Thursday, August 31, 2006

'Madcap Laughs' is great. Each one of the tracks a creation.
Does anyone get the hang of the 'poor fool' trip of obits on Syd Barrett?
Poor guy - he didnt know his limits; most people know their limits; 'mr. barrett, famously, went on too many and never came back'. So tell, what is the rule of limits? Something like: once you're famous, you have to play the game forever, or atleast want the money to maintain the myth. Is it pathetic to turn recluse? Or to sing twisted but live straight?

There are no bylines for writes in the Economist so listen to what it has to say of 'The Madcap Laughs': 'caught everything: the nervous coughs, the desperate riffling of pages, the cries of frustration'("Again? I'll do it again now?"), the number of takes. The touches could have been deliberately permitted to effect. They work well; even if we know all about editing.

You'd think it was a watershed turn in spin performance when he refused to play the lipsynch game at the vital broadcast of their act to the US public they were never able to cut much with. It's possible he also just didnt care. A lot of people don't. Noam Chomsky replied to a q on what the US government might think of his Hezbollah visit: 'I don't know and I don't care'.
posted by Finny Forever at 12:20 PM


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