The chatroom

Tracy's dogs, Fancy and LucyFurther proof that dogs are a fan’s best friend…

Fancy and Lucy, resplendent in their Pink Floyd T-shirts.

Thanks for sharing this cute picture with us, Tracy.

The chatroom is open, closing today at 13:00 (UK) sharp. Newcomers are very welcome and I’d like to say how nice it’s been to see so many new ‘faces’ as of late.

If you’re thinking of joining in, please do. Don’t be shy, everyone’s very friendly and the topic of discussion varies like you would not believe.

Please read this first, which should tell you all you need to know; from how to register, to how to request a password reminder, if you’ve forgotten yours.

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’.

51 thoughts on “The chatroom”

  1. Thanks Fed for posting it. I told them they were stars now, ha ha.

    Sorry I missed chat, slept late.

    [They’re lovely, Tracy. (Boxers have a very pleasant temperament, don’t they?) – FEd]

  2. Hello David, I’m from Brazil. I love your solos and Pink Floyd’s songs very much.

    You know Brazil, you already passed here at some moment? Many musicians have passed here and you must have heard something of friends. You cannot leave to visit Fernando De Noronha with your family, it is a wonderful island to the north of Brazil.

    I don’t speak English very well, sorry. But I’m trying.

    I always thank you for your attention and desire much happinesses for you and all your family. Bye!

  3. FEd, off topic, did you see that David Gilmour may be part of a “supergroup” for the 2012 Olympics in London?

    [I did. It’s a good story, isn’t it? – FEd]

  4. Hi Fed and all,

    Great picture, a couple of dogs of war! I’ive no pets I’m afraid, but my sister has 4 cats and 2 dogs.

    Off to Manchester this evening to see Bryan Adams.


    [Enjoy. – FEd]

  5. This is too cute to be believed!

    Thanks for this, FEd. And thanks for sending it along, Tracy.

  6. [I did. It’s a good story, isn’t it? – FEd]

    Forgive me for saying so, but the Rolling Stones playing at the Olympics four years from now seems iffy. Isn’t it presumptuous to think Keith Richards will still be alive?

    Then again, they’ve been saying things like that since the 60s.

  7. I never make it to the chat room…either at work or at work.

    Very nice dogs!


  8. These pictures are quite a howl and they offer paws for reflection about just how unique man’s best friend really is…

  9. Off topic, unless a werewolf is a pet!

    Just wishing everyone a safe Halloween and wonder which one of David’s songs is the most scariest!


    [I think parts of ‘Deafinitely’ have a ghoulish quality. – FEd]

  10. Speaking of pets 1)…

    Floyd The Dog on the blog! Floyd The Dog on the blog! Floyd The Dog on the blog!

    But maybe he is as shy as his master… is he?

    Speaking of pets 2)… It’s all about dogs here… what about lovely cats, eh?


    [He wouldn’t want me breaking my own rules, I’m sure. Trust me, he’s gorgeous. – FEd]

  11. Cool dogs Tracy!

    Caption: The boxers are ready to sing… “You gotta be crazy…….”

    Sir Elton, Sir Mick, David Bowie, David Sir. What’s missing here?

    Can we somehow impress on the Queen to rectify this situation by 2012? HMMMM!

  12. Boxers are sooooo cute! They always look so miserable though.

    Einstein and Hunter Beaudreaux are cute too.

  13. Any chance to see David in concert in Europe next year (or in East Europe – by the way, in Romania?)

    [No concerts are planned anywhere at this time, sorry. – FEd]

  14. Another delay for the Deluxe release date in Poland, now it is 12th of November 2008 (I hope).

    It is really sad. I’m afraid that in that way it won’t appear on shelves until March. Good thing is I’m coming to London next Sunday for few days, so if I spot it somewhere, I won’t hesitate at all.

    Now I think that waiting for something or somebody to do something is crucial part of our lives. May be it must be that way.

    BTW, dogs are great, particularly the first one, true Pink Floyd fan.

    [I’m sorry for the confusion surrounding the five-disc set in Poland, Tomasz. Have a fine time in London. (Maybe you could e-mail one of the shops and ask for a copy to be set aside for you to collect?) – FEd]

  15. [Isn’t it presumptuous to think Keith Richards will still be alive? Then again, they’ve been saying things like that since the 60s. – Matt]

    Keith is a legend, LOL!

  16. I notice all the photos so far are of dogs, it must be because no self respecting cat would keep still for long enough to let its owner put a T-shirt on them.

    As the phrase goes, dogs have owners, cats have servants.

  17. Hello FEd,

    Fancy and Lucy are great, I love sweet boxer’s eyes!

    About the chat: sincerely I had some doubts about joining it, because I never chatted in English, but now I think this could be a good “place” to start.

    I’m happy to see you’re so friendly with newcomers…Sometimes it’s so hard to join a group which is already formed!

    I think I’ll look at the calendar!


    [You would be most welcome, Alessandra. There will be some new dates scheduled soon. – FEd]

  18. Yes, really very nice!

    Off Topic

    About your issues on petitions through the web and/or other forms, I’m glad to inform you that I’ve just received from the Stop Climate Chaos team their congratulations, because of my/our actions over the past year (just simply by subscribing to their petition), your government has committed to cutting the UK’s carbon emissions by 80% by 2050 in the Climate Change Bill.

    This is a little drop in the sea but it’s better than nothing, no matter our flag, the earth belongs to the whole of mankind.

    Take care
    bye/ciao Elisabetta

    [Thanks for that, Elisabetta. – FEd]


    Cats are much better because they’re more cleaner, they don’t stink, they don’t poo all over the place and they just look WAY cuter.

    [But they do like to bring dead birds and mice into your home. Which they killed for fun. – FEd]

  20. My, my…all of a sudden the blog is turning into a kennel.

    I just hope this place doesn’t go to the dogs.



  21. Hi FEd…totally off topic:

    Today is only a few hours old and already it has been a great Friday and Halloween…I just received my birthday present in the mail (I ordered it last month and told my wife what she got me) – a Nick Mason autographed copy of Inside Out!!!

    I am very psyched right now…AND I just checked back to see how to download Wot’s from my 5 disc set – I’m going to do that at lunchtime today! I’ve been so busy I forgot to do it…

    Wow – what a day!!! And to think that later this evening I get to go trick or treating with the kids is just the icing on the cake for me. 🙂

    Here’s hoping everyone has a great Halloween and weekend too! Cheers!!!

    [Long may it continue, Rob. – FEd]

  22. There is something about a dog in a T-shirt that just always puts a smile on my face. I have a yellow lab and occasionally we put an I <3 New York shirt on her. It’s the funniest thing.

    [As the phrase goes, dogs have owners, cats have servants. – VeronicaUK]

    Hahaha! Well said!

    Have a nice weekend everyone and Happy Halloween!!

  23. Hi Fed,

    as you know we went to see Bryan Adams last night in Manchester and he rocked, he had the whole M.E.N Arena rocking for 2 and half hours.

    Thank god for real music.

    Any chance we could get David to collaborate with Bryan?


    [Glad you enjoyed. – FEd]

  24. [But they do like to bring dead birds and mice into your home, which they killed for fun. – FEd]

    and don’t forget FEd how dogs love to attack defenceless children.


  25. Has anyone mentioned The Sound Of Music soundtrack as one of the worst album covers?

    Regarding cats versus dogs as pets. I like both. I like dogs better because they want to be with their owner. Cats appear to merely tolerate the people they live with but when they are loving, they are very much so.

    Right now I am suffering from flea bites. CAT flea bites. I’ve been away for a few days and there were three cats. Their owner never gets bitten so doesn’t bother to treat the infestation!!!!!

    I explained everyone gets bitten but only some of us have the histamine reaction to being bitten. I was treated as if it was my fault I got bitten! Now here is a horror story, at least forty bites!

    Now, cat’s travel afield and mix with flea infested alley cats. Most dogs only mix with people and once clean don’t get infested. Therefore, I’d rather have a dog.

    The pictures have been lovely by the way.

    ash (with shredded skin)

  26. Cats are great, I have 2 Bengals who are adorable.

    Cats are much cleverer than dogs and they don’t run into you and knock you over.

    I like both dogs and cats but have always just owned cats.

    Dogs come when they are called. Cats take a message and get back to you.

  27. Animals are animals, we can’t predict what they’ll do.

    However, if they are with responsible people, they will do less harm – period.

  28. Tracy, your dogs are lovely. I don’t know how anyone could not love them with cut faces like that. Thanks for taking the time to show them to us.

    I hope everyone had a good and safe weekend. Did you collect a lot of candy Friday night Fed?

    Barbara P

    [Funnily enough… – FEd]

  29. [However, if they are with responsible people, they will do less harm – period. – Frank Par]

    In my experience, cats are more vicious than dogs!

  30. [Dogs come when they are called. Cats take a message and get back to you. – VeronicaUK]

    This made me laugh. It’s so true!

    The pet photos are gorgeous. I love all animals, but cats especially.

  31. [(Maybe you could e-mail one of the shops and ask for a copy to be set aside for you to collect?) – FEd]

    Thank you very much for the tip. However I’d love to buy it Poland, you see maybe David will find the need to perform in the future, and for sure he will sit with his manager to analyze the figures.

    I know 1 item is not a big deal, but I still will be supporting Poland’s sales. I will be waiting, if I won’t receive any confirmation that it would be sent I will be buying in London, simply I cannot accept more disappointments. What’s more I received a message from EMI Music (not Poland) that retailers should have the Deluxe from 31st of October.

    I don’t know what went wrong again, but I want to believe that it will be available on the 12th of November in Poland. I’m coming back on that day and I would love to watch on the day.

    [Understood and greatly respected. – FEd]

  32. as we were talking about vicious baby-killing cats, i thought i would post a pic of ours in action.

    the caption? this is my box now bugger off!

  33. and whilst i’m at it, here is one of our baby.

    no gilmour shirt yet, but she still knows he rocks a big one!

    [Aww. – FEd]

  34. My kitty, Maximillion (click my name).

    I didn’t name him that, I picked him up at a shelter in a very wealthy neighborhood. We just call him Max.

    [Such beautiful eyes. – FEd]

  35. i’d love to show a picture of my cat. shame i don’t know how to put pictures on the internet.

    [Click your name above, David. I hope it helps. If not, let me know. – FEd]

  36. Thank you Rob, Melissa, Michèle and Lorraine for sharing your cats!

    Rob, your baby is a cutie.

  37. Lorraine, your “kiddycats” are too cute. I hope they all use the litter box.

    Is this what you do to the them when they misbehave? Wave your wand…

  38. Hi, FEd. Here is a photo of my cat Casey alongside my Gilmoury-looking guitar (all right, it’s a lame Squier but still….)


    PS–Lorraine’s photo is hilarious! And Max and Cachou are adorable. Cachou’s eyes are so beautiful.

    [Thanks, Becky. Lovely colour. – FEd]

  39. sou fã do pink floyd desde adolescente, parabéns pelo trabalho, vocês são muito bons!

    david, you are the best singer, you are “arretado”, you are “cabra da peste”.

    – from bahia and NE Brazil

  40. hola señor david gilmour queria saber si existe la posibilidad de que venga a la argentina. ya que soy un fanatico seguidor desde hace mas de 20 años y mi maximo sueño es poder ver un concierto suyo.

    en el marzo del 2007 fui a ver a roger DARK SIDE OF THE MOON. fue muy bueno pero para mi a ese concierto le falto su presencia. demas esta decir que si tubiese que elegir entre roger y usted mil veces me quedaria con usted mas alla que me gustaria ver a los dos juntos otra vez.

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