Wednesday, July 12, 2006

shine on, you crazy diamond

A moment of silence to honor the passing of one of the greats of psychadelic rock, former Pink Floyd front-man Syd Barrett. After Pink Floyd's early successes, and after much LSD, Syd became unable to cope with the life of a rock star -- or really, even with plain old every day life, and dropped out to live with his mother. The story of him showing up unannounced and unrecognizable a few years later, while his former bandmates were recording "Wish You Were Here" -- an album that served as a tribute to their former mate -- is one of the saddest things in rock history.