Wednesday, July 12, 2006

RIP Syd Barrett

Shine on you crazy diamond!

BBC: Pink Floyd's Barrett dies aged 60
New York Times: Syd Barrett, Pink Floyd Co-Founder, Dies
Washington Post: Pink Floyd Frontman Syd Barrett Dies
Guardian: Nick Kent on life and death of Syd Barrett, the most famous recluse in rock
SF Gate: Syd Barrett -- founded rock band Pink Floyd, then became a recluse
Boston Herald: Music News & Reviews: LSD obscured Pink Floyd founder’s vision
Sydney Morning Herald: Syd Barrett dead

Since Pink Floyd is my favourite band in the two universes and their music has given me so much joy over the years, I feel obligated to write an obituary to join the thousand others written for Syd. But I will get to it at some indeterminate point in the future. The above links will have to do for now.