Surely one of the greatest rock bands of all time, Pink Floyd has captured the world and has inspired a significant section of the population. Standing as a prominent pillar in the world of music since the 60’s, they have made great contributions to the library of music that will be remembered for centuries. Psychedelic, yet concrete, their works have been praised in the music business as some of the most the most commercially viable in music history.
I believe that Pink Floyd was conveying a very important message that is crucial to the current stage of the zeitgeist we live under. The systematic education of any society is imperative because every organization of any kind needs order and participation. This requires the majority of the group (society in this case) to follow suit and contribute to the whole. However, there is a caveat to this basic aspect of organization. When the routines required to function become automatic, and people can become lost in convention, they forget the original purpose of the routine. The result is what we see in a section of today’s society; a mass of zombies just conscious enough to complete the tasks at work, yet not conscious enough to enjoy life and offer their talents to the world in a truly productive and inspiring way. Instead of being the best they can be, some people focus on acquiring resources and territory in order to prove that they have achieved something. Some people take advantage of modern-day technology in order to feel comfortable, and simultaneously take it for granted. Although this may be the loudest societal phenomenon, it certainly does not represent the entirety of our society. What we are seeing today is a reawakening of the conscious mind, and the deactivation of auto-pilot. Many people are beginning to see the countless blessings bestowed upon life, and how they can take positive advantage of it to offer their talents to the world in a productive and beautiful way.
In conclusion, Pink Floyd has a plethora of very inspiring and well designed music. We will be having a group of very talented and well accomplished musicians at The Cave in December to play the best of Pink Floyd. The band is called Which One’s Pink? and perform a very respectable tribute to the legendary Pink Floyd. If you enjoy the music of Pink Floyd, you will certainly enjoy Which One’s Pink! Bring the friends who seek an inspiring performance, and you will find some solace and resolve in the crazy world we live in today. Cheers!