Picture: © Chris Lanaway, 2010.
In 2018 the Holy Church of Iggy the Inuit celebrated its tenth anniversary.
Picture: © Chris Lanaway, 2010.

January 2022

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2022-01-01

Happy New Year 2022

Rod Harrod
Rod Harrod.

Rod Harrod

It passed by as a fait-divers. On the third of December Rod Harrod died in his home village of Dinas Powys in South Wales. Many people, especially those in Floydian spheres, will not recognise him.

In the early days of the Church, when we were still looking for Iggy, we had an agreeable conversation with Rod about the heydays of The Cromwellian and the other clubs Iggy used to frequent. Rod Harrod was the man who - more or less – discovered Jimi Hendrix and who gave him a first chance to play at the Scotch of St James Club in London. To read a bit more about Rod Harrod you can go to these early Church archives: Rod Harrod remembers The Crom and The Style Council.

Loudersound wrote an article about Jimi Hendrix’s first show, available here: The inside story of Jimi Hendrix's first UK show, by the man who made it happen.

Our condolences to the family, relatives and friends of Rod.

2020

Twenty twenty was a lousy weird year, with – unfortunately – also a few deceases closer to the Floydian home. The Church also had a few good moments, even something we could call the highlight in our thirteen years existence.

All of these have been illustrated on our Tumblr sister blog … and here is our annual overview:

Syd Barrett Lyrics Book
January 2021: the long awaited Syd Barrett Lyrics book is finding its way to the fans. It is assembled by the Moriarty of Barrett biographies Rob Chapman, meaning that controversy is never far away. Our review: The Syd Barrett Cookbook
Syd Barrett Mood-Board by Manu
February 2021: a 2015 Syd Barrett mood-board by Manu, aka SydParrett, who has disappeared from social media since 2016. Hope you’re doing fine, girl!
Duggie Fields with iggy
March 2021: RIP Duggie Fields. Picture: Iggy and Duggie, at the Barrett book launch, 2011. Obituary: RIP Duggie Fields 1945 – 2021
Syd and iggy. Picture: Mick Rock
April 2021: Iggy and some musician. Picture: Mick Rock.
Orange Dahlias in a Vase
May 2012: Orange Dahlias in a Vase. Syd Barrett painting auctioned and sold for £22,000. Article: Orange Dahlias in a Vase
Iggy and brother in India
June 2021: in June of 2021 the Church was contacted by Iggy’s relatives in Mizoram, who had lost all connection with the British side of the family for over half of a century. This created quite a buzz in India and the Church was mentioned in half a dozen of newspaper articles, culminating in the Reverend's second interview ever. Read more at: Family Reunion
The Anchor
July 2021: who could’ve guessed that The Anchor really existed in Cambridge?
Syd and Yogi Bear
August 2021: Syd Barrett wearing his notorious Yogi Bear tie. Warning for our younger fans: this is not an original.
Syd. Photoshop: Fabio Mendez
Syd. Shopped by: Fabio Mendez.
Octopus by Hipgnosis
September 2021: Octopus ad, made by Hipgnosis.
Iggy, mid Seventies.
October 2021: the object of the Reverend’s adoration. Pills not included.
Mick Rock. Picture: Dave Benett
November 2021: RIP Mick Rock. Picture: Dave Benett. Obituary: Rock of Ages
Iggy, 2010. Picture: Chris Lanaway
December 2021: Iggy, 2010, by Chris Lanaway, for Mojo magazine. She hated that shooting. Always a bit of a rebel, our Iggy. RIP girl.

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