Thursday, April 21, 2005

Is it possible to listen to too much Nick Drake?

Probably, but who cares? "River Man" is one of the five best recordings ever--just don't ask me to name the other four. I've been a Drake fan since the mid-1970s, shortly after his way-premature death, when the late lamented WWYZ in Connecticut used to play his music. He's had a bit of a renaissance in the last few years, after VW used the song "Pink Moon," more than a bit incongruously, in a TV ad. And it doesn't hurt that he looked like a noninsane version of Jim Morrison.

There's a snippet of a music video here for "River Man."

There are a few places to download from pay sites here.

And some background is here.

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