I am really looking forward to watching this 30 for 30 documentary on ESPN about former NFL players (EDIT:It was athletes in general. Not just NFL players.) that went broke, even after earning millions. I love football, but this really has nothing to do with sports – it’s fascinating, in my opinion, to see how someone could squander away sums of money most of us will never ever see. Apparently it’s not as hard as you would think, even if you aren’t spending crazy money on cars and yachts. Keith McCants, former Bucs linebacker, had this quote I read which is resonating with me:
I would’ve been great without money. It’s a sad story, but it’s a true story. Money destroyed everything around me and everything I care for, my family, my so-called friends. I just want enough to live on. I never want to be rich again.
Goosebumps every time I watch this about Dark Side of the Moon. I love studio stuff about great albums. I love “The Making of…” shows because there are so many easter eggs you don’t know about these albums and it uncovers a whole new love for them. Like when you have a child and they taste ice cream for the first time. They remind you why you love ice cream and sometimes they make you look at ice cream in a whole new way.
I had no idea what the woman’s name was who sang those amazing ethereal vocals. It’s Clare Torry, Alan Parsons had suggested her. She sued the band over credit for the song, which was a little sad for me to learn. I know its just business and all, but I don’t like that I know that now. Not on this song. I think the best quote was from Roger Waters:
I think she only did one take. And we all said, “Wow, that’s that done. Here’s your sixty quid.”
So cool when Alan Parsons adds the piano on the board in this video. Enjoy.
(Go to 6:53 for the stuff about “Great Gig in the Sky”)