Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Shine on, rock radio. 'BCN signs off.

I moved to Boston in September 2000, long after 'BCN had sold its soul to grunge and corporate playlists. So it's been a treat for me to listen to the station's old sound the past four days during its retrospective, and intriguing to see everyone come out and mark the end of its 41-year-run.

'BCN signed off last night with Pink Floyd's "Shine On You Crazy Diamond," and it's second-to-last-song was the first one it every played in 1968, Cream's "I Feel Free." Catch up on some fan reaction on the BCN Twitterfall, as the Tweet round-ups have slowed a bit from last night but are still trickling in.

Remember when you were young, you shone like the sun.
Shine on you crazy diamond.
Now theres a look in your eyes, like black holes in the sky.
Shine on you crazy diamond.
You were caught on the crossfire of childhood and stardom, blown on the
Steel breeze.
Come on you target for faraway laughter, come on you stranger, you legend,
You martyr, and shine!
You reached for the secret too soon, you cried for the moon.
Shine on you crazy diamond.
Threatened by shadows at night, and exposed in the light.
Shine on you crazy diamond.
Well you wore out your welcome with random precision, rode on the
Steel breeze.
Come on you raver, you seer of visions, come on you painter, you piper,
You prisoner, and shine!

Well played, 'BCN, well played.

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