Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Syd Barrett, R.I.P.

No time to write much, but I figured I'd at least pay my respects.

Article linked here.

I'm probably the one-millionth person to type this, but "Shine On, You Crazy Diamond."

Haahnster's favorite Barrett lyrics (off the top of my head):

"I've got a mouse/And he hasn't got a house/I don't know why/I call him 'Gerald'/He's getting rather old/But, he's a good mouse"

7 Comments:

Blogger Keith Kennedy said...

Syd will always have a place in history. Maybe a case study in too much of everything - but his place is secure.

I have seen the Floyd several times but never Syd.

So today I hoist a glass in appreciation for things seen and unseen.

4:35 PM, July 11, 2006  
Blogger haahnster said...

Well said.

4:44 PM, July 11, 2006  
Blogger Beth said...

I've been listening to Syd all day. So sad.

Oh where are you now
pussy willow that smiled on this leaf?

9:04 PM, July 11, 2006  
Blogger Rob said...

Damn "Interstellar Overdrive" is a great song...

8:52 AM, July 12, 2006  
Blogger Rob said...

Oh! And "Arnold Layne"...

9:06 AM, July 12, 2006  
Blogger haahnster said...

I need to dust off the old vinyl on The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn in honor of Syd's passing. "Interstellar Overdrive" is pretty damned cool.

Then, I'll have to dust off the vinyl on Relics to hear "Arnold Layne", Floyd's 1st single, which was left off The Piper LP. Come to think of it, "Interstellar Overdrive" is on Relics too.

10:38 AM, July 12, 2006  
Blogger Writeprocrastinator said...

Wow, the first I've heard about this. It's a shame that so much great music was inspired by the loss of a friend's sanity.

I've had a couple of friends in my life that didn't learn from Syd's example and the friendships ended. I hope that he finally has found peace.

2:15 PM, July 13, 2006  

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