tbear - 8:28 pm on Jul 12, 2006 (gmt 0) Here's another one written by Syd Barrett, from Saucerful of Secrets.. It's awfully considerate of you to think of me here I don't care if the sun don't shine And the sea isn't green Syd will always have a special place in my heart and mind......
First saw him at UFO, in London in the (crazy) 60s...
'Ive got a bike, you can ride it if you like, it's got a basket, a bell that rings and things that make it look good. I'd give it to you if I could but I borrowed it' :)
None of the music he worked on with Floyd was a huge hit
You must be joking..... Arnold Lane and See Emily Play were very successful, as was Piper At The Gates Of Dawn, not to mention ground breaking, giving Pink Floyd their first big push to fame and fortune and setting the template for the majority of their future work (not to take away from other members creativity).
They ditched him right before they got big,
Again, they were big after the first couple of singles and the first LP (mostly written by Syd), He also set the mould for the second LP but was unfortunately, losing it.....
He most certainly wasn't ditched, so much as left behind. He just wasn't there anymore.
I worked for NEMS, whose Brian Morrisson handled the Floyd at the time (also Marc Bolan, etc...). I was often sent to his flat (the one on his solo album with the chequered floor and no furniture) to try to get him to go to the studios, usually to no avail.
And I'm much obliged to you for making it clear
That I'm not here.
And I never knew the moon could be so big
And I never knew the moon could be so blue
And I'm grateful that you threw away my old shoes
And brought me here instead dressed in red
And I'm wondering who could be writing this song.
And I don't care if nothing is mine
And I don't care if I'm nervous with you
I'll do my loving in the winter.
And I love the queen
And what exactly is a dream
And what exactly is a joke.
Here's another one written by Syd Barrett, from Saucerful of Secrets..
It's awfully considerate of you to think of me here
I don't care if the sun don't shine
And the sea isn't green
Syd will always have a special place in my heart and mind......