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“Floydian Slip” preview #995

Posted May 5, 2015 by Floydian Slip

lp-twJoin us this week for Floydian Slip #995:

  • Floyd from The Endless River (2014) and the More film soundtrack (1969)
  • An alternate take from The Wall film (1982)
  • We’ll remember the release of the second biggest U.S. single for the band
  • And much more

“Floydian Slip” is heard across the 65 stations of our Random Precision Radio Network. Learn where and when to listen.


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Contest: Win Uncut’s Ultimate Music Guide to Pink Floyd

Posted May 4, 2015 by Floydian Slip

Uncut Ultimate Music Guide: Pink Floyd“Floydian Slip” is giving away copies of Uncut magazine’s “Ultimate Music Guide to Pink Floyd.”

The first in a series of guides, this Floyd “bookazine” contains 146 pages of classic interviews and insights into the band.

Already on sale in the U.K.,  the guide will hit U.S. newsstands in mid- to late-May.

You’ll need to answer our trivia question to be eligible to win.

Enter to win now.


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“Floydian Slip” songlist #994

Posted May 4, 2015 by Floydian Slip

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  1. Waiting for the Worms /Stop/ The Trial
    The Wall Live in Berlin (Roger Waters) (1990)
  2. Have a Cigar
    Wish You Were Here (1975)
  3. Nick’s Boogie
    Pink Floyd London ’66/’67 (EP) (1995)
  4. Crying Song
    More (Film soundtrack) (1969)
  5. Devil’s Grip (*Floydian Slip Up*)
    The Crazy World of Arthur Brown (The Crazy World of Arthur Brown) (1968)
  6. The Bravery of Being Out of Range
    Amused to Death (Roger Waters) (1992)

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Floydian Slip’s Bizarre Collection of Antiques & Curios #16: Astoria memento

Posted April 30, 2015 by Floydian Slip

As we lead up to “Floydian Slip” Show #1,000 the week of June 8, we’re digging into the archives to share relics from the show’s past.

astoria-smOver the years producing “Floydian Slip,” I’ve occasionally made contact with people who hold two or three degrees of separation from the band.

Patrick Martin, bassist with Unicorn, was one such guy.

Unicorn is the country-rock band Floyd’s David Gilmour “discovered” and produced in the 1970s. (“There’s No Way Out of Here” on David’s 1978 solo album was originally a Unicorn song, written by the band’s Ken Baker.)

I don’t remember how I “met” Patrick, but I think his email address had been published in a story in Mojo magazine, and I dropped him a note to introduce myself.

We started corresponding and he helped me get some Unicorn CDs for the occasional Floydian Slip-Up on the show.

He also mailed along a 4″ x 6″ piece of paper he thought I might get a kick out of. It was a sheet of stationery from Astoria, David’s houseboat recording studio that Patrick had recently visited.

I’ve never tried calling the phone number listed at the bottom. And I’ve obscured it here, so you won’t be tempted either. ;)

 


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“Floydian Slip” preview #994

Posted April 28, 2015 by Floydian Slip

lp-capitol-greenJoin us this week for Floydian Slip #994:

  • Rare early Floyd from 1967
  • A cut from Wish You Were Here (1975)
  • Live Roger Waters from Berlin, Germany
  • And much more

“Floydian Slip” is heard across the 66 stations of our Random Precision Radio Network. Learn where and when to listen.


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“Floydian Slip” songlist #993

Posted April 27, 2015 by Floydian Slip

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  1. A Saucerful of Secrets
    Ummagumma (1969)
  2. The Gold It’s in the…
    Obscured by Clouds (1972)
  3. You Know I’m Right
    About Face (David Gilmour) (1984)
  4. The Doctor
    The Wall (1979 [Immersion boxset])
  5. The Gunner’s Dream
    The Final Cut (1983)
  6. Lucifer Sam
    The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (1967)
  7. Morning of Yesterday (*Floydian Slip Up*)
    Eclection (Eclection) (1968)
  8. Keep Talking
    The Division Bell (1994)

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Floydian Slip’s Bizarre Collection of Antiques & Curios #15: The show I did high

Posted April 26, 2015 by Floydian Slip

As we lead up to “Floydian Slip” Show #1,000 the week of June 8, we’re digging into the archives to share relics from the show’s past.

We brought “Floydian Slip” to Champ 101.3 FM (WCPV) in Burlington, Vt., in October 1995. We’d end up running on Champ for nearly 14 years — the longest, by far, of any single station before we syndicated.

When we joined Champ, the station was only about a year old, with studios in a small office building just a couple minutes’ walk from my apartment on Shelburne Road, Burlington. I’d pack the CDs I needed for that week’s show into a small carrying case and take the quick walk over to the studio Wednesday nights.

Despite the end product of what I do being very public, the process of producing “Floydian Slip” was (and is) a very solitary activity. There was almost never anyone in the Champ building when I stopped by: The station was running on automation during the weekends. Occasionally I’d bump into another jock laying down some voicetracks into automation for playback later.

But, short of that, I’d often arrive at the station to the greeting of the security alarm, telling me no one was around.

The show I did high

A rare exception was an evening I dropped by accidentally high on muscle relaxants following a back injury. My doctor had warned me they might make me a little dopey, but I felt fine sitting home on my sofa. It wasn’t until I walked over to the station when I realized I was somewhat impaired.

And, as luck would have it, there was some sort of staff meeting taking place that night.

You have to remember very few Champ staffers had ever seen my face. I never stopped in during business hours. I was a faceless voice that some staff members didn’t even realize belonged to a local personality.

In their minds, I was the “Pink Floyd guy,” who, if pressed for details, they’d probably guess was a slightly whacked out stoner — the same sort of person they all turned to see walk through the door that evening.

Making matters worse, I felt compelled to try and explain my condition using lips and tongue that didn’t want to cooperate: the back injury, the muscle relaxants, I’m not usually like this, you probably think all Floyd fans are stoners, anyway, I didn’t drive here, I just walked a few blocks … I probably made my case worse by trying to explain it.

Sadly, the audio from that show is long gone. I wonder if I sounded in control of all of my faculties.

The photo

In this photo of the Shelburne Road studio, you can see the automation software keeping the station on the air on the right monitor. The display on the left was the machine I was using to record my show.

Champ moved from its Shelburne Road location within a few years, and took up residence in Colchester’s historic Fort Ethan Allen.

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Floydian Slip’s Bizarre Collection of Antiques & Curios #14: Website v.3

Posted April 21, 2015 by Floydian Slip

As we lead up to “Floydian Slip” Show #1,000 the week of June 8, we’re digging into the archives to share relics from the show’s past.

The “Floydian Slip” website was one of the first Pink Floyd resources on the web. We went online in 1995 as a subpage of my personal home page “The Poor House,” and then moved to floydianslip.com in Autumn ’96.

Over the years, we’ve re-built the site four times for a total of five fundamental designs.

This one here is probably the site’s most short-lived: It was only online from October 2000 to April 2001.

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“Floydian Slip” preview #993

Posted April 21, 2015 by Floydian Slip

lp-tfcJoin us this week for Floydian Slip #993:

  • Floyd from The Division Bell (1994) and The Final Cut (1983)
  • We’ll remember Mother’s Club with some live Floyd from Ummagumma (1969)
  • David Gilmour solo from About Face (1984)
  • And much more

“Floydian Slip” is heard across the 60 stations of our Random Precision Radio Network. Learn where and when to listen.


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“Floydian Slip” songlist #992

Posted April 20, 2015 by Floydian Slip

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Storm Effect

“Remembering Storm Thorgerson”

  1. Nobody’s Fault But Mine
    Presence (Led Zeppelin) (1976)
  2. All Moving Parts (Stand Still)
    Technical Ecstasy (Black Sabbath) (1976)
  3. Somewhere in Hollywood
    Sheet Music (10cc) (1974)
  4. Intruder
    3 [Melt] (Peter Gabriel) (1980)
  5. Wonderous Stories
    Going for the One (Yes) (1977)
  6. Indian Summer
    The House on the Hill (Audience) (1971)
  7. Life in Dark Water
    Time Passages (Al Stewart) (1978)
  8. Remember a Day
    A Saucerful of Secrets (Pink Floyd) (1968)

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