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Posted: 16 Jul 06, 19:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sigh.


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Posted: 16 Jul 06, 19:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I know...it is horrible...I loved his songs and work in music....a favorite of mine was The Gnome and Let There Be More Light

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Posted: 17 Jul 06, 06:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color="FF6699"><b>DeadOnTime<3 wrote:

I know...it is horrible...I loved his songs and work in music....a favorite of mine was The Gnome and Let There Be More Light


Too bad "Let There Be More Light" wasn't at all related to Syd. It was completely written by Roger Waters, and featured him on bass, DAVID GILMOUR (= not Syd Barrett) on guitar, Nick Mason on drums and Richard Wright on keyboards.


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Posted: 17 Jul 06, 06:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

the_hero wrote:

did you actually miss him before he died...? He is a great loss, but not quite remembered over the years as they passed by.


We're talking about FGT here. Obsessed with the dead, remember?

I have news for you, FGT. Syd wasn't a far right-winger like you at all. So I suggest you go back to crappy topics about insignificant republicans dying, and leave musicians to the sensible people.


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Posted: 17 Jul 06, 10:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Please don't start a fight, Thomas. No matter what your personal feelings are toward FGT, can't you lay off just this once? I mean, if this were one of those idiotic "I wanna jump Roger's bones" threads I wouldn't say anything. Hell, I may even join you. It's just that I've seen scant few posts she's made where she hasn't been ripped on by someone, whether it be for talking about someone dead, stating her political views, or more personal things.

And this is NOT a personal attack on Thomas, by any means. I've actually been meaning to say this for a while now, he just gave me the opportunity. I don't really have any problems with the people who constantly pick on FGT. Hell, I may even like some of you. I just can't stand seeing someone being publicly trashed all the time for seemingly no reason other than being different. It's just not fair. Okay, I'll shut up now.


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Posted: 17 Jul 06, 12:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hey, we need a source of humor here.

I don't agree with the verbal attacks, though.


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Posted: 17 Jul 06, 12:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<b><font color = "crimson"> ThomasQuinn wrote:

<font color="FF6699"><b>DeadOnTime<3 wrote:

I know...it is horrible...I loved his songs and work in music....a favorite of mine was The Gnome and Let There Be More Light


Too bad "Let There Be More Light" wasn't at all related to Syd. It was completely written by Roger Waters, and featured him on bass, DAVID GILMOUR (= not Syd Barrett) on guitar, Nick Mason on drums and Richard Wright on keyboards.




Haha! I didnt realize that...I meant that i liked the song...I read somewhere that it WAS his song....but i guess its not. I was mistaken...sorry. I had no idea!

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Posted: 17 Jul 06, 12:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I prefer POST Syd Barrett Floyd.

I liken him to Pete Best, Peter Banks, etc... Just with less talent. Pink Floyd would have never been the great band they are had Syd Sparret remained in the band.

(And not like they tried to help him, either!)

And his solo material? *yawn*

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Posted: 17 Jul 06, 13:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<b><font color = "crimson"> ThomasQuinn wrote:

the_hero wrote:

did you actually miss him before he died...? He is a great loss, but not quite remembered over the years as they passed by.


We're talking about FGT here. Obsessed with the dead, remember?


I've been obsessed with Syd since May 2004, so it's certainly not just because he's dead.


I have news for you, FGT. Syd wasn't a far right-winger like you at all.


Syd never made any comments regarding his political views whatsoever, to my knowledge, so I don't quite see how you can make that statement.


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Posted: 17 Jul 06, 14:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I miss him very much, and he WAS talented in terms of songwriting, lyrics and melodies. My favourites are "Scarecrow", "Luficer Sam", "Baby Lemonade" and "Effervescing Elephant".

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Posted: 17 Jul 06, 14:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

FreddiesGhettoTrench wrote:


Syd never made any comments regarding his political views whatsoever, to my knowledge, so I don't quite see how you can make that statement.


I know adding one and one can be really difficult, but it's not impossible:

1) Roger Waters is left-winged to say the least
2) Roger expressed on several occasions that he and Syd shared the same views on life and society

Add these two together: you have to deduce that Syd was left-winged.


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Posted: 17 Jul 06, 14:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color="FF6699"><b>DeadOnTime<3 wrote:

<b><font color = "crimson"> ThomasQuinn wrote:

<font color="FF6699"><b>DeadOnTime<3 wrote:

I know...it is horrible...I loved his songs and work in music....a favorite of mine was The Gnome and Let There Be More Light


Too bad "Let There Be More Light" wasn't at all related to Syd. It was completely written by Roger Waters, and featured him on bass, DAVID GILMOUR (= not Syd Barrett) on guitar, Nick Mason on drums and Richard Wright on keyboards.




Haha! I didnt realize that...I meant that i liked the song...I read somewhere that it WAS his song....but i guess its not. I was mistaken...sorry. I had no idea!


No need to be sorry, just pointed it out. I personally can't say I think LTBML sounds remotely like anything Barrett would've written, and it definitely isn't his style of guitar-playing (the effect-laden single-note style soloing, for instance) or vocals.


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Posted: 17 Jul 06, 20:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<b><font color = "crimson"> ThomasQuinn wrote:

FreddiesGhettoTrench wrote:


Syd never made any comments regarding his political views whatsoever, to my knowledge, so I don't quite see how you can make that statement.


I know adding one and one can be really difficult, but it's not impossible:

1) Roger Waters is left-winged to say the least
2) Roger expressed on several occasions that he and Syd shared the same views on life and society

Add these two together: you have to deduce that Syd was left-winged.


Not that it matters terribly, but it has always appeared to me that, despite his unity with Mr. Waters, which I do not dispute, Syd has never really taken an active role in politics in any way shape or form. It appeared that it wasn't really something he cared about one way or another. If you were to ask him, he would probably respond the way he did when asked about the Floyd: "It's nothing to do with me." Then he'd go back to his gardening and painting.


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Posted: 18 Jul 06, 09:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Although the great majority of musicians disagree with the right wing, it doesn't mean they are part of left wing.
Caspar needs to stop making up bullshit stories about musicians being hardcore left wing socialists when most of them have never made statements saying where they belong politically.
I would say the majority of rock musicians are either moderate leftists, centrists, or non-partisan.

If you want to listen to a leftist rock band, then pick Rage Against The Machine, although I have to warn everyone that they completely suck. One of the best things that ever happened to rock music was the day that RATM broke up.


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Posted: 18 Jul 06, 12:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

FreddiesGhettoTrench wrote:

Sigh.


Good grief. The time for fans to miss Syd was over 30 years ago , so unless you're a family member you're either dreaming or lying.
The last interview he gave was in 1971, and from then until now, there are only about 20 recorded encounters of any kind. I don't believe you were among the lucky 20 (especially as you're only 18 and in the USA) so get with the program.
It's sad that he's gone but apart from his family no one knows him well enough to actually miss him.

Neil





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Posted: 18 Jul 06, 12:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I miss Brian Epstein too...

...and Gandhi
...and Einstein
...and Lincoln
...and Columbus
...and Jesus (grandma says he's still around us, but he hasn't returned my calls)


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Posted: 18 Jul 06, 12:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

and Howie Epstien.





I just found a CD in my collection, Syd Barrett the Peel Sessions. Any of you Syd experts know anything about this? Is it any good?

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Posted: 18 Jul 06, 12:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

the_hero wrote:

Thank god we have artists like Roger Taylor that don't give a damn about politics and thinks every party is crap.






^ hear hear!

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Posted: 18 Jul 06, 14:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"...and Jesus (grandma says he's still around us, but he hasn't returned my calls)"

Your search is over.

As for 'missing Syd Barrett'... meh. Look - I believe too much love and energy is given to the dead, and never enough given to the living. Why didn't we miss him when he was alive? :P


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Posted: 18 Jul 06, 14:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Mircrowave! wrote:

and Howie Epstien.





I just found a CD in my collection, Syd Barrett the Peel Sessions. Any of you Syd experts know anything about this? Is it any good?


I don't have Peel Sessions, but if I remember correctly I think it's some live stuff mainly from Madcap Laughs, with a few otherwise unreleased songs as well. It's probably pretty good, but I'd guess it's not as good quality as the studio albums.


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