May 19, 2010

Listening to Nick Drake

We've lost some amazing musicians, song-writers.  He's one of my favorites.  I can get lost in his lyrics and melodies.  A brilliant mind.  One of the many who wrote from the depths of despair and was unable to tolerate this world...But his music lives on.


(Nicholas Rodney Drake), 6/9/48 - 11/25/74. Nick was born in Arden, England. He landed a record deal at age 20 and went on to make several albums. Nick was known for playing the guitar but also played piano, clarinet and sax. His music continues to gain audiences to this day and he is considered one of the most influential English songwriters of the last 50 years. Nick suffered from severe depression which led to his overdose andsuicide at the age of 26.

4 comments:

Max Moscardi said...

sure his music lives..

Sean Coleman said...

Barb!

I love it when Nick Drake is acknowledged. You really have to prepare yourself for a listening session though, as it can be fairly downbeat.

Brilliant songwriter. Did you know that he left the master tape of what would become his last record almost in the way someone would drop off a letter to be mailed after hours? Just dropped it off and left. Sad but true.

Barbara said...

Max, yes it does.

Sean - I never knew that!!! Thanks for sharing that, it ads to the mystery of him. Definitely have to be in the right frame of mind for his music.

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