The Dark Side of the Moon 40 years on…

Posted: March 16, 2013 by Mo Crow in Lace, music

The Dark Side of the Loom by Aldo Cavini BenedettiThe Dark Side of the Loom”  by Aldo Cavini Benedetti April 2011
The Dark Side of the Moon” by Pink Floyd was released in March 1973, an album that is is so deeply etched in my soul I know every word & note by heart. I was 18, the very progressive Gough Whitlam was Prime Minister here in Australia, the draft had ended & the world was full of wild promise. I was at art school for the first time and ready to spread my wings and fly! I won’t go into the details of the “long strange trip” it’s been since then… but it’s got me thinking a lot about aural memory, nostalgia and what that has to do with lace

  1. roz says:

    pink floyd is my husbands favourite band. he plays it VERY LOUDLY when i am out.. yep . seems a very fine journey you are on looking back and following the trail forward.

  2. patricia says:

    looking and looking–studying your stitches–wondering what this feels like in your hands. in a way it seems as though you’re spinning lace out of clouds. and love pink floyd

  3. It’s such a beautiful double edged blade this music–and oh, to be comfortably numb–makes one wish the dream was not gone, though we know better. The needle. and the light spectrum going though the eye–your drawing a parallel relationship with your current lace making method is provocative. Memory is, it seems to me, so much more manageable than the actual experiences were–the struggle over, only the ecstatic remains.

    • Mo Crow says:

      ah Michelle, that song “comfortably numb” brings a few tears along with the memories for the beautifully wild but wasted friends who are long gone now… the dream started to fray by ’79 and y’know I honestly hadn’t thought of “the needle and the damage done” when I put up these photos this morning!

  4. Carol says:

    Ah, wonderful Pink Floyd! What a stunning photograph to capture the feeling! Your stitching is ethereal and full of promise…

    • Mo Crow says:

      Jude Hill’s What If Diaries has just started & this first month is a journey into the possibilities of white. Jude has gathered a wonderful circle of cloth conjurors from all over the world, the circle is open and you can join any time, here’s a link to more info would be fun to see you there!

  5. I love the Floyd and have very fond memories of that album. I find the way aural memories are such strong triggers for emotions and moments in time.

  6. Mimmin Dove says:

    love this image, and your tiny fairy ladders. ‘wish you were here’ always has me with a dear friend driving along in wales in 1981 with windows open and music blasting out, still a favourite of mine and ‘another brick in the wall’, in 1979 I was still in school and ‘the final cut’ a sad sad time for me. A life remembered in Pink Floyd tracks, yes time travelling indeed Mo.

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