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Syd Barrett
January 6, 1946 - July 7, 2006
Nationality: English
Category: Musician
Subcategory: English Musician

Getting used to the studio and everything was fun, we freaked about alot. I was working very hard then.


I'm disappearing, avoiding most things.


I think young people should have a lot of fun. But I never seem to have any.


I'd like to be rich. I'd like a lot of money to put into my physicals and to buy food for all my friends.


I'm treading the backward path. Mostly, I just waste my time.


A lot of people want to make films and do photography and things, but I'm quite happy doing what I'm doing.


It's always been too slow for me. Playing. The pace of things. I'm a fast sprinter. The trouble was, after playing in the group for a few months, I couldn't reach that point.


If I'd stayed at college I would have become a teacher.


I don't think I'm easy to talk about. I've got a very irregular head. And I'm not anything that you think I am anyway.


When we parted I had written everything for the group. My leaving sort of evened things out within the group.


I'm sorry I can't speak very coherently.


Have you seen the roses? There's a whole lot of colours.


Living in Cambridge, with nature and everything, it's so clean.


I never felt so close to a guitar as that silver one with mirrors that I used on stage all the time.


Fairy-tales are nice.


I don't really read a lot. Maybe I should.


I've just had an operation, but nothing too serious.


The only work I've done the last two years is interviews. I'm very good at it.


I wasn't always this introverted.


I'm full of dust and guitars.


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