viernes, julio 14, 2006


Syd Barrett la diñó el viernes pasado, 7 de julio. Como yo nunca podría haber escrito algo mejor en este caso (no tenía ni cuatro añitos cuando aquello sucedía), os remito a dos buenos artículos, uno publicado el martes pasado por Jose Manuel Costa en su "Tostadora" ( y otro, también muy interesante y completo, de otro compañero "blogger", ZOQUEVO ( aparecido el pasado miércoles 12 de julio. Que os gusten. Besos, (M) Alicia (Cool) XXX

So, so you think you can tell
Heaven from Hell,
blue skies from pain.
Can you tell a green field from a cold steel rail?
A smile from a veil?
Do you think you can tell?
And did they get you to trade your heroes for ghosts?
Hot ashes for trees?
Hot air for a cool breeze?
Cold comfort for change?
And did you exchange a walk on part in the war for a lead role in a cage?
How I wish, how I wish you were here.
We're just two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl, year after year,
Running over the same old ground.
What have we found?
The same old fears.

(ambas canciones, "Shine on you crazy diamond", magnífica, y "Wish you were here", espeluznante, escritas por Pink Floyd para su colega Syd Barrett, que ya no estaba con ellos -espero no equivocarme, con este clavazo- por problemillas en la azotea, básicamente... Abrazos XXX)

"I can't tell you how sad I feel. Syd was a major inspiration for me. The few times I saw him perform in London at UFO and the Marquee clubs during the sixties will forever be etched in my mind. He was so charismatic and such a startlingly original songwriter.

Also, along with Anthony Newley, he was the first guy I'd heard to sing pop or rock with a British accent. His impact on my thinking was enormous. A major regret is that I never got to know him. A diamond indeed."

David Bowie, July 11th 2006

Posted by Arnaldo Laínez to embrujomarino at 7/14/2006 05:04:15 AM

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