Monday, September 12, 2011

Shine on you crazy diamond

September 12th
On this day in 1990 Great Britain, the United States, and the Soviet Union sign an agreement that they will give up all occupational rights in Germany. This would give Germany the ability to reunite for the first time since the end of WWII. It was also one of the last stumbling blocks of the Cold War.

On this day in 1995 during a Monday Night Football game between the Chicago Bears and the Green Bay Packers a fan makes one of the most incredible catches in the history of sports. The fan with a really dumb looking pony tail (hey, it was the 90's) decided it'd be a good idea to jump out of his seat to catch a football that had traveled over the net behind the goalpost. Miraculously he was uninjured after the fall of over 10 feet and he hung onto the ball. I think this falls under the same category of why drunk drivers are usually the ones to survive car accidents and the innocent drivers are the ones who die. He's got Uncle Rico syndrome.

On this day in 1975 Pink Floyd release their 9th studio album Wish You Were Here. Coming off the global success of their previous album Dark Side of the Moon, the band went into Abbey Road Studios with the intention of making an album tribute to former member Syd Barrett. Barrett was the lead singer in the band before David Gilmore, and lead early Pink Floyd through a maze of drugs and distorted guitars. He left the band after his mental health began to fail. The albums centerpiece, "Shine on You Crazy Diamond" is broken up into two parts that are separated by some of their most famous works, "Have a Cigar" and "Wish You Were Here". One of my favorite albums of all time.

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