June 9, 1999
GILMOUR GETS SILLY WITH "Q"
The June 1999 issue of British music magazine "Q" includes a 'Cash For
Questions' article in which David Gilmour is interviewed. 'Cash For
Questions' takes humorous and strange questions submitted by readers and
poses some of them to celebrities, offering them the chance to deflate
themselves, be silly or inappropriate, or occasionaly even give earnest
answers to unusual questions.
Gilmour was asked whether 'The Wizard of Oz' synchronizes with 'Dark Side
of the Moon.' "If it does, then Roger never let me in on it. It seemed to
bear no relation when I tried it. I mean, it can only last for the first
forty minutes. What's supposed to happen for the rest of it? Was that
supposed to match Wish You Were Here and um... Animals."
Gilmour also mentioned that Roger "Syd" Barrett was invited to Gilmour's
50th birthday party. "He didn't turn up," Gilmour said, "but I got a reply
from his sister. She passed on my best wishes to him."
One fan asked Gilmour, if he could say one thing to Roger Waters, what
would it be? Gilmour gave a long pause, befor stating simply, "Good luck
with your new record."
And what does David Gilmour do all day? "What a long, dull question. Well,
I get up at about 7:15. I wake up some children. Make breakfast. Change a
nappy. Take a kid to school. Strum a guitar. Doodle in my recording studio
some of the time. If the weather's nice I might fly an aeroplane. It's hard
to describe what I do, but I never seem to have enough time to do it."
"I'm a fan of Radiohead," Gilmour stated. "They're really good. Actually, I
prefer the one before. What's that one called? The Bends, that's right."
And what of the old stories about Johnny Rotton of the Sex Pistols being
dicovered because of his "I Hate Pink Floyd" tee shirt in the mid-1970s? "I
thought the Sex Pistols were rather good," Gilmour said. "I've been on a
show with Johnny Rotten--it was at Sadler's Wells--and he said he never
really hated Pink Floyd and actually he was a bit of a fan. I confess to
not having entirely believed it in the first place. I mean, who could hate