The Restless Gemini

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November 20, 2005

Shine On You Crazy Diamond

This post is a tribute and also an admiration of the incredible power and reach of the Internet. What made me on. I was searching for info on my most favourite Cartoon series Tom and Jerry. To say that, I was surprised to know that Tom and Jerry are more than twice my age would be an under-statement. I was stunned to know that the first and Tom and Jerry cartoon came in the 1930s. Yet it appeals to me and even the present day kids.

Similarly the TV serial which used to come in Doordarshan in the 80s 'The Giant Robot' - it seems was produced in 1965. As Iam typing this, Iam listening to 'Shine on You Crazy Diamond' by Pink Floyd. Being, not well-versed with Western Music(for me Western Music was only Michael Jackson the King of Pop), I used to think (not a long time ago),that Pink Floyd is a contemporary musician. Some searching on Internet, and I came to know that Pink Floyd's period was the 60s and the 70s and it was a group of musicians. Call it my ignorance or anything...if not for the internet I would still not have known about Tom and Jerry, Giant Robot, and Shine on You Crazy Diamond. Iam filled with a child-like enthusiasm when I get to know these titbits of information.

BTW, the song is great and I learnt that it is a tribute to one of the members of the Pink Floyd Group, Syd Barrett who died a lunatic. "Shine on You Crazy Diamonds" happened to be the Motto of the Aravali Hostel at IIT Delhi(Year 2000...if Iam not wrong!), from where I took a liking to the line and googled to find its source. A Salute to the Internet for letting me know. Shine on...


Blogger Tony said...

Thanks of the replies! Come by my blog more often.

It's amazing what people can find on the internet even with just a little info about what you are looking for. The Internet is GOD! Just kidding.

November 20, 2005 3:24 pm  

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