New york city, United States. 8th November 2012 — Musician Roger Waters of Pink Floyd poses with Staff Sgt. Robert Henline, U. S. Army at the Stand Up for Heroes event in support of injured military veterans. Henline deployed to Iraq three times, and in 2007 was hit by a roadside bomb. — Stand Up for Heroes, an event in support of injured military veterans, brought comedians, musicians, and wounded veterans to the Beacon Theater for an evening of comedy and music. Robin Williams, Bruce Springsteen and Roger Waters, were highlighted.
Photo by Ed Lefkowicz
Epic photo time…Jay McInerney (author of Bright Lights, Big City), some restaurant owning dude, Roger Waters (of The Floyd of Pink) and Anthony Bourdain (of the awesome) from last night.
This is a fucking great photo and I’m really proud of it okay.
I think most of the songs I’ve ever written all pose similar questions. ‘Can you free yourself enough to be able to experience the reality of life as it goes on, before you and with you, and as you go on as part of it, or not? Because if you can’t, you stand on square one until you die.’ That may sound like bullshit, but that’s what the song is about.
-Roger Waters on Wish You Were Here (http://vimeo.com/45122099, about 50 minutes in)
All the songs are encouraging me — I guess I write them for me — and it’s to encourage myself not to accept a lead role in a cage but to go on demanding of myself that I keep auditioning for the walk-on part in the war, ’cause that’s where I want to be. I want to be in the trenches, I don’t want to be at headquarters, or I don’t want to be sitting in a hotel somewhere, I want to be… I want to be engaged, probably, I might say, in a way that my father would approve of.
Over a month ago, Roger Waters saw me crying.
Ohhh the memories.