Wednesday, July 30, 2008

West Side of the Moon

Remember in the 90s all the big hoopala over playing the Pink Floyd album Dark Side of the Moon while watching the Wizard of Oz. Oooooh…there were so many things that were said in the lyrics that corresponded to scenes in the movie. It HAD to be on purpose!

Of course, it wasn’t…or so THEY say. But VE investigators getting bored with their normal assignments got distracted on this concept and came up with this other startling revelation:

If you play Dark Side of the Moon at the same time you watch West Side Story you too will discover these amazing coincidences:

- The main characters are actually breathing at the exact same time the song Breathe plays

- If you skip 47 minutes into the film at the same time you play the song Speak to Me, you’ll see them sing the words “I’ve always been mad” at the very same time the Jets are staring at the camera and smacking their fist into their other hand.

- The lyrics “kicking away on a piece of land in your home town” coincide exactly with the Jets being on their turf (ignore the fact that the whole movie plays on their turf…)

- No matter where you synch the album up with the movie, the words from the song Time that sing “The time is gone, the song is over, Thought I'd something more to say” always synch up with the end of a song and dance routine in the movie!

- On the song Us and Them it always synchs up with a shot of the Jets and the Sharks just as Pink Floyd sings “Us, us, us, us, us and them, them, them, them, them…”

- By fiddling with the movie for hours you can synch up exactly so that Riff whips out his switchblade knife right exactly as Roger Waters sings “You raise the blade, you make the change” from Brain Damage.

Simply amazing!

28 comments:

Sully Sullivan said...

I found that playing Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon perfectly in synch with Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon produces similarly eerie results.

Try it sometime.

VE said...

sully - Wow, you're right. It plays "The Wall" when you combine them!

Oh, and did you know if you spell Abba backwards you get: Abba!!!

Lori said...

Wow! And here I thought it was just music to get stoned to!!

Anne said...

what about "dark side of the moon" and little miss sunshine?

Jacki said...

Perhaps next time your investigators should investigate many of the heavy metal songs of the 80's that people would play backwards to get subliminal messages. It's funny how people will find what they are looking for, no matter what!

Like the story today of the woman who found Jesus on the cross on some Cheeto or Frito. Retard!

Buzz Stephens said...

Speaking of The Wizard Oz, this Sunday, over at Yahoo's The Judy Garland Experience, we will be having a big Oz blowout featuring all sorts of odd and rare WOZ based audio treats.
If you are a fan of Judy's or Oz it will definitely be worth your while to check it out.
Here is the link:
http://movies.groups.yahoo.com/group/thejudygarlandexperience/

Alice said...

Creepy coincky-dinky.

Try it with a ouija board next time too.

leelee said...

Hey VE... don't...bogart...that joint...


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Jeff said...

You seem to have a fascination with West Side Story. Were you a Jet when you were young?

cathouse teri said...

That's cool, man. :)

Nessa said...

I can't listen to Pink Floyd without having acid flashbacks and i can't watch Westside Story without singing in Spanish, both of which are totally weird since I never dropped acid and i don't speak Spanish.

VE said...

lori - No...that's just a bonus!

anne - Ha! Would that be Little Miss Dark Moons Sunshine?

buzz - Wow, you have a lot of vintage stuff showing on there.

alice - Good idea. I'll throw in a rabbits foot too

leelee - Ha ha ha. So true!

jeff - Who's asking? Who wants to know? Why are you following me? Are you saying I have an obsession? Ha ha. Actually, I was trying to make it work with some other movies but that one just fit the best.

teri - It's just the kind of nonsense you'd expect here, isn't it? It's great to have a blog where the maturity level, expectations, and importance are all set at zero! Nowhere to go but up (were I motivated enough).

nessa - Maybe you had a Spanish coffee once with acid in it! My Spanish language skills consist of "chalupa". Pretty impressive, huh?

Megan said...

You know, I had heard about that Oz thing but never really believed it. Maybe I will try it sometime. Or, duh, it's probably on youtube somewhere, right?

VE said...

megan - EVERYTHING is on YouTube!

Preposterous Ponderings said...

Now how cool is that!

Wonder what would happen if I played it while having sex?

Bee said...

So weird.
My brother just said he needed to buy The Wiz so he could play it with Dark Side.
I told him that Michael Jackson's fro might be a distraction.

Serena Joy said...

Amazing! I never would have figured that out by myself. Luckily, you do it for me and I don't have to.:)

Diesel said...

I'm so freaked out right now.

Try it with Huey Lewis' Sports and Apocalypse Now. It's amazing.

Quickroute said...

We tried to test the Wiz / Floyd theory once but most people passed out from erm... boredom/over doin the evening! ;-)

Matt-Man said...

Your research shows your tirelesseness and dogged pursuit for the truth.

Every song by The Monkees, when played backwards, sounds and makes as much sense as a President Bush speech. Cheers!!

Carla said...

Doesn't the name of the album change to "Light part of Luna" when synched up with the Wizard of Oz, ONCE they cross the bridge into munchkin land?

effortless, really.

VE said...

preposterious - Well if you have an orgy, you can still synch up with "us, us, us, us, us and them, them, them, them, them"...

bee - Isn't Michael also still black in that movie? That would be weird too...

sj - It's the kind of nonsense I tirelessly seek out just for you!

diesel - Why would it not surprise me to hear that you have tried that Huey Lewis album with ALL your movies?

quickroute - The key is more alcohol...LOTS more. I think if you roll the original album cover into a joint, it's actually 'mary wanna'...

matt-man - Ha! I think they make as much sense forward too. "Daydream beliver"? You bet...

carla - Ha! Good one. You know, when I was in high school I wanted to see the 'light part of Luna' but that's a whole nother story...

Kurt said...

90's? Oh, dude, we were talking about the DSOTM/WOZ connection way back in the early eighties, when you were riding your trike!

Memarie Lane said...

A friend of mine synchronized the pink floyd / wizard thing for me in surround sound, and I really was amazed at how it matched up. But I could hardly think they did it intentionally. Who has the time?

Alex L said...

I heard that if you play slayers 'seasons in the abyss' loudly while watching TRON, you can't hear the movie at all...

VE said...

kurt - I liked my trike. It had the cool little bell and everything!

marie - I know, I was going to enter about a thousand blog contests but who has the time! ;)

alex - Ha! I'm gonna try that. It must be like a duck not having an echo. Nobody knows why either!

padraig said...

(warning)

Conspiracy Theorist heads may explode while reading the following:

(/warning)

Ah, but how does "Dark Side of the Moon" sync up with the fake Apollo Moon Landing footage?

VE said...

padraig - ha ha. You have that footage? Is that one with the cow mutilations too?