Syd Barrett RIP - Pay Respects Here - No New Threads Please!

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DoctorFloyd wrote:No. It has another picture too, it just shows him as he was. It is not distasteful in the slightest.
That's what I thought. It is him as a person after all. It is noteworthy to see a relatively recent photo of the man who inspired and moved so many people.

What an amazing influence he has had come to think of it!! All those people and albums he has made possible!!

It is sad to learn of his death and I feel loss but I never knew him so must not dwell too much with the sadness.

I am currently celebrating his music by listening to The Madcap Laughs album. :)
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This is terrible news. Really, really terrible. This is the first time a musician I love has died AFTER I learned to really respect and adore him. I don't think it's sunk in.

Well... it could be worse. He did all he could and gave the world all of the music he had in his mind, and for the final thirty years of his live he lived in paradise; no large material wants (look at his lifestyle), but huge buckets of money coming in every week from what he did for us in the past. He died peacefully, having done all he could and knowing he was remembered. There's no better way for him to have gone. Maybe it is better to fade away than to burn out...
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Post by 2066 »

I don't think that picture is distasteful at all. He's passed on now and it strikes me as very poignant.
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RIP Syd!
Just been playing his tunes on the internet radio station I work for. Tears in my eyes...
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Post by 0010 »

i do not think it is distastful. to me, that is one of the better recent pictures of syd. but all in all, the truth and reality of life is we get old. and we die. and we are not always young and vibrant. it is not distastful nor is it sad to see the man we loved so much here in the PF community as he was in two different stages in his life.

imho, anyway.

i do feel sad though, no matter how hard i try not to.

i guess the angels needed a guitarist and songwriter for thier band...
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Post by MomentsLostInTime »

This early Andrew Whittuck image for me combines the light and the dark life and spark of Syd.

See Avatar - SYD IS AN AVATAR
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Post by Zoophobia »

David and Rogers tours and Pulse life was great now we lost Syd!... So sad...I am so very sad.. :cry:
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Sad news. I was hoping we'd hear something new from him or see him perform again...

Indeed, a great influence.

Shine on you crazy diamond
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http://www.catnip-radio.com if you want to catch the last few minutes of the "tribute2.
Follow the listen now links
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2066 wrote:I don't think that picture is distasteful at all. He's passed on now and it strikes me as very poignant.
I completely agree.
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Very sad news......can't think of much to say right now


R.I.P
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shiiiiit i can't believe this... i'm speechless.
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RIP my first really musical influence...
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Post by Keith Jordan »

I would offer to send some flowers on behalf of our community here but:

1 - it is a small private family funeral
2 - I wouldn't know where to send them


We will have to do something else if we want to mark the occasion.

Personally, I am a little sceptical of "mass mourning" people we dont know personally. The while "Diana" thing was enough!

Perhaps paying respects in this thread will be enough.
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Post by azza200 »

There will be a Syd tribute on BBC 6music at 7pm tonight