Rock & Folk, April 2006

Page 46 of Rock & Folk magazine, April 2006More press from France for you today: the April 2006 edition of Rock & Folk magazine, if you missed it the first time ’round.

If your French is up to it, you can now read the full article in the Press archives. Please click the image for that.

The piece also includes another nice photograph of David – with Pink Floyd, back in 1973, this time – in the Saint-Germain des Prés district of Paris, which may be new to some of you.

Thanks to Michèle for submitting this article.

If you have anything for the Press archives, do let me know.

There are two more chats scheduled for this week, the next one being tomorrow: 11:00 – 13:00 (UK).

Please see the calendar for more.

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'.

41 thoughts on “Rock & Folk, April 2006”

  1. Zut alors! J’ai besoin d’un interprete. Pouvez-vous appeler les pompiers.

    Merci Michele 😀

  2. Cool article and I liked the old pic and the modern one actually.

    David always looked very cool as a younger man.

    Of late though, and in that prefacing photo in particular, I feel that he’s really grown into himself if that makes sense. He just looks very comfortable being David Gilmour. Perhaps that reflects his own inner well being that is evident from his OAI release and tour despite his ongoing struggle with the inevitability of mortality.

    Wow! Where did that all come from ???!!!

    Any-hooo ….

    Was the interview conducted in French or was it in English and translated? I know DG can do a bit of the old Franco-lingua. Just a passing thought.

    Cheers.

  3. Hi fed

    Hope you don’t mind me mentioning that we went to see a Floyd tribute band. They were very very good. I waited and waited but David did not make the guest apperance. Ah well, never mind, I expect he must be too busy writing new songs.

    Kind regards to all
    Damian.

  4. [The piece also includes another nice photograph of David – with Pink Floyd, back in 1973.]

    I have to say that the picture looks like it was taken before 1973. Who cares? I certainly have not seen it before.

    Thanks Michèle for the article.

    [It does, doesn’t it? – FEd]

  5. Hi fed again.

    I forgot to ask, how did David take Arsenal’s drubbing at Anfield?

    I think, if you do get to see him, maybe it is time to convert him to a true Red.

    Regards Damian.

    [Oh, I couldn’t possibly comment on that (without being smug). But I would like to say one thing about football today, which is more important than any result: JUSTICE FOR THE 96. – FEd]

  6. *Caption*

    “A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti…”

  7. Regarding that picture from 1973 – is that Chevy Chase walking next to David?? LOL.

    Thanks.

    Andrew

  8. Well, in the 70s or in 2006, in Paris or on The Astoria, pics of David are always fascinating, aren’t they ?

    On the left of the pic of Paris, Philippe Constantin (now dead) was a great French rock music journalist, the founder of ‘Rock & Folk’ magazine, he was a ‘talent scout’ and was one of the first to ‘promote’ Pink Floyd in France.

    I am not surprised to see young Pink Floyd in ‘Saint Germain Des Prés’ (Quartier Latin) as it has always been the ‘intellectual’ quarter of Paris, rich in culture and art.
    It’s full of bookshops, art galleries, publishing houses, antique stores, famous cafés where artists, paintors, musicians, students are meeting (‘Led Deux Magots’, ‘Le Flore’,…).

    There is also there the oldest church of Paris (6th century), the ‘Institut De France’ (the seat of the French Academy), La Sorbonne…

    If you want more, please click my name (scroll down for English).

    Michèle

  9. [Zut alors! J’ai besoin d’un interprete. Pouvez-vous appeler les pompiers. – Lorraine]

    Les pompiers ? Y a le feu dans la cuisine ? Must be that Tartiflette !

    Bisous.

    Michèle

  10. I bet that photo in St. Germain is dated wrong. It looks more like it was taken in the late ’60’s than in ’73.

    Of course, at the end of the day….. so what?

  11. Hello,

    It’s not too normal speaking about David Gilmour, but I love the pic of these days more than “the wonderful” 1973 (I think it’s a couple of years before).

    Today our man has “his” expression in the eyes and “his” smile. Ten years were terrible between 1982 and 1992 and were painted on his face, now all is different: thank you David and go on!

    Thank you FEd, you are always “a pipeline” of ideas..
    diana

  12. [I bet that photo in St. Germain is dated wrong. It looks more like it was taken in the late ’60’s than in ’73.]

    Maybe it was Photoshop? They took a pic of them walking from the late 1960s and Photoshopped it onto a street scene from 1973.

    Talk about reaching.

    Thanks.

    Andrew

  13. Rick, Peter,…

    I think the photo in Saint Germain should actually be dated September 1968, as I have a complete French Pink Floyd book :

    ‘Le Livre Du Pink Floyd’ by Alain Dister – edition Albin Michel/Rock & Folk) where there are plenty of those pics in Paris, this one included, and the caption is ‘Sepembre 1968, Pink Floyd traversant le Boulevard Saint Germain, à l’angle du Drugstore, avec de gauche à droite: Philippe Constantin, (alors chargé de la promotion PF chez EMI/Pathé Marconi, Rick Wright, Steve O’Rourke (leur nouveau manager), David Gilmour, Nick Mason et Roger Waters.

    This book is full of wonderful photos in France (ex: David playing football at the University City of Paris, David playing piano at the ‘Bilboquet’ à St Germain… …)

    Michèle

  14. [Peter McConnell, are we related? – Graham Knight]

    Most definitely. Add me to your will.

  15. [Les pompiers ? Y a le feu dans la cuisine ? Must be that Tartiflette ! – Michèle]

    Mais non, c’est les Mars Bars dans une friteuse.

  16. Hello!

    My comment has nothing to do with this article, but I just wanted you to know the best record in my collection: Delicate Sound of Thunder.

    I have seen this concert many years ago broadcast on Swedish television “SVT”. I have searched the net all over and apperently I am not the only one! There are some bad copies with poor quality and bad editing to be found, but what I and many other people would like to see is the original version un-edited.

    Thanks!

    [Believe me, we know. – FEd]

  17. [Mais non, c’est les Mars Bars dans une friteuse. – lorraine]

    I don’t speak any French, but in this sentense I seem to recognise what I saw a documentary: fried Mars bars. People liked it a lot, which, without offending anyone, is beyond my horizon…

    Regards,

    Taki
    Bavaria

  18. [Peter McConnell, are we related? – Graham Knight]

    [Most definitely. Add me to your will. – Peter McConnell]

    You want my debts?

  19. The picture from the Rock’n’Folk article is not from 1973 but from 1969. A picture taken the same day was used on the French picture sleeve of ‘Nile Song’ 7”, this time the shot was taken at the Café des Deux Magots.

    Both pictures were shot by Christian Rose.

    [I’m glad you all care so much. I’ll have to start slipping in similar errors more often to see who notices. – FEd]

  20. i wish i spoke french. i would love to read that april 2008 article with pete cornish as well as the april 2006. It looks like it is very interesting and informative.

    BTW, Robert plant won a ‘Country Music Television’ (CMT) award in Nashville last night. It was on TV. Miley Cyrus and Robert Plant on the same telecast…wow! I must be getting old.

    thank you michele for the article.

    oh. and there is a new version of the nick laird clowes/dream academy (dream academy is guy pratt’s old band as most of you know.) song ‘life in a northern town’ (gilmour produced it) that is playing on country radio and tv right now. It was actually performed last night at the cmt awards…and so now led zeppelin and pink floyd were well represented (sort of) in music city last night on country music tv. “Hey oh my my my” that is funny …huh!

    Hey, more money for Gilmour to do his good works with.

    Blake in Nashville (it is beautiful here in nash right now btw)

    PS…I like the original better!

    [That is a good tune. – FEd]

  21. What a great picture!

    I`m with everyone else who said it`s before 73 though. I think it`s more the late 60`s.

    But as I was born in August `73 which makes DSOTM slightly older than me…..

    I`ll get my coat!

  22. Je suis heureuse de lire un si long article sur David et les Floyds tout en français! La photo est plutôt belle aussi, n’est-ce-pas Michèle? Merci. (Plus que 28 jours avant mes vacances en Provence!!!)

  23. Like the picture, it is very Gilmourish!!!

    I just had a suggestion for the “Link” part of dg.com FEd. […]

    Thanks.

    GO FLAMES, GO!

    Sorry, Hockey playoffs in NA!!!!!!!!!!

    [Nothing to do with me, that. – FEd]

  24. Caption..

    C’mon David. You’re nearly there. Get that leg down just another 2 feet, then we can begin your Yoga lesson.

  25. Dear David Gilmour

    I know how much it hurts you to see our world in peril! I have been thinking that we need to rise above our world leaders and have a massive concert in the Middle East and invite the whole world.

    Its time to lay down our arms and open our souls to peace. We need all the nations to get involved in order to begin the process of turning back the tide of global warming and self destruction.

    David, we have a destination and a purpose to fulfill in this life. I hope I can get the chance to sing with you someday.

    Thank you for all the beautiful music. You touch the hearts of countless souls.

    Sincerely
    Jeffrey G Mauch

  26. This article looks like a good read but I’ll have to wait for a rainy day to sit down and muck my way through it. My French is not so good these days…

    As far as the pictures go… Mmm… : ) Thanks for sharing the article, FEd!

    P.S. Thanks for being David Gilmour, David.

  27. Thank you Michele for the article and the little bit of history of Saint – Germain de Pres.

    There is plenty of reading for me these days and I surely enjoy reading them. I didn’t realize I missed so many news clips from April of 2006. Thanks for taking us back to it.

  28. [I have been thinking that we need to rise above our world leaders … Jeffrey Garrett Mauch]

    At first I thought you were going to say: rise above our leaders and turn the wheel i.e. start a revolution. But you said have a concert instead.

    A concert in the Middle East, that would be interesting.

    Have a good day.

    Best regards.

    Julie.

  29. [I’m glad you all care so much. I’ll have to start slipping in similar errors more often to see who notices. – FEd]

    Well, I did notice a few days ago that on this blog was the reappearance at the top of the link to prior, link to next entry. In other words, the titles of three blog entries with the current one in the middle and you can click to on either side to get to either the prior entry or the next one. Now it is gone. Anyone else catch that?

    So some of us are paying attention.

    Thanks.

    Andrew

    [That’s interesting. You should always see at least two navigational links (basically, ‘Previous’, ‘Home’ and, if relevant, ‘Next’) whenever you’re on a blog post’s page (i.e. the page displays one entry only, with its comments underneath) as opposed to the preview on the main page, which shows the last five posts. But I’m sure you already knew that. – FEd]

  30. It was nice ‘seeing’ you and talking to you in the chatroom today, Veronica. Too sad you didn’t stay any longer…

    Michèle

  31. [That’s interesting. You should always see at least two navigational links (basically, ‘Previous’, ‘Home’ and, if relevant, ‘Next’) whenever you’re on a blog post’s page (i.e. the page displays one entry only, with its comments underneath) as opposed to the preview on the main page, which shows the last five posts. But I’m sure you already knew that. – FEd]

    Actually it is interesting as that does not appear at the top of my page. However when I click in the blue box it does take me to the next entry. It seems to be hidden text on my computer.

    Anyone else have that issue?

    Thanks.

    Andrew

  32. I thought it was just me going mad but I don’t see any links either. There is just an empty blue box which takes me to the latest blog entry if I click in it (from any recent post).

    It seems to be browser related. It’s OK in Firefox but not IE.

  33. LynnR may be onto something with the web browser. On the Mac Safari it is fine but on IE it is just a blue bar. At least I now know that I’m not going crazy.

    Thanks.

    Andrew

  34. I wish I could stay longer too Michele – but I would be late for work. Though a very short chat, it was invigorating and stimulating; it’s like coming home for Thanksgiving.

    I’ll join in again when schedule permits.

    My husband also believes that the photo in Saint Germain was taken in 1968 based on the way they dressed …”sort of “MOD” style” my husband says; most visible was David Gilmour’s hair length, it was shorter than some of his photos in 1969; yet was much longer than those taken in 1967.

    Yup, I am pretty lucky, my husband is also a die-hard David Gilmour / Pink Floyd fan.

  35. Hi FEd!

    You asked for more things for your press archive. Well, since you started the flashback-thread I was looking for press notes about the concert in Dortmund. I couldn’t remember to read something here in the local papers. So I googled for it.

    […]

    I wasn’t in the Konzerthaus. If I remember right, there was no advertising here in Bochum at that time, I only found a note in the newspaper at the time, where the gig already was sold out. :-((

    Hey, if David and his bandmates want to come back to the Ruhrgebiet again some day, we a have an interesting place for a gig here in Bochum.

    Have a nice weekend
    Herbert

    [Thank you for the links, Herbert. I’ve now got them. – FEd]

  36. I read here that the pic in that article looked more like Floyd in the late 1960s than in 1973. So I checked it out for myself. It’s true. This looks to have been taken around the time of Ummagumma.

    Where are the beards of the early 70s?

  37. Thanks for that article, though I can only make out some of it.

    I also picked up those magazines mentioned recently, “Guitarist” and “Guitar and Bass”. I know that the articles are on the website, but I like the shiny paper. I have never really even looked at an issue of G&B before – I quite liked it and will consider it in the future, so by doing an article about David’s black Strat, they have made a new customer.

    By the way, amazon.ca says that Guy’s book will be available in paperback on May 1st, and Phil’s book will be available in hardcover on Sept 1st of this year (for some reason it is not available in paperback any more).

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