Your criticism is always good to read, but thanks very much for the support yesterday. It’s nice to see that so many fans are content with what David is giving, instead of asking for more.
The truth is, even after all that’s been said, there were still at least a dozen requests for David to play in Brazil, to do an extra show in Canada, to spend a whole week in each US location instead of a day or two, to hurry up with the ‘PULSE’ DVD (and to release a handful of other things on DVD, too)… This is after all the explanations and all the polite acknowledgements on our behalf.
That doesn’t include what comes in via the FAQs page, either. If you could see the requests for everything ranging from free tickets to free guitars, then perhaps some of you would understand how tiresome it gets knowing that many of you clearly don’t pay any attention to what we are trying to do here.
Which is to keep you informed about David’s new album and tour.
No offence, guys, but if you keep sending in the same old tired requests (even after being told numerous times that it’s a waste of your time, because such comments will not be posted anymore), then we will keep asking you not to waste our time.
With so many interesting, moving and genuinely useful messages (I’m thinking particularly of the fan response to our ‘Theatre of the Day’ features), I’m sure that the majority of fans who read the daily blog would prefer not to see "DAVE! COME TO BRAZIL!" all the time. After all, these comments contribute nothing.
And if we simply said "Sorry, don’t know" in response to your questions, then I’m sure some of you would say that that’s not good enough.
Anyway, the comments are still a joy to read, so please keep them coming in. We don’t mind criticism. In fact, I quite like it and post examples of it often, such as the one about how David’s manager should have his wages docked for messing up the ticket sales. (Honestly, that was his opinion, not mine…)
But in return, you have to be prepared for the tedious repetition on our part, because it’s clearly necessary.
We are hopeful that by declaring that a) we don’t know when ‘PULSE’ is coming out on DVD (David’s management and Pink Floyd’s management are two different entities), and b) we don’t wish for any more boring, pleading messages (the answer is almost always a curt "No"), the message will sink in one of these days. We don’t want to have to cut you into little pieces, after all.
To all those who have commented on the price of tickets and questioned the value-for-money aspect of the tour (quite fairly, you’ll notice that we haven’t deleted any of these posts)…
We don’t wish to reveal too much about the concerts at this point in time. We will say, however, that there is going to be no support act. The show will consist of David and his band only and will be in two halves. Hope that’s of interest to you.
Now, how about making us laugh? After all the fuss over tickets, we could do with a laugh and I’m sure you could, too.
So how about writing a short poem (which doesn’t have to rhyme, by the way) that mentions the phrase ‘On An Island’? What does that phrase make you think of? This is just to see what images enter your head upon thinking of that simple sentence.
Go on, let your creative juices flow.
You’ve asked us what David’s new album is about, who’s on it and if it’s a concept album or not. Well, we’d like to know what that title conjures up in your heads. So give us imagery, give us metaphors, give us similes and all the other stuff you were taught about in English lessons. But above all, give us laugh. Please?
Keep your messages of disapproval and defence coming in. We love them really.
P.S. For your information, the Features Editor is not Polly, but I thank you for the fine compliment!