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Win: Sennheiser HD1 Dark Side of the Moon-themed headphones

Posted October 2, 2017 by Floydian Slip


Register to win a pair of Sennheiser HD1 Dark Side of the Moon-themed wireless headphones.

These wireless headphones feature printed prisms and a rainbow coating background on the ear cups, rainbow-colored stitching on the headband, and a tag commemorating “Their Mortal Remains,” the band’s exhibition showing now at the V&A Museum in London.

Suggested retail price $499.95.

Prize courtesy of Sennheiser and Hummingbird Media.

Register to win now. Deadline to register: End of day, Oct. 8.


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Rick Wright’s sailboat for sale

Posted September 28, 2017 by Floydian Slip

A boat lies waiting for you … if you’ve got £450 to spend.

Evrika, the Nautor Swan 65 yacht that once belonged to Pink Floyd’s Rick Wright, is for sale.

Built in 1982, Wright bought the vessel in ’84 and owned it until his death in 2008. He lived on board the boat while he sailed the Greek islands during his hiatus from the Floyd following “The Wall” and before regrouping with David Gilmour and Nick Mason for “A Momentary Lapse of Reason” in ’87. It’s only had three owners in its lifetime.

While Evrika has been refurbished, it still retains many of its original features. The interior, at least, is entirely original.

Sale of the vessel is being handled by Berthon International Yacht Brokerage of Lymington, U.K. Contact Sue Grant at sue.grant@berthon.co.uk and see more details on the Berthon website.

Wright’s passion for sailing is referenced in “A Boat Lies Waiting,” a song on Gilmour’s album “Rattle That Lock.”


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David Gilmour Live at Pompeii coming to CD/DVD/LP

Posted July 21, 2017 by Floydian Slip

David Gilmour will release a bevvy of recordings and video from his concerts at Pompeii last July.

“David Gilmour Live at Pompeii” will be available as a 2-CD set, Blu-ray disc, 2-DVD set, Blu-ray and CD deluxe edition boxset, and a 4-LP set.

Release date is expected to be Friday, Sept. 29, shortly after his concert film plays in theaters one night only, Wednesday, Sept. 13. (See “David Gilmour Pompeii concert coming to theaters one night only”)

Gilmour’s two shows July 7 and 8 last summer marked his return to the amphitheater of the ancient city 45 years after Pink Floyd played that venue to an audience of none for the 1972 film “Pink Floyd Live at Pompeii.”

The Official David Gilmour webstore is taking pre-orders now for the album, as well as various packages that include T-shirts, lithographs and coffee mugs.


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Kendall, Kylie Jenner discontinue Pink Floyd T-shirt

Posted June 30, 2017 by Floydian Slip

Kendall and Kylie Jenner have discontinued sale of a T-shirt that misappropriated imagery from Pink Floyd‘s “The Dark Side of the Moon” (1973).

The shirt was one of several designs that featured the women’s faces superimposed across iconic music imagery pinched from Floyd, The Doors, Kiss, Led Zeppelin, Tupac Shakur, Notorious B.I.G., Metallica and Ozzy Osbourne. They sold for $125.

The Jenners added the designs to their online shop Wednesday and removed them Thursday following immediate and harsh criticism.

Ozzy’s wife, Sharon Osbourne, tweeted, “Girls, you haven’t earned the right to put your face with musical icons. Stick to what you know … lip gloss.”

“It’s ironic, at least, and criminal, at worst, both morally, ethically and artistically,” Doors representative Jeff Jampol told Rolling Stone. “They’re obviously attention-seeking missiles who crave celebrity and being well-known but don’t actually do anything.

“It’s the polar opposite of the artists that they’re trampling all over,” he added. “It’s just spitting in the face and on top of art and message and soul and legacy.”

Notorious B.I.G.’s mother, Voletta Wallace, called the shirt featuring her son “disrespectful, disgusting, and exploitation at its worst.”

On matching tweets the Jenner’s posted Thursday, the pair said, “These designs were not well thought out and we deeply apologize to anyone that has been upset and/or offended, especially to the families of the artists.

“We are huge fans of their music and it was not our intention to disrespect these cultural icons in anyway [sic].

“The tee shirts have been pulled from retail and all images have been removed. We will use this as an opportunity to learn from these mistakes and again, we are very sorry.”


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Sennheiser issues Floyd-themed headphones

Posted May 17, 2017 by Floydian Slip

Sennheiser is selling a Pink Floyd-themed variation of its Momentum HD 1 headphones.

The product coincides with “Their Mortal Remains,” a new exhibition that opened in London this past weekend. Sennheiser helped create the exhibit’s 3D audio demonstration that simulates a Floyd concert.

According to the company, the band has used Sennheiser mics throughout its career.

The headphones sport “Dark Side of the Moon”-like artwork on the earcups, and rainbow stitching.

Priced at $499.95, the company is accepting pre-orders for the headphones now. It plans to start shipping at the end of June.

Learn more about the headphones and pre-order at the Sennheiser site


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Original “Wall” paintings for sale

Posted March 9, 2017 by Floydian Slip

Original paintings by Gerald Scarfe used for the 1982 film “Pink Floyd The Wall” are on sale.

San Francisco Art Exchange (SFAE) is selling several items from Scarfe’s private collection.

Standouts include “The Scream,” used on the film poster and billboards; and a massive 8-foot storyboard from the film.

Have we piqued your interest? Good. Now here’s a reality check: Prices in the collection range from $46,500 to $1.85 million US, with an average price of $769,000. Those prices don’t include copyright or reproduction rights.

Well, we can dream.

Regardless of the prices, SFAE reports interest in the sale is huge, with, at one point, 100 requests for the catalog pouring in each hour.

Scarfe joined us on “Floydian Slip” in November 2010. He was one of the friendliest and most engaging guests we’ve had on the show. You can hear and read that interview on our website.

SFAE will host a major exhibit featuring the works in July.


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Pink Floyd mixing console up for bid

Posted March 3, 2017 by Floydian Slip

The Abbey Road mixing console Pink Floyd used when making its seminal 1973 album “The Dark Side of the Moon” will be auctioned off this month.

Auction firm Bonhams will place the item on the block March 27 as part of its “TCM Presents … Rock and Roll Through the Lens” sale.

The console, a custom-built EMI TG12345 MK IV pulled from Abbey Road studio two, was used between 1971 and 1983. In addition to Floyd, the console was used by artists such as Paul McCartney and Wings, George Harrison, Ringo Starr and Kate Bush.

It still works, and comes with a letter of provenance from Ken Townsend, former Abbey Road Studio Manager.

The console will be on view at Bonhams Knightsbridge March 19 until the auction and is expected to easily fetch a “significant” six-figure price.

Finding the space for it in your rec room is your problem.

(Thanks to Bob Quick for the heads-up.)

 

 

 


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Royal Mail to issue Pink Floyd stamps

Posted May 26, 2016 by Floydian Slip

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The U.K. Royal Mail will issue 10 new postage stamps to commemorate Pink Floyd’s 50th anniversary of becoming a professional band.

Six of the stamps feature Floyd album covers: The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (1967), Atom Heart Mother (1970), The Dark Side of the Moon (1973), Wish You Were Here (1975), Animals (1977) and The Endless River (2014). The other four feature the band performing live.

Royal Mail is selling the stamps in a variety of bundle and first day issue configurations.

The stamps are available for pre-order now and will be sold in post offices beginning July 7.

Royal Mail featured The Division Bell (1994) on a stamp in 2010.


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Letter of the month

Posted May 1, 2016 by Floydian Slip

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No, you stay awesome, Tiffany.

By the way, you can get your free “Floydian Slip” stickers here.


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New “Floydian Slip” stickers available, free

Posted October 11, 2015 by Floydian Slip

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We’ve redesigned the official “Floydian Slip” sticker. And, like our previous sticker, we’re making it available free for the asking.

Get yours by mailing a SASE to:

Random Precision Media
350 Woodbine Rd.
Shelburne VT 05482-6777

A SASE is a “self-addressed stamped envelope.” Put your own address on an empty #10 business-size envelope, affix First Class postage to it, and mail it to us using another envelope.

Fans outside the United States can get stickers by sending $1.50 (US) return postage via PayPal to ccb@floydianslip.com, and we’ll mail a handful of stickers your way.

Stickers are 2″ x 4″ glossy vinyl.

We have a handful of the old design still in stock, and will pass those out in addition to the new design, first-come, first-serve.


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