Happy New Year!

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Happy New Year, everyone!

We trust that the effects of last night’s celebrations haven’t lingered too long, and are pleased that you’ve found time to visit us for your daily Gilmour fix. (Why do people insist on letting off fireworks until 3AM?)

Recognise this face, anyone? Today’s photograph is of Rado Klose, better known to Floyd aficionados as Bob Klose, who was in the band in its earliest days. He was a fellow student at the Regent Street Polytechnic with Pink Floyd’s founding members and played guitar for Pink Floyd alongside Syd Barrett, but left before they found success with their debut album, ‘The Piper at the Gates of Dawn’, having always had more interest in jazz and blues than psychedelic pop.

After leaving Pink Floyd, he became a successful photographer. And now here he is, caught in the studio, guitar in hand, by Polly’s camera. Another musician for you to add the ever-increasing list.

How might Rado’s contribution shape the sound on David’s album? How does his involvement impact upon your Five Favourites lists? Let us know what you think.

And here’s another musician for that list… maybe.

Rumour has it that drummer Stevie DiStanislao will be touring with David. He is the drummer for David Crosby’s band, CPR. David Crosby, of course, sings on the title track from David’s new album, ‘On An Island’ with Graham Nash. Stevie has also worked with guitarists Joe Walsh of The Eagles and Carl Verheyen of Supertramp, so some strong connections there. We’ll confirm or deny this rumour soon, but it’s something for you to think about, particularly all you Ged Lynch fans.

Thanks for sharing your hopes and wishes for the New Year. May they all come true in 2006.

Keep the positive and upbeat comments coming. We welcome them warmly and have enjoyed reading them. It means an awful lot to David that people of all ages, all over the world, are interested in his new material and look forward to hearing it performed live.

Enjoy New Year’s Day, everyone, whatever you do.

Another of Polly’s pictures coming tomorrow – it’s one to get guitarists talking, believe me – and maybe we’ll even throw in some more rumours, too…