It’s time to reach for your Blotto cards again, folks…
The sixth song to be revealed from David’s ‘Remember That Night’ double-DVD – in the shops in September – is ‘Shine On You Crazy Diamond’, which will be the 15th song on disc one.
There are 23 songs on this disc (the second being made up of extras), all of which are from the Royal Albert Hall shows of May 2006.
Please mark the ’15’ space on your cards with a tick, cross or suitable facial expression. If you guessed that ‘Shine On You Crazy Diamond’ would take the 15th spot, then you are right. (Smile!)
The aim of Blotto is to complete a line, either horizontally or vertically, on your Blotto card. You can only complete a line with correct guesses, so you must match the song to its numerical spot. If you manage to do so, please let us know by letting out an excited squeak of “Blotto!” and you’ll be entered into a prize draw.
If you’ve missed the other five songs revealed, then they were:
06: ‘On An Island’
08: ‘Red Sky at Night’
13: ‘A Pocketful of Stones’
18: ‘High Hopes’ and
20: ‘Wish You Were Here’ (with Stevie on drums, not Nick Mason).
Good luck to all who are playing.
Here are a few more of Stevie’s answers. My thanks to all who sent in a question for him.
If you have a question for Phil Manzanera, please be sure to send it to the right place (that’s here, not here). Thanks to everyone who has submitted a question so far. There have been some really good ones.
Have a nice weekend, all.
Do your arms ever get so tired you wonder if you will lose time? I notice during ‘High Hopes’ that you kept time by drumming against your leg while striking the bell. Why was this? (Graham Knight)
My arms used to get fatigued as a younger drummer because I thought I had to muscle everything out and over play, but as time went on I learned how to relax and let the sticks do the work. I keep time on my leg for consistency and to keep a sub-division going. The part is to play off 8ths on a foundry bell, so there is a lot of space between the beats, so I tap to keep the time in check. Also, Jon Carin is counting on me to keep it together for his part.
Do you always externalise your feelings that much? (Luis Malheiro)
It’s funny when people tell me that I make faces when I play. They say that I smile a lot, but the honest truth is that I’m not even aware of it. I guess I’m just transported by the music and I’m reacting to the feeling.