Matt Sergiou is a researcher who looks into evidence of the Hidden Hand in the entertainment industry, and particularly in the world of music, through his blog site Conspiro Media. He rejoins Mark Devlin for a second conversation which starts by questioning many of the esoteric elements of Pink Floyd and their music over the decades, including the strange business of frontman Syd Barrett’s apparent descent into madness.
We move on to the California hippie commune of Laurel Canyon, the creative breeding ground for a staggering number of artists who came to shape the late 60s ‘counter culture’ scene. Tellingly, almost all come from family backgrounds linked to the CIA, or the US military industrial complex, and there are some sinister links with the grisly Manson Family murders of 1969.
This is the first of a two-part conversation. Come back soon for part two, focusing on a couple of notable contemporary artists.
In the meantime, Matt has penned an article specifically to accompany this podcast, going further into the apparent madness (or not) of Pink Floyd’s Syd Barrett. Catch that here: