Tuesday, July 11, 2006

RIP Syd Barrett, that "crazy diamond" of Pink Floyd fame, who died today at age 60. Above is a 1968 pic, if you'd like to see more recent ones go here.

I was just listening to an old Floyd compilation album, Relics, the other day. I've not been the biggest Floyd fan in the world, both pre and post Syd, but there are a fair amount of tunes I like a lot (mostly on Meddle, Dark Side of the Moon and Wish You Were Here), and some of them ("See Emily Play", "Arnold Layne", "Bike") came from the acid-soaked mind of Mr. Barrett, surely one of the strangest cases of burnout and reclusiveness in popular music history. Hope he's found peace.

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