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Contest: Name David Gilmour’s new album

Posted March 4, 2015 by Floydian Slip

no-coverNews of a new David Gilmour album was confirmed with an official announcement today. But what was missing from the announcement was a title.

What do you think David’s new album should be called?

Give us your best suggestion, and you’ll be registered to win a Floyd CD or book of your choice from the “Floydian Slip” prize closet.

There’s no right or wrong answer. “Floydian Slip” senior management will convene to ponder all entries in our secret basement broadcasting lab, and award the prize to the person with the suggestion we like best.

We’ll keep up this contest through March 15, or until the official album title is made public, whichever comes first.

Register to win now


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David Gilmour album, tour confirmed for September

Posted March 4, 2015 by Floydian Slip

gilmour-2014David Gilmour‘s fourth solo album will be released in September, to be followed by a six-venue European tour.

The as-yet untitled album will be the Pink Floyd guitarist’s most recent studio work since 2006’s platinum-selling “On an Island.”

Tickets for all venues go on sale 10:00 a.m. GMT on Friday March 6. The date is also Gilmour’s 69th birthday.

David Gilmour Live Europe 2015

  • September 12, 2015: Croatia – Pula – Arena Pula
  • September 14, 2015:  Italy – Verona – Verona Arena
  • September 15, 2015: Italy – Florence – Teatro Le Mulina
  • September 17, 2015: France – Orange – Theatre Antique
  • September 19, 2015: Germany- Oberhausen – Konig-pilsener-arena
  • September 23-25, 2015: UK – London – Royal Albert Hall

Ticket information

September 12, 2015: Croatia – Pula
Arena Pula
Ticket prices: From Kc 255
Ticket sales: www.eventim.hr

September 14, 2015: Italy — Verona         
Verona Arena
Ticket prices: From €40
Information: www.arena.it/
Box office: +39.02.5300651 / +39.055.5520575
Ticket sales: www.livenation.it/artist/david-gilmour-tickets?omq=david%20gilmour

September 15, 2015: Italy – Florence
Teatro Le Mulina
Ticket prices: From €50
Box office: +39.02.5300651 / +39.055.5520575
Ticket sales: www.livenation.it/artist/david-gilmour-tickets?omq=david%20gilmour

September 17, 2015: France — Orange
Theatre Antique
Ticket prices: From €55
Box office: Phone : +33 892 392 192 (0,34 €/min, France Only)
Or +33 149 975 191 (international)
Website:     http://www.levraibillet.fr/
Information: http://www.theatre-antique.com/en/home

September 19, 2015: Germany- Oberhausen
Konig-Pilsener-Arena
Ticket prices: From €60.00
Ticket hotline:  (+49) 0208-82 000
Box office (central Booking Line):
CTS Eventim
Phone: +49-1806-570070
www.eventim.de
www.eventim.de/david-gilmour

September 23, 24 & 25 2015: UK, London
The Royal Albert Hall
Ticket Prices: From £68.80 – Inclusive of booking fee
Special terms and conditions apply
Box office: 0845 401 5045 Or +44 20 7589 8212
Information: http://www.royalalberthall.com/
Ticket sales also via:  www.seetickets.com, www.ticketmaster.co.uk,
www.eventim.co.uk, www.stargreen.com


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“Floydian Slip” preview #986

Posted March 3, 2015 by Floydian Slip

david_gilmourJoin us this week for Floydian Slip #986, when we pay tribute to Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour. David turns 69 on March 6.

We’ll devote the show to solo works from David, including cuts from Live In Gdansk, About Face, his ’78 solo album, On an Island, some rare live material from Abbey Road in 2006 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 #985

Posted March 2, 2015 by Floydian Slip

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  1. Breathe/On the Run/Time (Early mix)
    The Dark Side of the Moon (1973 [Immersion boxset])
  2. Burning Bridges
    Obscured by Clouds (1972)
  3. The Gnome
    The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (1967)
  4. Wined and Dined
    Barrett (Syd Barrett) (1970)
  5. Louder Than Words
    The Endless River (2014)
  6. Pigs on the Wing (Parts 1 & 2)
    Animals (1977 [8-track version])
  7. Just for You (*Floydian Slip Up*)
    In the Skies (Peter Green) (1979)
  8. So Far Away
    David Gilmour (David Gilmour) (1978)

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Floydian Slip’s Bizarre Collection of Antiques & Curios #3: The genesis cassette

Posted March 1, 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.

In December 1987, I was home from college for winter break, when my friend Greg Perez passed me a cassette copy he’d made from “The Dark Side of the Moon.” My knowledge of Pink Floyd was limited, but he assured me I needed to give it a listen.

If my memory’s correct, we were about to enter a bar in Winooski, Vt., just outside Burlington. And though I later labeled the J-card with a source of “CD,” I think Greg had duped it from an LP.

I usually cite that cassette — the “genesis cassette” — as what sparked my interest in the band, which led to my starting “Floydian Slip” a little more than a year later, January ’89.

So much for the dangers of illegal taping. I imagine the “cost” of that illegal bootleg has been paid back to the Floyd and their associates many (many) times over as a result of the show.

 

the dark side of the moon cassette


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“Great Dance Songs” house for sale

Posted February 27, 2015 by Floydian Slip

cottageThe cottage seen on the cover of Pink Floyd’s “A Collection of Great Dance Songs” is up for sale.

Garden Cottage, in Dungeness, Romney Marsh, is going on the auction block March 23. It was built in the mid-19th century, is part of the private Dungeness Estate, and has an estimated value of £165-170,000.

In addition to gracing the cover of Floyd’s 1981 compilation album, it’s believed to been seen in TV shows such as “Jayne Eyre” and the Inspector Lynley Mysteries.

Clive Emson Land and Property Auctioneers are handling the auction.

 

 

 


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Floydian Slip’s Bizarre Collection of Antiques & Curios #2: 106-VIC studio

Posted February 24, 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.

Here’re some photos of Ithaca College’s 106-VIC air studio. These were likely shot in 1985/86, but the studio was pretty much the same when “Floydian Slip” debuted in January ’89.

Notice there’s no CD player. All music at the station was played off LP, 45 single, or cartridge tape.

By the time “Floydian Slip” started up, we had a single CD player in the studio, on the rack to the left of the sound board. It was novel enough that we occasionally mentioned it on-air when something was played off CD.

106-VIC was (and is) one of two student-run radio stations at Ithaca College, in Ithaca, N.Y. When “Floydian Slip” was there, the station was heard campus-wide on the AM band, carried through the campus electrical wiring. But we focused more on getting people to listen at 105.9 FM on the community’s cable TV system.

Today the station goes by “VIC Radio” and seems to be focused on Internet streaming.

vic-2-sm vic-1-sm vic-3-sm

 


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“Floydian Slip” preview #985

Posted February 24, 2015 by Floydian Slip

lp-capitol-greenJoin us this week for Floydian Slip #985:

  • Floyd from Obscured by Clouds (1972) and The Endless River (2014)
  • An early mix from The Dark Side of the Moon (1973)
  • An alternate take from Animals (1977)
  • 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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Aubrey Powell interview available online

Posted February 23, 2015 by Floydian Slip

powellWe’ve placed our interview with Pink Floyd sleeve designer Aubrey ‘Po’ Powell online.

You can listen to the entire 30-minute interview or read the transcript.

Powell is co-founder of Hipgnosis, which designed nearly every Floyd sleeve starting with 1968’s “A Saucerful of Secrets,” as well as iconic sleeves for other bands such as Led Zeppelin, Genesis, Paul McCartney, 10cc, Al Stewart, Black Sabbath, Alan Parsons Project and many others.

Powell knew members of Floyd before the band formed, and shared a flat for a period of time with band co-founder Syd Barrett.

Powell’s new book is “Hipgnosis: Portraits” from Thames & Hudson.


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Winners: “Hipgnosis: Portraits”

Posted February 23, 2015 by Floydian Slip

portraits_lgCongratulations to winners of Aubrey “Po” Powell’s book “Hipgnosis: Portraits”:

  • Bob Dutton, Pittsburg KS
  • Joseph Grinvalsky, Newington CT
  • Brian Collins, Tifton GA

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