Syd Speaks Again!

One of the many and varied pleasures of having The Ballad of Syd & Morgan out there in the world comes from hearing how its readers have subsequently returned to the works of Syd Barrett and E M Forster which inspired it – or in some cases are now hearing and...

My Top Twenty Singles Of All Time

Prompted by a very old friend to compile a personal ‘Top Twenty’  during a recent email exchange, my brief to myself was to select 20 singles as a kind of desert island collection. The songs not only have to have been singles, they must ideally have been experienced...

Fathers and Sons

In an interesting feature on the Syd Barrett website, ‘produced and authorised by the Barrett family to remember Syd’, people write short reflections on individual songs by the great man. I was delighted to be asked by the family to choose a song, then...

PS to Ballad Update 6

For those who for perfectly-understandable reasons don’t pay a subscription to the Times Empire, and so can’t read my full TLS review (see yesterday’s post) here is a photo of the whole thing.
The Ballad of Syd & Morgan (Update 6)

The Ballad of Syd & Morgan (Update 6)

It has been said (by me) that when Henry Layte launches a Propolis book, it stays launched. I am confident this will prove to be the case with my own novel, now that Syd & Morgan’s fourth and final launch event has been and gone. I had no clear idea how the...

The Ballad of Syd & Morgan Update 5 CORRECTION!

A sentence in my previous post reads: “The link can be found in this copy of a bulletin from the Book Hive website, written in the inimitable style of Mr Henry Layte”. Inimitably enough, Henry has since been in touch to point out, “Indeed my writing...