Shameless Self-Promotion

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There hasn’t been much of it since we donned jackboots and started stamping down on the inclusion of links with your posts, but we all know that there have been some pretty shameless examples of self-promotion.

Our shortlist already consists of:

1. Those who have mentioned their fansite at every opportunity, and
2. Those who have kept banging on about their tribute band.

Do send us any other general nominations for our Most Shameless Self-Promotion award – being careful not to give any direct publicity to individuals, of course – and, if nothing more, we can all get our pointy sticks out and wave them at the sinners.

My nomination goes to a certain mental health charity for their ignorant, crass and choreographed exploitation of Syd’s death.

If you can think of a fourth example, please let us know.

Don’t forget that the chatroom will be open from 1PM (UK time) today…

And don’t forget to keep voting for us in the Weblog Awards. We’re currently in second place. (Was that shameless self-promotion?)

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'.

132 thoughts on “Shameless Self-Promotion”

  1. keep voting!!! we’re still in second place.

    that mental health charity has got to win this one, fed. shame on them.

    i’ve been fed up of webmasters not just plugging their sites here but copying your news word-for-word. how sad is that?

    [Yes, we all know who does that… – Features Editor]

  2. [we can all get our pointy sticks out and wave them at the sinners.]

    Haha Fed

    That’s next to impossible, for I have still not received my pointy stick, with which to wave at them. So I may just have to watch.

    Plus, I have no idea who these sinners are yet, so I will have to work my way through this forest of posts.

    It’s like we’re playing hide and go seek in the blog.

    Melissa(*_*)

    [It’s the post office, honest. – Features Editor]

  3. Wow ! Fed ! Le Père Noël vient de passer ! Et finalement, il est en avance !

    Le DVD est nickel-chrome, sa pochette aussi, ainsi que le tour book (une très délicate attention d’Anthill, comme le petit mot). Il ne reste plus qu’à déguster !

    Encore une fois mille mercis !

    Michèle

    [C’est bon savoir. Merci. Après la pluie le beau temps, non? – Features Editor]

  4. hmmm…can i consider this page just a joke and say Guy Pratt? 😉

    After all, also you, FEd, have written:

    [In continuing with Guy’s shameless hijacking of the blog…. – the Features Editor, October 13, 2006, Guy Pratt Q&A]

    But can I add the be hijacked by Guy was nice for all of us, I think!

    For the others shamless…I leave that the conscience of any of us works by itself…

    Have a nice day!

    L!

  5. Speaking of shameless, I’ve been voting as many times as I can. (Is that cheating? shame on me!) It seems no matter how far ahead we get those darn floating people keep staying ahead. Oh well, I guess we have until Friday.

  6. Happy Tuesday,

    [Plus, I have no idea who these sinners are yet, so I will have to work my way through this forest of posts.]

    Melissa, you said what I thought.

    Fed, could you enlighten us a little more or have I head in a bucket.

    Thanks
    Pete – Coventry

    [You don’t have to be specific. Who do you think has tried to use the blog for their own agenda in the most shameless way? The webmasters of fansites? People in tribute bands? Or anyone else you care to add to the list. – Features Editor]

  7. I don’t have a fansite – No need when we have davidgilmour.com

    I don’t have a tribute band – I’m not good enough to play in public

    But I did mention our Children In Need Charity Fun Day and invited everyone along, so I guess that’s sort of self promotion. Hope its not considered shameless?

    [Not in my book, mate. – Features Editor]

  8. Are “the sinners” that folk group called the spinners that has the “p” taken out of them?

    I forwarded the link re weblog awards to several friends to vote, which they have. So if everyone does this, cant see how we can lose unless we dont all care as much as we think.

    Ian Pearson

  9. Hi FEd,

    Seems to be once a week then as I did vote 2 days ago and they it said NO more…

    Which is fair, reminds me of meeting both mothers of Mat Lucas and David Walliams 2 years ago as they collected the NTA for their sons, they told me later ar the party that they were most Happy as they did call very many times to make sure their sons would win…

    Very talented for the mothers!!!!

    All the best and again Happy First Anniversary for the Blog.

    emmanuel

  10. Second place for the one bragging about what he could do with a paperclip, very embarrassing moment that was. I am a bit of a paperclipbender and glassblower myself you see : )

  11. Don’t know if you will answer that question, Fed, but does [we’re playing hide and go seek – Melissa] mean ” jouer à cache-cache” ?

    Michèle

    [Oui, c’est le jeu. – Features Editor]

  12. [we can all get our pointy sticks out and wave them at the sinners.]

    MOST SHAMELESS SELF PROMOTION

    OUR VERY OWN FED for promoting the pointy stick industry for which he is chairmen, tut tut tut

  13. Shameless Self Promotion…

    I used “Self Promotion” in my Blog entry for the Best Caption award…spooky! So in the spirit of the “Shameless” award I only feel it right that I nominate myself…

    But seriously… it has to be Guy Pratt for using this Blog to promote his one-man show and adding links to his own website! C’mon!

    “Ring, ring”

    Hang on… I need to take this call…

    “Yes… this is Rudders….. He is? He plays Bass for you? He takes time out to talk to your buffs on the blog? He carried the Glassman from Glasgow to London? The guys on the Blog love him?

    Oh…sh*t…Sorry Mr Gilmour…bye…

    Sorry… I’m back. As I was saying, those awful Scalpers/Ticket Touts who buy and sell tickets and make a small fortune out of truE Blue fAns thoroughlY deserve a nomination!

    In fact maybe we should have a Lifetime Achievment award for that one forum that shamelessly ignores the fact that Ticket Touts use said forum to make money!

  14. ANDREW!!!! Don’t dare to make my name for promoting Radiohead!!! But if you will done, I don’t worry! I have a good lawyer!

    L!

  15. At first this seemed very serious with the mental health charity and then someone nominates Guy Pratt. But I guess that makes some sense if we are going down the goofy, let’s have some fun with this road.

    Shameless self-promotion – how about all the people that came out of the woodwork begging for a ticket to one of David’s shows and now that the tour is over they are no where to be seen on the blog.

    Or, how about the people that pipe up to get anything signed by David when something goes a little wrong such as cancelled concert, missed mailings, lateness of P.U.L.S.E DVD, etc.

    Are these the kind of things you’re looking for?? I try to keep it generic to protect the innocent.

    Andrew

    [I like your style, Andrew. Shake away. – Features Editor]

  16. No, I am Spartacus !!

    As 1 or 2 are owning up I am sitting here feeling a little guilty.

    So……..Over the course of the year, when the opportunity arose, I have named dropped a couple of bands purely with the intention to get them noticed.

    No malice intended, I have no connections with the bands mentioned. But talent should be encouraged, anyway possible, to surface.

    Having been listening to music since 1964 I do try very hard to give back what it has given to me.

    Pete – Coventry

    I feel a little better now.

  17. Shameless self promotion? Oh yes – don’t forget my PhD research, called ProSkin 🙂

    I’ve got about 80 participants so far and I need over 100, so please bloggers, go to my website, have a read about my research and then if you like it download the radio and help me understand the relationship between personality and interaction…

    Shameless self promotion in the name of science…!

    N

  18. Hi ..SHAMELESS SELF PROMOTION….. No 4,5,6 etc

    some old band ( i think !) Plink Flood or something Pink ety Pink …anyway they used to be DAVID GILMOUR’S OLD yes OLD band (quite a nifty little combo though so im told) BUT HOW come’they’ keep getting on DGs site …please explain Fed ????

    Pointy stick time/RED card ??
    ..martin d

  19. [It seems no matter how far ahead we get those darn floating people keep staying ahead. Oh well, I guess we have until Friday. – Posted by: Amedeo at December 12, 2006 12:09 PM]

    Damn those floating people! I’ll bet a well-timed jab with FEd’s pointy stick would….

  20. i suggest bleeding heart artist for shameless promotion of a certain Pink Floyd band member

    he also prompted a sell out at pointy sticks ‘r’ us as far as memory serves

    my identity has been masked in order to prevent hate mail from said artist!

  21. [It seems no matter how far ahead we get those darn floating people keep staying ahead. Oh well, I guess we have until Friday. – Posted by: Amedeo at December 12, 2006 12:09 PM]

    [Damn those floating people! I’ll bet a well-timed jab with FEd’s pointy stick would…. – Posted by: Lynn at December 12, 2006 03:19 PM]

    Those pointy sticks sure do come in handy, Don’t they?

    Time to go find a few more computers…

  22. I even have set a reminder on my pc to remind me to vote for the weblog awards. I havent found a way to vote more than once every 24 hours, but i do have 2 pc’s i can use to vote…

    Fingers crossed!!! we can win this!!

  23. Lucia,

    I was actually being nice (for once) and not thinking of the Lucia Radiohead Promotion Bandwagon. See my post right after yours above.

    But now that you mention it and for the sake of fun maybe it should be included in this competition. We’ll leave it up to FEd but it does seem like he is playing nice these days. But the topic for this entry does contradict that.

    Maybe we’ll have to see if anyone else seconds this nomination – where is Angelo??

    Andrew

  24. Missed the chat this morning, but I sure didn’t miss the sleep I got instead. 🙂 ‘course, having a cat wake me up by running across my face with claws out wasn’t my favorite way to wake up… But at least I didn’t oversleep my alarm.

    Hmm. I’ve done a little self-promotion, mostly because that’s how DJs get listeners. Still, I’ve been careful not to mention sites without permission, even going so far as to assume that if I had permission once, I didn’t have permission again later on if someone asked me to repeat myself.

    However, in the dementia (comedy music) genre, we actually have a name for self-promotional moments, based on the unnamed name of one of our more visible/popular artists, because he may as well be PT Barnum (and he actually played the character once in someone else’s radio podcast to everyone’s deep amusement). We call it an Official Moment.

    And I’m pleased to report, as unofficial Vote Checker o’ the Blog, that at this time (11.21 am EST), we have rightly reclaimed our place as #1 in the poll, 713 to 708.

    Go us.

    Luv,
    Phoenix

  25. I have to cast my vote for the addicted DG chatters of whom I am one. “When that fat old bob on the blog is chatting..”

    BTW, we are now barely in the lead on the weblog voting.

  26. Hooray!!!

    We are leading…I didn’t realize I have so many colleagues in my department who likes Pink Floyd – they said they’ll do anything for any members of Pink Floyd, particular for David – they love him dearly. Two new votes just went in and they’ll vote again from home tonight too (don’t worry, all voluntary with no pressure from me). They actually thanked me for letting them know about the site.

    Please keep voting everyone!

    Got to go – my boss is calling me.

  27. Hi fed,

    Shameless promotion- I nominate Guy. But wait, I suppose he doesn’t count because he had permission to shamelessly promote his comedy tour. 🙂

    In reality, I would like to nominate as a group the “July 11 Reunion Jackoffs” (there were too many names to list) who took advantage of a grief-filled time for everyone by shamelessly demanding PF re-unite to ‘honor’ or ‘remember’ Syd when everyone knows damn good and well that they cared not about Syd or anyone’s grief, but to see PF again by any means possible. it wasn’t really a shameless self- promotion of a site or band, but it was a shameless promotion of a self-serving demand.

    Have a good day all, sorry I haven’t been able to make the Chats lately. I miss them and you guys.

    Mike

  28. Just voted and we’re up 20. Woo Hoo!!

    I too think I will have to vote for Guy Pratt as being the most self-promoting. He must be in good with David and the Fed too, he gets to post his website.

    Hey Guy, there is a little brown something on your nose . .;) LOL

    Do let us know what you get as a prize, I think you got this one in the bag.

    ~Erin

  29. Voted again.

    Shameless Promotion: To the people who sell on Ebay. They know who they are. At least we have class here at DG’s.

  30. sHAMELESS sHAMELESS sELF……Have just voted again………And Im sure it will already have been posted by other trusty members of Feds Army but :

    Hang on… WE ARE WINNING !!!!!

    ‘Cmon you Feds’ ‘Cmon you Feds'(please hum along to this Shameless and highly tasteless ‘soccer type chanty thing !!!)Especially if u have not yet found time to vote

    martin d

  31. Does promoting my pantomime of Cinderella count (tomorrow, my uni, 18h30, tickets €5 (€3 students/David Gilmour fans))? You get to see me in a dress…

    Ah well. To be honest I haven’t really noticed any shameless self-promotion (except for Guy Pratt’s antics), maybe I don’t pay much as much attention as I should.

    Take care,
    Dom
    x x x

  32. [That’s next to impossible, for I have still not received my pointy stick, with which to wave at them. So I may just have to watch. – Melissa]

    hey fet ed . like melissa i don’t have a pointy stick . can i point my non pointy finger at them 🙂

    on an unrelated topic i seem to be missing a lot of chats . i never knew there was going to be one on a sunday . i deveopled an unusual thing this weekend . a social life . i was off my computer for most of saturday so i could’nt check out the calendar ! i thought you got the weekend off fet ed . o well i will try to be at the next one as long as it is’nt at 14-00 as i am leaving for work just then 😉

    peace
    Linda

  33. At the mo, 5:44 UK time, DG Blog is actually ahead by some 20+ votes…..

    Hey! I am beginning to second-guess myself: are we shamelessly promoting that flimsy Flash-driven Weblog Site…..AND that flunky Floating Site, as well (how many of us have actually gone to check that eyesore out???) ? ……so much attention paid, indeed. ;^>

    ….oh well….

    –LG
    xo

  34. unless i read wrong davidgilmour.com is on top with 750 votes so far, as of 11pm pakistan time.. thats +5GMT I beleive.

    Way to gooooooooooooo 🙂

    I just voted! Did you??

    Saad

  35. SHAMELESS SELF PROMOTION…No 8 ..

    On BBC Radio 2 today at 11.23am…

    Some joker called monsieur darvi bowyee` karcroakied along to Mr Arnie Layne’s song and then…..

    ….had the CHEEK to say ‘DAVID GILMOUR ladies and gentlemen ‘ when Clearly it wasn’t HE the DG doing the voclariummmss

    Wot a bleedin’ cheeek Fed. Any ideas who it was ??!!!!

    martin d 😉

  36. Continuing from our last episode….

    Our heroes made a recent visit over Folsom, Ca aboard the good ship Mother….

    Co-Pilot: What is it? (Observing Prismatic Pyramid in distance)
    Co-Pilot: Could there be any form of Creative Intelligence out there?
    Pilot: I don’t know, Storm…. But I’m getting a Nil Response from my Transfer Globe!
    Pilot: It appears to be from Self-Promoters!
    Co-Pilot: We should land on that bluff to the left of the Rainbow Bridge there and have a closer look!
    Pilot: Jolly good idea Storm, land this ship immediately!
    Co-Pilot: Guy, put down that noise machine and prepare to bring our best Pointy Sticks…
    Guy: MUGGA BOOGA!! (While making Lucky Pyramid Sign at face disappears)
    Pilot: Where did Guy go?
    Co-Pilot: I don’t know he just disappeared….
    Pilot: Ok, where, are all the Pointy Sticks!!
    Co-Pilot: Guy?
    Pilot: (Screams at top off lungs) GUUYYYY, NOOOOO!!!

    Stay tuned for our creative adventure after this short Caption break….

  37. I must say FEd, this is a truly diabolic competition on your part.

    Can’t wait for you to caption the nominees yourself!

  38. I know we all have special place for him here. But, it seems to me that Mr. Guy Pratt has gotten quite a “bang for the buck” out of his self promotion dollars here on the blog! Don’t you think ;>)))

  39. Good evening FED and Bloggers:

    For the weblog awards no doubts: we win! Me and my girlfriend vote every day!

    Today the DVD has arrived, thank U FED for your personal interest in it (I hope the same for Lucia)!

    Ciao a tutti!

    [I’m glad to know that you’ve finally got it, Claudio. Thanks for letting us know. I hope the others will be arriving shortly. – Features Editor]

  40. Most Shameless Self Promotion has to be us, the Bloggers. I could go into detail regarding those who are the biggest fans, the country that deserves a tour the most, or even those who’s agenda’s may be less than pure, but I don’t want to.

    In fact, if we didn’t have those people around, there would be no dissention in the ranks, and how fun would that be? enter dream sequence:

    {Hi Everyone! My name is Marky! Welcome to DG’s Holiday Cheerleading Camp!! Why DG? Because David Gilmour doesn’t rhyme with anything silly! READY, O.K. . .David is fun! David is Gay! David is here to Stayyyyy!! YAAYYYYYYYYY!!!}:end dream sequence. .

    whoa. . .hmmm. . .that was pretty bad. God, I hope that one doesn’t get misinterpreted. . .So I think it is VERY important in proper discourse to have different and diverging opinions. Where the hell is Piergiorgio when you need him?

    The reason I say the Bloggers have no shame, is because we don’t. As an example: we are currently leading in the 2006 Weblog Awards, because of OUR promoting these awards on this website. The Most Shameless Self Promotion is happening NOW!! We are leading the pack, but only by 14 votes (currently it’s dg.com[762], i guess i’m floating[748], Sterogum[247]). We MUST keep voting to win people!

    We have four more days to do this and you are allowed to vote once every 24 hours. Please make time in your schedule to accommodate this and maybe even coordinate it. Figure out the best time to vote to maximize your voting ability. Make DG.com #1!!

    Or follow John nff’s advice and vote as many times as you can. Every little bit helps you know. And while I agree with Phoenix on fair play, where exactly are the rules stating votes can’t be entered via different computers on different networks by the same person?

    I know, I know. . .we need all of you to vote independently. There are thousands of dg.com bloggers out there and we need EVERYBODY on this one folks!

    As a judge, the evidence before the court is incontrovertible, there is no need for the jury to retire. . .

  41. Looks like we’re ahead in the polls. Keep the momentum going guys and gals, this is a fun race! Never thought I’d ever see the day I’d get excited about voting for things, let along a Blog. Geez, what is this site doing to me?

  42. some funny posts today. no way is guy going to get fed’s pointy stick and get on the shortlist, though. he’s been so good to us what with giving out free tickets to his show, answering our questions and posting so often.

    we’re just joking with you, guy. thanks again for being one of us.

  43. Shameless self-promotion is a fact of modern life wherever the public are given a forum. My church has a time during each service when people can share their joys and their sorrows with the congregation; invariably one buffoon or another will say something like, “My joy is that I’m hosting a rummage sale, and my sorrow is the possibility of nobody showing up.” And the self-promotion that goes on in this blog is just another example of that kind of thing, as far as I can see.

    That said, I was appalled at Bleeding Heart Artist the day he turned the blog into a referendum on a certain bass player who once worked with David. (I know, someone already beat me to it…)

    I was also appalled in the week following Syd’s death, when numerous people suggested that PF do a reunion in commemmorateion. (Someone beat me to THAT, too, I see.)

    I was even appalled at the number of times during the tour when someone would say something like, “If David doesn’t play ‘Let There Be More Light,’ I’m going to be VERY angry!” If a three-hour concert makes you angry, maybe you need some medication!

    But, overall, self-promotion on this blog has not been all that bad, considering the overpromoted and unbalanced world in which we live.

    [Well said, Dan, – Features Editor]

  44. Go, Marky, Go! Sisk-Boom-Ba!

    Though you wear your kilt quesionably today and yesterday, I do commend you for your cheerleading spirit! –ANYthing for David Gilmour, right? Bloody well right!!

    Tally Ho, DG Blog!!!

    Cheers!
    –LG xo

  45. I have 12 computers here on my network at work…just started voting on each one today..doing the best I can with what I have!

  46. Award for shameless self promotion in the nicest possible way award has to be arch blogger Mr Guy Pratt.

    Hang your heads in shame award has to go to the people using Syd’s death to demand a pf reunion.

  47. Shameless Self Promotion this Blog Awards voting is indeed.

    Currently we are leading with 782, that is 21 votes more than the nearest competitor (see timestamp next to my name).

    Every time I vote, the score has gone up one decimal. If I would be considered as average, then there are only about 100 Bloggers who care to vote. Please let a smarter Blogger than me tell me that I am completely wrong with this simple deduction.

    Hey, i was wrong before!

  48. [If you don’t have it by Saturday – and this goes for everyone – please let us know and we’ll investigate. – Features Editor]

    It is today Tuesday and still I have not receive the DVD.

    Fed, I hope that you can help me with this one. Like I wrote in my blog entry of December the 7th, if you need more information please let me know.

    In case the DVD arrives in one of the next days, I will leave another entry in this blog.

    And I have a question. Which online store will sell the cd single Arnold Layne. I not only want to download it, but I also want a hard copy of the cd single.

    Fed, thank you for your help, and your answer in case of the cd single.

    Hope to hear/read of you soon.

    Carlos Wiesemann

    [I’m very sorry that you still haven’t received this, Carlos. I am waiting on confirmation of your order and will let you know as soon as I can confirm all the details. As you’ll have noticed, several people have received their DVDs today, so I do hope that yours will also be delivered this week. All I can say is that this is a very busy time for the postal service. The ‘Arnold Layne’ single will be available in many places online and is actually available to pre-order from Amazon UK now. – Features Editor]

  49. [the country that deserves a tour the most,-Marcus]

    Oh, I had forgot about that. South America might give you a run for your money, Guy 😉 You still got my vote!

    ~Erin

  50. Shameless promotion…

    Has anyone promoted Liverpool team, here ? NO !!!

    Michèle

    [Of course not. That would be absurd. – Features Editor]

  51. Hi my dearest FEd,

    The Dvd was delivered!!! At least I have received a pack from UK at my parents house…and unless that you sent me the sellotape, FEd, IT IS MY DVD!!!

    Wow! So, saturday will be my watching day! I look forward!

    Thanks FEd, for all you have done to don’t make me loose the hope and thanks to all your fantastic staff.

    And thanks also to Michèle and Claudio to have shared our anxiety!

    Have a good evening

    L!

    [No sellotape, honest. I hope you enjoy it. – Features Editor]

  52. Legal letter.

    Andrew,

    It has come to our attention that accusations of a self-promotionary nature have been cast against a certain Ms Lucia X, of Italian descent, by you in the internet publication commonly known as “the Blog”.

    We wish to point out that as Ms X is not a member of the popular music grouping known as Radiohead, she cannot be accused of self-promotion in this regard.

    We would further like to point out that this is what you get, this is what you get, this is what you get, when you mess with us.

    Yours

    Atticus, Finch and Scout

  53. Shameful!!ugh

    Everyone has a right to be a fan of whomever they want to..but how dare the hardcore Rog fans come on here to maliciously cut up David just for the sake of it..Do they actually think that this is in R.W. best interest.I have to believe that none of us hardcore David fans have done the same to R.W. dedication sites…

    Haven’t seen any in while..likely due to F.E. firmly and civily putting them in their place..if you can call waving a pointy stick at their nads civil.

  54. Just had a good squint at the close up shot of David’s plectrums during Astronomy Domine at Abbey road. Impressive. All I need to know now is where to buy David Gilmour plecs from.

  55. [“Fed, I found you, your very own emoticon. Would this do?” –Melissa]

    HA! FLIPPING hilarious, Mel! I LOVE it! You go with your emo!

    Fed, is there a way you can program this emoticon into the chatroom menu??? Seriously, many a time it could have come in effective during chats –NO?

    Thanks, sister Mel!
    –LG
    xo

    [It is possible, but, in the best interests of all, I think it probably best not to. – Features Editor]

  56. Just wanted to stop in and say hello. I used to post a lot, but with school, and flight i really have no time. so yea hope all you people are doing well, and enjoy the holidays.. Irene

    [The same to you, Irene. Have a good Christmas. – Features Editor]

  57. ..and how about Wireman shamelessly strutting his stuff everytime we log in..does Glassman behave in this vain manner in your home F.E.?.for shame if he does..actually am quite envious..How much for a copy Ian?

    [No, he’s very well-behaved. I don’t hear so much as a peep out of him. – Features Editor]

  58. [It is possible, but, in the best interests of all, I think it probably best not to. – Features Editor]

    Thanks, Lucia and Lg.

    HaHa! I thought it was rather cute myself. And I’m with you Lg, I thought it would be useful in the chatroom.

    I guess fed just likes threatning people with the pointy stick thing.

    Melissa(*_*)

  59. Roger Waters, but not of his own doing, see I just did it for him again, forgive DG and Fed.

    George

  60. Fed! I just received my prize in the mail and its turned out to be the special edition CD/DVD! This was a really nice surprise as I was expecting only a DVD..was this deliberate or a mistake or was that supposed to be the prize all along? Anyway, just wanted to thank you and everyone else involved in this..going to watch the DVD now!

    [Enjoy it, mate. – Features Editor]

  61. Mel,

    Nice find on the emoticon! Although that pointy stick could be a little more threatening. Looks more like an accident than an instrument.

    Thanks for the laughs earlier Elly Mae, luv ya…

    Jethro

  62. [“Fed, I found you, your very own emoticon. Would this do?” –Melissa]

    Ouch, that hurts.

  63. Just voted again! I can’t believe I am so much into this voting – probably for the love and recognition of David Gilmour’s official web site. I am very proud to be part of this process.

    By the way, my colleagues love “This Heaven” – today’s song selection on the site. I just hope no one from work gets into trouble for going on DG.com and webblog awards.

    For those who are in Miami, if you miss it last week, “Pulse” is on again tonight (right now) on PBS – the Public Broadcast Channel is trying to raise some funds for the station since it is a non-profit TV channel – they depend a lot on members’ donations.

    Let’s keep the votes coming…

  64. I just voted for this site.

    Since discovering you, I have stopped by almost every day, since October 06. This is a great place to visit, also just wanted everybody to know that since re-discovering Dave and his music, I have been inspired at the age of 42 to learn the Guitar. I have never been musical, but there is just something about Davids music that pulls a person in, and almost makes me actually see the music in my head.I have no doubt that I will succeed, but never to Daves level. He is truly a Master in his trade.

    Wish me luck in this latest endeavor of mine.

    John S.

    [Good luck, John, and thank you for your vote. – Features Editor]

  65. Hey FEd,

    I just saw the announcement about the platinum!!

    CONGRATULATIONS MR. GILMOUR!!! You have had such a stellar year, I hope it continues for you.

    Penny

  66. I think a bit of “shameless promotion” for the Australian Cricket team is called for. Thank goodness England has David Gilmour to be proud of as your cricket team is being nicely towelled up on this side of the world.

    Could David open the batting with Eric Clapton and have Bill Wyman and Mick Jagger sending down the googlies in an effort to turn the Old dart’s fortunes around?

  67. My nomination: Every loud-ass drunk or stoner who thought that any of the other fans who purchased very expensive tickets for David’s 2006 USA tour wanted to hear them howling, whistling, singing along out of beat, during his performance. Shut up and listen! When the piece concludes, you can clap, howl, hoot, whsitle, etc.

    My Nomination for naming these awards: The Pointy Sticks (aka The Pointies). “Act like a dumbass at a Gilmour concert? We’ll poke your eye out, kid!” (American Christmas humor)

    To all, a Blessed Holiday Season!

  68. Who the heck is floating? They’re ahead again. And I missed out on the emoticon thingy. Is the mysterious Fed up to some mischief. Same bat time, same bat channel. LOL.

  69. I second the Radiohead Promotion Bandwagon nomination.

    Thank you, Andrew, for suggesting it.

  70. Most shameless self promotion has to be glassblowers ( I wish!!!) Looks like we have at least two!!! Maybe?

    Ian Pearson

    [and glassblower myself you see – Posted by: ronny at December 12, 2006 12:43 PM]

  71. Just voted for this weblog compt but see we are second or am I reading figures wrong?

    Ian Pearson

  72. SELF PROM :

    I think in my humble opinion the biggest abusers of self promotion are the people that release those good awful ” Inside Pink Floyd” or ” Pink Floyd by Pink Floyd” dvds that are knocking around.

    I came to this site unable to play guitar and had no agenda to promote a tribute act or website and I worried that this site would fall victim like so many other DG/PF related sites.

    I’m delighted that is has not and a great community is thriving here and long may it last.

    p.s sorry I missed the last few chats I’m on tender hooks getting the wet towels and over night bag ready. So I guess my only self promotion is to the league of Fathers any time this week.

    Rgds Geoff Duffy ( Dublin )

  73. [Wow! So, saturday will be my watching day! I look forward!] Lucia…

    Wow! you’ll wait till Saturday?? Man.. I’d get out of the office the minute it’d arrive at my doorstep. If by any chance, I cannot get out of work..I would definitely clear my schedule for the evening and watch it that very same night 🙂 but.. thats just me 🙂 here’s how i would prepare for it..

    Ignite my fireplace, light up a nice dunhil or davidoff cigar..with a chilled drink right by my side, turn the lights down to a low zero power dimness, put on warm socks.. and sit in my boxers 🙂 oh yeah..and then turn on the tv and the dvd player… and then…just go into a daze for the duration of the dvd…hell! i’d even pass the opportunity to get intimate with my wife for this 🙂

    but then.. thats just me.

    Saad

  74. Well my shameless self-promotion vote has to go with Guy Pratt also. Ha, ha.

    Merry Christmas to you all.

  75. FEd,

    Great news about OAI going platinum here in the UK.

    More voters still required… We’ve slipped back to 2nd place, 124 votes behind :0(

    More shameless self promotion required, we need a sea of votes. (Thanks Matt).

  76. Sorry if this is the wrong place to post my comments. But there are some young lads fans of David Gilmour and Richard Wright should be aware of: […] who sounds like early Pink Floyd in some way.

    First time I heard the band playing at 12-Bar Club in Soho, it was amazing because they have some of the same great piano sound and guitar as Pink Floyd… like a great gig in the sky…

    [You have got to be taking the piss… – Features Editor]

  77. Received my DVD this morning (but, alas, have not had the chance to play it), and wanted to say a big “Thanks!” for the tourbook that was included with it! Dave and his management really seem to care for the fans.

    Much appreciated, thank you! 🙂

  78. Why not looking outside this blog? Tell me about the DAVID GILMOUR’S GIRLS band?!?!

    They shouldn’t be allowed to use that name, and I’m being serious, unless they agreed with David personally.

  79. I just read on davidgilmour.com that OAI has gone platinum in the UK. That’s very impressive, especially since it has not been shamelessly self-promoted!

    My friends here in the USA, even those who love PF, were not impressed by OAI. I think we Americans are not content with music we can’t sing along to. That, and we keep expecting David’s music to sound just like “Comfortably Numb,” which gets us upset when David dares to make the kind of music that he wants to make. I think this is why the album fell so quickly from the charts here.

    This is my long-winded way of saying that it’s nice to know that in other countries, the attitude towards music seems to be different than it is in the USA. OAI is simply too emotional (genuine emotion) and peaceful to go platinum here.

  80. Hey! I vote for 5 days and today I have done the tour of my colleagues pc…the next step will be knock door to door, with an elegant suit and a briefcase, saying: “Hello Sir/Madame, have you already vote for davidgilmour.musicblog.co.uk? Can I illustrate you the fantastic advantages to be part of a so wonderful blog? I will take just 2 minutes of your time!”

    I am so accustomed to vote that I miss the competition whe it will be finished!

    If we don’t win this time…our lawyer Finch will present a complain to the weblogawards 2006 organization!

    L!

  81. Happy Wednesday,

    Platinum, thats wonderful.

    I wonder how many of Davids UK fans just pop into this site, if at all. Or know of its existence.

    As a nation, have we caught onto blogging etc yet. Are we bothered about it ?

    We are not as outward as some nations are we…….are we ?

    Pete – Coventry

  82. Sorry, Mr Editor, my apologies, but do you mind to mention the name of the young lads, called “They don’t sleep”, who in my opinion make new music, not cover, in the good old tradition of Pink Floyd?

    By the way, David Gilmour’s “On an Island” has sold for gold in Norway – I’m looking forward to the “Live sessions” and the DVD – Really pity that “Echoes” is not included? Gilmours performance of “Echoes” in Frankfurt in march this year was fantastic – Even better than “Comfortable numb”…

    Best wishes for your blog in the future which I have voted for!

    Sincerely
    PAA

    [Go on, then. As long as they’re not another tribute band… – Features Editor]

  83. I can’t think of any truly shameless self-promotion unless it was me going on about what a marvelous person I am. 😀

    Sometimes I think that advertising and commercial promotion has ruined the world…it’s not the only culprit, of course, but ubiquitous ad culture often seems intent on glorifying some extreme, fictional view of things: that happiness can be had if only you buy this product or service. And loads of people believe it. Why IS that?

    Becky

    PS: Tim, I loved this: Atticus, Finch and Scout. (Could that be considered a somewhat obscure but shameless To Kill a Mockingbird promotion???)

    PSS: I always feel that I should say hello to you, FEd. It seems a bit rude not to. So that I don’t repeat myself ad nauseum, know that a cheery hello is always implied in my posts.

    PSSS: And that site “I guess I’m floating” pretty much sucks so we all need to get busy clicking.

  84. To morrow, if I ask my 120 pupils to vote for David’s blog, will I win the “most shameless promotion” prize ? but 120 votes more ! great !

    Michèle

    [I think we could all find it in our hearts to forgive you. – Features Editor]

  85. Hi FEd, Irregulars,

    I agree with FEd’s nomination of the mentally ill and their orchestrated exploitation of Syd’s demise. Truely “lame” if you ask me.

    As for Guy’s hijacking for his one-man show, I perceived that as a legitimate case, as Guy kindly offered the opportunity to a number of us to attend for free. Plus, Guy being “one of us”, I found it an appreciated hijack.

    I also haven’t congratulated David on his Grammy nomination and the ‘Platinum’ status of OAI, so “Congratulations David”.

    I just have one minor issue : we are currently back to second position on the Blog Awards, so go and vote guys and Gilmour Girls. The “floating” crew are ahead, so let’s “knock ’em out”.

    Best regards,
    Ralph

  86. Shameless promotion… Has anyone promoted Liverpool team, here ? NO !!! – Michèle]

    [Of course not. That would be absurd. – Features Editor]

    If you walk the plank for that one FEd rest assured you’ll never walk alone.

    Rgds Geoff Duffy ( Dublin )

    [I’ve always got hope in my heart, mate. How about you? – Features Editor]

  87. [You have got to be taking the piss… – Features Editor]

    Please excuse my ignorance, but what does that mean? It has a nice ring to it. I might want to use it sometime.

  88. Ah! Ah! Are you ready for a bit of self-irony?
    I have written to some of my closest friends asking them to vote for the musicblog awards…and one of them replied me:

    “hmm..I went to the website and I would like to vote for davidgilmour’s blog…but then I saw that among the nominees there was MY OLD KENTUCKY and I couldn’t resist to vote for it…I hope you will understand… Sorry, but with those nominees, can you explain me how can you be second?!!!! Maybe you favourite blog is not as beautiful as you say!”

    Ah! Ah! I laughed so much and…in effect, who are those other candidates???? I want to become part of My old Kentucky’s blog now!!!

    Joking apart, he teased me…but he voted for us! So, we can forgive my friend’s wisecrack, can’t we?

    L!

  89. [You have got to be taking the piss… – Features Editor]

    Come on now FEd, was it gall or ignorance? I mean, placing this one under the Blog heading of Self Promotion? Too much….

  90. [This is my long-winded way of saying that it’s nice to know that in other countries, the attitude towards music seems to be different than it is in the USA. – Dan]

    Dan, I’ve long since given up on the American music industry lock stock and barrel. To hell with them, I’ve got my copy of OAI. Thank you very much.

    Michael

  91. [I have been inspired at the age of 42 to learn the Guitar. I have never been musical, but there is just something about Davids music that pulls a person in, and almost makes me actually see the music in my head.I have no doubt that I will succeed, but never to Daves level. He is truly a Master in his trade.-John S.]

    John, welcome to the fold! I’m 26 and just started the guitar 2 yrs ago for the very same reason. When I went to buy my Strat, (go with what you love) I was talking to this older gentleman and said “Yeah I’m starting a little late in life, I guess.” He told me, you’re never too old and that he had been playing guitar since he was 15 and now at 45 started learning the keyboards, he gave me lots of encouragement. I have found that musicians (at least the ones I’ve met) are very welcoming and encouraging.

    Have fun,

    ~Erin

  92. Ian, the only time that I have blown in a glass was in a drunken state, feeling a sudden urge to flatulate at the same time. No, I was only alluding you to be nominated, I an effort to do that gently. I have great respect for you, but I am not a glassblower myself.

  93. [Most shameless self promotion has to be glassblowers ( I wish!!!) Looks like we have at least two!!! Maybe?” – Ian Pearson]

    [and glassblower myself you see – Posted by: ronny at December 12, 2006 12:43 PM]

    Yes, Ian, and blogger James from California, whose brother practices it, is apprenticing, as well…..go glassblowers!

    –LG
    xoxo

  94. [Yes, Ian, and blogger James from California, whose brother practices it, is apprenticing, as well…..go glassblowers! -LG]

    …well if you include blowing across the top of a beer bottle so it makes that pseudo-foghorn sound, than count me in with the princely art of glassblowing LG…

    HONK!,
    Jersey Mike

  95. [and don’t forget to keeping voting for us in the weblog awards. we’re currently in second place. (was that shameless self-promotion?) – features editor]

    we’re still in second place. the blog that’s in the lead has got to be cheating. they’ve got 1086 votes. we’ve got 977.

    vote! vote! vote!

  96. [Ian, the only time that I have blown in a glass was in a drunken state, feeling a sudden urge to flatulate at the same time. –Ronny]

    […well if you include blowing across the top of a beer bottle so it makes that pseudo-foghorn sound, than count me in with the princely art of glassblowing LG…HONK!, –Jersey Mike]

    Ha! Yes, Ronny, James and Michael —

    and I suppose you all would claim to make a great PF tribute band with such an art, wouldn’t you?

    Shameless, simply shameless…. ;^>

    –LG
    xoxo

  97. [You have got to be taking the piss… – Features Editor]

    [Please excuse my ignorance, but what does that mean? It has a nice ring to it. I might want to use it sometime. – Steve]

    I could be wrong on this . .but here in the states, I believe it’s the same as “You’ve got to be shitting me?” Am I correct, Fed?

    ~Erin

    [Absolutely spot-on. – Features Editor]

  98. [You have got to be taking the piss… – Features Editor]

    [Please excuse my ignorance, but what does that mean? It has a nice ring to it. I might want to use it sometime. – Posted by: steve at December 13, 2006 01:36 PM]

    It does require a ding a ling

    Rgds Geoff Duffy ( Dublin )

  99. in searching for fed’s best put-downs, i noticed this post and thought it would be relevant for this thread. it does show that the webmasters of some fansites are very lazy. we can all see how much they steal from david’s site and how they don’t care about twisting the facts to get more hits.

    “so, there is a regular group of people who visit this site, are they only getting the dvd free if they bought the album? or, as i interpreted from a previous posting here, there will be a limited number and they will be dished out on a first come first serve basis? they just for the regulars?”

    [and some of you complained when i likened certain fansites to tabloids… you’ve quoted very badly and this is why fans get confused. nobody is getting the dvd for free. it will be available, should you only want the dvd, for sale on this website. if we were giving away dvds, or anything else, then it certainly would not be to people who only visit when there’s something up for grabs, so please stop wasting the time of those who read your newsletter in good faith with false promises. – fed]

    october 11th @ 9:04pm (cd/dvd update, 10 october)

  100. [It does require a ding a ling – Geoff Duffy ( Dublin )]

    Geoff, all this talk reminds me of a joke about a man who is angry about discovering his daughters boyfriend has urinated her name on the newly fallen snow. She tells her father to “lighten up, it’s no big deal”. Her father then explains he is most angry due to the fact that is in her handwriting….

  101. [Geoff, all this talk reminds me of a joke about a man who is angry about discovering his daughters boyfriend has urinated her name on the newly fallen snow. She tells her father to “lighten up, it’s no big deal”. Her father then explains he is most angry due to the fact that is in her handwriting…. – Posted by: Michael in New Jersey at December 13, 2006 06:03 PM]

    Dribble or scribble ??????

    Rgds Geoff Duffy ( Dublin )

    [No need to answer, Mike. The image is quite enough. – Features Editor]

  102. [No need to answer, Mike. The image is quite enough. – Features Editor]

    Mum’s the word FEd…

  103. after looking at a few floyd fansites and noticing that what fed’s been saying was right all along, i voted for fansites in the most shameless self-promotion poll.

    ebay sellers are in the lead right now. fansites are shameless about what they steal from this site.

  104. It seems to me Fed that if a Weblogs news item were written in the Latest News column at David’s main site, we would be generating quite a number of votes from passing fan trade . . .

    Perhaps a few ‘other’ fans are voting for the other place out of spite? Time to fight back?

  105. Thank you Erin and Fed.

    I feel very satisfied that I learned something for the day. (You weren’t shitting me were you?)

  106. Hey Fed,

    If you jabbed a floating person with your pointy stick…. Would they still float?????

    ~Tomi Sue~

  107. Dear Fed,

    Use for pointy stick #2,

    Put all the self promoters in a pinata and give ’em a good whack….and….and…….

  108. Here’s a Recipe to add to your list Fed:

    Christmas Tequila Cookies

    1 cup dark brown sugar
    1 cup (two sticks) butter
    1 cup granulated sugar
    4 large eggs
    2 cups dried fruit (dried cranberries or raisins)
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    1 teaspoon salt
    1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
    1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts or pecans
    2 cups all purpose flour
    1 bottle Jose Cuervo Tequila (silver or gold, as desired)

    First, sample the Cuervo to check quality. Take a large bowl. Check the Cuervo to be sure it is of the highest quality. Pour another 4 ounces in a measuring cup and drink. Turn on the electric mixer. Beat one cup of the butter in a large fluffy bowl. Add one teaspoon sugar. Beat again.

    At this point, it is best to make sure the Cuervo is still OK. Try another 4 ounces, just in case. Turn off the mixerer thingy. Break two leggs and add to the bowl and chuck in the cup of dried fruit, picking the frigging fruit off the floor. Mix on the turner. If the fried druit gets stuck in the beaterers, just pry it loose with a screwdriver.

    Sample the Cuervo to check for tonsisticity. Next, sift 2 cups of salt or something. Check the Jose Cuervo. Now shift the lemon juice and strain your nuts. Add one table. Add a spoon of sugar, or somefink. Whatever you can find. Greash the oven. Turn the cake tin 360 degrees and try not to fall over. Don’t forget to beat off the turner.

    Finally, throw the bowl through the window, finish the Cose Juervo and make sure to put the stove in the dishwasher.

    Cherry Mistmas.

  109. There was one about crying like a little girl who got her pretty socks wet/dirty. I cannot find it, maybe I’m cracking up and it never really existed. Anyway, I thought it was very funny.

  110. [Legal letter…..Posted by: Tim C at December 12, 2006 09:24 PM]

    Very funny. But you do know that cross-border law is very difficult to enforce and prosecute. Except for FEd pointy stick. That is hard to get away from.

    Andrew

  111. Tomi Sue,

    I like your style. I think I’ll make those cookies tonight! hiccup….

  112. OH my god,

    there is someone who remembers about me?!?!?! Marcus?? it is an eternity I don’t post and someone still remembers??!!! It means that I really was a pain in the Arse!!! hahahaha.

    Now I really have not read all and, Marcus, I don’t get if you are telling me I am an idiot or I have an “opinion”. Whatever…your opinion on me is ok..because it is yours!!! 🙂 (like the old style?!?!)

    I think I was a good example of Self promotion….hem, I tended to …..express my personal opinion whenever and whatever…especially upset when people was like “DAVID IS A GOD”. No , Mr Gilmour is crafted musician, extremely rich, putting out a DVD on christmas to make money. It is not a crime, it is ok. But the reason is make MONEY. 🙂 (and now a list of people kicking me….).

    Thanks Marcus!!! hahahah

    Ciao
    Piergiorgio

  113. LG, making a small glass elephant or glass jar is hard enough… I feel like I need to take a nap just thinking about trying a whole band, take it easy… The making of an entire band out of glass I think needs to be left to the pros, like Ian, or my bro…

    […well if you include blowing across the top of a beer bottle so it makes that pseudo-foghorn sound, than count me in with the princely art of glassblowing LG…HONK!, –Jersey Mike]

    Almost there Jersey Mike… Now if you can blow across the top of your beer bottle and make that sound while rubbing your belly and patting your head, then switch hands and do this for 15 minutes straight while your buddy fires a giant torch in your face without missing a beat, I think you might qualify as a Glassblower… Keep practicing, you’ll make it!

  114. I’d like to use this fantastic opportunity to be totally shameless and tell everybody to visit our website. […] !!!!!!

    Do I win?

    Tee Hee!!!!!

    [No. – Features Editor]

  115. *********ANNOUNCEMENT*********

    The winners of our Most Shameless Self-Promotion award are… Those greedy eBay sellers.

    Thanks to all who voted.

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