Photo of the month

A beautiful sunset, courtesy of RobHere’s August’s, courtesy of Rob, who says it reminds him of ‘Where We Start’.

What do you think? Click for a better look.

Very nice, Rob. Thanks for sharing.

You can hear three songs (no, not ‘Echoes’…) from ‘Live in Gdańsk’ on Planet Rock tonight from 22:00 (UK). Listen online (either live or later, on demand) or, if you’re in the UK, through your television: channels 0110 and 924 on Sky and Virgin respectively.

The Uncut magazine mentioned yesterday is now in the Press archive, so have a read.

And just to follow up on that Indie store promotion: Fingerprints – of Long Beach, California – is one such store that will ship to many parts of the world. If you really, really want that exclusive ‘Wot’s… Uh The Deal’ CD, do consider them. I’ll have their prices and shipping rates next week, so please don’t contact them to ask for them.

That’s all for another week. More on Monday, when it will be September and we’ll all be inching that little bit nearer to the release of ‘Live in Gdańsk’, in all its forms.

Until then, have a lovely weekend.

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’.

42 thoughts on “Photo of the month”

  1. Very nice picture Rob, it certainly brings the thought of David’s music to mind. Beautiful things go together well. 😉

    I hope that all have a great weekend.

    Regards
    James

  2. It really is a Gilmour-esque type photo. Thanks for sharing.

    Darn, I just missed the chat room window. Well, so it goes, catch up next time and enjoy the weekend.

    Thanks.

    Andrew

  3. I have taken it as the sun setting rather than the sun rising, regardless, it is a lovely photo.

    Maybe an appropriate blog to mention the loss of my brother 2 weeks ago.

    I have mentioned him on here before over the last couple of years. He was a massive influence on my life and is responsible for getting me into Pink Floyd in the early 1970s and why I am here now I guess.

    He saw Syd’s version of Floyd and was at Mothers club the night that particular gig was used for the Ummagumma live album.

    Amongst some other of his fave tunes we even had DSotM playing at his funeral on Wednesday just gone.

    A great character and, judging by the turn out on Wednesday, very popular. He will be sadly missed.

    [I’m very sorry to hear of your loss, Pete. – FEd]

  4. Sympathies for your loss Pete, sound like he has a special place in your heart.

    He’ll be with the albatross motionless upon the air…

    Beautiful photo BTW.

  5. My thoughts are with you and your family at this time Pete.

    We should meet up again soon for a drink!

  6. What a lovely photo!

    Nice to see you going over and above the call of duty for the fans FEd. Not for the first time. I would like “Wot’s…. Uh The Deal” on CD as I don’t feel comfortable downloading music, so I would consider importing the 2-disc “Live in Gdansk” from America just to get that extra CD.

    I’m sorry to hear about your loss Pete. 🙁

    [I’ll have more details from the independent stores next week, Fran. – FEd]

  7. I’m deeply sorry and I’m really sad Pete.

    No Abbey Road flashback Fed, 2 years are just passing now.

    [Sorry, Tomasz, it didn’t even cross my mind. There’s been so much going on with this live album. – FEd]

  8. That’s a wonderful picture, Rob.

    My deepest sympathies to you and your family, Pete. Your brother sounded like a great character.

  9. Very sorry to hear of your loss Pete. I hope your great memories of him provide solace.

    Take Care. CT

  10. Couldn’t log into the chat for some reason FEd.

    Anyway, wanted to say thank you to all who wished me a happy birthday today. I leave you all now, to go and get very, very drunk.

    HAPPY DAYS!

    [Enjoy yourself, Simon. – FEd]

  11. FEd, more David Gilmour news to break. I read that Sony (Columbia Records here in the States) are re-releasing the 2006 David Gilmour remasters as a 2 for 1 CD deal called David Gilmour X 2. These are the individual remasters packaged in one box.

    I do know that EMI (David’s label in your neck of the woods) aren’t releasing it but this would be a good way for those American fans who feel like buying the first two DG solo efforts in one fall swoop.

    [That’s interesting, Terrence. I didn’t know. – FEd]

  12. Two years ago today, I got to take my daughter to Abbey Road to see David and the band. It was a very special day for both of us, probably one of the best days of my life. Made all the more special by David and the band taking time out of their busy day to meet us.

    I’m really looking forward to seeing ‘The Blue’ on ‘Live From Gdansk’ – wonder if it’ll have me in tears this time too.

  13. Rob: Great pic!

    Pete: Sorry for your loss. My sympathies.

    F’Ed: Kudos to you for getting us the info on those ‘indie’ record stores. I’m glad that DG and his label are promoting those stores. Here in the US, it won’t be long until the only places to get music will be online or the biiiiig chain stores. Your efforts will go a long way in stalling that run.

    [Thank you, Dan. – FEd]

  14. Dear Pete,

    So sorry to hear about your brother. I hope you and your family are well.

    ash X

  15. From the homepage: “There might of course be other places to see these songs in the future, but this is all that is confirmed for now.”

    I really do hope that people in Europe will be able to have it as well. And I think I’m not the only one.

  16. Sorry to hear Pete, I lost my bro last year in May.

    Rob, great photo and Simon, well, you are Simon. I’ll toast all of you tonite.

    My concern Fed is this. With heartfelt pleading from our Latin friends these last few years. Couldn’t David set up a venue for them via cinema somehow in the near future? He doesn’t have to be there unless he’s visiting perhaps to promote Gdansk. Besides, think of the revenue and satisfied souls. It can be easily done.

    [Yes, I like to think that it could be done. Not my place to comment, though. – FEd]

  17. Yes, ‘So much behind us, still far to go…’. Sunset, sunrise, tout un symbole.

    And sunset or sunrise over the sea, both are so romantic…

    Michèle

  18. [No Abbey Road flashback Fed, 2 years are just passing now. – Tomasz]

    I was wondering the very same thing.

    Sorry about your loss, Pete.

    I love the photo. It reminds me of the song “Coming Back to Life” and “The Great Gig in the Sky”.

    Have a great weekend everyone.

    Regards.
    Julie

  19. Wow Fed, this is crazy, for as I had posted to you last week about this record store that I went into and saw that they were talking about David’s new 5CD/DVD set being released while I was in California for my Dad’s funeral.

    The place was called Fingerprints and its in Long Beach and the person I talked to said they were selling the set for $34.95 but he didn’t have a price on the LP set and now I see it’s on the blog.

    This is great. They have everything there and that’s where I bought the Manic’s CD. What a small world.

    Plus Rob, that’s a great photo.

    Have a great weekend,
    Thomas

    [Spooky. More links to independent stores soon. – FEd]

  20. Rob, this picture also reminds me of “Then I Close My Eyes” … tranquil, peaceful and soothing – beautiful!

  21. Hello to everyone here!

    How has everyone been? It has been many months since I last posted here. I’ve missed you all but always checking up on the website. I’ve just been very busy to explain my absence here.

    I’ve just been celebrating alone with my mother on my 22nd birthday this Tuesday, the others couldn’t be here for me, so I really felt happy for her and myself. I had many pleasant days.

    A very nice picture I have to say to Rob, from my painterly point of view. 😉

    And my fond birthday wishes to the people here I missed out.

    Once more, nice change to the website. I’d just saw the promotion to ‘Live From Gdansk’. I loved it with David playing live to the audience and the great excitement in the air with the same old magic. 😉 The song ‘On An Island’ touched me.

    Needless to say, I’m impressed.

    Peace,
    Adam

  22. It’s my birthday today, I’m going to get another Floyd tattoo (click my name)!

    [Happy Birthday, Greg. – FEd]

  23. Hi FEd, long time no send.

    Check Sky Arts for Saturday 6.9.08 at 9:00 pm. Is this an edited version of RTN?

    [Probably the same 75 minutes that HBO Plus had earlier this month. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. – FEd]

  24. [He’ll be with the albatross motionless upon the air… – Darran]

    Spooky you should mention that. The last tune played at his service was Albatross by Fleetwood Mac.

    Nate, agreed. We will do it soon. I owe Martin some money.

  25. Nice photo. Reminds me of “On An Island” more.

    Condolences to Pete and Happy Birthday to Simon.

    I only caught one song on Planet Rock. Was there more than “Astronomy Domine”?

    [Apparently. I believe ‘Shine On You Crazy Diamond’ was one of the songs played… – FEd]

  26. [Happy Birthday, Greg. – FEd]

    Thanks!

    Any chance of finding out when yours is? I’m sure the visitors here would like to send you a shout on your Bday!

    [It’s quite soon, actually: 4 October. – FEd]

  27. Sorry guys, been moving house – so no broadband. Back at work this week.

    This photo was taken on my fantastic holiday in Egypt last year – it is a shot of a sunset on the Nile, from my hotel room window in Luxor.

    And a question for Greg:

    What do you reckon to this (click my name)?

  28. Greg, here’s another (click my name).

    [Very impressive. Thomas’ Wireman tattoo is due to be September’s Photo of the Month, but we’ll need to do Tatt of the Month at this rate. Keep them coming. – FEd]

  29. Fed, a photo to use for photo of the month? […]

    Also, I am looking into buying one of these (click my name). Can you tell me if it’s really one from the “real” Wall era and not from Roger’s reproduction of the event?

    Thanks,
    Greg

    [Very nice, Greg. Thanks for that. (I’ve no idea as to the mask’s origins, sorry.) – FEd]

  30. Dear Rob: Fantastic pic! I’ve been to Egypt some years ago and also in Luxor, but the light of that place is stunning and unforgettable!

    Dear Pete: It’s sad to hear about your loss. I hope that all your nice memories could be a little consolation for you.

    Dear F.Ed,

    I’ve received the EMI newsletter containing the samples audio and video of Live in Gdansk, and after the many reports about links where to find and preorder the sets, is there really no chance in the future to buy the DVD set on Anthill Music store like in the past issues?

    Take care to all
    bye/ciao Elisabetta

    [I’m still waiting to hear about that. I’ll let you know when a decision is reached. – FEd]

  31. [Can you tell me if it’s really one from the “real” Wall era and not from Roger’s reproduction of the event? – Greg]

    LOL… careful editing I see. Thanks for the info about the mask.

    [Yep. Can anyone add anything? I’m not too familiar with ‘The Wall: Live in Berlin’. – FEd]

  32. Greg,

    I attended The Wall concerts in London both years 1979/80 (or 80/81) and, despite them shown on the cover of the ‘Is There Anybody Out There’ CDs, cannot remember masks being worn at all (someone please correct/remind me if I am wrong).

    So can only assume it is from Roger Waters’ era.

  33. [Yep. Can anyone add anything? I’m not too familiar with ‘The Wall: Live in Berlin’. – FEd]

    These were not the type of masks available from Live in Berlin. I was there. The ones available in Berlin were of cardboard construction and one dimensional. The Berlin masks pop up on eBay every now and then and fetch ridiculous prices.

    The mask that is shown on the link looks rather more like the masks that the kids wore in The Wall film.

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