summer album of the week 09/03/11

pink floyd: wish you were here (released september 1975)

Few albums color the end of summer with such elegant despondency as Pink Floyd’s 1975 classic Wish You Were Here. At its literal core were three songs of social and artistic alienation highlighted by the bittersweet “heroes for ghosts” ballad that serves as the record’s title tune. But surrounding them is the real masterwork – a nine part suite inspired by the absent sanity of Floydian founder Syd Barrett titled Shine On You Crazy Diamond. A work full of melodic contractions that swings from ambient beauty to bluesy urgency, Diamond makes Wish You Were Here the ultimate Pink Floyd moodpiece.

With this, we close this year’s Summer Album of the Week Series. Here is a recap of the music that added ample sunshine, and maybe even a chilly breeze, to the season now past.

+ 5/28/11 – Little Feat: Time Loves a Hero (1977)

+ 6/04/11 – The Flying Burrito Brothers: The Flying Burrito Brothers (1971)

+ 6/11/11 – Richard Thompson: Hand of Kindness (1983)

+ 6/18/11 – The Pentangle: The Pentangle (1969).

+ 6/25/11 – Dire Straits: Communique (1979)

+ 7/02/11-  Traffic: John Barleycorn Must Die (1970)

+ 7/09/11 – ZZ Top: Tres Hombres (1973)

+ 7/16/11 – Yes: Going for the One (1977)

+ 7/23/11 – Elvis Costello: My Aim is True (1977)

+ 7/30/11 – The Beach Boys: Summer Days (and Summer Nights!!) (1965)

+ 8/06/11 – The Beatles: Help! (1965)

+ 8/13/11 – The Allman Brothers Band: Brothers and Sisters (1973)

+ 8/20/11 – Cream: Wheels of Fire (1968)

+ 8/27/11 – John Hiatt: Slow Turning (1988)

+ 9/03/11 – Pink Floyd: Wish You Were Here (1975)

Fast-food restaurants held up

San Bernardino County Sun (San Bernardino, CA) April 5, 2007 SAN BERNARDINO — A pair of gun-toting robbers who have hit four fast-food restaurants in Rancho Cucamonga may have taken their act to San Bernardino, authorities said.

Around 8 p.m. Wednesday, two men entered the Del Taco on North Del Rosa Avenue in San Bernardino. At least one of the men carried a long weapon, likely either a shotgun or rifle, said Sgt. Dan Keil of the San Bernardino Police Department. go to site fast food restaurants

The men hopped over the counter and held the employees at gunpoint as one of the robbers emptied the cash register, Keil said.

The general M-O, the general appearances of these guys, is similar to what s been going on in Rancho (Cucamonga), Keil said.

A pair of robbers have been targeting Rancho Cucamonga s fast food restaurants over the past 10 days.

They ve been hitting us about twice a week, said Sgt. William Hunt of the Rancho Cucamonga Sheriff s Station.

Investigators have little to go on.

They describe the duo only as being tall because they wear hoods and bandanas to cover their faces. It appears they are in their late teens or early 20s, Hunt said. go to website fast food restaurants

Each time, they have entered the establishments carrying weapons that are either rifles or shotguns, Hunt said. It s pretty scary, Hunt said. We re quite concerned.

The robbers have arrived on foot each time, leading Hunt to deduce that they park their get-away vehicle on a nearby street.

Investigators with the two departments are conferring to determine if they are trying to catch the same suspects.

It s not uncommon for (robbers) to move out to other cities, Keil said.

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