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Happy Birthday Sir Paul McCartney

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Paul McCartney @ Desert Trip

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The Beatles’ legend turns 75 today. He was only 74 when I took today’s photo last October.

Happy Inauguration Day

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Pigs (Three Different Ones) played by Roger Waters @ Desert Trip

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Roger Waters wrote “Pigs” in 1977 (for Pink Floyd). Everyone laughed when he performed it at Desert Trip with these images of Trump on the stage that had been transformed from the “Animals” cover. Everyone laughed because they didn’t imagine Trump would actually be elected.

Today, 40 years later, the words seem more applicable than ever. And by “today” I don’t mean “now”, I mean “TODAY”, January 20, 2017.

“Big man, pig man, ha ha, charade you are
You well heeled big wheel, ha ha, charade you are
And when your hand is on your heart
You’re nearly a good laugh
Almost a joker
With your head down in the pig bin
Saying “keep on digging”
Pig stain on your fat chin
What do you hope to find?
When you’re down in the pig mine
You’re nearly a laugh
You’re nearly a laugh
But you’re really a cry.

You’re nearly a good laugh
Almost worth a quick grin
You like the feel of steel
You’re hot stuff with a hat pin
And good fun with a hand gun
You’re nearly a laugh
You’re nearly a laugh
But you’re really a cry.
Hey you White House, ha ha, charade you are”

Paul McCartney @ Desert Trip

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Paul McCartney @ 2016 Desert Trip playing “Band on the Run”

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When I was about 11 years old I bought my first stereo with money saved from my paper route. Problem was, I didn’t have enough money left over to purchase records. However, you could check out “old” records at the library. So I headed down to the Manor Branch Library and checked out Wings’ “Band on the Run” for a couple weeks.

I didn’t imagine that I would be able to see an old band like Wings 35+ years later.

When pigs fly…

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Roger Waters’ flying pig @ Desert Trip

Roger Waters had a lot of anti-Trump propaganda during his set at Desert Trip. At the time (October 2016) I thought we’d never have to see it again, but I’m guessing he will now be able to use it on his upcoming tour as well. That’s too bad.

Shine on You Crazy Diamond

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Greg Galeazzi, American amputee and military veteran, plays “Shine on You Crazy Diamond” for Roger Waters @ Desert Trip

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Picked up tickets for Roger Waters’ “Us+Them Tour” for June of next year in San Jose. I’m hoping he does some “Amused to Death” on this tour. Can’t wait.

The Who @ Desert Trip

The Who @ Desert Trip

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I saw The Who a couple times before, once in the 1990s and once in 2000 (at one of John Entwistle’s last shows), and it was fun to see them again at Desert Trip after a 16-year break. I cried a little bit during “The Kids Are Alright” but that’s only because I’m a new empty nester.

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