Tuesday, July 18, 2006

YouTube Tuesday: Breathe in the air

As I posted last week, the music world lost a creative genius with the death of Pink Floyd founder Syd Barrett.

Although I obviously didn't know him personally, I suspect that it was a sort of sweet release for Barrett, fell into madness and depression in the late 1960s. Barrett was the Icarus of the British psychedelic scene. Some say he went too far with his experimentation with mind altering drugs. History would seem to support this.

His bandmates, though they couldn't get along with each other, universally loved him. This showed in their recordings over the years, including the magnum opus Dark Side of the Moon.

In this week's edition of YouTube Tuesday, Barrett's bandmates talk about his creative influence on their work.

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