Iggy Rose was one of Syd Barrett's girlfriends in 1969.
She is most famous for being the model on the Syd Barrett album: 'The Madcap Laughs'.
Nicknamed Iggy the Eskimo, it was rumoured she was part Inuit.
One day, in 1969, she disappeared out of Syd's life and was not heard of ever since.
Almost four decades later, the Holy Church of Iggy the Inuit started to mess with things.
Its five years mission: to find Iggy and bring her back to the spotlights.
And guess what, with some invaluable help from many, many friends... we did...
At the end of March 2015 the Church closed its doors, although the search for new pictures and movies still continues.
Our Tumblr microblog iggyinuit.tumblr.com and its social equivalent
facebook.com/iggyinuit are still (daily) updated and really
important news will be added as a Newsflash.
Beginning 2017 Iggy Rose decided to leave social media. She died peacefully on the 13th of December 2017,
just before her seventieth birthday. Wishing you good luck, Iggy, wherever you are.
Happy New Year, sistren and brethren of the Holy Church of
Iggy the Inuit. Past year was not entirely uneventful.
January had Iggy’s fan-base still mourning about her passing. We have
always been discreet about it, but may we thank the many people who have
supported Iggy, also financially, over the years? This in shrill
contrast with those extraordinary gifted sixties ‘I’m a good friend of
Syd’ photographers who immortalised Iggy in their endless collection of
coffee table books but always refused to give her one single penny. Nuff
Truth is that Syd Barrett is a pretty small, but nicely cultivated,
niche market in the great Pink Floyd ocean and that Iggy fandom is an
even smaller part of that. The Syd Barrett legacy has been artificially
hyped in the past, not that we complain about that, but it seems to have
lost some of its value recently.
While the Holy Church blog only publishes articles at an irregular
basis, most of the time due to the Reverend’s continuous state of
procrastination, its micro-blog counterpart at Tumblr
thrives pretty well, with daily submissions. That is because the iggyinuit.tumblr.com
page mostly reblogs content from others, which is nice and easy and also
very unimaginative, resulting in continuous repetition of the same songs
and pictures. But sometimes something interesting sees the light of day
and that is what we will present you hereafter.
A last (and serious) word before the fun starts. Except when you have
been living in a micro-bubble, you may have heard that Tumblr recently
deleted thousands of blogs, because they contained female nipples (and
other physical attributes), for heaven’s sake. This is not the time nor
the place to discuss Tumblr’s incompetence (and - frankly -
unwillingness) to delete illegal content for the past decade, but we may
not stay silent either.
Tumblr's panic reaction consisted of throwing out the baby with the
bathwater (pun certainly not intended). December 2018 gave us a new
word, a new hashtag, that can now be found on social media that are
still - more or less - progressive minded: #Tumblrrefugee. (But even
those websites are pretty reluctant, Ello
silently adjusted (read: tightened) their community guidelines
anti-dating the addendum to make us believe it was changed mid-2017.)
Tumblr's censoring machine however went into frantic overdrive and
deleted many pictures that weren't 'porn', not even in their ludicrous
definition of that term. Mairabarrett, whose wonderful Tumblr-blog
we have shamelessly plundered for the last few months, not only had the
above pictures from Syd Barrett at Formentera deleted, but also pictures
of her... cat.
It’s a sign of the times but it is weird and confusing that publishing
the top middle picture of the Pink Floyd album ‘A Nice Pair’, other than
censored, may now be a thing of the past. O tempora, o mores!
Tumblr Overview 2018
Here is a wink and a nod at good old 2018.
The Church wishes to thank: Marsha Allen, Azerty, Charles Beterams,
Birdie Hop, Constance Cartmill, Mary Cosco, CCE338, Denis Combet, Jeff
Dexter, Ebronte, Seamus Enright, Eternal Isolation, Jenni Fiire, Libby
Gausden, Gid Giddoni, Stanislav G. Grigorev, Rich Hall, Hallucalation,
Alex Peter Hoffmann, Jay Jeer, Penny Hyrons, Mark Jones, Clay Jordan,
London in the 60s & 70s, Mairabarrett, Maggie Matthews, Paul McCann,
Iain 'Emo' Moore, Pasquale Muzzupappa, Neonknight, The Nest, Nullrecord,
Göran Nyström, David Parker, Peudent, Psych62, Rare Pink Floyd, Porthos
(he's the dog), Antonio Jesús Reyes, The Iggy Rose Archives, Mim Scala,
Mark Schofield, Allison Star, Swanlee, Robert Treadway, Jean Vouillon,
Elizabeth Refna Warner, Nigel Young, Zoe...
The Church was founded ten years ago and the following people helped and
inspired us with that: Alien Brain, Astral Piper, Sean Beaver, Bell That
Rings, Mark Blake, Charley, Dani, Dark Globe, Bea Day, Dolly Rocker,
Ebronte, Eternal Isolation, Gnome, Juliian Indica (aka Julian Palacios),
Kim Kastekniv, Little Minute Gong, Madcap Syd, Metal Mickey, Music
Bailey, Mystic Shining, Psych62, Silks (नियत), Stanislav, Stars Can
Frighten, Syd Barrett's Mandolin, Anthony Stern, The Syd Barrett Sound...
How could we forget all the others we have forgotten...