~ I’m willing to take some heat for this… But Syd Barrett was kind of a hack. Without Waters and Wright, he’d have been nothing. This flies in the face of everything I once believed about the Floyd. Things I believed as a result of reading Rolling Stone archives for a “popular culture report” I did on Floyd for grade 8 social studies. I am now firmly of the oppinion that his god-like status in the annals of rock is due to a) him being insane — ergo brilliant by popular logic — and b) being a sexy mo-fo. I think Waters gets cast as the weaselly usurper who kicked Barrett out of the band for his own egotistical ends is due to a) actually looking like a weasel and b) writing bloated rock operas about his daddy dying in the war.
~ Why didn’t anyone tell me that Jefferson Airplane are the bomb? Holy crap, albums 3 and 4. Holy crap. That’s all I say at this point.