NAZI? Not only did my father, 2nd Lieutenant Eric Fletcher Waters, die in Italy on February 18th 1944 fighting the Nazis, but I was brought up in post war England where I received the most thorough education on the subject of Nazism and where I was spared no horrific detail of the heinous crimes committed in the name of that most foul ideology. I remember my mother’s friends Claudette and Maria, I remember their tattoos, they where survivors, two of the lucky ones.
My Mother spent the whole of the rest of her life, involved politically to make sure the future for her children and grandchildren, in fact for everyone’s children and grandchildren, black, white, Gentile, Jew, Latino, Asian, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, et al, had no Sword of Damocles in the form of the despised Nazi Creed hanging over their heads.
I for my part, as best I can, have continued along my parent’s path. At the age of nearly 70, in the spirit of my Father and Mother and all they did, I have stood my ground, as best I can, in defense of Mistress Liberty.
The Wall Show, so lamely attacked by you, is many things. It is thoughtful, life affirming, ecumenical, humane, loving, anti war, anti colonial, pro universal access to the law, pro liberty, pro collaboration, pro dialogue, pro peace, anti authoritarian, anti fascist, anti apartheid, anti dogma, international in spirit, musical and satirical.
It is not."
"Oooh Pa take me home.. Oooh Ma let me go.."
Roger Waters’ message at the Wall exhibit. Click to enlarge so you can read it better. ;)
You guys are probably gonna think I’m a little behind the game, but i just noticed how The Wall loops. Like, I’ve always known the music did. But in Outside the Wall at the very end Roger says, “Isn’t this where” and in the very beginning of In the Flesh? he says, “we came in?”
“Isn’t this where we came in?”
It’s an endless cycle of psychological downfall.
I just realized that o_o
I made a photographic book based on this fact 3 years ago for the final exam at school
What??! Where did this happen? I’m seeing Roger Waters perform The Wall at Wembley in September!
It was a tribute band who performed The Wall with an entire Orchestra, yesterday night, in Turin, Italy.
The whole ensemble was formed by the band (I think it’s called The Machine, but I can’t find useful infos about that), the Ogos Orchestra, the Nigritella Choir and the Children’s Choir of the Academy of Performing Arts.
Here there’s the website of the show : )
The Wall Live Orchestra
Just came back from “The Wall + Orchestra LIVE”.
I’m so messed up right now.
In three hours and a half I’ll be sitting in the theatre enjoyng The Wall plaied with an entire orchestra.
I’m gonna cry too much, I already know.
Wish me good luck, because I couldn’t come back alive.