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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Syd Barrett Vegetable Man Where Are You? Bootleg

Syd Barrett Vegetable Man
Syd Barrett Vegetable Man
SYD BARRETT VEGETABLE MAN WHERE ARE YOU?
LP RARE 1967-71 PINK FLOYD demos acetates outakes, with 1967 Beatles "What a Shame Mary Jane" fourteen songs, '87 fan release sb1167 bare nodes roger keith on pink labels, RARE vinyl!

Tracks:

Sid One:
1. Vegetable Man
2. What a Shame Mary Jane (with The Beatles 15.4.67)
3. Silas Lang
4. Milky Way
5. (instrumental)
6. Words
7. Birdy Hop

Side Two:
1. Opel
2. Clowns and Jugglers 1-3
3. Long Gone
4. Dark Globe
5. (instrumental)
6. Singing a Song In the Morning (with Kevin Ayres)
7. Vegetable Man

Band:
Syd Barrett
Roger Waters
Rick Wright
Nick Mason
David Gilmour
The Beatles
Kevin Ayres

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Friday, October 29, 2010

It's So Far Out it's Straight Down - Video

This is the full It's So Far Out it's Straight Down video. This was a short film produced by Granada Television, based in the English midlands, about the then-nascent underground scene in London. It's quite hard to track down in its entirety - although clips regularly turn up on nostalgia shows and music documentaries - but it's well worth seeking out, mainly for its rare glimpse into the British underground well before it descended into a vast and pointless love-in.

Broadcast in March 1967, the film thus predates the Summer of Love by several months, so we're treated to the sight of earnest young men in suits and glasses cutting a rug to a live set from Pink Floyd at the legendary UFO club - which turns out to closely resemble the cramped basement it then was.

Plenty of countercultural legends contribute, including Paul McCartney (as a talking head in the studio), Allen Ginsberg, John 'Hoppy' Hopkins and Burroughs biographer Barry 'Miles' Miles, but the real interest for most viewers has to be the VERY early concert footage of Pink Floyd, along with a rough version of the band's "Matilda Mother" (then known as "Percy The Ratcatcher") on the soundtrack. This is among their earliest recordings, never mind their first appearance in a documentary, as the film's broadcast more-or-less coincided with the release of their first single.

It also does a nice job of giving the lie to the Blow Up/Austin Powers image of 'Swinging London' that has since become the accepted version of the era.

This conversation with Paul McCartney was originally broadcast on British television as part of the program 'So Far Out It's Straight Down,' which dealt with the topic of the changing attitudes of the late-Sixties, and London's underground movement: namely the Indica Bookshop and International Times. Paul's interview with Jo Durden-Smith was filmed by Granada Television on January 18th 1967, The program was telecast on March 7th.

McCartney's interview was split up into 3 separate segments which were interspersed throughout the program.

Segment One:

PAUL: "I really wish the people that look sort of in anger at the 'weirdos,' at the happenings, at the psychedelic freak-out, would instead of just looking with anger-- just look with nothing; with no feeling; be unbiased about it. They really don't realize that what these people are talking about is something that they really want themselves. It's something that everyone wants. You know, it's personal freedom to be able to talk and be able to say things-- And it's dead straight! It's a real sort of basic pleasure for everyone. But it looks weird from the outside."

Segment Two:

PAUL: "Even though everyone is sort of getting on very well in this society we've got, it's a bit too controlled, you know. Because you suddenly, you want to go and do something and somebody says: 'Oh, no!! Subsection B, Clause A!! You can't do that, you know!!' And you say, 'Well, why not? I'm a human being and that, and haven't I got my rights?' They say, 'Well yes. But you're not allowed to do THAT!' You say, 'Well if it doesn't interfere with anyone it must be okay.' 'Sorry! Still isn't!' you know. So people have suddenly-- I think alot of people have twigged that this, uhh... They've shut themselves in a bit, you know. People that say music is just controlled music, and art is just landscapes and things... aren't right, because it's other things as well. They've got all these rules; Rules of how to live, how to paint, how to make music-- and it's just not true anymore. They don't work; all those rules. You can't apply them, because it means then that you're assuming that you know it all. You know, (uses his hands to divide the past, present and future) primitive man, us, and something else. And WE don't know it all yet."

"And so, all-in-all, what this gang of people from the 'International Times,' 'Indica,' and the whole scene is trying to do is try to see where we are now and see what we've got around us; see any mistakes we've made and straighten 'em out. (laughs) You know, it's just a straight forward 'endeavor' kind of scene. You know, just to do something other than what's been done before. Because what's been done before isn't necessarily the answer. There could be another answer, you know."

Segment Three:

PAUL: "What they're saying and what they're doing is, sort of... nothing strange about it. It's just dead straight. They're talking about things that are a bit new you know. And they're talking about things which people don't really know too much about yet. So they tend to get, you know-- people tend to put them down a bit and say, well you know-- 'weirdo,' 'psychedelic,' and things. But it's really just what's going on around, and they're just trying to look into it a bit."

"So the next time you see the word, like-- any new strange word like 'psychedelic,' the whole bit, you know-- 'freak-out music' and all of that, don't immediately take it as... because your first reaction's gonna be one of fear, you know. So if you don't know anything about it, you can sort of trust that it's gonna be alright. You know, it's probably not that bad. 'Cuz it's human beings that are doing it, and you know vaguely what human beings do. And they're probably going to think of it nearly the same way you would in that situation. And that's true, you know. You can trust to the fact that things are generally not as bad as you make them out to be."




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NOT an unseen photo of Syd with a camera

Anyone know anything about this photo? It appears to show Syd Barrett in what looks like a book shop taking photos. I've never seen it before. Is it real? It doesn't look photoshopped to me but I suppose it could be. If it is I don't know where Syd's face came from. I can usually tell straight away if it's been flown in from somewhere else. It's a mystery to me.

"Hi Mark, this is a cropped still from the TV documentary, 'it's so far out it's
straight down' 1967. This scene was filmed in the basement of Indica books. The
photographer is NOT Syd Barrett. If you click on the link and view from around
the 14min 30 second mark you can see the footage from whence this still was
lifted.
http://vimeo.com/5343635
Bestest
Gary"

Ah well! Puts that mystery to bed then! Thanks Gary!
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Friday, October 22, 2010

Duggie Fields - Living with Syd

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To read a cool account of living with Syd Barrett click this picture or the title above. This is by Duggie Fields.




















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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Download Syd Barrett HYGIY? Vols. 4a & 4b

download syd barrettTo download Syd Barrett click the title of this post, click the picture above, or follow the link below. This is the revamped Have You Got It Yet? Volume 4 from better track sources and with new material! Enjoy!

http://www.yeeshkul.com/forum/showthread.php?t=22091

Syd Barrett - Have You Got It Yet? v2.0 Volume 4

Disc 1, Length: 40:31
01 Silas Lang, take 1 (06 May '68) 2:52
02 Lanky pt2, take 1 (14 May '68) 1:37
03 Golden Hair, take 1 (14 May '68 dry mix) 2:04
04 Golden Hair, take 1 (28 May '68 Gareth Cousins '88 mix) 2:13
05 Swan Lee, take 5 (08 Jun '68 Malcolm Jones alt mix) 1:04
06 Swan Lee, take 5 (20 Jun '68 backing track) 2:45
07 Clowns and Jugglers, take 1 w/chatter (20 Jul '68) 2:53
08 Swan Lee, take 5 excerpt (10 Apr '69 w/vocal) 0:53
09 Opel, take 9 chatter (11 Apr '69) 0:29
10 Opel, take 9 (11 Apr '69 Jenner '74 mix) 6:25
11 Love You, take 1 (11 Apr '69 Jones mix) 1:08
12 Love You, take 2 (11 Apr '69 Jones mix) 1:23
13 Clowns and Jugglers, take 2 (03 May '69) 1:37
14 Octopus, take 11 (12 Jun '69 rough mix excerpt) 0:25
15 Long Gone, take 2 (26 Jul '69) 1:55
16 Dark Globe, take 1 choral (26 Jul '69 Jenner '74 echo mix) 3:03
17 Dark Globe, take 1 choral (26 Jul '69 Jones '87 dry mix) 2:58
18 She Took A Long Cold Look, take 5 (26 Jul '69 Jones '87 dry mix) 1:51
19 Religious Experience, take 10 (18 Dec '69 OOPS mix) 2:51

Disc 2, Length: 62:40
20 Baby Lemonade, take 1 (26 Feb '70 alt mix) 3:54
21 Maisie, take 1 (26 Feb '70) 0:24
22 Maisie, take 2 (26 Feb '70 alt mix) 3:00
23 Birdie Hop, take 1 (05 Jun '70 Jenner '74 mix) 2:40
24 Rats chatter, take 1 (05 Jun '70) 1:14
25 Wined and Dined chatter, takes 1+2, edit (05 Jun '70) 1:42
26 Terrapin (06 Jun '70 London) 4:18
27 Gigolo Aunt (06 Jun '70 London) 4:51
28 Effervescing Elephant (06 Jun '70 London) 1:12
29 Octopus (06 Jun '70 London) 5:36
30 Milky Way, take 5 (07 Jun '70 Jenner '74 mix) 3:05
31 Word Song, take 1 (21 Jul '70 Jenner '74 mix) 2:58
32 Baby Lemonade (16 Feb '71 BBC) 3:04
33 Dominoes (16 Feb '71 BBC) 2:55
34 Love Song (16 Feb '71 BBC) 1:26
35 Last Minute Put Together Boogie Band (27 Jan '72 Cambridge) 0:58
36 Boogie #1 (12 Aug '74) 1:34
37 Boogie #2-more echo (12 Aug '74) 1:33
38 Boogie #3 (12 Aug '74) 1:29
39 If You Go, Don't Be Slow #1 (12 Aug '74) 2:30
40 Ballad-unfinished (12 Aug '74) 0:23
41 Chooka-Chooka Chug Chug (12 Aug '74) 0:37
42 If You Go, Don't Be Slow #2-echo, laid back (12 Aug '74) 1:56
43 Untitled-echo (12 Aug '74) 1:24
44 Slow Boogie (12 Aug '74) 2;55
45 John Lee Hooker (12 Aug '74) 3:10
46 Fast Boogie (12 Aug '74) 1:25
47 Boogie #2 fragment (Bernard White '94 mix) 0:20

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Syd Barrett - Have You Got It Yet? v2.0 Volume 4

Both volumes are now available in one torrent and can be downloaded by following THIS link.

Disc 1, Length: 40:31
01 Silas Lang, take 1 (06 May '68) 2:52
02 Lanky pt2, take 1 (14 May '68) 1:37
03 Golden Hair, take 1 (14 May '68 dry mix) 2:04
04 Golden Hair, take 1 (28 May '68 Gareth Cousins '88 mix) 2:13
05 Swan Lee, take 5 (08 Jun '68 Malcolm Jones alt mix) 1:04
06 Swan Lee, take 5 (20 Jun '68 backing track) 2:45
07 Clowns and Jugglers, take 1 w/chatter (20 Jul '68) 2:53
08 Swan Lee, take 5 excerpt (10 Apr '69 w/vocal) 0:53
09 Opel, take 9 chatter (11 Apr '69) 0:29
10 Opel, take 9 (11 Apr '69 Jenner '74 mix) 6:25
11 Love You, take 1 (11 Apr '69 Jones mix) 1:08
12 Love You, take 2 (11 Apr '69 Jones mix) 1:23
13 Clowns and Jugglers, take 2 (03 May '69) 1:37
14 Octopus, take 11 (12 Jun '69 rough mix excerpt) 0:25
15 Long Gone, take 2 (26 Jul '69) 1:55
16 Dark Globe, take 1 choral (26 Jul '69 Jenner '74 echo mix) 3:03
17 Dark Globe, take 1 choral (26 Jul '69 Jones '87 dry mix) 2:58
18 She Took A Long Cold Look, take 5 (26 Jul '69 Jones '87 dry mix) 1:51
19 Religious Experience, take 10 (18 Dec '69 OOPS mix) 2:51

Disc 2, Length: 62:40
20 Baby Lemonade, take 1 (26 Feb '70 alt mix) 3:54
21 Maisie, take 1 (26 Feb '70) 0:24
22 Maisie, take 2 (26 Feb '70 alt mix) 3:00
23 Birdie Hop, take 1 (05 Jun '70 Jenner '74 mix) 2:40
24 Rats chatter, take 1 (05 Jun '70) 1:14
25 Wined and Dined chatter, takes 1+2, edit (05 Jun '70) 1:42
26 Terrapin (06 Jun '70 London) 4:18
27 Gigolo Aunt (06 Jun '70 London) 4:51
28 Effervescing Elephant (06 Jun '70 London) 1:12
29 Octopus (06 Jun '70 London) 5:36
30 Milky Way, take 5 (07 Jun '70 Jenner '74 mix) 3:05
31 Word Song, take 1 (21 Jul '70 Jenner '74 mix) 2:58
32 Baby Lemonade (16 Feb '71 BBC) 3:04
33 Dominoes (16 Feb '71 BBC) 2:55
34 Love Song (16 Feb '71 BBC) 1:26
35 Last Minute Put Together Boogie Band (27 Jan '72 Cambridge) 0:58
36 Boogie #1 (12 Aug '74) 1:34
37 Boogie #2-more echo (12 Aug '74) 1:33
38 Boogie #3 (12 Aug '74) 1:29
39 If You Go, Don't Be Slow #1 (12 Aug '74) 2:30
40 Ballad-unfinished (12 Aug '74) 0:23
41 Chooka-Chooka Chug Chug (12 Aug '74) 0:37
42 If You Go, Don't Be Slow #2-echo, laid back (12 Aug '74) 1:56
43 Untitled-echo (12 Aug '74) 1:24
44 Slow Boogie (12 Aug '74) 2;55
45 John Lee Hooker (12 Aug '74) 3:10
46 Fast Boogie (12 Aug '74) 1:25
47 Boogie #2 fragment (Bernard White '94 mix) 0:20

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Cool Syd Barrett Picture

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Check out this cool Syd Barrett picture that I found!

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Monday, October 18, 2010

New photo upgrades, courtesy of Julian Palacios

I have been forwarded a few nice photo upgrades from the author of the new Syd book 'Dark Globe', Julian Palacios. The above pic, taken in late 1966, was only available as a photo copy from the Amazing Pudding magazine and had a big line down it from being in the centre of one of the issues. Here it is presented nice and clean. (Photo courtesy of Phil Smee/Strange Things Archive)

This is photo of Syd taken in his garden is too the best quality version I have come across, though a larger black & white version exists. You're not missing much though, just more garden to the left and right! (Photo courtesy of Phil Smee/Strange Things Archive)

This photo from my favourite ever Pink Floyd photo session (the so called 'Junkyard' session & taken by Adrian Boot on October 2nd 1967) is presented here complete for the 1st time, to my knowledge. It's been used many times over the years but always had chunks missing! At last we can now see the whole photo. (Photo courtesy of Phil Smee/Strange Things Archive)

This photo, again from the same 'Junkyard' session was used in the Singles CD that came with that big Pink Floyd boxset EMI issued in the mid 90s. There the bottom of the photo was missing and this is the 1st time I've seen the whole image uncropped. (Photo courtesy of Phil Smee/Strange Things Archive)

Another 'Junkyard' shot. This shot was used on the cover of the NME containing the famous 1974 Nick Kent article on Syd. The cover is around somewhere showing more of Syd's body, but this pic shows Syd's face much more clearly. (Photo courtesy of Phil Smee/Strange Things Archive)

Syd as a student. Again, much clearer & more complete than we've seen before. (Photo courtesy of Phil Smee/Strange Things Archive)

And, lastly, a great NEW photo of Syd taken on the way over to Copenhagen via the ferry on the 10th September 1967. We have a few shots from this few days but this shot beats them all. Syd looks so serene, I wonder what he was thinking?

Thanks go to Julian for allowing me to share these with you all. Buy his book here . If you're not sure you want to take the plunge and splash the cash then read Kiloh's review here!

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Sunday, October 17, 2010

Julian Palacios Syd Barret Dark Globe - A Review

Julian Palacios Syd Barrett Dark Globe




Julian Palacios’ new book: Syd Barrett Dark Globe is a great biography of our hero. This book is waaaaaaaaaay better than the Rob Chapman book: A Very Irregular Head. In that book Chapman attempts to paint Syd Barrett as some English whimsy author. This is absurd. Syd Barrett was a rocker, first and foremost. Palacios firmly establishes that.

Chapman’s book spends a lot of its pages on Syd’s family history and childhood. Then it fast forwards to the solo LPs and his later life. Unbelievably, it mostly skips over the Pink Floyd Era! Palacios goes into great detail about the events leading up to the formation of Pink Floyd, their residency at UFO, their signing with EMI, the recording of Piper at the Gates of Dawn, Syd’s breakdown and exit from the band. *This* is what we want to know about and Palacios delivers the goods.

Palacios is somebody who must have a Reference File of every interview Syd Barrett did, Pink Floyd members did about him, and what others on the scene had to say as well. Palacios also conducted a lot of primary research too, talking with people connected with Syd throughout his life. He takes these interview bits and expertly weaves them in with his prose to paint a clear picture.

In my opinion, Palacios pinpoints what happened to Syd Barrett; too much LSD intake. Not only does he show what happened but he shows when it happened. I am learning a lot about Syd Barrett that I never knew by reading this book. This is a MUST READ for fans of Syd Barrett Pink Floyd and sixties music. Julian Palacios Syd Barrett Dark Globe BUY THIS BOOK!

Buy the book by clicking on title of this blog post! You can also click this link:

http://www.amazon.com/Syd-Barrett-Pink-Floyd-Globe/dp/0859654311/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1287330570&sr=8-1


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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Astronomy Domine - Avalon 66


Here's a passable version of the Pink Floyd classic. Look what they have to say below as published on Youtube:

When we started rehersals of the album that never was I wanted to capture the same kind of childhood innocence that the late Syd Barrett did with his Piper at the gates of dawn. Jeff and I always love this one so we would rehearse to have fun . I think I wanted to include a version of it on the album. funny enough I am sure kevin never has heard any version of this song and does a good job here. This is from the same session as Glimpses this is take one first run through. again just two mics placed in a room so we would have something to reference later on So thanks Avalon 66 Avalon 66 performs the Pink Floyd classic "Astronomy Domine" live

Jeff Day Bass and vocals
Kevin Day Drums
Rick Barnes Roland Guitar synth


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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Syd Barrett HYGIY? v2.0 Discs 4a and 4b

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It's done! Look for announcements about distribution here soon!

Syd Barrett HYGIY? v2.0 Volume 4 Disc 1
length: 40:31

01_Silas Lang, take 1 (06May68)
02_Lanky pt2, take 1 (14May68)
03_Golden Hair, take 1 (14May68 dry mix)
04_Golden Hair, take 1 (28May68 Gareth Cousins 88 mix)
05_Swan Lee, take 5 (08Jun68 Malcolm Jones alt mix)
06_Swan Lee, take 5 (20Jun68 backing track)
07_Clowns and Jugglers, take 1 w chatter (20Jul68)
08_Swan Lee, take 5 excerpt (10Apr69 w vocal)
09_Opel, take 9 chatter (11Apr69)
10_Opel, take 9 (11Apr69 Jenner 74 mix)
11_Love You, take 1 (11Apr69 Jones mix)
12_Love You, take 2 (11Apr69 Jones mix)
13_Clowns and Jugglers, take 2 (03May69)
14_Octopus, take 11 (12Jun69 rough mix excerpt)
15_Long Gone, take 2 (26Jul69)
16_Dark_Globe, take 1 choral (26Jul69 Jenner 74 echo mix)
17_Dark_Globe, take 1 choral (26Jul69 Jones 87 dry mix)
18_She Took A Long Cold Look, take 5 (26Jul69 Jones 87 dry mix)
19_Religious Experience, take 10 (18Dec69 OOPS mix)

Syd Barrett HYGIY? v2.0 Volume 4 Disc 2 length: 62:40

20_Baby Lemonade, take 1 (26Feb70 alt mix)
21_Maisie, take 1 (26Feb70)
22_Maisie, take 2 (26Feb70 alt mix)
23_Birdie Hop, take 1 (05Jun70 Jenner 74 mix)
24_Rats chatter, take 1 (05Jun70)
25_Wined and Dined chatter, takes 1+2, edit (05Jun70)
26_Terrapin (06Jun70 London)
27_Gigolo Aunt (06Jun70 London)
28_Effervescing Elephant (06Jun70 London)
29_Octopus (06Jun70 London)
30_Milky Way, take 5 (07Jun70 Jenner 74 mix)
31_Word Song, take 1 (21Jul70 Jenner 74 mix)
32_Baby Lemonade (16Feb71 BBC)
33_Dominoes (16Feb71 BBC)
34_Love Song (16Feb71 BBC)
35_Last Minute Put Together Boogie Band (27Jan72 Cambridge)
36_Boogie #1 (12Aug74)
37_Boogie #2-more echo (12Aug74)
38_Boogie #3 (12Aug74)
39_If You Go, Don't Be Slow #1 (12Aug74)
40_Ballad-unfinished (12Aug74)
41_Chooka-Chooka Chug Chug (12Aug74)
42_If You Go, Don't Be Slow #2-echo, laid back (12Aug74)
43_Untitled-echo (12Aug74)
44_Slow Boogie (12Aug74)
45_John Lee Hooker (12Aug74)
46_Fast Boogie (12Aug74)
47_Boogie #2 fragment (Bernard White 94 mix)
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Sunday, October 10, 2010

Pink Floyd/Syd Barrett - I Want To Tell You a Story - Audio Upgrades & Rarities

####  By hallucination via Yeeshkul!  #####

Video Mixes

DVD VOBS - TMPEGEnc 4.0 Xpress - Wav - Flac - You

1. IMprovisation (Scene from "Dope" Movie, UFO Club, Feb-March 1967)
2. Interstellar Overdrive (?, UFO Club 24-02-67, taken from "Jungen Nachtwandler")
3. Arnold Layne (March 1967, Mix from Promo video)
4. Remember a Day (Instrumental, from "RAD" DVD, October 1967)
5. Jugband Blues (Original Mix from this video, unbootleged, Dec.1967)

All Video mixes taken from upgraded and best sources from this videos, like "AL" or "JN" from
DVD Sources.

Malcolm Jones Tape (1967-69)

6. Love You
7. Love You
8. Long Gone
9. Lanky (pt.2 aka "Rhamadan")
10.Clowns and Jugglers
11.Octopus
12.Clowns and Jugglers
13.Opel
14.Silas Lang
15.Swan Lee
16.Untitled Instrumental (aka "Sunshine")

Versions of this songs from this tapes circulates many years on various bootlegs.
But this is full tape without any cuts (with Syd's voice between songs,announcements etc),
as is (unbootleged). Sound is very clear, maybe from 1st generation tape
p.s. i don't remember - circulate track 10 or not? I don't remember this version on any bootlegs

Excerpts from Bernard White's Reels (1968-74)

17.Swan Lee
18.74 Sessions

This tracks also circulated before, but this is from 1st generation tapes from Bernard's Archive

Bonus:

BBC 16-02-1971 "Sound of the 70's" Upgrade

19.Baby Lemonade
20.Dominoes
21.Love Song

This songs presents here in much better quality, than on "Radio One Sessions" CD
with announcements

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Monday, October 4, 2010

Pink Floyd UFO Viddies

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Check out these Pink Floyd UFO vids!

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Pink Floyd UFO Lightshow


These three vids pertain to the Pink Floyd UFO lightshow. Watch and enjoy.

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Friday, October 1, 2010

Pink Floyd London Underground Videos!



Check out all these cool Pink Floyd London Underground vids!

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