UK & Europe Q&A

Remember That Night DVD (2007)IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: EXTRA VENUE, SWEDEN

Another venue has just been added to the list for Sweden: Torslanda.

That makes a total of 15 Swedish cinemas.

Please click here for full details and to order your tickets.


As you are no doubt aware, David’s new DVD, ‘Remember That Night: David Gilmour Live at The Royal Albert Hall’, will be premiered in Europe and North America next month.

This means 85 glorious minutes from the concert in the technological sweet shop that is a modern cinema environment.

As if that wasn’t enough, it will be broadcast to all participating cinemas, in High Definition, live via satellite from London.

And is if that’s not enough to whet your appetite, David is also going to be performing one live song (on electric guitar) and taking part in a live Q&A… which you can be involved in.

From today, I want your questions for David.

I’ve already had an absolute bagful of questions from fans for the North American Q&A – thanks very much – and the ‘best’ have now been chosen, so please don’t bother sneaking in another one here.

I only want questions for the UK & Europe premiere now.

So, if you’re in Europe, or if you will be going to see ‘Remember That Night’ at one of the cinemas in Europe, do send in a question.

All I ask is that it has nothing to do with Pink Floyd reunions, tribute bands or your demos, and that you keep it short and sweet.

As before, you may only submit one question each. In the interest of fairness, should you send in a list of questions, all will be considered ineligible. Indeed, the only entries that will be considered eligible will be presented exactly as follows.

Please copy and paste the following into the comment form below. You don’t need to give your full name or address. This information will be published for all to see, so please only add what you feel comfortable with sharing, but I do need a real name and region.

Real name:
Town/city, county and country:

I will/will not (please specify) be attending a participating European cinema. (Tell us which one, if you want to.)

Question:

You have until Friday 24 August at 5PM (UK) to submit your question. No questions will be considered after this time, so please don’t leave it until the last minute and miss out on this opportunity.

This next bit is obvious, but very important: Please do not send a question unless you are happy to record yourself asking it. Remember that your videos will be played at cinemas right across Europe. Everybody present at this cinema event will see, and hear, you – including David. He will then answer your question.

BBC Radio 2 will also be broadcasting some of the questions on the night, so everyone will be able to ‘tune in’ online.

If you are not prepared to do this, which is perfectly understandable, please do not submit a question.

Tickets are still available for this exciting event, which takes place on Thursday 6 September in Europe. For full details, see previous entries concerning Austria, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden and the UK.

There are some tickets left for the UK & Europe premiere at London’s Leicester Square, which is where David will be, but I don’t expect them to be there for long.

If you’ll be going to Leicester Square and want to meet fellow fans before the event, please see details of the meet-up that is arranged from 5PM at the Imperial pub on Leicester Street. Everyone is welcome, so do add your name to the list.

And please do keep clicking the button below to vote this the Best Music Blog. I am open to bribery. (I’m not really.)

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'.

161 thoughts on “UK & Europe Q&A”

  1. Real name = Gary Hurley.
    Town/City = Loughton.
    County = Essex.
    Country = England.

    I will be at Leicester Square Empire, London.

    Question,

    You worked with Crosby and Nash on both the CD and at selected concert dates in the U.S.A. and the U.K. including the 3 Royal Albert Hall filmed shows, how did this all come about and how did the duo enjoy this project?

    Gary Hurley.
    England

  2. Real name: Erin & Neve
    Town/city, county and country: Somerset, England

    I will/will not (please specify) be attending a participating European cinema. (Tell us which one, if you want to.) Our Dad will be attending the Little Theatre Cinema in Bath

    Question: Do your children like to listen to your music?

  3. Question:

    ‘David, please, may I ask you a favour ? May I ask you to never close the blog ?’

    Not eligible, I know, but so important…

    Michèle

  4. Real name: Brian Maher
    Kilcullen, County Kildare, Ireland

    I will be attending the Leicester Square Odeon cinema.

    Question:

    David, what do you think changed from 1987 to 2006 that made Echoes work once again as part of your live set list? Did it just fit better with the On An Island groove or was it deeper than that?

  5. Real name: Nate
    Town/city, county and country: Malvern, Worcestershire, UK

    I will be attending the Odeon, Leicester Square.

    Question:

    David, you have collaborated with many great artists over the years including most recently one of my favourite composers Zbigniew Preisner. Who else would like to work with in the future?

  6. Hello, where are the Norwegian cinemas? It was supposed to be on Norwegian cinemas also.

    [I know, I’m waiting for news like the rest of you. I can only apologise for now. – Features Editor]

  7. Real name:Elisabetta Corsi

    Town/city, county and country: zip code 33058
    San Giorgio di Nogaro (UDINE) Italy – North East

    I will not be attending a participating European cinema.

    Question:

    Dear Mr.Gilmour, with reference to your incomparabile career and with “On an island”, did you achieve your aim of your own words: ‘I wish my music weren’t merely a background, but the only important thing, at least at the time when it’s listened.’ ?

  8. No list of questions but is a 2 part question allowed, such as do you like eggs & if you do do you like them a)boiled or b)fried

    (NOT my real question Fed, just an example)

    [That’s fine. – Features Editor]

  9. Ina Wagner, Berlin, Germany
    I will be attending a participating European cinema: Cinemagnum Dresden

    Question:

    Mr. Gilmour, your concerts in Venice on the August 4th and 5th 2006 were both rescheduled. Many fans from all over the world went there in order to hear you in the Piazza San Marco. We drove down from Berlin to see you and of course were terribly disappointed. We went the following week but there were some fans who couldn´t extend their holidays or travel to Venice for this weekend. How did you feel when you first heard about the cancelation?

    Ina

  10. Real name: Manuel
    Town/city, county and country: Belgium

    I will be attending a participating European cinema. (London/Odeon.)

    Question: I have heard that Richard Wright is working on a new solo release and I would like to know whether you are playing the guitar on some of his new tracks!

  11. Real name: Thomas Jones
    Town/city, county and country: Streatham, London UK

    I will not be attending a participating European cinema.

    Question: You have worked with the brilliant Kate Bush, what’s been your favourite experience working with her?

  12. Was ‘Shine on’ on the 17th blog entry?

    [Yes, it was. Well spotted. – Features Editor]

  13. Real name: GianLuca Giustiniani
    Town, country: Amsterdam, NL.

    I will be attending a participating European cinema (Pathé Tuschinski Amsterdam).

    Question: I’d like to ask David what he remembers about being in Rome (which is my hometown.. but I was way too young to be a fan…) in 1970 while recording for Michelangelo Antonioni “Zabriskie Point”. What did you perceive of Rome’s vibe back then and what did you think about Pink Floyd music being accepted in southern Europe as opposed to UK, where it was already popular?

    Thank you.

  14. real name: victor
    town/city, county and country: powys, wales, uk

    i will be attending a participating european cinema… in bath.

    question: what is your favourite song from ‘on an island’?

    to fed: you were robbed yesterday. crazy decision!!!

    [Don’t get me started on Rob Styles, for God’s sake. – Features Editor]

  15. Real name: Mat Lawrence
    Town/city, county and country: Wokingham, Berkshire UK

    I will be attending a participating European cinema. The Odeon Leicester Square, London.

    Question: David, can you name three things you miss most from home when you are out on tour?

  16. Real name: Linda Southern
    Town/city: Dublin
    County: Dublin
    Country: Ireland

    I will not be attending a participating European cinema.

    Question:

    David , you have done a lot of good work for charity . Do you feel a musician has a responsibility to bring the issues of the day to the attention of their fans or can it end up being over done ?

  17. Ciao,

    no questions for Mr. Gilmour. Just want to say that Fat Old Sun footage is great!!!

    Fed, please stop showing stuff or it will be difficult to wait….. 🙂

  18. Just ordered my RTN DVD and ‘medium’ t-shirt!! Woohoo!

    Hope medium is medium and not small as sometimes medium can be small and small is too small but large can be extra large so small or large won’t dodilly doo!

    I’m happy…

  19. Not a question, a THANK YOU.

    My mate & I were due to see you in Sept 2004 at 50th Anniversary of Stratocaster. Well, after a rollercoaster lifestyle of drink & drugs, I suffered complete Renal failure and fell into a coma for 6 weeks, and Doctors gave me 1% chance of survival.

    My mate played your song ‘Coming back to Life’ through headphones to me EVERY DAY. Our tickets were then donated for other fans to use. Your management noted this & told you, and you sent me a GET WELL CARD.

    I’m now fully recovered and off the drink & drugs and this is to say THANK YOU FOR YOUR INSPIRATION. It saved my life then, and it continues to fuel me now…

    [Thanks for that, Robert. We like a happy ending and I like to think that your post could inspire a few others. All the best to you, mate. Good to hear that you’re fighting fit. – Features Editor]

  20. Real name: Jan Bouly
    Town/city, county and country: Lommel, Belgium

    I will be attending a participating European cinema, Leicester Square.

    Question:

    If sometime in the far future the grim reaper comes knocking on your door with his scythe and a guitar in hand, which last song (not necessarily one of your own) would you chose to play?

  21. Real name:Miha Brodnik
    Town/city (Mozirje) and country: Slovenia

    I will not be attending a participating European cinema. Sadly no cinema shows planned for Slovenia:-(((

    Question:

    If there was a Noah’s Arc of Music, containing only THE most significant and defining song of each band or solo musician on the world, which Pink Floyd and which David Gilmour song should find its place on board and why?

  22. Real name: Andy Kitson
    Town/city, county and country: Norwich, Norfolk, UK.

    I will not be attending a participating European cinema.

    Question:

    David, like me, you grew up in Cambridge by Grantchester Meadows, inspiration for Roger’s song and the area is mentioned in ‘High Hopes’ and in the video on ‘Pulse’. Do you ever go back to Cambridge to visit or can you remember the last time you were at the meadows?

  23. Real name: David Clare
    Town/city: Aberystwyth
    County: Ceredigion
    Country: UK

    I will not be attending a participating European cinema.

    Question: I believe your guitar playing has become even more inventive and beautiful over the years, and that “On an Island” features some of your finest work. Do you feel that as you have got older and more mature your guitar playing – and your song-writing – has improved, and do you feel more confident about your talents now?

  24. Real name: Graham Knight,
    Cranleigh, Surrey.

    I will be attending a participating European cinema with my wife, at The Odeon, Leicester Square.

    Question:

    David, it is mainly thanks to you I took up guitar just over a year ago, purely for my own recreation, i would like to know what advice you would give to me so i can get the most from my playing/practicing and advice to my wife, so she does n’t suffer too much while i “twang” ? as she calls it.

    We were at the Royal Albert Hall on the 29th May last year & it was my wife’s first ever concert.

    It was almost a question for Polly as well but since she would never suffer while you play she would not know the answer.

  25. Real name: Mark Peskett
    Town/city, county and country: Eastcote, Middx, UK

    I will be attending a participating European cinema. Leicester Square premiere.

    Question: David, I cite you as my number one influence as a guitar player and I’ve always wanted to know, to you, what is music all about?

  26. Damian Cunningham
    Garstang Lancashire uk

    i hope to get to leicester square

    Hello David, what line of work do you think you would have followed if you had not got into the music industry? And do you still pinch yourself when you think about your well deserved success?

  27. Real name: Nick Fine
    Town/city, county and country: London, England.

    I will be attending the Leicester Square Odeon cinema.

    Question: If you were ‘on an island’ what would be your one desert island disc?

    N

  28. Real name: Sarah
    Town/city, county and country:March,Cambridgeshire

    I will be attending a participating European cinema-Arts Picturehouse,Cambridge

    Question: Over the years you’ve worked with a number of different musicians/singers…who has been the most memorable and why?

  29. Real name: Royston Barnes
    Faversham, Kent, UK

    I will be attending Leicester Square Premiere.

    Question:

    David, we were used to seeing you with Pink Floyd playing large stadium gigs with massive audiences. On the On An Island Tour you chose to play small intimate venues. Did you find the adjustment to this easy and which did you find more nerve wracking?

  30. Hi Fed

    I thought i would let you know i have just got 2 tickets for leicester sq. im really looking forward to this night as it will be one to remember. sorry had to get that in. we are in canada and will be back in the uk end of august

    Regards Damian

    [I hope you have a fantastic time, Damian. It promises to be a great night. – Features Editor]

  31. Werner Haider
    Ohlsdorf, Austria

    I will be at Leicester Square Empire, London.

    Question:

    Hi David, I was at your concerts in Venice and was quite astonished to hear you plunging into On The Turning Away on the first evening. However, I have a hunch that I might not have been the only one to have been taken by surprise – your band too seemed a little dumbfounded, even caught off guard and unprepared. Would you let me know what made you play this specific song?

  32. Christopher Elrick
    Aberdeen, Scotland

    I will be attending The Belmont Cinema in Aberdeen.

    Question:

    David, what three Tips or Tricks would you give someone who was starting out on Guitar? Thanks!

  33. Real Name: Ernest Peske

    Town/city, state (if applicable) and country: Maastricht, The Netherlands

    I will be attending at the cinema: “Pathe Buitenhof”, The Hague, The Netherlands. (…most likely!)

    Question: David, can you describe your writing process and where the inspiration comes from to write a song. Does it typically start with a riff?

  34. [I have a hunch that I might not have been the only one to have been taken by surprise – your band too seemed a little dumbfounded, even caught off guard and unprepared. – Werner Haider]

    Guy Pratt’s excellent book ‘My Bass and Other Animals’ gives an hilarious description of the performance of this song at Venice.

  35. Real name: Simon Johnstone
    Town/city, county and country: Ammanford, Carmarthenshire, Wales

    I will not be attending a participating European cinema.

    Question: How hard was the decision-making process in the selection of the songs for the tour?

  36. Real name:ori
    Town/city, county and country:israel

    I will not be attending a participating European cinema.

    Question:

    There is a rumor that you have volunteered in one of the Kibutzes in Israel. If this is true do you have anything to say about it?

    Moreover – is there any reason why you haven’t played in Israel?

  37. Real name: Roger Little
    Town/city, county and country:Chelmsford, Essex, UK

    I will not be attending a participating European cinema.

    Question:David, what made you pick up that first Guitar (and not give it back!)?

  38. Real name: Sue Nightingale
    Town/city, county and country: Orpington, Kent, UK

    I will be at the Odeon Leicester Square cinema.

    Question: David, In Cluster One, it sounds like you and Rick Wright are having a conversation with your instruments. Was this your intention?

  39. Real name: Vlado Marcinek
    Town/city and country: Bardejov, Slovakia

    I will not be attending a participating European cinema.

    Question: Mr. Gilmour, what place in the world would you always like to visit?

  40. Real name: Nick Bell
    Town/city, county and country: Leeds, W. Yorks, UK

    I will not be attending a participating European cinema.

    Question:

    If you could go back in time, what song or guitar solo would you have liked to have written or played?

  41. Geoff Duffy
    Dublin Ireland

    I will be attending Leicester Square.

    Q . When constructing the setlist for the shows did you side with the songs you enjoy or did you think hey, let’s please the fans?

    I for one thought the setlist was perfection by the way.

    Rgds Geoff Duffy ( Dublin )

  42. Real name: Günter
    Country: Austria

    I will be attending a participating European cinema: Cineplexx REICHSBRÜCKE, Theatre 4, 1220 Vienna, Wagramer Straße 2

    Question: I attended your concert in Clam Castle last year. How do you manage to have such a rich sound in live performances, better than on the studio recordings, especially the old floyd ones (where we have a chance to compare)?

  43. Hi all… back from vacation. Had a great trip to the Sequoia National Park.

    I know I’m off topic here fed, but I don’t see a place on the blog to address this.

    I had a chance to watch and LISTEN to the video of Fat Old Sun this weekend. I was completely blown away. I remember it was great when I saw it at the Gibson, but this performance was absolutely stellar! I love how the song starts to fade before the guitar solo comes blistering back up! Amazing!

    Can’t wait for the cinema presentation and then getting the DVD in my hands!

    Tim

  44. hey hey hey hey heyhey!!!!!!!!!!!!

    what did you do for my ques? why?what was wrong? what do you changing my ques?!

    [I didn’t change your question. I cut the reasons why you think David should perform in Israel. We want one question, and you asked your question. You then asked why David has never performed in Israel, which is not likely to be one of the questions put to David at Leicester Square (in any sense, you can only ask one question), and this is included – minus your reasons. – Features Editor]

  45. Real name: Michaela Brooks
    County,Country: Yorkshire,England

    I will be attending leicester square,England

    Question: What do you hope your legacy,in the music industry,will be for future generations to look back and learn from?

  46. Dave Carlin
    Sheffield, Yorkshire, England:

    I will not be attending a participating European cinema.

    Question: Was there ever any thought, either by you or Polly, that Polly might make a special guest appearance singing backing vocals on Smile at one of the Royal Albert Hall shows last year?

  47. question what music track you like playing the most

    [Town? Country? Please read the blurb at the top of this page, taking note of what we need to know about you before your question is considered eligible. Because this isn’t. – Features Editor]

  48. during the madcap laughs sessions what amp did syd use was it one of your amps and did he use his levin goliath acoustic guitar on those seessions

    [As above. – Features Editor]

  49. Real name: Jill Jones
    Liverpool, Merseyside, England:

    I will not be attending a participating European cinema.

    Question: Why did the band decide to put the Kop singing ‘You’ll never walk alone’ on Fearless from the Meddle album? (Gives me goosebumps when I hear it!)

    [Someone obviously has good taste, Jill. – Features Editor]

  50. Real name:Diana Silva
    Town/city, county and country:Funchal, Madeira, Portugal

    I will not be attending a participating European cinema.

    Question:

    It’s obvious that you love to work/play with Rick. Do you still like to compose with him, and if so do you consider to do a “Gilmour & Wright” project (like your friends Crosby & Nash)?

  51. Caption:

    David sings On The Turning Away and Phil thinks “What the?”

    Guy is locating notes and realizes he’s missing his fretless bass.

  52. Nicolas
    Town/city, county and country:Liège, Belgium

    I will not be attending a participating European cinema.

    Question:

    How come I read your name in the special thanks from the album “You all look the same to me” by Archive (2002), which was compared to Pink Floyd’s work anyway ?

  53. Real name: Ian Pearson
    Town/city, county and country: Thurso, Caithness Scotland

    I will be attending a participating European cinema. The Odeon Leicester Square, London.

    Question: What other types of art forms such as painting, sculpture or theatre do you find inspirational such that it influences your creativity?

    Ian Pearson

  54. What a story! Congratulations Robert Fisher, I wish you well.

    I agree with you Robert, I do find David Gilmour’s songs very inspiring and uplifting. His songs certainly elevate my spirit on many occasions for which I am grateful.

    Cheers.

  55. [Someone obviously has good taste, Jill. – Features Editor]

    Incorrigible Fed !!!!!!

    Michèle

    [You know it’s true. – Features Editor]

  56. [My mate played your song ‘Coming back to Life’ through headphones to me EVERY DAY]

    Robert,

    I was just listening to the Division Bell on the way to work this morning. When it came to track 8, ‘Coming Back to Life’, I instantly thought of your message yesterday and was deeply moved.

    I’d just like to add to FEd’s response and add what an inspiration it is to read your story, how great it is you made it out the other side and are with us here today.

  57. Real name: Andy Shaw
    Town/city, county and country: Worcester, Worcestershire, England

    I will be attending a participating European cinema in Stratford

    Question: Your career in music stretches over 40 brilliant years and in that time you will be remembered for a fantastic contribution to music with both the Floyd and your solo career and that is not to mention your contributions to other artists and various charities. With the increasing amount of guitar based music, do you find that it takes longer to devise an original sound/idea for a song or do you believe that the guitar has a limitless potential and bands and artists, including yourself, will be able to create original music for many years to come?

    Do we only need to record ourselves if our question gets chosen and who has the final say?

    [Yes, you only need to record yourselves if your question is chosen. David’s manager has the final say. I’ll be picking what I consider to be the ‘best’ 15 questions, which will then be reduced to ten. Ten people will be contacted and asked to make the necessary recordings. Audio, video and photo will then need to be uploaded to a secret link. I have to keep pointing out that there is no guarantee that all ten will be used on the night, so please keep that in mind. – Features Editor]

  58. I just wanted to let everyone know that the Barnfest07 was great and we all had a wonderful time. I just hope that next year when we have Barnfest08 that more of you will come for we really missed you all.

    Plus Gabrielle was the perfect Hostess and her place is beautiful. The wildlife out there is great. Melissa was awoken by wild turkeys fighting behind her cabin.

    Well I better go and I hope everyone had a good weekend.

    Take Care,
    Thomas

  59. [Why did the band decide to put the Kop singing ‘You’ll never walk alone’ on Fearless from the Meddle album? (Gives me goosebumps when I hear it!)]

    My boss has the Kop singing “You’ll Never Walk Alone” as his mobile phone ringtone. As a Newcastle Utd supporter, the only way I can cope with this when he receives a call is to try convincing myself that I’m listening to Fearless.

    I’ve tried explaining to my boss about the Kop singing on Pink Floyd’s Fearless, but he just thinks I’ve lost the plot!!

  60. Real name: Cori Burns
    I’m from London, living in Nottingham. UK

    I will be attending a participating European cinema at The Odeon. Leicester Square, seat 8, row Z!

    Question:

    David, you’ve come a long way, babe – you’ve even got a CBE – but have you, personally, achieved all you set your heart on musically or do you still have dreams/aspirations and can let us have an insight as to what these are and how you hope to fulfill them.

    Lots of love and happiness.
    Sincerely yours
    CORI BURNS xxxxxx

  61. Gold star to Andy for the longest question yet!

    Andy, if you get picked, don’t forget to set your video camera to LP (long play)!! 🙂

    Caption: Pratty’s old superglue-on-the-mic gag worked a trick…

  62. FEd, you mentioned we shouldnt miss last Saturday’s Guy Pratt Show on the radio.

    You know me Fed, as do many others, Saturday night is ‘Simon in a state’ night!

    May I ask what happened, or what was said?

    [Click your name below to find out, and add, more about Guy’s latest shows. – Features Editor]

  63. [My mate played your song ‘Coming back to Life’ through headphones to me EVERY DAY.]

    Wow Robert thank you for that and so glad you are well. You are truly inspirational as so called all “average” people are.

    Best wishes for a healthy future

    Ian Pearson

  64. Peter Corbett
    Lymm. Cheshire. UK

    I will not be attending a participating European cinema.

    Question: Some time ago I wrote to you with what I thought you would find an amusing story. I got no reply even though I tried many avenues.

    Does it worry you that your status has removed you from “normal” life?

    Finally, where the hell does one send a letter that stands a chance of being read by you? (I promise you I am not a nutter).

    [David does read these messages, but I like to think that you can appreciate that he simply cannot – and should not have to – reply to each one. – Features Editor]

  65. Dear Fed, the answers of Mr.Gilmour in cinemas outside England (like Austria, Germany, Denmark, Sweden and others) are subtitled?

    Thanks and cheers from Italy

    Christiano

    [I wouldn’t expect so, Christiano, but will check for you. – Features Editor]

  66. Hi Fed

    Some amazing questions been asked (i dont stand a chance of getting mine answered) but my question,this time,is for you…

    Q: as it’s a premier,will there be a red carpet,and is the dress code Top hat and Tail’s/Tiara and Diamond’s or can we all follow Mr Gilmour’s lead and come in jeans and T-shirt?

    Just asking,lol

    [Good question. I’m happy to say that you can wear whatever you like. – Features Editor]

  67. [Don’t get me started on Rob Styles, for God’s sake. – Features Editor]

    But FEd, he was only evening up having given you a very debatable free kick the week before which allowed you to beat Villa? Shame he wasn’t forced to apologise for that.

    *sits back and awaits for it to kick off*

    🙂

    [Tony, Tony, Tony… That was a soft free kick, I admit, but Liverpool deserved to win that game. It would have been a travesty had they not taken all three points against Villa. They sure as hell deserved to beat Chelsea on Sunday. Those two (stolen!) points will haunt us at the end of the season, I’m sure. (Are you loving this?) A simply outrageous decision… – Features Editor]

  68. Bit of a question FEd.

    I want to pre-order the DVD from the Anthill site, but I read the Terms and Conditions first.

    It quotes

    ‘We will not accept for return or exchange any packaged non-wearables, including CDs, cassettes, DVDs, or videos once opened.’

    Hence, and ultimately, if for some reason, the DVD will not work, then are they saying that I cannot return the DVD?

    Surely this does not comply with the Sales of Goods Act.

    Any help?

    [Have you e-mailed them to ask? – Features Editor]

  69. Real name: Rob Smith
    Town/city, county and country: Mainz, Germany

    I will be attending a participating European cinema. Lester Square of course! Wouldn’t miss it for the world.

    Question:

    David, Thank you for doing this. My question is as someone who performed at Live8, do you feel the event made a real impact for change in Africa compared to Live Earth which bombed?

  70. I have a question for you Fed. Is there going to be a special edition or limited edition DVD out there too? Like with the OAI CD there was a special best buy edition?

    [Not to my knowledge, Eva. Of course, there will be the HD-DVD and Blu-ray versions… This DVD is already very special, you’ll see. – Features Editor]

  71. Hi Fed,

    I am sorry I missed the N.American Question blog last week. Fate or Karma or whatever took out the hard drive in my computer last Monday, and I got it back late Friday. (Actually, the 4 foot fall onto it’s top did the trick, I think)

    Anyways, I don’t know if it’s because of your editing or just the flow of questions in general, but I am glad to see that most of the questions were good ones. I was really expecting to see 300 questions about ‘When will you play in _______?’ and ‘When is Pink Floyd going to tour again?’. I am glad to see that those kinds of questions appear to be minimal.

    Good luck to everyone whose questions get selected.

    Have a great day all,
    Mike

  72. [Tony, Tony, Tony… That was a soft free kick]

    & you were expecting me to have a go about that eh Fed, thanks Tony you did my job for me.

    “Mad” Jens for Germany on wednesday?

  73. [“Babe”…!!!!?!?!?!?! – Posted by: Rudders – Toronto at August 21, 2007 12:41 PM]

    Oh……yes…………..swoon swoon swoon……….and that’s just for David’s guitar playing……….(dark side of the swoon, perhaps). LOL.

    Love
    Cori xxxxx

    PS: Can’t get into chat room as my computer won’t let me,,,,but I am there etc,

    [Don’t be alarmed. The chatroom is closed today. – Features Editor]

  74. Real name: Jon Green
    Town/city, county and country: Bath, Somerset, UK

    I will not be attending a participating European cinema. (But I wish I was!)

    Question: Hi David, how do still manage to get so much emotional impact into your live guitar playing when you have played the songs hundreds of times?

  75. Real name: George Atkins
    Town/city, county and country: Tonbridge, Kent, UK

    I will be attending a participating European cinema (Leicester Square)

    Question: David, you’ve had the privilege of working with many of the world’s best musicians, one only needs to look at your recent band to see the wealth of talent in the band for the On An Island tour to realise this, is there anyone with whom you would like to perform with, but have not had the chance to do so yet?

  76. Real Name: Tom Weiss
    Location: Harrow, London, UK

    I will be coming to Leicester Square – yippee!

    My question is: We were all really touched by the rendition of Dark Globe that you played in tribute to your friend Syd. What was it that made you choose this song of all of his songs to honour him with?

  77. Real name: Frank Graebener
    Town/city, county and country: Hattingen / Germany

    I will be attending a participating European cinema. ODEON London Leicester Sqaure

    Question:

    Hello David. I really enjoyed two of your 2006 shows (Frankfurt / Alte Oper and Munich / Königsplatz). It was great.

    For your On An Island CD you work together with a lot of very fantastic musicians. But now the question. Why did I have to miss Caroline Dale on your tour ?

  78. [I didn’t change your question. I cut out the reasons why you think David should perform in Israel.]

    and why not? if it will help him show in my country? let him know that he has a lot of fans here.

    you really disappointed me.

    [David knows that there are a lot of fans in a lot of countries. Taking up space to list reasons why he should visit any one of these countries disappoints me, as this is a busy entry for people to submit realistic questions for an event which is just around the corner. – Features Editor]

  79. Hi David,

    I do like to travel, it’s the third time I have come to see you playing (one with Pink Floyd).

    Have you ever considered to come and play in Malta? Believe me there are thousands of Floyd / Gilmour fans.

    Hope I see you again!

    Thanks
    Edward

  80. Real name: Mark
    Town/city, county and country: Bedford, UK

    I will/will not (please specify) be attending a participating European cinema as I shall be on holiday!

    Question: working with a relative can be tricky, especially a spouse. What’s it like to work with Polly and how does it compare to, say, random example, working with Roger Waters?

  81. Real name: Daniel Henry
    Middlesbrough, Cleveland, UK

    I will not be attending a participating European cinema.

    Question: What is your opinion of Roger Waters’ recent ‘Dark Side of the Moon Live’ tour?

  82. Mexico City, Mexico

    I will not be attending a participating European cinema

    Q: Mr. Gilmour, is there any possibility that you play in Mexico or Latin America in the near future?

    Thank you in advance for your answer.

    [Hmm. – Features Editor]

  83. [My boss has the Kop singing “You’ll Never Walk Alone” as his mobile phone ringtone. As a Newcastle Utd supporter, the only way I can cope with this when he receives a call is to try convincing myself that I’m listening to Fearless. I’ve tried explaining to my boss about the Kop singing on Pink Floyd’s Fearless, but he just thinks I’ve lost the plot!!]

    Hee Hee! My Boyfriend is a bitter evertonian but unfortunately, he’s not even a Pink Floyd fan so you can only imagine the scramble towards the cd player when Meddle comes on!

  84. Real name: RON TAYLOR
    Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire, England

    I will not be attending a participating European cinema.

    Question:

    If you had not been part of PINK FLOYD which band would you have liked to be a member of?

  85. Real name: Tony James
    Town/city, county and country: Northampton, Northants, UK

    I will be attending Leicester Square.

    Question: Hi David, having read the highly entertaining ‘inside out’ by Nick, I wondered if you had considered putting your experiences in a book, especially with Polly’s wonderful photos.

  86. I concur with the above Rudders!!

    I mean… ‘Babe’!!??! Sure the guy is as cool as you like but come onnnn Cori!! 🙂

    Anyway, I suppose if I was a girl I’d quite ….. Err, no not going there!

  87. Real name: Dave hooks
    Hartlepool, Co. Durham, England

    I will not be attending a participating European cinema unfortunately.

    Question:

    David, I consider your playing style quite unique. Is your style of play something that developed naturally as a guitarist or something you had to work hard at to get that ‘feel’?

    Thanks,
    Dave

  88. Real name: Marko Zwijnenburg
    Town/city, county and country: Rotterdam, the Netherlands

    I will/will be attending the show at Pathé Tushinski (Amsterdam)

    Question: Hi there, Phil M. mentioned in a nice and entertaining Q&A that there was more than enough material that did not make it to On an Island. Will there be another solo album, or will some off the ‘left overs’ (how rude of me to call them that!) surface at some point on a Roger Waters like ‘best of album’ with quite a lot of obscure songs.

  89. Real name:Pablo Gómez
    Town/city, county and country:Cartagena, Chile

    I will be attending a participating European cinema. Leicester Square. I’m travelling all the way from Chile to England, just to see the premiere.

    Question:

    David, are you thinking on do a tour in the near future? if so, would you consider playing in South America?

  90. Real name: Emilio De Virgilio
    Town/city, county and country: Pagani, Salerno, Italy

    I will not be attending a participating European cinema.

    Question:

    I know all Pink Floyd discography, all your solo works, and i’m a guitarist, and i’m sure of a thing about your way of working: the most important artists who have influenced your guitar and your voice, are Jimi Hendrix and Elvis Presley. Your way of making an album is so similar to Jimi Hendrix albums (with an instrumental song at first that goes to the second track, like A momentary… – The Division Bell – On an Island, without talking about all your guitar tricks that are so similar to his style…it’s like earing the Jimi Hendrix of the new century) and when you sing the word “marooned” on the song “The blue”, it’s like earing Elvis on his “uoh uoh uoh uoh” in “Don’t”. Now this is my question: when you were with Pink Floyd, what did you know about music language? You really know what you are playing on your guitar? Do you know the minor, major scale, all the modulations, all the sorts of things a musician must know? Or it is all instinct? We all know that you are not a tecnic guitarist, but i would know how the music language influenced you, on “on an island” too…

    Thanks..

    [Your question brings a whole new meaning to the phrase ‘short and sweet’. – Features Editor]

  91. What about Australia??

    Hey David, what about a visit down under? Some really massive fans of yours in this part of the world.

  92. Real name: Peter Martin
    Town/city, county and country: Larkfield, Kent, UK

    I will be attending a participating European cinema @ Leicester Square.

    Question: Your music is so powerful it can literally change the way I feel, what music that you listen to has the same effect on you?

    Peter

  93. Real name: Jakob Hofer
    Town/city, county and country: Graz/Austria

    I will be attending a participating European cinema: Cineplexx Graz

    Dear Mr. Gilmour, from my point of view, a big part of your best music (but definitely not the whole) has got a melancholic, and sometimes really sad touch, which I can absolute empathize with.

    What do you think are the reasons for this? Is your guitar playing and singing a way to handle these feelings?

  94. [Hmm. – Features Editor]

    Very well restrained FEd. May I add something?

    AAAGgggggghhhhhHHHg!!!!!??****!*!!GGGHHHHHghghg!

  95. Real name:Gethyn Thompson
    Town/city, county and country:Pontywaun, South Wales

    i will not be attending a participating European cinema.

    Question:will you be coming to wales at anytime in the future? (to perform i mean) and also many thanks for the enjoyment you have given me and countless others over the years

  96. Memo to Dave Hooks and others above some place.

    It seems that there’s a lot of guys writing comments, questions etc., and not a lot of gals, so I wanted to just wanted to “babe” David, and tell him there are real women who love his guitar just as much as him! Definitely a Sex Bomb!

    Even my African Grey Parrot, of 22 years is called Gilly Floyd Syd Parrot!

    Now that was something worth mentioning!

    Has anyone got pets and they’re called after PF people, tracks etc.

    FAT OLD SUN (Well, that’s gotta be me…..) LOL!

    Happy days!
    Love
    Cori Burns xxxxx

    PS: to Fed. Re Chat room. No, my computer won’t let me in as it has a firewall, and it doesn’t seem to accept my name, password or whatever. Shame. Buying a new computer (a Mac) in a couple of weeks. xxx

  97. Id just like to mention that David Gilmour and Mark Knopfler inspired me enough to start learning the guitar and I’m a very impatient man.

    This in itself is fantastic and im improving a lot, yet my fiance asks repeatedly “Do you need 11 guitars they all sound the same?”

    Im not sure if its because im doing something wrong that she cant tell the difference between of them or if maybe she’s just not the right woman for me?

  98. Michael Donovan
    newport gwent

    london leicester square

    Question:

    how do you decide which session players are suitable to play on your tour?

  99. Mark Lea…

    Don’t worry… my wife can’t tell the difference between mono, stereo and 5.1 surround sound

    It’s a girly thing!

  100. But I’m sure your wife can tell the difference between a man and a gentleman, Rudders.

    Michèle

  101. Real name: sam
    Town/city, county and country: ipswich, suffolk, england

    I will be attending a participating European cinema. (london!)

    Question: Your guitar playing is like no-one else’s, so what makes you think differently when it comes to composing your riffs and solos to give me, and many others, goosebumps every time?

  102. Real name: Tiago Freitas
    Town/city, county and country: Madeira, Portugal

    I will not be attending a participating European cinema.

    Question:

    “Murder” as a Killer guitar solo (2nd best ever, to me, specially live – 1984). Being a solo track why didn’t you play it (along with other solo tracks from your previous albums) on this tour?

  103. [Even my African Grey Parrot, of 22 years is called Gilly Floyd Syd Parrot]

    Cori, I suggest you swap your parrot for a Cuckoo!! See if you can guess why!!! 🙂

    Just kidding, glad to know you’re a PF nut like the rest of us. You’ve just taken it another level that’s all!!

    Shine on…

    Dave

  104. i know this Q&A is only for Uk and Europe fans but i just have to ask this question.

    David, i play guitar and you are my main influence. i have recently read in an article that you are mainly a self taught guitarist.

    my question is, is this true and if it is how did you go about teaching yourself and if its not how did you go about acquiring that amazing technique and style you have?

    [I’m afraid that David doesn’t answer questions here, Alex, but it is true that he is self-taught. – Features Editor]

  105. My name is Bob Mitchell, and I’m from Victoria, Brish Columbia, Canada.

    It is a pleasure to be attending your Leicester Square premier show in London on the 6th of Sept.

    My question.

    David, I have heard you say in an interview that you wish that you had had the pleasure of hearing Dark Side of the Moon for the very first time, like the rest of us have. Your music, and the music of Pink Floyd, is very affecting on multiple levels for the listener. Is there any music or artist that has evoked this response in you, to the degree that your music, and the music of Pink Floyd has evoked in millions of fans like myself?

    Cheers and thanks for everything.
    Bob

  106. Real name: Jan de Walden
    London:

    I will not be attending a participating European cinema. Have tickets for the BBC Proms

    Question:

    David,

    You are credited with the production credits on Kate Bush’s first album and are widely deemed to be responsible for getting her started in the music business. As a lifelong admirer of her musical talent (and, of course, yours!) I can see a wonderful opportunity for creative synergy in both your current musical leanings.

    Are there any plans at all for the two of you to work together and do you (and Polly) still see her socially at all?

    Best wishes
    Jan

  107. Real name: Ken Carter
    Town/city: Otley
    County: West Yorkshire
    Country: UK

    I will be attending a participating European cinema. City Screen Picturehouse in YORK.

    Question:

    Good evening David,

    DavidGilmour.com has once again been deservedly nominated in two categories at the BT Digital Music Awards, for Best Music Blog and Best Official Music site. Your website has continued to evolve since its inception in December 2005.

    My question for you tonight is:- What were your original aims and expectations for your website, have they now been exceeded and if so, in what way?

  108. [Don’t worry… my wife can’t tell the difference between mono, stereo and 5.1 surround sound]

    Think that’s bad Rudders, my wife can’t distinguish between Dolby, Dolby Pro Logic, DTS, DTS EX or THX!! What’s the world coming to 🙂

  109. Real name: Adam Kahan
    Town/city, county and country: Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, England

    I will be attending a participating European cinema: Leicester Square Empire, London

    Question:

    Which pubs did you ever frequent in Cambridge and do you ever visit your home town?

    kind regards,
    Adam.

  110. Real name: Ed Lopez

    Town/city, county and country: Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

    I will be attending a participating European cinema. (I will be at the Odeon Cinema in Leicester Square for the live premiere event on Thursday, September 6th).

    Question:

    On An Island was largely inspired by the island of Kastelorizo but did any local music or any musical influences typically foreign to the rock genre percolate into the arrangements, song-writing, or any other elements of the final production that became On An Island?

  111. Real name: Marie Matthews

    Town/city, county and country: Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

    I will be attending a participating European cinema. (I will be at the Odeon Cinema in Leicester Square on Thursday, September 6th for the live premiere).

    Question:

    Echoes was included in the set of your last solo tour – but only after rehearsals gave you a comfortable vibe… were any similar attempts made to include material from your previous solo albums and if so which track came closest to being added to the setlist on this last tour and, in the end, why did you choose to exclude it?

  112. His fingers delicate flicker over the fret
    Distorted sustained rawness links
    To strings vibrating in the heart
    Emotional narrative echoes off the walls
    Notes bending metal made to cry
    And sing to the world, the hurt
    the pain, revealed for all to sense
    The demons flee his soul with searching sting
    Only to dissipate complex, a sliding recline,
    sentient intricate released and free

    Comment:

    Pink Floyd have inspired me since I was a youth; I am so glad I was around to follow their work.

    I bow to all of them in recognition of their musical skills and wonderful narratives. David Gilmour made me take up the guitar and I gained many hours enjoyment as a consequence.

    I Thank him and the rest of the band for the ability to do this.

  113. Ian Mclaren
    Alconbury, Huntingdon, Cambs, UK

    I will not be attending (Sorry)

    Hello David,

    Me and my Dad are HUGE fans of Pink Floyd and you as an artist. I play guitar and I am inspired by the perfectly crafted solos, melodies and over all style.

    My question is: What would you recommend or advise I do to improve my skills and Musical Range?

    Thank you very much I will be tuning in to radio 2.

    Hope to hear from you.

    Best Regards
    Ian

  114. Real name: Will White
    Town/city, county and country: Canterbury, Kent, UK

    I will be attending a participating European cinema. (Leicester Square)

    Question: How, when and why did you start making music?

  115. MEMO TO DAVE HOOKS!

    Cuckoo!??? It’s a shame you aren’t coming to Leicester Square, cos I could have bought you a pint….then thrown it over you head. Cuckoo, indeed…..but at least its a bird!

    Dear All

    Welcome to “Weird or what”! Where weird things happen that make you go “what?”.

    In today’s segment, I just have to tell you something that happened to me today.

    David and FEd in chorus: Must you?

    Me: Yes:

    David and FEd in chorus with Phil Manzanera sticking his oar in!: Oh go on then?

    Me: Right! Well I was in Boots in Nottingham this morning, when some stupid berk trod on my foot and almost broke it…..

    David and FEd in chorus with Phil Manzanera sticking his oar in!: Awwww!

    Me: …so I spontaneously swore in French, …..

    David and FEd in chorus with Phil Manzanera sticking his oar in!: Oh no!

    Me: ….and the girl behind the counter told me to “Take a deep breath” and I said “now” and she looked at me blankly, especially when I laughed.

    Weird or What!

    David and FEd in chorus with Phil Manzanera sticking his oar in!: Can we go now!

    Me: Gee! That Mr Gilmour always gets me into trouble!

    See you all in London.

    Love
    Cori B xxxxx

  116. Gian Luigi Soldi
    Conegliano/Treviso,ITALY

    I will be attending a participating European cinema: Leicester Square Empire, London

    Question:Dear Mr.Gilmour,

    Considering that:

    You are well known all over the world and with the deep emotions you are able to evoke, you can speak and come in touch with all different ages.

    Last year in Poland you, together with other people and also with the ex-president of Poland, Lech Walesa, demonstrated at the recurrence of the 26th anniversary of the foundation of Solidarnosc syndicate.

    From some international interviews recently issued, comes out that you are a happy and balanced man, gratified from life and that you don’t believe in God.

    Therefore, according to what I stated here above, I ask you:

    Don’t you think that in your position you have a moral responsibility in front of a world totally on crisis in which there is a deep and general identity lack?

    Don’t you think you can become a universal ambassador to support the civil fight against the deep evils that surround our planet?

    Kind regards,
    Gian Luigi Soldi

  117. Real name: Tomasz
    Poznan, Wielkopolska, Poland

    I will be attending a participating European cinema premiere at Leicester Square, London

    Question:

    What did surprise you the most (in positive way) during The On An Island Tour?

    DG Management thank you for such a brilliant opportunity and

    Good luck to everyone,
    Tomasz

  118. Wild horses wouldn’t keep me away from my local cinema.

    Please FedEd, a quick comment…

    I lost my best friend to cancer on 10 May of this year. The last 6 months of her life she listened exclusively to David Gilmour solo works and with the Pink Floyd. In her house, or in my car, it played nonstop. She said she loved it and why waste precious time with what wasn’t precious.

    I just wanted to thank the Great man. Since her death I have listed to her top 25 many, many times and it has been such a comfort.

    We both love the words to Poles Apart, the music is beautiful, but I find 1 line particularly relevant now,

    “I thought of you – and the years and all the sadness fell away from me”

    Thank you so very much, indeed. And, thank you FedEd for being our conduit to David and the band.

    jo (Calif, much of the time, now.)

    [I’m so sorry to hear of your loss, Jo. I’m glad that the music helps a little. – Features Editor]

  119. Piero Pellizon,23 years old

    Doberdò del lago,Gorizia,Italy

    I will be attending the London Leicester Square Odeon.

    Hello Mr.Gilmour,you’ve always been my idol not only for your awesome music,but also as a man.Congratulations for this fantastic event and especially for your last two years of great music.

    Have you ever changed your own concept of love and the way to feel it in your life?

  120. What did it feel like playing the solo of Comfortably Numb on top of the Wall during the Wall performance at Earls Court? Were you aware of the height? It blew me away!

    Thanks for the music and influence

    The Guitar Shaman
    Bristol

  121. Real name: David Williams
    Town/city, county and country: London, UK

    I will not be attending a participating European cinema.

    Question:

    David, it was great to hear you dust down some old classics in Fat Old Sun and Wot’s…Uh The Deal. If your set could have been 10 minutes longer, what other tracks might you have considered performing?

  122. Sorry if this has been asked before, I’ve had a horrible couple of weeks and haven’t had time to read through the others.

    Real name: Charlotte Eavan
    Town/city, county and country: Nottingham, England

    I will be attending London’s Leicester Square cinema.

    Question: What is the most embarrassing moment that you’ve ever had onstage?

    [I hope the next few will be better, Charlotte. (No one’s asked that question.) – Features Editor]

  123. hi david

    if I tell to you that I’m fan of you and pink floyd, I’ll be like millions other fans that you have around the world, what I think funny is: here in Brazil many young peoples ages 16, 17, and they know about you and pink floyd as they were born in 50’s 60’s years, this for me is very good, because I feel like a man who has a very good taste for music

    I saw you at Live Aid (the best show of my life) and I would like to see you here in brazil

    PLEASE COME HERE TO PLAY TO US. WE REALLY WISH YOU WERE HERE.

    congratulations for all your music, your job

  124. Real name: Steve Sheppard (GB)
    City, country: Schwandorf, Bavaria, Germany

    I will be attending a participating European cinema. CineCitta Nürnberg

    Question: This type of digital concert is new and exciting, to be able to watch you live is quite amazing to us fans worldwide. My question, are you likely to be doing more “concerts” of this kind in the future?

    Many many thanks

    Steve

  125. Real name:John Dixon
    Town/city, county and country: Boston/Lincolnshire/UK

    I will not be attending a participating European cinema.

    Question: When looking back at your years after the split with Roger are you critical of yourself in the way you went about those issues or do you think the actions you took and the way you went about them were correct?

  126. Real Name: Heike Kriebel
    Town/city, state (if applicable) and country: Berlin, Germany

    I will not be attending any cinema :-/

    Question: David, please can you tell us a little bit about your favourite electric guitar and about the release of the new David Gilmour signature stratocaster?

  127. Real name: Chris Royle
    Town/city, county and country:Frome, Somerset, UK

    I will be attending the Leicester Square shindig.

    I recall reading that you have to be careful when a ‘new’ riff falls out of your guitar in case it comes from something that you have heard somewhere before. Do you feel that there is a finite number of ways to produce a good riff and that we are rapidly reaching saturation point?

  128. Real name: Andreas & Karin
    Town/city, county and country: Zurich, Switzerland

    We will be at Leicester Square Empire, London.

    Question:

    Hello David Gilmour

    We would like to ask you if – in planning of the Tour 2006 – Switzerland was also a location you tought about for a concert? If not, why didn’t you decide for a concert in Switzerland?

    Thank you so much for the memorable concerts and all the best for you, your family and all the parties of the “On an Island” Tour 2006!!

    Karin & Andreas from Switzerland

  129. Real name: Alan Towler
    Town/city, county and country: Milton Keynes,Bucks,UK.

    I will be attending the London Leicester Square Odeon

    Question: David, when you next tour, is there a chance that you will include a song from the “Obscured by Clouds” Album? Seeing you play “Fat Old Sun”, from “Atom Heart Mother”, made me think that there were other songs from the early ’70s that you wrote in that style.

  130. Hello!

    I do have a question I would like to post but how am I ever gonna hear his answer unless I go to the show? Are you planning to put some of the questions and David Gilmour’s answers on this page, after the event?

    Best
    Olivia

    [Yes, we will have the text, at the very least. – Features Editor]

  131. Real name: JanWillem Hoppener
    country: The Netherlands, Limburg, Roermond

    I will be attending a participating European cinema. In Amsterdam, Tuschinski Theater.

    Question:

    David, when I listen to your music on the On an Island album I hear pain as well as victory, the words are clear but do the stories of your guitar tell tales of earthly destruction, the path we have to take to make the world right again and the victory of awareness that more and more people are getting that we have to act on it ?

  132. Quote: ‘Welcome to “Weird or what”! Where weird things happen that make you go “what?”.

    Cori, you really haven’t done yourself any favours in convincing me you are not ‘cuckoo’ after that little story!

    I have to say it has been a while since a girl threatened to throw a pint over me – I must be losing my touch… or regaining it depending how you look at it!! 🙂

    I’m just playing with ya – don’t take it to heart! Just found your parrots name amusing.

    Believe it or not, I have a dog called ‘Set the controls for the heart of the sun’! Imagine the fun I have trying to call him in?????

  133. Real Name : Joy Ford
    Town/City: Dudley, West Midlands

    I will Not be attending any cinema

    Question:

    David, as avid fans are you planning to do any concerts in and around the Midlands/Birmingham area? Please!!

    [You may well be an avid fan, but you seem less keen on reading the terms and conditions of this competition. There are no plans to do any shows anywhere at any time, sorry. – Features Editor]

  134. Real name: Beert Bierma
    Town/city: Almere
    county/country:Flevoland/Holland

    I will be attending a participating European cinema, Tuschinski in Amsterdam

    Question:

    Good evening Mr. Gilmour,

    How does the music you have created play a role in your private life, for example do you play music with your family, do you teach them guitar lessons?

    With Kind Regards,
    Beert Bierma

  135. Real name: Peter Little
    Town/city, county and country: Keswick,Cumbria,UK

    I will not be attending a participating European cinema.

    Question: Instrumental pieces have always featured in your output. What sort of instrumental album would/could you consider for release, including new material ?

  136. Real name: Colin Bell
    Town/city, county and country: Hertford Herts. UK

    I will be attending a participating European cinema.

    Question:

    Any Chance of just a pure instrumental album sometime? those soul wrenching guitar solos of yours are just incredible. As a guitarist you’re the Gordon Giltrap of the electric guitar world!

  137. Glasgow Scotland

    I will be attending the odeon.

    question:

    David, I just love your guitar solos and was wondering how you construct them. Do they come early or do you have to listen to the vibe of the lyrics and melody first.

    Cheers Alan.

  138. Real name: Ulrike
    Town/city, county and country: Cologne, Germany

    I will be attending Odeon in London.

    Question:

    Dear David,

    after the mesmerizing sights and sounds of your OAI gigs in Frankfurt and in the London RAH last year we returned home with the feeling as if we would have spent a holiday weekend on a Mediterranean Island. So as your music is so spellbinding that one’s mind is taking off for a flight of fancy I´d really like to know, where in the world are you getting your inspiration from, and which music is helping you to boost your imagination and mood? TY

  139. Real name: Adrian Kavanagh
    Town/city Birmingham U.K.

    I will be attending the premiere at the odeon.

    Question: David, do you notice the lights and lasers on stage, and if so do they put you off?

    [Wait until you see the next (24 August) screenshot, Adrian. Talk about bright! – Features Editor]

  140. Real name: Angela Surkau
    Town/city, county and country: Mainz, Germany

    I will be attending the Odeon, Leicester Square.

    Question:

    As somebody who atteneded the Venice shows, can you please tell us the story of how you found the water-glass musician for Shine On?

  141. Real name: Andrea Fillo
    Town/city: Rome
    country: Italy

    I will be attending a participating European cinema. Leicester Square Empire, London.

    Question:

    You have played in amazing venues and theatres: Rome (auditorium), London (albert hall) and Venice (piazza san marco) just for recalling a few. Do you have other special place you like to play in?

  142. Real name: Thomas Sagvold Haugan
    City: Trondheim – Country: Norway

    I will be attending a participating European cinema.

    Question: How important has Phil Taylor and Pete Cornish been to you as a guitarist?

    Thomas 😀

  143. Real name:chris kelly
    Town/city, county and country:Belfast, N. Ireland

    I will be attending a participating European cinema. Odeon (between fenchurch st. station and coventry street :p )

    Question:Your note bending is one of your distinctive trademark sounds, what inspired you to experiment with this method of playing? The first time i heard that first solo of comfy numb it nearly blew my head clean off!!

  144. fed, i really want to know: just when is david doing a concert in powys? :p

    just kidding. i can’t believe how stupid some of these questions are. don’t people read?

    [Evidently, no, they don’t. – Features Editor]

  145. Dear Fed

    Please could you send my best wishes and love to David for a wonderful Bank Holiday and that I can’t wait to see him on September 6th, all being well.

    Fed, I hope you have a good time too. I am leaving in 10 mins for East Midlands Airport and then Barcelona. Back by Wednesday.

    Love
    Cori Burns xxxxx

  146. Real name: Rich Robinson
    Town/city, county and country: Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, England

    I will be attending a participating European cinema. In the mighty York Picture House.

    Question: David, I understand that you have a recording studio on a boat. If the boat was unfortunate enough to crash and you were unable to escape, what piece of music would you play as your last stand? Would it be Take a Breath?

  147. Real name: Andrew McNichol
    Town/city, county and country: Northallerton, NorthYorkshire -England

    I will be attending a participating European cinema.

    Question: To what extent has having the ability to produce and record upon your riverboat influenced the feel of your music?

  148. Hi FEd,

    I’ve already left a question for David on the North American Q&A.

    Being that there are so many fantastic questions that people have asked on this UK/European Q&A (Brian Kildare’s “Echoes” question, Daniel Henry’s “Waters’ DSOTM Tour” question, and the various inquiries about the incomparable Gilmour/Wright musical interplay seem to stand out the most to me), will the questions that David answers eventually be posted on this website after the event?

    [Yes, we will have transcripts from both premieres, if nothing else. – Features Editor]

  149. Chris Parkinson
    Newport South Wales

    I will be attending Leicester Square, London.

    My question for David is ‘What was your parents reaction when you told them that you were joining a band to become a rock and roll star?’

  150. Real name: Shri Kulkarni, FRCS
    Town/city, county and country: Shortlands, Bromley, Gr.London, UK

    I will not be attending a participating European cinema. (Tell us which one, if you want to.)

    Question: Following on your superb charitable work in the UK, would you be prepared to stage a concert in India to support worthy causes?

  151. Real name:Roger Sampson
    Town/city, county and country: Northwich, Cheshire, England

    I will be attending a participating European cinema. (Leicester Square)

    Question:

    Will we ever get to hear an official, joined up and totally complete version of what is perhaps still your greatest ever work, ‘Shine On You Crazy Diamond’?

  152. Real name:Darren
    Town/city, county and country:Mustow Green,Worcestershire,England

    Sadly,I will not be attending a participating European cinema.

    Question:

    Dear David,

    There is nothing better for me than to hear your guitar playing and the live version of Sorrow on Pulse is inspirational.How did you come about writing this song and what is it all about?

  153. Town/city, county and country: Weston-super-Mare. England.

    I will not be attending a participating European cinema.

    Question.

    In Jan it will be 40 years since you joined Floyd. The first 4 venues were as a 5 piece with Syd. The second gig you played was at the Winter Gardes Weston-super-Mare.

    Could you consider doing a special gig there?

  154. Real name:Caroline Coles
    Town/city, county and country: Carrickfergus
    Co.Antrim, N.Ireland

    I will not be attending a participating European cinema. (Unfortunately!)

    Question:

    I was totally bowled over when I first saw Pink Floyd – Live in Pompeii. Who came up with the concept of playing to an empty amphitheatre?

    It has such an unusual quality, but at the same time lends itself beautifully to the music.

  155. Olivia from Hamburg, Germany

    Unfortunately not attending a cinema..

    David Gilmour, suppose you’re invited for dinner at the house of a good friend who happens to be a good cook, famous for his desserts. The feast starts. The first course is very tasty, the next is even better and after the third, you feel quite full already. Now here comes the question:

    WHAT WILL YOU DO? I have three options:

    1. You are disciplined enough to eat less of each following course and, by this means, treat yourself to at least some bites of the dessert without getting sick.
    2. You display even more discipline and ignore the dessert, the best part!
    3. You end up feeling stuffed and sick after the dessert because every course was
    so good you just had to finish everything off.

    I know this seems to be a long question but it actually only consists of 4 words ;o)

    I thought this might be a more entertaining way to tackle the question “Are you a disciplined man when it comes to pleasure and indulgence?”, which is the core of my question…

    Thank you!
    Olivia

  156. Thank you to everyone who sent in a question.

    If you didn’t, then you’re too late. The deadline has now passed and no further questions will be considered. (Sorry!)

    We’ll let you know which ones we’ve chosen for both premieres soon.

    Have a good weekend, all.

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