EXCLUSIVE: Unseen Footage of Pink Floyd Playing in 1970

David Gilmour, Roger Waters, Nick Masin “Astronomy Domain” (KQED)

In the last week of April 1973, Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon reached No. 1 on the American charts. In the last week of April 1970, though, they had yet to crack the U.S. Top 50 after three years of recording and performing. In the midst of their third stateside tour, they weren’t selling out stadiums.

It was during this tour, on April 30, that Pink Floyd played an hour-long set in an empty Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco, filmed for broadcast by small local television station called KQED.

“At that point, they were really anxious to have whatever publicity they could,” remembers the program’s co-producer at KQED, Jim Farber. “We did not have much of a budget. Pink Floyd did the performance and offered the rights for a certain number of airings for practically nothing. My memory is we paid them $200.”

Widely bootlegged in the decades since, the performance is now officially available on DVD from the band. Recently, KQED unearthed raw footage of Pink Floyd’s performance, which included a half hour of music not included in the original program. After months of negotiations, KQED has been granted the right to exclusively premiere film of one of those songs, “Astronomy Domine.”

Source Video: KQED


Rock From Another Star System Is Unlike Anything Seen Before

This artist’s impression shows the first interstellar asteroid: `Oumuamua. The object traveled through space for millions of years before its chance encounter with us. It seems to be a dark red, elongated metallic or rocky object about a quarter mile long. It is unlike anything normally found in the solar system.

Something strange sailed past Earth last month, and thanks to some quick work, astronomers managed to get their first good look at a visitor from interstellar space.

Now named ‘Oumuamua, Hawaiian for “a messenger from afar arriving first,” the object is the first known lump of rock and ice from another star system, which gives astronomers a chance to glimpse a scrap left over from an alien planet’s formation.

“This has been crazy-cool. For the asteroid community, this is as big as the gravitational-wave announcement,” NASA astronomer Joseph Masierosaid when the object was discovered, referencing the recent detections of ripples in space-time that have been amazing astrophysicists.

And as researchers report today in Nature, the visitor lives up to its exotic origin: The object is at least 10 times longer than it is wide, resembling a giant cosmic pencil tumbling through the void.

“It’s extraordinarily elongated, which is extremely unusual—we don’t see anything like that in our solar system,” says study leader Karen Meech of the University of Hawaii’s Institute for Astronomy.

Source: National Geographic

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria Brookfield WI

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria
The Corners of Brookfield
20019 Lord St.
Brookfield,  WI 53045

Grimaldi’s pizza is unlike any other you’ll find in the Milwaukee area.

The first Grimaldi’s was opened in Brooklyn’s DUMBO neighborhood in 1990 by Patsy Grimaldi. When he retired not long after, he sold to Frank Ciolli, whose son runs the chain based out of Scottsdale, Arizona, with 54 locations in 16 states. The Brooklyn location, practically right under the Brooklyn Bridge, is still open.

Review: On Milwaukee

Happy Birthday Carl Sagan!

The surface of the earth is the shore of the cosmic ocean.
― Carl SaganCosmos