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36 comments

  1. Paul Sexton - February 20, 2008 11:57 PM

    Really glad i seen your show in Edinburgh!! thanks for the photo and for signing my book.

    Cheers
    Paul

  2. Phoenix - February 21, 2008 12:28 AM

    Ah, if only I wasn’t on hol­iday the weekend before… 🙁

  3. Genevieve - February 21, 2008 11:08 PM

    I’ll be there, see you soon !
    Hope I’ll be able to follow the shos, still have problem with your accent !

  4. Caroline - February 22, 2008 3:59 AM

    Oh, if only that so-​​called pond and a thing called a budget was not in my way… *sighs*

    But, while I unfor­tu­nately may not get to see the show, I have finally ordered the very book it is based upon. It should get here within a couple of weeks, but I cannot wait! Especially since I could use some laughs to help get over this rather per­sis­tent flu bug… *sighs again*

    Anyways, one of these days, I’ll get to visit London and the UK, one of these days…

    - Caroline

  5. Spider - February 22, 2008 7:47 PM

    Waw! This pic is so beau­tiful! Is that the last show or is it just the last one in London? If it’s the end I hope there will be a DVD… I don’t have enough money to go in London…

    Good luck for the show, Mr Pratt! I’m sure it will be great!

  6. Thomas Robinson - February 22, 2008 9:19 PM

    it’s the last one that he’s doing in Britain i think he said. Pity it couldn’t have been a year later (or me a year older) (to the day exactly wierdly enough but nev­er­mind) so that i could have seen it but nev­er­mind.

    Having said all that i think that the best place for Guy to do a show would be at Cropredy music fes­tival. It’s not the biggest or most well known fes­tival but it is the best in my opinion, and from some of the people that have been seen there many musi­cians seem to agree (Robert Plant even played one year and is in the crowd most years!) I know that Guy would go down really well (and it would mean i’d get to see the show!)

    Hope everyone has a good weekend, and i hope the radio show runs smoothly.

    Cheers

    Thomas

  7. Becky in Atlanta - February 23, 2008 1:43 AM

    Hey, Guy!!! I’m enjoying yer radio show…as usual.

  8. Richard - February 23, 2008 4:05 PM

    Hi Guy,

    I have stum­bled across a 6 song DVD of Icehouse per­forming at Dortmund in 1984 with an incred­ibly tal­ented young bass player, do you have footage of this show or would you like to be sent a copy? email me if inter­ested.

    cheers

    Richard

  9. Ed - February 24, 2008 7:41 AM

    Last London show?!

    I hope this doesn’t mean the last show of the ENTIRE tour — Marie and I still need to catch your show together. I’ve seen it in London before but she hasn’t — even though it was one of our main goals during our summer visit to the UK in the summer of ’07… you may recall they merged your two Chelsea Festival shows into one larger one… since we were trav­eling we hadn’t received proper notice!

    In any case, con­grat­u­la­tions on the paper­back release, that really, really cool poster adver­tising that last London show (you should have a small con­test to give a few of those, signed, away or some­thin’), and on your Planet Rock gig. It’s great to listen online from all the way in New Hampshire.

    We hope you get the book out here in the US released. I know we keep saying this but we really do look for­ward to you touring here in Good Ol’ US AND A.

    You’re always kind to your fans Guy — we appre­ciate that.

    Ed (and Marie)

  10. Barb - February 25, 2008 6:05 AM

    Last show in London? Will you miss it?
    I just wanted to wish you well. I have been watching you grow up it seems like stating with the “Pulse” DVD with the Pink Floyd of course. I am hoping you will release a DVD of your show for us folks in the US. Any ideas on this?
    Also, any idea of when the Blog on David’s web site will be up and run­ning. I have always enjoyed the parts you have had on the site. If you talk to Fed and the rest tell them we are all missing them. Thanks Guy. I have ordered your book and can’t wait to get it.
    Sincerely, Barb

  11. Heather and Phil - February 25, 2008 4:00 PM

    Dear Guy, our travels pre­vent us from attending the show so we hope it goes really well. We look for­ward to seeing you again at a later stage.….please don,t you desert us as well. Echoing Barb we hope Fed will be back soon oth­er­wise we will all be descending here!!!! Have a great time we will be thinking of you and look for­ward to the DVD. Take care love Heather and Phil

  12. Thomas Robinson - February 29, 2008 9:58 PM

    Hey Guy, hope tonights show goes well.

    I’ll be sit­ting in bed lis­tening to it. i wont be able to email in but ill be lis­tening. I really enjoyed last weeks show.
    Does phil taylor know that you wouldn’t leave him with a child?
    Have you any news about someone buying Planet Rock before it closes? If it does do you think you’ll get a show any­where else?

    Best Wishes

    Thomas

  13. Becky in Atlanta - March 1, 2008 1:38 AM

    Cool…King Crimson!!!

  14. Becky in Atlanta - March 1, 2008 1:39 AM

    Referring to another great song you’ve played on your radio show, of course.

  15. Caroline - March 1, 2008 4:26 AM

    *gets giddy* King Crimson…KING CRIMSON?! WHERE?!?!

    Oh…there. 😉 This only makes me cannot wait that much more to hear tonight’s show…hopefully will do that either later tonight or some­time tomorrow.

    BTW, I finally got the My Bass and Other Animals book a couple of days ago, and started reading it last night. To say I am enjoying it is putting it quite mildly…this is truly some ‘can’t put down’ and ‘laugh your socks off’ stuff. As a matter of fact, only being barely halfway through, I already cannot wait to read more!

    Hope your weekend is a good one!

    - Caroline

  16. Barb - March 1, 2008 5:33 AM

    Hope you have a good show at the Pigalley! Thanks for fur­nishing the prize at David’s Blog. We always love Fed’s con­test even if we don’t win. It is just won­derful that the Gilmour blog is back. Fed said you should pick the winner for the best rhyme. Did you? If so, you did pick a good one. Anyway, here’s hoping you enjoy the Pigalley!

  17. Barb - March 1, 2008 5:44 AM

    Sorry, I see I did not spell Pigalle cor­rectly! Please pre­tend you don’t see the y I added to it in my pre­vious post !!! You need a “Fed” on your blog Guy to cor­rect our spelling! Hope you have a good weekend!! BTW, could you tell us if Fed on the Gilmour blog is a Mr. or Mrs.????? We will not let on that you told us, I promise.

  18. Paul Sexton - March 1, 2008 12:16 PM

    Ricardo, Subtle is your middle name!!!!

    Cheers
    Paul

  19. Thomas Robinson - March 1, 2008 6:56 PM

    a great show last night Guy. Your reac­tion to Alex’s ques­tion about Roger Waters tour was par­tic­u­larly funny. Was it you playing the intro to money during the first song you played or was it on the record? I also liked the story about how you got sacked by Jimmy Nail, i take it there aren’t any plans for a reunion?

    Keep up the good work and good luck for Wednesday.

    Thomas

  20. Caroline - March 1, 2008 8:36 PM

    I too enjoyed last night’s show…in addi­tion to the reac­tion to the Roger Waters ques­tion (that was price­less :D), I also really dug the new “Bank of Pratt” fea­ture. Hopefully, that will get more response than the “My Hometown” deal was get­ting…

    *sighs* It’s going to be a sad, SAD day when and if Planet Rock fades away into the cool, dark London night. 🙁 As Thomas some­what asked ear­lier, any news at all about the fate of the Planet?

    The best of luck and wishes for Wednesday…break a leg!

    - Caroline

  21. Phoenix - March 4, 2008 4:51 AM

    I actu­ally missed the show this past Friday. Yes, yes, col­lec­tive gasp and all. But I have a very good excuse: I was indeed not at work or at home as usual on a Friday night, but hanging out with a ton of mates at a sci-​​fi/​comedy music con­ven­tion in Minneapolis, MN.

    And looking quite awe­some in a blue and silver Renaissance Faire-​​style dress and boots that I made myself, with accom­pa­nying bodice and a sadly peace-​​bonded rapier and dagger.

    Yes, there are photos. No, you can’t see them. *grin*

    Tuning into ‘Listen Again’…
    Nix.

  22. Alex Paterson - March 5, 2008 3:40 PM

    Shame I never got to see this show live. Maybe next time…?

    Hope everyone has a good night at the Pigalle.

    Cheers

  23. Genevieve - March 6, 2008 11:22 AM

    Hi Guy,
    Thanks for this won­derful show
    it was a long time since I spent an evening like that.
    muts go and catch a plane back home, ‘ll post longer tonight.

  24. Jon - March 7, 2008 10:55 AM

    Hi Guy

    Another great show — I brought a couple of musi­cian friends who had a whale of a time. Thanks for indulging my rather nerdy ques­tion about Lemon Jelly and signing my book.

  25. Caroline - March 8, 2008 9:09 AM

    I am not holding my breath on this, but I fig­ured I’d ask anyway: Does anyone here happen to have any sort of recording of Guy’s Planet Rock show from last night (March 7th/​8th)? Planet Rock does not have an archived copy of the show (and really, any show past March 4th), and need­less to say, as someone who was looking for­ward to hearing the show, I am quite dis­mayed. Not to men­tion espe­cially being bummed out at the lack of archived shows being a very pos­sible sign that Planet Rock will indeed be ceasing and desisting at the end of the month. *sighs*

    Anyway, if anyone has a sharable copy of this week’s episode of the show, please e-​​mail me (caroline@​vivadieci.​net). Thanks in advance…and I’ll cer­tainly take this as a sign that I better tune in live somehow, someway these next two or three Fridays!

    - Caroline

  26. Thomas Robinson - March 8, 2008 3:34 PM

    i don’t have a recording of guys show but i could make one if it was repeated. does anyone know if Guy’s show is repeated at all during the week?

  27. Phoenix - March 8, 2008 7:32 PM

    Normally, I’d point to the ‘Listen Again’ fea­ture, but this recent episode isn’t listed. Very sad, since I also wanted to have a copy of it… all the World of Warcraft ref­er­ences amused me immensely.

    Okay, so I nearly squealed in a customer’s ear at work when I heard the shout-​​out. 🙂

    Thanks!

    Nix.

  28. Thomas Robinson - March 8, 2008 7:54 PM

    Yeah i liked the world of war­craft ref­er­ences too. I don’t think Guy quite under­stood your point that there are worse addic­tions to have. I couldn’t hear all of the show last night which is a shame because it’s a great show and i was hoping my best job email might be read out.

    Perhaps guy could put a recording of the show on this web­site?

  29. Caroline - March 8, 2008 8:45 PM

    I checked the Planet Rock schedule to see if there are any repeats of Guy’s show…and it looks like the only ones PR bothers to play again, not counting artist/​band of the month spe­cials, are Listomania, Alice Cooper’s break­fast show (at least in the form of high­lights), and Gary Moore’s Blues Power. No signs of Guy’s show repeats…unless they are buried in the 12/1:00 AM to 6/7:00 AM slots. But, I highly doubt they are.

    It would be great if a copy of this week’s episode could be fea­tured on Guy’s site…it would cer­tainly work well as adver­tising for the show AND Planet Rock, even if I am a little thread­bare with the Planet at the moment for this sud­denly not archiving their shows. That not being helped by their still having a button on the site stating “Missed your favorite show? Listen again!”…grrr, arrrgh.

    - Caroline

  30. Phoenix - March 8, 2008 11:34 PM

    Thomas Robinson, my com­ment was mostly made in light of Guy’s pre­vious com­ments on-​​air about how choco­late has become his new addic­tion since giving up smoking.

    Caroline, I lis­tened to last week’s show ear­lier this week with the Listen Again fea­ture… nor­mally that thing’s full of all kinds of stuff. Why it isn’t now, I dunno. As for archiving else­where, I believe the UK has sim­ilar ‘pod­casting’ or recording rules that US sta­tions have. For example, I can stream var­ious music on my radio show for a cer­tain small amount of roy­al­ties that need to be paid. It’s a live stream, no repeats, no archiving. But as soon as we offer either repeats or archiving, it falls under the whole pod­casting laws and such and engen­ders a much larger amount of roy­al­ties that need to be paid.

    And I have a not so polite opinion about music exec­u­tives get­ting money I’d rather actu­ally see going to the artists directly, but I’ll be good and not share. 😉

    Luv,
    Nix.

  31. Caroline - March 11, 2008 5:22 PM

    GREAT news!! Something told me to check Planet Rock’s web­site and player this morning…and lo and behold: Guy’s show from last week is up!! So my request for a copy of the show has not only been ful­filled, but can also be scratched.

    I have to admit that I was hoping that the deal with Planet Rock’s lack of archived shows over the last week was just a tech­nical dif­fi­culty of some kind…but with the poten­tial closing down of the sta­tion, who knew?l

    Anyway, I’m just glad that I can take in one more episode of what has been and is a fan­tastic show before it pos­sibly ends soon (*sighs*).

    - Caroline

  32. Thomas Robinson - March 11, 2008 7:14 PM

    thanks for pointing that out, i wouldn’t have seen it out­her­wise. i’m lis­tening to it now, the main problem is that i always hear the first half but i never can stay awake through the second half (not that i find it boring, it’s just that i’m tired and can’t help falling asleep) so i have to wait an hour before i can hear the ‘new’ bits. Sorry Guy i do try to stay awake but after a week of get­ting up early for school by Friday i can’t last until 1 in the morning. i don’t have world of war­craft — maybe thats my problem. From now on i’ll just play my foot­ball game instead.

    How’s every­thing else going? Hope the last show went well. I’ve just noticed that it’s been over a month since we heard from you, if it wasn’t for your show i might get wor­ried!

    Guy, is there any news about planet rock closing down? I’m hoping nothing has been said because a deal is very near com­ple­tion but somehow i think it’s actu­ally because no-​​one had brought it. Brain May said he would like to buy it but he hasn’t said any more about it.

    How about musi­cians forming a con­sor­tium to buy it, a bit like the foot­ball fans did with the foot­ball club? Please Guy, any news?

  33. Phoenix - March 12, 2008 4:28 AM

    World of Warcraft will eat your soul and make you stay up til 6am on a work night.

    Good thing I work 2nd shift. 😀

    Nix
    (A denizen of the Doomhammer server, amongst others)

  34. Thomas Robinson - March 13, 2008 7:09 PM

    Hopefully Guy won’t start playing world of war­craft oth­er­wise he might miss his own show!

    Still no news about planet rock being brought which is a shame. A new buyer looks rather doubtful now.

  35. Phoenix - March 13, 2008 10:44 PM

    If not for the fact there’s no Mac client for it (boo!), it’s more likely we could get him on Lord of the Rings Online… you can actu­ally play music in it, and one of the instru­ments is a the­orbo, a kind of bass lute. 🙂

    Nix.

  36. Thomas Robinson - March 14, 2008 5:22 PM

    Just to let you know that there is a gov­ern­ment peti­tion at
    http://​peti​tions​.pm​.gov​.uk/​O​F​C​O​M​R​O​CK/ for british cit­i­zens, plus loads of other stuff at http://​www​.save​plan​etrock​.co​.uk/ for everyone to try.