Sad to see anyone deep-end it like Syd did. Acid doesn't help when you're probably going schizo anyway.
Though what he's saying about past criticisms of your artwork affecting (involuntarily) your current work is a major "issue" for all arts. A past teacher of mine wrote a book on that very subject, in regard to improvisational playing.
I kinda felt like the interviewer totally missed what Syd was saying, but then by 6:30 it seems Syd just spaced the hell out. I wonder where he went.
"Most people could handle that" uhhhhh I am not so sure that is a true statement, especially in regard to 50 hits. I realize this is an exaggeration, but still... acid is pretty powerful stuff. The most I did was 3 hits at one time. I was pretty sure I was this close to losing my mind. I had friends who would do up to 5 or so, and they would bug the fuck out. One girl we knew did 12 or 14 one night. Of course she had to work her way up to that. It had a serious adverse affect on a relatively normal person. Last time I heard about her she was playing flute in some traveling hippie circus from Nevada or something. No shit.
when sunday summers roll round i like to open the windows and put on the syd barrett.
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