The Weekly Smile for the 6th of March, 2023 #weeklysmile

Hi All! A few years ago I did a series of posts “Music That Means Something” in which I went through my top five favorite albums (see recap here). Funny, my supposed favorite bands weren’t on the list, but one band had two entries (out of five!) – Pink Floyd. Anyone paying attention may have seen that March 1 was the 50th anniversary of the release of their legendary album, Dark Side of the Moon (legendary = sold more than any other album ever, only album to be on the charts continuously for 50 years). That wasn’t one on the lists, but still one of my favorites.

Yesterday (Sunday, March 5) I went to see a show by a group called “Classic Albums Live”. Yep, they playing classic rock albums as close to as recorded as possible. They don’t dress or act like the band, just try to play like them.

Yesterday they did Dark Side of the Moon.

The show was very good. They played the album straight through with no stops. I have a few small quibbles, but for the most part they did a great job sounding like the original recording. After the album they took a short break and then came back and did a few more songs – first half of Shine on You Crazy Diamond, Another Brick in the Wall Part 2, Mother (also from the Wall), Wish You Were Here, One of These Days and closed with Comfortably Numb. Again, they did a great job getting the sound right. The lead guitarist did a good job of channeling David Gilmore.

It was a lot of fun to hear that classic album played loud and the other songs were a plus, particularly Shine on You Crazy Diamond.

So that was my smile for the week, seeing a live performance of Dark Side of the Moon (plus) for the 50th anniversary of the release. (Later edit – and I just found out that today is David Gilmore’s birthday…)

What made you smile?


Come on, I’m sure you smiled at least once last week.  Why don’t you share it?  I hope you can join in!

Here is list of “rules” and guiding ideas.  If you don’t have time to read it right now, just remember that this is an exercise to spread positivity.  Don’t smile about the misfortune of others.  Don’t smile in a way to excludes others.  Make sure a 12 year old can read it.

To join in, write a post to share your smile and then leave a comment on this post with a link to your smile.  Or, if you prefer, do a pingback to this post (pingback = have a link from your post to this one) (Note – pingbacks have been very inconsistent – please leave a comment :) ).   You can post any time until next Sunday evening (to be simple, I will say midnight GMT, which is 7 PM Sunday for me).  Note – I am no longer compiling the smiles into a weekly post as I used to – Sorry, I do not have time.

25 thoughts on “The Weekly Smile for the 6th of March, 2023 #weeklysmile

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        1. trentpmcd Post author

          I’m sure it was loud enough for the neighbors to hear as well… lol. Funny, my sister picked up Wish You Were Here, but I don’t remember any family members having Dark Side (except for a cassette from a friend) until they were away at college. I first picked it up as an adult on CD, so…

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  3. Natasha

    It’s uncanny but I was also listening to The Dark Side of the Moon over the weekend. Had no idea about the anniversary and birthday. :)

    Okay, so now you have inspired me to listen to all the songs all over again.

    The line up played by the band sounds fun.

    Yes, just like you I need a lot of motivation these days to go out and indulge in shows etc. I don’t know whether it is to do with getting used to staying at home with over 2 years of the pandemic or I’m getting old. Lol! But I love it either ways when I do.

    Here’s mine:

    For a country I loved to bits; Turkey.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      It is a great album. Very interesting to see it live :)
      Although I have always enjoyed live music, it’s always taken a bit to get me motivated to actually go, so for me it isn’t just Covid or getting older, but those don’t help… But, yeah, I do love it when I am able to go :)
      I’ll be by to see your smile soon.

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  4. Resa

    I’m staying in the music genre for my smile.
    A young (28) photographer was here to take pics of me. (My first with grey hair)
    He was interested in hearing some Jimi. He liked it a lot. Then he asked me to play some Janis. (my fave female singer) He LOVED it. His eyes were like saucers. Said heard he never heard singing so real. SMILE!!!!

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  5. msjadeli

    Sounds like a wonderful live show, Trent. Have you heard of The Analogues? They do the music of The Beatles and also care about fidelity to sound rather than looks. Speaking of Dark Side of the Moon I’m going to “Echoes of Pink Floyd” which will play the whole album and have The Wizard of Oz up on the big screen at the theater while they do it. It should be a blast.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      It was a great show and a lot of fun. They aren’t really a tribute band, so there were no theatrics or big screens, but still fun. Thinking of that, “Echoes of Pink Floyd” sounds like a lot of fun! Hope you have a good time when you go.

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  8. Michelle

    The concert sounds amazing! I would have loved to have seen it. It’s been awhile since I’ve been to a concert, but managed to go to 5 in the last year or so – Buddy Guy, Kingfish, Bobby Weir, Gogol Bordello, and Jimmy Buffet (yeah, we like a wide range in music.) I love this idea, Trent! I look forward to participating regularly. See you next week!

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