In this surreal painting by Duggie Fields, Pink Floyd’s original guitarist/singer/songwriter/acid-casualty Syd Barrett is seen leaning casually against the Pink Pontiac Parisenne that got from Mickey Finn, who became the bongo-player for T-Rex, after Syd swapped his Mini for it. Syd, however, didn’t have a clue what to do with this massive American car, and never drove it even once (though it reportedly didn’t work anyway). Eventually, the car accumulated dust, parking tickets and legal notices and, finally, it was towed away. In it’s next life, the car can be seen in action in the 1970 British movie Entertaining Mr. Sloane, where it plays a major part and is featured prominently throughout the movie.
Photographed as Part of The Exhibit Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains at the Vogue Multicultural Museum in Hollywood, CA.
One of many highlights from my fun-filled holiday trip to California was a visit to Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains; an immersive exhibit covering the complete history of the legendary progressive rock band that even a casualPink Floyd fan will flip out over. Given my extreme fondness for costume design, you can only imagine my delight in finding that one of the galleries included replicas of the enigmatic Lightbulb Suits seen on the cover and related artwork for the band’s 1988 live album, Delicate Sound of Thunder. Talk about an “Oh, Wow” moment. Continue reading Eye On Design: Pink Floyd Lightbulb Suit By Storm Thorgerson→
In a career spanning more than five decades — as guitarist, singer and songwriter of Pink Floyd, and in his solo recordings and collaborations with other artists — David Gilmour has created a body of work that cements his legacy as one of the most influential rock musicians of all time. If you’ve ever wondered what it might be like to play one of Gilmour’s guitars, wonder no longer. Christie’s is preparing to bring to auction highlights from David Gilmour’s personal guitar collection on June 20th,2019 in New York. Comprising more than 120 guitars, Gilmour’s collection focuses on a selection of his preferred Fender models including Broadcasters, Esquires, Telecasters and Stratocasters, led by a guitar as iconic and recognizable as the historic performances for which it was used – the 1969 Black Stratocaster (estimate: $100,000-150,000). Continue reading David Gilmour’s Guitar Collection Going Up For Auction at Christie’s!→
Art Decade adopted its name from a Brian Eno-produced David Bowie instrumental track, which gives the band a sort of built-in, arsty fartsy clout right off the gate. Their new video for the song “Breeze” — soothing, Sunday morning orchestrated pop taken from the band’s 2012 album Western Sunrise — was filmed on a beach with bunch of 3-D geometric effects tossed in during post production. The visual result is like Pink FLoyd’s Dark Side of the Moon…on the Beach.
Here’s what Ben Talmi, Art Decade’s vocalist/guitarist/arranger has to say about this clip: “With the animation skills of Whitney Alexander and Kipp Jarden, I saw the opportunity to combined the Impressionistic styles of painters like Degas, Renoir and Turner with the world of surrealists like Dali and Ernst in a setting of the beach, which was influenced by Ingmar Bergman’s The Seventh Seal and Federico Fellini’s 8 1/2. The animated subconscious dreamscapes Whit and Kipp created in the video are just like what I see when I close my eyes.”
Art Decade is putting the finishing touches on 11 songs that will make up their new self-titled album due in September of 2013. Enjoy!