(Each section of this website is a chapter. Reading only one section without the others doesn’t tell you the story)
The page numbers of The Division Bell’s CD booklet are written in various languages and printed on silhouettes of the head statues shown on the cover of the album.
Page 11 shows two head silhouettes. Printed on either one is the German word for eleven, “elf,” resulting in “elf elf,” or, “eleven eleven.”
The trailer for the 2009 film 11:11 features the song “High Hopes.”
“High Hopes” is the 11th track on The Division Bell.
The Page and Plant interview on 11-11-94
mentioning Pink Floyd and Emerson Snake & Charmer, the name the band YES jokingly called Emerson Lake & Palmer or ELP.
The release date of David Gilmour’s On An Island, March 6, 2006 is exactly eleven months and eleven years after the U.S. release date of The Division Bell, April 5, 1994.
On June 11, 1994, Publius made his first enigma post to the Pink Floyd newsgroup.
Eleven years later, on June 11, 2005, Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Nick Mason, and Richard Wright agreed to reunite as Pink Floyd for Live 8. During the broadcast (and as seen on the Live 8 DVD), the band took the stage just shortly after 11:00 p.m., and by 11:11, Pink Floyd were playing together as a four-man lineup for the first time in twenty four years.
11:11 ELF ELF Jon Anderson considers himself an elf. The F in ELF represents what CP is. So 11:11 represents the secret of Jon Anderson and Carl Palmer. And on the other side of the page is the artwork of a strange closed door.
Because of what Carl Palmer and Jon Anderson did to me, PF gave me their secrets
via the artwork in TDB. Everyone can see the clues.
Another secret of his that I didn’t know…I can’t say who, but several years ago a musician told me a joke that other musicians have been secretly laughing about for years. Not many fans know it. When I heard it, it explained a whole lot!
“Which Progressive Rock band trio has 5 balls? Emerson, Lake & Palmer” I thought no wonder Carl always kept his underwear on even during the 3 seconds of so called intercourse. Maybe that was the reason his voice was high like a little girl. I thought it was cute back then, but not for a 21 year old man. I didn’t know about it years ago and didn’t see anything because he always managed to keep that body part hidden. He thought I knew that secret too and would tell that too.
Another secret I know about Carl is that he had a nose job. I met in 1971 and years later I notice how different he looked. At concerts during his drum solos in the very early years, he’d cover his face with his hair. And some videos have been edited during his solo where they show psychedelic lightshow of colors. Fans were complaining in YouTubes wondering why they did that. Some scenes were blocked out because he didn’t like the way he looked, and Carl hadn’t had his surgery yet. So the macho drummer wanted to look more like Peter Pan.
Another secret….Below is a picture of Carl and Buddy Rich that Carl never shows anywhere. It’s almost impossible to find on the internet but I kept it for years. But why wouldn’t he want to show a pic of himself with his drum hero? Could it be the hand motion Buddy is making that might signify something? Or is it the mysterious man in the middle that is also in the photo below this one..whatever it is, he’s hiding something or someone.
Onto explaining more clues from The Division Bell artwork
Lost for Words artwork in lyrics booklet
“So now I have been given a task – as your “guide”- to begin pointing you in the right direction”
Top two images: In TDB CD booklet, point of flag on right hand glove. Michigan is shaped like a glove and is known as the mitten state.
Bottom two pics… In The Division Bell tour guide, the page with the flag held up to the light points to Detroit on the other side…man stands in between the I and the T…to show the clue ” it is Detroit”.
Publius writes “guide” in quotes…point and in the right direction. Those words are clues that guide you to the artwork. These clues were to guide fans in the right direction of my location Detroit, Michigan where all would be revealed. I had the story behind The Division Bell all along. When fans found me I was to tell the story behind The Division Bell lyrics and artwork, or the concept behind the album.
The Division Bell European Tour guide
Page with cities listed held up to the light..cape on other side points to P (from Paris) and the man stands to the right of a C and under the P.
The Division Bell North American Tour guide
Page with cities listed held up to the light..cape points to DETROIT..man stands between the I and T. Clue being it is Detroit. I am from Detroit
I am from Detroit …..clue is in the North American tour guide
CP is from Europe and the clue is in the European Tour Guide. We are the two people that the steel heads represent. And the communication in the lyrics represents the conversation between us.
In the above image you see merry-go-round poles. During PF’s “Poles Apart” you hear a merry-go-round and a sound as if it comes to a stop.
In Poles Apart I’m speaking to CP asking did he ever realize he’d become legendary and that I wasn’t the only one he was running from. He was running from himself. He was leading the fans with his tambourine during his solos, but they were blind to his secrets. His steel drums reflected in his eyes as I stared at him. But with The Division Bell lyrics I thought of him and the years and the sadness he caused me all fell away from me.
It’s sad that the golden boy, youngest of the now legendary musicians who toured in the early 70’s, would lose that light in his eyes. I never thought he would. I can’t feel sorry anymore, it’s time for me to take it back. Take back the love I gave him over so many years.
With TDB lyrics and artwork, Pink Floyd is helping me to prove to fans that I’m credible with the story that I’m telling. There are clues that I show throughout this website that I explain.