11 July 2006

You shone like the sun

    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.
      Pink Floyd
      "Shine on You Crazy Diamond"

Syd Barret died several days ago, quietly ending what had become the very quiet life Pink Floyd's founding guitarist. His death was reported today by the AP. There were few details, the announcement coming from a spokesperson for the band.

1 comment:

Jeri said...

Bummer. In a way, it's like he left a long time ago. Like you said, a quiet end to a quiet life.

Cecilia and I were discussing whether 60 is a young age to die when you're a rock star. I think it's pretty ancient, considering how many problems he had. It's a miracle he wasn't part of the 27 Club.