April 21, 2006

David Gilmour, Richard Wright of Pink Floyd in concert

David Gilmour, Richard Wright of Pink Floyd in concert at Oakland Paramount Theater, CA - April 17, 2006

This Monday (April 17th), David Gilmour and Richard Wright of Pink Floyd were in concert at Paramount Theater, Oakland CA. The first part of the concert started with Breathe and Time from Dark Side of the Moon, and continued with songs from David Gilmour's new album On An Island, which are quite melancolic. In the second part however, they played some old Pink Floyd songs, including Arnold Layne, Echoes, Comfortably Numb and many others. Dick Parry who played saxophone in many of Pink Floyd's albums joined the band for few songs. I was blown away, really good music and energy.

Check out the gallery for more pictures.

Posted by ovidiu at April 21, 2006 09:16 AM |

Hello,In the late 1970's I bought a Fender MusicMaster Guitar,two Custom Cabinets,a Custom Power Amp.,and a Vox- Wha-Wha- Pedal from a member of the ( Jokers Wild ) band. I cant remember what his name was.But he told me that he was getting back into( Drag racing ) I bought the eguipment from him in West Palm Beach Florida.I still have this equipment. I beleive that David Gilmour of Pink Floyd might be able to tell me who this person is ? Please help me get this information to David Gilmour.It has Historical value. Thanks David Clay
ps. I dont open e-mail that I dont recognize,so in the subject put something like( info: about Jokers Wild equipment.
my e-mail is davidclay123@wmconnect.com

Posted by: David Clay on May 6, 2006 12:30 PM

Okay, now that I know I can get through without knowing whatever the hell a URL is, here goes....

I wasn't at the Oakland concert. In fact, I've only been to Oakland once in my life, and that was back in 1975. But I WAS at the David Gilmour concert in Toronto on April 9th. And, it was superb.

In later concerts, he played a couple of tunes from "Dark Side of the Moon" to get things going, then played his newest CD, "On an Island". In Toronto, his whole first set was the new CD. Having purchased it when it first came out, I was familiar with the tunes, and was thrilled to see -- and hear -- Gilmour "rock it up" a notch. In other words, a CD that was being dissed by some people as too laid back, was anything but. Just a tribute to Gilmour's guitar playing, and the musical attributes of his band mates.

The second set began with "Shine on You
Crazy Diamond", then went to "Wot's...Uh The Deal", "Wearing the Inside Out", "Fat Old Sun", "Breathe", "Time", "High Hopes", and "Echoes". The encore had "Wish You Were Here" and "Comfortably Numb". There was something for everyone and the crowd was extremely appreciative. In fact, David looked a little embarrassed by the standing ovation he got at one part. And when he introduced the rest of the band, and got around to Richard Wright -- wow, do people in Toronto love their Pink Floyd!

Anyway, that's it from me. Now, if anyone can tell me what the hell a URL is, I'd appreciate it.

Terry Walker

Posted by: Terry Walker on May 23, 2006 07:20 PM

Terry, a URL is a geeky term and stands for "Uniform Resource Locator" and is a way to name "resources" on the Internet. A resource is a Web page or something else that is unique and can be accessed remotely. Check out w3.org for more (geeky) information.

Posted by: Ovidiu on May 25, 2006 08:24 AM
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