Thursday, June 19, 2014
IT'S NICK DRAKE'S BIRTHDAY, SO HERE'S YOUR EXCUSE TO LISTEN TO EVERYTHING HE HAS EVER RECORDED
Not that one ever needs an excuse to listen to everything Nick Drake ever recorded, but here's one for you: It's Nick Drake's birthday! Remember poor Nick today and celebrate the amazing musical legacy he left us. We play him pretty regularly on the show, but it you haven't heard him before you owe it to yourself to do so now. What he created is in a class by itself, and it speaks to people in many different ways. It's almost impossible to not be moved by it and it's even more difficult to not drop everything you're doing and just LISTEN.
After you're done getting sucked in by this amazing music (just do yourself a favor and get EVERYTHING he ever made) you should watch this terrific documentary that came out about fifteen years ago. It's a great portrait of Nick, who never got the appreciation he deserved when we were lucky enough to have him.
Here's to you, Nick.