Syd Barrett from Pink Floyd has passed away (source: NME). He was 60.
That may seem pretty ancient to some of you, but it's actually not all that old.
Rock stars of course are not noted for their longevity. Pete Doherty, for example, is 27. Will he make it to next year, one wonders, or will he become the newest member of the 27 Club?
Wow, that's ironic and weird - my music program, which is on random, just started playing Warren Zevon's Mr. Bad Example. Huh.
In jollier news, did you know that the members of the kick-ass Winnipeg band, Novillero, are huge fans of the show Monk? So is Alice Cooper, apparently.
And who isn't, really? Adrian Monk is so adorable with all his foibles and eccentricities. Anyhoo, Novillero are heading down to America to be on the show. I'm not sure what parts they will be playing, but I sure hope that the madly enthusiastic tambourine playing guy (who is their manager apparently) gets a nice role. Enthusiastic guy like that deserves it.
If you ever get a chance to see Novillero perform, do it! They opened for the New Pornos recently and almost stole the show.
What is it about Winnipeg that produces such awesome musicians and artists? Maybe it's the fact that you can't ever go outside, because of the mosquitoes in the summer and the -40C temperatures with a steady wind from the north in the winter. So you have to make your own fun.
Just throwing it out there...
Oh here they are now!
Novillero performing The Art of Carrying On [Aim Right for the Holes in Their Lives]
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