Wednesday, February 10, 2010

poetry in motion

Nick Drake was one of those sad cases of "undiscovered in his time." Throughout his music career he became a bit of a Howard Hughes-type recluse, refusing to cut his hair and nails while all the while smoking "unbelievable amounts of marijuana." He lived with his parents most of his life, never venturing far from them, and never far from a bottle of anti-depressants. Still, his lyrically driven, beautifully sombre music is the work of a man throwing everything he was into a creation. Here are Northern Sky and Black Eyed Dog.

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