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So much interpretations of ‘Jugband Blues’ as an essay in schizophrenia appear to hinge on that line, and the next ‘and I’m thinking about who will be penning this song’. it's by no means solely transparent although who or what Syd is waving see you later too. Himself? His profession? or just the personality of ‘Syd’ the pop big name? earlier than we’ve had time to make up our minds the scathing contempt of the outlet verse offers solution to the disarming simplicity of the second one. ‘I don’t care if the sunlight don’t shine | and that i don’t care if not anything is mine. ’ this can be carefree unburdened Syd. The Syd of ‘The Scarecrow’. The Syd of ‘Whoopee | you can’t see me’. the subsequent line, ‘I don’t care if I’m frightened with you’, indicates the coquettish Syd of ‘Ooh, you recognize I’m feeling frail’ instead of a fragmented and turmoil-ridden soul. certainly, when you discard the cultivated sarcasm of the hole strains and the Carrollesque caliber of the last couplet ‘And what precisely is a dream | And what precisely is a comic story? ’, the rest of the music is remarkably strong. A Salvation military Band interlude within the center part injects a playful point into lawsuits, yet this regrettably was once purely the catalyst for an additional run-in among Syd and manufacturer Norman Smith. while Smith enquired as to what Syd sought after the band to play, he spoke back ‘I don’t care. allow them to do what they prefer. ’ once more Syd’s wilfully anarchic method used to be in direct clash with the regimented operating tools of an unsympathetic manufacturer. while the Beatles approached George Martin with related whims and ill-thought-out principles for ‘Penny Lane’ and the tip of ‘A Day within the Life’, Martin went away and scored a particular piccolo-trumpet determine for the previous and offered the orchestra with beneficial structural parameters for the later which they formed into some of the most iconic song-endings of the Sixties. while Norman Smith was once offered with an identical inventive main issue, he complained approximately studio expenses, consultation charges and Syd’s irresponsible and directionless strategy. by way of now Syd’s each final utterance used to be being interpreted as symptomatic of a deeper malaise. Even Peter Jenner subscribes to the view that Syd was once quickly changing into a misplaced reason. ‘I imagine they need to be released,’ he says of ‘Scream Thy final Scream’ and ‘Vegetable Man’. ‘I imagine the Floyd and his kinfolk may still okay them. they seem to be a self-description of what he used to be feeling. On “Vegetable guy” the outline of the individual in there's him, what he was once donning, what he was once turning into. i used to be with him within the room whilst he was once writing it. He was once in a single nook and that i used to be within the different, after which he learn it out and it was once an outline of him and what was once happening in his head. “Scream Your final Scream” was once very traumatic yet a robust, robust music. And “Jugband Blues”. they're 3 outstanding songs. in the event you positioned them up opposed to “Bike” and “Scarecrow”, you think that, “Well, okay, these are o.k., yet those are robust demanding paintings. ” I wouldn’t wish an individual to need to pass as mad and disturbed as Syd did to get that, but when you will cross that disturbed provide me anything like that.