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    R.I.P. Syd Barrett

    Apparently NME is reporting today that Syd Barrett has passed away, (last Friday), due to complications from diabetes. One of my first musical heroes, the news brought a sadness to my day. RIP Syd.
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    Yes I am afraid it's oh so true.
    Shine on Syd. Home free.
    One of my first musical heroes.

    Peace

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    "Let The Earth Bear Witness."

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    Syd Barrett, Pink Floyd Co-Founder Dies At 60

    Syd Barrett, the psychedelic pioneer who was Pink Floyd's original frontman but spent the final 35 years of his life in near-total seclusion, has died, according to a spokesperson for the band. He was 60.


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    Uh, yeah, we know. Ex Lion-Tamer broke the news to us this morning.

    I know that this board moves at lightning speed, but c'mon man...keep up!

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    Just heard the bad news also.
    He was well taken care of by the band members. He was always loved, no doubt. Whatever his name was, he's music definetly touched my soul.
    Rest In Peace Syd, Sid, Roger.

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    Shine on you crazy diamond.
    R.I.P. Syd.
    If there's a rock and roll heaven,you know they got a hell of a band.

    time for some Floyd.


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    Thanks for pointing that out

    Quote Originally Posted by ForeverAutumn
    Uh, yeah, we know. Ex Lion-Tamer broke the news to us this morning.

    I know that this board moves at lightning speed, but c'mon man...keep up!
    Both threads are merged now.
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    Unhappy sad news

    I recently read the Pink Floyd bio titled "Saucerful of Secrets"..........very well done and the first half of the book is dominated with tales of Syd. You are 3/4 through the book until you start into Dark Side of the Moon, so therefore you can see how much space is devoted to the early days of Floyd. I recommend it as a good read.

    He was definitely a pioneer -- many ways genius -- many ways a fukkup.

    Although it was never stated, I got the impression he was terribly bipolar.
    Sad news.

    BTW -- the most interesting news in the book is that when Syd began his decline, Waters reluctantly took control of the band. He had always depended on Syd and really did not want to take on the responsibilities. Thus, in the early days, Waters was not the control-freak that evolved.........which, was in part created by the arrival and creative competition of Gilmour..........good stuff. RIP, Syd.

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    Speaking of Pink Floyd

    I got my shipping confirmation on the new "PULSE" 2 DVD set which I am hoping will arrive by the weekend. I can't wait because it has a lot of music from some of my favorite CDs. Apparantly the second DVD has the entire Dark Side of the Moon album on it plus many other features.

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    one of my favorite Syd songs:

    LATE NIGHT

    When I woke up today
    And you weren't there to play
    Then I wanted to be with you
    When you showed me your eyes
    Whispered love at the skies
    Then I wanted to stay with you

    Inside me I feel, alone and unreal
    And the way you kiss will always be
    A very special thing to me

    When I lay still at night
    Seeing stars high and light
    Then I wanted to be with you
    When the rooftops shone dark
    All alone saw a spark
    Spark of love just to stay with you

    Inside me I feel, alone and unreal
    And the way you kiss will always be
    A very special thing to me

    If I mention your name
    Turn around on a chain
    Then the sky opens up for you
    When we grew very tall
    When I saw you so small
    Then I wanted to stay with you

    Inside me I feel, alone and unreal
    And the way you kiss will always be
    A very special thing to me
    If being afraid is a crime we'll hang side-by-side,
    at the swingin' party down the line..


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