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).


  1. Unperson

    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

  2. ina

    Hello Fed!

    My caption:

    “David’s music connects nationalities from all continents”

    With best wishes

  3. Peter

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



  4. Taki

    Hi Fed,

    here’s my caption:

    “… raindrops are falling on my head … ”



  5. Lyn Belle (maroonedonanisland)

    [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]

  6. Tom B - Dublin

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

    Tom B

  7. lorraine


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

  8. Heather (England)

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

    To Simon,

    Thoughts and best wishes to your family.

  9. sukru


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


  10. Herbert / Germany

    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


  11. James & Amanda Geary

    My first attempt at a caption:

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

  12. Andrew


    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.

  13. Gerry Menzies


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

  14. Laura

    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]

  15. Angelo Ortiz


    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]

  16. sylvie

    Caption: This damned roof is still pissing after all those years!!!

    sylvie de montréal

  17. Michèle

    Yo ! Kim, the funny gifted girl !

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

    I am looking forward to hearing them !



  18. nickster

    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…”


  19. Raipod

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

    Caption: “Overhead, the albatross …”

  20. DRAGEO

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

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

  21. peter mcconnell

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

    Helps if you’ve seen the original video.

  22. Andrew

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



  23. Thomas R


    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.

  24. TomiSue


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

    (-:Tomi Sue:-)

  25. jyb

    “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”

  26. NewYorkDan

    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?”

  27. Jujufloyd

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


    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!


  29. Beppo the mime


    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]

  30. Piero

    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]

  31. Emiel Schuurman

    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…

  32. Michael in New Jersey


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

  33. Tim_C (plagiarst)

    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”

  34. nigel lurksmore


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

  35. paul english

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

  36. Alex

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

  37. Linda Island Lady .

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

  38. KenF

    To Simon,

    I hope Aaron Floyd makes a full and speedy recovery.

    Best wishes to you and your family.

    Shine On…

  39. nickster

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

    That’s a classic!! Too funny Michael :)


  40. Heidi

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

  41. Lyn Belle (maroonedonanisland) in Margate.

    Another Caption

    “Damn albatross!”

    I’m sorry but couldn’t resist!

  42. jan

    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]

  43. Dan Stynes

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

  44. Mike

    “When that fat old sun in the sky is falling, summer evening birds are calling”.

  45. Penny

    “Hmm, I can’t seem to remember the words…Oh yeah…Happy Birthday…”


  46. AxPxM88


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

  47. Comfortably Dumb

    @ 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]

  48. Veronica_from_Miami

    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!


    Caption Contest:

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

  50. slater


    I’m a little teapot short and stout… Here is my handle, here is my spout…

  51. Roger


    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.)

  52. Cody


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

  53. Rick Strang

    “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 …!”

  54. Veronica_from_Miami

    Caption –

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

    Have a good weekend all!

  55. Geoff Duffy


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

    Very good, excellent caption.

    Rgds Geoff Duffy ( Dublin )

  56. ronny

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

  57. LindaBee

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

  58. emmanuel

    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,

  59. ripper

    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).