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2014 Pink Floyd pumpkin Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Friday, 31 October 2014
2014 Pink Floyd pumpkin

Regulars to Brain Damage over the years will know that our friend Joe Ringus is a hugely talented pumpkin artist, and each year crafts a Pink Floyd themed pumpkin for Hallowe'en (which is celebrated by many, principally this evening, but in a number of places it covers a number of days).

Joe has been hard at work yet again, and has done a phenomenal job once again! As before, we're delighted to share his incredible carving with you. Joe said: "Big surprise for this year's pumpkin! After continuing this tradition for Brain Damage (for how many years now?), I find it harder and harder to keep finding suitable Pink Floyd related designs. But luckily with the release of a new album comes a new design idea! Looking forward to the upcoming release! "

So are we, Joe - and we think that Joe's done another excellent job! We love receiving them, and we're delighted to bring you his very latest design. If there are any other pumpkin artists out there who have created Floyd designs, we'd love to see them. In the meantime, click the thumbnail to the right to see Joe's hard, and careful, work in more detail.

 
David Gilmour on BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show - Friday Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Thursday, 30 October 2014

Chris Evans - BBC Radio 2 Breakfast ShowBBC Radio 2's Chris Evans Breakfast Show tomorrow (Friday, October 31st), which airs between 6:30am-9:30am UK time, "gets that Friday feeling going" with a range of guests joining Chris in the studio for a chat, including the band Counting Crows, the actor Hugh Bonneville, and our very own David Gilmour.

We expect that David will be in to talk about the upcoming Pink Floyd album, The Endless River, which is just about a week away for a number of you (depending on your location).

Chris's show was one of the first worldwide to play Louder Than Words, the song which concludes the album, and Chris's easy nature and wit should make for an entertaining interview.

BBC Radio 2 can be heard on DAB and FM radio, via Freeview, Sky satellite and Virgin Media cable, and via www.BBC.co.uk/radio2, which will allow listeners around the world to tune in. The BBC's iPlayer service (at their website, and on Virgin Media) will allow listening on demand for seven days from the date of broadcast, principally for those in the UK, but this does also work in many other countries.

 
David Gilmour and Nick Mason - RS Endless River article Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Monday, 27 October 2014

Rolling Stone Magazine - logoThis weekend, (and appearing in their November 6th, 2014 issue, number 1221) Rolling Stone posted an interesting article looking at Pink Floyd's The Endless River, and includes a look to the future - with David Gilmour talking about his next album, and hopes for a tour.

In parallels with his old bandmate, Roger Waters, David noted of the success of the 1994 Division Bell tour that "the whole thing was becoming bigger than I liked. I wasn't enjoying the lack of connection with the audience."

Preferring to concentrate on family and smaller scale solo material, David focused his efforts away from the Floyd, but recently heard the tapes they recorded in 1993 - around 20 hours worth - and he "realized there was something good to be tweaked out of all this stuff. Anything we had of value is on this album. Trying to do it again would mean using second-best material, and that's not good enough for me." The article then talks about some of the background, and creative processes, behind The Endless River, with comments from Phil Manzanera and Nick Mason.

As expected, there is no thought of touring TER, particularly without Richard Wright. David: "Without him, that's kind of impossible. I'm really enjoying my life and my music. There's no room for Pink Floyd. The thought of doing any more causes me to break out in a cold sweat."

Some good news regarding a new solo album from David though: "It's coming along very well. There are some sketches that aren't finished, and some of them will be started again. There's a few months' work in it yet. I'm hoping to get it out this following year. Then I'm hoping to do an old man's tour, not a 200-date sort of thing. There haven't been many discussions about the tour, but [smaller venues] like Radio City Music Hall sound like the right sort of vibe for me."

The final word has to go to Nick Mason. "If David resigns, that leaves me in total control of Pink Floyd. I'll go out on the road playing the entirety of Dark Side of the Moon, just the drum parts. It'll be quite dull. Please know that I'm joking!"

 
Pink Floyd's The Endless River goes In The Studio Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Monday, 27 October 2014

Pink Floyd - The Endless RiverAs expected, respected US radio show In The Studio, hosted by Redbeard, is about to turn its focus to the forthcoming album from Pink Floyd, The Endless River, which appears in stores worldwide principally between November 7th - 10th (depending on where you live).

We understand that the interview with David Gilmour and Nick Mason, conducted recently on Astoria, David's houseboat studio, will air on US radio starting Monday 10th November. From 9am EST on that date, radio stations will have access to the programme, and will put it into their schedules in the regular slot for the show. It is a 75 minute programme, excluding ads, of interviews plus music from the album, designed to fit a 90 minute segment, so stations can have it ad free or up to 15 minutes of ads during it...stations can run it at any time they choose from 6am to midnight local time, between November 10th and November 30th. Those of you in North America should check your normal local listings to find out when you can tune in to the show.

For those of us outside the US, the interview (without the music, or any ads) will be on the inthestudio.net website to stream on demand. This should appear on the website shortly after it has aired on the radio.

 
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