Friday, July 14, 2006

Farewell, Syd

Sad to hear that Syd Barrett has passed away.

I sat down today and watched Pink Floyd's Earls Court show, which I've been keenly awaiting for years, and finally got my hands on yesterday on DVD. Was a bit sad and tearful watching the band playing "Shine on you Crazy Diamond" and "The Great Gig in the Sky". And without Syd it would never have happened it the first place. Farewell, Syd, and thanks for giving us the most wonderful music and times.

Syd Barrett, 1946 - 2006
"Far away across the fields/ the tolling of the iron bell/ calls the faithful to their knees/ to hear the softly spoken magic spells"

2 Comments:

Blogger Green Chameleon said...

Yes... farewell to the craziest diamond...

7:07 PM  
Anonymous Bob_E said...


An article from Atomic
you will still find useful under Linux, given the quality settings they prescribe. I stick with 192Kbps, nice and simple!

It's all relevant, after all, who wants to be remembered for their music at 128Kbps?!

2:01 PM  

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