Wednesday, September 17, 2008
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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.
Icedsoul is 196 days into his 365 day photo project that features Lego Star Wars Storm Troopers in different locations and doing different things. Check out the project here and check out a few of my favorites from his project so far.....
"buuuahahahahaha..." by icedsoul.
"... this just looks hillarious bro hahahahaha."
"how 'bout you guys shutting up and giving me my helmet back!"
"muuuahahahahha! sorry bro but what makes you think it was us? hahahahaha!"
"yeah man! and hahahahaha don't you think that royal guard will miss his helmet? hahahahaha!"
"WE ARE..." by icedsoul.
"and we are soooooooo soooooorryyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!"
"pleaaaaseeeee do not annihilate us!!! pleaaaaaase pleaaase please..."
"there were at least ten of them sire!!! we just had no chance, we are maggooooots sire and we always will be without your wise and forceguided help!!!"
"chhh chooa... chhh chooa..."
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
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A very simple and self-explanatory extension for Firefox that I just started using and am really enjoying. After playing around with Chrome yesterday I realized I like the whole browser screen open for browsing but at the same time I needed my bookmarks. So I found this extension that auto hides your sidebar for full browsing and when you need your sidebar you just move your cursor to the edge of your Firefox and it appears for full usage.
Yesterday Google entered the browser market with their beta version of Chrome. If you have not heard about it I would recommend reading about it via this comic put together by Google. Basically Google decided to take a different approach at the browser application when building Chrome. There are some really cool and innovative ideas that they came up with. One that I really like is that each tab is its own process. Why this is great is because when a tab crashes it will only crash that tab and not the whole browser. It also allows you to see what tabs are the memory hogs.
So what are my first impressions? It is fast! Really fast! And it has some really cool features and ideas. I like where it is going and how it is open sourced. With that being said I don't see myself ditching my favorite browser, Firefox, anytime soon. Why? First, I don't like the way it manages and handles bookmarks. I have hundreds and hundreds of bookmarks and I really don't want to use a drop down menu when looking for a bookmark. I love my sidebar in Firefox and wouldn't have it another way right now. Second, I can't live without some of my Firefox add-ons. These will probably be coming soon for Chrome but I can't see myself leaving until then. Another current issue is only available for Windows...No Mac or Linux love yet. Lastly, though I was impressed with speed I found through my own test that Chrome used more memory than Firefox. I opened the same 9 tabs in both browsers and found Chrome using 293,000k while Firefox only used 220,000k.
Regardless Chrome is awesome and especially for a Beta version....try it out!