Readers of The Blog – and I hope you’re leaving a dramatic pause before you speak its name, now that it’s capitalised, by the way – know all-too-well just how positively nutty some of you are when it comes to all things Floydian.
So, as a tribute to your nuttiness, I thought it would raise a titter or two, maybe even three or four, to share regular examples of your most cherished ‘On An Island’ experiences.
It could be a photo of your good self getting ready for one of the concerts or cinema events, resplendent in your favourite DG T-shirt, proudly clutching some sort of prized paraphernalia while your friends stand around making oh-so amusing hand gestures behind you. Alas, we all get dragged into a corny group shot every once in a while, whether we like it or not.
Did you get a tattoo in memory of the album? Were you lucky enough to meet any of the band members? If so, were you able to coax them into showing off their pearly whites?
What of the fan get-togethers? There have been a few of those.
Have you photographed your pet in the DG beanie hat (own up) or treated your car to an Island-inspired make-over? Blue is a great colour, you know…
Come to think of it, have you tried posing behind the ‘About Face’ LP, Sleeveface-style? If so, I do expect to see evidence, but that has to be worthy of a post of its own. If not, give it a go and be ready for the call; there are a lot of rainy days coming up, apparently.
I’ll feature my favourite whenever the urge overwhelms me.
You need to get it online using an image hosting site (Google “free image hosting” for about 11,496,273 suggestions) and point me towards it, so be sure to provide its URL with your comment.
That’s the URL for the photo, by the way, not an entire gallery of shots. Help me out here.
No e-mails, no attachments, and no more than one per person, please. There’ll be other chances to submit more.
No links will be published, by the way. You’ll just have to wait to see if your shot randomly appears as a featured photo over the coming weeks.
There will be a new post on Monday, but no comments will be published until Tuesday, so don’t you go worrying about sackings or resignations, missing manhole covers or spontaneous vacations.
Oh, and don’t bother sending any examples of your concert photography. Some fans annoyed the band with their flashing cameras quite enough during the tour, so please spare us. We’ve also had that discussion before, so let’s leave it in the archives where it belongs; you’ve got them, we know you’ve got them, but we really don’t want to see them.
Above all, please be sure to get the permission of whoever is in the photo with you before sharing it, just in case they don’t wish to see their gurning features on David’s blog.
Have a good weekend, all, and thank you very much for the birthday greetings. (If you want to leave a belated message for David, please leave it here.)