Each morning in Ventura, CA is welcomed by the sun coming over the nearby mountains and with clear views of the Channel Islands.
Quite unlike the view most in L.A. awake too - but we'll get to that soon enough.
I must admit that this Ode to Floyd serves 2 purposes:
- My wanting to read Cupcake's undoubtedly cunning yet obtuse quotes he has tucked away for such an occasion.
2.To demonstrate how much our own Keebler Elf in Chief loves Floyd.
As you can see this Ode is metaphorical rather than musicological in nature, although Gilmour's majestic solo on Comfortably Numb must be mentioned.
Turning now to track 7 of disc one of The Wall, "Goodbye Blue Sky",
lets see how Walker Texas Ranger has paid tribute.
The main theory put forth is that members of the Bush administration and buddies in the EPA, during late night herb & Floyd sessions hit upon an idea to do justice to this classic Waters/Gilmour penned tune.
Back in year 2000 George Dub touted his support for the Clean Air Act in campaign speeches, promising to enforce limits on dangerous CO2 emissions.
Hit fast forward to 2001 and Bush and the EPA are under fire for refusing to enforce said emissions.
Lawsuits were brought by the States of New York and California, presenting quite a problem for our Floyd loving White House gang.
Never short of devious solutions, after finishing off a potent bag of Thai stick one fateful night during repeated listenings the "Goodbye Blue Sky" they arrived at the perfect answer: "hey, lets just rule that CO2 is no longer a pollutant, therefore not enforcable by the Federal Government."
Thus, provided the success of this ruling this week, BushCo will help foster a L.A. smog fest reminiscent of the 70's and truly worthy of this Floyd anthem.
"mama do you think they'll break my balls?"