Blotto (#13)

18dg_blog.jpgIt’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.

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’.

89 thoughts on “Blotto (#13)”

  1. Good questions, guys. I enjoyed it.

    Don’t want to speak about my Blotto card ’cause I’m going to cut it into little pieces. yeah.

    Slide guitar please.
    Emi

  2. Lucky for Steve he had listened to OTTA beforehand or that Venice concert could have been a bit of a nightmare for him!

  3. Well I still haven’t a blotto space filled yet. It has to be because of Breathe/Time/Breathe are
    really three different songs. Even though I am out of the game it is still fun waiting to see who will win.

    I hope everyone have a great and safe
    weekend.

    Take Care
    Thomas

  4. Steve it’s an honour to have you answer my question, thank you kind sir.

    Rgds Geoff Duffy ( Dublin)

  5. Caption Competition

    Simon Cowell voice off camera… No, no, no! Stand near the microphone! David, If your lifeguard duties were as good as your singing, a lot of people would be drowning…

    [Gold dust. – Features Editor]

  6. No luck with the blotto (that song was lucky for me before but not today) i have one line left untouched.

    Steve’s answers make interesting reading dont they.

  7. Blotto = Total disaster for me ! and for everybody today!

    If I’m not mistaken, no one chose ‘A Pocketful Of Stones’ as #13 (except Niki_sk, but his list was not eligible).

    Such a bad lucky Friday the 13th !

    Be careful, one day, we will come to Wales all together with an army of pointy sticks ! (could we have a special blog entry to arrange that meet-up, please ?)

    But David fans have no hard feelings, so I wish you a very nice spring weekend (and to all the losers of the day, of course).

    Michèle

  8. Yay! I still have a chance of getting one line. I doubt I will though 🙁

    Thanks to yourself and Stevie for setting up this Q&A thing. It’s really interesting.

    Have a good weekend everybody 🙂

  9. [I’d have to say that ‘High Hopes’ really made me think – Stevie]

    Oh! But the result was perfect! And very beautiful read about On the turning away. It had to be a so beautiful moment…lucky who was there!

    Stevie, I love your answers! They sound so genuine and fresh. Thank you, boy!

    L!

  10. FEd,

    Thanks for once again confirming that David will not participate on the upcoming Live Earth concerts.

    I know you’ve said it several times over the last few months (and I’m sure you’ll say it several more over the coming months) but when they announced the line up for the Giants Stadium show I did have a glimmer of hope.

    I don’t know why. I know that it is pretty much done between David and Roger but I guess there is still that little part in every fan who would like to see the world spinning in same direction again.

    I actually haven’t made up my mind yet if I want to attend the show. I was a Live Aid back in 1986 and it was a phenomenal experience. But I was also 20 years younger and not a cranky…LOL.

    Thanks.

    Andrew

  11. Blotto is now a spectator sport for me…. So who will get Unblotto first?

    And it was great meeting some new people these past few chats. What a truly international community this is!

  12. Hello all,

    In line with expectations, another miss in Bloodytto,

    Extremely interesting answers from Steve, those were the questions, which I wanted to ask, but Geoff and Bob were first. Steve thanks for your time.

    Have a wonderful weekend,
    Tomasz

  13. Just a thought…

    Couldn’t the cover of the forthcoming DVD follow the same theme as the OAI CD?

  14. You know, this whole ‘Live Earth’ thing is such a load of crap. The Earth is not my god and I will never worship it. I’m delighted David isn’t taking part:

    Romans 1:25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature (creation) more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever.

  15. That was a great question Geoff and, in hindsight, I was not surprised ‘High Hopes’ was the one.

    For some reason, I always play that drum/bell part in my head. It just seems really difficult to do.

    Pete – Coventry

  16. Management to DG:

    No you cannot put Pocketful of Stones on 9 Sir, it’s 9 on Ronny’s list.

  17. you would have sworn they had rehearsed it to be honest, it was that tight (except for a slight lyrical hiccup on the second verse!!)

    i remember a bloke sitting behind me asked what song it was, he really enjoyed it and somehow had never heard it before?!?!?! He was promptly ordered to go to the shops for AMLOR and TDB as it turned out he had never heard either of em.

    have a good weekend everyone

  18. I think the UK Slang Dictionaries will have to add a new word:

    Stroppy Blotter — noun, after ‘stroppy tosser,’ a phrase popularized by the hard-working, tireless FEd of the best blog in the world, and after “Blotto,” a game which many seemingly intelligent people failed at, miserably so, usu. for having counted “Breathe/Time/Breathe Reprise” as one or two songs when performed by the greatest guitar master of their lifetime….see Lynn’s Blotto card as illustration…no correct entries and “Wot’s…Uh, the Deal,” listed as #13….

    Have a great weekend, my fellow stroppy blotters!

    [I’m sure I just felt my head expanding by at least an inch, Lynn. – Features Editor]

  19. I was there when David sprung that on us that night back in Venice and when he began with the opening for ‘OTTA’, it caught “me” off guard !! It gave me chills, so I can only begin to imagine what was going through Steve’s head for those first few moments ’til Dave gave him the nod. It was one of the most sublime moments when the master catches his “apprentices” asleep at the switch. But did Steve miss a beat ? Not a one.

    It will always be etched in my mind when David was, shall we say, a little mischievous. It made the Trip worthwhile to see David being “playful”. God, you gotta love him and the boys. Those rescheduled Friday and Saturday nights were bloody magnificent. Marvellous ! Best show ever !

    Totally deserves the distinction as being one of the eminent masters of the guitar !

    UNOFFICIALLY : Missed on “my” Blotto card. ( Big Sigh…)

    Hope everyone has a great weekend !!! Peace and Love to All !!

    Cazart !

  20. Dear F.Ed.,

    Blotto or not to be Blotto: this is the question!!! my card is totally blank till now

    …but it is funny!

    have you all a nice weekend

    ciao Elisabetta

  21. Darn again, only two lines left.

    Last night I thought about how Steve felt while playing High Hopes, especially the timing of the bell. Not an easy part to play because of the timing. The answer came today. Thanks Steve.

    Rudders, also on the Q107 Guitar Greats home page, if you scroll down a bit, you can listen to David’s interview aboard Astoria in full.

    Have a great Unblotto weekend everyone.

  22. CAPTION: The Posh Spice David Gilmour duet finally gets a live airing.

    Rgds Geoff Duffy ( Dublin )

  23. [CAPTION: The Posh Spice David Gilmour duet finally gets a live airing….Geoff Duffy]

    Nice one Daddy Duffy, it made me smile!

  24. Hi Fed,

    It’s been nice to read Steve’s responses to the questions. Thanks again.

    Now that I have September 18 marked on the calendar, I wonder if tradition will hold true and the date gets moved 2-3 times? It doesn’t matter to me, as long as it’s right when it gets out.

    Yet again, it’s said that David will not be involved with Live Earth. But, you are right, Fed. The speculation can be fun, but causes alot of problems. Live 8 became more about PF than debt releif, and Live Earth would be the same.

    As much as I would love to see the 4 of them on stage again (or 1 or 2 or 3), I guess Roger will have to do. It wouldn’t surprise me if Nick would join Roger, but there goes speculation again.

    Georgemaciver, I mostly agree with what you said. I am not convinced that all of the Global Warming hype is what it’s cracked up to be. There are way too many levels of politics involved.

    I do beleive that we are stewards of this planet, and we have a responsibility to take care of it, be the least intrusive we can be, and use the least amount of resources.

    I am particularly bothered when politicians, actors and rock stars, with several multi-million dollar houses, a fleet of Hummer limos, and travel everywhere by private jet have the audacity to tell me, an average Joe Lunchbox, that I should take the bus, give up my SUV, incandescent light bulbs, and turn my heat down.

    Have a good weekend,
    Mike

  25. FEd!!! One away From Un-Blotto Woohooo (although, should I really be proud that I am losing terribly??)

    Cheers Mate =) Have Lovely Weekend.

    -Ax

    [The same to you. Have a good one. – Features Editor]

  26. Last post until Monday:

    Hey, Ripper ol’ boy, did you catch both of the shows ? And where were you in relation to the stage ? I was off to the right side both nights.

    Damn ! I need to see if I have the disc of my pictures from my little “Mediterranean Tour ’06” lying around amid the clutter of my office/bedroom. Gee, I’ve only promised to share some of pretty cool shots of those fantastic couple of weeks, last August.

    Loved the stroppy blotter bit from Lynn. Lynn that was absolutely priceless and made me laugh so hard I almost blew soda out of my nose I was laughing so hard.

    And Msr. Duffy ? Geoff, your question helped fuel today’s posting. It made for great reading. The same goes for EchoesBob. I’ll have a pint and a two fingers of Bushmill’s in your honour this evening when I hit my local pub right down the street tonight. Thanks Gents for good, intelligent questions. And, now, my hat’s off to Stevie for the great answers. Made fun reading.

    Thanks David Gilmour, Guy, Steve, Jon and the rest of the auspicious crew that steered the
    ” Goodship Gilmour” to victory after what happened the week before. Thank you for the memories !

    Everybody have a rollicking good weekend !!!

    Coming up on 12:25 EDT. and I’m ready for an afternoon siesta. I’m firing up the blender.
    Who wants frozen Tropical drinks ?

    What’s your favourite drink, dear FED ? I’ll make one and have it in your honour. : )

    I am so gone……ready for the weekend…

    Cazart !

    [Now you’ve got me thinking… – Features Editor]

  27. Thanks for the answer to my question Stevie. You and Phil hadn’t played On the Turning Away a few hundred times on the last two tours like the rest of the band. It must have been quite a surprise.

    Luckily for me I missed the Blotto submission deadline. I would have gotten them all wrong anyway.

  28. Mr DiStanislao, you modest sympathic giant, if it were not for you keeping the pace in High Hopes with reasonable accuracy, whilst the rest of the band is in a natural reflex trying to push the song into higher revs (except for your accomplice, Mr Carin), then Mr Gilmour would not have made the sprint between his microphone and his slide guitar halfway through the song at all.

    Fear of failure must really not be in your dictionary, naming such scary stories “a fun challenge”, or “Sometimes it pays not to rehearse a tune”. It’s playing On the Turning Away with , you know,… Him!

    If I’d be girl teenager I’d print and glue myself a live size cardboard Stevie, but since I am not I salute you with a respectful nod.

  29. i was too late for the blotto, but i just have to say, Steve sounds like the coolest guy!

  30. Rats! Foiled again! I’m removing the word ‘blotto’ from my vocabulary.

    Great questions and great answers! It has been very insightful. I look forward to more.

    Hey FEd, where’s that smoothie recipe?

    Have a great weekend all!

    ~Erin

    [Try blending one large banana, a mango, one Granny Smith apple, a kiwi fruit, four ice cubes, a splash of skimmed milk and a little flax seed oil. Gorgeous. – Features Editor]

  31. [CAPTION: The Posh Spice David Gilmour duet finally gets a live airing….Geoff Duffy]

    Am I the only one who doesn’t get it?? Is this an inside joke?

    Sorry if I’m a bit obtuse on this one.

    Thanks.

    Andrew

    [Victoria ‘Posh Spice’ Beckham is very slender, Andrew. – Features Editor]

  32. Hello David & FEd, et. al.

    I no longer have a line left on my blotto card with which to hope for. Oh well, it’s fun anyway.

    I personally do not believe in, pray to or worship any higher being, but I do think of the earth as a living being that needs love and nurturance and protection from the foibles of mankind. (Just my two cents worth.)

    David whatever your reasons for not participating are just that, Your reasons. You should not have to explain yourself. You have done so much so far that I would hope others would appreciate your contributions and let you be.

    Have a fabulous weekend all,
    Penny

    [You go, girl. – Features Editor]

  33. [Stevie, I love your answers! They sound so genuine and fresh. Thank you, boy! – L.]

    We all love your answers… and your sound!

    Thank you Fed for sharing and caring!

    Top

  34. i cannot believe that some people still doubt that the world is in a mess and that we’re to blame for it. we all have to do something right now. it’s everyone’s problem. we can’t bury our heads in the sand and pretend it’s not happening.

    let’s not forget that it’s god’s world. i’m sure he’d be upset to think that his children don’t give a damn about saving it after they messed it up.

    i’m with penny on this. david doesn’t need to explain himself to anyone. he doesn’t need to get on a stage to show the world that he cares. we know that he cares.

  35. sorry fed, i was so wound up about the global warming comments, i forgot to comment on blotto.

    nothing to say but… “unblotto!”

    to rudders and geoff: i love your captions today. 🙂

  36. [Victoria ‘Posh Spice’ Beckham is very slender, Andrew. – Features Editor]

    Ha, ha…so the microphone stand is Posh…clever.

    Of course IMHO she was also the hottie in the group but that’s not here or there.

    Thanks.

    Andrew

    [Nobody spotted the snake in the middle. I wonder what Cowell made of him. – Features Editor]

  37. [Nobody spotted the snake in the middle. I wonder what Cowell made of him. – Features Editor]

    In the immortal words of Mick Jagger, F*ed

    “You make a groin man cry….”

    Have a great weekend mate!

    [The same to you, kind sir. – Features Editor]

  38. This one’s for Angelo…

    – Captain Kirk, that strange numbering card’s still following us around!
    – Very well, Mr. Sulu. Mr. Chekov, target it… and prepare to fire… phasers.
    – Captain, the card has been identified in the ship’s computers as ‘Blotto’, an ancient term from Earth’s history, dated circa 2007, old Earth date. It was a most insidious game played by members of a community dedicated to supporting the work of a famous musician of the time. This particular Blotto card appears to belong to someone identified only as ‘Phoenix’.
    – Insidious, Mr. Spock? Is it… evil?
    – No, Captain. I believe the game was ultimately judged to be harmless; however, stock prices rose for several pharmaceutical and alcoholic beverage companies during the span the game was active.
    – Mr. Sulu, has it changed any since… the last announcement?
    – Yes, Captain. Two more numbers on the card have turned red.
    – Analysis, Mr. Spock?
    – Given my limited understanding of the game, it appears that this player has gotten two more items incorrect. However, if you observe the pattern of the myriad of red numbers versus the one green number, it appears that this player still has one row of opportunity to win the game, the same as the last time we scanned the card.
    – Thanks, Spock. Scotty, how’re the engine repairs… coming along?
    – I’m nae miracle worker, Captain!
    – Steady as she goes, Mr. Sulu. Uhura, keep an eye out for any… incoming hails.

    ‘Nix.

  39. And now for something completely different… /excellent/ questions… and even more intriguing answers.

    (And on the subject of Ian’s glassmaking uber-skillz… Yeah, you da man!)

    I always knew that being a drummer was more than simply banging away on a drum. There are all sorts of drummer jokes (and many more jokes about we bodhran players)… but this really does give a glimpse of the kind of synergy most musicians have when they perform together… it really is a kind of teamwork.

    It’s also fun to see the David’s sense of humor and his generosity all in one go. ‘Here, I’m gonna spontaneously play a song we haven’t rehearsed together, but I’ll make sure it’s one you know…’ I can think of several other musicians in other genres who wouldn’t consider that angle, they’d just play whatever /they/ wanted and wouldn’t think that they just caught their newest band-member flat-footed. And worse, some who would unfairly ‘blame’ the new guy for ‘messing it up’. Thankfully, David is neither of these negative sorts.

    The fact you jumped right in there and were able to rise to the challenge, Stevie, just means you’ve got an upper-level talent. Good on you.

    I can’t /wait/ to see your work on the DVD.

    ‘Nix.

  40. Caption…(David sings a rare cover for it’s classic lyrics content..Simon was right on with his critique as we should all be forced to hear this)

    “..WannaWannaWanna..WannaWanna Wannna..WannaWannaWanna..be my..”

  41. Phoenix,

    You seem to have a lot of time on your hands, but very clever and funny.

    Aye Captain.

    Thanks.

    Andrew

  42. You have an active imagination Nix, can I have some of that medication? LOL.

    Mike and Victor’s comments are right on, David doesn’t need to prove anything. Just be yourself, you’re doing just fine.

    Fed, the flax oil in the mix really surprised me. Good for you.

    [The credit must go entirely to LG. She got me on the flax seed oil. – Features Editor]

  43. Stevie, thanks for being part of the make up of what I think was/is the best band that I have ever seen play live. Look forward to re-living that night all over again when the dvd is released.

    Have a good weekend everyone.

    George

  44. Caption:

    Oh bloody hell. . .I can’t remember if I turned the oven off or not. . .

  45. Just watched “Children of Men”. Here’s my synopsis.

    Battersea Station and a Flying Pig. The only Animal were Dogs. A row boat and A Momentary Lapse of Reason. A rescue ship for High Hopes.

    If you can guess what I’m saying, there’s no David or Floyd involved.

  46. Emiel, strength be with you. Your message made me cry and I will think of your good example next time I feel sorry for myself.

    Rudders – your last caption was the best!!!!

    Yes I can make anything out of glass, just as David can play anything on guitar, its just some work better than others. I can make glass captions.

    Ian Pearson

  47. [I am particularly bothered when politicians, actors and rock stars, with several multi-million dollar houses, a fleet of Hummer limos, and travel everywhere by private jet have the audacity to tell me, an average Joe Lunchbox, that I should take the bus, give up my SUV, incandescent light bulbs, and turn my heat down]

    Very good point. and there is Bono from U2 who sets his company outside UK not to pay taxes from the band revenues and then tells people to support third world. Hypocrisy is disgusting.

    Ciao

  48. Anger about that blotto #13 made me forget…

    – Thank you very much for your kindness, Stevie, your answers were not quick ones, you took the time to go into details, it’s a real pleasure to read you!

    – Such a nice photo of David today, wow ! wonderful! Ahah, sorry, but V. Beckham doesn’t pop into my mind when I look at the pic !

    – Many thanks for constantly updating the blog, we are so used to that, that we could sometimes look ungrateful to you, but we are not and are very conscious of your involvement and our luck.

    Moralité, le dicton: ‘La colère est mauvaise conseillère’.

    Michèle

  49. Good point Pier, you are so clever and very informative, passion. Hope I spelled it correctly.

    This DVD is going to be great, can’t wait. Gotta have fun people. Take care.

  50. One last comment on the live earth thing, it saddens me that the gilmour/waters rift is there. You think that so much time has passed and all those things would have been waters (no pun intend) under the bridge.

    Lets hope that one day soon they do one last album or tour. Before its too late…

    [Who said anything about a “rift” preventing David’s involvement in Live Earth? Could there not be a dozen reasons to explain why David isn’t going to be performing (none of which are any of your business)? It seems that this is yet another convenient excuse for certain fans to start prattling on about a reunion, which is very sad. The state of the planet is slightly more important than a band getting back together, and it’s a bit rich using such a massive global issue to try to push this tired old agenda. Then again, some of you did use Syd’s death in the same way… – Features Editor]

  51. Hi to FEd and all climate change non-deniers everywhere.

    Penny, I agree with you. I recently heard primatologist Jane Goodall say (and I’m paraphrasing), not taking care of the earth (the one place, the ONLY place we can live) is not very smart. In fact, it’s insanely stupid.

    She’s quite right. Wouldn’t it be better to try to make some gradual changes–changes that could benefit us in other ways as well–rather than sitting back and saying Bah, humbug? Ummm, I’m thinking yeah.

    I’d like to go off on a giant spewing rant but I’m trying to remain unstroppy and dignified.

    Becky

  52. Saw the movie tonight “Bobby”. So many memories, his final speech and the last song with Bryan Adams with the photos. Even Bobby had the foresight with the environment in 1968. Go figure.

  53. FEd, the trial for the accident starts on Tuesday and our Music Department leaves for Texas on Wednesday so I won’t be on the blog or in the chatroom. Thought I’d let you know that I’m still thinking of you and the people on the site, and David, of course.

    Think I’ll bring my stack o’ David Gilmour/Pink Floyd musics. It will be a very relaxing bus ride… 😉

  54. [If you can guess what I’m saying, there’s no David or Floyd involved. – Posted by: frank par]

    but a little King Crimson, thrown in for good measure.

    George

  55. [Very good point. and there is Bono from U2 who sets his company outside UK not to pay taxes from the band revenues and then tells people to support third world. Hypocrisy is disgusting. – Posted by: piergiorgio at April 14, 2007 08:05 PM]

    All very good points, but the problem is real and something needs to be done, rock and roll has changed the world before I would certainly listen to a Bono/Gilmour over a politican any day.

    Seeing David, Nick and Richard join Roger July 7 would pretty much ensure most of the world would be watching, not to mention we get to see the lads play together one more time.

    George.

  56. I just had to say that I had been recently listening to Pink Floyd’s first few albums . . . well, when I got to the first one (the Piper one), my cat expressed her displeasure! It didn’t pass the Joules test!

    It’s o.k.! Ummagumma did good! I just thought it kind of interesting how one can use say your cat (or mine!) to test how good the music is!

  57. Howdy partners. Drunk again…..sorry

    Just wanted to pop in and say hey, and to hope to see you all in this week’s arranged chats.

    All the best,
    Simon J

  58. Yeah Stevie,

    Nice answers thank you. We do like our little snippets from life inside the heads of our favourite band.

    I’m approaching the point of no return on blotto – perhaps you could call either 2,9, 15 or 16 and put me out of my misery next time F’ed.

    I’m sure you’re all glad out there in blogland that Wembley will be graced by Man Utd and the London pretenders in May for the cup final …

    [Delighted. – Features Editor]

  59. Rudders… forgot to tell you but, your pictures of your guitars were great. It belongs to this blog and it is the right place for it!!! Enjoyed…

    Sylvie de Montréal

  60. [This one’s for Angelo… – Posted by: Phoenix at April 13, 2007 09:59 PM]

    ‘Nix, I’m……….touched,..and…..honoredthatyoudedicatedthat…FUNNY…bit…tome…

    Geoff-Rudders, great….captionsTRULY……worthyofhighhonors…

    Ortiz–out…

  61. Stevie’s answers are really refreshing. Thanks for the great questions too.

    Congrats on the award Fed.

    I’m amazed at how engaged the blog has kept everybody even after the OAI tour.

    [Thanks very much. The Webby thingy-me-jig is for the whole site, so the most credit must go to our webmaster for making it all look so nice and for updating it regularly. – Features Editor]

  62. Pretty please with a cherry on the top, any chance of an RSS feed on this and the news section of the main site?

    [It’s on the list, Geoff. Thanks for your post. – Features Editor]

  63. Just to let you know: READ WHAT RADIOHEAD WRITE IN THEIR HOME PAGE TODAY. Then, I want to know if you have still nothing bad to say about them! Has Dylan ever done something similar?

    Have a nice day!

    L!

    [They’re not still using Pink Floyd’s name to get attention, are they? – Features Editor]

  64. hey RabidSoul / Raymond McAteer

    I was supposed to be right at the back but we ‘found’ some nice seats 2nd block from the from far right (very near the toilet exit)

    oh and it was the first night. My gf would have slaughtered me if I had stayed for both nights 🙁

    how about you??

  65. matthew craun, you’re missing the point.

    live earth is about making as many people as possible sit up and take notice of the state of the planet, how we all need to look at the way we live and make some simple lifestyle changes. it’s not about the music or about who performs. the music just gets your attention because ignorant people need to take their medicine with a spoonful of sugar.

    some people will be performing at live earth simply because it’s a guaranteed worldwide audience. some of them don’t really care, just like many didn’t care at live 8.

    david cares enough to go on a protest march (stop climate chaos). he doesn’t have to perform to save the planet, so i don’t know why he has to perform just to satisfy people like you.

    live 8 was about making poverty history, not about pink floyd getting back together. get a life.

    please take the reunion crap somewhere else, because it doesn’t belong here.

  66. [I just had to say that I had been recently listening to Pink Floyd’s first few albums . . . well, when I got to the first one (the Piper one), my cat expressed her displeasure! It didn’t pass the Joules test!]

    “Lucifer Sam”

    Lucifer Sam, siam cat.
    Always sitting by your side
    Always by your side.
    That cat’s something I can’t explain.
    Ginger, ginger, Jennifer Gentle you’re a witch.
    You’re the left side
    He’s the right side.
    Oh, no!
    That cat’s something I can’t explain.
    Lucifer go to sea.
    Be a hip cat, be a ship’s cat.
    Somewhere, anywhere.
    That cat’s something I can’t explain.
    At night prowling sifting sand.
    Hiding around on the ground.
    He’ll be found when you’re around.
    That cat’s something I can’t explain.

    Obviously it didn’t like it!!! 😉

    (rest in peace, Syd)

  67. [Seeing David, Nick and Richard join Roger July 7 would pretty much ensure most of the world would be watching]

    And if the two billion people expected to attend the shows (or watch on TV) decided each one to plant a tree, wouldn’t it be better for the planet ?

    Michèle

  68. Isn’t it amazing how much newspapers control the way the world thinks and acts? Sad really.

    They say the test of good literature is how long it lasts. Some manuscripts have been around for centuries and are still widely read. Newspapers usually wind up in the trash around mid morning, where they belong.

    And you want to build your beliefs on what newspapers tell you? Perhaps you should check out who owns them and look into their political agendas before picking up their placards and parading them around your streets.

    One World? We’ll see . . .

  69. George Maciver…My newspapers usually end up either in the recyle bin, the bottom of the birdcage or torn up for a cat litter box for a cat that has taken up living in my garage. Love your comment.

    jan

  70. Just what I expected – wrong again! Even though I don’t care too much about winning, but getting involved in the “blotto” game is entertaining.

    It is a remarkable idea to publish Stevie’s answers to some of these amazing questions. Much appreciated for the kind service, FED. Stevie’s answers opens up a whole new horizon to me. The answers are insightful, educational and refreshing. Thank you.

  71. Can I take another shot at the setlist?

    1. Breathe 2. Time 3. Breathe Reprise
    4. Great Gig
    5-14. All of OAI in the same order performed all three nights.

    15. Shine On
    16. Fat Old Sun
    17. Coming Back To Life
    18. High Hopes
    19. Echoes

    20. Wish You Were Here
    21. Find The Cost Of Freedom
    22. Arnold Layne (Bowie)
    23. Comfortably Numb (Bowie)

    Inside Out, Wots…Uh The Deal, Dominoes, and Rick’s version of A.L. on disc two.

    [You can, but you won’t be considered eligible for a prize. – Features Editor]

  72. [You can, but you won’t be considered eligible for a prize. – Features Editor]

    Understood. Just for fun, as I have no prayer for more than one or two right on the blotto card.

  73. George,

    I find newspapers to be a fairly obsolete medium. Personally the web is much more informative and current. And just think of all the trees we could save if we eliminated newspapers.

    The internet is the best place to get your news. Afterall, if David Gilmour decides to announce another tour, he certainly isn’t going to do it via a newspaper – http://www.davidgilmour.com is the only place to get the latest on that.

    Thanks.

    Andrew

  74. [if the two billion people expected to attend the shows (or watch on tv) decided each one to plant a tree, wouldn’t it be better for the planet? – michele]

    damn right. i couldn’t agree more.

    [you want to build your beliefs on what newspapers tell you? perhaps you should check out who owns them and look into their political agendas before picking up their placards and parading them around your streets. – georgemaciver]

    i couldn’t agree less.

    global warming is reality and we are causing it. we may not be the only cause, but we are making matters worse. that’s fact and i got it from scientists, not the press, so don’t patronise me.

    we all need to do something and we can all make a small difference. together we could make a big difference if people like you opened your eyes to reality.

  75. Patronising you? If just because what I believe doesn’t accord with what you believe, that means I’m wrong and you’re right? Yeah, well, you stick with your propaganda.

    How do you know the earth is naturally warming up from an unnatural cold state and warming up to what it should be?

    All this scaremongering and finger waggling is nothing more than terrorism. If you want to shiver in a cold house and walk everywhere, get on with it but don’t shove your bullshit down my throat.

  76. [How do you know the earth is naturally warming up from an unnatural cold state and warming up to what it should be? – George Maciver]

    It’s known scientifically, that we should be moving into an ice age, we put it off by the industrial revolution and everything that has taken place since then.

    Not terrorizing you, George =)

    I enjoy debating with you. When is that book coming out, BTW?

    ~Erin

  77. [I am particularly bothered when politicians, actors and rock stars, with several multi-million dollar houses, a fleet of Hummer limos, and travel everywhere by private jet have the audacity to tell me, an average Joe Lunchbox, that I should take the bus, give up my SUV, incandescent light bulbs, and turn my heat down. – Posted by: Mike from Michigan]

    [David whatever your reasons for not participating are just that, Your reasons. You should not have to explain yourself. You have done so much so far that I would hope others would appreciate your contributions and let you be. – Posted by: Penny]

    I agree and find it sad in history when great groups come together and then eventually greed and commercialism take the soul out of their collective art…

    If you want to help end suffering in the world, PLEASE DON’T COMPETE with one another, CREATE with one another. If you should continue to want to compete, from the black depths of your navels, then please return yourself to the isolated, dark empty space from which you came? We will NOT miss you here!!!

    I agree with Albert Einstein who, when asked why we are here, responded, “We are here for the sake of others only.”

    Leave the Dragon in its house of mirrors and it shall alone destroy itself with it’s own breath…

  78. Some great comments here guys – I’ve enjoyed reading through them – most of them.

    Print media, packaging etc.- What a grotesque waste. Just imagine how many trees are pulped and the enormous quantities of toxic compounds discharged each year. And thats just one aspect of our greed.

    All the death, illness and sheer destruction created by the logging industry, paper manufacturers, printers, chemical industry etc.

    The by-products of these industries produce some of the most toxic and environmentally persistent organic compounds known to man – Dioxins and other environmentally persistent carcinogens.

    George, global warming is fact. The sea level is rising and the ice caps are melting at an unnaturally advanced rate; we can see the holes in ozone layer and calculate the extra amounts of radiation “heating” the earths surface; we can see the effects of global warming in biology, chemistry and all the other fields that end with a y. I’m sure you know someone who has been treated for a minor skin cancer – melanoma, basal, squamous cell carcinoma etc.

    Make a decision. There are so many proven indicators of global warming that it would take a single person decades to read through all the data. Global warming is only one -1- of the problems we need to address for the sake of life on earth.

    George, your denial helps fuel the system that is destroying life as we have known it. It’s no joke. A large proportion of the bio diversity is already gone forever. Don’t take my word for anything; now or in previous messages — make your own educated decision – go to your local university, do some basic scientific research on the subject before you make such outrageous comments. No point in trying to convert the converted, though.

    Life always finds a way — humans might not be a part of it, though. If we carry on cycling down the path we are now – the richness of earths diversity will be all but a faint dream to future generations. Nobody said life was fair will take on a whole new meaning. There wont be anything worth living for. Prevention, diagnosis, and treatment is the best solution. We need action now. I made my suggestions here a while back.

    Anyway, I’m going out to enjoy “IT” for all it’s worth. Have a good one everyone

    Best Wishes,
    Hysteron Proteron

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