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?)