Yes, there’s a lot of the blues in my playing.
Well, I am David Gilmour, the voice and guitar of Pink Floyd. I have been since I was 21.
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 don’t want to be a full-time member of Pink Floyd all my life.
I don’t have a very disciplined approach to practicing or anything, but I do tend to have a guitar around most of the time, which I strum on most of the day.
The expectation on me as a solo artist is very different to the audience’s expectation of a Pink Floyd show.
I don’t like to get too specific about lyrics. It places limitations on them, and spoils the listeners’ interpretation.
No-one can replace Richard Wright – he was my musical partner and my friend.
Usually, in the studio, on this sort of thing… you just go out and have a play over it, and see what comes, and it’s usually – mostly – the first take that’s the best one, and you find yourself repeating yourself thereafter.
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.
If people would like to come to my concerts I’d love them to come. And if they like the music that I make, I love that too. But I do not make music for other people. I make it to please myself.
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 even think whether I play the blues or not, I just play whatever feels right at the moment. I also will use any gadget or device that I find that helps me achieve the sort of sound on the guitar that I want to get.
Everything in moderation – that’s what I live by.
I actually learned the guitar with the help of a Pete Seeger instructional record when I was 13 or 14.