Syd Barrett Will Save Your Psychotic Soul

by Merry Mercurial It's no good trying to say what went wrong with him. Whether Syd was schizophrenic indeed or on the schizo spectrum or otherwise porous to effects of the psychoactive buffet of the day or once got hold of some diabolical drug in hippie drag or had a mood disorder with psychosis-mimicking features …

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The Lash: Lester Bangs and the Clash

by Merry Mercurial As I was recently engaging in the height of all potential human luxury—drinking cold beer and reading in the shower instead of showering—there was a task that went from being a sort of second-banana time killer for some rainy day to being important: really listening to the Clash. And here’s why. An article simply …