You know, once you've had that guitar up so loud on the stage, where you can lean back and volume will stop you from falling backward, that's a hard drug to kick.— David Gilmour
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Our music has depth, and attempts philosophical thought and meaning with discussions of infinity, eternity and mortality. There is a line which people cross that turns it into some magical, mystical realm, for which I dont claim responsibility and dont hold any great truck with.
Tired of lying in the sunshine, staying home to watch the rain You are young and life is long, and there is time to kill today And then one day you find, ten years has got behind you No one told you where to run, you missed the starting gun.
Obviously, they're all a gang of idiots. But, you know... live and let live.
I think I could walk into any music shop anywhere and with a guitar off the rack, a couple of basic pedals and an amp I could sound just like me. There's no devices, customized or otherwise, that give me my sound.
My technique is laughable at times. I have developed a style of my own, I suppose, which creeps around. I don't have to have too much technique for it. I've developed the parts of my technique that are useful to me. I'll never be a very fast guitar player. I don't really know what to say about my style. There's always a melodic intent in there.
I’m not interested in teaching books by women.
The idea of going around to somebody else's flat or house and sitting around in a comfy room and having a really good hi-fi system and listening to a whole album all the way through, then chatting for a few minutes, then maybe putting another album on . . . does that happen today?
Don't bait your breath. That's bad for your health.
Where would rock and roll be without feedback?
We already had all the songs, and it turns out all you have to do is burn them to some CDs, so why not?
Everything in moderation - that's what I live by.
It's a very tempting thing to try and relive your glory days when you get a little older and you worry that people have forgotten all about you.
I don't like to get too specific about lyrics.
It places limitations on them, and spoils the listeners' interpretation.
It's not whether God plays dice; it's how God plays dice.
I went to a school in Cambridge, which I thought was completely rotten.
Yes, hated it. Now they want me to go back there and support this, that, and the other and I haven't managed to pluck up the courage to even face it yet.
I just play intuitively and work the same way in the studio.
I don't have any magical effects or anything that helps me to get my particular sound.
I'm an atheist, and I don't have any belief in an afterlife.
The internet seems to be what a lot of independent bands are doing these days.
They're bypassing the studio - the big studios, EMI and all the record companies - and just doing it themselves, online, selling their stuff, getting known through that medium.
I listen to classical music at home probably more than pop music.
I am a lover of all sorts of different music.
I love blues and every piece of music that I have listened to has become an influence.
I remember Adrian [Maben, director] had lots of problems with red tape and dealing with stuff. I think we lost two or three days. Maybe those were the days we had to walk around the summit of Vesuvius, and we went around to the sulfur pits where the ground is bubbling. It's near here. It's fantastic.
I'm afraid I haven't become a born-again Christian.
I'm sort of 'Church of England, lapsed' is about as far as I go.
I have no interest in going on a tour to make money without making new product, new art.
I find it incredibly difficult to write anything that's really happy.
I like watching sports, you know, all sorts of stuff.
The old ways still apply. You can still send tapes to record companies, and there are record companies, you know, there are one or two of the record companies do declare proudly that they listen to every single one that comes.
The expectation on me as a solo artist is very different to the audience's expectation of a Pink Floyd show.
I don't even think whether I play the blues or not, I just play whatever feels right at the moment.
It's really tough to get happy music going, you know?
I am working on current material, a new album, and that is all still my main motivation of going out and working. We haven't gotten rid of all the new stuff in favor of the old.
I don't, consciously anyways, sort of listen to things with the idea of getting something from them that I can use.
The only way artists can do things is to do it for themselves.
Trying to second guess what the public wants or likes is kind of a fool's game.
It's not true that you fall in love only once in your life.
But it is true that you only fall in love a certain way, with a certain absoluteness, once.
There's no way out of here.
I haven't felt compelled to go back in the studio and do anything serious.
I have a little sort of home studio thing which I potter about in occasionally.
I haven't watched it [the film 'Pink Floyd at Pompeii'] in years. I find it excruciating.
People in Italy seem to be very capable of singing along with 'Wish You Were Here' perfectly, yet it's hard to get someone in the street who speaks english.
If you have a live reputation and your popularity is proven that way, then you're bound to get signed up because they see all those people buying those tickets and they think some of those people will buy those records, and that's what their business is primarily about.
I've sort of remarried a few years ago and have had a couple more children in the last couple of years. And so home life is taking up a lot of my time.
Personally, I'm not very keen on the visualization of absolutely everything.
I can remember a lot of nights performing in those early years where you felt that you hit some good moments, but a lot of the time you're thinking, "Oh, God, this isn't quite making it." So I think that is what makes you in the end refine your view of things a little bit.
Make life an art rather than art from life.
I don't live my life on the road. I'm getting on a bit and there's a lot of other things in my life. Our lovely children and their lives. It's more of a part-time business these days.
Well, I am David Gilmour, the voice and guitar of Pink Floyd. I have been since I was 21.
People being incredibly rude and playing music incredibly badly and being incredibly obnoxious has always been a teenage sort of thing.
I am not a technophobe and I am using the latest technology today, some 30-odd years later, and I am really enjoying what some of the new technologies can offer. But at the same time I am always aware that one can get bogged down in that technology and that it can become more than just a method. That's something that you have to be slightly careful of.
Obviously record companies tend to be following what the scene is rather than making the scene.