Happy Birthday to us


It’s the blog’s first birthday today, and the last blog day before Christmas, so I’d like to extend my thanks to everyone who has helped make the blog a success. (Er, that’s you lot: the readers and, more specifically, the writers.)

To celebrate, the chatroom will be open for most of the day (yes, it’s open now), so feel free to drop in for an imaginary tipple.

I hope you’ve enjoyed the highs, the lows and all that came in between – and hope you’ll join us for more of the same in 2007.

On behalf of everyone at davidgilmour.com, have a very Merry Christmas… and a Happy Birthday as well.

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’.

117 thoughts on “Happy Birthday to us”

  1. congratulations! It’s been an absolutly great year for the Blog. Remarkable is a word that springs to mind.

    (Raises Glass) TO The Blog! Happy Days!

  2. Yay, it’s a blog-day! Way to go, everyone. I regret not being here for the whole time, but it’s made for some fascinating reading nonetheless.

    Many happy returns!


  3. Bless all of you. And the happiest and best wishes to everyone. I can’t wait to do this again. . .

  4. Congratulations to our webmaster for the nice artwork and the celebration’s balloon! But where is the candle on the cake?!!!


  5. Happy Anniversary,

    It is always a great day when you did a whole Year in any Business…

    Well done and Merry Christmas and the most Happy New Year to the whole Team, You FEd, David and Polly and everyone from the Big Band and also to Gavin Elder if he reads me here…


  6. Happy, Happy Birthday, DG Blog! (FEd, you must be pretty proud….)

    Also, Merry Christmas, Happy Winter Solstice, Happy Holidays, Seasons Greetings, Happy Festivus…all those things to everyone!


  7. As a fellow Capricorn I’m fully aware of the difficulties in having a birthday around this time of year, so it’s important to celebrate accordingly.

    Happy 1st Birthday blog, may there be many more to follow.

    May I take the opportunity of specifically thanking you FEd for all the hard work you’ve put in this year. Have a great Christmas & New Year, be safe and may all your wishes come true.

    And of course, best wishes to all of my fellow bloggers. Bring on 2007.


  8. A very happy 1st birthday to the blog. I have been viewing this site since January and emailing on the blog for 10 months and would feel a bit lost if it wasn’t there any more.

    As I’m not sure if this is the last day for posting for awhile, I’d like to wish a Happy Christmas to David, Polly and family, and to you and yours, FEd, also to all the bloggers, especially to all the long-time faithfuls.

  9. Dear Fed,

    Thanks for this year with you… One year? Are you sure. Vous devez plaisanter? Pas déjà un an…

    Ah, ben peut-être, au fond…

    Merry Christmas to everyone!
    Ikkar, with love

    [Oui, c’est vrai. C’était une année fous. Joyeux Noël, mon ami. – Features Editor]

  10. Happy birthday to the blog!

    2006 has been a fantastic year for David’s fans and it wouldn’t have been the same without the blog and the community that has built up around it. I hope you all have a great Christmas and New Year and I look forward to meeting back here again in 2007.

    Enjoy your break Fed, you deserve it!

  11. Dear Fed,

    Happy Birthday/Anniversary!!

    A Brightly Blessed Holiday Season to you David and Polly and FEd and fellow bloggers.


  12. Happy 1st birthday to the blog!

    What a great way to communicate, and isn’t it exactly like Stephen Hawkings said: “all we need to do is to make sure we keep talking”; and most of all: what would this blog be without the tireless efforts of our fabulous Fed, the Great Communicator! Hope the blog will continue as long as possible!

    Have a nice weekend and Merry Christmas to you all out there!

  13. Hey folks,

    I would like to say Merry Christmas to all and to all congrats on making our blog such a success.

    Special toast to you FeEd for being such a fair and gracious hosthostess the past year. It never would heve worked without you.

    Cheers, Howard

  14. Happy Birthday to the Blog. May the blog keep going from strength to strength.

    Wish I could chat but am in the office.

    Happy Christmas to all.



  15. Happy Birthday to the Blog! (And to the great FEd then as well!)

    Best wishes to all for a very safe and happy holiday season.

    Merry Christmas!

  16. Happy Birthday Blog and many happy returns! Congratulations to FEd and everyone involved.

    My wife and I will be breaking a bottle of champagne over it this evening.


  17. Congratulations on a successful first year! I’m looking forward to the second.

    Merry Christmas to all.

  18. Happy Birthday DG Blog

    Special thanks to Fed, you do massive job here,
    For sure you are responsible for its success
    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you

    Have a wonderful Holidays

  19. Just a quick note to wish everyone the best at this Holiday season. No matter what occasion you celebrate or whether you simply view this as a chance to get together with friends and family, have fun.

    This blog has been great fun and inspiration to me and I would like to extend my heartfelt gratitude to all involved: participants, moderator and sponsor, well done.

  20. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!

    I cant tell you how much I enjoy the company of each and everyone of you.

    Friends…it’s the greatest thing in the world.

    A word containing up of three very special letters.


    Coincedence? I think not

    My best to all of you…


    [You’re too kind, Mr P. – Features Editor]

  21. Sorry, FEd

    ‘Foot-in-mouth’ moment – “… and the last blog day before Christmas”. I just noticed it!! Blame it on Christmas and trying to do too many things at once.

  22. Happy Christmas and Happy new year to all, David, the band, bloggers, and all the staff of this fantastic site!

    It was a pleasure spend the 2006 with you and will be a pleasure listen to you again in 2007!

    Buon Natale to you and your families! Ciao!


  23. Comment le monde a-t-il pu vivre 2005 années sans ce blog ? crazy !

    Not forgetting all these years before J.C.!


  24. CAPTION (my last for 2006):

    Archaeologist 1: Amazing! These scrolls…. they’re written in Aramaic.
    Archaeologist 2: What do they say?
    Archaeologist 1: This can’t be…
    Archaeologist 2: What is it!?
    Archaeologist 1: It reads…”The Word of Gilmour” *rolls open scroll further*
    Archaeologist 2: My God…a gnostic text? *kneels in reverence* How does it begin…?
    Archaeologist 1: *hand trembling* It reads…”And the all seeing ‘Eye of David’ looked down upon his creation, looked upon all its wonders, and saw that it was good…”

    (gaze at each other when in walks…)

    Archaeologist 3: Hey, the room next door is full of all these pointy sticks, scratched disks, post-it notes, and small blue flyers, plus one set of Groucho Marx glasses. What do you think they mean….

    Happy Anniversary Everyone, and Happy Holidays!!!

  25. Happy Birthday to the Blog. Can’t quite believe a full year has gone by …

    And while I have been an uber-slacker poster of late (yes, all of fall term – ouch!), the blog and the website have been a constant must read fix.

    Thank You to David & Polly, Band, Fed for this marvolous, wonderful year of music and community!

    Merry Christmas to everyone!

  26. Happy Birthday to the blog! May you have many more!

    Previous to this year, I did not think that any website would be worth visiting on a daily basis and/or posting to. You guys have proven me wrong. Well done!

    Keep up the good work!

  27. happy 1st birthday!!

    I have been a silent but regular reader of this great place for the last few months. what an amazing year for david gilmour and floyd fans out there.

    all the best to david, polly the rest of the crew and everyone in charge of this blog. FEd, thanks for a sense of great and sometime very dry humour.

    keep up your terrific work!

    happy holidays everyone!
    cheers, b.

  28. Wow! Happy 1st birthday! What progress you’ve made! Learning to crawl, then walk, now run… so much behind us… still far to go.

    Thanks for everything. It’s been a great year. Who would have ever imagined? David could have put a cd out and left it at that. The amount of time and effort by Davit et al has been amazing. Thanks.


  29. Happy Birthday FE’d!

    and a happy yule to you Mr G, the missus & bairns
    & all you crazy net people

    have a cool yule

  30. Awesome.

    Thanks for putting up with us for a year. Looking forward to what is being planned for the silver anniversary….only 24 more years.


  31. Happy first birthday to the blog. Merry Christmas to the blog. And a happy new year to the blog.

    Gary Hurley.
    London England.

  32. Happy birthday, blog.

    I first came here around January and have been posting regularly since then. It’s hard to believe that this blog has been with us for a year.

    This blog is almost as good as the music, the DVDs, the concerts.

    I used to read every posting to this blog, but there are simply too many now. It’s good that David’s fans have a place to congregate, and it is amazing to realize just how many fans there are. Still, there is a great feeling when a place is yours; you lose that feeling when the place becomes as populated as this blog has become.

    Rudders, and Lucia, and Angelo Ortiz, and Ian Pearson, and Deborah, have each left their own unique mark on this place. Bless you for that.

    There are many others whose names have become instantly recognizable, and countless more who contribute to the blog as well (even if they don’t have the name recognition). Everyone together makes this the special place that it is, making it a true democracy. Bless you all for what you do.

    If you are reading these words, bless you for taking part in this wonderful community.

  33. Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!

    Doing a great job Fed, some of your replies make me howl with laughter.

    “How to win friends and influence people” could be your first book.


  34. Wow one year already. Thanks to everyone including all the bloggers (I’m guilty though for not posting) for such an interesting year. Happy Birthday.

  35. Happy Bithday to us


    Merry Christmas for you Fed and and of course for David and his family and his musicians and friends.

    I was nearly every day at this page and i will do that next year. Make on with this in the same way.

    And i must say, the best moment in this year was for me and my wife the great gig in Hamburg in march. Hope to see this soon again.

    All the best from Trier in Germany

  36. Congratulations and Happy Birthday. It’s been fun reading “The Blog”.

    Happy Holidays to you all and stay safe!

  37. Happy Christmas and a Great New Year 2007 for you all

    For the Team of the Blog and for David Gilmour and his family


    Have a great Christmas Fed, Mr Gilmour his family and his band :o)

    Merry Christmas to everyone.

  39. Andreas! Guten tag! Wow! Trier!!! I’ve been there! Reading your post sparked a brief memory in my mind from when I lived in Mannheim and visited Trier back in ’87! I LOVED Germany and hope to visit again someday (live in Southern California).

    Anyway, Merry Christmas fellow blogger!


  40. Happy Birthday DG Blog!

    And happy holidays to everyone. FEd, hope you have a nice & relaxing vacation!

    Much love,

  41. Happy Birthday to the Blog.

    Thank you for giving me such a lot of fun, entertainment, information and inspiration during this year. I´m looking forward to the next one.

    Merry Christmas !


  42. Happy Birthday to the blog and Merry Christmas to all and i hope Santa will bring you everything you want and good health to all.


  43. I just want to wish all my fellow bloggers a Merry Xmas and happy new year.

    2006 has been a great year, due in no small part to the Gilmours, and it’s been great seeing the birth and growth of this wonderful global community, and travelling this road with you all.

    Much love and best wishes to all of you.

    Onwards and upwards!

  44. One more thing..

    Can we all promise to raise a glass to our tireless and fearless fed over the festive season.


  45. many congratulations to the blog and especially to you fed for making it so interesting and quite amusing.

    I just want to add a very merry xmas to all fellow bloggers from around the globe to Dave and Polly and family and to you fed.


    ps im not too keen on xmas myself its all a bit bah hubug.

  46. Congratulations and Happy Anniversary to the wonderful and fun David Gilmour blog and the bloggers and our fantastic FE’d.

    A very merry Christmas, happy holidays, felicitations or however you are choosing to celebrate or enjoy this time of year. My best to you all.

    See you next week, when I hope to have some time to catch up with this site. (Love the last two pictures here…David in what looks to be a hallway and the wonderful blue of the OAI Tour book and part of David’s face. permission to sigh!).

    love you all,

  47. Happy Birthday to the best website on the whole web.

    My BD is on the 31st if anyone would like to send gifts. Haha.

    Love and Happy Holidays to all DG fans and friends of DG!

    Elizabeth in the Midwest USA

  48. Happy 1st Birthday! What a banner year it has been.

    Fed you are truly wonderful.

    Renee B.
    Fontana, Ca USA

  49. Oh ! I’ve difficulties to leave the Blog…

    Merry Christmas to David, Polly and their kids…


  50. Happy Birthday, Blog. I’ve had a blast these past 11 months (I didn’t discover you until January).

    Thanks for ALL the information on the tours and the band, meeting new people, enjoying a lot of laughs, reading Guy’s messages(!). It’s been a memorable year.

    Thank you fellow bloggers, Fed, Polly, the band, and especially David!


  51. Merry Christmas and happy 1st birthday!!!!!

    Hey Fed,tomorrow I’ll pick my copy of ‘Pulse’…it’s all ok!!!


  52. HO HO HO! MERRY CHRISTMAS to David Glimour, Polly and their Family and all the members of the band.Plus To Fed who has made this a wonderful place to come to and all the blogers out.I hope your holidays will be Bless and Joyful.

    God Bless you all,

    P.S Also Happy Birthday to a great Web Site and can’t wait to see what next year will bring.

  53. happy birthday and many happy returns. it’s been a great year, and you’ve done more than i ever expected. it’s that personal touch that makes it all so special. the interaction, the constant news updates, the fun and smiles, and the music. i love you davidgilmour.com, and everyone in the family there. thanks for everything.

  54. Dear Everyone,

    Merry Christmas, Happy Winter Solstice, Happy Chanukah, Happy Kwanzaa, Happy Holidays, Happy Birthday, Happy New Year 2007, Happy Festivus, Feliz Navidad, Joyeux Noël, and Seasons Greetings (I think I covered ’em all).

    So break the bread and pour the wine, we need no blessings its just par-tee time. Have a safe and happy holidays!!!


  55. Wow, over a year of Davidgilmour.com. Well then I guess I will have to congradulate you guys. Congradulations! Seems to come to mind just months a go that I was worried about the start of the tour, but a year has gone by. wow.



  57. Happy 1-st Birthday, baby bloggy!

    I hope for your 2-nd and others in future with same joyful mood!

  58. Congratulations on the Blog’s first Birthday and a merry Christmas to all.

    2006 has been one good year for people that enjoy real music. I just hope 2007 can come somewhere close! The RAH DVD will certainly be a fantastic start.

    I’ll be doing just as Guy suggested (It never takes much of a reason for me at this time of the year, but this one’s worth while) in raising a glass containing a good quality Malt in honour of our FED and all the great events of 2006. Cheers!

  59. Doing it now Guy..Cheers fed!…and here’s one for you Mr. Pratt!..all the best to you and yours during this festive time and forever after!


  60. Raising my glass of cranberry juice in a toast to the Blog, FEd, Irregulars and Semi-Irregulars alike!

    It’s been a very fun and special year. Lots of music, talk, the occasional argument, some sad moments, but always wonderful people to share in the experiences.

    Thanks to David and Polly. And thanks to Guy for checking in with the lunatics when he can.

    Now everyone (and I mean this in the best sense of the word) BLOW and make a wish!

    Here’s wishing all man/woman-kind a very merry, happy, joyous ___________________ (fill in holiday of your choice) and a happy, healthy, peaceful new year!

    Peace, love and understanding always!
    Washington State

  61. Happy Birthday to the blog, and as Becky said “Happy Festivus”…to the rest of us. 😉

    [Can we all promise to raise a glass to our tireless and fearless fed over the festive season. -Guy]


    Happy Holidays to the Gilmours, all the band, crew, everyone at dg.com and you all.


  62. Happy Birthday to our beloved blog!

    It’s been a great one for me – I’ve been getting all our David Gilmour info on a steady basis, been able to check out setlist, been able to buy tickets through the web and just lurking to see if Guy Pratt checked in… Thanks FED!

    Merry X-mas to all of you!


  63. Can’t let this auspicious day pass without wishing the blog, and all those who sail in her, a very happy birthday.

    A little peace on earth would go down well at this moment so here’s to just that – and a wonderful Christmas to all of us.

  64. Thank you guys, you have improved my computer skills and made learning fun. I might get up the nerve to try the chatroom in 2007.


  65. The next year in my country Argentina, me and friends gonna say that the world is going down, we gonna show our small candle, we want to light the dark side of human 😀

    we gonna start with grafittis, is a way (small) to start, better that to stay sit when all still happen

  66. P.S. Happy belated birthday to both Becky and ayako! I’m late with everything. I haven’t even sent off last year’s holiday cards yet!

    And what’s up with Geoff … baby yet?? Let us know. That goes for Simon as well!

    Washington State

  67. Happy Birthday to everyone associated with the best and all-time greatest blog. Time sure flys when you are having fun. Happy Holidays!

  68. guy,

    i’m raising a glass to our fed right now. best wishes for a pleasant and relaxing holiday season. you work way to hard. and you rock out really well. wink.

  69. Hi Fed – just a short note to wish you Happy Anniversary -> Thanks for all you’ve done! This has been a great year for David Gilmour fans!

    My Arnold Layne single & vinyl have been ordered -now awaiting the DVD release of RAH! (Still hoping for a Live CD as well)

    Seasons Greetings, Happy Holidays & Merry Christmas to:

    David & Polly, The Band, Fellow Bloggers and the Mighty FED


  70. Happy 1st, everyone.

    I’m just wondering, Polly, what are you giving David for Xmas. He would be difficult to buy for if you know what I mean. How about a trip to Brazil, all expenses payed for? OK, kick me now.

    Thank You David, this means a lot to all of us. The Fed said we will carry on until January . Let’s hope we can squeak it into March.

    True Story: By the way, my wife’s birthday is Mar. 8th, our new dog is March 7th, did I forget somebody else? Go figure!! So ironic indeed.

    We are tripping the light fantastic somewhere in the Carribeans for her Xmas and birthday present in March. Don’t know where though, any thoughts people??

    Undecided Frank Floyd.

  71. Best wishes to all of you. The music and this community have been such a wonderful experience this year.

    Thank you all,

  72. Your music inspired more generations then our mind’s can ever fathem and i thank you.

    please never give up on your fans? none of us will ever give up on the future’s potential of a happy reunion.

  73. Happy birthday and of course merry christmas to David Gilmour, Polly and everyone behind this wunderful website! And of course to you Fed!

    never thought that after Davids Tour there will be still some action on the website. Most sites close after the events! But here its going on and on .. thanx for all the suprises and all the stuff on this website!!!

    bye from austria


  74. Dear All!

    Happy Birthday, may there many more years to come………

    Have a very Gilmour Christmas and a great David New Year!!!!!


  75. Happy 1st birthday blog !

    It’s been a rough week on this end after having had abdominal surgery but the good news is that I get to go home from the hospital in time for Christmas. Full recovery of course is a bit away.

    So a very Merry Christmas to you F.Ed and my fellow bloggers and look forward to more next year.


    [Get well soon, Nisha. – Features Editor]

  76. Some very special folks here and thanks for allowing me the privilege and honour to share in your lives.

  77. Happy anniversary, and thank you for an unforgetable 2006 with you all.

    Marry Christmas and a happy new year.

    Auguri a tutti

  78. happy birthday to the blog and merry christmas to everyone reading this message.

    i’ve really enjoyed the blog and getting to know you all. long may it live on.

    love to you all. x

  79. Happy Holidays to all.

    Raise a glass to F*ed for a great year of news, information sharing and fun.

    To David and Polly, thanks for all the goodies this year.

    Best wishes to all you bloggers.


  80. Congratulations and thank you for what you’ve done this year.

    I just want to wish to my idol Mr Gilmour, his family and his staff a merry christmas and a happy new year.


  81. Happy Birthday DB Blog!!

    It really is a fantastic blog, many thanks to all those responsible for it.

    Peace, David.

  82. happy birthday to the blog, to the bloggers and thanks from the deep of my hearth David, Polly and FED for this wonderful year.


  83. Congratulations!

    Happy Birthday to the best blog! Cheers FEd and all fellow bloggers and happy new year.

    Greetings from Berlin/Germany


    I love this time a year, and every year just gets better, there are more decorations, more memories,more things to look forward too. It’s a time when may have a chance to see whats become of long lost family members. A time to listen to old classic Christmas toons, and find out if anybody is going to add a new one this year? And it’s not just the smell of brandy comming out of something you made yourself to drink. It’s the smell of candles, pine, an open fire (if you have a fire place like me), and all those delectable goodies…. Yes! goodies!….scrumptious wonderfull morsels of goodness, mmmmmmm, my mouth is watering just thinking about a double cream lemon pie right now. How about the world famous “Enstroms Toffie”, all the boxes of chocolates and candies, not to mention the Christmas feast…..well, you know what I mean.

    This time of year is also a time for those of us getting older, to simply disregaurd our better judgement, and gorge ourselves on whatever the hell we want. Why not we’ve earned it, we have spent most of the year watching what we eat, and in a way it’s kind of like payday. We don’t care about the consequences, we’ll worry about that at the beginning of the new year. After all, why do they make Tums, Malox, and Prilosec anyway…there’s poeple who work in the plants that manufacture that stuff…we need to support theyre jobs! … Come to think of it we will be supporting pastry chefs and candie makers as well, it’s all good!

    Well Fed, Bloggers, David, Polly, and band;

    Merry Merry Christmas

  85. I cannot believe it has been a year. I hope next year is as exciting as this past year.

    Happy Birthday, Blog. And, Happy Holidays to everyone else.

  86. That’s all for 2006, folks.

    Thank you for the assorted greetings and a very Merry Christmas to all.

    Hope to see you again in 2007.

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