Your third favourite photo

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This is the third most popular of Polly’s photographs – as chosen by you. It polled 17% of the vote.

It was the very first picture in our now vast Gallery and was taken back during the recording of David’s ‘On An Island’ album.

Click here to view it at a higher resolution.

Thank you all for the questions sent in for Guy. He is ploughing through them all and we’ll have his answers soon. We aren’t considering any others, so please don’t submit any.

There’s no chat today, but there will be one tomorrow from 3PM (UK time). Hope you can make it.

The chatroom for those who will be attending Guy’s King’s Head theatre shows is still available. Aside from the Barn, our chatroom hide-out for Blog Irregulars, you’ll see a room called Theatre. That’s the place you want to arrange a pre-show get-together.

Author: FEd

Features Editor of David Gilmour's official blog, The Blog ('Features' previously being its rather naff title), affectionately - or lazily - shortened to 'FEd'.

96 thoughts on “Your third favourite photo”

  1. Oh how I love that picture.

    I have still yet to attend any chats as I either come at the wrong time or aren’t in the house, it’s shocking and appalling, on my my part of course this is not some underhand backward dig at you at all.

    I fear I am rambling, I bid you goodnihgt, gosh it’s dark outside I’m going to cry.

  2. “now if hadnt been for those pesky kids I’d have gotten away with painting eyes on my lids and I’d be getting my forty winks now”

    andy.

  3. Hi FEd and all,

    This is a very nice photo … David kicking back in the studio with a look of contentment on his face! Just a hint of a smile, but he seems to be a man with a satisfied mind.

    Happy to learn from Guy that he enjoys spending time, work and/or play, with his father-in-law. I look forward to hearing more from him regarding the Q&A. Very brave of him to allow us to grill him, don’t you think?

    I’m looking forward to the chat tomorrow, 7 a.m. for me which works about right. I’ll just be starting up my brain about then with a quad latte!! Hope a bunch of you can make it, too!

    Peace!
    Gabrielle
    Washington State

  4. Dear webmaster:

    I am writing to possibly ever so slightly make a suggestion for a future discussion.

    “Why we love the music and why it moves us”

    Is just seems that as time goes by music really can bring us together and I think we all need a refresher once in a while. Who knows? Anyhow what do you think?

    Perhaps I am being a little too retrospective or perhaps an old soul but I really feel we should all sit back with a nice cup of tea and have a good “meltdown” of why we are all moved so strongly.

    Anyhow, thanks for taking the time – Shawn Madden

    [I think that would be really interesting, Shawn. Such a piece would be welcome anytime. Someone’s random thoughts brighten up the blog, especially when they appear to have come from out of the blue, as it’s always a pleasure to read something unique and, above all, different. Just as long as people don’t write endlessly on the topic, of course. As I’m often reminded, the blog is designed for short, snappy messages and, although hardly short and snappy, we set a character limit of 2,000 characters per post to prevent the really lengthy ones. That’s not to be unwelcoming, but people tend to skip them. By the way, just to give you all an idea of how long is “long enough” in our book, there are 1,384 characters, including my response, in this post. Hardly short and snappy, but you see what I mean. – Features Editor]

  5. Dear Fed,

    I know it, it’s totally off topic, but you know, sometimes, you need to speak…

    I told you my mother was ill… well, she passed by, yesterday.

    The show at the Olympia, in march, was the last she saw. And I think that we knew it. So, it was particular for us.

    I don’t believe in anything, I don’t believe in God, and I have no name to invocate, nobody to pray to, but this night the only name I could say was “David!”… I know, it’s sounds absurd but it was the only name I could cry…

    I’m sorry, I know it was boring…

    Excuse me, dear Fed

    Ikkar, with all my love

    [I’m so terribly sorry to hear of your loss, Ikkar. I hope I speak for everyone here in saying that you should take comfort from whatever, and whoever, you can at times like this – all that matters is that it comforts you. Keep that chin up, mate. – Features Editor]

  6. Great pic. I liked it then, and I like it now.

    This blog has been a great place to hang out, and I’ve wasted countless hours here just reading what the irregulars have to say (and adding my two cents as needed). It’s like a drug, this blog, and there are days where I just cannot get enough! I love the entire site, including Polly’s amazing photos, but the blog is the best part.

    Thanks, F’Ed and everyone else who is part of this blog.

    Thanks, Polly, for all the wonderful pics (and for inspiring David to make his wonderful music again). Thanks, Richard and Guy and Jon and Steve and Dick, for supporting this legend in his ongoing musical journey. And, last but certainly not least, thanks to David for everything that he does.

    [Bless you, Dan. Thanks a lot for that. – Features Editor]

  7. Hello all,

    I’m pretty sure that I had this down as my third favourite photo too! It’s fitting that it resembles how I feel at this moment in time.

    I became the proud Dad of baby Joel David, born at 21:56 last night, 16th Oct. I’m totally smitten and although it hasn’t yet sunk in, while I Type this with a nice Rum ‘n’ coke, I like to think that he will grow up to appreciate the good things in like, such as family, friends, and good music. Take a wild guess what will be played when he comes home tomorrow??

    Although David is obviously my name, I will tell him later in life that one of the reasons we kept David in the family is because of my favourite musician of all time, David Gilmour. I’m sure he’ll take to him, obviously it’s his choice, everyone has their own taste but I think he’s already showing rythmn, his little cries earlier, they fit perfectly into a 16 bar beat!!!!

    I’m going to play a little ‘I can’t breathe anymore’ before I go to kip, what a cracking chill out song. Anybody disagree?

    Take care all,

    Cheers,
    Dave

    [Congratulations, Dave. All the best to little Joel David from everyone involved in the site. – Features Editor]

  8. I remember this was one of the first photos published on this site.

    I wonder what David thinks when he goes back to the OAI recording sessions, before the fantastic tour, getting to know the bloggers, Echoes being performed after so many years, and all the rest.

    Sorry I’m not on the chat these days, too busy, but I’ll get back asap.

  9. Nice photo, I think it’s the Alpha to Omega picture. Beginning to end,full circle of the OAI album. Hope David and Polly have put up their feet and are relaxing.

  10. [Posted by Features Editor at October 16, 2006 11:08 AM]

    Almost 25 hours without blog and without you. I MISS YOU!!!! Are you ok or you are under the rubbles of your kitchen destroyed? If you are not online at the 12 p.m, I’ll look for a superhero who will come to save you, ok?

    Bye dear!

    Lucia

    [Bless you. We had some technical problems yesterday so, although the blog lights were on, there was nobody at home. I could have done with a superhero last night, though. I missed my train home after seeing a concert and didn’t get home until about half three. – Features Editor]

  11. Um …

    Has everyone already left for the hide-out ?

    Awfully quiet here …

    Ralph

    [Sorry. Ralph. We’re motoring again now and shouldn’t encounter any further difficulties. – Features Editor]

  12. ‘lo again FEd,

    Has the ‘preview’ functionality gone astray ?

    All I get to see in the preview is an empty post although the actual post comes through ok.

    The issue occurs in both Firefox (Linux & Win) and on IE/Win

    Best regards,
    Ralph

    [It’s been happening a lot, Ralph. The blog has been awfully problematic. We hope all’s well now. However, if anyone has any trouble, please don’t hesitate to let us know. – Features Editor]

  13. Thinking of you Ikkar. You did right ( if there is such a term at a time like this ) by letting us know of your news. I knew someone who said they didnt believe in anything or anyone but they did. They believed in themselves and at the end of the day thats what all of us have, ourselves. Take care, each of us are so special and unique.

    Congrats Dave Hooks on birth. Funny how the World balances things out, cruel yet giving (if not forgiving),at same time.

    Fed, do you know when this sites 1st annivesrsarry is? Its been a funny old year with lots of sharing, people coming and going.I dont know about anyone else but this site has helped me.

    Oh and great photo by the way. Obvioulsy David is proving he is wearing underarm ant-perspirant!

    Ian Pearson

    [For me, it’s 14 December, as that’s when I started. I think the site was launched on 7 December. – Features Editor]

  14. Sorry FEd, but 12 p.m. are passed and I have already done my phone call…Super Goofy should be in your kitchen in few minutes…maybe he could help you to clean, at this point! Do you preferred Batman?

    L!

    [Can they both come over? There’s still much to be done. I got this great Italian cookery book for my birthday and I want to try the recipe for walnut gnocchi. – Features Editor]

  15. Ikkar, really sorry about your lost. As sometimes happens, when someone important goes, some one important arrives. I have lost one of my best friend the same day a new baby was born in my family…the strange coincidences of the mysterious nature.

    Welcome to Joel David

    L!

  16. Ikkar,

    I know FEd speaks for me…I’m sorry for your loss and I hope you find solace whereve you can find it…

  17. Ikkar – I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. Take heart in the fact that time will allow the pain to fade but not the wonderful memories you have of your time together.

    Nisha

  18. [I hope I speak for everyone here in saying that you should take comfort from whatever, and whoever, you can at times like this – all that matters is that it comforts you.]

    FEd is absolutely right Ikkar and, can I add my condolences as well – I hope you are able to draw a little bit of the strength you wil need from this wonderful little community we have here.

    Take care…..

  19. David,

    Congratulations on the new arrival ! This is the beginning of a totally magical time in your life (speaking as the mother of an almost 5 year old). Enjoy it to it’s fullest for each day will bring something new and wonderful.

    Nisha

    PS: F.Ed, the preview pane is still not working right – can see my name but not my post. Those gremlins are still messing things up 🙂

    [Tell me about it, Nisha… It should hopefully be sorted soon. – Features Editor]

  20. I was thinking that now that we have had the great honour to listen to Echoes too, during the tour, maybe David could play Atom heart mother suite for the next tour. It’s so fantastic! And I am sure fans could do the chorus from their chairs, so the band won’t need to bring too many chourists around the world…funny! Something like the Rocky horror pictures show experience, whne in some cinemas you can interact with the movie projected! And at a point, from a side, a blogger arrives riding an horse. Then some other with motorbikes…what a show! Who books himself for the horse moment?

    L!

  21. hey Ikkar

    sorry for your loss, I guess there’s comfort in being able to carry on the memories she has left you with and let them be the guide to light your life, it’a a day that will come to most of us and I hope that she has left you with a strength and a love of life for youe future.

    there’s an interesing theory on life in the latest edition of David Mack’s Kabuki: The Alchemy #7

    much like the music of David, Roger and Pink Floyd it’s another place to find your mind and the comfort to face things that life has in store for us.

    best wishes
    andy

  22. Great picture of the recording of a great album.

    Am writing my english essay just now for uni (dont mention deadlines lol)listening to OAI. Am hoping that David will get back to the studio in the next few years and work on the tracks that didn’t make it, I would really like to hear them sometime.

    Anyways, back to work.

  23. Dear Ikkar,

    My heart and prayers are with you at this time

    Rgds Geoff Duffy ( Dublin )

  24. I like very much the wish expressed by Shawn Madden, I agree to say that music and lyrics that moves one are worth talking about.

    Count me in anytime to join on that chat.

    From the very beginning of Pink Floyd, in the 70s, I have always felt strongly for the music.

    When last February I heard for the first time “On an Island” played on Radio 2, I knew who was playing, the mark and tone is imprinted in my mind and would recognize David’s Guitar and then Voice, anytime and anywhere.

    So Please FEd, let us all know when there will be a chat specifically organised for talking about Lyrics and how it moved One and any other People.

    Emmanuel (upset as his Mac Powerbook just collapsed cutting his iTunes away from his ears!!!!!)

  25. Shall we have a big party on 7 december? How can we celebrate?

    ‘I’ miss you as ‘I’ have been under the rubbles for some work in progress in my house near the sea with no internet at hand.

    But it’s so pleasant to stay in a small village when all the tourists are gone and have time to listen to my favorite music.

    Love to Ikkar, think to all beautiful things you have done with your mother, she will always be with you.

    Best wishes to little Joel David.

    I’m going to take a female dog, a mongrel, nut colour with blue eyes, I’m looking for the right name. Any suggestion?

    Top

    [Nutmeg? – Features Editor]

  26. sorry to hear about your loss, ikkar. i’m thinking of you. x

    all the best to joel david, dave.

    and good luck getting the blog back on track, fed.

  27. [Although I imagine David would be mortified at the idea of being called an Icon, we all agree that the man’s great, so I’m happy to give it a plug. – Features Editor]

    Marian, my vote has been cast for our “Icon”, David.

    Third placed photo, looking contented after finishing the mix for OAI ? Contemplating starting all over again…

    Ikkar, I’m sorry to hear of your loss.

    I trust that listening to OAI will give you good memories of your final show together. and give tou the strength to move on.

    Regards
    Ken.

  28. Ikkar so so sorry to hear about your loss, im sure OAI takes on a much more special place in your heart, i to have lost a parent and can sympathise with you , you are in my families prayers and thoughts, i speak for so many on the blog when i say you are part of an unusual family here and we all im sure send you our best wishes,bye for now my friend.

    Fed one question what was the gig that made you miss your train was it worth it my friend

    [Actually the pub and that awful late-night need for junk food made me miss my train, not the gig. It was James Dean Bradfield from the Manic Street Preachers. It was a short set, but he was great and he did ‘This Is Yesterday’, not to mention one of the most gorgeous acoustic renditions of ‘A Design For Life’ ever, so mustn’t grumble. – Features Editor]

  29. er… how do you get into the chat room again?

    or have I missed it? again?

    technically challenged andy.

    [Click your name to enter the chatroom, but remember that it’s not open all the time. The next chat’s at 6PM (UK time) on Thursday 19 October. – Features Editor]

  30. Ikkar,

    I just want to say I’m sincerely sorry for your loss. Our FEd is absolutely right, take comfort and solace in whatever you can. I know how devastating it can be when someone we love deeply leaves us… My thoughts are with you.

    Take care…

    -ayako-

  31. Hello again all,

    I would like to thank all of you that have mentioned kind words on the blog today after our new arrival, it is an amazing experience. I am taking a little time out for a rest and to take it in.

    I was saddened to read Ikkar’s post regarding his mother’s passing, I feel for you in your time of need, it’s almost as if bad things happen to weigh up the good, I don’t know. I’m sure she has gone to a better place, wherever that may be.

    I’m going to try and make the chat for the first time tomorrow if I remember so might speak to some of you other DG addicts then.

    Cheers,
    Dave

  32. Re: todays chat,

    I really couldn’t find the door, nice talking to you all. Had a really good laugh. Thank you everyone.

    ash X’s

  33. Ikkar,

    My sincerest condolences on the loss of your Mother. I lost mine in January of ’05 and it still stings sharply.

    This is a chapter from my favorite book that deal with losing such a precious loved one. Its message of remembrance and continuance helped me greatly. I hope you can find as much comfort in this as I have.

    Best to you and yours,
    Matt

    *GREAT GRANDMA*

    SHE WAS A WOMAN WITH A BROOM OR DUST PAN OR A WASHRAG OR A MIXING SPOON IN HER HAND. YOU SAW HER CUTTING PIECRUST IN THE MORNING, HUMMING TO IT, OR YOU SAW HER SETTING OUT THE BAKED PIES AT NOON OR TAKING THEM IN, COOL, AT DUSK. SHE RANG PORCELAIN CUPS LIKE A SWISS BELL RINGER, TO THEIR PLACE. SHE GLIDED THROUGH HALLS AS STEADILY AS A VACUUM MACHINE, SEEKING, FINDING AND SETTING TO RIGHTS.

    SHE MADE MIRRORS OUT OF EVERY WINDOW, TO CATCH THE SUN. SHE STROLLED BUT TWICE THROUGH ANY GARDEN, TROWEL IN HAND, AND THE FLOWERS RAISED THEIR QUIVERING FIRES UPON THE WARM AIR OF HER WAKE. SHE SLEPT QUIETLY AND TURNED NO MORE THAN THREE TIMES IN A NIGHT, AS RELAXED AS A WHITE GLOVE TO WHICH, AT DAWN, A BRISK HAND WILL RETURN. WAKING, SHE TOUCHED PEOPLE LIKE PICTURES, TO SET THEIR FRAMES STRAIGHT.

    BUT, NOW…?

    “GRANDMA,” SAID EVERYONE. “GREAT-GRANDMA”.

    NOW IT WAS AS IF A HUGE SUM IN ARITHMETIC WERE FINALLY DRAWING TO AN END. SHE HAD STUFFED TURKEYS, CHICKENS, SQUABS, GENTLEMEN AND BOYS. SHE HAD WASHED CEILINGS, WALLS, INVALIDS, AND CHILDREN. SHE HAD LAID LINOLEUM, REPAIRED BICYCLES, WOUND CLOCKS, STOKED FURNACES, SWABBED IODINE ON TEN THOUSAND GRIEVOUS WOUNDS. HER HANDS HAD FLOWN ALL AROUND ABOUT AND DOWN, GENTLING THIS, HOLDING THAT, THROWING BASEBALLS, SWINGING BRIGHT CROQUET MALLETS, SEEDING BLACK EARTH, OR FIXING COVERS OVER DUMPLINGS, RAGOUTS, AND CHILDREN WILDLY STREWN BY SLUMBER. SHE HAD PULLED DOWN SHADES, PINCHED OUT CANDLES, TURNED SWITCHES, AND – GROWN OLD. LOOKING BACK ON THIRTY BILLIONS OF THINGS STARTED, CARRIED, FINISHED AND DONE, IT ALL SUMMED UP, TOTALED OUT; THE LAST DECIMAL WAS PLACED, THE FINAL ZERO SWUNG SLOWLY INTO LINE A SILENT HOUR BEFORE REACHING FOR THE ERASER.

    “LET ME SEE NOW” SAID GREAT-GRANDMA. “LET ME SEE……..”

    WITH NO FUSS OR FURTHER ADO, SHE TRAVELED THE HOUSE IN AN EVER-CIRCLING INVENTORY, REACHED THE STAIRS AT LAST, AND, MAKING NO SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT, SHE TOOK HERSELF UP THE THREE FLIGHTS TO HER ROOM WHERE, SILENTLY, SHE LAID HERSELF OUT LIKE A FOSSIL IMPRINT UNDER THE SNOWING COOL SHEETS OF HER BED AND BEGAN TO DIE.

    AGAIN THE VOICES:

    “GRANDMA!, GREAT-GRANDMA!”

    THE RUMOR OF WHAT SHE WAS DOING DROPPED DOWN THE STAIRWELL, HIT, AND SPREAD RIPPLES THROUGH THE ROOMS, OUT THE DOORS AND WINDOWS AND ALONG THE STREET OF ELMS TO THE EDGE OF THE GREEN RAVINE.

    “HERE NOW HERE!” THE FAMILY SURROUNDED HER BED.

    “JUST LET ME LIE,” SHE WHISPERED.

    HER AILMENT COULD NOT BE SEEN IN ANY MICROSCOPE; IT WAS A MILD BUT EVER-DEEPENING TIREDNESS, A DIM WEIGHTING OF HER SPARROW BODY; SLEEPY; SLEEPIER; SLEEPIEST.

    AS FOR HER CHILDREN AND HER CHILDREN’S CHILDREN-IT SEEMED IMPOSSIBLE THAT WITH SUCH A SIMPLE ACT, THE MOST LEISURELY ACT IN THE WORLD, SHE COULD CAUSE SUCH APPREHENSION.

    “GREAT-GRANDMA, NOW LISTEN- WHAT YOU’RE DOING IS NO BETTER THAN BREAKING A LEASE. THIS HOUSE WILL FALL DOWN WITHOUT YOU. YOU MUST GIVE US AT LEAST A YEAR’S NOTICE!”

    GREAT-GRANDMA OPENED ONE EYE. NINETY YEARS GAZED CALMLY OUT AT HER PHYSICIANS LIKE A DUST-GHOST FROM A HIGH CUPOLA WINDOW IN A FAST EMPTYING HOUSE. “TOM…?”

    THE BOY WAS SENT, ALONE, TO HER WHISPERING BED.

    “TOM,” SHE SAID, FAINTLY, FAR AWAY, “IN THE SOUTHERN SEAS THERE’S A DAY IN EACH MAN’S LIFE WHEN HE KNOWS IT’S TIME TO SAY GOOD-BY AND SAIL AWAY, AND HE DOES, AND IT’S NATURAL-IT’S JUST HIS TIME. THAT’S HOW IT IS TODAY. I’M SO LIKE YOU SOMETIMES, SITTING THROUGH SATURDAY MATINEES UNTIL NINE AT NIGHT WHEN WE SEND YOUR DAD TO BRING YOU HOME. TOM, WHEN THE TIME COMES THAT THE SAME COWBOYS ARE SHOOTING THE SAME INDIANS ON THE SAME MOUNTAINTOP, THEN IT’S BEST TO FOLD BACK THE SEAT AND HEAD FOR THE DOOR, WITH NO REGRETS AND NO WALKING BACKWARD UP THE AISLE. SO, I’M LEAVING WHILE I’M HAPPY AND STILL ENTERTAINED”.

    DOUGLAS WAS SUMMONED NEXT TO HER SIDE.

    “GRANDMA, WHO’LL SHINGLE THE ROOF NEXT SPRING?”

    EVERY APRIL FOR AS FAR BACK AS THERE WERE CALENDERS, YOU THOUGHT YOU HEARD WOODPECKERS TAPPING THE HOUSETOP. BUT NO, IT WAS GREAT-GRANDMA, SOMEHOW TRANSPORTED, SINGING, POUNDING NAILS, REPLACING SHINGLES, HIGH IN THE SKY!

    “DOUGLAS,” SHE WHISPERED, “DON’T EVER LET ANYONE DO THE SHINGLES UNLESS IT’S FUN FOR THEM.”

    “YES’M”

    “LOOK AROUND COME APRIL, AND SAY, “WHO’D LIKE TO FIX THE ROOF?’ AND WHICHEVER FACE LIGHTS UP IS THE FACE YOU WANT, DOUGLAS. BECAUSE UP THERE ON THAT ROOF YOU CAN SEE THE WHOLE TOWN GOING TOWARD THE COUNTRY AND THE COUNTRY GOING TOWARD THE EDGE OF THE EARTH AND THE RIVER SHINING, AND THE MORNING LAKE, AND BIRDS ON THE TREES DOWN UNDER YOU, AND THE BEST OF THE WIND ALL AROUND ABOVE.

    ANY ONE OF THOSE SHOULD BE ENOUGH TO MAKE A PERSON CLIMB A WEATHER VANE SOME SPRING SUNRISE. IT’S A POWERFUL HOUR, IF YOU GIVE IT HALF A CHANCE……….

    HER VOICE SANK TO A FLUTTER.

    DOUGLAS WAS CRYING.

    SHE ROUSED HERSELF AGAIN. “NOW, WHY ARE YOU DOING THAT?”

    “BECAUSE,” HE SAID, “YOU WON’T BE HERE TOMORROW.”

    SHE TURNED A SMALL HAND MIRROR FROM HERSELF TO THE BOY. HE LOOKED AT HER FACE AND HIMSELF IN THE MIRROR AND THEN AT HER FACE AGAIN AS SHE SAID, “TOMMORROW MORNING I’LL GET UP AT SEVEN AND WASH BEHIND MY EARS; I”LL RUN TO CHURCH WITH CHARLIE WOODMAN; I’LL PICNIC AT ELECTRIC PARK; I’LL SWIM, RUN BAREFOOT, FALL OUT OF TREES, CHEW SPEARMINT GUM…..DOUGLAS,

    DOUGLAS, FOR SHAME! YOU CUT FINGERNAILS, DON’T YOU?”

    “YES’M”

    “AND YOU DON’T YELL WHEN YOUR BODY MAKES ITSELF OVER EVERY SEVEN YEARS OR SO, OLD CELLS DEAD AND NEW ONES ADDED TO YOUR FINGERS AND YOUR HEART. YOU DON’T MIND THAT, DO YOU?”

    “NO’M”

    “WELL, CONSIDER THEN, BOY. ANY MAN SAVES FINGERNAIL CLIPPINGS IS A FOOL. YOU EVER SEE A SNAKE BOTHER TO KEEP HIS PEELED SKIN? THAT’S ABOUT ALL YOU GOT HERE TODAY IN THIS BED IS FINGERNAILS AND SNAKE SKIN.

    ONE GOOD BREATH WOULD SEND ME UP IN FLAKES. IMPORTANT THING IS NOT THE ME THAT’S LYING HERE, BUT THE ME THAT’S SITTING ON THE EDGE OF THE BED LOOKING BACK AT ME, AND THE ME THAT’S DOWNSTAIRS COOKING SUPPER, OR OUT IN THE GARAGE UNDER THE CAR, OR IN THE LIBRARY READING. ALL THE NEW PARTS, THEY COUNT. I’M NOT REALLY DYING TODAY. NO PERSON EVER DIED THAT HAD A FAMILY. I’LL BE AROUND A LONG TIME. A THOUSAND YEARS FROM NOW A WHOLE TOWNSHIP OF MY OFFSPRING WILL BE BITING SOUR APPLES IN THE GUMWOOD SHADE. THAT’S MY ANSWER TO ANYONE ASKS BIG QUESTIONS! QUICK NOW, SEND IN THE REST!

    AT LAST THE ENTIRE FAMILY STOOD, LIKE PEOPLE SEEING SOMEONE OFF AT A RAIL STATION, WAITING IN THE ROOM.

    “WELL,” SAID GREAT-GRANDMA, “THERE I AM. I’M NOT HUMBLE, SO IT’S NICE SEEING YOU STANDING AROUND MY BED. NOW NEXT WEEK THERE’S LATE GARDENING AND CLOSET-CLEANING AND CLOTHES BUYING FOR CHILDREN TO DO. AND SINCE THE PART OF ME WHICH IS CALLED, FOR CONVENIENCE, GREAT-GRANDMA , WON’T BE HERE TO STEP IT ALONG, THOSE OTHER PARTS OF ME CALLED UNCLE BERT AND LEO AND TOM AND DOUGLAS, AND ALL THE OTHER NAMES, WILL HAVE TO TAKE OVER, EACH TO HIS OWN”.

    “YES, GRANDMA.”

    “I DON’T WANT ANY HALLOWEEN PARTIES HERE TOMORROW. DON’T WANT ANYONE SAYING ANYTHING SWEET ABOUT ME; I SAID IT ALL IN MY TIME AND MY PRIDE. I’VE TASTED EVERY VICTUAL AND DANCED EVERY DANCE; NOW THERE’S ONE TUNE I HAVEN’T WHISTLED. BUT I’M NOT AFRAID. I’M TRULY CURIOUS. DEATH WON’T GET A CRUMB BY MY MOUTH I WON’T KEEP AND SAVOR. SO DON’T WORRY OVER ME. NOW, ALL OF YOU GO, AND LET ME FIND MY SLEEP….”

    SOMEWHERE A DOOR CLOSED QUIETLY.

    “THAT’S BETTER.” ALONE, SHE SNUGGLED LUXURIOUSLY DOWN THROUGH THE WARM SNOWBANK OF LINEN AND WOOL, SHEET AND COVER, AND THE COLORS OF THE PATCHWORK QUILT WERE BRIGHT AS THE CIRCUS BANNERS OF OLD TIME. LYING THERE, SHE FELT AS SMALL AND SECRET AS ON THOSE MORNINGS EIGHTY-SOME-ODD

    YEARS AGO WHEN, WAKENING, SHE COMFORTED HER TENDER BONES IN BED.

    A LONG TIME BACK, SHE THOUGHT, I DREAMED A DREAM, AND THAT WAS THE DAY I WAS BORN. AND NOW?, NOW ?, LET ME SEE………..

    SHE CAST HER MIND BACK. WHERE WAS I? SHE THOUGHT.

    NINETY YEARS……..HOW TO TAKE UP THE THREAD AND THE PATTERN OF THAT LOST DREAM AGAIN? SHE PUT OUT A SMALL HAND.

    THERE………YES, THAT WAS IT. SHE SMILED. DEEPER IN THE WARM SNOW HILL SHE TURNED HER HEAD UPON HER PILLOW. THAT WAS BETTER. NOW, YES, NOW SHE SAW IT SHAPING IN HER MIND QUIETLY, AND WITH A SERENITY LIKE A SEA MOVING ALONG AN ENDLESS AND SELF-REFRESHING SHORE. NOW SHE LET THE OLD DREAM TOUCH AND LIFT HER FROM THE SNOW AND DRIFT HER ABOVE THE SCARCE-REMEMBERED BED.

    DOWNSTAIRS, SHE THOUGHT, THEY ARE POLISHING THE SILVER, AND RUMMAGING THE CELLAR, AND DUSTING IN THE HALLS. SHE COULD HEAR THEM LIVING ALL THROUGH THE HOUSE.

    “IT’S ALL RIGHT,” WHISPERED GREAT-GRANDMA, AS THE DREAM FLOATED HER. “LIKE EVERYTHING ELSE IN THIS LIFE, IT’S FITTING.”

    AND THE SEA MOVED HER BACK DOWN THE SHORE…

    RAY BRADBURY ~
    DANDELION WINE

  34. My prayers are with you Ikkar.

    My prayers are also with Joel David.

    Hey FEd (and everybody) I had fun in the chatroom today, though ash and I did get bit tipsy. . .it was really cool.

    Thanks for making this personal thing of David’s a great public service as well. I am hooked.

    Lucia, my favorite food thing in the world are white truffles, and the best ones I’ve ever had came from Piedmont, so don’t take too seriously my love of French cooking. . . 😉

  35. Ikkar — just wanted to say I was sorry to hear of your loss. I’m thinking of you today.

    David Hooks — congratulations on the birth of your son! You’ll have to tell us what his first DG/PF tune was.

    Shawn raised a great question, and I think this pretty much sums it up. DG/PF music touches me because the themes reflect the range of human emotion and experience. The music often features an “edge” right next to intense lyrical beauty — much like life itself. Chances are — whatever you’ve experienced or felt in your life, there’s a DG/PF song somewhere that addresses it.

  36. Caption: (must be said with sultry female voice)

    ‘Secret, it’s not just for women anymore. . .’

  37. Nutmeg? – I think is perfect – I hope my son will agree.

    Thank you
    Top

    [My pleasure, mate. – Features Editor]

  38. I guess the gremlins in the system ate the message that I sent in to this entry yesterday. I did get a confirmation stating a thank you for commenting but I don’t see the entry posted.

    It’s not a big deal from my end, the message just simply stated a thank you to Guy. Just thought I would let you know that all appeared like it worked correctly when in fact it didn’t.

    Thanks.

    Andrew

    [It’s been a bastard all week, to be perfectly honest with you. Hopefully it’ll be put right soon. Thanks for letting us know. – Features Editor]

  39. Hi FEd and all,

    One more time thank you FEd,for your style and fantasy and for a lot of ideas since March beginning… now a lot of friends and love …great brain and heart!

    diana

    [Thanks very much, Diana. – Features Editor]

  40. Ikkar sorry for your loss, my prayers are with you.

    Best wishes for little Joel David, congrats Dave.

    Nice picture I can’t wait to see what is number one and very patiently awaiting the replies from Mr. Pratt.

    Hope everyone has a great day…..you too Fed!!!

  41. [I don’t believe in anything,]

    Ikkar, I know, it’s at the same time hard and easy to say, but I think we all have to believe in the miracle of life, little Joël David is born, and you, Ikkar, you have a wonderful daughter…

    Vous savez déjà combien j’ai pensé et je pense à vous, et je pense aussi que votre présence et votre affection ont été jusqu’au bout un très grand réconfort pour votre Maman et continueront de l’être pour votre Papa.

    Toute affection

    Michèle

  42. [I’m happy to share your upset with the world, including Mr Gilmour, who reads the blog and takes everything you say into consideration (sometimes with a pinch of salt, I should hope, but still). I definitely feel that David is absolutely not in it for the money. I hardly think that someone who could give away a large house is too bothered about counting pennies for some reason. Could it not just have been a band joke? Do you know how many people were involved in that tour or anything of the logistics of carting band, crew, their gear, their families and all the assorted hangers-on around the world? Maybe two wouldn’t be enough. – Features Editor]

    One thing is I’m not sure how to use the forum, (AKA “Blog”) I may not be using it correctly, but I could not find anywhere else to rise this issue I have, (old school, lets take on the phone or even better yet in person type guy). I’m a HUGE lifetime fan of “Pink Floyd”, (at least in my life time). I’m not upset with world, just a little disappointed with David, (he didn’t give the house to me, just kidding).

    It may have been a joke I’m not sure. I’ve only seen the clip twice on Public TV, yet even with this one issue I have, the only thing I’ve asked for X-Mas this year is that DVD (the Pulse) from my wife.

    Yes I have seen the Album covers with the hugh amounts of equipment use by the band and that was from a long time ago, I’m sure they need more than two planes now.

    I’m 46 years of age, I have seen the Band and it’s single members or missing members concerts as well, every time they appear here in the Detroit area. The first time was at Olympia Stadium (where the Detroit Red Wings use to play), I think that was in the mid Seventies.

    Once I get the DVD I will be able to view it again in it’s full length. I just hope it was a joke it just hit me in the wrong way for eveything I thought “Pink Floyd” was about. I will still and will always listen and enjoy, play air guitar, drums and sax to all the tunes I love some very much.

  43. [the preview pane is still not working right – can see my name but not my post]

    What about that ? I didn’t ever use that preview pane, but so, I tried, and that perfectly works ! I can see my complete comment in the “preview window”…and my name too…or maybe I don’t understand anything …

    However, many posts have been lost, I think, yesterday afternoon ?

    Michèle

    [Today (Thursday) is the first time I’ve been able to access your posts since Monday, Michèle. As always, the majority of what came through will be published. My apologies if any posts have been lost. There have been some problems with the blog server this week and a few things appear to be amiss. Hopefully everything will be put right soon. – Features Editor]

  44. Ikkar, a heart felt astral blessing is sent your way, I have lost both of my parents. My dad (a guitarist)in 1999 and my mom in 2001. I still want to pick up the phone and call my mom sometimes. Although she is not here in the flesh, she is here always.

    I do not believe in god or anything, myself, but I do consider myself a pagan. I am my own higher power, and I control my own feelings, thoughts and actions. Just remember to let yourself grieve at YOUR own pace.

    Penny

  45. [he is wearing underarm ant-perspirant! -Ian Pearson]

    The Ants are comming to take me away, ha-ha
    The Ants are comming to take me away, he-he

    Oh hell, where’s Bianca when you need her?

    Lucia, hook me up (book me) for the horse scene. . . .riding a horse is one of the most amazing things in the world!

    oh and Top, Nutmeg is great, but with blue eyes you might consider David. . .of course. . .I don’t want to be biased. . .but maybe Nutmour. . .Nutgil. . .Gilnut. . .Davemore. . .Davenut. . .Nutcase. . .Marcus. . Pinknut. . .Floydmore. . .Gloyd. . .oh hell. . .I got wayyyyy too drunk with ash earlier. . .

  46. [ I’m going to take a female dog, a mongrel, nut colour with blue eyes, I’m looking for the right name. Any suggestion? -Posted by: topazia43]

    [Nutmeg? – Features Editor]

    HaHa!…May I also suggest “The Wallnut”

  47. Ikkar, Fed spoke for me as well, I`m so sorry to hear of your loss, my thoughts are with you.

  48. Dear Ikkar,

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Others can speak more eloquently than I, but hold on to your memories and she will live on forever in your heart.

    Love and peace!
    Gabrielle
    Washington State

  49. The third best photo is great, a content man contented(not conceited) with the making of a great number one album!

    It was my Nan in early january who told me David was making a new record and that is how i found DG.com. My point being, I can`t believe how time has gone so quickly, it all seems like yesterday!

    Anyway enough of my rambling.
    Adrian.

    P.S Congratulations to Dave for the arrival of Baby Joel David!(great name by the way mate!).

  50. ikkar i am very sorry for your loss . i hope the memories of your mother will sustain you in this difficult time . i will be thinking of you .

    no one leaves you when they live in your heart and miind – marillion estonia .

    as to the rst of you i should be just coming in from work at 15-00 tomorrow so see you then . i could be a little bit late though depends on what deliveries i have on .

    united v liverpool on sunday fet ed . i hope we will still be freinds after it 🙂

    peace to all here .
    Linda Island Lady

    [It’s always an eventful one, isn’t it? – Features Editor]

  51. Ikkar,

    Please don’t think we would find your post boring. This is above all a place where you can express how you feel.

    Remember that your mother is alive in your heart, you will always have that love inside you.

  52. Ikkar, this entire community is with you. We are all sorry for your loss. We completely agree with F’Ed that one must take comfort wherever one finds it. You are lucky for the presence of David Gilmour in your life. I know a lot of people whose moments of magic and loss are moments they bear in solitude. They have no diety to pray to, no hero to share with, no friends to cry with.

    Thank you for sharing your moments with us. We are all with you during what must be a very trying time. You don’t have to go it alone.

  53. I’m really sorry for your lost Ikkar. I can only say that being with your loved ones at this time can be a great comfort.

    Take Care,
    Thomas

  54. I’ve always preferred black & white photos for the outdoors, but this one captures David in the moment just fine and wouldn’t be as good in color. Nice work! : D

  55. [I’m going to take a female dog, a mongrel, nut colour with blue eyes, I’m looking for the right name. Any suggestion? – Posted by: topazia43 at October 17, 2006 03:34 PM]

    1) Ginger
    2) Castella
    3) Blue
    4) Sammy
    5) Seema

    …and those that didn’t make the cut….

    211) Roover
    212) Sponge Bob
    213) Roger
    214) The Mongrel Formerly Known as Sponge Bob
    215) eBayer
    216) Hootenanny
    217) Fedtopia

  56. Unrelated, but I thought I’d share this nonetheless.

    Not sure if you get “The Weather Channel” in the UK and elsewhere outside the United States, but it is a 24 hour a day weather channel on cable. They usually play elevator music during the local weather forecasts.

    Tonight, they were playing Run Like Hell from Delicate Sound of Thunder. It’s not the first time I’ve heard scores from Pink Floyd on The Weather Channel during the local forecast.

    They’ve played Terminal Frost and Signs of Life from Momentary Lapse of Reason in the past.

  57. Wow, this evening my daughter and foster daughter were on their way to see a miniature horse that my daughter will be getting. As they were on a small bridge my daughter lost control of her car. The car ricocheted back and forth from one side rail to the other probably 4 times. The air bags never deployed. The car stopped with the driver side up against the rail and the passenger side doors were jammed, she had to kick out the window. Her car is completely totaled. The BIG miracle is that neither one of the girls were injured!!!

    I practice trying to “create” positive energy in our home and lives, today was one of my energy working days. Do you think it had anything to do with it?

    Penny

    [I don’t know, Penny, but I’m glad that they’re both alright. – Features Editor]

  58. ikkar, so sorry for your loss. remember….as long as memories remain the soul is immortal, so be thankful for all your great memories w/ her. be well and strong..

  59. Dear F.Ed,

    I’ m near to you, Ikkar in this moment so sad and hard.

    About the picture, I voted this one many times:we can see the man, the artist, the friend.

    Ciao Elisabetta

  60. Dearest Fed

    Nearly a year eehh.. Well we must have a special occassion for that!

    As I have said in previous posts, I come from an era when writing on such a blog was a bit passe. However, I have enjoyed this blog immensely. It has been great to read other peoples experiences/feelings and to contribute and especially the contributions from Guy which is fantastic (will be seeing you in November Guy). And of course dear Fed your input. This has ranged from crispy, pithy, outragious comment, but never without cause and often with humility and fun.

    It will be an extreme shame that a website where so many share a common interest and provide such good feelings throughout that it should come to an end. I for one would like to say, please please keep on going. I am now rambling and in danger of taking up my 2000 characters……

    Rock on all.

    [“Pithy” is one of my favourite words. Thanks for using it, Julian. – Features Editor]

  61. Ikkar, my heart goes out to you. My mom died six years ago and hardly a day goes by that I don’t think of her…sometimes I’m sad but usually I smile because she was a wonderful person and mother. I am lucky to have had her as my mom and to have been with her for so many years. I don’t believe in an afterlife so, yes, she’s gone, but she does live very brightly in my memory. I hope the same will be true for you.

    Becky

  62. I recently listened David’s last album and I have to confess I have become an adict. I listen to it every days, two or three times per day whan i’m at job and sometimes during the trip to my workplace.

    The album has a sweet and warm sound, just like those old mixing that we use to hear in releases like Animals or Dark side of the moon. It’s a new sound, a fresh album, and it’s purely David.

    Do you guys have considered scheduling a tour for south america? I thinks there`s a lot of people in Chile, Brazil an Argentina that would be very pleased of seeing David Gilmour’s last production alive.

    I’m writing you from the last country in South America, Chile, a country that has wonderful landscapes, good food and a lot of people who apprecciate good music.

    Best regards!!! Great album!!!! Come to visit us!!!!!

    Gustavo López
    Chile

  63. Ikkar, I am so sorry for your loss. I can’t imagine losing my mommy.

    I lost my grandmother at 5 this morning. She was 84 and had 12 children. People say she lived a good life but I see it differently. She had a long hard life. She was poor and always had to work harder than anyone should. She saw 4 of her own children pass two of which were murdered. She also saw 2 of her grandchildren pass one of which was murdered as well.She spent years caring for her sick husband until 17 yrs ago when he passed on. She was so tired.

    I guess my point is this.. Sometimes we can’t see the relief that comes with death for dealing with our own grief. And as far as you not knowing who to call out to, well I understand how you feel the need to come here to the blog. We are all sharing a common bond thru music.

    Anytime I need to think or get away I come here and read in peace. The world makes us hard and old and we all need a listening ear to make us feel understood. I hope you can find your peace.

    Your Blog Friend,
    Melissa(*_*)

  64. F*Ed,

    What’s the matter with the site? Are you not feeding the hamsters enough to properly run the wheel?

    Withdrawalingly Yours,
    🙂

    Matt

    [I don’t know if we need new hamsters, a new wheel, more food… – Features Editor]

  65. Hi FEd and Irregulars,

    FEd, is everything okay with you? No update for a while. Either you’ve REALLY overslept or you’ve painted yourself into a corner … that damned kitchen anyway!!!

    I’d like to welcome Joel David! It’s amazing to me that during the time a lot of us have been communicating with each other here on David’s site, this little guy went, as they say, from a gleam in his daddy’s eye to a full-fledged member of the Gilmourauders!! And then there’s Simon — just a couple more months and we’ll have another baby.

    Had a good time chatting yesterday and I hope to be able to join in tomorrow as well. I don’t think that I’m the only one who agrees with Shawn regarding more talk of the music and how it has impacted our lives, etc. Why is it that, even though I will occasionally go through a Bob Dylan, John Lennon, Joni Mitchell, etc. phase, I always come back to the music that David has been involved with, either with PF or solo, and I can listen to it endlessly and it never ceases to amaze, soothe, rock, or comfort me?

    Take care everyone — hope to ‘see’ you soon!

    Peace,
    Gabrielle
    Washington State

    [I should have overslept for all that I’ve been able to get done. You can’t bang your head against a brick wall when you’re sleeping, can you? Then again, I suppose you can. – Features Editor]

  66. I wondered where you were hidden all day, Fed, so I hired Sherlock Holmes, and he found you… he found you at the stade Chaban-Delmas of Bordeaux this night ! What a shame ! You were shouting ” A bas la France !”, you were howling for your Welsh striker Bellamy, and you were so happy with the goal of Crouch !

    Donc, félicitations pour la victoire de Liverpool, mais revenez nous vite, vous nous manquez terriblement …

    Michèle

    [I wish! I had to make do with watching it on TV. If we make it to the final in Athens, I will be there if I have to sell my soul. I think my soul is probably safe for another year, though. – Features Editor]

  67. Sorry to be off-topic but a note to FEd and Lucia:

    A local radio poll for a radio station in the NY area (WFUV) during their pledge drive asked listeners to pick their No. 1 Essential Album. The following is the list:

    1. Bob Dylan “Blood on the Tracks”
    2. Bruce Springsteen “Born to Run”
    3. The Beatles “Abbey Road”
    4. The Beatles “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”
    5. The Beatles “Rubber Soul”
    6. Joni Mitchell “Blue”
    7. The Beatles “The White Album”
    8. The Beatles “Revolver”
    9. Van Morrison “Moondance”
    10. The Clash “London Calling”

    Unfortunate that no PF made the list, in fact peculiar. And what the heck is it with all the Beatles stuff?? But the bigger question is: how did Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison and The Clash sneak into this list??

    Amusing.

    Andrew

    [Get in! Look at all those Beatles albums… – Features Editor]

  68. Ikkar,I’m sorry for your loss.It was nice to read about your cry to David,I hope in my heart your mother is in peace,in a place where every night there is a great gig to listen.I think Syd could make it,sure.A kiss from Italy to you and all your family.

    Hello FEd,I was at job all the week and this is my first post since some day…the chat?for me is often impossible for the time.When we can do one at midnight?

    Ciao
    Emi

    [When my insomnia returns, Emi. – Features Editor]

  69. [Caption: When it’s time to relax, one Beer stands clear–Beer after Beer……]

    Speaking of which…. spotted Mr.Gilmour polishing off a cold brewsky after a show in Oakland. You know that stuff will probably lead to some mind-altering psychedelic music;-)

    TTFN
    Tomi Sue

  70. Morning Fed. I’m sat at work listening once again to OAI and being a bit of a musician I was wondering if you could find out something about The Blue?

    The guitar style is unique on this track as David seems to be bending the notes a full octave, which is obviously impossible. Does he use a special effects unit to achieve this and if so what is it? Sadly I wasn’t close enough at RAH to see how this was done.

    Cheers…Mat

    [Being about as musical as half the acts in the current Top Ten (i.e. not very), I have no idea, but I’m sure someone will follow up on this. – Features Editor]

  71. [Lucia, my favorite food thing in the world are white truffles, and the best ones I’ve ever had came from Piedmont, so don’t take too seriously my love of French cooking. . . ;-)]

    Oh… Marcus, you’re breaking my heart !

    And Lucia, what did you tell Marcus behind my back in the chatroom …..? pas joli, joli tout ça…

    Michèle

  72. Marcus, you could say anything terrible about italian food and I will like you anyway! We already share some fantastic things…and what is a plate of spaghetti, after all! So, the horse role is your! Congratulation!

    L!

  73. Andrew, I know you love italian food and so you could publish the worse poll in the world and I’d like you anyway! I don’t worry about polls. There are not Pink Floyd, there are not Radiohead…the real genius have always been understood from few genius fans! While a lot of mediocre bands have been first in the polls for years and years. Probably they prefer doing more efforts with advertise than with music…

    FEd, my wonderful friend, I am not speaking about Dylan, of course! You know I am a Dylan fan now, thanks to you! Ah! And I discovered I know also an old, nice song sang from Joan Baez and titled “Love is just a four letters word”. If I am not wrong, we have that in a old Joan Baez album but it is by Dylan, right? Did they sang it together before Bob broke’s the poor Joan’s heart? 😉

    L!

    [Like all the best songs, it was written by Bob. – Features Editor]

  74. Mat,

    Yes, believe it. David can bend the notes a full octave without using any special effects other than his hand. It is just one of the things that makes him an amazing guitar player.

    Andrew

  75. Lucia,

    I love Italian food, I just don’t know how much it loves me…LOL.

    Polls are polls. I don’t pay much attention to them, I just find them interesting as to what others are thinking. And with this one, I just thought it was rather interesting that Dylan was #1 and Springsteen was #2 (goes back to the discussion from a few entries ago). And personally, I was pleased that Radiohead did not make that Top 10 list, it is bad enough that Joni Mitchell is there.

    Enjoy the pasta.

    Andrew

  76. [Like all the best songs, it was written by Bob. – Features Editor]

    I have already sent my curricul vitae to David! I am ready to get your job, after this sentence! But you can have success as chef in a welsh italian restaurant!

    L!

  77. CAPTION: hands up if you use rightguard hands down if you dont…….. go on take a deep breath now…………….

    Rgds Geoff Duffy ( Dublin )

  78. [I was pleased that Radiohead did not make that Top 10 list, it is bad enough that Joni Mitchell is there. – Andrew]

    It sounds not kind…but maybe is just my bad english understanding! So, do you think our speeches about Dylan and Springsteen have influenced the radio station’s listeners in that bad way? I need to improve my abilities of persuasion! 😉

    Anyway, just to be accurate:

    FUV Essential Albums – Listener Poll Results
    37. Radiohead, OK Computer
    70. Radiohead, The Bends
    71. Pink Floyd, The Wall

    I am happy enough for Radiohead…but Pink Floyd, only 71 with just one album…this is a shame! Give me the phone number of the radio station’s director. I have a complain!

    Anyway, Andrew, friend as before! Enjoy your dinner too!

    L!

  79. My condolences on your recent loss, Ikkar.

    May you find comfort and strength to get through this difficult period.

    Take care,
    Ralph

  80. To Fed:

    The Manic Street Preachers ? hmmm… isn’t it a PUNK band with a WILD reputation ?

    Would you be a wild fan of a wild band ?

    Et moi qui croyais vous connaître !

    Michèle

    [They’re less punky these days. – Features Editor]

  81. Glad to see your still with us Fed. No updates for a whole day and we gather up our pointy sticks and send out a search team. Thanks for the ideal chat time today!!

    Angelo and Marcus . .those dog names were too funny. LOL

    ~Erin

  82. Hi FEd,

    Because it was so quiet in here lately I was starting to worry that something was wrong. I guess this blog is becoming a bit like a daily paper for me nowadays. 🙂

    Lucia says earlier in this thread regarding the Atom Heart Mother Suite: [Then some other with motorbikes…what a show!] I’ll gladly provide the motorbike sound with my lovingly restored 1955 Triumph Thunderbird.

    Regards

    Julie

  83. Dear Fed, And you all…

    I don’t know how I can thank you for your kind words, so sweet hearts…Je ne m’attendais pas à autant de messages, si généreux…

    Ikkar, with all my love for all of you…

  84. Lucia,

    Friends always. Comments are never intended to give bad feelings. It’s all in fun. And it’s always fun to sometimes pick on people we like, even if they are crazy about Radiohead. Right FEd??

    Thanks.

    Andrew

    [Right. – Features Editor]

  85. Andrew,

    Picking on people is great! I ONLY do it to the ones I love the most. Here’s for ‘all in good fun’

    ~Erin

  86. “It’s all in fun. And it’s always fun to sometimes pick on people we like, even if they are crazy about Radiohead”

    Ah but Andrew, we are delicate flowers, Lucia, Marcus and I (as well as the many who fear to pop their heads above the parapet). Beneath our sunny exteriors lie tortured souls. Look at our kind of lyrics and you will see we need nurturing and support

    “One day
    I am gonna grow wings
    A chemical reaction
    Hysterical and useless
    Hysterical and let down and hanging around
    Crushed like a bug in the ground
    Let down and hanging around”

  87. Ah! Ah! Tim!!! I can image what Andrew, FEd and the others are thinking about these 3 poor depressed people!!!

    Anyway, Andrew, my nurse and my theraphy cost nearly 5.000$ a month – I am really a lot depressed and, joking a part, what Tim said is correct. If you like supporting me, I will be very grateful. You should help a poor, depressed lady!

    L!

    P.S. Tim, Marcus…if all go in the right way, this summer I will offer you a wonderful holiday together! We will go around the world listening to and singing loud Radiohead and Pink Floyd! Prepare the bags!!!

  88. Lucia,

    Of course you would not be so poor if you stopped paying so much for the nurse and therapy. And for the depression you should try to listen to some happy music, like The Loving Spoonful, The Electric Prunes or The Strawberry Alarm Clock. (Hmmm…how many even remember these bands???)

    Andrew

  89. Andrew,

    All power to you. The path to our redemption is indeed the power of positive thought – already our lyrics are reflecting this …

    “I’m on a roll, I’m on a roll
    This time, I feel my luck could change
    Kill me Sarah, kill me again with love
    It’s gonna be a glorious day

    Pull me out of the aircrash
    Pull me out of the lake
    I’m your superhero
    We are standing on the edge

    The Head of State has called for me by name
    But I don’t have time for him
    It’s gonna be a glorious day
    I feel my luck could change

    Pull me out of the aircrash
    Pull me out of the lake
    I’m your superhero
    We are standing on the edge”

    I shall now go and put on some happy Floyd – um, er, sod it I’ll play “Animals” again.

  90. [I shall now go and put on some happy Floyd – um, er, sod it I’ll play “Animals” again.]

    Tim C,

    Funny isn’t it. Technically speaking PF music is not in the happy category yet we all love it so much. Fact is, most of the topics are rather depressing. Its just not the kind of stuff you hear as background music in bars or clubs. Can you imagine a stripper trying to strip to Floyd or Gilmour music – maybe Take A Breath would work…LOL.

    That could be another interesting poll or rainy day blog…name the PF/Gilmour tune that sounds happy and makes you happy.

    Andrew

  91. Andrew,

    I thought for a moment you were going to suggest a poll for PF music to strip by !

    I guess anyone familiar with the Wall movie will have one in mind…

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