Getting Old

Welcome to Brain Damage’s 18th year! The show is all grown up. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I’d still be doing this podcast after all this time but here I am, and its all thanks to those who’ve supported the show.

For this edition, we forge on to another year as we all get older. This is a twist on a topic of many Pink Floyd songs, a collection of songs that all mention the inevitable of getting older, gotten older and being old. Enjoy!  Here’s the playlist.

Rearranged

Roger Waters’ new version of Comfortably Numb has some fans feeling a little out of their comfort zone. This podcast explores other instances where Roger took some creative license. It’s a Roger podcast as he was the biggest offender of reworking his own songs since he went solo. I hope you find it interesting. An open mind is required. Here’s the playlist.  Enjoy!

Yet Another Mix 3.0

Here’s a fun, cool, old school mix! There is one thing in common with all the songs! Try to guess what it is. If you figure it out, leave a comment saying “I know it!” Don’t give it away! Here’s the playlist!

War Torn

Not sure where to begin…
It’s been a bad month. Lost a friend. Lost a job. Could be worse and it’s nothing compared to what the people of Ukraine are dealing with or any other victim of a war torn place. My heart goes out to them. This podcast is for them. Here’s the playlist.

Here’s a few links if you want to help out.
Ukrainian Red Cross Society
Doctors Without Borders
World Central Kitchen

Thanks: Pink Floyd Collectors
Dedicated to Jon A.

The Night

It’s not just about the time of day, its also about the mood. Much like Sunrise and Sundown, except this podcast goes through the night. Each track mentions the night and some others just feel like it. Perfect listening anytime or the night, of course. Enjoy! Here’s the playlist and please donate!

Singles

Brain Damaged listener Diego of Argentina asked if I’d make a podcast focusing on Pink Floyd’s singles. Well, funny he should ask. Before Brain Damage – The definitive Pink Floyd radio show was a podcast, it was on terrestrial radio in the Boston area out of Tufts University’s WMFO. I managed to get 38 shows over the air but never recorded them for posterity. So, over the years, I’ve recreated some of those missing episodes. Singles was one of those shows. Enjoy!  Here’s the playlist!

Just A Mix

Here it is, the first podcast of 2021. Nothing over the top and crazy about this one. It’s just a mix I put together off the cuff. It was my mood at the time but a loosely knit theme did start to form out of it. Hope you like the selections. Here’s the Playlist!

Alternate Versions

I spent most of all my Christmas Eve (fifteen hours, start to end) wrapping this one up for you. This podcast includes as much alternate versions of songs as I could squeeze in an almost a 2.5 hour podcast! It’s a fun listen! Check out the playlist after, so you don’t spoil the ride. Enjoy and thank you!

In Perfect Isolation

All done!  From my audio laboratory deep down in a bunker away from COVID19, riots, and what seems like the end of the world, here is the latest edition of Brain Damage!  For this we check out what Roger, Guy Pratt and David and his Von Trapped family have been doing to keep busy.  Here’s the playlist. Enjoy!

The Eyes Have It (part 2)

Hope you’ve been enjoying the last podcast.  By now you probably feel like someone’s watching you.  This was more of the difficult themed podcasts I’ve worked on.  Feast your eyes on this, part two of The Eyes Have it!  Here’s the playlist. Have fun with it!

The Eyes Have It (part 1)

Jeepers creepers! Where did the time go?  So sorry for the lateness on this one and on a leap year no less!  This podcast was going to be a very long one originally but it was too much so I ended up breaking it up into two parts.  Part 2 will be posted in two weeks.

For  this, its all about the eyes. You see them pop up many times in Floyd’s lyrics.  I hope you enjoy this one of two.  Here’s the playlist!  I decided to have some fun with it.  See if you can figure out whats what.

Addendum

By now, hopefully you got The Later Years boxset!  It’s fantastic but since the announcement of its release, it was clear there were some glaring omissions. For this edition of Brain Damage I give you, what I think, should’ve been included. This podcast will make a nice companion.  Here’s the playlist

ADDENDUM: Or correction, The material for “Colours of Infinity” was all performed by Jon Carin with David supplying guitar.