Song of the Day: Get 'Numb'
The Pink Floyd classic, with a little help from Van Morrison, David Bowie and...Miley Cyrus?
Greg Mitchell is the author of a dozen books and now writer/director of award-winning films. He was also a longtime editor of the legendary Crawdaddy.
On this date, in 1973, Pink Floyd released its Dark Side of the Moon, which surprisingly became one of the biggest selling albums of all-time. But my favorite Floyd is from The Wall, so you can get “Comfortably Numb” again below with a few different versions. Plus: You can now watch my first film via Kanopy or get your school or library to order it. Then the usual cartooning and reminder to subscribe if you have not, it’s still free, and if you have—please recommend it to others.
My favorite version of “Numb” with Roger Waters, Van Morrison, Levon Helm and Rick Danko in 1990. The event's purpose was to commemorate the fall of the Berlin Wall. The song was reportedly inspired by Rogers Waters' injection with a muscle relaxant to combat the effects of hepatitis while on tour.
2005 performance in London by re-formed original (1970s) Floyds.
Two Daves, Gilmour and Bowie.
Yes, Miley Cyrus has covered it but at least it’s less than half the length, at 3 minutes.
My award-winning 2021 film popped out yesterday via Video Project for schools and libraries and for the public via Kanopy (using your library card). Here is the site and the two-minute trailer below.
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I get numb with a little help from my friends...
Also, I love Eddie Vedder with Roger Numb at 12/12/12 concert!