It’s that time again, so have your Blotto cards close at hand…
As it’s Friday the 13th… The fifth song to be revealed is ‘A Pocketful of Stones’, which will be the 13th track on the concert DVD.
Please mark the ’13’ space on your cards accordingly. If you guessed that the 13th song would be ‘A Pocketful of Stones’, well done.
You probably don’t need reminding but, if you do, there are 23 songs on the concert DVD of David’s forthcoming double-disc set, ‘Remember That Night’ (hence 23 numbered spaces on your Blotto card). These songs are all taken from the Royal Albert Hall shows of May 2006.
The DVD is due for release on Monday 17 September in Europe and a day later, on Tuesday 18 September, in North America.
You probably don’t need reminding of Blotto’s aim, either. Just in case, you need to complete a line, either horizontally or vertically, on your Blotto card. Only correct guesses will complete a line (you must match the right song to the right space). If you complete a line, we’ll enter you into a prize draw… on the condition that you humour us by including “Blotto!” in your blog post.
There’s no chat today, but there will be more chat sessions next week and, of course, more Blotto. Please see the calendar for details.
Have a good weekend, everyone.
We’ll leave you with some more from Stevie.
What was the most difficult David Gilmour/Pink Floyd song to master on this tour, Steve? Not that it looked like you had trouble with any of them. (Geoff Duffy)
I’d have to say that ‘High Hopes’ really made me think. I had to play off beat 8th notes on a tuned foundry bell with a mallet in my left hand, over my left shoulder, while switching back and fourth between mallet and sticks for the choruses. Jon Carin and I had to really listen to each other and lock in together, because our parts had to be perfectly in sync. Also, since it has such an orchestral feel to it, I really had to pay attention to the dynamic shape of the tune, which made it a fun challenge.
How did you pick up ‘On The Turning Away’ so quickly when David sprung it on the band in Venice with no rehearsals? (EchoesBob)
First of all, I love that tune and fortunately I had listened to it enough to understand the form and the groove. At first I thought he was just going to play it by himself, and then I saw Guy come bounding back on stage and it was like, “Oh man, here we go!” I waited for a kind of cue from David and, when I got the nod, I came in with the time. It was so fun and fresh feeling to all of us. Sometimes it pays not to rehearse a tune.