The Piper at the Gates of Dawn has left…RIP Syd Barrett
That unbelievably cool band in heaven just got another new member… I see that Syd Barret died a few days ago. It’s too easy and cliche to just say “Shine on you crazy diamond”, but damn it fits. It’s a sad day for the music world; Syd was one of the best and for a short time that star burned extremely bright before fading into self imposed exile. Wikipedia has a very informative page on him. Syd Barrett was never a major influence on my guitar playing, as I discovered him long after I had learned to play and kind of found my tone, but I can see his influence on a ton of my influences. So I guess he kind of was a major influence on me.