Roger Waters rehearses for his upcoming "Us & Them" tour. Photo courtesy of his Facebook page.

Enjoying Pink Floyd (and Roger Waters) with my 50 favorites

Hello (hello, hello … is there anybody out there?).

Please forgive the juxtaposition of two songs from “The Wall,” but I couldn’t resist.

I have today off from work, and I’m spending it relaxing. For me, that’ll mean a fair share of music.

I’ve been on a big Pink Floyd kick of late. I wake up with the group’s songs going through my head. I drive to work humming some of them. I’ll find myself pondering the instrumental and lyrical depth of some of their great works while doing my job.

Why now? I don’t know. Perhaps the better question is: Why not now?

It’s been 50 years since Pink Floyd’s first album was released. And in a matter of weeks, we’ll have a new studio album from Roger Waters (his first full studio rock effort since 1992’s great “Amused to Death”). And he’ll be touring again, too!

I can’t begin to tell you how excited I am for the new Waters album. I’m eager to hear what he has to say, and to immerse myself in the atmospheres of mood and music he weaves to help enforce his point.

A cropped photo of the upcoming Roger Waters solo album “Is This the Life We Really Want?”

In spirit of my day off, and of enjoying Pink Floyd’s music (and the music of its individual members), I feel like writing about some of my favorites. You in? Let’s get this going.

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