Blotto (#23)


Please have your Blotto cards at the ready once more…

The 11th song to be revealed from David’s forthcoming DVD set is ‘Comfortably Numb’ (featuring David Bowie), which will be the concert’s 23rd, and final, song.

So, something extra to look forward to for all you Bowie fans.

There are 23 songs on the concert disc of ‘Remember That Night’, which documents the Royal Albert Hall shows of May 2006. The second disc is made up of assorted extras.

Please mark the ’23’ space on your cards. If you guessed that ‘Comfortably Numb’ would be the 23rd song, then you are right. However, it’s only correct if you mentioned David Bowie.

If you guessed any other song for the number 23 slot, then hard luck.

Quite a few of you did guess correctly, so well done to you.

The aim of Blotto is to complete a line, either horizontally or vertically, on your Blotto card with correct song/space guesses. If you do, then we’d love to ‘hear’ you exclaim "Blotto!" as much as we’d love to enter your name into a prize draw.

The best of luck to all who are playing along.

We hope you’re keeping tabs on your correct guesses, even if your Blotto cards aren’t looking too promising.

The songs we’ve announced from ‘Remember That Night’ so far are as follows: ‘Breathe (Reprise)’ (4), ‘On An Island’ (6), ‘Red Sky at Night’ (8), ‘Take A Breath’ (12), ‘A Pocketful of Stones’ (13), ‘Shine On You Crazy Diamond’ (15), ‘Coming Back To Life’ (17), ‘High Hopes’ (18), ‘Wish You Were Here’ (20) and ‘Find The Cost Of Freedom’ (21).

Please note that the version of ‘Wish You Were Here’ featured on the DVD is not the one where Nick Mason made a guest appearance.

Our chatroom is closed today, but will be open tomorrow between the hours of 2PM and 4PM (UK time). Everyone is welcome.

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’.

49 thoughts on “Blotto (#23)”

  1. Bugger…sh*t…damn!

    I had Comf Numb but not with David Bowie…

    This made me think about bands playing live who become inexorably linked to a certain song and almost always have to play it…

    – David Gilmour and Comfortably Numb
    – Status Quo and Caroline
    – Dr. Feelgood and Roxette
    – Genesis and I Know What I Like

    I’m sure there are many more but these are a from my own memories of seeing these bands live…

    Frank… so sorry for your loss…

  2. Caption Competition…

    Voice from behind the glass “Yes Officer! that’s him…the shifty looking one behind the wheelchair”

  3. Caption Competition…

    David Crosby wasn’t quite sure who touched his bottom but he had his suspicions…

  4. Blotto #…?

    Hmm… I knew that this Thursday would be awful for us, bloggers, who didn’t sing loud enough yesterday night! our punishment, your revenge…

    “La vengeance, c’est la volupté du paradis” [André Thérive]

    But I was really sad this night.


    [Oh dear, I thought I picked a good one to cheer us all up. It could have been worse… At least some of you correctly placed this one in the 23rd slot. – Features Editor]

  5. I have to admit that I’m a little disappointed at this.

    Obviously CN was going to be on the DVD, as it was played at every single show. And, again obviously, it was going to be one of the final tracks on the disc.

    But I’m disappointed that it’s the David Bowie version.

    I saw the Bowie version live on the first of the RAH shows, and while it was great to see, I’d have preferred if the DVD was more representative of the tour as a whole. By that, I’d love to have CN as it was usually played, with the Bowie version put onto the second disc as a great little extra.

    Ho-hum, can’t always get what we want!

  6. Great, I’ll look forward to seeing that. Shame I got it wrong on my Blotto card…

  7. I picked CN as the last song, but not the Bowie version.

    But I am a big fan of his, so I don’t mind at all.

    I’ll call it half a point. That way, I’m not totally shut out of bloggo.

  8. … as far as a consolation prize for those of us too far gone (or too BLOTTO) to catch up, can we start a Rudders Blotto with the competition being to figure out how many times he’ll post on any particular day! hahaha … tongue firmly in cheek on this one!

    Onto more relevant topics, that portrait shot (assumedly by the amazing Polly shutterbug) is a keeper! A shame some of those shots weren’t put into a book form (entitled something snappy like From the Eye of the Beholder, or Remember That Snap-shot….. :O) Maybe even offering select photos (voted on by we bloggers!) on this website for a pay per download – in a larger, jpeg format – or even as a 8 1/2″ x 11″ photo to be purchased as a pin up.

    Man, I’m just brewing with ideas…. must be the coffee!


    [It certainly is one of Polly’s shots. You can see it on page 18 of our Galleries. – Features Editor]

  9. Dear F.Ed. and Bloggers,

    i’ve been far from so many days (our server went down) and i realized today that i’ve still so many posts and news to appreciate…but in this entry at least i’m quite happy because i guessed partially the correct song , i mean “Comfortably numb” but without mentioning the special guest.

    This pleasant site is so addictive (this is your fault, F.Ed) that I’m not ashamed to confess that in these last days i was more worried about the missed news on this site more than my daily missed business posts….

    P.S. the last pictures of Polly’s are simply great and so reminiscent of the legendary Pink Floyd, i must thank you for sharing them too.

    I’ll be back soonest
    ciao a tutti/all
    Bye Elisabetta

  10. I must agree with Stephen S. in that I too am a bit disappointed with the Bowie version being chosen. Nothing against David Bowie, I just prefer the traditional version.

    Probably a better choice would have been a 2nd disc offering.

    With that said, as long as Wots…uh the deal is included somewhere, I’m a happy man.

  11. This is fantatsic news that the Comfortably Numb is the David Bowie version!!!

    This was my night that I went to, I am so pleased.

  12. I have no idea why I continually reach for my Blotto card when I only have two spots correct. And this one would have been 3 if it would have been the Nick Mason version.

    Well, like they say in French, c’est la vie.



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  14. Caption Competition:

    David Crosby: “Hey Manzanera, he who smelled it, dealt it”

  15. I don’t remember if I mentioned mr Bowie…but it’s the same…my blotto card is too sad….

    ciao a tutti!

  16. Hi all! well…. I guessed Comf’y Numb for the 23rd slot, but expected the Bowie version to show up as an extra on disk two. Doesn’t hurt my chances for Blotto (I’m out of the game)… I kinda like the idea that it made disk one… I have several live versions of the song, so it will be cool to have this version as a part of the main disk.

    You’re right Rudders… a few others are:

    Led Zeppelin… need I even say it???
    Eagles… Hotel California
    Rush… Tom sawyer
    Kansas… Carry On Wayward Son
    Stevie Nicks… Edge of Seventeen

    The list could go on. What about One-Hit Wonders? “Just play THAT song and get off the stage mate!”

    Have a great day all.

  17. I dont like the fact that some folks dont like the fact that I dont like the fact that some folks dont like the fact…

  18. Im delighted its the Bowie version.

    I also saw this live and it was amazing!! Every bit as good as when I saw Rick Wright do it in Glasgow two days before

  19. Here’s a trivia question…

    Who did David Gilmour buy the 1954 Stratocaster with the 0001 serial number from?

  20. UnBlotto!!!

    I finally Got it!!

    I got the bottom row all wrong…I had Comfortably Numb as #23, But not with DB….Which Officially Means that I have UnBlottoed myself from the Game 🙂

  21. blotto! i got one right. that’s 3 for me now in total. 🙂

    i’m glad that it’s the bowie version. it was great to see him looking so well after his ill health.

    to rudders and tim: how about the who and ‘pinball wizard’?

    [Don’t forget The Kinks and ‘Lola’. I saw Ray Davies the other night. He was fantastic. A good old crowd sing-along is such a fine way to bring a concert to a close. – Features Editor]

  22. FED…..

    Just coming back from Athens, I am sorry for you but I told you that Athens is not Istanbul!!!

    I really didn’t understand the choice of Rafa about Crouch but…better for us!!!

    I want only to make a lot of compliments to the Liverpool’s supporters: they took the it very sportingly and you’ll never walk alone is really incredible!!!

    I really wish you to win the next Champions League (Liverpool is my second team)!!!

    Ciao FED and don’t be too afraid (2 years ago for me was a really tragedy!!!)

    Claudio from Ravenna

    [Bless you, Claudio. I’m happy for you, mate (and happy for Maldini, too). Football is a funny old game: you win some, you lose some. Enjoy your team’s victory. – Features Editor]

  23. [Who did David Gilmour buy the 1954 Stratocaster with the 0001 serial number from? – Rudders]

    Someone who is beating themselves in the head with a blunt object….

  24. Angelo remember that I love You!!!

    Thanks for Kakà the best football player of the world!!!!!!

  25. [Who did David Gilmour buy the 1954 Stratocaster with the 0001 serial number from? – Rudders]

    I believe it was Phil Taylor, his guitar tech.

  26. Angelo

    The person who sold it bought a house with the money they got for the guitar… 🙂

  27. Oh dear

    Song and number right, guest wrong.

    Score so far : nil

    Nice game … 😉

  28. Wow… I’ve got only 2 right in Blotto. I guess that’s better than zero!!!

    We’re ready for the next, new, luckier game, FEd! Although this one was very fun… but too hard. Thanks for making it fun!


  29. Fred… Yes.

    Well done… correct. Phil Taylor acquired the guitar from Leo Fender and eventually sold it to DG…

  30. [Phil Taylor acquired the guitar from Leo Fender and eventually sold it to DG… – Posted by: Rudders Toronto at May 24, 2007 08:12 PM]

    A house? Really?

    *proceeding to beat self over the head with a blunt object*

  31. [Here’s a trivia question… Who did David Gilmour buy the 1954 Stratocaster with the 0001 serial number from? – Rudders]

    I thought it was Phil Taylor who purchased from Seymour Duncan. Can’t remember.

  32. Julie

    You’re right… Leo Fender to Seymour Duncan to Phil Taylor…. see the Press Page for 1995 (which is incorrectly labelled by the way)

  33. I have to say, I’m a bit disappointed that the Bowie version is the one making it to the DVD. Hopefully there will be another version too.

    I guess I shouldn’t be too disappointed, being as I haven’t heard the Bowie version. I’m trusting you on this one, David. You’ve never let me down yet.

    Here’s something I thought you guys would get a kick out of, especally the Welsh.


    [Very good. – Features Editor]

  34. Guess this means that Nick Mason is not on the main disk at all. Perhaps his version of WYWH will grace that second disk.

    Me? I’m perfectly happy with NM not appearing on the main disk. I am much more interested in David Bowie.

  35. I too picked Comfortably Numb at #23 -without Mr. Bowie.

    Now Fed, if you’ll just tell me Fat Old Sun is NOT song #16 then I’ll be finishing this blotto game a sparkling 0 for 23.

    Will I even be allowed to buy the DVD if I can’t guess at least one track?

  36. So based on the tracks that have been confirmed, and the tracklist from the recording that I’ve got – this would mean that track 19 is Echoes! I can’t wait! 🙂 🙂 🙂

    steve: Based on my list, track 16 is Wot’s…Uh, The Deal

  37. Still have only two right… and i think i will stick with that!

    Sylvie de Montréal

  38. [Don’t forget The Kinks and ‘Lola’. I saw Ray Davies the other night. He was fantastic. A good old crowd sing-along is such a fine way to bring a concert to a close. – Features Editor]

    Yuss! I heard Lola on the radio the other day driving around and it was such a nice pick-me up.

    There was a girl this summer, one of my campers, who I called Lola because I could never remember her name. She thought it was a reference to the showgirl… 😀

    I would’ve had this one right… if I had included David Bowie… if I hadn’t already UnBlotto-ed myself… And I will love that song no matter what. Not even What-His-Face could ruin it for me.

    Well, maybe I shouldn’t say that…

  39. [Who did David Gilmour buy the 1954 Stratocaster with the 0001 serial number from?]

    It was originally Leo Fender’s then Seymour Duncan’s followed by Phil Taylor and then David Gilmour.


  40. I often wonder how many other guitarists have a guitar with the brand matriculation nr.001?

    I suppose that the nr.1 must have it: the only one in the world!

    Congratulations to all the above fans so well informed about this matter and thank you all!

    Ciao Elisabetta
    have a nice week-end

  41. I don’t care for Bowie! And still no sign of Fat Old Sun!

    What about what the real Gilmour fans want?

  42. I guessed the right number but with a wrong guest.

    Regardless, “COMFORTABLY NUMB” is one of many favorites, it doesn’t matter what version or who the guest would be. I love the song, the guitar playing and everything about it…

    p.s. I’ve been “comfortably numb” since the day I was told I am the lucky winner of Guy Pratt’s book and his popular t-shirt.

    Thanks again.

    Have a nice weekend all!

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