The Dim-Post

August 9, 2012

Not that this will become a regular feature

Filed under: blogging — danylmc @ 8:18 am

But last night I dreamed I stumbled across the real identity of Idiot/Savant. After piecing together clues from old photographs, news stories, cryptic hints on his blog and album linear notes I proved that I/S was a founding member of Pink Floyd. He stayed with them after the departure of Syd Barrett but left some time in the early 1970s (the dream was confused as to the exact timing). Concert photos showed him playing a guitar, but he also seemed involved in sound engineering. He wrote some of the songs on Atom Heart Mother and Ummagumma. (I had a friend who liked Pink Floyd’s early work in high school, and my dream mind accurately recalled the names and sequences of these albums).

Revenue from the royalties from these early albums allowed I/S to live in New Zealand on a modest income. The dream ended before I could confront him with his true identity.

(Or did it?)

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19 Comments »

  1. You don’t know the real identity of I/S?

    Comment by Graeme Edgeler — August 9, 2012 @ 8:35 am

  2. His real identity is hardly a secret, no matter how hard he tries

    Comment by Brad — August 9, 2012 @ 8:42 am

  3. I do, but dreams have their own logic.

    Comment by danylmc — August 9, 2012 @ 8:43 am

  4. so both your dreams are of the past, and someone confronting an aged hippy.

    introduce a penis and you’re textbook freudian – although the gun might qualify.

    Comment by che tibby — August 9, 2012 @ 8:54 am

  5. Yes, it is true he wrote one of the tracks for Ummagumma. He wrote Several species of small furry animals gathered together in a cave and grooving with a pict ( yes, think is a genuine track title from the album). He, of course, was the pict.

    Then he ate the small, furry animals and started writing No Left Turn.

    Comment by MacDoctor — August 9, 2012 @ 9:43 am

  6. Think should be this. I hate autocorrect…

    Comment by MacDoctor — August 9, 2012 @ 9:45 am

  7. Sometimes it’s the unintentional humour that is the funniest.

    Tell me more about your dreams.

    Comment by Moz in Oz — August 9, 2012 @ 10:20 am

  8. “Then he ate the small, furry animals and started writing No Left Turn.”

    Ahhh, that explains the rage. Still has the hair stuck in his throat.

    Comment by insider — August 9, 2012 @ 10:25 am

  9. Absolutely true story; I once shot him in the head.

    Comment by Fentex — August 9, 2012 @ 10:48 am

  10. Because he played for the other team.

    In paintball.

    Comment by Fentex — August 9, 2012 @ 10:49 am

  11. I think there’s a missed opportunity in this thread. If I/S is believable as a founding member of Pink Floyd, what bands could NZ’s other bloggers have begun?

    Comment by Flashing Light — August 9, 2012 @ 11:12 am

  12. Absolutely true story; I once shot him in the head…..Because he played for the other team.

    This is starting to sound like David C’s analysis of Danyl’s other dream.

    Comment by Gregor W — August 9, 2012 @ 11:14 am

  13. what bands could NZ’s other bloggers have begun

    Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and Edgeler?

    Comment by Phil — August 9, 2012 @ 11:41 am

  14. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and Edgeler?

    Before they kicked him out for obsessively critiquing their song lyrics … “Neil, when you say ‘Old man, look at my life
    I’m a lot like you were’, do you mean long haired? Because that old man didn’t have long hair when he was your age. When he was 21, he was fighting the Japs in the Pacific. In fact, how exactly was he like you are now? Neil … Neil? … where are you going?”

    Comment by Flashing Light — August 9, 2012 @ 12:00 pm

  15. SHINE ON YOU CRAZY DIAMOND.

    Comment by Rob — August 9, 2012 @ 1:23 pm

  16. What’s the real identity of me?

    Comment by Dan — August 9, 2012 @ 3:38 pm

  17. @Che the gun was of course a penis and the dark cavity was a vagina.

    Comment by rsmsingers — August 10, 2012 @ 9:43 am

  18. Perhaps you could try this:

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=10826014

    And report back.

    Comment by MeToo — August 10, 2012 @ 3:45 pm

  19. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and Edgeler?

    I only liked their earlier stuff.

    Comment by terence — August 11, 2012 @ 2:44 pm


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