"Where else would you go when you have an ax to grind?"

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

RIP Roger "Syd" Barrett
One of the prime movers of the musical side of the psychedelic movement and co-founder of Pink Floyd, Syd Barrett, died of complication of diabetes after many years of mental illness. Shine on you crazy diamond. "Piper at the Gates of Dawn" is still one of the best albums of the 60s

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

the shaggs

This one is for Jesse Glass and outsider music fans everywhere. I recently read a great book on outsider music, which featured the Shaggs, titled "Songs in the key of Z" by Irwin Chusid. Other outsider musicians featured in the book include Syd Barrett, Captain Beefheart, Daniel Johnson, Tiny Tim and more....

Monday, July 10, 2006

My own private Monkey Tuesday
I'm sure this story will make it on to the Penn Jillette radio show. How could he possibly turn down a story about monkeys paying for sex?
(with thanks to the Galloping Beaver)