aries: when David and Roger were absolutely high while ’ Live at Pompeii ’ intervievs and they unsuccessfully tried to hide it
taurus: when they baked cookies with marijuana for Nazz as a part of the joke and got Alice Cooper stoned for the very first time ( he fell off stage while singing )
gemini: when Syd wore full makeup & his girlfriend’s dress and when rest of band went to pick him up for a show , Roger asked him “ what the hell ? ” & he just said “ I’m a homosexual ” and been gay for a couple of days / weeks
cancer: when David drove on a motocycle through the middle of an exlusive restaurant and every guest was too scared to say something so they were just watching him
leo: when Roger smashed his bass guitar into small pieces on stage because Syd’s behavior pissed him off and the audience started clapping and screaming because they thought it was exclusive performance
virgo: when Dave stucked his middle finger up at the fan and told him to “fuck off” because the fan was waving a Roger Waters t-shirt from the front row
libra : when Syd and Roger almost killed themselves because they were racing with their friend sitting together on Roger’s motorbike and they were totally drunk so they broke the tire and didn’t even notice that
scorpio: when police arrested David and Syd because they were singing and playing guitars in the middle of the street
sagittarius: when they pulled a gigantic flying pig called Algie from auction because they loved him too much
capricorn: when Syd recorded himself and his girlfriend having sex and gave it to his friend saying “ You need to watch it ! ’‘
aquarius: when Nick and Roger slept with some random groupies and they remembered about just when they started to live in one apartment with their loving wives
pisces: When Roger took LSD for the very first time and was accidentaly tripping for 2 days straight
Apparently it’s World Mental Health Day today. I know a lot of my followers are struggling, and I know all of you know somebody who is struggling. And I feel like today is a good day to tell all of you something that I wish I had been told earlier along the way.
Your struggles are real, and they are valid, and they hurt, but you are not your struggles. You are in pain, but you are more than just your pain. You are so much more. And though you may not be able to see it now, you are wonderful.
Keep on being your wonderful, creative, brilliant selves. You are loved.
Images are of Ray Davies (The Kinks), Gene Clark (The Byrds), Syd Barrett (Pink Floyd), and Steve Marriott (Small Faces, Humble Pie), brilliant musicians and rock stars, all of whom struggled with mental health issues.
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1. Nicknames: Emma. 2. Gender: Female. 3. Star sign: Capricorn. 4. Height: 175 cm or 5′10″. 5. Time: 18.06. 6. Birthday: December 29th. 7. Favorite band: The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, The Grateful Dead, Fleetwood Mac, Simon and Garfunkel, The Eagles. 8. Favorite solo artists: David Gilmour, Robert Plant, Cat Stevens, Jim Croce, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Nicks. 9. Song stuck in my head: Not Now John by Pink Floyd. 10. Last movie I watched: 1996 Hamlet with Kenneth Branagh. 11. Last show I watched: Freaks and Geeks or the Ken Burns Vietnam docuseries, I can’t remember which. 12. When did I create my blog: In June of this year. 13. What do I post: Rock music idolatry. 14. Last thing I googled: ”torricelli’s trumpet mathematical paradox“ 15. Do I have any other blogs: Yes, @meelespeakene and @equidimensionality.
16. Do I get asks: Rarely. 17. Why I chose my URL: It was available and rock-related. 18. Following: 183. 19. Followers: 164. 21: Average hours of sleep: 6-7. 22. Lucky number: I don’t believe in lucky numbers, sorry 😂. 23. Instruments: A 1979 E86 EKO acoustic in black with a reinforced neck, an acoustic 1974 Fender Avalon in Cherry and a Fender Stratocaster in Arctic White. 24. What am I wearing: A “Keep Austin Weird” shirt, a vinyl adapter/spider necklace and a pair of grey pajama shorts. 25. Dream job: Mechanical engineer/applied physicist. 26. Dream trip: Maybe Jerusalem? Or India. 27. Favorite food: Cheesecake. 28. Nationality: Estonian. 30. Favorite song right now: Uncle John’s Band by The Grateful Dead.