Due to popular demand, today’s blog entry is a chance for you to let David’s wife, Polly, know that her contribution to David’s ‘On An Island’ album, tour – and not least, this website – has been so very much appreciated.
More people have written asking when we’ll devote a day to Polly than they did for any of the musicians, which is a testament to her huge influence.
Polly not only acted as lyricist on this album (as she did on Pink Floyd’s last, ‘The Division Bell’), but sang, played piano, took more tour photos than you could wave a big stick at (including the one above, from Venice) and, crucially, has kept David motivated from the start of the project right up to the present.
Indeed, Polly is a major reason why we have had this wonderful album and tour this year, so surely is deserved of our most sincere thanks.
A published novelist and writer of short stories, Polly has taken an active interest in this site since its inception, always keeping up to date on the blog and making suggestions for The Important Stuff.
Her greatest contribution to the site, however, is visually. You’ve been commenting on Polly’s photographs ever since our first Gallery. The Galleries section is now made up of some 475 pictures, almost all of them Polly’s.
On Monday, we’ll have a new poll where you can vote for your favourite photo. All pictures are numbered (the one shown above is the fourth in Gallery 22, for example), so please send us your choices. The ten most frequently mentioned photos will be included in our poll.
Polly, I know you’re incredibly modest and will find all this a bit silly. I just had to shut them up somehow…