I'm sad to see that Syd has died. He seemed to be a sweet, gentle person and he wrote some of my favorite songs. I remember playing some of them on a twelve string to my niece (who knew the words to "Bike" and "The Gnome" at the age of four)when she was tiny. I was a fan of later Pink Floyd but in contrast to the early stuff they became dark and bad trippy. After Syd there would be no mouse without a house nor knicker thefts. After Ummagumma Roger Waters gave up on Gnomes and sunshine for good. I think many many musicians owe an unacknowledged debt to Syd. I think I'll listen to Piper at the Gates of Dawn when I get home tonight.