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Roger Waters writes 'Letter to my younger self' for UK's The Big Issue Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 15 December 2015

The Big IssueRoger Waters has penned an interesting 'Letter to my younger self' for the UK's The Big Issue magazine. This is a weekly publication, sold by homeless and long-term unemployed people. Vendors buy copies for £1.25 and sell for £2.50, and as Big Issue puts it, "They are working, not begging".

This is not the first time Roger has featured within the pages of The Big Issue, with Roger interviewed a few years ago. This piece though was penned by him, and has him in a very reflective mood, looking back at his childhood and the early days of his time with Pink Floyd.

Roger reflects on how the band came together, and the sort of music they were playing, and developing. His thoughts on Syd and his decline are touching and he notes: "If something happens to someone you love, and are very close to, as happened to Syd, it drives home to you that there but for the grace of God go I. You never know what’s round the corner. Life is very short. It focuses your attention on making the most of the very short time you have."

The letter/article can be read in full through this link, and is an interesting and revealing read, with Roger candidly talking about his hopes and fears (particularly as a child).

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