Ah, Tish!

Money (Pink Floyd song)

Tish? Funny word. Here’s the story.

I noticed some time ago that in the lyrics to Pink Floyd’s “Money” song, when played over the air on the radio, had been “cleaned up” a bit. The verse “Money, it’s a hit | Don’t give me that | Do goody good bullshit” had been changed to “Money, it’s a hit | Don’t give me that | Do goody good bullTISH“.

Tish, I thought. Wow, I noticed that change more than I ever noticed the original “shit” in the song. And, I heard that song A LOT back in the day. Several friends played it over and over at parties and such, and Paul Ferm and I used the entire soundtrack from “Dark Side of the Moon” for an impressionist art presentation we did as seniors in high school.

I started listening to other songs, and noticed several with the word “tish” as a replacement word for “shit”. Too bad they couldn’t get a bit more creative like in Steve Miller‘s “Jet Airliner” where the lyrics “funky shit goin’ down in the city” were changed to “funky kicks goin’ down in the city” in the abbreviated radio version.

Walk on the Wild Side (Lou Reed song)

Today I heard a new on that really blew me away. Lou Reed‘s “Walk on the Wild Side” lyric “But she never lost her head | Even when she was giving head” was changed to “But she never lost her head | Even when she was something unintelligible” (I assume “giving head” was just reversed, but it’s definitely not as easily understandable as “tish”.

The funny part though is that later in the song “And the colored girls go” was left unchanged, which made me wonder about the current political correctness virus infecting all part of our society. I guess that one got past the PC censors. Maybe because it’s Lou Reed and not a country music artist like “Accidental Racist” Brad Paisley.


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    • Modchipv12
    • December 27, 2013
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    Will Earth Ever See The Dark Side Of The Moon? I’ve always seemed to have this question up my sleeve… I doubt Earth and the moon could really be revolving at exactly the same speeds…

    So at the rates that they’re spinning at now, will the dark side of the moon ever be visible before the sun devours both?
    Edit: Oh, and by “will we ever see it”, I mean, will EARTH ever see it?
    Edit 2: Also by “dark side”, what I meant to say was “far side”.

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      • Admin
      • December 27, 2013
      Reply

      The Moon’s rotation and revolution are the same length because of tidal effects. It isn’t just random. The Moon is close enough to Earth that it is guaranteed to to be tidally locked. If it was farther away then it wouldn’t be. The Moon gets a few inches farther away from Earth each year, so maybe with enough time it will no longer be tidally locked.

      Pluto and its moon Charon are mutually tidally locked, so one hemisphere of Pluto is always facing one hemisphere of Charon and vice versa. On the “far side” of Pluto you would never see Charon and on the “far side” of Charon you would never see Pluto.

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    • Dan
    • February 9, 2014
    Reply

    Is There A Dark Side Of The Moon And Has Anybody Been There?

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      The ‘dark side’ is more commonly known as the ‘far side’, but gets its other name from the fact that it is always facing away from Earth, thus until the advent of spaceflight we knew nothing about it – hence it being a ‘dark’ spot in astrological knowledge.

      Luna 3 returned the first (grainy) pictures from the far side of the Moon on 7th October 1959, but it was not until December 24th 1968 that the first humans laid eyes on the far side when Apollo 8’s crew went into Lunar orbit. The first six Apollo landings (11 – 16, although 13 famously never landed) were all targeted at landing sites on the near-side of the Moon because of communication requirements – constant radio communication with Earth and the need for telemetry on the spacecraft to be relayed instantly to the controllers back on the ground.

      Jack Schmitt, NASA’s first scientist-astronaut, was eager to make a landing on the far side on Apollo 17, seeing as it was known to be the last manned Moon landing for some time – this went against the grain as he was not the spacecraft commander and thus should not have been making such suggestions in defiance of NASA management who wanted a safe ending to the Apollo program. Schmitt wanted to land in the Tsiolkovsky crater, and use a satellite based at the L2 lagrange point to relay their communications to Earth. The idea was dismissed because of the cost and risk.

      Landing on the far side of the Moon was forgotten for about 30-40 years by NASA, but recent advances in hardware and technology have re-opened the case for manned exploration of the ‘dark side’. It is expected that should the SLS-Orion spacecraft being developed come to fruition, a manned landing will inevitably occur sometime in the next 20-30 years.

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    • Superstar
    • February 10, 2014
    Reply

    What Is The Font Used On The Cover Of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side Of The Moon? I’m trying to do a little twist off the cover! I could always do it by hand based off of the letters given but it’d be a huge help if someone knew the specific font!
    this is pretty much the format i want to use:

    http://media-cache-ec3.pinterest.com/550x/e0/9b/f8/e09bf864d40aba1cf0840ad9c5253b61.jpg

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    • Ryan Skyline Estanislao
    • February 19, 2014
    Reply

    Has Anyone Gone To The Dark Side Of The Moon?

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      • Admin
      • February 19, 2014
      Reply

      Outside of the context of Pink Floyd, whose album we most certainly enjoy, astronomers never use the term “dark side of the moon”. There is not a single body in the solar system with a permanently non-illuminated hemisphere Mercury was once thought to be tidally locked to the sun, but now there is evidence to render that an obsolete idea (radar measurements actually indicate that Mercury has a daylight cycle and a rotation that enables sunrise and sunset).

      There is a hemisphere that is opposite Earth, and that is always called “the far side of the moon”. It has definitely been photographed from lunar orbit, and there have definitely been astronauts who orbit it in the spacecraft while on rendezvous with the moon, and from lunar orbit, there is even video footage of an “Earthrise” as the spacecraft orbits back to the near side.

      All missions to the moon have landed on the near side of the moon. There isn’t really much point in landing on the far side, because then it is nearly impossible to communicate with Earth, as you would need to either relay the signal with several spacecraft in lunar orbit (impractical), or you would need to have a magic radio signal that can go around the entire moon (impossible).

      If by “dark side of the moon”, what you mean is just a region of the moon that was instantaneously dark…then no, no missions are scheduled for lunar nighttime. You cannot really see what you are doing without artificial light (unless you schedule for New Moon, and you can have an Earthlit night), and you simply have a better photography opportunity if it is lunar daytime.

      Also, they also tried to schedule the moon landings for “goldilocks zones” of the moon. Zones that, at their present instant in time, match closely Earth temperatures, probably where the sun would appear as about 3pm-ish. The reason is such that the climate control of the astronaut space suits is a much easier problem to solve.

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    • Please help us
    • February 21, 2014
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    What Is On The Dark Side Of The Moon.? Please provide proof, links etc.

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      • Admin
      • February 21, 2014
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      The dark side of the Moon may mean either:

      * the lunar hemisphere that is not currently lit by the sun (which is “dark”)
      * the far side of the Moon, the side that is permanently turned away from the Earth. (which is not actually “dark”: as the Moon is always rotating with respect to the Sun, this hemisphere receives as much light as the near side).

      If the far side of the Moon is what you meant, here’s an article with pictures, descriptions, etc.
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Far_side_of_the_Moon

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    • Mattie
    • March 19, 2014
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    Did Astronauts Walk On The Darker Side Of The Moon ,too?

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      No. as other have said, the dark side of the moon is out of radio contact. I would guess the only way that nasa could monitor the dark side is by sending a satellite up there to keep pace with the orbit of the moon around earth. Most likely that would cost to much money and have very little to contribute to the space program at this time.
      I would guess that if the space program decides to live on the moon, then we would see the dark side of the moon. nasa might send space ships to orbit the dark side so that communications could be set up to monitor anyone who might want to go there.

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    • Vegeta
    • March 24, 2014
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    What’s On The Dark Side Of The Moon ?

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      There is no such thing as “The dark side of the moon” (unless you ask Pink Floyd, Great music but bad astronomy) But no such thing as the dark side of the moon, only a far side of the moon. Fact is that both sides of the moon get 2 weeks of sunlight each month. It is only by a perfect rotation speed on its axis and orbital speed around earth that we see only one side. (its day is exactly as long as its year)

      Now as for what is over there. The moon used to be volcanically active, we know because the side that faces us is covered in volcanic rock. The seas on the moon are actually volcanic rock and sand that are very dark black. This is because when the moon was volcanic, the earth’s gravity pulled all the lava towards the earth. This left none to fill in the craters on the other side. so It is really beat out of shape with craters and what not.

      Visuals always help:This is a picture color coded for elevation of the back side of the moon – http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap111118.html Notice the large blue area at the bottom, this is the largest crater in the solar system, it was caused by something BIG as it is 1200 miles across and 13 miles deep.
      Here is the front of the moon: http://www.air-and-space.com/Moon/20061007%20waning%20gibbous%20Moon%20l.jpg Notice the dark areas, or Seas. These are the dark black volcanic areas.
      That is about the best I can explain it. Email me if you need extra details!

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    • Jose C
    • April 1, 2014
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    Dark Side Of The Moon? Can someone tell me where to find the foto or picture of the supose decoration found on a maya temple that shows the dark side of the moon? ty

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      There is no such thing as a dark side of the Moon. All sides of the Moon see full sunlight and full shadow during its monthly orbit. There is only a “far” side of the Moon, which is fixed from our viewpoint due the phenomenon of tidal locking.

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    • Dan
    • April 5, 2014
    Reply

    Is There A Dark Side Of The Moon And Has Anybody Been There?

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    1. Reply

      The ‘dark side’ is more commonly known as the ‘far side’, but gets its other name from the fact that it is always facing away from Earth, thus until the advent of spaceflight we knew nothing about it – hence it being a ‘dark’ spot in astrological knowledge.

      Luna 3 returned the first (grainy) pictures from the far side of the Moon on 7th October 1959, but it was not until December 24th 1968 that the first humans laid eyes on the far side when Apollo 8’s crew went into Lunar orbit. The first six Apollo landings (11 – 16, although 13 famously never landed) were all targeted at landing sites on the near-side of the Moon because of communication requirements – constant radio communication with Earth and the need for telemetry on the spacecraft to be relayed instantly to the controllers back on the ground.

      Jack Schmitt, NASA’s first scientist-astronaut, was eager to make a landing on the far side on Apollo 17, seeing as it was known to be the last manned Moon landing for some time – this went against the grain as he was not the spacecraft commander and thus should not have been making such suggestions in defiance of NASA management who wanted a safe ending to the Apollo program. Schmitt wanted to land in the Tsiolkovsky crater, and use a satellite based at the L2 lagrange point to relay their communications to Earth. The idea was dismissed because of the cost and risk.

      Landing on the far side of the Moon was forgotten for about 30-40 years by NASA, but recent advances in hardware and technology have re-opened the case for manned exploration of the ‘dark side’. It is expected that should the SLS-Orion spacecraft being developed come to fruition, a manned landing will inevitably occur sometime in the next 20-30 years.

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    • Dwayne
    • May 3, 2014
    Reply

    Have We Ever Visited The Dark Side Of The Moon? Maybe The Aliens Are Stationed There?

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      There is no “dark side” of the moon…at least not a permanenetly dark side. A “day” on the moon is about 28 of our days…so the dark of night is about 14 days.

      What you meant was the “far side” of the moon (the side we never see from Earth)…and, no, no people have ever landed their spacecraft there. I don’t think we’ve even landed robotic spacecraft there.

      However, the far side has been mapped and photographed…there are no aliens there. At least, not unless you want to believe the kooks out there who say there are.

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    • Eye_Karamba
    • May 9, 2014
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    The Wall Vs. The Dark Side Of The Moon Vs. Wish You Were Here? They are all of Pink Floyd’s most acclaimed works. They are all unique in their own ways, especially The Wall. –>
    I honestly tried to give The Wall a listen… It simply didn’t speak to me. It was too experimental to me. The Dark Side of The Moon, being both experimental and revolutionary, really impressed me with tracks such as ‘Time’ and ‘Money’. It displayed their technical, and musical genius… and then there is Wish You Were Here… It has no less critical acclaim, and it chooses to dwell in safer territory. That was the first album I properly listened to by the Floyd, and it attracted me with an intensity hard to find in other albums. It is much more straightforward, and not experimental, but I felt that at this point, compared to other albums, they had found a winning formula, which just worked, and uplifted the album so much.
    But what do you guys think?
    Which do you prefer and WHY?

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      Dark side of the moon is interesting in that it is the culmination of pink floyd’s transformation from a “psychedelic” band into a “progressive” band. a good argument could be made that dsotm is pink floyd’s defining moment on vinyl. i liked this album when it was released, but has been overplayed to death and therefore can sound dated. still, back in the olden days this was an album that was required to be in everyones collection.

      i think wish you were here is pink floyd’s defining moment on vinyl, and shows the band at the height of their power. i also liked this album when it was released, and find it more interesting than dsotm just because it hasn’t been quite as overplayed as dsotm. other than piper at the gates of dawn, this is the pink floyd album i’ve probably listened to most.

      the wall is what happens when a great band starts believing the hyperbole written about them and then becomes overly impressed with the harmonic overtones of their own flatulence. it is one of the most overblown and ego driven albums ever recorded, this side of queen’s song bohemian rhapsody anyway. the wall stands as a testament to the excess of the late 70’s, a time when it took guitarists 6 months of studio time just to pick out the “right” chair to sit in while they played their overblown solos. i didn’t like the wall when it was released, and i still don’t.

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