Dave Gilmour to write 48-hour long rock opera about cenotaphs
PINK Floyd legend Dave Gilmour is to explore his son’s defilement of the cenotaph with a rock opera that will last for about two days.
Gilmour said the only way he could begin to understand son Charlie’s actions was through the power of his dreary music that never seems to end.
The opera, entitled We Are The Cenotaphs, will be a conceptual exploration of what it means to be a large block of stone with some flags attached to it.
The lead character will be an ordinary cenotaph called Bob who will write long, anguished letters to other cenotaphs in cities across the world who, in turn, will share their experiences with him.
According to Gilmour the opera will have virtually no lyrics as the cenotaphs will communicate with each other using only guitar solos.
Describing the show as a ‘slightly shorter version of Dark Side of the Moon‘, he added: “When Charlie said he didn’t even know it was the Cenotaph, I knew there was only one way I could explain it to him. Well, actually, there were two ways, but the other one didn’t need guitars and massive, inflatable cenotaphs.
“I’ve already written two songs. One is called Stop Swinging on My Flags, Charlie and the other one is called Remembrance Sunday. That one’s about nine hours long. So far.”
But Gilmour has also blamed himself admitting that he should probably have stopped sitting in one of his vintage Ferraris for abut 20 minutes to explain the concept of ‘means testing’ to his wayward son.
Tom Logan, a man with an opinion from Stevenage, said: “I was of course appalled and angry to see this young hooligan swinging from the cenotaph like a be-Doc-Martened gibbon, but I think having to listen to anything by Dave Gilmour is punishment enough.”