Sadly, this is the final part of Steve DiStanislao’s fan Q&A, which I hope you’ve enjoyed over the course of the month.
I’d just like to take this opportunity to extend our warm thanks and sincere appreciation to Stevie, who was extremely gracious with his time and gave some terrific answers to your questions.
Stevie, thanks very much.
Of equal importance, Stevie was genuinely flattered to be invited to participate in such a fan session, so I’m sure he’d like me to in turn pass on his thanks to everyone who sent in a question, and to all those who enjoyed reading his answers.
Thank you, all.
There’s no chat today, but the chatroom will be open tomorrow between 3PM and 5PM (UK). Everybody is welcome, so don’t be shy.
How tiring is playing a drum? You have to use two arms, two legs, beat strong also in different rhythms, one for the right arm, one for the left one, one other for the right leg, one other for the left one… It seems very tiring, or is it just my ignorance? (Lucia)
It’s really not as tiring as it seems. I try to keep as balanced as possible with good posture as well as pace myself like an athlete would. It takes more mental concentration than anything so as long as I stay focused and in decent shape physically, I’m fine.
What song do you prefer to play (from the ‘On an Island’ tour)? (Claudio)
I love playing them all, but ‘Fat Old Sun’ is one I just love to play. When it kicks into the jam/solo section, it just rocks! Sheer power from Mr Gilmour. I equally love to play ‘Shine On…’, ‘On an Island’, ‘This Heaven’, ‘Smile’, ‘Echoes’, ‘High Hopes’ and ‘Comfortably Numb’.
Would you like to do another tour with David? (Lesley)
There is nothing I would like more than to continue playing with David and this amazing band.