We discuss Syd Barrett's "The Madcap Laughs", a wonderfully inventive - though at times hard to listen to - document of a gentle artist whose recent ouster from soon-to-be-huge Pink Floyd loomed large.
A music journalist for two decades with more than a thousand bylines in publications ranging from Rolling Stone to Paste Magazine to GQ, this week's guest Corey duBrowa knows a compelling music story when he hears it. On both a musical and lyrical level, Roger Keith "Syd" Barrett's "The Madcap Laughs" is a wonderfully inventive - though at times hard to listen to - document of a gentle artist whose recent ouster from soon-to-be-huge Pink Floyd loomed large.
"Won't you miss me? Wouldn't you miss me at all?"
Songs featured in episode: Terrapin, No Good Trying, Love You, No Man's Land, Dark Globe, Here I Go, Octopus, Golden Hair, Long Gone, She Took A Long Cold Look, Feel, If It's In You, Late Night - Syd Barrett; Brain Damage - Pink Floyd; True Love Will Find You In The End - Daniel Johnston; Vegetable Man - Soft Boys; This Is A Low - Blur; Purple Haze - The Jimi Hendrix Experience; Goodnight Ladies - Lou Reed; Indian Summer - Beat Happening; Shine On You Crazy Diamond - Pink Floyd; Swan Lee, Opal - Syd Barrett
In addition to his all-consuming day gig doing comms for a tech company you might know, Corey duBrowa was also a music journalist for two+ decades, with more than a thousand bylines in publications ranging from Rolling Stone and Paste Magazine to No Depression and GQ. Recently he's been DJing on KXSF.FM with his show BYOB (Bring Yer Own Beats). He lives in Berkeley, CA with his wife Courteneay and son Tanner, who has carried Corey's music obsession into the digital age.