"A question that many
people who have been scouring the Pink Floyd Newsgroup on the Internet
recently will doubtless want to ask David is if he is aware of the so-called
"No, I don't know about
that, what's that?"
Okay, for David and the folks
at home: as soon as TDB was released, the Internet was awash with rumours
that the album's cover and musical content wass encoded with clues which
would lead the crafty cryptographers among Floyd's fanbase to a "tangible
prize". The rumours were started by an anonymous character calling
himself Publius. So, for the last year, theories have abounded - some
faintly plausible, some frankly ridiculous. Dave?
"I think some peole
have got over active imaginations myself!"
Even the site of the cover
photographs, our very own Ely, is allegedly at risk from hordes of American
Floyd fans intent, it would seem, on excavation.
So there are no hidden clues
musically, lyrically, photographiclly or otherwise on TDB?
So we can say "Forget
it" to Publius?
There was meant to be a date
on the tour last year when the word "Publius" appeared in
lights at the foot of the stage and on the EC video someone scrawls
ENIGMA on the rear screen, which would seem to imply that *someone's*
up to *something*.
"Not to my knowledge.
I don't know, maybe Marc Brickman, who's keen on the Internet and stuff,
was playing along. I haven't seen it. I hadn't noticed, really."
We could fax you the details...
"Ooohh, No thanks"
Sorry, Internet chums, we
tried. A change of subject would probably be appropriate here... etc