Shine on You Crazy Diamond

Syd Barrett, one of the original members of Pink Floyd, has sadly died.

I’m a big Pink Floyd fan but mostly the post Barrett music of Meddle onwards. So I was surprised how sad I felt when I heard that Syd had died.

Waste is a word that springs to mind when thinking of Syd’s life. He was the main creative force in the early psychedelic Floyd but blew his mind with copious amounts of drugs. One wonders what he would have gone on to create if he hadn’t burnt himslef out at such a young age.