Season: 5, Episodes: 1, Faction: DHARMA Initiative
Floyd is a cafeteria worker with an afro haircut in the DHARMA Initiative.
5×10 – He’s Our You
He was seen working at the counter of the cafeteria with Hurley during the breakfast shift. Among the many DHARMA Initiative he served, notable members included: Rosie, Casey, Erin and the Looking Glass Technician. (“He’s Our You”)
It is implied that he is a member of Geronimo Jackson.
Although he was credited, he had no speaking lines in the final version of the episode – though the DVD commentary implied that scenes between Floyd and Hurley had been written, but not used.
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Geronimo Jackson is a 1970s band. Little is known about the group, but references to the band have been made on Lost starting in Season 2. The only named member of the band, Keith Strutter, as well as several other band members, have “kind of gone missing” according to Damon Lindelof.
Occurrences in LOST
2×11 – The Hunting Party
Charlie and Hurley found the Geronimo Jackson album Magna Carta in the Swan’s collection of LPs. Charlie, a self-proclaimed “expert in all things musical”, said that he had never heard of them. (Neither had Sayid.) (“The Hunting Party”)
2×16 – The Whole Truth
Locke later came across the Magna Carta record while flipping through various albums at the Swan station. (“The Whole Truth”)
3×03 – Further Instructions
Undercover police officer Eddie wore a T-shirt with the Magna Carta album cover picture silkscreened on the front. He claimed it to be one of his “dad’s old shirts”. Commune leader Mike remarked that Eddie’s dad had “excellent taste” in music. (“Further Instructions”)
4×11 – Cabin Fever
A Geronimo Jackson poster adorned the inside door of the locker that 16-year old John Locke was locked in. (“Cabin Fever”)
A Geronimo Jackson vinyl cover is seen next to a DJ at Hurley’s surprise birthday party. (“There’s No Place Like Home, Part 1”)
Charlotte said, ‘Turn it up! I love Geronimo Jackson!’ to the group during a flash. (“This Place Is Death”)
Jin was listening to “Dharma Lady” by Geronimo Jackson in his DHARMA van right before he ran into Jack, Kate, and Hurley who had just crashed from Flight 316. (“316”)
5×08 – LaFleur
Rosie is seen wearing a Geronimo Jackson shirt when dancing with Jerry. (“LaFleur”)
5×09 – Namaste
“Dharma Lady” by Geronimo Jackson was playing in the background immediately after the new 1977 DHARMA recruits had their photograph taken. (“Namaste”)
5×10 – He’s Our You
A Geronimo Jackson promotional concert poster can be seen on the wall of the DHARMA Initiative cafeteria. (“He’s Our You”)
Geronimo Jackson Poster (Number’s Reference)
The poster featured characters of Alice in Wonderland (including Alice, the Caterpillar, the Chesire Cat, The Mad Hatter, and the White Rabbit), and advertised an 15th August (8) 1969 concert, at 23:00 hours. The Mad Hatter’s hat was drawn in red, white, and blue stars and stripes. The ABC store description of Geronimo Jackson products featuring this artwork says that it was created in 1969 for Geronimo Jackson’s European tour, and that it “contains a number of hidden references, including a certain sequence of numbers that may or may not hold significant importance within the show.”
In Greek mythology, Iasion or Iasus was usually the son of Electra and Zeus and brother of Dardanus. Iasion founded the mystic rites on the island of Samothrace. With Demeter, he was the father of twin sons named Ploutos and Philomelus, and another son named Korybas. Because of his hubris, Iasion was killed by Zeus with a thunderbolt.
At the marriage of Cadmus and Harmonia, Iasion was lured by Demeter away from the other revelers. They had intercourse as Demeter lay on her back in freshly plowed furrow. When they rejoined the celebration, Zeus guessed what had happened because of the mud on Demeter’s backside, and promptly killed Iasion.
IASION was an agricultural hero, the springtime consort of the goddess Demeter in the Samothracian mysteries. In myth, he lay with her in a thrice-ploughed field during the wedding celebrations of Kadmos (Cadmus) and Harmonia on the island which were attended by all the gods. When Zeus learned of the affair, he was angered and struck Iasion down with a thunderbolt. Some say Iasion and the agricultural hero Triptolemos were afterwards placed amongst the stars in the form of the constellation Gemini (the heavenly twins).
Iasion was perhaps equated with Attis, the dying consort of the Phrygian goddess Kybele (Cybele), and Karmanor (Carmanor), Demeter’s consort on the island of Krete (Crete). Hesiod appears to regard the two as one and the same when he places Iasion on that island. The meaning of the name Iasion is obscure, but it may connected with the Greek word for bindweed, a hardy plant used to sheaf the harvest wheat.