Jon Carin has been part of the Pink Floyd family for over 30 years. His credits include writing material for Pink Floyd like co-writing Learning to Fly and A Momentary Lapse of Reason. He has also played with the band extensively including at the legendary reunion concert in London’s Hyde Park where Roger Waters joined his old band mates and made lots of fans very happy. He has also been on the road extensively with both David Gilmour and was supposed to be on Roger’s 2020 This Is Not A Drill tour which, of course, was postponed to 2021 due to the Coronavirus.
Listen to Jon’s Excellent Songs…
Jon, however, has not sat idle during downtime. He has been busy in the studio crafting two rather excellent songs which are available on Spotify and YouTube below. The songs are called Like a Drug and Fear of Everything.
Like a Drug is a relaxed acoustic song with beautiful layers of sound and simplicity. Fantastic vocals on both tracks. Fear of Everything has a bigger sound with a full complement of instruments. It does not lose that nice spacey sound though. Sounds fantastic, love the Hammond and bass. Listen to them both below.
I for one need to listen to more songs like these two, and I hope very much that Jon is working on a full album of material. And a tour of course!
I feel these songs should be promoted on the Official Pink Floyd website. It is a shame they are missing from the news page there. It is a shame Roger’s work is missing from there too. Hope everyone has not fallen out in the larger Pink Floyd family!
Pink Floyd has kindly decided to share 4 full length DVDs on Youtube for fans to enjoy over the coming weeks. A new full length Youtube streaming video will be shared each Friday, starting today at 5pm GMT.
What Is Available to Watch?
Pulse– a live show with lots of energy and a favourite amongst fans. It showcased The Division Bell album, and is a greatest hits show with a great looking stage
Pink Floyd Live in Pompeii – this 1972 classic is set in an amphitheatre in Pompeii and features early material from the band. It is a documentary interspersed with live performances. There is a famous scene with Nick Mason and a certain pie! Take it easy, Nick!
David Gilmour Live in Pompeii – David took his 2016 Rattle That Lock tour here decades after Pink Floyd performed their famous concert with no fans present.
Pink Floyd 1970 KQED TV Broadcast – a favourite amongst collectors of Pink Floyd bootleg recordings, this hour long show filmed for broadcast at Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco, is a treat for the ears
Coronavirus Lockdown Response
It is nice to see what people are doing in response to the Coronavirus pandemic in terms of helping people get through it. The social isolation people are going through to reduce the spread of the virus will be making people stair crazy so it is great Pink Floyd is making these videos available for people to watch. Even if you already have all these DVD’s, it is a nice opportunity to start watch parties on Facebook and to stir up discussion about the videos and recordings on the Pink Floyd Forum.
Talking about discussion, David Gilmour and Polly Samson have of course been airing at 8:30pm GMT on their Facebook live streaming taking questions from fans, reading from Polly’s new book, and playing some new music and covers. All good fun. Romany Gilmour has also been treating us to her harp playing skills even though she is only on lesson 6.