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Post-performance report: “Another Brick in the Wall” opera

Posted March 12, 2017 by Floydian Slip

Last night in Montreal, “Floydian Slip” attended the premiere of “Another Brick in the Wall,” a new opera based on Pink Floyd’s “The Wall.”

The crowd outside the entrance of Place Des Arts‘ Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier theater grew steadily as we approached the 7:30 curtain time. Two or three television camera crews were there reporting on-scene, likely adding to the crowd as passers-by stopped to see what the commotion was.

Roger Waters arrived about 15 minutes before the performance and posed for photos with other production personnel on the red carpet. Inside, Waters sat in the center of the audience, receiving a standing ovation when we was acknowledged from the stage during pre-show announcements.

We enjoyed the show, and imagine other Floyd fans — opera beginners, like us, or otherwise — would, too.

The show runs through March 27.

Rehearsal/preview photos below are by Yves Renaud. ©2017 Yves Renaud.


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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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Happy Birthday, David Gilmour

Posted March 6, 2017 by Floydian Slip

Happy 71st Birthday to David Gilmour (b. March 6, 1946, Grantchester, U.K.)


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“Floydian Slip” songlist #1090

Posted March 6, 2017 by Floydian Slip

David Gilmour Birthday Special

  1. Rattle That Lock
    Rattle That Lock (David Gilmour) (2015)
  2. Island Jam
    EP (David Gilmour) (2006)
  3. No Way
    David Gilmour (David Gilmour) (1978)
  4. Murder
    About Face (David Gilmour) (1984)
  5. Comfortably Numb
    Volcano Disaster Appeal Concert (David Gilmour) (1986)
  6. Smile
    On an Island (David Gilmour) (2006)
  7. Je Crois Entendre Encore
    David Gilmour in Concert (DVD) (David Gilmour) (2002)
  8. Take a Breath
    Live from Abbey Road (David Gilmour) (2006)

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Roger Waters teases new album

Posted March 3, 2017 by Floydian Slip

Roger Waters released another snippet from his new album.

“Is This the Life We Really Want” will hit stores May 19.


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“Floydian Slip” preview #1090

Posted February 28, 2017 by Floydian Slip


Join us this week for Floydian Slip #1090: It’ll be a special program devoted to David Gilmour on his 71st birthday:

  • David from all four of his studio solo albums
  • A Floyd classic from an ’86 charity concert
  • David recorded live-in-studio at Abbey Road in 2006
  • And much more

“Floydian Slip” is heard across the 80 stations of our Random Precision Radio Network. Learn where and when to listen.


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Roger Waters confirms album release date

Posted February 24, 2017 by Floydian Slip

Roger Waters has confirmed his upcoming album “Is This the Life We Really Want?” will be released on May 19.

He dropped the date in a new interview with Rolling Stone published yesterday.

In the interview he talks about inspiration he’s drawn from the recent presidential election, the new album’s shift away from an earlier radio play concept, and plans for his 2017 tour.

Read the full interview


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Roger Waters reveals new album title

Posted February 16, 2017 by Floydian Slip

“Is This the Life We Really Want?” will be the title of the upcoming album from Roger Waters.

The Pink Floyd co-founder and long-time solo artist revealed the title with a short video clip that includes, presumably, music from the album.

No release date has been announced.


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Happy Birthday, Nick Mason

Posted January 27, 2017 by Floydian Slip

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Happy 73rd Birthday, Nick Mason


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Audio/Video: Roger Waters teases new album

Posted January 13, 2017 by Floydian Slip

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A video posted by Roger Waters (@rogerwaters) on

Roger Waters posted this brief clip of him playing in the studio with producer Nigel Godrich.

Waters has said he’s working on a new album, which would be his first studio album of new material since “Amused to Death” (1992). (Read “Roger Waters: New album coming in 2016.”)

Godrich, best known as producer of Radiohead, was one of the producers of 2015’s film soundtrack “Roger Waters The Wall.”

Waters begins his 2017 North American tour May 26 in Kansas City, Mo.


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