Thursday, September 13, 2007

Feeling a little Gilmourish


'Sir' David Gilmour upon receipt of his CBE


I am insane. You knew that already, but it was news to me.

David Gilmour? I know, I know. But it's Wednesday.


And here he is as a virile young man. He used to be called 'Dave' then.

I repeat, I am INSANE.

When ‘Dave’ Gilmour was a young and handsome Pink Floydian, I fancied him not in the slightest. Actually, I think I fancied my boyfriend Kim to the detriment of all else. Kim had shiny curls and a motorbike. No contest really. What was wrong with me then?


Lock me up!

Now that he’s a fat, bald geezer in a shapeless black T-shirt, I find him totally Ummagumma. What is wrong with me?



And he insists on being called ‘David’. Have we ever seen a man look more ‘Dave’, Dave? I think not.

Just a wild guess but maybe it's the way he makes that Strat sing that tugs at the pant strings so.


Beef Wellington for the soul!


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32 comments:

Quink said...

Weird that. Really good looking people generally look pretty sharp when they get older. Especially those with his bone structure. But, somehow, he just ain't handsome any more, is he?

Yours,

Ben(jamin)

That's so pants said...

My point exactly Quinkie

NOW, I fancy him.

I guess I'm geezer gel. I've lived in Hackney far too long.


xxx

Pants

Quink said...

My attempt to delude you into thinking you'd written it the other way round failed?

Is it just me, or does he look a bit like David Icke in that third photo?

That's so pants said...

Hi Quinkie

Absolutely failed. I already admitted to the insanity of it.

Strictly speaking, you'd have to say that David Icke looks a bit like (the then) 'Dave' Gilmour, since this photo easily predates Icke, even in his sane period.

I agree though that the resemblance is striking.

xxx

Pants

Reading the Signs said...

Well - at a stretch, I can kind of see what you mean, esp when he's sweating over the guitar and that, and fat and balding in shapeless T-shirt - yeah ok, go for it. But not looking like a lemon in the whistle and flute with poppy and CBE ribbon thing - no, Pants - No!

Andrew said...

He looked nice when he was young, but I love seventies long hair.

That's so pants said...

Hi Signs

Well I put in the dressed up one for EDW. Truly, I only fancy him when he's playing the guitar - which I incidentally think he does better than no one else in the world, ever.

Hi Andrew

My point EXACTLY. He was beautiful then. Wasn't impressed. Insane me!

xxx

Pants

phil said...

You ain't insane Pants, I'd give...well, something...to look and, more importantly, play like that.

That guitar just rings!

DaveHill said...

There's a lot to be said for a Dave. Unless it's the Cameron variety.

That's so pants said...

Hi Phil

You're right - it ain't just about the looks.

Hi Dave

Can't argue with that mate so what's with the 'call me David' thing to you suppose?

xxx

Pants

Anna MR said...

Hei Pants, I reckon the "call me David" thing is to do with being "Sir David" now. Maybe to Sir David, "Sir Dave" just doesn't sound like something to be taken seriously. It seems to happen to people, apparently to the actor formerly known as Ben Kingsley as well - he told a reporter "It's only a small word, and it's not difficult to say", when the poor bastard had failed to address him as "Sir Ben". So the story goes, anyway.

I refrain from commenting on the fanciability of Sir David the man, but his guitar-playing is, of course, to die for. I also like the halo he has in your "fat bald geezer with shapeless black t-shirt" photo.

x

Anna MR said...

PS I would never in a month of Sundays have recognised him from the OBE shot. Never.
x

That's so pants said...

Hi Anna

Once again my kidding around has translated into false information. He isn't actually Sir Dave yet (although he should be, obviously). It's just me having my usual poke at the absurd anachronism that is the British honours system. I love the Ben Kingsley story and it certainly supports my position on the whole deal.

xxx

Pants

Anna MR said...

Ah, Pants, you queen of misinformation - what is it, then, is he not a Sir? Has he not got an OBE? Doesn't having an OBE make one a Sir? Please help poor Forrin Geerl get some order into her chaos.

With thanks,

FG xx

That's so pants said...

Hi Anna

No, he would need a KBE. The only place he gets called 'sir' is at the Dorchester Grill.

xxx

Pants

phil said...

That's not a halo, that's an aura, Dora, it's real Angora.

I miss Frank Zappa.

Wisewebwoman said...

I'm with you - though more chronologically qualified as a geezer-gel.
Humminah, humminah.....

That's so pants said...

Hi Phil

I met Frank Zappa in a lift. He was tiny and his trousers were held up with string.

Hi WWW

Nice of you to say but I think my rapidly advancing senility is self-evident.

xxx

Pants

Anna MR said...

Pants - NO. You didn't. Did you really? I'm quite, quite bowled over. I must (repeatedly) remind myself that you are the Misinformation Queen, because I nearly went and believed that (Frank Z anecdote. And hello Phil, I miss him too. He's the best thing my ex-husband gave me - don't tell my kids.)

x

That's so pants said...

Hi Anna

Oh, dear. That one is actually true!

xxx

Pants

Wisewebwoman said...

String? Tiny?
Another illusion shattered.
Pants, how could you?

That's so pants said...

Sorry WWW.

Zappa was a giant of the mind though and needed no string to hold his intellect up. This is an original variation on string theory. I do hope you appreciate it.

xxx

Pants

Janejill said...

I loved him then, and I love him now (that would be Dave )

That's so pants said...

Hi Jane Jill

No argument from me.

xxx

Pants

Ann O'Dyne said...

'anna mr' - needs to read HELLO! where Mr Gilmour is regularly in the social snaps at the polo with Mike Rutherford.

and I too am really impressed by Pants uplifting brush with The Mother Of Invention.

Weasels ripped my flesh.
The Mothers were so damn good ...
even their bandmolls had degrees in music.

Call any vegetable -and the vegetables will respond to you.

Ann O'Dyne said...

DG wouldn't be the son of this guy would he?

"Guardian, Monday September 24 2007 -
As Ian Gilmour, the liberal Conservative politician, Lord Gilmour of Craigmillar, who has died aged 81, served briefly as Edward Heath's defence secretary and for two years as lord privy seal under the less congenial leadership of Margaret Th

That's so pants said...

Hi Annie

Dunno. Did you try googling?

xxx

Pants

Carlo said...

Really I am in sheer LOVE with him as an artist. But with great respect I am asking why Mr Gilmour do you dress like a german tourist on a cheap charter bus travel? I suggest you to look into the Armani collection and get the same trousers and t-shirt outfit but in style! Love the god of guitar!
Thanx Pants! Italian kisses to ya

That's so pants said...

Hi Carlo and welcome

It's very good advice. Dave - I hope you'll consider investing a little of your considerable income in upgrading the wardrobe. People do notice, especially Italians.

xxx

Pants

Anonymous said...

Well, you're not the only one who finds him totally Ummagumma!!

When he was young he was to drool for! Those lips, hmmmm I could nibbe on them for hours!

Not to speak about his eyes, his square chin, that yummie beard of him or his lean figure.....

My god, I have to stop before I soak my knickers....

Anyway, I think he's still attractive at the age of 62. He can play "my guitar" anytime!!!

Imagine what he can do with those sensitive fingers.....!

*BIG SIGH*

His guitar playing is heaven!

Enough, rambling about David...
Back to the trenches!

Gz. Linda

KeepTalking said...

I still think David is bloody sexy!
Wouldn't care to have a little cuddle with him ;-)

Cheers!

Kimmy said...

I will call him anything he wants. He is so brilliant.