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Wright played the keyboard with the legendary band and wrote music in classic albums like the Dark Side Of The Moon and Wish You Were Here.
His spokesman said: "The family of Richard Wright, founder member of Pink Floyd, announce with great sadness, that Richard died today after a short struggle with cancer.
"The family have asked that their privacy is respected at this difficult time."
Wright's fellow band member, David Gilmour, led the tributes. “I really don’t know what to say other than that he was such a lovely, gentle, genuine man and will be missed terribly by so many who loved him. And that’s a lot of people,” Gilmour said.
The self-taught keyboardist and pianist met band members Roger Waters and Nick Mason while at architecture school.
He was a founder member of The Pink Floyd Sound in 1965, and the group's previous incarnations, such as Sigma 6.
In the early days of Pink Floyd, Wright, along with Syd Barrett, was seen as the group's dominant musical force.
The London-born musician and son of a biochemist wrote and sang several songs of his own.
The Great Gig In The Sky, and Us And Them, both from 1973's seminal Dark Side Of The Moon album, were his most well-known compositions.
He also made essential contributions to Atom Heart Mother, Echoes and Shine On You Crazy Diamond, the tribute to former band member Barrett.
Wright recorded his first solo project, Wet Dream, in 1978.
After his relationship with Waters became increasingly difficult, he left Floyd following sessions for the album The Wall.
Wright was retained as a salaried session musician during live concerts in 1980 and 1981.
In 1983, Pink Floyd released the only album in which Wright does not appear - The Final Cut.
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"WE ARE..." by icedsoul.
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"pleaaaaseeeee do not annihilate us!!! pleaaaaaase pleaaase please..."
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Bacon Apple Pie
* Pastry for 9-inch pie, uncooked
* 6 cups apples, peeled and cut into thin slices (about 2 1/4 lbs or 8 medium apples)
* 3/4 lb uncooked bacon
* 3/4 cup sugar
* 2 Tbl flour
* 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
* 1/4 tsp nutmeg
* 1 Tbl milk
* 1 Tbl sugar
Fry bacon in skillet until slightly floppy. Drain on paper towel. Chop bacon into 1/2" pieces. Line bottom of pastry-lined pie plate with a layer of bacon, reserving the rest.
In a large bowl, mix together 3/4 cup sugar, flour, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Add apple slices and remaining bacon pieces. Toss to coat.
Transfer bacon-apple mixture to pastry-lined pie plate. Place upper crust on pie plate (bonus points for a lattice, double bonus points if you can show me a bacon lattice!) and seal. Cut slits in the top if you are using double crust to allow to vent. Brush top with milk and sugar. Bake at 375 F for 1 hour or until bubbly.
Cool on a wire rack. Serve with smoked cheddar cheese slices.
During the WGA strike Joss Whedon started writing a three part musical series for the internet. Each of the three episodes will be approximately ten minutes each.
Co-writers for the internet feature are Joss’ brothers Zack and Jed and Jed’s Fiancé Maurissa Tancharoen . The writing and shooting have been completed and the series is now in post-production.
“It’s the story of a low-rent super-villain, the hero who keeps beating him up, and the cute girl from the laundromat he’s too shy to talk to.” says Whedon.
“Doctor Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog” will star Neil Patrick Harris as Dr. Horrible, Nathan Fillion as Captain Hammer, Felicia Day as Penny and a cast of dozens.”
It's been a long time since the Camaro concept was unveiled. Lucky for us, this modern muscle car hasn't hardly changed at all with the official production version. The 2010 Chevrolet Camaro ($TBA; Q1 2009) will initially come in three rather stunning models — LS, LT, and SS. The LS and LT will be powered by a 300-hp 3.6L V6, while the SS will pack either a beefy 422-hp 6.2L LS3 V8 (manual 6-speed) or a 400-hp 6.2L L99 V8 (automatic 6-speed with GM's fuel-saving Active Fuel Management). Features include 4-wheel disc brakes (4-piston Brembo calipers on SS), Stabilitrak stability control system, ultrasonic rear parking assist, OnStar, and Bluetooth phone connectivity. An RS appearance package will be available on the LT and SS, which includes HID headlamps with integrated halo rings, spoiler, specific taillamps and 20-inch wheels.
The Dude is back with another special edition DVD set. The Big Lebowski - 10th Anniversary Edition (Sept. 9) is available as a standard edition ($14) and a limited edition with bowling ball packaging ($24). Besides all the extras included on past Lebowski DVD releases, the anniversary edition includes pretty much everything except a toe with nail polish. Bonus features include The Dude's Life featurette, The Dude Abides: The Big Lebowski Ten Years Later, production notes, The Making of The Big Lebowski, The Lebowski Fest: An Achiever's Story, and the Jeff Bridges Photo Book.
Here is yet another reason why you must refrain from burying corpses in your own yard. Miracle Gro is a lot more powerful than you could ever imagine.
The Zombie of Montclair Moors Garden Sculpture is a life-sized creation by artist Alan Dickenson that is sure to scare the hell out of any Jehovah’s Witnesses and Girl Scouts that may come knocking on your door.
Tausha Marsh grew up in a small town in Wyoming. Her childhood dream was to play college volleyball. At 5’5”, that’s not an easy accomplishment! After hard work and determination she was awarded an athletic scholarship and a position on Western State College of Colorado’s volleyball team. On top of her athletic commitments, Tausha completed three programs within the art department preparing her to be a leader in the photography and fine art fields. Tausha lives her life with a smile on her face, a sparkle in her eye. You can’t help but love her, and she inspires all that cross her path.
Tausha was diagnosed with bone cancer in October 2004 at the age of 24. She began the fight for her life at an age when most are starting fresh and have the whole world at their finger tips. A doctor in Ft. Collins, Colorado started her on frequent , low doses of chemotherapy and worked with her on developing a healthy attitude and lifestyle.
After three years, Tausha had the bone cancer 90% defeated. However, in November 2007, Tausha was diagnosed with cervical cancer. A completely separate cancer. Think of the odds- 28 years old and after almost beating one cancer, another comes along.
Fighting cancer in the United States, the richest country in the world, is not as easy as you would think. It is expensive and the options for treatments of this combination of cancers are limited. That is why Tausha needs your help. In July, 2008 Tausha will move to the Netherlands to receive treatments from a renowned European doctor that has had great success helping those like Tausha. She and her doctors are optimistic that she can win this second battle.
Fighting for her life won’t come without paying the price financially. Her estimated medical, travel and living expenses while in Europe are around $150,000 Her previous treatments alone have put her $150,000 in debt. Imagine fighting two horrible diseases with these bills constantly in your face.
Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like. You can print them out, or save them to the Wordle gallery to share with your friends.
Zip along with ease on the Altered Pro Module 600 Wireless Electric Skateboard ($500). This self-powered classic longboard can go from 0-19 mph in just four seconds, and has a range of 8-12 miles on a single charge. A trigger-based wireless remote keeps you in control of acceleration and braking, while you focus on your grinds, ollies, and grabs. Cooler than a scooter, more punk than a Segway.
It’s a bacon bonanza! Sixty bacon flavored jelly beans come in each 6-1/2" x 1-1/2" x 1" bacon-shaped tin. Not quite as tasty as real bacon, but better for your arteries.