~Syd Barrett~ Pink Floyd founder...  

MartsPudicInked 46F
1659 posts
7/11/2006 5:53 pm

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~Syd Barrett~ Pink Floyd founder...

The Pink Floyd founder passed away this weekend..

A true legend in the industry....

.... RIP....

~M~


sona si latine loqueris



rm_macallan4u 46M
968 posts
7/11/2006 7:03 pm

Damn I knew there was reason I liked you (yet another in a loong list!). I heard that Syd passed away just today. Apparently there is a great book out about his life. I only remember the title is one of there album names, I think it's "Piper at the Gates of dawn" but I'll look it up. A true legend indeed,

Shine on you crazy diamond


timo-timo 68M

7/11/2006 7:45 pm

It is sad that life is so brief.

But he left behind amazing creations.

I remember long ago the first time I heard them - I asked in amazement..."Who IS that?"

Wonderful.

t


MoonRise9 58M

7/11/2006 9:24 pm

P Floyd's lyrics celebrating Barrett (Shine On You Crazy Diamond) are pretty touching...

Remember when you were young, you shone like the sun.
Shine on you crazy diamond.
Now there's a look in your eyes, like black holes in the sky.
Shine on you crazy diamond.
You were caught on the crossfire of childhood and stardom, blown on the steel breeze.

Come on you target for faraway laughter, come on you stranger, you legend, you martyr, and shine!

You reached for the secret too soon, you cried for the moon.
Shine on you crazy diamond.
Threatened by shadows at night, and exposed in the light.
Shine on you crazy diamond.
Well you wore out your welcome with random precision, rode on the steel breeze.

Come on you raver, you seer of visions, come on you painter, you piper, you prisoner, and shine!

Nobody knows where you are, how near or how far.
Shine on you crazy diamond.
Pile on many more layers and I'll be joining you there.
Shine on you crazy diamond.
And we'll bask in the shadow of yesterday's triumph, and sail on the steel breeze.

Come on you boy child, you winner and loser,
come on you miner for truth and delusion, and shine!


rm_macallan4u 46M
968 posts
7/12/2006 6:49 am

I got it, it bugged me all night and I woke up this morning with the book title! It's
Saucerful of Secrets : The Pink Floyd Odyssey. I'm going to order it today.


IAmRubytuesday 55F
3193 posts
7/12/2006 7:15 am

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My favoutite Floyd song (written by Syd)

From 'Piper at the gates of Dawn'.----------

Lucifer Sam Siam cat
Always sitting by your side
Always by your side
That cat's something I can't explain
Jennifer Gentle you're a witch
You're the left side
He's the right side oh no
That cat's something I can't explain

Lucifer go to sea
Be a hip cat
Be a ship's cat
Somewhere anywhere
That cat's something I can't explain

Night prowling sifting sand
Padding around on the ground
He'll be found
When you're around
That cat's something I can't explain

See ya Syd. Hope you find peace. xxx

Q.2 flies in an airing cupboard. Which one's the soldier?
A.The one on the tank.


timo-timo 68M

7/12/2006 9:46 pm

    Quoting rm_macallan4u:
    I got it, it bugged me all night and I woke up this morning with the book title! It's
    Saucerful of Secrets : The Pink Floyd Odyssey. I'm going to order it today.
ty, appreciate the depth in you...

t


timo-timo 68M

7/12/2006 9:48 pm

    Quoting IAmRubytuesday:
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    My favoutite Floyd song (written by Syd)

    From 'Piper at the gates of Dawn'.----------

    Lucifer Sam Siam cat
    Always sitting by your side
    Always by your side
    That cat's something I can't explain
    Jennifer Gentle you're a witch
    You're the left side
    He's the right side oh no
    That cat's something I can't explain

    Lucifer go to sea
    Be a hip cat
    Be a ship's cat
    Somewhere anywhere
    That cat's something I can't explain

    Night prowling sifting sand
    Padding around on the ground
    He'll be found
    When you're around
    That cat's something I can't explain

    See ya Syd. Hope you find peace. xxx
*the cat* is the mystery that is within....

within all of us, ya see....

t


tiptoe72 47M
7 posts
7/18/2006 11:38 am

i was in China when Sid "acid" passed, in the same time of an old chinese friend of me... a philosoph who just have the time to see how is Freedom outside jail before die, "like in jail, rare"... Then, looking the news in the plane, i realised that i saw Sid ten years ago in London... hum... so old and without freedom in is narcotic jail.
miss u Miss !


Jim195846 58M

7/22/2006 9:52 am

Welcome my son , Welcome to the machine


2clook 44M/48F  
3 posts
7/23/2006 8:38 am

"I don't think I'm easy to talk about. I've got a very irregular head. And I'm not anything that you think I am anyway."
- Syd Barrett


earthShiva 59M

7/23/2006 10:20 pm

Er, I think "Dark Side of the Moon" was one of the albums from after he was chucked out of the band and replaced by David Gilmour...


doremi 61M  
67 posts
7/30/2006 6:24 am

Syd got the Obit in The Economist, July 22-28...a classic example of how NOT to get your brain into Interstellar Overdrive. Pop/rock/alternative music generally celebrates personal freedom, including an individual's choice to do drugs, but what about the sad results like what happened to Syd?


opiate22 48M  
4 posts
8/2/2006 6:08 pm

Matilda Mother
(Barrett) 3:07

There was a king who ruled the land.
His majesty was in command.
With silver eyes the scarlet eagle
Showers silver on the people.
Oh Mother, tell me more.

Why'd'ya have to leave me there
Hanging in my infant air
Waiting?
You only have to read the lines
They're scribbly black and everything shines.

Across the stream with wooden shoes
With bells to tell the king the news
A thousand misty riders climb up
Higher once upon a time.

Wandering and dreaming
The words have different meaning.
Yes they did.

For all the time spent in that room
The doll's house, darkness, old perfume
And fairy stories held me high on
Clouds of sunlight floating by.
Oh Mother, tell me more
Tell me more.
Aaaaaaaah
Aaaaaaaah
Aaaaaaaah

The best story i heard of syd was when he showed up on the day floyd was recording the lyrics of shine on you crazy diamond,after they had'nt seen him in years. shine on syd...rest in peace love & happiness.you shined on like the sun for so many!


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