I recorded a piano version of this [edit: This is me playing Pink Floyd’s song “The Great Gig in the Sky,” from their earth-shattering 1972 album “The Dark Side of the Moon”]. Caution: The mastering is not mastered, so it’s a little fat, and while the attack at 1:39 or so sounds GREAT, it may be louder than you’re looking for. There are other flaws, but that’s fine. I’m happy enough.

https://lobsterforest.com/audio-great-gig-in-the-sky/

We cannot embed audio at Ricochet (can you imagine the hosting costs once everybody decides to “self-host” podcasts in the general media folder?), so I’m linking to my moribund site, Lobster Forest.  I also cross-link from there and will at some point cross-post, with priority given to posting here. But here is where the eyeballs are — and now ears!

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  1. RightAngles Member
    RightAngles
    @RightAngles

    Really nice. I didn’t know you played.

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  2. Susan Quinn Contributor
    Susan Quinn
    @SusanQuinn

    That’s beautiful! Who knew you had such talent. I enjoyed listening to it.

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  3. BDB Coolidge
    BDB
    @BDB

    Thanks, ladies!  Here are a couple more which are originals of mine:

    Some stuff in an early stage (months ago, it’s different now):

    UNTITLED

    https://lobsterforest.com/untitled-piano/

    and my

    IN MEMORY OF RICHARD WRIGHT

    https://lobsterforest.com/in-memory-of-richard-wright/

     

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  4. BDB Coolidge
    BDB
    @BDB

    Edited OP to clarify that the song title song is Pink Floyd — I didn’t write it.  But I did write (if you call it that) the ones in comment #3.

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  5. Kevin Schulte Member
    Kevin Schulte
    @KevinSchulte

    Very nice BDB. I envy those musically inclined.  Lot’s of work but lot’s of fun too, I’d imagine. 

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  6. Vince Guerra Member
    Vince Guerra
    @VinceGuerra

    Nice. 

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  7. BDB Coolidge
    BDB
    @BDB

    Kevin Schulte (View Comment):

    Very nice BDB. I envy those musically inclined. Lot’s of work but lot’s of fun too, I’d imagine.

    Thank you!  Absolutely about the work, but every stage is fun.  I recommend it at any age.  Playing an instrument is like controlling an access point to a different universe — which turns out to be internal.  
    I’m nobody’s musician — I can’t read staff and don’t care to.  But I love it!

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  8. BDB Coolidge
    BDB
    @BDB

    RightAngles (View Comment):

    Really nice. I didn’t know you played.

    Thanks!  I suppose it depends upon whom you ask whether I play or not.  Do you know the original?  One of my favorites — the whole album is just magnificent.  Life-long learning kind of album.

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  9. The Scarecrow Thatcher
    The Scarecrow
    @TheScarecrow

    Nice, man! Couldn’t resist singing along.

    I handled the “I am not frightened of dying” part okay, but when I tried the Clare Torry I think I dislocated my left lung.

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  10. BDB Coolidge
    BDB
    @BDB

    The Scarecrow (View Comment):

    Nice, man! Couldn’t resist singing along.

    I handled the “I am not frightened of dying” part okay, but when I tried the Clare Torry I think I dislocated my left lung.

    It happens.  Press on!

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  11. BDB Coolidge
    BDB
    @BDB

    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    That’s beautiful! Who knew you had such talent. I enjoyed listening to it.

    Thank you.  Believe me, I enjoyed playing it, in my limited style.

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  12. Doug Watt Moderator
    Doug Watt
    @DougWatt

    Well done. Both grandsons are taking lessons.

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  13. TBA Coolidge
    TBA
    @RobtGilsdorf

    A tasty tune nicely cooked. 

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  14. Chris O Coolidge
    Chris O
    @ChrisO

    If I can imitate Gilmour’s Jedson close enough, maybe I’ll try to overlay the slide guitar on a new track. Doubt I’ll be able to, but it would be fun.

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  15. Bunsen Coolidge
    Bunsen
    @Bunsen

    @bdb– you just made my day with that wonderful piece!  Really enjoyed that!

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  16. Western Chauvinist Member
    Western Chauvinist
    @WesternChauvinist

    Nice!

    Gives me evil genius thoughts about a Ricochet virtual Christmas concert. I know we have some serious musicians around here (RushBabe and Ray, and Midge, when she was still around), and then there are those of us who tinker just for fun.

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  17. Kephalithos Member
    Kephalithos
    @Kephalithos

    Cool!

    The Italian pianist Massimo Bucci has some great piano arrangements of prog-rock classics. Here’s his rendition of “Firth of Fifth”:

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  18. BDB Coolidge
    BDB
    @BDB

    Bunsen (View Comment):

    @ bdb– you just made my day with that wonderful piece! Really enjoyed that!

    Glad to hear it.  Uh, so to speak.  

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  19. Reese Member
    Reese
    @Reese

    Aw.  Something went wrong at about 3:00.  Or is it me. 

    Reloaded page; it was me.

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