Your Awards


We’ve just about dished out all of our awards, but what about the ones you’d like to give?

We invited you to throw some award categories our way back on 5 December, when we first announced our Blog Awards, but what of your winners?

Let us know your awards and who you’d like to give them to, but not in the form of long lists. Give me a break, it’s Christmas. Ten at most, please.

Also, feel free to contest the choice of recipient whenever you get the urge. It wouldn’t be a proper blog without some "healthy" debate.

You will all find Humour pills in the drawer to your right. You might like to take one now, just in case.

Don’t forget to cast your vote over on the Stuff & Nonsense page for the group you feel most deserved of our Bless You award. It’s our final poll of 2006, but we’ve just about got time to fit in one more…

The most interesting of your award suggestions will be magically transformed into a beautiful poll tomorrow. So, if you spot a good one, pounce on it. The more nominations it receives, the greater its chances of gracing our fine Stuff & Nonsense page.

Remember, no more than ten award suggestions per person.

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’.

55 thoughts on “Your Awards”

  1. Forgive me, but it’s the first thing I thought of…


    “Hey, this has got Britney on the cover of Rolling Stone, so what the hell?”

  2. My award will be a signed copy of my book when it comes out later next year and it shall go to David Gilmour for changing my life. I’d like the opportunity to change his, hehhehhe.

    And if you’re a naughty boy, F’ed, I may just include you in that award too…

  3. – Best spiritual poster
    – Most humorous poster
    – Poster with the most thumb tack holes in each corner…

  4. Dear David and Family,

    Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year.

    Thank you David for all of your beautiful music in 2006, the website, appearances, concerts and the legendary past accomplishments.

    I’ve said all along you’re the greatest guitar player that God ever put on this earth. You more than deserve your awards. I’m praying that God continues to give you great health and your fans more of your heavenly music.

    Your Friend,
    Joe Pillitary Jr.

  5. Rudders’ Awards for 2006

    1. The “Hasn’t got his head up his ar*e” Award. Goes to Guy Pratt for being a normal ‘bloke even though he has a job to die for…

    2. The “I’ll get back to you and never does” Award goes to the UK Culture Secretary, Tessa Jowell for stating she would clean up Ticket Touting and promised to respond to my email but never did.

    3. The “Arnold Layne, Don’t do it again” Award goes to eBay for reacting surprised everytime they are told about someone selling tickets or bootlegs!

    4. The “How old are they now?!” Award goes to the Rolling Stones for becoming caricatures of themselves…

    5. The “I didn’t stick to my principals” Award goes to Roger Waters for taking a huge rock tour on the road after bollocking on about corporate take-overs and selling out!

  6. CAPTION: Hmmmm, this hall of fame could do with some beach boys!

    Rgds Geoff Duffy ( Dublin )

  7. 1. Biggest Soap Box Award
    2. Angriest Post Award
    3. Best Venue Award (David played some pretty spectacular places this year).

    I know I’m allowed 10, but my intellectual capacity has already been exceeded.

    By the way Fed… I’ve looked around and can’t find but one retailer who will have the 10″ vinyl Arnold Layne and it is on line from like Nebraska or something like that. I even checked the Sony-BMG website. Have you any idea where it might be available? Even the local vinyl shop said they didn’t know anything about it’s forthcoming release.


    [Sorry, I have no idea. All I can say is that it’s coming out and any shop should be able to order it for you. If they say that they can’t, the truth is that they can’t be bothered. – Features Editor]

  8. Caption:

    o/~ I know what I’m getting for Chriiiiiistmas. o/~


    The Phoenix, a pretty crystal sculpture of a firebird with a blue LED light as its heart, chased with silver and blue-painted metal filigree to enhance the fiery aspects of its outspread wings.
    (designed and created by Ian Pearson, one should hope)


    This award is given to anyone who has done something positive in the year. Whether it be here on the blog, because of the blog, to your fellow human beings, for the environment, or for anything else that can be construed as ‘good’.

    (Poor Ian’s gonna be glassblowing for the rest of eternity because of all the good people have done here…)


  9. I really like that picture of David. Can you tell us where is was taken?

    Not sure about the awards maybe I will come back later when more people have posted.

    Renee B
    Fontana, Ca USA

    [I could tell you, but I’m not going to, because doing so would spoil a competition we were thinking of having in the New Year. – Features Editor]

  10. For services to the French language abroad – Michele
    The Dublin Tourist Board award – Geoff & Linda
    For shamlessly promoting Liverpool Football Club – FEd
    The Kathy Bates “I’m your number one fan” award – ……hmmmmm
    The finest bunch of bloggers on the net award – To one and all

  11. Caption – ‘The guy answering the door used his hand to force a smile when he heard our carol singing’

    and that led me to think of this one…

    Caption – ‘Polly found her way home to his Smile’

  12. I nominate David Gilmour for the Best Promoter of Syd’s Legacy Award. His performances of Syd’s material in concert and on video are a marvelous tribute. It has been a joy to me as a long time fan to hear these songs get a fresh treatment. I also think it is wonderful that Syd’s music is being introduced to a new generation of fans.

    I nominate my fellow bloggers for the Best Fellow Bloggers Award. I pop in from time to time and it is amazing to see how many people are still posting to this site on a regular basis a year later.

    Kudos to you F*ed for keeping it fun and interesting all this time.

    Happy Holidays!

  13. Yeah…the ‘Arnold Layne’ contest…I’d like to see the Abbey Road Studios…let’s see.

    Oh today…I opened my ‘Pulse dvd ‘copy, cut the cellophane and……there was only the second disc! what’s happened?

    so sad

    [I’m sorry to hear it. Please get a replacement from wherever you purchased it. – Features Editor]

  14. Oh, I think it’s a photo of David at the Olympia (Paris), dans les coulisses… isn’t it ?


    [There goes our competition, then. Well done, Michèle. You guessed the answer before we even asked the question. – Features Editor]

  15. i just wanted to say, what an amazing prize is up for grabs from david and abbey road studios. how did this come about? its great.


  16. Off-topic…

    Today is the first day the music on the main page hasn’t buggered I mean buffered with my dial-up. Amazing. But I wonder what the music is? I don’t recognize it as a variation of an “On An Island” theme. Do you know what it is, dearest Features Editor?

    a kiss & a hug,

    oh yes, my award category suggestions:

    • Best Use of English as a Second Language
    • Blog Poster With the Most Football Knowledge
    • Miss Congeniality

    [As I’ve said about 20 times, they’re snippets of music kindly given to us by David for exclusive use on this site. If David wanted them dissected, he’d have provided scalpels. – Features Editor]

  17. Caption..And the prize behind door #1 is.. (hope a Gilmourette is a contestant) or “How do you like me now John..shaved and combed!

    That one refers to a post I made a long,long time ago about what I thought was a humourus post regarding David appearing on stage looking like he had just gotten out of bed..which got me into a little trouble with the Fed..but was soon resolved with dialogue…Do you remember F.E.?..since we are being nostalgic at this time.

    My awards go to:

    -All posters posting on the very first blog issue deserve this award as a group.
    -The you agree Gilmourguys?
    -Non irregulars..hey we all count.
    -The English Soccer(oops,I mean Football)league.Stirs up and continues to encourage much colourful debate.
    -Radiohead..yet more debate
    -Goofballs, such as myself,you all(as per Guy)..and Fed.

  18. “It’s a real pain in the arse that no-one knows me. I really do feel bad about it, but shit happens I suppose. All I need here is someone called FEd.”

    My one and only award would go to Gabrielle. For basically being (to me) the most devoted, amazing person on this website.

    My other category goes to FEd. Believe it or not mate, I actually categorise you as one of my best friends. You don’t have to feel the same. (No-one else does!)

    Virtually I acknowledge you FEd. Thank you so much.

    [Shucks. – Features Editor]

  19. [Clueless Without a Cause Awards: (2 Awards) – Posted by: Marcus Buick at December 5, 2006 09:39 PM]

    Can I nominate myself for this one?


  20. [Best spiritual poster, Most humorous poster, Poster with the most thumb tack holes in each corner… – Posted by: Matt at December 21, 2006 07:18 PM]

    How about a …

    Best Poster, poster
    1st past the post poster
    Pasta poster
    Four poster
    Pass the buck poster
    Poser poster
    P*ssed-up poster
    P*ssed-off poster
    Pratt poster (Mmm…)
    Ghost poster
    Caption poster
    Caps-off poster

    Whoops, Sorry FEd, thats 12…(Posts of Christmas)

    Belligerent poster (who me???)

  21. Happy Anniversary Everyone. It’ll be tough to wake up for the chatroom today. Happy Holidays and to all a Good Night.

    Caption: Hi Polly, I’m home, hic, hiccup, just had a couple of yuletide drinks with the band.

  22. My top 3…

    “Money grabbing git” award to the bloke selling fake T shirts outside the RAH off the back of David’s concert.

    “Most swearing on the blog” award has to go to the FEd. Some choice words for some silly questions. 🙂

    “Best looking fan award” award has to go to me as I have never seen any of you “in the flesh”.

    That’s about it for me for this year, so best wishes to all for a happy and peaceful end to 2006.

    FEd, I hope Santa brings you a shiny new pointy stick for Christmas.


    [Thanks, Mat. That’d be good. – Features Editor]

  23. – Best post
    – Rarity of the year (information/review which you can’t find anywhere else)


  24. Hi folk! An happy birthday to our wonderful blog! And a special greetings to Cassandra, who was the FIRST blogger in the far December 22, 2005 03:54 PM.

    Congratulation to Rudders because even if he wasn’t the first, he was the best! Great!

    At last, wow! Very nice pic! David seems one of the boys of Hugo Boss spots! Will we see him on the runway soon?


  25. – Best Blog Surprise: Richard saying Hi. . .Priceless!
    – Most relevant/irrelevant posts: Hysteron Proteron
    – Most relevant/irrelevant post retorts: Angelo Ortiz
    – Best Opinion: Piergiorgio
    – First Annual Honorary Irregular: Rudders (yes, Rudders, it’s true. . .)
    – Most Heartfelt Intent by Irregular for who English is not their first Language: Lucia

    And my final four awards go to the significance of the March 1st, 2006 post: Auditorium Parco della Musica: (Four very significant firsts)

    First Use of the Word Irregular on the Blog: (Not yet within the Irregulars context)
    -Rudders, March 1st, 2006, 2:23PM

    First Indication of Website Chatroom: (FEd response)
    -Rudders, March 1st, 2006, 9:36PM

    First Mention of the Radiohead Word on the D.G. Blog:
    -Dave Keyte, March 2nd, 2006, 8:26PM

    First Accurate Use of the Word Rooves:
    -Pete Jenner, March 2nd, 2006, 8:54PM

  26. [There goes our competition, then. Well done, Michèle. You guessed the answer before we even asked the question. – Features Editor]

    I think Michèle desrves a prize. How proactive was she? She is very intelligent! Bravo Michèle!

    And no Mel, you are not eligible for a CWCA. Sorry.

  27. I have just typed a very long post wishing everybody a happy Christmas saying how wonderful the blog/website was & how great it was to feel part of a wonderful community…..then I accidentally deleted it before I posted it.


    Happy birthday BLOG. Happy Christmas to all.

    Enjoy the rest Fed & turn the lights off on the way out.

    CAPTION: If i hide here do you think I can escape the washing up after the Christmas dinner?

  28. happy birthday blog .

    does anyone here agree with me that guy pratt should get a bless you award for being the bands representative here and letting us know how things are going along when they were on tour ?


    [Me. I do. – Features Editor]

  29. Happy birthday to OUR blog!

    Bonnes vacances à Fed, Joyeuses Fêtes à tous, gros bisous !

    PS: [There goes our competition, then. Well done, Michèle. You guessed the answer before we even asked the question. – Features Editor]

    Sorry,… when posting, I didn’t know that could be a competition, and Renee’s post had not yet been published, really sorry ! another “foot in mouth” moment for me …


    [N’inquiétez pas, mais… Êtes-vous psychique? – Features Editor]

  30. [As I’ve said about 20 times, they’re snippets of music kindly given to us by David for exclusive use on this site. If David wanted them dissected, he’d have provided scalpels. – Features Editor]

    I fully realize that. This clip did not seem to fit the others I’ve heard catches of (it was purley symphonic); that’s the only thing that pushed me to inquire. Excuse me for being interested in the music on a musician’s site, FEd. Have an egg nog and chill out, won’t you?

    [You’re quite right. It’s nice of you to be discussing David’s music for a change. – Features Editor]



    martin d ****** 🙂

  32. A prize, Marcus ? , I think I deserve a glass of your best champagne at your bar in the barn … Ok ?

    Tchin tchin…Joyeux Noël!


  33. Any of you blog archivists (!) want to check to see the etymology of the nickname “FEd” to see who used it first to name our shepherd…? 🙂

    I’m going to put my thinking cap on and come back in a couple of hours with another post…going to think up some good awards….

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY BLOG! (and all of us…)


    (if the blog were a person, what do you think the blog would want for it’s birthday present? More food for thought…)

  34. Is it just me or is there a blog romance blossoming here between Deborah and Fed?

    [It’s just you, George. – Features Editor]

  35. Whoa, excuse my previous blog typo. I meant “purely” and not whatever I wrote (too early in the morning obviously).

    [You’re quite right. It’s nice of you to be discussing David’s music for a change. – Features Editor]

    Now, Edwina – you know I talk about David’s music! That’s sulky nonsense. Have you not had a few eggnogs yet? Better yet, here – take this bottle of wine I was saving for Xmas.

    “I sentence you to be hanged by the neck until you cheer up.” – Monty Python


  36. [(if the blog were a person, what do you think the blog would want for it’s birthday present? More food for thought…) – Posted by: nickster at December 22, 2006 12:09 PM]

    A shower and a nap


  37. [You’re quite right. It’s nice of you to be discussing David’s music for a change. – Features Editor]

    I felt a little guilty when I read that. I always want to say things about David’s music, but I don’t have the right words.

    I never did even give my opinion on the DVD.

  38. [Caption – ‘Polly found her way home to his Smile’ – posted by Nate on Dec 21]

    Love that one Nate.


  39. [(if the blog were a person, what do you think the blog would want for it’s birthday present? More food for thought…) – Posted by: nickster at December 22, 2006 12:09 PM]

    A nap.

    I know that’s what I’d want after such excessive wear and tear. 🙂


  40. Oh my, this is one of those ‘well I never’ moments. Thank you Simon J for those very kind words! I’m not one to try to stand out in the crowd as I’m fairly shy by nature. But I will take your compliment and say thanks, but why do you sound so blue? Have I missed something? You’re a young man, so take it from an old lady, this too shall pass!

    Some very humorous ideas for Awards. I can come up with a couple of people who might qualify as the Kathy Bates’ “I’m your number one fan” award! I like the ‘English as a second language’ award nomination too, but (waffling fence-sitter that I am) I’ve gotta go with nominating all the long- and short-term blawggers who have shared their thoughts and feelings with the other long- and short-term blawggers during this past year. Medals for everyone!! And make it Gold for FEd!

    Washington State

  41. So many to choose from,

    1) Guy for most regular blogger. 2) Music snippets, including the new ones, with the latest OAI Anniversary inclusion. 3) Fed’s barbs. 4) Blogger barbs. 5) Italian lessons. 6) My idiosyncrasies? 7) My spelling. 8) Best Blog Site Ever Award. 9) David Touring the World, with a Grammy or more to come. 10) You Fed, for allowing this to happen.

  42. i don’t think many of us will look through all the posts for examples of best/angriest/funniest posts so close to christmas, so those are probably out of the question.

    i would definitely like to nominate roger waters for rudders’ “i didn’t stick to my principals” award!

    and a few people on here would get the kathy bates “i’m your number one fan” award!

  43. We’ll re-open this topic in the New Year and run your chosen poll then, so please keep thinking of good ideas or nominations for the awards already listed above.

    Until then, Merry Christmas.

  44. My personal favorites are:

    Best FED Comeback Award
    Best Caption Award
    Best Glass Moment Award
    Best Wiseguy Award
    Best Album Cover Designer Award
    Best DG Blog Poem Award
    Best Coffee Roaster Award

    That’s all I’ve got folks…

  45. Thank you for opening the posting thingy again. I have not posted lately, life intervened, but just the knowledge that posting was impossible for a few days was very trying indeed.

    Okay, why I wanted so much to post was my first listen through to the Dark Globe. How wonderful and heartfelt. David is certainly a remarkable artist and a fascinating human.

    The other wow thing I have to mention is the video version of High Hopes, I love that spanish guitar part, really love it.

    Okay, got that off my chest, my awards would have to go to Lucia for most charming poster and Guy for giving us a little of the behind the scenes vibe that we fans so long for. Angelo for living the dream and going across the pond for the music and the moment. Lastly, Rudders, for the many snort out loud moments he has provided.

    Happy New Year to all!

  46. Thanks for the chance to Pre-Order OAI on lp. But I’m still having a hard time getting the single on vinyl or the cd single. I was hoping that you would have an idea on where I can get it.

    I hope that David and His Family will have a Happy New Year. Plus I want to wish you (Fed) and all the bloggers a Happy New Year.

    Take Care,

    [I’m afraid I can’t suggest one place over another without pissing somebody off, but any decent store should be able to order/import them for you, if you ask nicely. – Features Editor]

  47. ********** ANNOUNCEMENT **********

    Just to clear up the confusion, the deadline for EMI’s ‘Arnold Layne’ contest is Monday 22 January, not Monday 15 January.

    If you still think there’s enough time to collaborate with other ‘Blog Irregulars’ on a version of ‘Arnold Layne’, click below for the relevant blog entry. Arrangements can also be made in our chatroom.

    Good luck to all who enter.

  48. i’m on a roll with captions today, so i’ll have a go at this.


    “very good, guy. nice prank. yes, it is stuck. how on earth am i going to go on stage like this?”

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