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Roger’s Video about David Not Sharing Pink Floyd Website and Social Media

Roger Waters released a video criticising the use of Pink Floyd’s website and social media

It would seem the disagreements between Roger Waters and David Gilmour are hotting up again as Roger has posted a new video online having a go at the fact David won’t let Roger publicise his tours, videos etc on the Pink Floyd website and social media accounts. However, the accounts routinely share readings from Novels from David’s wife and other material not connected to Pink Floyd.

Roger said, amongst other things:

“Why do we have to sit and watch Polly Samson for year after year, month after month, day after day, and the Von Trapps reading us excerpts from their novels, to get us to go to sleep at night? And that’s a very good question. And yet we don’t get to hear about anything that Roger is doing, or about this is not a drill, or when he makes a piece of work it is not shown.”

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Those with a more cynical mind would pick up this video and put alongside the fact Roger’s Us and Them concert film has just become available for streaming on the likes of Amazon Prime, and conclude this is a publicity stunt! Indeed, anytime anyone has anything to publicise, the “Pink Floyd Reunion” spiel is usually dragged out to get some column inches. It would seem Roger the attack dog has come out on this occasion!

Watch Roger’s video below in full and feel free to leave a comment. Should he be allowed to publicise his Us & Them video release, tour info and other things?

ANNOUNCEMENT

An announcement from me. And when I mention the Pink Floyd website, I also mean the Facebook page and all the rest.

Posted by Roger Waters on Monday, 18 May 2020
David and Polly Von Trapped Family
David and Polly Von Trapped Family

During lockdown, The Gilmours have been entertaining fans with their weekly “Von Trapp Family” get togethers in their barn, playing songs, reading from Polly Samson’s new novel and taking questions from fans.

Roger Waters Mother on Lockdown Band Grid
Roger Waters Mother on Lockdown Band Grid

Roger also joined in the Coronavirus creative response by doing a version of Mother with most of his band minus sax (Mother has no sax).

Roger Waters was gearing up to be touring this year but was postponed, he also has his Us & Them concert documentary out now

It would seem Roger is getting quite worked up.

David Gilmour and Polly Samson Live Video Event 2nd April

Polly Samson, David GIlmour and the family dog [Pic: Polly Samson]

Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour and writer Polly Samson will appear in a live video stream tomorrow to publicise the new book A Theatre of Dreamers. It will also feature new material from David Gilmour performed live.

Polly Samson, who is married to David Gilmour, wrote lyrics for Pink Floyd and David Gilmour solo work and features on albums Division Bell, A Momentary Lapse of Reason and On an Island. The Endless River, Pink Floyd’s last studio album, had Polly’s lyrics on Louder than Words.

Book Launch Postponed

Originally, the book launch was to be accompanied by three live events at Manchester, Birmingham and London, UK. These events have been postponed to later in the year. Each of these special events will feature Polly Samson in conversation with journalist Rosie Boycott, readings, film and live music, including a new song Yes, I Have Ghosts written by David Gilmour and Polly Samson.

Polly Samson and David Gilmour [Pic: Polly Samson]

The audience will be transported to the Greek island of Hydra in 1960, and a world dancing on the edge of revolution, where a circle of poets, painters, writers and musicians live tangled lives. It’s a story of utopian dreams and innocence lost, of the troubled King and Queen of Bohemia, Charmian Clift and George Johnson, of a young poet named Leonard Cohen, and his Marianne; and of Erica Hart, an 18-year-old in search of answers.

Online Broadcasts

Many artists have turned to Facebook recently due to the Coronavirus shutting down tours and appearances. The Gilmour’s will be broadcasting live, probably from their home in Brighton on England’s sunny south coast, at 8pm BST on Facebook.

It said on David’s Facebook feed…

Sadly, our launch events for Polly Samson’s new book A Theatre For Dreamers – out tomorrow – had to be postponed, so we’re having a go at doing something live from home with the family on Facebook on release day. Join us at 8pm BST tomorrow (Thru 2nd April) here on Facebook.

How to Watch

It will be a live streaming event so should appear on David and Polly’s Facebook pages so be sure to check the links out below at 8.30pm BST. Note that we are in “British Summer Time” in the UK so that is GMT+1 hour. If you are fumbling around for the live broadcast and can’t see it, it could be an hour later than you expect.

Some of you might not have Facebook and do not with to join up in order to watch this video. I imagine it will appear on Youtube at some point so you can still potentially watch and listen to David Gilmour’s new song.

If you would like to order a copy of Polly’s new book, set in the Greek Island of Hydra where Leonard Cohen made many memories, then get yours from Amazon.co.uk

Polly Samson with her latest book, A Theatre for Dreamers, whilst on her jollies in Hydra, Greece