Syd Barrett Will Save Your Psychotic Soul

Re-posting an abbreviated version of this one, which I was fortunate enough to have featured in The Junction. The full essay now appears here. It’s no good trying to say what went wrong with him. By all appearances, Syd Barrett — original frontman of Pink Floyd — lost his mind. But whether he was schizophrenic as rumored or on …

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Imaginary Conversations with Lester Bangs (#2,983 – Greta Van Fleet)

Me: You know how much I respect you, and it seems likely that you would hate Greta Van Fleet very much, but I need to talk to you about why they're important. Lester: Do you think there's a snowball's chance in the final resting place of worthless rock stars I don't know about Greta Van …