A syd Barrett picture by Yves Budin
Yves Budin is a Belgian Jazz
...Born October 6 1974 at the vicinity of Lihge (Belgium) where he grew up
in a marvelous literal universe (comics, stories, art works, . ).
designing since ever. Never took formal lessons until the day when by
chance he opened " La Ballade de la Mer Salie " ( Corto Maltese ) of
Venetian master Hugo Pratt. It was like a mighty slap in the
face. Red cheek, hot head, throbbing fingers. Black and White. Black
ink. Teenager. Literary bulimia.
He ends by putting fire to his
library but kept Baudelaire, Rimbaud, Ciline, Henry Miller, John Fante,
Malcolm Lowry...and Jack Kerouac.
Another mighty slap in the face (he extends the
other cheek). Getting mad. packs some belongings. Travels. Music Non
Stop. Discovers Bowie, Iggy Pop, Syd Barrett, the Cramps, Kraftwerk, Aphex
Twin ... and all the mysterious delights associated with wild
Graduates from college to become teacher of French &
history. Discovery of jazz. Listening to Miles Davis' " Bitches Brew
" with a glass of red wine in hand. Tells himself it's time to go for
it. Talk about his wonderful companion who gives him Hugo, their son.