Friday, July 21, 2006

Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Rainbow

I've always heard about this, but never watched for myself. Calling it perfectly synchronized is probably a stretch, but the tornado sequence set to "Great Gig in the Sky" is synchronistic genius.

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

After five years... you will become a zombi if you don't seek adventure and change.
-- Robert Anton Wilson
These are the saddest words I've read about Syd Barrett's sad death: Syd Barrett, who died several days ago (no one is sure exactly when)...
I've got a bike. You can ride it if you like.
It's got a basket, a bell that rings and things to make it look good.
I'd give it to you if I could, but I borrowed it.

You're the kind of girl that fits in with my world.
I'll give you anything, everything if you want things.

I've got a cloak. It's a bit of a joke.
There's a tear up the front. It's red and black, I've had it for months.
If you think it could look good, then I guess it should.

You're the kind of girl that fits in with my world.
I'll give you anything, everything if you want things.

I know 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.

You're the kind of girl that fits in with my world.
I'll give you anything, everything if you want things.

I've got a clan of gingerbread men.
Here a man, there a man, lots of gingerbread men.
Take a couple if you wish. They're on the dish.

You're the kind of girl that fits in with my world.
I'll give you anything, everything if you want things.

I know a room of musical tunes.
Some rhyme, some ching. Most of them are clockwork.
Let's go into the other room and make them work.



Syd Barrett Dies At The Age Of 60

Pink Floyd’s legendary former front man Syd Barrett has died at his home in Cambridgeshire a spokesman has confirmed.

Barrett passed away on Friday (July 7) due to complications to do with the singer’s diabetes.

His brother Alan confirmed his death to the paper, saying: "He died peacefully at home. There will be a private family funeral in the next few days."

A statement from the remaining members of Pink Floyd says: "The band are naturally very upset and sad to learn of Syd Barrett's death.

"Syd was the guiding light of the early band line-up and leaves a legacy which continues to inspire."

Barrett, real name Roger Keith Barrett, departed the Pink Floyd fold in 1968 and became a recluse for more than thirty years after a drug induced breakdown.

However, he was convinced by EMI to have a short solo career.

He produced two solo albums - ‘The Madcap Laughs’ and ‘Barrett’ – in the late 60s and early 70s.

In 1972 he formed the short lived band Stars with Ex-Pink Fairies member Twink but he left shortly after a disasterous gig at Cambridge's Corn Exchange.

He is thought to be the inspiration behind the song ‘Shine On You Crazy Diamond’ from Pink Floyd’s ‘Wish You Were Here’ album.

Barrett made a surprise appearance the Abbey Road sessions for the album and was present when the remaining members of Pink Floyd recorded the track.

Thursday, July 06, 2006