Stevie update

February, 2007: Jamming at David's Barn. Photo: Polly Samson.As one of the most pleasant of many surprises during David’s tour was the fantastic drumming (and not to mention ever-cheerful personality) of Steve DiStanislao, who you have taken to your hearts, I thought you might appreciate an update on what Stevie has been up to since the tour ended.

He is currently touring America’s East Coast with David Crosby and Graham Nash, who were most welcome – and rather special, don’t you think? – guests of David’s during the ‘On an Island’ tour.

As did David last year, they are performing in small, beautiful theatres in an attempt to achieve an intimacy that’s impossible with large venues. The next show is tonight, in Washington, DC. Please see the official Crosby & Nash site for details.

On behalf of everyone here, I’d like to wish Stevie the very best of luck with all that he does.

Your favourite Stevie moments are very welcome today. Do you have a favourite from the DVD, for example?


  1. Susan

    Without a doubt, Stevie added talent to the band which I didn’t think was possible (to replace Nick). He’s AWESOME!! He also seems like a very nice person, with a great sense of humour.

    ~As for me, “Aloha” everybody!! I’m off to Hawaii; a 15 day cruise from L.A. Needless to say I am very excited, and will miss you all dearly. Hope I don’t miss anything too exciting while I’m gone. See you next month!!~


  2. Cori Burns

    I thought Niet was yiddish for having no money as in ‘I got Niet’. Sounds German to me!

    Love Cori xxx

  3. Melissa

    1)My favorite Stevie moment:) Stevie drumming on the water cooler. I suppose that’s a drummer’s version of an air guitar.

    2)Happy birthday to Kim and Adriano.

    3)Congratulations!!! Two awards inside of a month!

    It’s high time this website is getting the recognition it deserves.


  4. Lynn

    Wow! Lots of blog “goings-ons!” It’s always a treat to catch up on the blog over my morning coffee…a great way to start the day.

    Congratulations, FEd, on the W3 award — you definitely deserve that, along with NEd (news editor?) and SNEd, and any other Ed’s out there.

    Not only is this site the best ever, but you constantly go above and beyond the call of duty to work out ticket issues, resolve conflicting reports, and keep things running smoothly. There are a lot of artists’ websites out there, but none of them match the heart & soul that is put into this site every day.

    A very happy birthday to Kim and Adriano! I’ll be lip-synching that copyrighted little song for you guys — you know the one! Enjoy your day!

    Thank you, Jerzey Mike, for that link to Snowball! That is priceless, and guaranteed to put a smile on anyone’s face. All good wishes to your cousin.

    Have a good rest of the week, everybody. It’s almost Friday, right?

  5. Tim C (with stiff legs)

    Her name is Britt Morgan and she will play a murder victim (Robin Graham).

    I’ll bet she’s drop-dead gorgeous as well.

  6. Rudders - Toronto

    Favourite Stevie moment…

    I don’t disagree with anything said previously, the Robin Hood thang, the water cooler, but for me I love that few seconds before Fat Old Sun steps up a gear and Stevie kicks it in with the drums…

    It’s one of those “I love this bit coming up” moments…

    Congrats on the award Fed…

    What next? Career in politics? US Governorship? Golf Club Membership? Master Mason? Invite to the Bilderberg Conference? Illuminati Meetings?… the doors that must be opening eh!

    Just teasing :-)

  7. Raipod

    1) Congrats, Fed, on another award! Hopefully, that doesn’t mean you’ll be moving on soon to greener pastures (e.g. setting up a website for Britney or Paris!)

    2) Talking about Stevie, it is remarkable that he mastered every nook and cranny of both Floyd’s and David’s music. That’s outstanding talent, humility and respect (no such thing as “Let me update all this stuff for today’s generation” blah). And I agree with Josh – Stevie (and everybody else in the band) absolutely rock on “Echoes”! And just like everybody else in the band, Stevie carries himself like a normal, good-natured bloke rather than strutting around as rock stars are often wont to do.

    3) Another Stevie (the Gerrard) needs to get back to putting the ball in the net at his usual pace. Apparently, he missed a sitter against Russia. Maybe a blast or two at Goodison this weekend might be just what the doctor ordered to get him out of his comfortable numbness.

    4) Hey Fed, what’s up with Toshack and the turmoil among the Welsh?

    [People have been out to get him since Day One. The sad reality is that he can’t do an awful lot with second division players and inexperienced teenagers. I wish some of the retired internationals – who never achieved much within a far stronger team, don’t forget – would stop their unhelpful sniping and remember that. It would also be nice if schools in Wales encouraged children to play football, and if some serious money was put into developing the sport. – Features Editor]

  8. Ralph

    […it turns out that ‘Niet’ is a Dutch word. – Features Editor]

    ‘Niet’ is indeed a Dutch word.

    1. negation, “not”
    2. noun, “staple”, a ‘nieter’ or ‘nietjesmachine’ is a stapler.


    Best regards,

  9. Charles Wilkinson


    Wouldn’t it be really neat to have a dad like DG and get to meet all his far out friends!! Also cheap guitar lessons, and drums, and keyboards, etc, etc. You know what I mean.

    Someone earlier in the blog mentioned listening to Floyd music for the last 32 years. This would be a good blog topic – Your best memories of the last 40 years of listening to PF and David Gilmour’s music.

    All the best Fed

  10. Kim Carr

    Howdy everyone! Thanks for all the birthday wishes! So far I have Guy’s book for a present…more to come…and I’ve read maybe the first 10 pages….I’m rolling on floor laughing…Oh Happy Birthday to you as well Adriano! Don’t worry Fed, I have plenty of Lemonade… Cheers (again) everyone!

  11. Melissa


    I wanted to let you and all of the irregulars know that our friend Gabrielle’s son in law has been in a terrible automobile accident.

    Mark has been transported to a hospital in Spokane, Washington,and is in a very serious condition.

    From what I understand, he has some degree of brain damage, as well as several broken bones. That’s all of the ‘information’ I have at the moment.

    I thought I would let everyone know so that we could send some positive and loving thoughts their way. If any of you believe in a higher power, now would be a good time to pray for our sister and friend Gabrielle, and her family.

    Everyone please hug your loved ones and tell them how much they mean to you, and do it often.

    “Time and unforeseen occurrence befall us all”. We just never know what the next day holds for us.

    Love to you all,

    [I’m very sorry to hear this upsetting news. – Features Editor]

  12. MEDDLE

    Thanks Fed for the link to Wales (Wye Valley). And thanks to Cori Burns for the post/reply.

    Things just keep getting better all the time on the blog.

  13. Barbara Phillips

    Another award Fed, wow, very impressive! Did you ever receive the Best Blog award in the mail? I hope so.

    I know you will continue to have success here with this blog. Like Crosby and Nash said on the DVD, David surrounds himself with good people and there is one called “Fed”!

    I look forward to reading this blog every night. Thank you.

    [You’re too kind. – Features Editor]

  14. eniko

    Mike, my daughter just told me what your cousin’s character died of and all I can say is what a way to go!

    Fed – congrats on the award! You’re all probably asleep – it’s only 9:40 pm here in Chicago…

  15. Chris


    Only a good drummer can make a square object go into a round hole. so leave the shirt alone or I will insert a quare peg in your round hole:)

    ps: We want DG to come downunder and play to us !!!!!!!

  16. Marcos de Vargas

    The “Robin Hood”!! is very funny…I like to see Steve playing the Bells in High Hopes, in Fat Old Sun and in Echoes and Comfortably Numb.

  17. frank par

    Happy Birthday KC and Adriano, congrats Fed on the award and Happy Birthday to you too sooner or later I think?

    [Thank you, Frank, but I don’t want another birthday until next year. – Features Editor]

  18. Veronica_from_Miami

    Congratulations for winning the silver awards in the 2007 W3 Awards.

    I am running out of words of sending my best wishes to this site. It was just a week or two ago that this site won the 2007 best music blog. I hope you have a display cabinet of some sort to place all these well deserved awards of yours, FEd.

    Love that neat “ticker” tool on the Latest News page with all the updates and what a wonderful news about David Gilmour’s DVD is now a certified Gold in New Zealand. Congratulations!

    Happy birthday to Adriano and k.c. and happiness always!

  19. Angelo Ortiz

    Oh my God…just read the news about Gabrielle’s son-in-law…

    Christine’s, Noella’s and My love is all sent your way, Gabrielle…

  20. Becky in Atlanta

    This won’t come as any surprise but my favorite image of Steve is seeing him just smiling and drumming away at Radio City Music Hall. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a musician who seems to be having so much fun. It’s wonderful to witness Smilin’ Steve!

    Happy belated birthday to Kim and Adriano.


    PS–I’m so sorry to hear about Gabrielle’s son-in-law.

  21. Julie Davies

    [Do I sing? Only very badly. Like all bad singers, I prefer to lip-synch. – Features Editor]

    I find that hard to believe, FEd. I thought all Welshmen/women were gifted in the singing category.

    My prayers to Gabrielle’s son in law.

    Best regards,


  22. Michael in New Jersey

    [Mike, my daughter just told me what your cousin’s character died of and all I can say is what a way to go! – eniko]

    LOL! Yes! Along with anything Shakespeare, she can now add the obligatory orgasmic dying virgin role on her resume!

    I was hoping to have an opportunity over the holidays to rib her on that one. But, lucky for her, she will be busy filming a pilot for a sitcom in Toronto.

  23. Michael in New Jersey

    [F*Ed, Google Britt Morgan… It can’t be can it? – Matt]

    An unfortunate coincidence I’m afraid Matt! That Britt Morgan was at the “pinnacle” of her career when my cousin was in kindergarten! ;>)

  24. Michael in New Jersey

    Dear Gabrielle,

    Prayers for Mark, and thoughts for you and your family in your time of need.


  25. Michael in New Jersey

    [I’ll bet she’s drop-dead gorgeous as well. – Tim C]

    Well of course! Most people say she looks just like me! (Nyuk nyuk nyuk….hey, I resemble that remark!)

  26. Andrew_S in Toronto

    My Favourite Stevie moment is also is watching him on the bell during High Hopes. Great timing!

    I hope that Kim and Adriano had happy birthdays.

    All the best to Gabrielle’s son-in-law, we all hope that he has a speedy recovery.

  27. jan

    Gabrielle…our prayers for you and your family at this time. Hope that everything will come out all right for you.

    Bless you,


  28. ayako

    Aw, I’m laggin behind again…

    Well, first of all, congratulations to everyone at on winning the W3 Award. Very much deserved!

    Now about Stevie, one of my favorite moments was the Robin Hood t-shirt =) Well, Stevie always looks like he’s having so much fun and enjoying himself, it’s a joy to watch him play.

    Happy belated birthday to Adriano and KC!

    And finally, I have to say I’m very saddened by the news about Gabrielle’s son-in-law. My thoughts are with you and your family, Gabrielle.

  29. sylvie

    The wish you were here part, with Stevie’s beautiful smile when he looks at David…so cute!

    Sylvie de Montréal

  30. Veronica_from_Miami

    Gabrielle, I am so sorry to hear about your son-in-law, Mark. Hang in there!

    Our prayers to Mark and the family and our sincere wishes for his speedy recovery.