Blog on the Run: Reloaded

Tuesday, July 1, 2003 7:39 pm

The lunatic is in my head, or, more tales of my misspent youth

Filed under: Fun — Lex @ 7:39 pm

Michele reminds me that today is the 30th anniversary of the release of Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon.” I’m pretty sure I didn’t buy it for another couple of years after that, after the late, unlamented WROQ-FM in Charlotte had burned every track deeply into my brain, but other people picked up my slack: The album stayed in Billboard magazine’s Top 200 Albums chart for, like, 11 years or something. My own copy was among the many vinyl casualties of my New-York-to-North-Carolina move in December 1983.

It’s held up very well over the years, but it’s still best enjoyed cranked really loudly through a heavy pair of Koss headphones while you’re sitting alone in your darkened bedroom with your eyes closed, not quite sober, brooding over the injustices life has dealt you.

It also helps, but is not necessary, for you to be an adolescent male.

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