17 Comments (since 3 Jan 2014)
The 20th Century bucolic Romantic English poet.
i agree.with you,but i will go to '69 .a jam of meaning..ch.:)
I'm usually stuck thereabouts anyways -
Love Nick Drake, you can be stuck on him for a long time.
@ian38018 so beautiful. Wonderful choice!
@ian38018 Great choice as always (from one of my Christmas acquisitions).
All ok with me pal, if you keep up this standard. Stunning Drake song...but then, so many were... :-)
@Bukowski @teen @strangelandic @lukeduggan2006 @21schizoid I know Nick doesn't float everyone's boat, but this is one of his few upbeat (lyrically, at least) compositions. And John Cale's keys elevate it immeasureably.
@ian38018 @Bukowski @teen @strangelandic @lukeduggan2006 @21schizoid Are you guys familiar with Solid Air by John Martyn? They were well connected when Nick was alive. Solid Air is wonderful album.
@strangelandic I think Ian will agree with me on this one, Phil. We know John Martyn and will claim him as a Scot (well his Dad was Scottish and he spent a lot of time up here)! Great, classic album... :-)
@ian38018 @21schizoid I always wondered why he didn't have a Scottish accent on the videos from the 70s! Forgive the name dropping, I've done some recording with Danny Thompson and it's mainly because of Solid Air. I knew Danny's playing from the Nick Drake records, but the bass on Solid Air is so special. Classic.
@strangelandic I know what you mean - listening to him on the Live at Leeds album, Martyn has this bizarre Transatlantic/Mockney accent - but by the time of interviews in his final years, he was sporting a fine Glesgae brogue.
@ian38018 @strangelandic I think we can forgive that, Phil... ;-) I'm guessing John may have been suffering from Lulu Syndrome...
@strangelandic John Martyn - 'Solid Air' is a spectacularly good album, a real gem.
@strangelandic can't say that I am familiar with Solid Air...will check it out..
70's were fine by me, for the most part ;)