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Sinatras, probably the best band name ever since the Soup
Dragons, have recorded a 6 minutes and 41 seconds single
commemorating Syd Barrett. Oranges And Apples will be released on
the 13th October on iTunes and will later appear on their forthcoming
album In The Music.
A percentage of every sale will be donated to the Syd
Barrett Trust in support of arts in mental health.
The first two minutes of the song can be heard on The
City Wakes and these contain the following lyrics:
Emily and the English Rose Shining out the UFO Hand in hand with
As far as the Church is aware of this is the first time Iggy has ever
been mentioned in a song…
and actually… it is a rather good and catchy tune as well…. Now if only
they could get rid of that iTunes download… 8-(
The Church is still following the path as it leads towards the darkness
in Iggy’s past. In the near future we will dedicate some space to a
movie featuring Syd Barrett and our goddess. It can be found on YouTube
(in rather bad quality) but the Church of Iggy the Inuit managed to
locate a low generation copy. As soon as that version will arrive at
Atagong manor it will be revealed by the Reverend to his disciples.
Until that moment arrives we bid you to live long and prosper, dear brethren
and sistren, and don’t do anything that Iggy wouldn’t have done.
A couple of posts ago it was prophesised in Where
did she go? that some of Anthony Stern’s unpublished Iggy pictures
would find their way to the public. And they will… the City Wakes
website now has an Iggy gallery as well. (Update: this website no
The 15 pictures, sadly in a very small format, come from different
photo-shoots, and with exception of the ironic black and white pictures,
most of them are very representative for the psychedelic era they were
shot in. Signed prints of the Iggy pictures will soon be exclusively
available from the City Wakes website.
Update (2010-2016): Anthony Stern's website no longer contains
these pictures and so the Church has stored these for pure academical
Triptychs. Update (2016): Anthony Stern's 2016 BBC
documentary Memory Marbles contained some new Iggy pictures, they
have been published on Tumblr:Memory
Some of Anthony Stern's pictures are
somewhat reminiscent of the IN
Gear mirror shots that were taken in the Granny Takes A Trip
boutique. The Church could finally get hold of the Look at Life Swingin’
London DVD and managed to extract a lot of screenshots. The previous low
quality gallery from the IN
Gear documentary has now been upgraded
with the DVD shots that have a slightly better quality.
Iggy's appearance in the Look At Life documentary has been uploaded on YouTube.
For those that want to watch the complete
documentary, don't miss Iggy. She arrives at 1 minute 13 seconds and
disappears, with the world's most beautiful smile on her face, at 1
minute and 45 seconds.
The Church is still trying to find more information about the
documentary in question but apparently the Rank Organistation archives
are a bit quirky. They have been put somewhere, but nobody seems to
remember the exact location. Until the moment arrives that the Church
will unearth more gruesome details we bid you, dear sistren and brethren,
to live long and prosper and to not do do anything that Iggy wouldn’t
Update April 2017: replaced invalid 2008 YouTube link with a more
A couple of weeks ago the Church signaled that The
Trashcan Sinatras recorded a 6 minutes and 41 seconds single
'Oranges And Apples' commemorating Syd Barrett and his companion Iggy (Iggy
The song is now available for download at the devil’s pit, better known
as iTunes, but Amazon will follow as well. A percentage of every sale
will be donated to The Syd Barrett Trust in support of arts in mental
health. As far as the Church is aware of this is the only song that has
a direct Iggy reference.
Evening sun in an English sky Orange as the pigeons eye No-one
knew when you cycled by..
Oranges were made for you .... apples too, all made for you
Emily and the English Rose Shining out the UFO Hand in hand with
Oranges... they fell for you.. and the apples too.. all fell for you
Light shines through Brightest of all was you and i just don't
know what i would do without your light
Green wheelbarrow, Bikes, red and blue Orange drawers that winked at
you All the colours that fell from you
and all the things that you went through and now everything is
enhanced by you and the oranges were made for you and the apples
too.. all made for you
It is far from a coincidence that this blog started more or less when
The City Wakes project was announced. The City Wakes is an official Syd
Barrett tribute, held in the city of Cambridge, and it has been
officially opened past week. But the history of the instalment of the
Church will be told on an other day, promised.
Supported by Syd’s family and friends, The City Wakes is the first ever
official tribute to Syd Barrett – original front-man and songwriter for
Pink Floyd. A celebration of Syd’s creativity, The City Wakes focuses on
Syd’s early life in Cambridge, providing a showcase for his remarkable
talent and painting a picture of the explosive and vibrant early 1960s
cultural scene in which he grew up.
Involving many of Syd’s former friends – not least Storm Thorgerson and
Mick Rock - The City Wakes includes concert performances, exhibitions,
guided tours, music workshops, a 1960s style ‘happening’, talks and a
new book of interviews and memorabilia.
The City Wakes has been developed by Escape Artists, a UK arts and
mental health charity and professional production house. Working with
clients in both institutional and non-institutional settings, it aims to
improve quality of life, health and social welfare, by recognising the
vital importance of creativity to an individual’s well being. Funds
generated through The City Wakes project will be used to support the
charity's work in the mental health sector. Escape Artists has been
working in the mental health sector in Cambridge since 1999. (Taken from
The City Wakes - deleted)
One of the exhibitions taking place is called The Other Room, it is held
in the Ruskin Gallery at Anglia Ruskin University, and is open from
24th October to 2nd November 2008.
At the Ruskin
Gallery visitors can see over fifty of Syd's paintings,
the majority of which have never before been seen in public. Also on
display are rare archival-quality prints from Syd's photo-biographer
Mick Rock and original pieces from Pink Floyd's legendary designer Storm
Thorgerson. The exhibition features rare Syd-related memorabilia,
including diaries and correspondence. (Taken from Anglia
Ruskin University - link no longer available)
But of course the Church is far more intrigued by the pictures from the
personal collection of Anthony Stern that are exposed as well: Pink
Floyd performing at UFO (1967-ish) and his Iggy pictures.
The Other Room: Syd Barrett's Art and Life Date: 24
October - 2 November 2008 Time: 10am - 9pm Monday to Friday, 10am -
5pm Saturday and Sunday (link has been deleted).