Caption contest

September 15, 2007: Remember That Night at the Ritzy Picturehouse. Photo: Polly Samson.The above photograph, taken by Polly, is from the Ritzy in Brixton. This is where David premiered ‘Remember That Night’ for the benefit of North American cinema audiences (back in September).

And it’s just asking for a caption, really, isn’t it? So, over to you.

The prize is an exclusive four-track ‘Live from Abbey Road’ CD, available only in the US to those who pledge money to PBS. (Basically, pledge more than a certain sum, as will be decided by each local station, for a copy of ‘Remember That Night’ and you get the exclusive CD thrown in free.)

The CD comes in a cardboard case, is shrink-wrapped, and features the following tracks, recorded live at Abbey Road last year: ‘The Blue’, ‘On An Island’, ‘Take A Breath’ and ‘Smile’.

As you’ll expect from the prize, there is a PBS television special coming up. Details to follow very soon.

One caption per person only, please, to be submitted no later than 6PM (UK) on Friday 9 November. Winners will be announced on Monday.

Thank you for your varied comments about the ringtones. I don’t think anyone really needs more, which is why the previous entry is now missing a comment form, but some of us do appreciate your feedback.

‘Remember That Night’ is released in Japan today.

Last, but by no means least, the chatroom will next be open tomorrow between 10AM and 12PM (UK).

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’.

188 thoughts on “Caption contest”

  1. Caption: Please make me a bird, so I can fly far far away.

    Simon, I am very sorry for you and your family. Please kiss baby Aaron’s boo-boo and tell him that he is in my heart.


  2. I suck at these but I will have a go…..

    Caption “What the hell is that up there??? I thought I told them no flying pig” HAHA


    Renee B
    Fontana, Ca USA

  3. “Good lord, where’s the ceiling?”

    Wish me luck for my geography and physics exams tomorrow!

    [Good luck for your geography and physics exams tomorrow, Andrew. – Features Editor]

  4. “now did I leave the cooker on?”

    not my first choice, the other was, naturally, a bit on the crude side


  5. As he has spent so much time with David Crosby & Graham Nash on the last tour the only caption I can think of is-


  6. *CAPTION*

    “Oh my gawd! Not him again, that big baldy git in Row F!”

    Thats allowed isnt it FEd? Seeing as I fit the description of the usual suspect.

    Our family’s thoughts and best wishes are conveyed to Simon Emery’s family.

  7. Caption Contest:

    I smell smoke…does anyone else in here smell smoke!?!

    Thanks Fed – see you all in the chat and good luck to EVERYONE.

    All the best wishes and prayers for Aaron…

  8. This is my caption for the competition.

    Quick, someone, help me. It looks like my g-strings gone again.

    Lyn in Margate.

  9. To everyone who was chatting last night, I owe you an apology. I went AWOL while reading the ringtone blog and I fell asleep on you all. Shame on me!

  10. Hello FEd,

    I borrowed this one…

    “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.” -Oscar Wilde

    Cheers, Cevin

  11. Hi Ho All,


    “Now where is it? Ah, there … ‘DG 4 PS 4EVA'”


  12. Caption –

    “This is the First time I am ever playing Live to those good ol’ folks across the pond while they are watching me in real-time in a movie theatre! Pass the popcorn!”

  13. Sorry about my cell-phone rant yesterday…Looking back, I believe I was a little harsh.

    I do hate cell phones, but upon reflection, it will be cool for those who choose to do so, have a nice Gilmour Ringtone! If only they don’t use the phone while they drive!

    Thanks, Fed!

  14. DAVE SAYS:

    “Hey you in the balcony…do you mind not talking? I am trying to play the solo to ‘Comfortably Numb’ over here, ya know!”

  15. Hello Fed,

    Thank you for having another caption contest.

    My entry is…

    “Beam me up Scotty!”

  16. It was Bm A G D/F# Em Bm wasn’t it? Or was it Bm A G D/F# Bm Em? I don’t feel comfortable at all…

  17. “What’s that spider doing over me!? Hope I can make it through the song… now… which song was I going to play?”


  18. (… and back at the Kennedy Space Center, the launch of the new space-shuttle, the USS Gilmour, was underway)

    Ignition sequence on… one… two…. free… four…


  19. Caption:

    David : “Oh ! Don’t be jealous, they say I’m God, but only a Guitar God! ”


  20. Hi Fed,

    Here is my caption:

    “Left a bit… Right a bit…” David had left it a bit late to be lining up the satellite.

    Cheers, Jon

  21. Caption:

    “What shall I get for supper, when I get home…a juicy ham?…a sandwich..?, too boring…something more tasty…chinese…? Did I remember to buy tea..?”,,, etc… 🙂


  22. Lo and behold, the David Gilmour show was for real… And NOW ladies and gentleman!….”drum roll please”…as…

    “The Great Gilmourini Now Holds the Longest Note”

  23. Hmmm…a good caption…bah humbug, I can only think of corny ones…all of them involving Liverpool, couscous, and “the twins”… ;-P

    I’m no good at those…BUT I am good at jokes! Shall I tell one? ok…It won’t be graphic…ok I found one called:

    The Divorce Letter (P.S. I hope no one takes offense to this)

    Dear Wife:

    I’m writing you this letter to tell you that I’m leaving you forever.

    I’ve been a good man to you for seven years and I have nothing to show for it.

    These last two weeks have been hell. Your boss called to tell me that you quit your job today and that was the last straw.

    Last week, you came home and didn’t even notice that I had a new haircut, had cooked your favorite meal and even wore a brand new pair of
    silk boxers. You ate in two minutes, and went straight to sleep after watching all of your soaps. You don’t tell me you love me anymore; you don’t want sex or anything that connects us as husband and wife.

    Either you’re cheating on me or you don’t love me anymore; whatever the case, I’m gone.

    Your EX-Husband

    P.S. Don’t try to find me. Your SISTER and I are moving away to West Virginia together! Have a great life!

  24. Continued from previous post…

    Dear Ex-Husband –

    Nothing has made my day more than receiving your letter.

    It’s true that you and I have been married for seven years, although a good man is a far cry from what you’ve been. I watch my soaps so much because they drown out your constant whining and griping. Too bad that doesn’t work.

    I DID notice when you got a hair cut last week, but the first thing that came to mind was “You look just like a girl!” Since my mother raised me
    not to say anything if you can’t say something nice, I didn’t comment.

    And when you cooked my favorite meal, you must have gotten me confused with MY SISTER, because I stopped eating pork seven years ago.

    About those new silk boxers: I turned away from you because the $49.99 price tag was still on them, and I prayed that it was a coincidence that my sister had just borrowed fifty dollars from me that morning.

    After all of this, I still loved you and felt that we could work it out. So when I hit the lotto for ten million dollars, I quit my job and bought us two
    tickets to Jamaica . But when I got home you were gone.

    Everything happens for a reason, I guess. I hope you have the fulfilling life you always wanted. My lawyer said that the letter you wrote ensures you
    won’t get a dime from me.

    So take care.


    Your Ex-Wife, Rich As Hell and Free!

    P.S. I don’t know if I ever told you this, but my sister Carla was born Carl. I hope that’s not a problem.

  25. David thinks “How that pig get up there, I thought we were done with them!”

  26. My caption is….

    David: “….sniff, sniff. Polly, do you smell that?”
    Polly: “I can SEE it!”
    David: “That’s the last time I eat Apple pie with crust on! Bloody Mason!”

  27. Hi Fed and everyone

    I just want to tell you that I went to see a well-known tribute band this past Friday. It was wonderful.

    I want to thank David Gilmour for his wonderful music for with out it I wouldn’t have enjoyed such a show. I was totally blown away by “Set the controls for the Heart of the Sun”. Great Animation. What more can you say. I can not find the right words.

    I live near a small airport, a few days before I went to the show my dad’s friend flew his vintage Stearman up our field pulling up just before the house. I love it when it does that, so when they played “Learning to Fly” I had that image in my mind. I think I was flying through the whole show.

    Anyway thanks for the music David, especially that song – it has many meanings for me!

  28. Caption…

    “Wish Guy would have warned me that he’d be wearing his Flubber sneakers tonight.”

  29. Hi FEd, here’s my offering……

    “That ceiling would look absolutely Tantastic in our new Sacre Bleu home cinema. Wonder if I can get it done ready for the DVD release on 26th November?”

    Remembering little Aaron in our prayers.

    God bless


  30. Caption:

    *thinking to himself* “One million claps says I’ve got the right note…”

    *a wall of applause and cheers erupts*

    “Yep, still got it.”

    And Simon, I am so very sorry to hear about your son. I know that there is nothing that I can really do for you, but please know that you and your family and your son especially are in my thoughts and prayers. I hope very much that everything works out for the best.


  31. CAPTION:

    God speaks to David and says “David, I want you to reform Pink Floyd”

    [Not Him as well? – Features Editor]

  32. Dear FEd,

    I don’t need enter this contest, as I just recieved my programme from the last contest, and that will be quite enough for me! I am now forever content 🙂

    Thank you so much! And of course; thanks to David.

    Good luck to everyone else!!


    [You’re very welcome, Patrick. – Features Editor]

  33. Caption:

    No…not “Light My Fire”, I said “RUN THE STAGE IS ON FIRE!”

    Green tip: keep the lights turned off during the day. If you need more light open the curtains, if that doesn’t work install some skylights in the ceiling.

  34. Hi Fed, here’s my brief caption:

    “Ahh, ahh into the zone again, another beautiful evening in compassion”.

    Great pic by Polly.

  35. Fed

    Good to hear from you again. Thanks for the competition.

    Caption: “David Gilmour plays the old Joplin classic ‘Oh lord, won’t you buy me, a mercedes benz”.

    At least I tried Fed. Have a good weekend.


  36. After the somewhat heated debate about the Ring tones it is good to lighten up with a caption contest. Here is my entry.

    I think David is thinking to himself, ” Oh no, Polly, not another picture!”

    Just kidding Polly, I love all your pictures and hope to see many more on here.

    Thanks for the contest Fed and hope you have a good day.

  37. Caption:

    David is thinking to himself on the final solo of Comfortably Numb. “Man, my fingers are smoking on this lead”.

    Side note about Cell phones, so many great opinions. Quite a good debate.

  38. CAPTION:

    With the chant “your axe is smokin’ man ” being heckled from the crowd, our hero can only raise his eyes to the heavens and show the offender that subtlety is a far better option.

    Rgds Geoff Duffy ( Dublin )

  39. TO SIMON:

    Words can’t express the feeling of sadness I got from the terrible news about your son, having become a father a mere month before Aaron was born it really hits home that accidents can happen no matter how well we look after them.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this trying time.

    Rgds Geoff Duffy ( Dublin )

  40. caption:

    …I wish I was sitting on a campfire, singing “Lucy in the sky with diamonds”…

    Have a good weekend you all.


  41. Been away and gutted to miss all the ring tone debate. I mean it’s such an important subject, sooooooooo very vital and important. I couldnt really be bothered to read all posts.

    As for caption well what about “Ohh. Ohh. Ahhhhhh. OOhh. Oooohhhhhhhhh. Aaaahhhhhhhhhhh!”

    Ian Pearson

    PS Love to Simon and family

  42. Message to Simon.

    Sorry to hear your news. All the very best to you & all your family.


  43. CAPTION:

    Lord, please don’t let me break a string whilst I do a blistering solo during “On an Island”.

    Best regards.


  44. David FINALLY makes contact with the Mother Ship, but gets sent back for taking El Magnifico’s advice about egg sandwiches and Bollinger. . . ;^))

  45. Even while performing, David can’t help practising his hold for the paso doble in his secret bid to take part in next season’s ‘Strictly Come Dancing’.

  46. Caption:

    “Oh no Guy Pratt must be under the stage, the odor from his smelly old trainers just come wafting up on the left side of the stage”

    Gary Hurley.
    London England.

  47. Caption:

    I can NOT believe that Simon J. came back from the cafe with two pints…and both of them are for him!


  48. howdy…i think I finally came up with some kind of…thing/caption ok here goes:

    “I told you, Guy, not to fiddle with those fog machines, UNTIL we decide we are playing smoke on the water…looks like this has turned into “Smoke in the Theatre”!”

    Haha? I thought not…My little kid sense of humour there…

    P.S. @ Simon Emery, I am so sorry to hear about your child, I have all my caring thoughts with you and your family.


  49. Caption

    ‘Everyone join in now……….if you’re happy and you know it, nod your head’

    Pete – Coventry

  50. I’m sure those guys in the stage rigging are smoking. Oh well – the lighting is excellent!


  51. Caption (my first one!):

    Doctors always warned David it possibly could have irresversible consequences to always adjust the microphone stand so high when singing in his higher pitch …

  52. I’ve heard that my playing can make the angels cry, but could you guys please use a tissue up there? You’ve short-circuited the amp.

  53. “You know guys, the last time I was told to look up at the ceiling like this was at the Royal Albert Hall in the late 60s and, would you believe it, some bugger fired a Waterloo Cannon behind me!!”

  54. Caption : “I am the Genie of the Guitar and I grant you three wishes”

    Well, it is nearly panto season!

  55. caption: (NOTE: a slight variation on other themes) i didn’t read the others before hand ! doh !!

    but here’s my caption…

    “Go-head Gilmour”
    “I am ready for launch…booster ignition … in 5,4,3,2,1”
    “Roger that David, you have cleared the Waters (ah-hem), On the way to the heart of the sun”…beep..

    hehe !

    p.s just watched Remember That Night ! Echoes was amazing performance !! the whole DVD is great !

    thanks to David and crew. awesome stuff !!!

    thanks for the lifetime of inspiration !

    Jeramiah/new zealand

  56. Caption Competition

    David watches incredulously as Guy’s Rocket Backpack malfunctions and he goes head first up the Pig’s bum…

  57. Thank you for another contest.

    Oh no, anyone can see the big spider is coming down to me?

  58. I write lyrics. I dedicated this song to David.

    I thought it would be appropriate to post it to his blog. May get deleted for off-topic, but if someone dedicates a song to you, you ought to know about it. Hope he might get to read it.

    “Hero Syndrome” (Dedicated to David Gilmour)

    They might be tiny dots
    on some far away stage
    They’re either living legends
    Or they’re lonely graves

    As I sit here and play
    I try hard everyday
    To be just a little more
    like you

    What price did they pay
    To do what they did
    The songs that they played
    Were the pain that they hid

    Your pictures on my walls
    They don’t help me at all
    You might as well be stars
    In the sky

    Some of them still live
    Some of them have died
    Some have none left to give
    Some crushed by living high

    So you stand on my back
    But your talent I lack
    Just want to be a little more
    like you

  59. Hello Fed!

    My caption:

    “David’s music connects nationalities from all continents”

    With best wishes

  60. Damn, forgot to post my blog caption entry before I came on stage and it closes any minute.



  61. Hi Fed,

    here’s my caption:

    “… raindrops are falling on my head … ”



  62. [God speaks to David and says “David, I want you to reform Pink Floyd” – Jonathan Parsons]

    [Not Him as well? – Features Editor]

    Dear Fed

    Some of these captions are really funny.

    I would also like to say, that I so enjoyed the chat room. I’ve been to a lot of chatrooms but David’s was the nicest, friendliest and bestest one I ever been too. I think I am addicted.

    Hope you had a good lunch, Fed, and thank you for being so nice.

    With all best wishes.

    Yours sincerely
    Lyn (maroonedonanisland) in Margate, Kent!

    [That’s good to hear, Lyn. Hope to see you in there again soon. – Features Editor]

  63. My thoughts are with you & your family Simon, I hope everything works out

    Tom B

  64. Caption:

    Now, I’ve heard there was a secret chord that David played and it pleased the lord…..

  65. CAPTION…..Hello, is there anybody up there….

    To Simon,

    Thoughts and best wishes to your family.

  66. Caption:

    If I were to put in all of what you are pouring down on me, I’d be playing the whole week!


  67. Hi there!

    Really good captions already, here’s mine:

    “I always told the guys not to install laser mirrors in the rig and to REDUCE the power”

    bye for now


  68. My first attempt at a caption:

    “Well then, that was a smoking riff, wasn’t it?” (And it very likely was) :o)

  69. *caption*

    Dear God,

    Remind me to never play dueling guitars with Ace Frehley again.



    PS – FEd you are so right about this image, it is screaming for captions and there are so many possibilities.

  70. Caption:

    Right, Polly said to pick up some cheese, wine… damn, what else was I to get from the shop on my way home?

  71. Hello Fed,


    “I’m the luckiest man alive. Thank you, up there.”

    I digress back to Barn Favourites.

    When I saw Polly’s photo of David on drums it made me recall what David Crosby and Graham Nash said on stage a few weeks ago: that they had an incredible time with David for On An Island but that he fancied their drummer so much, that he snagged him!

    Is that Crosby/Nash drummer still working with David et al?

    Lola from Maine

    [That would be Stevie, and he’s back touring with Crosby and Nash right now. – Features Editor]


    Shortly after flooding the planet with subliminal messages in ringtones, David Gilmour reveals himself as the Messiah by levitating before the Aurora Borealis…

    [June 21, 2006 07:38 PM]

  73. Yo ! Kim, the funny gifted girl !

    More jokes to come in the chatroom this night (Europe time) ?

    I am looking forward to hearing them !



  74. I love Emilio’s and Bob Mitchell’s – good work fellas!! Not sure I can come up with anything as good, so here goes:

    “Can’t keep my eyes from the circling skies…”


  75. My thoughts and prayers for your family and you, Simon.

    Caption: “Overhead, the albatross …”

  76. I think David just had a feeling that somone yelled at him:

    “Look David, there’s an aeroplane up in the sky!”

  77. “Easy come, easy go, little high, little low…. BISMILAH, NOOOO, will you let me go?…..”

    Helps if you’ve seen the original video.

  78. Lots of really good captions here. For what its worth, I really like Michèle’s, very clever.



  79. Caption:

    Despite being on fire that evening (both literally and metaphorically) David still had time to watch the fat old sun go in for the night.

  80. *Caption*

    For no apparent reason David decides to burst into a Debbie Boone classic…. And you, you light up my life….

    (-:Tomi Sue:-)

  81. “What a wonderful time I had all these past months but this time this is my last performance for the OAI album – a few more chords and it’s over”

  82. Caption: “How did that bird get in here?”

    Caption: “That bird did it right in my EYE!!”

    Caption: “Lord, plese make those fools on The Blog stop writing such silly captions!!”

    Caption: “How much longer ’till I can go use the Men’s room?”

  83. “I told Rick not to make a special appearance as the flying pig… but obviously he didn’t listen to me…”

  84. My caption: “MUST… SEE… CHIROPRACTOR!!!!!”

    By the way… my wife, who thinks I’m a cultist for spending so much time on this site and watching Pink Floyd and David Gilmour DVDs, has begun sneaking Gilmour CDs to work and has been caught playing the RTN DVD at least twice now!

    Closet Gilmourite!


  85. Fed,

    I just wanted to thank you once again, on behalf of my bro in law and myself, for the Gilmour booklet that I’ve just received.

    It’s what makes this place so special to come back to, time and again.


    [You’re both very welcome. – Features Editor]

  86. Someone over there is telling David:”thanks man,you’ve helped your brothers to be happy on earth with your guitar,you were born to play guitar…” and David is thinking: “I can’t believe it…”

    Fed,will you tell us when some auctions are on ebay about David to help Crisis?

    Many Thanks.

    [It will be sometime next week, I haven’t forgotten. – Features Editor]

  87. Dear Simon,

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your loved ones, my friend….

    Sorry, not inspired to think of a caption right now…

  88. Caption:

    “Dammit, smoked my Hiwatt again! I hope we don’t set off the sprinklers!”

  89. Would you believe this is the first time in, what, 23 months thiat I’ve offered a caption. But as you asked so nicely …

    “Lost in thought and lost in time”

  90. Caption:

    Thank You God (and Polly) – With his guitar strap I can even play like Jimi!!!!

  91. roger, you could have had a front seat, if only you asked! you didnt have to hide in the rafters……..

  92. *inhales* “Hey, uhhh… guys? Why is my voice so high! Who put helium in the smoke machine?”

  93. god , if you are up there , help me . i am having trouble remembering the next chord !

  94. To Simon,

    I hope Aaron Floyd makes a full and speedy recovery.

    Best wishes to you and your family.

    Shine On…

  95. “Dammit, smoked my Hiwatt again! I hope we don’t set off the sprinklers!”

    That’s a classic!! Too funny Michael 🙂


  96. “When I said I wanted brighter lights, I didn’t say they should set the stage on fire!”

  97. Another Caption

    “Damn albatross!”

    I’m sorry but couldn’t resist!

  98. Sorry to be so late with this, but I wanted to add my prayers for Simon’s son, Aaron. Good news soon, I hope.

    Which reminds me, has there been any information from Gabrielle and the situation with her loved one and the accident?

    And thank you Barbara Phillips and Andrew. I second your posts.

    I won’t attempt a caption. I’l leave that to the fertile brains of Rudders and Angelo and co. They usually manage to come up with many laughable entries.

    FE’d.. I hope you get some good reading and a few laughs to even out the frustrations from the questions and posts here.

    Have a good evening all,

    [At the risk of sounding like the dog off the Churchill adverts: Oh, yes. – Features Editor]

  99. Caption: David ploughs on stoically as he realises this meteor shower may bring a fiery death…

  100. Caption:

    My God! That Stucco Work on the Ceiling is Gorgeous! I am definitely putting that in the Barn…

  101. @ Simon – My thoughts and prayers for you and your family

    Caption contest – Watching the great gig in the sky…

    Fed, as I told you, my crystal ball is always right. Good game, wasn’t it?

    [Very. Ryan Babel’s first goal was exquisite. – Features Editor]

  102. Simon, my heart goes out to you and your family.

    I am so sorry to hear about what happened to your son; my best wishes for his speedy recovery.

    To your daughter, it must be very hard for her to go through such a traumatic experience – I hope she stays strong and feels better.

    Take care!

  103. Caption Contest:

    “I distinctly remember I didn’t want to play that note just there, but it did sound good didn’t it?”

  104. Caption:-

    However good Fender make the Replica, you can’t beat the real thing.


    This is the Original Blackie. (It’s even older than Eric’s.)

  105. Caption:

    “I wonder if Roger, Rick and Nick would object to my request of one last album?”

  106. “Dear Lord, please give me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change things I cannot accept and the subtle blend of skill and luck to hit that three step bend in the fifth bar the first time with half of America watching …!”

  107. Caption –

    David: Humm…I still remember that night at the Odeon and I hope you all do!”

    Have a good weekend all!

  108. Caption:

    [Mapping the stars for awhile… – Posted by: Cirion at November 8, 2007 11:04 PM]

    Very good, excellent caption.

    Rgds Geoff Duffy ( Dublin )

  109. That picture should be upside down: it’s David hanging in a trapeze, never failing to surprise his audience.

  110. Oh NO….PLEASE NOT NOW…WHY did I take that laxative last night??????? I MUST find a “loo” pronto!!!!!

  111. just from my memory of a fine evening and having enjoyed seeing some fans on whose David made the greatest of impression!!

    “he is here again and am sure he’ll give us another present each!!!”

    Until next FEd,

  112. perhaps if i keep playing, moby dick will eventually spurt me out his blowhole!

    boy, that was hard, finding one not already used. 😛

    sorry i haven’t been about much, chaos at work would be an understatement!!

    hope everyone is having a whale of a time (boom boom).

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