Syd Barrett died on Friday, it was just reported today. Syd was the founding front-man of Pink Floyd, and created lots of great music until he became a recluse shortly after 1971. His song, Octopus, from his first solo album was always a favorite of mine (well, they all were). I've quoted it on our Site FAQ page for a long time now... “So trip, to, heave and ho, up, down, to and fro'... you have no word. Please leave us here, close our eyes to the octopus ride...” -- Syd Barrett I still have the very rare "Octopus" vinyl 45 with an illustration of an octopus on the sleeve, one of the early impressions made on me that made me realize, "hey, octopuses are kinda cool." To put it into perspective, Neil Diamond is to Steve as Frank Zappa is to Colin as Syd Barrett is to Tony RIP Syd!