I’m on Team Gilmour

Hello, longtime Pink Floyd fan here, putting in my two cents about the recent unpleasantness.

The other day Roger Waters uploaded an ANNOUNCEMENT to his YouTube channel wherein he complains about being “banned” from the official Pink Floyd website and all related social media. I find this a little weird. His main issue, other than giving him yet another opportunity to talk shit about David Gilmour, was that he wasn’t able to share his “quarantine” video of “Mother” (from The Wall) on Pink Floyd’s online apparatus, that he had to use his own YouTube channel instead. (What kind of privilege is this considered?)

If I remember correctly, Roger quit Pink Floyd.

I bring up Steve Hackett, who was the lead guitarist for Genesis from 1971 until he quit in 1977. He’s been spending his self-isolation uploading videos of himself performing various acoustic pieces to his YouTube channel, including a version of “Horizons”, a lovely acoustic number based in part on Bach’s Suite No. 1 in G major, BWV 1007 (one of the “cello suites”) that he wrote for the Foxtrot album.

I haven’t seen a single video on Steve Hackett’s YouTube channel complaining about why he can’t share it on the official Genesis channel.

Also, Steve Hackett still puts out decent music. Just sayin’.

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