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22 Dec 2009

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03 Jun 2009

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13 Apr 2009

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21 Jan 2009

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24 Dec 2008

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20 Oct 2008

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19 Aug 2008

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30 Jun 2008

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18 Jun 2008

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28 Apr 2008

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02 Apr 2008

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20 Feb 2008

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19Dec2007

Merry Xmas!



I’m in Melbourne now, and after todays recording of Spicks and Specks I’m off to join the family in Bali, so will be offline for a bit..Enjoy the hol­i­days all, which remember is essen­tially a hijacking of the winter sol­stice by the Romans to appease the chris­tians and head off a provin­cial revolt in Palestine..All reli­gion is poi­so­nous super­sti­tious dogma but I thor­oughly approve of a season of good­will to all men..
Love to you all
xxGuy

35 comments

  1. karen - December 19, 2007 2:50 AM

    Nice,

    Keen to hear about how Spicks and Specks went, assume will not be screened till next year some time.

    Unwind and relax, again thanks for every­thing, веселое рождество.

    Karen.

  2. Paul - December 19, 2007 6:05 AM

    All the best Guy, and enjoy some quality family time. I’m sure you would’ve enjoyed the ” Spicks and Specks ” ses­sion with Myf, Adam and Alan. They’re good value, but some­times a little for­getful about the 80’s. Would rather remember ” Jessie’s Girl ” by Rick Springfield than ” Icing on the Cake ” by Stephen Duffy ? People tend to forget the decade had some stonker tracks that hold up as well as any­thing from the 60’s and 70’s ! But hey…enough of my yackin’.…let’s ROCK !

    Cheerio and all the best.

    Paul
    ( Your Karma Hit My Dogma ).

  3. Nate - December 19, 2007 8:23 AM

    … and women! 😀

    Have fun Guy (and family)

    See you in the New Year!

    Nate

  4. Spider - December 19, 2007 5:32 PM

    Merry Christmas to you and your family… I hope next year will be really nice for you!

    Cheers!

    Spider

  5. Paul Sexton - December 19, 2007 6:17 PM

    Merry Xmas everyone!!
    Cheers
    Paul

  6. Paul - December 19, 2007 11:51 PM

    And a Merry X-​​mas to everyone. Hope 2008 is a great one !

  7. Heather and Phil - December 20, 2007 3:08 PM

    Have a lovely break and thank you for all your hard work in 2007…the book still has us in hys­terics and Echoes still has us in awe. Look for­ward to hope­fully seeing you again next year.
    Best Wishes and have a good rest and Happy New Year love from Phil and Heather

  8. Brian Rushbrooke - December 20, 2007 5:59 PM

    Guy

    Happy Xmas to you & your family!
    I was great to meet you at, of all places…Alton Towers in October,
    (the choco­late fac­tory cer­tainly was’nt worth the wait, the chil­dren were not too impressed).
    Anyway, the band I am in have just done a Comfortably Numb cover without the synths, it’s still sounding a little empty…any sug­ges­tions.
    Thoroughly enjoyed the Gilmour DVD
    All the best for 2008,

    Brian (the drummer)

  9. Ed and Marie - December 20, 2007 10:18 PM

    Happy Holidays. Hope we get a chance to see your stand-​​up show in the US this coming year!

  10. Pedro - December 21, 2007 8:44 PM

    Merry Christmas Guy!

    It was great to meet you this year in Algarve!

    I wish you an Excellent Year of 2008!

    (Desejo-​​te um Feliz Natal e um Excelente Ano de 2008!)

    Pedro from Portugal

  11. Emilio - December 22, 2007 12:36 PM

    Ciao Guy and all,
    I wish you a Merry Christmas and a rockin’ 2008!
    emi

  12. Richard - December 22, 2007 3:31 PM

    Happy Christmas Guy. Hope to see you playing with Bryan or Roxy in the New Year.

    All the best

    Richard

    http://​www​.bryan​ferry​.tv — The Bryan Ferry & Roxy Music Video BLOG

  13. lorraine - December 23, 2007 10:01 PM

    Happy Christmas to you and your family.
    Hope you make it back to Edinburgh Festival in 2008 (you were ever so good this year):D

  14. Comfortably Dumb - December 25, 2007 2:19 PM

    Merry Christmas everyone

  15. Jonesey - December 30, 2007 1:13 AM

    Guy,

    They finally released your book here in the US, and even way out here in Idaho. Loved it, and laughed my guts out. Thanks for sharing. Please bring your show to the US.

    PS, I was at the December 87 show in Seattle before your glo­rious bus trip to Vancouver. Nicely done on both counts.

    Toodles.

    Dave

  16. Guy Pratt - December 30, 2007 11:02 AM

    Dave
    How do you mean released? Was it in a shop? That must be on import…Can you tell me more?
    Cheers
    Guy

  17. luca - December 30, 2007 12:18 PM

    hi guy…i’m italian..my name is luca and i’m a guitar player…i think you’re one of the best bass player i ever seen.…!!!!!!!!
    i want to wish you a merry christmas and a happy new year..with gratification…with music and what­ever 😀 🙂
    sorry for my eng­lish… bye
    luca

  18. Phoenix - December 30, 2007 8:55 PM

    It’s avail­able on Amazon​.com, Guy, for $26.52. Pretty much the going con­ver­sion rate of 2 dol­lars per pound ster­ling. Although, it says it’s ‘tem­porarily out of stock’, which prob­ably means they only ordered a small handful and some other lucky souls got them for Christmas.

    http://www.amazon.com/Bass-Other-Animals-Guy-Pratt/dp/0752876317/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1199044252&sr=81

    Happy early birthday. 😀

  19. Becky in Atlanta - January 2, 2008 1:21 AM

    All reli­gion is poi­so­nous super­sti­tious dogma but I thor­oughly approve of a season of good­will to all men..” [and women, no doubt!]

    I like that very much.

    Happy New Year, Guy!!!

    Becky B.

  20. Thomas Robinson - January 2, 2008 7:05 PM

    Happy New Year. Hope everyone is having fun.

    The web­site on my name isn’t my band, but it is one that i would rec­om­mend to everyone. Really, everyone who goes to their gigis enjoys them. Even if you’re not too keen on the music the chat between songs is incred­ibly funny. Worth looking on youtube.

    Anyway, hope everyone has a good year.

    Thomas

  21. karen - January 3, 2008 1:23 AM

    Hello Guy,

    Happy Birthday to a fellow Hu.

    Karen.

  22. Jonesey - January 3, 2008 4:51 AM

    Guy,

    Sorry for the delay in get­ting back to you on your ques­tion about how I got the book. With the hol­i­days and all, I’ve been out and about with family and friends.

    As I’ve been a Floyd fan for so long, I’d been fol­lowing the Gilmour and Guy Pratt web­sites for long before you guys took to touring the On an Island album. Somewhere early on I noted that you were working on the book and have been waiting patiently to get it. I’d been watching Amazon​.com for months but only the UK site allowed pre-​​orders until some­time in late November or early December when the US site made it avail­able for imme­diate pur­chase. I ordered it straight away from them and tore through it, laughing so hard many times that I star­tled the evil Mrs. Jones.

    In spite of being nearly the same age as you and having some­what sim­ilar inter­ests in music, not being from the UK caused me to miss a few ref­er­ences which I cir­cled in pencil only to Google later to clue in on. That exer­cise in itself was loads of fun and highly edu­ca­tional.

    I haven’t been in the book shops around town for awhile, but I’ll look around to see if its in there and drop a note on this or the next blog, as well as talk it up here.

    Have a Happy Birthday Guy!

    Toodles.

    Dave

  23. Nate - January 3, 2008 10:51 AM

    Happy Birthday Guy!

  24. lorraine - January 3, 2008 11:40 AM

    Happy Birthday Guy:D

  25. Thomas Robinson - January 3, 2008 12:52 PM

    Happy Birthday. Did you get one really big present for Christmas and birthday com­bined or is that just for kids?
    Have a great day.

    Thomas

  26. Michèle - January 3, 2008 1:42 PM

    Bön Anniversaire, Guy!

    Oh! get­ting older is not a problem. As the Chinese proverb says: ‘Every smile makes you a day younger’ , and I think you are very good at smiling and laughing!

    Michèle

  27. Heather and Phil - January 3, 2008 3:53 PM

    Happy birthday Guy and hope you’re having a lovely break. Hope to see you again some­time this year.…enjoy!

  28. Ricardo Britan - January 3, 2008 4:31 PM

    Happy Birthday Mr Pratt!!!!

  29. Anushka - January 3, 2008 5:03 PM

    H A P P Y * B I R T H D A Y ! !

    May this day be filled with love and joy as a reflec­tion of all the other days in your life!

    Best wishes from Portugal,
    Anushka

  30. Paul Sexton - January 3, 2008 6:55 PM

    and a very Happy Birthday from me as well!
    Cheers
    Paul

  31. Phoenix - January 4, 2008 12:00 AM

    Happy birthday on the day, Guy! 😀

  32. Gabrielle Childers - January 4, 2008 12:25 AM

    Hey you!

    Couldn’t agree with you more regarding your com­ments on the hol­iday season — more about feeding your hard-​​earned money into the mouths of the ever-​​ravenous cor­po­rate ‘have mores’ than any­thing else. Having said that, my 10-​​month-​​old (!) grandson loved the twin­kling lights and I did love his photo with Santa ever-​​so-​​much! Being young (Rowan, not me), he was unaware that there should be presents under my handy-​​dandy fiber-​​optic twin­kling tree and is bliss­fully unaware that his new car-​​seat (ultra-​​safe and goes up to 59 pounds) served as a token hol­iday present from grandma and grandpa!

    And, last but not least, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU Mr. Pratt!! I hope you had a won­derful hol­iday with your family and are now enjoying being, let’s see … 46?!?! I sup­pose now I should stop feeling maternal towards you and wel­come you to the over-​​the-​​hill gang;^)) All those years watching the Delicate Sound of Thunder vhs had you frozen in time … that baby face and all. ‘Course now that I know the back-​​story to the per­for­mance (sleepy Guy, heh-​​heh) I’m quite impressed with your ability to have pulled it off flaw­lessly and looking fresh and frisky in your jump­suit!

    Peace and Love to you/​yours!
    Gabrielle

  33. Phoenix - January 4, 2008 12:26 AM

    What, you want the tra­di­tional lyrics or rude ones? 🙂 🙂 🙂

  34. Ricardo Padua - January 4, 2008 12:29 AM

    Surprise us! 😉

  35. Phoenix - January 4, 2008 2:41 AM

    The last time someone said that, I rewrote the lyrics to ‘On the Turning Away’ to refer to World of Warcraft…

    I’ll settle for a rau­cous ren­di­tion of the tra­di­tional lyrics tonight and spare you my song­writing skillz. 😉