Pink Floydz – A Fleeting Glimpse – Established 1998
WELCOME TO PINK FLOYDZ – A FLEETING GLIMPSE
Established in June 1998 this site has taken 23 years to build and has seen MULTI MILLIONS of visitors.
If you haven’t been here before, get set to discover one of the most comprehensive Pink Floyd sites on the internet!
Originally founded by Col Turner(Who ran this site for 19 years.) In 2017 it was handed over to Liam Creedon, who was later joined by Sean Pincombe in 2019 and who is now Editor-In-Chief.
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Pink Floyd - A Fleeting GlimpsePosted on by Liam C
LOST SOULS, A fictional journey through 50 years of PINK FLOYD
Meet Matt, a young, inquisitive teenager who in 1967 accidentally bumps into Roger Waters and Syd Barrett on a ferry from Ibiza to Formentera. What follows is a lifelong fascination for all things Pink Floyd and, eventually, acceptance into the band’s inner circle.
Travelling the globe, Matt joins Pink Floyd on tour, in the studio and even on the golf course, building a fragile bond of trust and friendship with the band along the way. Matt dreams of becoming an established music journalist but as he grows older and wiser, ends up writing a book. Or that’s his intention….
By introducing an imaginary protagonist in a fictional coming-of-age story based on real life events, LOST SOULS gives the reader a more personal, intimate and unique perspective on one of the most successful bands in music history.
Edwin Ammerlaan began as a music journalist for OOR magazine in 1986. Since then he has interviewed more than 300 musicians and bands and his articles have appeared in various Dutch music publications including Revolver, Lust For Life, Aloha and iO Pages. He is also the author of ‘SAGA, The Biography’ (2010). Edwin Ammerlaan lives in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Background information LOST SOULS:
” A few years ago, I was asked by a local publisher if I would be interested in writing a biography about Pink Floyd for Dutch readers. I’ve been a freelance music journalist since 1987 and have written many features about Pink Floyd in that time. I rejected it because I felt that most things about Pink Floyd had already been thoroughly documented. To add a new perspective to the Floyd history would be virtually impossible.
The offer did get me thinking though. I decided to come up with a new concept. A concept, now aiming at an international audience, which would allow me to look at Pink Floyd from a more personal, subjective perspective. I started to write a book on real-life events from the band’s history but also to add some ‘made-up’ stories along the way. I also introduced a fictional main character, Matt, so I could (re)visit events and comment on the band’s history as it unfolded. By placing the events in chronological order and having Matt present at them all, I realised my book was also becoming a kind of coming-of-age story. At this point I started to incorporate some of my own personal experiences of working and growing up in the music industry as well.
Because I now had fictional characters meeting real people, my next challenge was to make sure the dialogue between them were not too far-fetched. For that I needed to come up with quotes that were as close to the ‘imaginary truth’ as possible. Enter many months of research. I collected hundreds of quotes from multiple sources including interviews – some of which I’d done myself –, books, dvd’s, and YouTube-clips. When it came to writing the book, I transformed many of the quotes I’d amassed into conversational exchanges that fitted the time, place and people involved. Other quotes I completely rewrote and, inevitably, some of the dialogue I just had to make up on the spot.
Even though my book is largely based on real events and interviews, the main storyline is a work of fiction: a novel written from a journalist’s perspective with information accumulated through some serious research but with which I have taken huge liberties as I made it fictional (which is made clear through the book’s sub-title, an explicit disclaimer and in the foreword). But above of all, it is a book written with love and passion for the music of Pink Floyd and with the deepest respect and admiration for the band members, their crew, families, and all the people involved.” – Edwin Ammerlaan
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Echo Release Limited Edition Poster Series Of Pink Floyd
First Poster In Series By WOLFSKULLJACK
Available from February 19
ECHO is proud to announce the Pink Floyd 2021 Poster Series. This officially licensed limited-edition series will showcase some of today’s biggest and brightest visual artists, creating works inspired by Pink Floyd.
First in the series is a print by artist WolfSkullJack commemorating Pink Floyd’s performance from October 13, 1973 in Vienna, Austria. This print will be available starting Friday, February 19 starting at 2 PM EST / 11 AM PST.
“My father introduced me to Pink Floyd when I was but a wee pup and Dark Side of the moon was a regular on the record player. I am eternally thankful to have inherited his excellent music taste!
When working for musicians I love to put on their music as I sketch and ink in an attempt to capture the bands essence and I think that shines through here. The art is heavily influenced by Time and Breathe, two of my favorites, with reference to the lyrics, ‘Run, rabbit run’ in Breathe.
Wolves in my work are often ethereal/celestial creatures who represent time and space. The wolf is representative as part of the natural life cycle of the rabbit in an all natural way rather than something sinister.” – WolfSkullJack
This 12-color screen print measures 18”x24” and will be available in these limited edition variations:
Pink Floyd October 13, 1973 Vienna, Austria (Gallery Edition) – 175 pcs / $55
Pink Floyd October 13, 1973 Vienna, Austria (Lava Foil Variant) – 75 pcs / $80
Pink Floyd October 13, 1973 Vienna, Austria (Rainbow Variant) – 75 pcs / $80
In the future, look out for Pink Floyd prints in the series from artists Jermaine Rogers, Jeff Wood, David Welker, Frank Kozik, WolfSkullJack and other artists TBA.
Unfortunately, due the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets UK Tour has been pushed back to April/May 2022. Any tickets already purchased in 2020 remain valid, so don’t worry if you got in early. See below for updated dates and venues.