Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Syd Barret, RIP

Shine On You Crazy Diamond

Yes, the phrase is a cliche, of course, but so was the tale of Syd's psychological problems being caused by psychoactive drugs. It was used as a cautionary morality tale and that's unfortunate for it failed to highlight the problems of mental disorders and how we care (or more often, do not care) for those who suffer from them.

Million Miles Away and Fluxblog both have fitting download tributes. WFMU's Beware of the Blog also has a nice offering.

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