Ode to a crazy diamond
August 25, 2006 4:56 AM   Subscribe

Some tributes to Syd Barrett are good, some bad. But man, what a trip. Still, there was no reason to stalk him.
posted by punkfloyd (11 comments total)
That Dark Globe cover is just..... wow.
posted by Dr-Baa at 5:55 AM on August 25, 2006

Most stalker video footage is out of focus, with poor lighting. Usually no soundtrack, either, unless you throw in some police sirens. So, on the whole, I have to say this is a pretty decent job.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 6:28 AM on August 25, 2006

David Gilmour is playing here tomorrow night. And Roger Waters is in the country for the premiere of his opera tonight. Do you suppose they are planning to play together?
posted by pracowity at 6:31 AM on August 25, 2006

interesting stuff , i'm wondering how to print the vidcaps from youtube videos , anyone know how ?
posted by sgt.serenity at 6:40 AM on August 25, 2006

Apparently some of Syd's things are going to be up for auction, including his bike. I am not sure if it has a basket or a bell that rings, but I bet you can ride it if you like.
posted by terrapin at 6:58 AM on August 25, 2006

The tribute from the good link was pretty good, although I'm surprised they used a bootleg version of Dark Globe instead of the version on Madcap Laughs.

And the stalker link was pretty damn creepy, what with the slow-motion film and the scary music and all. I kept expecting it to end with a big, fat PSA - "Kids, don't start a popular British pop band and take excessive amounts of LSD. Please, just don't do it."
posted by Afroblanco at 6:59 AM on August 25, 2006

Sort-of self-link Syd tribute.
posted by eustacescrubb at 7:03 AM on August 25, 2006

I thought that was a tribute to me, eustacescrubb ;)
posted by terrapin at 7:28 AM on August 25, 2006

R.E.M. did a cover version of Dark Globe included as a flexidisc with an issue of Sassy magazine.
posted by jonp72 at 11:22 AM on August 25, 2006

The bass player in my band wants us to do a cover of Octopus, so I spent some time last weekend working out the chords. The song is catchy as hell, but the song structure is all over the place-- the exact opposite of what you'd normally do if you're trying to write something catchy. The man was definitely talented.
posted by InfidelZombie at 11:56 AM on August 25, 2006

That cat's something I can't explain.
posted by BeerFilter at 3:20 PM on August 25, 2006

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