Tuesday, July 11, 2006
It has just come to my attention that a legend in the music world has died. Syd Barrett, a founder of Pink Floyd, has died. The man spent the last three decades in seclusion, but had written some of the most off the wall and daring music of the last 100 years. Floyd's early years really kicked off the psychedelia movement of the 60's and changed the sound of music forever. After the Beatles did Sullivan they went home and hung out with Syd and the boys for a while. When they came back they had the sound that most of us recognize as their best stuff. All of us may not know much of his work, but we have all felt the effect of Syd Barrett. So fitting that it happened on the full moon too. Syd has gone home.
Shine on you crazy diamond!!!