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Presidential hopeful pledges to reunite Pink Floyd

Posted February 3, 2016 by Floydian Slip

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Just when you thought the current never-ending presidential campaign couldn’t possibly intersect with the legacy of your favorite rock band, candidate John Kasich has managed to wed the two.

Republication presidential hopeful and Ohio governor Kasich replied to a question posed by a CNN reporter about his favorite concert experience by praising Pink Floyd and “The Wall.”

“I don’t even have to think twice. It was the best,” he says of the Roger Waters’ show he saw in Pittsburgh. “If I’m president, I am going to once and for all try to reunite Pink Floyd to come together and play a couple songs,” he adds.

We think a Constitutional amendment might be easier.


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“Floydian Slip” preview #1034

Posted February 2, 2016 by Floydian Slip

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Join us this week for Floydian Slip #1034:

  • Floyd from The Final Cut (1983) and the More soundtrack (1969)
  • Live material from Is There Anybody Out There?: The Wall Live 1980-81 (2000) on the anniversary of that tour’s opening show
  • David Gilmour from Rattle That Lock (2015)
  • And much more

“Floydian Slip” is heard across the nearly 70 stations of our Random Precision Radio Network. Learn where and when to listen.


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“Floydian Slip” songlist #1033

Posted February 1, 2016 by Floydian Slip

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  1. Time
    Pulse (1995)
  2. Obscured by Clouds
    Obscured by Clouds (1972)
  3. Empty Spaces/What Shall We Do Now (Live)
    Roger Waters The Wall (Film soundtrack) (Roger Waters) (2015)
  4. Astronomy Domine
    Take It Back (EP) (1994)
  5. Grantchester Meadows
    Ummagumma (1969)
  6. Arnold Layne (Live)
    Arnold Layne EP (David Gilmour f/David Bowie) (2006)
  7. See Emily Play (*Floydian Slip Up*)
    Pinups (David Bowie) (1973)
  8. One Slip
    A Momentary Lapse of Reason (1987)
  9. Take It Back
    The Division Bell (1994)

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Play about Syd Barrett to premiere in Scotland

Posted January 29, 2016 by Floydian Slip

bissett“One Thinks of it All as a Dream,” a new play focused on Pink Floyd co-founder Syd Barrett, will premiere at the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival (SMHAFF) in Glasgow in October.

SMHAFF commissioned the piece from Scottish novelist and playwright Alan Bissett (pictured).

“I … wanted to explore his multi-faceted character. He was by turns charismatic, selfish, principled and vulnerable. The legend of ‘Mad Syd’ has been enshrined in rock lore, but I wanted to get past the acid-casualty cliches to try and find the man beneath, in all his complexity,” says Bissett on the SMHAFF website.

“I took the decision to go backwards and forwards in time, through all the periods of Barrett’s life, to try and gain some understanding of the entwined roots of creativity and mental illness, as well as the various impulses which might have driven him to reject the modern world,” he adds.

The work’s title comes from a Barrett quote included in a 1971 Melody Maker interview.

“There are several characters in the show, but most of them are peripheral ‘journalists’ or ‘fans’,” Bissett tells Floydian Slip. “The three main characters, I suppose you could say, are Syd, Roger Waters and R.D. Laing, the psychiatrist. None of the rest of the Floyd are characters in the show.

“The show is not officially sanctioned in any way, and we haven’t had any contact with Syd’s family,” he adds. “I wouldn’t have written this play while Syd was still alive, but he is a historical figure now, to an extent.”

“One Thinks of it All as a Dream” will premiere at Glasgow’s Oran Mor in October and then move to the Traverse in Edinburgh and the Lemon Tree in Aberdeen.

This year is the 70th anniversary of Barrett’s birth, and 10th anniversary of his death.

Learn more at the SMHAFF website

Addendum: This story was revised Jan. 31 to include additional exclusive quotes from Alan Bissett.


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Happy Birthday, Nick Mason

Posted January 27, 2016 by Floydian Slip

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Happy 72nd Birthday, Nick Mason


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“Floydian Slip” preview #1033

Posted January 26, 2016 by Floydian Slip

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Join us this week for Floydian Slip #1033:

  • Floyd from Ummagumma (1969) and Obscured by Clouds (1972)
  • Live material from Pulse (1995)
  • David Gilmour along with David Bowie
  • And much more

“Floydian Slip” is heard across the nearly 70 stations of our Random Precision Radio Network. Learn where and when to listen.


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“Floydian Slip” songlist #1032

Posted January 25, 2016 by Floydian Slip

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  1. The Great Gig in the Sky
    The Dark Side of the Moon (1973)
  2. Southampton Dock/The Final Cut
    The Final Cut (1983)
  3. Summer ’68
    Atom Heart Mother (1970)
  4. Have a Cigar (Alternate version)
    Wish You Were Here (1975 [Immersion boxset])
  5. The Russian Missile/Towers of Faith
    When the Wind Blows (Roger Waters) (1986)
  6. Yellowstone Park (*Floydian Slip Up*)
    Le Parc (Tangerine Dream f/Clare Torry)
  7. Let There Be More Light
    A Saucerful of Secrets (1968)

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“Floydian Slip” coming to WGLM 106.3 FM (Greenville, MI)

Posted January 25, 2016 by Floydian Slip

wglm“Floydian Slip” will begin airing on WGLM 106.3 FM in Greenville, Mich., starting Feb. 6. The station will carry the show twice a week: Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 10 p.m. ET.

“M-1063” is a 3,000-watt full-service station broadcasting to Montcalm County in central Michigan.

Nearly 70 affiliate stations have joined the show’s Random Precision Radio Network, created in Summer 2009 when we began syndicating our show from our Vermont studio.

Shine on, Greenville!


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“Floydian Slip” preview #1032

Posted January 19, 2016 by Floydian Slip

lp-capitol-greenJoin us this week for Floydian Slip #1032:

  • Floyd from Atom Heart Mother (1970) and The Final Cut (1983)
  • An alternate take from Wish You Were Here (1975)
  • An early track from A Saucerful of Secrets (1968)
  • And much more

“Floydian Slip” is heard across the nearly 70 stations of our Random Precision Radio Network. Learn where and when to listen.


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“Floydian Slip” songlist #1031

Posted January 18, 2016 by Floydian Slip

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  1. Wish You Were Here
    Delicate Sound of Thunder (1988)
  2. The Lost Art of Conversation
    The Endless River (2014)
  3. On Noodle Street
    The Endless River (2014)
  4. Night Light
    The Endless River (2014)
  5. Allons-y (1)
    The Endless River (2014)
  6. Autumn ’68
    The Endless River (2014)
  7. Allons-y (2)
    The Endless River (2014)
  8. Talkin’ Hawkin’
    The Endless River (2014)
  9. See Emily Play
    The Early Singles (1992)
  10. Mother (Band demo)
    The Wall (1979 [Immersion boxset])
  11. Crumbling Land
    Zabriskie Point (Film soundtrack)  (1970)
  12. Volunteers (Live) (*Floydian Slip Up*)
    The Woodstock Experience (Jefferson Airplane) (2009)
  13. Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun (Live)
    The Dark Side of the Moon (1973 [Immersion boxset])

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