The last day of 2005 is finally upon us and, as the last day of the year just wouldn’t be complete without Jools Holland shouting “Hootenanny!” in that unique style of his, there could only be one choice for Polly’s Picture of the Day.
Jools Holland (seen sitting on the right, in case you don’t know), is undeniably one of the world’s finest boogie-woogie pianists. He started his career with Squeeze and now tours almost constantly with his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra, as well as having what is widely considered to be the most diverse live music show on British television, ‘Later… With Jools Holland’, on which David has appeared several times.
Jools received the MBE from the Queen in 2003 – the same time that David received the CBE. You can find more about Jools by visiting his website: www.joolsholland.com.
As it’s time for looking back with fondness – and perhaps a little regret – at the year that’s passed, and thinking ahead with great optimism about the year to come, why not let us know your hopes and dreams for 2006 – and perhaps your New Year’s resolutions as well?
World peace, an end to poverty, Chelsea to slip up in the Premiership… To give up smoking, to be more courteous on the nation’s highways and byways, to stop pestering David to re-unite with the other members of Pink Floyd… Whatever it is, let us know.
But no more shameless plugging of your websites in your messages, please. There’s space for that in the URL field, so please put the address in there and people can more easily visit (merely by clicking on your highlighted name).
2006 promises to be a very good year for fans of David and Pink Floyd, with the release of ‘On An Island’, a tour of Europe and North America and also the ‘P.U.L.S.E.’ concert from 1994 coming out on DVD.
We look forward to hearing about your hopes for the New Year and thank you all once again for helping to make this blog a success with your varied, but almost always interesting, comments. You can expect more exclusive news and pictures in the New Year, so keep checking in as David’s new album and tour draws nearer.
From everyone at www.davidgilmour.com, we wish you a happy and healthy New Year.