GuestMap

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As you may have noticed, we have a new addition to the Stuff & Nonsense page, which we hope you’ll like.

You can now leave a message for David and show everyone where in the world you are at the same time (and whether you are male, female or a little green alien, if you wish).

We look forward to hearing what you think of it and, of course, to reading your messages.

Do include your blog name so that we can all recognise you.

Sorry to have to say it, but please don’t bother trying to plug your website or tribute band, nor to make any of the usual requests, because such messages will be deleted straight away.

As is the case here, messages left will not appear instantly. Instead they will be held, subject to approval, before being published. So please, be warned, and thanked in advance for your co-operation.

It goes without saying that, if we see a pin in a certain part of the world, we’ll take it that you’d like to see David perform there.

If in doubt as to what you have to do to leave your pin and message, please find a quick summary of all the buttons that run along the top of the map itself.

POST allows you to mark your location on the map and leave a message.
LIST shows all the entries that have already been left in standard guestbook-style.
ZOOM enlarges the map, so that you can put your pin in the right place.
ICONS allows you to choose whether you see dots, or icons, on the map.
CONTRAST lightens the map, so that it’s easier to view (apparently).

Last, but certainly not least, we’d like to thank you all for the messages you left for David on his birthday. They were much appreciated.

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’.

142 thoughts on “GuestMap”

  1. Wow! What a cool idea! This will be great for organising the previously mentioned meet ups.

    Perhaps we can get one rolling in the UK as well as the ones in the US?

  2. CAPTION:

    David, after I gave you such a wonderful gift, you still won’t believe in me? You are lucky I am so forgiving. Now play that Comfortably Numb solo again.

  3. Thats awsome, I pinned up my little man.

    I also love these photos of David where he owns the spotlight, often seen during the second comfortably numb solo and during learn to fly. It gives my goosebumps goosebumps. 🙂

    -Drew

  4. What a cool idea. The people involved with this site are so creative, you never cease to amaze me.

    Fed, when I posted my icon on the guest map, I noticed you guys were in the chatroom. (you silly bloke Fed, what are you doing up that late?)

    Anyway, I tried coming in, but it wouldn’t accept my password. It’s the password that was sent to me. I’ve gotten in before with it, but now I don’t remember if I was given the option of changing it, and whether I did or not.

    It’s not to big a deal, since most of the chat times are when I’m at work, but am just curious. I made sure I was case sensitive. Oh well, maybe next time.

    [Occasionally, if I’m in a good mood, we have a ‘lock in’, of sorts. A completely random room password is put in place for the benefit of ‘locking in’ those who arrived before closing time, so that they can continue chatting for a while if they wish and also be able to return to the chat should they accidentally log themselves out. Simply, you need to arrive before closing time for this password to be revealed to you. Sorry for the disappointment. – Features Editor]

  5. Hello FEd,

    How has your week been? I do hope lovely.

    I think the map is a great idea. I have already posted my info.

    It’s the beginning of spring break, Saturday. Boy, do I need it. My brain is fried.

    Have a great weekend.

    Penny

    [It’s been a good week, thank you. Hope you have a lazy spring break. – Features Editor]

  6. CAPTION:

    “I’d like to introduce you…..to this thing called life…….”

  7. I just noticed the Guest Map doesn’t wrap. Will scrolling across the entire map be enabled in the future?

    Sorry to be such a geek.

    [It’s just been added to my list. – Features Editor]

  8. Well Fed What will you do next? This is getting better all the time. David Gilmour’s web site has to be the best.

    Take Care,
    Thomas

  9. Yet another great idea for a site that needs no improvement. What other goodies will we get this year?

    I hope your week has been a good one, Fed. It seems you did not get that much sleep.

    Great win by the ‘Pool on Tuesday. Have a good weekend.

    [Thanks, mate. The same to you. – Features Editor]

  10. Caption 1:

    The rest of the band slowly edges out of frame when they discover their fearless leader playing shadow puppets.

    Bloggers watching raptly in the audience look at each other with concern on their faces.

    Lorraine: What in the /world/…?
    Angelo: He is! Look, that looks like a dog…
    Marcus: Don’t lookit me, I didn’t give him a drop from the bar.
    Nate (cheekily): /I/ did! 😀
    Adriano: Is he spelling out prepositions?!?
    Jersey Mike: Well, it’s not a rude word.
    Becky: This time. Wait, what’s that letter?
    Michele: C ! C is for… ?
    Melissa (quickly): Cookie! C is for Cookie!
    Erin: That’s good enough for me!

    Caption 2:

    Having gotten bored with music, David Gilmour embarks upon a new career…

    David: In this corner, weighing in at a googleplex of funny captions… ADRIANOOOOOOO CAPETOOOOOOOO! And, in this corner, weighing in at a massive bazillion hilarious captions… ANGELOOOOOOOO ORTIIIIIIIIIIIZ! Lllllllllet’s get ready to rrrrrruuuuummmmblllllllllle!

    Guy: Don’t quit your day job.

    (Yep, I really need to get some sleep…)
    ‘Nix.

  11. That is technically and visually a very good photo. I take it, it is one of Polly’s?

    I tried to think of some captions but on this occassion they just seemed a bit trite.

    Good idea about the map.

    [Yes, it’s one of Polly’s Gdansk photos. – Features Editor]

  12. Love the guest map and thanks for making it available. I guess now all you earthlings will know I’m out of this world (though not quite a little green man).

  13. Hi David Hi Polly!

    Polly, you’re a photographer after my own heart and I’m really impressed by your work – what equipment do you use?

    Also, David – any chance of some nice inspirational spring pictures from Astoria and environs to cheer us up here in the cold frozen north (Gothenburg, Sweden)?

    Best wishes, Paul

    [Polly uses a Leica camera, I know that much. – Features Editor]

  14. What a good idea the map is, although when it came to adding a comment i was not sure what to add so i just put my location, maybe i can edit that later if that is possible? if & when i think of something witty to say.

    We went & looked at the venue for our wedding reception last night, David & Polly are still welcome to come along if they wish. Its getting close now (cup final day) & no distractions now a certain team in red wont be playing… i think Mr Wenger took a bung (bribe) from my intended mind you.

  15. I love the guest map. I’ve left a little Union Jack in Paris.

    On a unrelated subject, here’s something amusing that one of my lecturers said. We were in theatre and comparing Shakespeare and Marivaux and how you don’t get any shoes in Marivaux, it’s a “Shoeless Drama” which he then went on describe as sounding like a David Gilmour album. So David, there’s your next album title…

    Hope everyone’s fine and dandy,
    Dom
    x x x

  16. Oh so you are an alien, FEd. That explains the fake beard.

    And now I also understand why you do not want your identity to be revealed.

  17. love the new map idea. i had to do it twice. forgot to tell you where i live

    so fed how are u and well done to the pool for beating the european champions. im looking forward to an all english final wat do u think?

    also love the new style of chat room it looks awesome. things never stand still on this site. thats one of the reasons i like it, the fact that its regularly updated not like some others that stay the same for months

    well all the best to you and all the irregulars out there

  18. Hi FEd,

    A little suggestion.

    I notice the map pops up in it’s own little trim window without all the buttons and crud that normally surround a new browser window. Any chance this could be done for the chat page?

    This is something I do manually myself when preparing for a chat (how sad does that sound?) and I have often thought of making my own little link to achieve the same in one step but have not got round to it.

    Other users may find it handy too?

    Have a good weekend!

    [Thanks for your suggestion, Nate. – Features Editor]

  19. Caption

    Now get out before I bring waters to the stage!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  20. That is a great idea. I’ve often wondered just how many nations are represented here. Now there will be a map! Thanks for that.

    The map will fill up fast. What would someone do if the place they live is already marked? Can a mark be placed on top of another?

    [Yes, you can do that. It’s also easier to see the map if you switch from icons to pins/dots. Use the third button from the right to toggle between the two. – Features Editor]

  21. Hi FEd,

    Am in the business of creating new things, be it films and documentaries and also finding out the next new trend.

    Now, I have entered the new site and saw the map, I cannot get to find how I would position myself on the map, what is the trick to place my location on the map and leave a message….

    Please would you advise me?

    emmanuel

    [You want the first button: Post. Click that and a pop-up appears asking you to “Click a location on the map to add your entry”. Press the ‘OK’ button beneath, then point to your part of the world and left-click your mouse. A little green flag will be set and a form for you to complete with your name and comment will appear beside it. You can add your country’s flag and a boy/girl/alien icon of your own choosing, too. Please note that your message will appear as soon as I’ve approved it, as is the case here with blog posts. – Features Editor]

  22. On second thoughts and having played for a while i find it easy to move and could be quite fun to get to know who is where, and if you have friends around the world then you would be able to find out where and how far from one another they are, I see the point and that could be great to meet and share fun dinners and so forth…

    Great move FEd

    emmanuel

  23. [Perhaps we can get one rolling in the UK as well as the ones in the US? – Posted by: Nate at March 9, 2007 01:00 AM]

    I’d be up for that! 18th August in the UK too?

  24. Hurray – more blog toys! 🙂

    Caption: David impresses the RAH faithful with his one-handed shadow animals during “Smile”

    N
    – no more nails left from last night’s Braga game…talk about doing it the hard way. I’ve got a ticket for next week’s home leg..should be amazing.

    In other news my supervisor’s wife has had their first baby, so I’m around a bit until his return (and then back to the academic cellar!!)

  25. CAPTION 2:

    …and in his seventh decade he toured again, in fulfillment of the scriptures. *cue ‘Hallelujah Chorus’*

  26. Great Map! I unfortunately placed my Bronx pin in Rockland county thanks to poor laptop dexterity, but you all get the idea.

    It’s really cool to be able to see how global this community is…..

  27. Interesting idea.

    I’ve not been much in the mood for blogging lately but hanging in there. Still reading though.

    Thanks.

    Andrew

  28. Verrry Nice…

    I was hoping the map idea would come to fruition. A nice surprise when I got to work this morning!

    G

  29. [I unfortunately placed my Bronx pin in Rockland county thanks to poor laptop dexterity, but you all get the idea.]

    Angelo, don’t feel bad, I intentionally placed my pin off the coast of NJ in the water.

    Andrew

  30. Great idea F*Ed as actually seeing where fellow Gilmourians reside is more of a communal and universal experience…

    Have a great weekend 🙂

    [Thank you. The same to you. – Features Editor]

  31. I love you

    [I love you, too. I can’t speak for David, but I’m sure he does. – Features Editor]

  32. [Simply, you need to arrive before closing time for this password to be revealed to you. Sorry for the disappointment. – Features Editor]

    That’s ok. I feel better about it now. Thanks for the info Fed. Have a good day.

    [No problem, mate. Have a good day and hopefully we can see you in the chatroom soon. – Features Editor]

  33. Dear F.Ed.,

    this one is a very nice idea: i realized i’ve sent a too long message…about Castellorizon..but I do not mind. I was too happy to talk about it! Is it possible to amend the message previously sent there?

    Have you all a very nice week end

    wonderful blog this week

    ciao Elisabetta

    [I can change your text, Elisabetta, but not your choice of icon or flag. I’m not happy that non-English characters are showing up as gobbledeegook, so please let me know what you wish to change, and I’ll change it for you. This is not an open offer to all, however. Please take time to get your message right and your message will appear sooner. – Features Editor]

  34. Good idea with the map fed. Hope everyone has a great weekend all around the world.

    Just found out last night that im going to be a Grandma in october, A grandma i cant believe it.

    Everyone have a good weekend and hope to see you all in chat next week.

    Clarice

    [Congratulations, Clarice. – Features Editor]

  35. [Angelo, don’t feel bad, I intentionally placed my pin off the coast of NJ in the water.]

    Oh no, more computer stuff. Goodness knows where mine will end up. Probably on the moon.

    Almost 800 posts for Davids birthday. Where did everone come from?.

    Pete – Coventry

    Have a good weekend everyone

  36. nice addition, fed. just off to leave my message now.

    have a good weekend, everyone. x

  37. Martin S, I think I just popped you with my pin trying to squeeze onto the UK.

    Just noticed that you can zoom in and make more space for yourself.

    How do you get the little flag ?

    Pete – Coventry

    [Beneath the space where you enter your comment, you can pick from a boy/girl/alien icon and also select your country’s flag. You don’t have to, but you can. – Features Editor]

  38. Hi Fed,

    That map is really slick. It’s interesting to see where so many different people are from. Thanks again for another neat gadget to amuse ourselves with.

    Have a great weekend, Fed and everyone

    Mike

  39. Hi FEd and friends,

    Really nice photo today! I’d love to know what song David was singing when it was taken.

    Clarice, congratulations to you my dear on your impending ‘Granny’ status! I’m lovin’ it myself!

    Nice addition FEd with the Guest Map. There seems to be some over-population issues on the east coast of the US as well as in the UK! We’ve got plenty of stretching room up here in the Northwest.

    Talk to you all again soon. I think I’ll take a coffee break and watch the sampler dvd again …

    Peace and love!
    Gabrielle
    Washington State

  40. [I love you – Posted by: sdff at March 9, 2007 03:01 PM]

    [I love you, too. I can’t speak for David, but I’m sure he does. – Features Editor]

    You cheeky devil, you…

    [What can I say? It’s one of those days and I’m in one of those moods. I love you as well… – Features Editor]

  41. I love the map it is great….added my lowly city of Fontucky…I mean Fontana. Had to eyeball it but I think I got it close. Having a great vacation….the kids are off for like three weeks so trying to keep them from getting bored.

    But keeping busy..between Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and Soccer (football) I am having a grand ole time.

    Hope you are doing well Fed.

    Renee B.
    Fontana, Ca USA

  42. [Oh so you are an alien, FEd. That explains the fake beard. And now I also understand why you do not want your identity to be revealed. – Posted by: Ralph at March 9, 2007 10:35 AM]

    I’m not so surprised, frankly. His favorite karaoke song is “It ain’t Easy Being Green” by Kermit the Frog. But now I’m wondering if he’s hiding his space ship in that quaint Welsh barn….

    [I’m wondering where all the other aliens came from. Just look at that map. I thought it was just me, but clearly not. David, you must be proud. ‘First in Space’ indeed… – Features Editor]

  43. [Angelo, don’t feel bad, I intentionally placed my pin off the coast of NJ in the water. – Andrew]

    Shall I dispatch the Coast Guard helicopters to search for you?

    [While you’re at it, Chris Parkinson looks as though he may be in a spot of bother. – Features Editor]

  44. [While you’re at it, Chris Parkinson looks as though he may be in a spot of bother. – Features Editor]

    Oh my! I see what you mean. As brave and daring as the US Coast Guard may be, I don’t think they are foolish enough to attempt a trans-Atlantic rescue from my local barracks.

    You best send a distress call to some Welsh fishing vessels in his case.

    By the way, I love you too…

    [There’s no time. I’m going to get a boat and go out there myself. Don’t worry about me, I’ll be fine. If there’s no action on the blog for a while, you know that I’ve started a new life in Ireland or France. – Features Editor]

  45. [I’m wondering where all the other aliens came from. Just look at that map. I thought it was just me, but clearly not. David, you must be proud. ‘First in Space’ indeed… – Features Editor]

    Curiously enough, there seems to be a preponderance of aliens in the UK. I thought surely there would be more of your kind in the American southwestern desert (as I recall from watching the X Files, at any rate)

  46. Ow ! Pete that hurt ! You’ll have someone’s eye out if you’re not careful !

    Have a good weekend everyone.

    Martin.

  47. Hi FeD,

    the map is a very cool idea…not your new life in France or Ireland…be quiet…we love you

    A kiss from Rome
    diana

    [Bless you, Diana. – Features Editor]

  48. What a cool idea the guest map is, another reason I check this site daily.

    Have great weekend all!

  49. [Just noticed that you can zoom in and make more space for yourself. Pete – Coventry]

    I see where my confusion came from but it’s quite nice out here, thanks for the thought Mike but as you said it is a bit far

  50. [I love you – Posted by: sdff at March 9, 2007 03:01 PM]

    [I love you, too. I can’t speak for David, but I’m sure he does. – Features Editor]

    hahaha…save this one for the end of the year!

  51. I’ve just gone back to the map, where I placed my note earlier today. Now I know more about how to use the map, but I see that my note is in the wrong spot. It’s in New York City, but it should be located to the North of that (Schenectady).

    F’Ed, how can I move my own note?

    [You can’t. You’d have to add another, I’m afraid. – Features Editor]

  52. DAVID!

    I would love to come over for dinner, thank you so much for the invite. What can I bring to dri…wait, what?

    GuestMAP?

    Ohh….nevermind

  53. A guest map, what a nice idea ! Impressive ! Have you still many other great ideas in your mind for the future ?

    [David, come and do a concert in Wales… Sorry, I forgot the rules for a moment. Don’t mind me. – Fed, guest map]

    I was so delighted to read that ! Go on, Fed, breach the rules, it’s so good, isn’t it ? btw, it’s normal, I think Aliens don’t follow any rules !

    Michèle

  54. [If there’s no action on the blog for a while, you know that I’ve started a new life in Ireland or France. – Features Editor]

    Wow !

    Michèle

    [I choose France, of course. – Features Editor]

  55. [Curiously enough, there seems to be a preponderance of aliens in the UK. I thought surely there would be more of your kind in the American southwestern desert (as I recall from watching the X Files, at any rate) – Posted by: Michael in New Jersey at March 9, 2007 06:23 PM]

    Torchwood must be having a coronary right about now…

    And on another topic from today’s oddness…

    I love you all too! Even Jersey Mike! 😀

    ‘Nix
    (With the teleport spells ready and waiting, should our illustrious FEd get lost at sea and need a rescue… can’t let Liverpool lose its biggest supporter, after all. They’d be so distressed! We can’t have Anfield decked out in black! It just wouldn’t do!)

  56. Wow, the map is yet another fun addition to this excellent website. It’s neat to see where the folks in the fan and blog community are from – it will also be interesting to watch as the number of people (or aliens) continues to grow.

    Placing my pin on the map, especially today, makes for a memorable birthday present indeed – Thanks! 🙂

  57. Oh dear, I accidently put myself in North Carolina using the icons on the map. If I’d only gone to the dots beforehand I might have done better. Really, I DO know where Tennessee is.

    I wonder what David got for his birthday, she said to herself…

    xo
    Deborah

  58. Howdy FEd,

    I would have put a flag on my post if there were one for Texas. (You do know we are our own country don’t you? No egocentricity here!)

    Penny

  59. Yes the guest map is a great idea, i`ve put my message on there even if i posted it more in nottingham than birmingham (or should that be solihullish?) anyway…

    Seeing as there tends to be a Scott Mills off radio 1 moment on the blog, I love everyone too!

    Have a great weekend all.
    Adrian.

    P.S I hope MartinS has not been at that czech lager again. I did wake up with a bouncy head last saturday!!!

  60. **Caption**

    After breaking some strings on his guitar the ever resourceful Mr.G improvises-

    And now ladies and gents…..A little something from Animals….. woof woof!

    (-;Tomi Sue;-)

  61. [It goes without saying that, if we see a pin in a certain part of the world, we’ll take it that you’d like to see David perform there.]

    Does thems with the most pins win a gig? Do I need to round up my friends?

  62. I have the feeling that the preponderance of aliens amongst us may be due to the fact that many of us didn’t realise there were others like ourselves out there in the world. Maybe we’re not the aliens after all!

  63. Hello to all of you…I also put a flag on this great little map. This is my second post (after a birthday greeting) and I hope I can improve my English a bit here…ooops…please, no pointy stick… (needless to say that I´m here `cause I love Mr. Gilmour`s awsome music…)

    [I love you – Posted by: sdff at March 9, 2007 03:01 PM]

    [I love you, too. I can’t speak for David, but I’m sure he does. – Features Editor]

    …let`s get philanthropical…Henriette

  64. For some odd reason my post isn’t up on the Guestmap. I did everything correctly yesterday from the office and after I posted etc a little dialogue box came on the screen and said that it wouldn’t show straight away.

    All I said was “David, wish you and your family all the very best. Love Julie, Kevin and Imogen”

    FEd, do I have to post again or have I breached any rules?

    Best regards.

    Julie

    [You just have to give me time to add it. It is Saturday. – Features Editor]

  65. This guest map is a very nice idea indeed, and interesting to watch. Unfortunately, the map also indirectly confirms the fact that the famous “global village” isn’t so global at all in terms of access to computers and the internet; nearly the whole of Africa and great parts of South America and Asia have no possibility to join. Globalization is really something primarily for the rich ones on this planet.

    Have a nice weekend, everybody out there!

  66. CAPTION:

    SILHOUETTE COMP……

    “Ok ,ok I know you asked for an eagle but I can only do dogs……….”

    Rgds Geoff Duffy ( Dublin )

  67. Yeah. I also pinned my little man on the map. Thank you, Fed. Good to have a hope that David reads it one day.

  68. Hello all

    and david if you by any chance see this i am the lucky chap who spoke to you and your lovely wife polly in the jools holland studio, where you signed my copy of your awesome “On An Island” c.d.

    i spoke to the chap filming you with the camcorder and he said he was filming for a new D.V.D , when is this due out ???

    [This year, but not before May. – Features Editor]

  69. Nice to see the sleep deprivation is having no effect whatsoever on Daddy Duffy.

  70. [I have the feeling that the preponderance of aliens amongst us may be due to the fact that many of us didn’t realise there were others like ourselves out there in the world. Maybe we’re not the aliens after all! – George Maciver]

    You may be right, George. Perhaps you’re not aliens. But it still appears that the lot of you are Brits!

    Perhaps you should join Rudders in Florida so you can attend to your rather green complexion. The long winter seems to have taken its toll….

  71. Since we are thinking globally here with our new Guest Map, may I bring up my pleasure at seeing more mainstream media coverage on the health of our global ecosystem.

    I won’t promote any particular news site, but, as I sit here procrastinating on work I should be doing, I did a search on such topics in the news.

    We’re talking about it, and we’re doing it more often. That’s a start.

    Seeing all these pins on the map here makes the world seem so much smaller…

  72. Caption:

    In a drunken stupor, David comes on stage in his birthday suit and says “Hiccup, thank you indeed, hiccup”.

  73. Is this a Polly picture? It’s beautiful. Way to capture David’s status as a beacon of light! Very jealous.

    [Yes, it’s one of Polly’s. Please click your name below to see it in our gallery. – Features Editor]

  74. Hi Fed,

    wow, great idea, and how interesting to see all the fans worldwide, kinda a Birthday present for all of us fans. Actually I experienced some difficulties posting there, but we will see if I succeeded.

    Ulli

    [I can confirm that you did and that your message is there for the world to see. – Features Editor]

  75. Caption #2

    Ha, Ha, Did you really have to put all the candles on the cake Polly?

    Fed,

    Love the Map!

    I See now that I made a mistake on my Icon….. I Wanna Be An Alien, I Wanna Be An Alien WAAAAAA!

    p.s. to Dave from San Jose….Hello Neighbor:-)

    (-:Tomi Sue:-)

  76. [You just have to give me time to add it. It is Saturday. – Features Editor]

    Oh, I posted it Friday lunchtime and I saw that others managed it. I’m not complaining, I just thought maybe something was wrong.

    I tried again from home yesterday.

    Enjoy the rest of you weekend.

    Regards.

    Julie

    [Only your second attempt made it, I’m afraid. Thanks for leaving a message. – Features Editor]

  77. Marvellous little feature, I’ve had great fun looking at everybody’s little icons and such.

    Bye for now!

  78. A quick note to anyone who has said that they are unable to place their pin on their chosen part of the map.

    Icons are set as standard, but you can replace the mad flurry of aliens and garden gnomes with coloured pins simply by pressing the ‘Dots’ button.

    If that doesn’t adequately clear your chosen area, press the fourth button that runs along the top of the map a few times to zoom in. Although the resolution’s not great, you’ll be able to hone in on your part of the world and put your pin where you really want to.

    You can drag the map with your mouse or use the W, A, S and D buttons on your keyboard to scroll to different parts of the world.

    Many thanks to everyone who has left a message. It’s good to see so many familiar names, yet also strangely satisfying to note that many of you aren’t from this planet, after all.

  79. That map burgeoning with little aliens and earthlings is so cute. Hey, Mike, where is New Jersey anyway?

    *only kidding – I knew it was in America*

  80. Help !

    Is that an alien’s transcription, or a ‘gobbledeegook’ (don’t know that word, but I love how it sounds) ?

    On the GuestMap, my message ends with “� un de ces jours!” … Do you read what I read ?, or is it only me ? Please, perhaps you could change “à” into “A” ?

    But I want to tell you: I have great fun with your GuestMap ! Bravo !

    Michèle

    [Oui, d’accord. Excusez-moi et merci pour la compliment. ‘Gobbledeegook’ (le charabia, non?) n’est pas aussi bon de ‘pamplemousse’, naturellement, mais c’est bon que vous l’aimez le bruit de la mot. – Features Editor]

  81. Dear dear dear FEd,

    I saw on the wonderful map (I love it! So funny!) that there is a Jon in Iceland.

    Hey! I love Iceland! Jon, I want to become your friend! Do you want you become a friend of mine? Pleeeeease!!! I can send you packs of italian food every week, if you accept to become my friend.

    Your Country is fantastic! I went there in 2000 and it remains in my heart.

    Greetings from Italy!

    L!

  82. Nice addition but

    FED, what are you doing in Aberystwyth? You’re way off. Get down south where you belong.

    [I think you’ll find that it’s more Newcastle Emlyn, but good to see you paying attention to your geography. Mrs Thomas will be proud. – Features Editor]

  83. I just posted my message on the guestmap. Hope it works. The guestmap is an excellent idea and a great tool to know our whereabouts, thank you. My husband and I are excited to know that there are a numbers of fans from Florida who visit this site. I read about Rudders from Toronto is in Florida this week?! Hope you have a good time, Rudders.

    This is an unusual picture of David with his arm extended. If I am not mistaken, David habitually tends to have his face down when jamming with his guitar; he usually is very composed and concentrating on his work; and if he is singing, he likes to look straight towards the audience. Polly did an excellent job capturing such an unique pose of David.

    Thanks for providing us the gallery of pictures Polly, and by the way, thanks for a clip of the home video you provided in “DAVID GILMOUR IN CONCERT”.

  84. Caption:

    Midway through the concert, David interrupts playing “Brain Damage” and performs a showstopper, blending pantomime with interpretive yoga.

  85. FEd, I just want to say one thing…You are awesome! You make this website and Mr. Gilmours Fan community so much more connected. Bravo!

    [Cheers, mate. I think many will disagree, but… – Features Editor]

  86. A great idea F.Ed – really makes this community feel more like family.

    Not surprised to see the concentration of aliens and humans in the US and Europe but would’ve thought that there would have been a lot more pins in South America considering the number of requests this blog has received for David to play there….:-)

    This site never fails to impress.

    Nisha

    PS: It’s also a bit surprising that I am the only pin on the Indian subcontinent thus far…hope to see more representation soon.

  87. Hey… it’s really nice to be able to see where everyone’s located… I put my pin yesterday, and I just found out today that there’s two people from Mexico in the latest update…

    Apart from being nice for all us bloggers it’s fun how much information you can pick up from here… I hope we end up filling Mexico with little pins showing David we deserve a visit (can’t help to say it Fed… I’d pay first row tickets for all the appearances he has in Mexico, trust me!).

    Anyhoo… it looks like a busy weekend for the blog… and it’s always nice to read everyone over there…

    Mais bon… c’est l’heure de partir mes amis! (Comment ca va Michele?)

    Have a great week fellows!

    Shine on!
    Jorge.

  88. Great idea about the map FEd but I tend to agree a little with Georg Kunz who said

    “the famous “global village” isn’t so global at all in terms of access to computers and the internet; Globalization is really something primarily for the rich ones on this planet.” – at March 10, 2007 12:24 PM

    I can’t add to the map due to my gas powered computer and restrictions at work. I am happy in the knowledge that I know where I am (just a millimetre above George Macivar. So be it. I dont regard myself as poor as I am not living in areas of the World where computers are in the minority. Some of the richest people in the world have nothing but their name.

    Have a good week
    Ian Pearson

  89. Dear F.Ed.,

    thank you very much for your nice help.

    I’d like to leave here as simple blog message my small contribution with reference to the Kastellorizon island, especially for Lucia.

    We all know that “Castellorizon” is also the name of a song from David Gilmour’s album On an Island, based on a night he spent on Kastelorizo.

    Kastelorizo, current official name in Greek is Μεγίστη/Megisti; (Turkish: Meis , Italian: Castelrosso), is a small Greek island located in the Eastern Mediterranean. It lies roughly 1300 metres off the south coast of Turkey, about 110 km east of Rhodes, almost halfway between Rhodes and Antalya.

    It has gone by several different names in its history, including Castellorizo, Castelrosso, Meis. The meaning of its current official name Megisti (Μεγίστη) is “Biggest”, a seemingly ironic choice since, at only 4 square miles (10 km²) in area, it is the smallest of the Dodecanese. The name, however, refers to the fact that it is the biggest of the small archipelago.

    Thank you again
    Ciao Elisabetta

  90. Dear F.Ed.

    I’d like to leave the following message in my icon with italian flag named Elisabetta in the guest-map: […]

    Thank you very much
    Bye/ciao Elisabetta

    [It has now been changed, Elisabetta (but I could not add your flag, sorry). You can see your new message. It is dated Friday 9 March and timed at 06:08:54AM. – Features Editor]

  91. There’s a Stutzy in the Dominican Republic?

    Who are you? Where are you? I was beginning to think I was the only fan of Dominican descent here…..

  92. “I can’t add to the map due to my gas powered computer and restrictions at work. I am happy in the knowledge that I know where I am (just a millimetre above George Maciver. So be it. I dont regard myself as poor as I am not living in areas of the World where computers are in the minority. Some of the richest people in the world have nothing but their name. Ian Pearson”

    Hi Ian,

    you’re absolutely right, I should differentiate a little bit more, the world isn’t simply black and white.

    But maybe we can both agree that the problem is the economic possibility/potential to obtain such technology – something most of us here in the so called “first world” have and people in large parts of Africa/Latin America etc. don’t have for the forseeable future.

    Sorry Fed, for stirring up this theme once again. I don’t want to kick off an off topic discussion, but sometimes thoughts like these also put the little wishes amd demands we are uttering here on this blog into the right perspective.

  93. “I am happy in the knowledge that I know where I am (just a millimetre above George Maciver.”

    Ian, you work for Caithness Glass? For some reason I thought you lived around the Glasgow area.

  94. ‘Gobbledeegook’…

    Merci pour le rectificatif, trop gentil !

    Michèle

    [C’est bon, mais je préfère encore le bruit (est-ce que c’est le mot?) de ‘pamplemousse’. – Features Editor]

  95. Hey Fed!!

    Seems like you get another chance to come visit Holland and support your team against PSV, let me know when you’ll arrive!!

    [May the best team win, mate. Good luck. – Features Editor]

  96. Ca va encore mieux depuis que j’ai lu ton message, Jorge, merci…

    It would be nice to meet you in the chatroom…

    Viva Mexico !

    Michèle

  97. Hi Fed,

    [What can I say? It’s one of those days and I’m in one of those moods. I love you as well… – Features Editor]

    I think they make pills for that…Midol, or something?

    Caption-
    David discovers that writing the set list on his hand isn’t as discreet as he thought it would be…

    Caption-
    “For all those that wanted ‘Dogs’ on this tour, here you go”

    Caption-
    David is subjected to a field sobriety test by an over-zealous security guard on his first night at RAH

    Aliens, be careful in the States, Our new sweeping immigration reform will have all of you Aliens deported 😛

    Have a great day, all
    Mike

    P.S. Love you Fed 😉

    [Silly. – Features Editor]

  98. Hi FEd and friends,

    A very mysterious, other-worldly musical snippet playing today. Spooky almost!

    Nisha, I’m happy to see you on the map finally. I’d been wondering where you were!

    FEd, there you go again with ‘pamplemousse’ … that came up once (at least) before but I never discovered the meaning of the word. I gather it must be the French word for ‘gobbledygook’? I’ve always liked the sound of that word for some reason and I find pamplemousse just as interesting!

    I was surprised that you weren’t the very first person to claim your spot on the planet FEd! Very gratious of you to let others plant their pointy sticks first!

    That’s enough muttering from me for today. I hope I can make it to the old Chatroom on Wednesday. Until then …

    Peace and love!
    Gabrielle
    Washington State

    [I’m afraid I’m revealing my limited French vocabulary by confessing that my favourite French word translates as ‘grapefruit’. It sounds more appetising in French, doesn’t it? – Features Editor]

  99. You are no doubt very efficient, FEd, I saw my post on the guest map this a.m. I hope you hold up Ok reading all of our posts on the map? This is really a nice service, much appreicated.

    Have a great day!

    [I appreciate you leaving a message. Many thanks. – Features Editor]

  100. I saw it: Thank you very much indeed, F.Ed.!

    ciao Elisabetta

    [You’re very welcome. – Features Editor]

  101. Happy Birthday Dave! I was out of my office and I beg Your pardon for this delay.

    All the Very Best!

    Maury

  102. Aw… hopefully someday Michèle… trust me I’ve tried to make it to the chat, it’s just I haven’t had the chance to catch an open session. My time schedule usually allows me to try the chat somewhere around 1AM or 2AM GMT-6, therefore; it’s kind of hard :P! Mais je l’essais!!!

    Alors Fed… est-ce que tu as de nouvelles pour nous en David’s Fender Custom? I was reading the blog entry you put for the guitar and remember you mentioned a contest to win one of these near the time “Remember that night” is going to be released this year… I was wondering if this is still going to happen… because I’m more than ready for the contest! :D:D:D!

    Well… just wanted to say hi again to the blog 😛

    Shine on!

    Jorge.

    [We’ve nothing to report on that front, I’m afraid, and don’t expect to for a while. – Features Editor]

  103. Speaking of the chatroom, don’t forget, gentle souls, that the US jumped ahead to Daylight Savings Time a few weeks earlier than usual. Until the UK does its usual jump, that means that the US Eastern timezone is /four/ hours ahead of the UK.

    So, for example, the Wednesday chat advertised for 1pm-3pm UK time is 9am-11am Eastern or 6am-8am Pacific. I believe Indiana now /does/ recognize DST, except those same areas that did their own thing, but can any Indianans confirm or deny this? What about Arizona and Hawaii (two other states that traditionally did not acknowledge DST)…?

    Also, FEd or one of our other sterling UK residents, can you please confirm when you folks jump forward? After all, chat sessions are based on the FT timezone (FEd Time, whether it’s standard or Daylight Savings…) 😉

    This PSA is brought to you by the letters J and Q, the number 4, and a battered blue police box.

    ‘Nix.

    [British summertime ends on 25 March, according to my calendar. – Features Editor]

  104. I am, and have always been, and will always be, an alien. That is my story and I’m sticking with it. There is no way I’d ever own up to originating from the same planet as the likes of Hitler, George “The Decider” Bush, Stalin, and Nero. Scotty would be hard pressed to find any intelligent life down here!

  105. Duh, that shoulda said four hours /behind/… mea culpa.

    Ah, well, y’all knew what I meant. 😀

    ‘Nix the uncaffeinated-as-of-yet.

  106. [British summertime ends on 25 March, according to my calendar. – Features Editor]

    ???

    You poor folks. Your summer is ending on March25? So when does your summer begin?

    Sorry about being a smart alec…just couldn’t let that go. Must have been from reading too many birthday wishes for David. Your eyes are all crossed.

    Love the new map thingy.

    jan

    [We like smart alecs here, so knock yourself out. It would make more sense for summer to start on 25 March, wouldn’t it? It starts on the 25th and ends on the 31st. – Features Editor]

  107. wow this map has been a hit

    how are u fed good i hope. looks like you will be meeting chelsea in the cup eh. i fancy your chances

    fed more chats please, i miss them wen there is a big gap

    cheers mate and hello to all irregulars and non irregulars

  108. Hi all,

    Well I think I ‘ve hit the right spot! I bet you’ll need a bigger map soon F.ed!!!

    Keep up the good work,

    Take care,
    Dave

  109. [British summertime ends on 25 March, according to my calendar. – Features Editor]

    Blimey, that was a short summer. Have you had your mango today?

    [Not you as well! – Features Editor]

  110. Hi to all.

    Never done anything like this at all before, this is my first time posting a message anywhere, anytime. I’m not even sure that this will reach all of you out there.

    Been a Floyd fan for years and thought David’s ‘On an Island’ the best music I’d heard in quite a few years.

    Is there anyone out there?

    [We hear you, John. Thank you for leaving a message. Do post again. – Features Editor]

  111. Thanks, Elisabetta, for the explanations! Interesting! Maybe, the next David’s fans meeting should be organize there. We could arrive with a lot of boats from the sea…can you image the poor Kastellorizon’s inhabitants how could be shocked seeing arriving from the beach this huge bunch of crazy people as we are!!! ah! ah! Hey folk! But not too much confusion. We have to be lovely guests…poor Katellorizon’s inhabitants!!!

    L!

  112. [Speaking of the chatroom, don’t forget, gentle souls, that the US jumped ahead to Daylight Savings Time a few weeks earlier than usual. Until the UK does its usual jump, that means that the US Eastern timezone is /four/ hours ahead of the UK. – ‘Nix]

    Good job Phoenix! I’d have totally spaced that one out. Even my computer hasn’t realized the time change yet. Patches, we don’t need no stinkin’ patches!!

    [I’m afraid I’m revealing my limited French vocabulary by confessing that my favourite French word translates as ‘grapefruit’. It sounds more appetising in French, doesn’t it? – Features Editor]

    Well that’s good to know FEd. Now I’m off to have one of my favorite beverages, rouge pamplemousse juice … that certainly has a ring to it, don’t ya think?

    I’m still smiling at the thought of Marcus’s comment on David’s talking dog hand puppet by the way!!

    Peace,
    Gabrielle
    Washington State

  113. Caption..

    David shows the “Ghost Of Pink Floyd Past” the way to the nearest exit.

    Pamplemousse..isn’t that a kind of gook that you apply to your hair to make it appear more p..ample?

    Just pinned myself..pretty cool!

  114. Still the only one in India….in a country of a billion people you’d think more folks would appreciate real talent….sigh.

    Hi Gabrielle – belated Congratulations on becoming a Grandma. Looked out for you on chat the other day but I was on only briefly so may have missed you.

    Life isn’t so good right now, a beloved family member is in critical care after collapsing with a brain haemorrhage 10 days ago, so I’ve busy shuttling back and forth between work, hospital, husband, child. Doesn’t help that hospital is an airplane ride away. So it’ll probably be a while before I am irregular again.

    Take care all –
    Nisha

    [You take care, Nisha. Best wishes to your unfortunate family member. – Features Editor]

  115. [Ian, you work for Caithness Glass? For some reason I thought you lived around the Glasgow area. – Posted by: George Maciver]

    More Glass Glow maybe George, but actually Thurso and for myself, on my own.

    Incidentally watching some old footage of David and the boys playing AHM last night and realised that David’s voice is better now than 30 odd years ago.

    Ian Pearson

  116. [British summertime ends on 25 March, according to my calendar. – Features Editor]

    Don’t you mean Greenwich Mean Time ends and British Summertime begins, FEd. 😉

    [That’s exactly what I mean. You know I’m just testing to see who’s keeping up. – Features Editor]

  117. Congrats to the growing list of grandparents out there…

    And warm feelings and good vibes to those of you in crisis…. (Hang in there, Nisha)

  118. I read in a Norwegian newspaper today that the British government was the first in the whole world to launch a new law stating that the country shall reduce its CO2-emission by 60% within 2050!! YES!! Maybe there`s a hope although? David must be proud?..

  119. [Call me naïve, if you will, but the idea of having a birthday blog entry was so that people could wish David a happy birthday. Instead, many people seem to have stated what they want next from David and tagged on a token birthday greeting at the end]

    Hey Mr Naive, it makes you despair does’nt it.

    Anyway, what I want is………..

    Pete – Coventry

  120. [Never done anything like this at all before, this is my first time posting a message anywhere, anytime. I’m not even sure that this will reach all of you out there.]

    I know there is the DVD to be released sometime after May but considering this time last year when David was gearing up for the tour & O.A.I. just released & all the associated press coverage, isn’t it good this site is still attracting new, or not so new fans, what ever the case may be

    well done Fed & everyone on the web site for keeping David Gilmour.com so fresh

  121. [Call me naïve, if you will, but the idea of having a birthday blog entry was so that people could wish David a happy birthday. Instead, many people seem to have stated what they want next from David and tagged on a token birthday greeting at the end]

    ‘many people’ ? I read all the 784 posts (!!!) and I think most of them, almost all of them were very nice and respectful, you should rather be proud, I think…

    But, maybe, you had to delete many of other not so nice and greedy posts, I don’t know, of course …donc, je ferais mieux de me taire…

    Michèle

    [You see the cleaned-up version. – Features Editor]

  122. [What about Arizona and Hawaii (two other states that traditionally did not acknowledge DST)…? – Posted by: Phoenix at March 12, 2007 07:32 PM]

    Last I checked there wasn’t even one pinmark on the guest map for anyone in Hawaii or Alaska for that matter.

    [It goes without saying that, if we see a pin in a certain part of the world, we’ll take it that you’d like to see David perform there.]

    Now imagine if David decides the opposite and performs in places where there are no pins. This would be an effort to bring his talent to undiscovered places. Now playing at the Igloo in Juneau…or coming to you live from a floating ice flow in the Antartic…

    Andrew

  123. ciao a tutti,

    today I am in my “it is a S**T world” mood. But I don’t want to bother you with my heavy opinions and judgement about various topics which should bring ourselves to “indignarsi” (my english vocabulary suggests “get angry” but that’s not correct. “get angry” is “arrabbiarsi”. “indignarsi” is related to Dignity.. a person gets “indignata” when something offends his sense of dignity..of what should be good and bad…).

    By the way for people in this mood I would suggest “Children of Men”, a recent english movie that is a good metaphor of where we are going (and in the movie, set in the near future, the battersea power station with the pink floyd pig stands like a monument…in that movie, pink floyd are ancient visual art. this is another thing, among others in the movie, which will probably happen).

    So, I was saying I don’t want to bother you. To make my mood better (thanks for the map) do you have anything nice to say to us? Like DG finally touring Brasil after all requests, or touring my town…..or a new record out in 2018….or a new addition to the blog. Cheer me up Fed, if you can. 🙂

    ciao a tutti.

    [I’ve got something for you later, if it’s ready on time. It’s a new blog entry with a little something on the side. It’s silly (cheesy, more like), so it might make your mood worse. – Features Editor]

  124. Fed,

    I’ve noticed over the past couple of days that some of the posts have been appearing with a timestamp in the future. Is this conclusive proof that you are indeed an alien from another dimension? (…or do I remember reading that your server is based in the US…)

    [I’m glad it’s not just me. – Features Editor]

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