It has come to my attention that at least two different people, neither of whom has ever met me and who know me by my name only, have heard about this controversy, and have wondered whether I was the David Gilmour involved.
How easily one might become accidentally tainted with the stink of racism or sexism*. What can you do in a case like this, other than post a public note saying, hells to the no! That wasn't me!
It used to annoy me in the early days of the Internet when I would receive hopeful notes from people who had used AltaVista or Yahoo to search out possible email addresses of their guitar hero from Pink Floyd. How gladly I would swap that case of mistaken identity for this one.
*No comment on the character of Prof. Gilmour is intended or implied.