Floydian Slip?

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YOU KNOW YOU’RE A FLOYDIAN IF….

You shake your head and chuckle each time you hear “Another Brick in the Wall pt. 2” on the radio.

You have the urge to commit acts of vandalism and write “Just another brick in the Wall” each time you see a plain brick wall.

Your farewell line to your friends is “Shine on.”

You can name every studio and live album, in order of release.

You named your dog “Seamus.”

Every time you wear your ‘The Wall’ shirt you get somebody saying “Ah, Pink Floyd! Yeah, that guy’s cool…” and it never fail to piss you off!

You learn history through Pink Floyd concert videos.

You’re a member of an online forum group that discusses Floyd 24/7!

About umpteen different times a day, you here someone unknowingly say some Floyd lyrics, or something very similar

Every time you see a rainbow, you immediately think of Dark Side of the Moon.

Things that normally wouldn’t relate to floyd, relate to floyd. Like a gas station I know called “on the run”

Yeah, every time someone says money, I can hear the sound effects in my head.

If you think of sex anytime you see a flower.

You’re a true Floydian when you DO know ‘which One’s Pink?’….

Also, you’re a true Floydian if you can tell all kinds of interesting facts about the band, but nobody wants to hear them

You know you’re a pink floyd fan when you get into a bar fight trying to convince someone there is no song called Dark Side Of The Moon. (Brain Damage)

You actually sing entire songs to yourself all day, including singing the instrumental parts and the weird sound effects (like the “i can’t think of anything to say” from Brain Damage).

You have more versions of Comfortably Numb then Pink Floyd CD’s

You instinctively start looking under P at any record store, even though you know they won’t have anything you don’t already have.

You’ve waited 3 years for a single DVD (PULSE)

If you were in charge of a school you would make every each class listen to different Floyd (or solo works) depending on the Subject.

i.e physics: Dark Side of the Moon
History: Old Floyd (Piper – More)
Chemistry: Experimental (Umma & Atom)
Biology: Music from the Body (Waters)
Modern studies: The Final Cut & Amused to Death
English: The Wall. (Analysis)
etc

When you see someone bike past you with a cape streaming out behind them, you can’t help but start humming “High Hopes.” I did anyway. :p

You might be a Floydian if the buzzing of your washing machine/dryer sounds just like the beginning of Welcome To The Machine..

You know you’re a Floydian if you watch Dorothy fight off the tornado winds and you hear ‘Great Gig in the Sky’ in your head, or you hear ‘Down down down down down down down…’ and picture the Wicked Witch walking down the stairs…

You know you’re a Floydian when you keep wanting to say “Floydian slip”, when you really mean “Freudian slip”. ??? It seems highly ironic.

When someone says “What do you want from me?!” you answer, “You can have anything you want. You can drift, you can dream, even walk on water…”

You know you’re a Floydian if you get offended when someone says they don’t like Floyd.

You know you’re a floydian if…literally the only things in your music library is Pink Floyd and solo stuff

You know you’re a Floydian if any time you hear animal noises/nature sounds, you start imagining the intro of Cirrus Minor or Grantchester Meadows.

AND if you hear someone banging on piano keys, then you hope they start playing Sysyphus.

You might be a Floydian if you write it in the space that asks your religion

If people look directly at you if any reference to the Wall, Dark Side of the Moon or Pink Floyd is made in any media.

You know you’re a Floydian when you chuckle merrily when your history teacher talks about Nazi atrocities.

When you can listen to The Final Cut all the way through more than once.

When you request Jugband Blues at your funeral.

When you’re shocked to find that Microsoft Word says Saucerful isn’t a real word.

When you start singing when someone asks you the time or asks to borrow money.

You think of an orchestral ‘In The Flesh’ every time you see an Irishman.

When you quote psalm 23 every time you hear the words ‘New Zealand’

In the spring when the snow is melting, you constantly play “Signs of Life”

You might be a Floydian if, you have a girl that fits into your own world and your pretty much whipped to her every need and have a sh*t tonne of money to buy her w/e she wants…

When someone says/shouts: “Hey(,) you…” You start to sing “Hey You”.

your customary greeting to everyone is ‘hey you’

You’ve got a tattoo that says ‘R.I.P Syd’

You insist that your family members, friends and basically everyone around you refer to you by the name of your favorite band member (in my case Syd) and refuse to respond when they don’t

You’ve taught your nephews, nieces, sons, daughters, basically any kid you can get hold of the lyrics to ‘another brick in the wall pt. 2’ so they can sing it to their teachers

Whenever you some across someone named ‘Arnold’ you’re tempted to search through their closet.

When someone tells you they don’t like a Floyd song you feel a strong urge to kick them in the shins…hard!

Every song you hear by someone else you wonder what it would sound like if it had Dave or Syd playing lead, or Roger on bass or vocals, Rick on the organ or nick on drums…better no doubt

Your excuse for everything is either ‘I don’t know I was really drunk at the time’ or ‘it was a momentary lapse of reason’

You are capable of having conversations with fellow floydians only in their lyrics and titles
Let me present you with an example let’s see if you can figure out where each lyric is from
Exhibit A:
‘Hello (echo hello hello )’
‘Hey you’
‘What’s…uh, the deal?’
‘I don’t know, I was really drunk at the time last night I had too much to drink Sitting in a club with so many fools playing to rules, trying to impress but feeling rather empty I had another drink’
‘I got some bad news for you, sunshine you know the folly was your own but the force behind can’t conquer all your fears, so who’s the fool who wears the clown?’
‘Don’t give me that do goody good ********’
.’It was only a difference of opinion, but really…I mean good manners don’t cost nothing do they, eh?”
‘Out of the way, it’s a busy day; I’ve got things on my mind’
‘If you didn’t care what happened to me, and I didn’t care for you, we would zig zag our way through the boredom and pain occasionally glancing up through the rain. Wondering which of the buggars to blame.’
“I can’t think of anything to say except… I think it’s marvelous! HaHaHa!”
‘Well, you go your way, I’ll go mine. I don’t care if we get there on time’.
‘Would you like to say something before you leave? Perhaps you’d care to state exactly how you feel? We said good-bye before we said hello, I hardly even like you, I shouldn’t care at all’

But most importantly, if you’re a Floydian NOTHING else is good enough

‘If I go insane, and they lock me away, will you still let me join in the game?’

You spend all your time at work trying to come up with more stuff to add to the ‘you know you’re a floydian when…’ list. yeah people at work are quite sick of it 🙂

You know you’re a Floydian if you sit in a Maths class trying to calculate the volume of Roger’s nose.

I started laughing uncontrollably the other day when i passed a road named “Arnold Lane”. 😀

Something happened in the Physics lab today…I forgot what it was, but I blurted out, “I must have had a momentary lapse of reason” out kinda loudly. lol…I know, not the best choice to tie ‘Floyd into Physics, but it’s one of my favorite lines to use! lol (at least PF album names)

You plan out what PF album/CD you’re going to listen to on a trip, SEVERAL days in advance!!!

You have listened to all the albums in order without listening to any other music in between.

You have tried number 58 without stopping.

(For guys) You have tried to grow your hair to look like on of the band members hair from the early 70’s.

(For girls) you think that one of the band members (in the early 70’s) was hot.

You’re a Floydian if you know the whole megaphone speech from Waiting For The Worms.

You can name all of the musicians who played on the various Floyd tours, live albums and solo tours and live albums

You have to put in “part 2” when talking about what most people simply call “Another Brick in the Wall”

You know that Atom Heart Mother features “The John Aldiss Choir”

I don’t know if this is just me, but I get annoyed when people (even sometimes other Floyd fans) talk about SOYCD parts 1 and 2 – it’s parts 1-5 and 6-9!!!

You know which songs David Gilmour plays bass on and which ones Roger Waters plays guitar on

You know the backwards message in Empty Spaces

When you hear random words spoken by anyone you can break into a floyd song, like some one says “breathe” and you respond “breathe in the air-dont be afraid to care”

At least once every day you think of floyd lyrics for no apparent reason.

In conversation you make a pink floyd reference that no one gets.

At some point when in school you always wanted to shout at a teacher. HEY TEACHER LEAVE THEM KIDS ALONE.

You think that Pink Floyd wrote the best song and album of all time.

You know when each part of Shine on you crazy diamond starts and finishes.

You know the story behind ‘Dark side of the moon’s name.

You think that no other guitarist can play the comfortably numb solo better than Gilmour.

You know the full names of the 5 band members and which albums each participated on.

You know who sings ‘Have a Cigar’.

You would rather have had Roger Waters play Pink in the movie of the Wall (or at least have him sing In the Flesh (both parts)).

You know which album is each band member’s favorite.

For those of us who were too young at the time of the last tour (PULSE). You wish you could go back in time just to see them play (since it doesn’t look like they’re gonna do it again)

Every time you see or hear the word diamond you think of Syd

Every time someone says the word “numb”…your quick to respond “Are you Comfortably Numb?”

Every time you hear of a domestic robbery you immediately think of “brain damage”

Whenever you’re going over the phases of the moon in Science class, it takes actual effort to not mention DSOTM during an entire period.

You might be a Floydian if you know how Pink Floyd got their name
If you’ve named your pinkie “Floyd”, you might be a Floydian.

You called your cat Lucifer Sam

You own a gnome called Grimble Gromble

Every time you hear a bike bell you start singing ‘Bike’ to yourself

You own a mouse called Gerald but you don’t have a house for him

Every time you see a prism you think of DSOTM

Whenever you get into an argument with a doctor you always tell him/her to “Take up thy Stethoscope and walk”

Every time you go to turn on a light you say “Let there be more light”

You have your alarm set to play ‘Time’ to wake you up

When you go shopping you always buy Apples and Oranges and Candy and a Currant Bun

Every time you see someone carrying an axe you say “Careful with that axe, (name of person)”

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About psychedelicmindtrip

interested in writing, though lacking the motivation to actually do anything about it. old school rock'n'roll makes me happy, as does anarchy, revolution and questioning the status quo. war, women and youth empowerment, freedom of expression, conspiracy theories, art, literature, theater etc. i get bored with things easily but when something grabs my attention i'm very, very passionate. i like all kinds of exotic foods and am willing to try anything once. follow me on twitter @sgtpepperfloyd i will be using this blog mostly to vent, and as of now i'm converting it into a review blog. i will be reviewing anything and everything; music, books, movies, food, youtube videos, places, makeup, perfume, clothes, shoes... basically anything i have liked, loved, mildly enjoyed or greatly despised. i won't review video games though, because i don't propagate violence and outside of an apocalypse requiring you to fight for survival, i see no redeeming value in them and see playing video games as a waste of time.

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