David Gilmour is bringing the music to quarantine life.
The Pink Floyd guitarist did a livestream this week with his wife Polly Samson and their family featuring conversation, a reading from Samson’s new novel A Theatre for Dreamers and plenty of music.
During the stream, Gilmour performed a pair of Leonard Cohen covers of “Bird on a Wire” (at the 7:30 in the video) and “So Long Marianne” (at the 30 minutes).
The songs were particularly suited to the occasion. A Theatre for Dreamers takes place on the Greek island of Hydra in the ’60s, and “Bird on a Wire” also takes place on Hydra.
The novel was originally meant to have a big rollout event in London before the coronavirus pandemic forced a change of plans.