It’s sad that these people think he’s such a wonderful subject, that he’s a living legend when, in fact, there is this poor, sad man who can’t deal with life or himself. He’s got uncontrollable things in him that he can’t deal with and people think it’s a marvelous, wonderful, romantic thing. It’s just a sad, sad thing, a very nice and talented person who’s just disintegrated.
[Being told Shine On You Crazy Diamond is a sad and pleading song]
It is sad. Syd’s story is a sad story romanticized by people who don’t know anything about it. They’ve made it fashionable, but it’s just not that way."