Best Music Blog

February, 2007: Jamming at David's Barn. Photo: Polly Samson.Well, thanks to your votes, we won the BT Digital Music Awards’, er, award for Best Music Blog.

Guy Pratt and Richard Wright collected the award for us at tonight’s ceremony at the Roundhouse in Camden, highlights of which are televised on Channel 4 on Friday night/Saturday morning. Please see the calendar for details, although it’s not yet known whether this part of the event was covered by the TV cameras.

Thanks to Guy for doing the honours and, no doubt, for giving a typically-witty acceptance speech. Thanks to Richard for accompanying him. Thanks to the BT DMA folk, of course.

But, above all, thank you all very much for voting. We wouldn’t have won without your votes.

In the unlikely event of any Brazilian fans needing reminding, David’s ‘Remember That Night’ DVD is released in Brazil tomorrow. Please tell us what you think of it.

‘Remember That Night’ has just reached the top of the Music DVD charts in New Zealand, meaning that it has now reached the top spot in the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, Sweden, the UK and the US.


  1. Cori Burns

    My parrot is a Gilmour fan,
    He even shares his name,
    He eats peanuts with his foot,
    Does David do the same!

    {Some tabs I have to take have made me feel woo ee.}

  2. Gabrielle Childers

    My dear FEd aka Leader of the Pack!

    Very merry birthday wishes for your special day tomorrow! Pretty damn good birthday present that award, don’t you think? It will look very good on your mantle next to Glassman!

    Tomorrow also marks Rowan’s seven-month birthday, kind of the same, just different increments of time.

    So much has been shared in these last couple of years — Lennon Duffy, Aaron Emery and my grandson Rowan (as well as others I can’t remember at the moment), from conception to birth. Lots of other milestones, some happy, others sad, but all shared with one another. What other blog can make such claims I wonder? I’d guess not many.

    Anyway, have a relaxing, fun birthday FEd, you deserve it. And, while you’re at it, I think you should make an attempt to wrest Wireman’s ‘party hat’ from him so you can wear it at your celebration!! It’ll make you feel ever so special!:D

    Peace, love and good wishes!

  3. sylvie

    Few words; i am happy for you fed, you deserve it because you put a lot of time and love in it, so, congratulations!!!

    sylvie de montréal

  4. John nff

    [What’s the point if an individual can vote more than once? LoL..Hysteron Proteron]

    Statiscally speaking, if everybody voted let’s say 3 times, it still amounts to the same thing as just voting once after you factor in a divisor of 3.

  5. Ulli

    Dear Fed, congrats, wtg, what for wonderful news, and well deserved, ty so much for keeping us fans in touch with David and other fans!

    Happy Birthday to you too, and all the best!

    [Thank you very much, Ulli. – Features Editor]

  6. adrian kavanagh

    Happy Birthday, Fed! Have a good one!

    [Thank you. – Features Editor]

  7. Barbara Phillips

    I hope you have a Blessed Birthday today Fed! I can’t wait to see what else you come up with for this wonderful blog site. Keep up the good work! Is the trophy heavy?

    [I haven’t seen it yet, Barbara, and probably won’t for a few more days. (Thanks a lot, Royal Mail.) – Features Editor]

  8. Veronica_from_Miami

    This blog warrants the award and recognition and I am so happy for you, FEd. I believe David Gilmour must be very proud to appoint someone as capable as you are to manage and maintain the blog.

    FEd, thanks for your endless efforts. Sometimes I wonder where do you have all these energies, patience and tolerance, not to mention the extended hours you’ve devoted to us in the chat room and many other things…

    It’s truly an honor to be in this community…


    [God, you’ll have me in tears at this rate… Bless you, Veronica. – Features Editor]

  9. Lucia

    Good morning!

    Which is the right page to tell HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!?

    Have a nice day and all my best wishes


  10. diana

    To day is 4TH OCT
    A very HAPPY BIRTHDAY “our” FEd
    Thank you day by day


  11. Movado in India

    Congrats on the Blog win…well deserved.

    Happy Birthday..F.Ed, knock back a few and enjoy your day.

    Just got my copy of the DVD and am completely and absolutely BLOWN AWAY. Many many thanks for such an aural and visual treat.


    [Thank you, Nisha. – Features Editor]

  12. Cori Burns

    Happy Birthday Fed. I hope you have a better day than me, lol. Save us a lemon puff.

    I’m down in 20 mins. Been drugged so bye. Have fun. Wheee!

    Shine on. CORI xxX

  13. martin_d

    Aloha again

    Thought for the day ‘children’ ?

    Best Musician : David G
    Best FED : Our very own Fed
    Best Blog : Hmmmm thinking

    Well Done ….and richly deserved in these days of ‘money grabbing’ corporate reform bands (whatever THAT means ! )


  14. Geoff Duffy

    [Great to meet you and your good lady at Brixton Geoff (where were my manners ? I never asked after the baby ). Sorry we didn’t get to talk for longer.]

    Thank you Ash. Likewise, it was great to meet you and put a face to the name.

    Mind you, after the Ikea pun, I deserve a good DECKING me thinks.

    Rgds Geoff Duffy ( Dublin )


    GREAT NEWS – we did it, thanks to all!

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, FED! Hope you have a nice day.

    Best wishes

    [Thanks very much, Pete. – Features Editor]

  16. Aldo

    Congratulations!!!!!! To all, especially David, Fed, Polly (for her beautiful pics) and all the fans that write everyday.

    I’m sorry that I cannot write often but I watch everyday the site and (obviously) The Blog! 🙂


  17. Erin

    [Undersea bunker? I vote we all don wet suits and flippers and take a party to FEd.-ash X]

    Since the Beatles were such a hit last night in chat . . .

    (To the tune of Yellow Submarine)

    In a town, in the UK
    Lived a FEd, who sailed the net
    And he told us of this guy
    In the land of guitars

    So we all sign on to chat
    Wrote some notes on the blog
    Now we’re the best, on all the net
    Thanks to our leader, Fearless FEd

    ah ha

    We all live in a special community
    A special community
    A special community
    We all live in a special community
    A special community
    A special community

    yeah yeah . . .I’ll get my coat . . .That’s what happens when you post before coffee . . .

    Happy Birthday FEd!


    [Thanks for that, Erin. Very nice. – Features Editor]

  18. wendy


    Well done job to everyone at this site. Go away for one day and look what happens.

    Keep up the great work. Your work here at this site is stupendous. I would be lost without it.

    PS: Fed, Happy Birthday

    [Thanks, Wendy. – Features Editor]

  19. Chris

    Congratulations on the Blog win, well deserved.

    Happy Birthday FEd, enjoy your day.

  20. Thomas Robinson (hoping for a live CD)

    Happy Birthday Fed. How big is/was your birthday cake?

    I would sing happy birthday to you but firstly you wouldn’t hear me so there isn’t much point and secondly i don’t own the copyright. That and if anyone hears me singing happy birthday to a computer they may think i’ve gone nuts…

    On the competition entry above i sent a caption, but about half an hour later i sent another message asking if the DVDs are region 1 and what will happen if some of the winners are not in America. a) can you answer this and b) i won’t get disqualified for sending two posts will i?

    Thanks Fed, hope you have a fun day. Hopefully the caption competition made your day even more fun.

    [You’re alright, Thomas. I’ve answered your question (please click your name below for your previous post, timed at 6:03PM on 3 October). It’s Region 1 for all, but still a nice addition to any collection due to their exclusivity (they were only released in the US). – Features Editor]

  21. Alex Paterson Jnr

    hi FED

    I have heard it was your birthday. I hope you had a lovely birthday.

    Eckypatersonjnr age:7

  22. Louise Davies

    David, may I wish you many congratulations on your award.

    My site won the other peoples choice award, for Best Unofficial Website.

    Great blog 🙂

    [Congratulations on the win, Louise. – Features Editor]

  23. Emiel Schuurman

    Oi Fed!!! Stop working and continue your birthday party!!! Take a break already!!!!!

    ………aaaaaaaaaaah, i see…… miss us even if its for one day eh??? LOL!!!

    [You know it’s hard to keep away… – Features Editor]

  24. kingzorghh

    Happy birthday F’Ed!

    And many congratulations on the award….boy, do you have reason to celebrate today.

    Hope you have a great day, cheers.

  25. MEDDLE

    Happy birthday from Canada FED. With the time difference, I think I’m still in Thursday.

    [Thanks a lot. Thank you all for the birthday greetings. You’re very kind. – Features Editor]