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Okay, here’s the first batch of historic synchs by baker b. during his journey through our golden age of synching. I’ll leave the links up for about a week at a time. Again, I post these for EDUCATIONAL purposes only… I’ve NEVER made a cent off of the synching hobby that I recall. It’s a labor of luv.

To disappoint some, perhaps, I’m going to leave out the DSotR/Rainbow Sphere tension story that takes place at the beginning of my synching experience in the later 90’s, and jump into the next century with…

Piper’s Nightmare Christmas, Full of Secrets (2000, 2001)

These were created about 8 months apart as I recall, but yet they can be treated as a set. PNC is one of the first synchs that I knew about using early Floyd for the audio, in this case the Piper at the Gates of Dawn album, their first and also Syd Barrett’s showcase work. We start not at track one, however, but five: Pow R. Toc. H. This synchs quite nicely with the opening of the film. This is, in Randy T.’s words, a one drop synch in that you cue the audio and video together at a certain spot and just sit back and enjoy. You’re finished with the manipulation aspect. Let the album just play till it’s ended, through tracks 6-11. Now this is a bit different from DSotR in that I used an internal cue where the movie shifts in focus during the bridged transition between tracks 7, the fabulous Interstellar Overdrive, and track 8, The Gnome. The tracks on the far side of this are lyrics oriented, and music slanted on the near side, so the tone of the synch changes considerably as well at this midpoint.

I watched PNC yesterday again for the first time in quite a while. Like I said track 5 still works pretty great, but track 6 doesn’t have much to match with in the video. We rebound in track 7 with a nice opening, and I think that one works all the way through if you imagine that we are continually following Jack during his journey toward and into Christmastown. I personally see Jack Pumpkinhead, the star of the movie, as a Syd Barrett figure, successful as an underground star in The Pink Floyd Sound but falling into the traps opened up by more commercial success with Pink Floyd. Jack’s crazy attempts to merge Xmas and Halloween mirrors Barrett’s inability to blend fame with creative purity.

I see Full of Secrets as a direct follow up/culmination, with Twin Peaks Black Lodge as the place of descent. Like doppleganger “bad” Agent Cooper catches and replaces the good Cooper at the end of the synch/video, so Barrett loses the battle with sanity at the end, mirrored in the strange structure of “Jugband Blues” from the Saucerful of Secrets album. The center of Full of Secrets, however, is the superb title song from this 2nd Floyd album, the followup to Piper but with limited Barrett input. Again we do not start at track 1 for the synch, but 4 in this case (Corp. Clegg), and also skip track 6, See Saw, to reach the end of the synch and the album and the tv series.

See what you think. Keep in mind again this is a rip from a VHS Tape and also any editing is done the old fashion analog way.

You should be able to see both synchs in full using “previews” with this link:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/m7bmp31zy42ozwl/AACNj8gBlbnH83_YTQu8UETXa?dl=0

Let me know if these don’t work for anyone and I’ll attempt another route.

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“It would be best if Edwardston started with the concept of the Sylver Forest and moved from there. Roger Pine Ridge should be understood. Why does Waters change to Pine Ridge?”

bb:

Roger Pine Ridge is certainly eligible to sit at The Table, along with variants Peter Gabriel, Little Robert Plant, Marty and Lemon, and, lets see, Dr. Blood or Knik now. Day Ravies?

Hucka D.:

Dr. Blood is truly at the Head of the table now. He’s Da Man. The Director.

bb:

He might like ordering Marty around, harhar.

Hucka D.:

Roger Pine Ridge definitely wants to join. The Tide is Turning. Flat top. Use to think the world was flat… 1936.**

bb:

Theory, Hucka D.: Waters changing to Pine Ridge in ’36 opens doors to Sylver Forest memories.

Hucka D.:

You’ll have to tell Edwardston Resident about Roger Pine Ridge and Montgomery County, Arkansas.*

bb:

Your favorite state after all, Hucka D.

Hucka D.:

Right. Left.

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* Montgomery County, AR historic maps:
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~armontgo/map_info.htm#1898map

http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~armontgo/map.htm

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**QUOTE:

The countdown of 10 to 1 at the end of “Four Minutes” in Quadrospirited begins when the father enters this santuary…

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… and then ends with the fountain bathed in the light of the 4 sacred colors.

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Then when the parents and their daughter Chihiro leave the sanctuary or station immediately afterwards, they encounter would I would call a direct replica of TILE Mountain in your Herman Park, while Waters starts “The Tide is Turning” song with, “I use to think the world was flat.” In the real world, TILE Mountain is Flat top. (also known as Yards or Yds. Mtn.) In Peewee Big, this message is clarified. We have a reprisal or direct borrowing of the 10-1 countdown in this newer synch, and then the beginning of “The Tide is Turning” song as well. However, in Peewee Big we have a segue into The Beatles’ “Come Together”, where the lyrics start…

“Here come old flattop
He come groovin’ up slowly
He got joo-joo eyeball

…as Richard Dreyfuss in Close Encounters realizes that the sculptures he is creating are simulations of Devil’s Tower, Wyoming, a place earmarked for contact between humans and e.t.s in the film. At the very place he breaks the top off his biggest sculpture to make it flat, cementing the association with Devil’s Tower for him, we have Lennon singing the word “flattop” in “Come Together” — flattops obviously, um, coming together (then Dreyfuss grooves up slowly to the revealed sculpture, to add to the synchiness, and he may have joo-joo eyeball as well?). The coming together here means, moreso, humans coming together over contact with extraterrestrial species, but also Dreyfess coming together with a new woman (his wife had just left him), as they head to the real Devil’s Tower to witness the contact up close and personal. You now know that Bill Mountain is a place of contact between humans and aliens, and Bill Mountain is very close to TILE Mountain or Flattop. It is, in fact, the next mountain *down* from TILE. It has less elevation but is more secluded, a more likely place to encounter aliens, in fact. And this is what has happened.

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Come Together lyrics analysis:

http://beatlesnumber9.com/together.html

Each verse is a different Beatle, starting with George!

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