UPDATE: As Mike pointed out in the comments, Syd’s death happened 2 years ago. I ran across a link to it somewhere today — I don’t remember where — and thought, “Huh, I thought I’d heard he’d died before… maybe that was just when he got really sick with the the diabetes that killed him.” However, that didn’t cause me to look at the dateline of the article and realize this WAS old news. Oh well. I cannot brain today, I have the dumb.
Despite it being old news, here are some of my favorite songs from Syd-Barrett-era Floyd, one from his solo album Opel, and one more tasty piece of pastry.
Syd Barrett died at only 60, of diabetes.
And now for something completely different… Inspired by all those psychedelic tunes with videos of guys wearing fluffy white cravats…