Syd Barret died on this day in 2006. He was of course, the original guitarist in Pink Floyd. Barret suffered from mental illness and became a recluse after leaving the band... not by his own choice... in 1968. One of his best remembered songs was "See Emily Play", which was covered by David Bowie on his "Pin Ups" album. All About Eve also did a cover that was released in 2006 on their Compilation album. This is a tribute to Syd Barret by Pink Floyd. If you are a Floyd fan, you know "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" was written about and dedicated to Syd Barret.
If Pink Floyd is to your taste... enjoy!
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This if you click on it and make it larger... you can see its a crow.
O'Barr wrote the crow after the death of his girlfriend as a way to deal with his loss.
It became a movie in 1994 starring Brandon
Lee (son of Bruce Lee) as Eric Draven. Eric
is awakened after being murdered along
with his fiancee by a crow... the go-between
for life and the spirit world who acts as
Eric's guide as he avenges their murders.
"One crow means sorrow, two crows mean joy, three crows a
wedding, four crows a boy, five crows mean silver, six crows mean
gold, seven crows a secret that's never been told."
So the old rhyme goes. Crows have long been a subject of superstition, as have ravens.
The word "crow" comes from the Latin word for raven "corvus".
Here you can find some...
The most famous piece of literature concerning crows and ravens starring Vincent Price (whom one of my sons is named after... a true horror fan, I. ).
I went to the town to the left to pick up Max and a friend's
stranded grand daughter.
When I dropped off our rescued
charge, I was faced by five crows. Where's my silver?
Perhaps I lost it when I tried to run them down... wonder if
that's bad luck? I didn't actually hit one.
Why crows and spirit stuff today? No reason. It seemed like
an interesting subject to me after seeing those crows and
snapping the photo of the one on the light. Oh yeah... one crow means sorrow... sorrow that I don't have my silver! Crap.
I'm open to any comment... crows, ravens, birds in general...
Syd Barret or Pink Floyd. What you ate for breakfast...
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