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.
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.)
Posted May 26, 2016 by Floydian Slip
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.
Posted May 1, 2016 by Floydian Slip
No, you stay awesome, Tiffany.
By the way, you can get your free “Floydian Slip” stickers here.
Posted October 11, 2015 by Floydian Slip
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 email@example.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.
Posted August 27, 2015 by Floydian Slip
A number of Pink Floyd inflatables, including the pig that flew over Battersea Power Station on the cover of the band’s 1977 album “Animals,” will be going up for bid.
On Sept. 15, Durrants will auction off a collection of rock and roll inflatables, which also includes items associated with Roger Waters‘, solo; Queen; The Rolling Stones and others.
Other Floyd-related items will include a 15-foot anatomically-correct pig used by the Floyd after Waters’ departure from the group; and a 60-foot pig’s head and the teacher inflatable used during Waters’ 1990 concert of “The Wall” in Berlin, Germany.
The items come from Rob Harries, owner of Air Artists in Halesworth, creator of the items.
Algie (pictured), the pig from the “Animals” cover, famously broke free from its tether during photography. Listen to Hipgnosis’s Aubrey ‘Po’ Powell tell the story when we spoke with him in January.
Details of the auction will be available at the Durrants website.
Posted August 1, 2015 by Floydian Slip
The new “Floydian Slip” T-shirt is now available.
Available in men’s and women’s sizes, all shirts sport two-sided designs. Choose from two styles and two colors.
Prices are just $17.50. 100% satisfaction guarantee.
Shop “Floydian Slip” now
Posted February 16, 2015 by Floydian Slip
Congratulations to winners of “Endless River” T-shirts, courtesy of the official Pink Floyd web store:
- Chris Avery, Morton, PA
- Garry Beach, Sherwood Park, Alberta
- Curtis Jayroe, Murrells Inlet, SC
- Ruben Ruiz De Olano, Wetumpka, AL
- Brent Stewart, Richmond, CA
Posted January 26, 2014 by Floydian Slip
Due to popular demand, we’ve made the official “Floydian Slip” sticker available to people outside the United States.
PayPal $1.50 (US) return postage to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll mail a handful of stickers your way.
As always, if you’re inside the U.S., get your free stickers by mailing us a SASE.
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. Send to:
350 Woodbine Rd.
Shelburne VT 05482-6777
Posted January 16, 2014 by Floydian Slip
Congratulations to winners of the official 2014 Pink Floyd wall calendar. Prizes courtesy of shop.pinkfloyd.com.
Crystal Beach, ON
Hazel Park, MI
Moscow, Russian Federation
Carolina Beach, NC