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DrMacDaddy
(Sanctuary, MD)
Posted: Feb 06, 2018 13:36
 

I could have been a hopeless ache / if I never heard Nick Drake
mcYammer
(Beervana)
Posted: Feb 02, 2018 11:48
 

I could be here and now
I would be
I should be
lizardking
(700 miles north of Paradise)
Posted: Jan 31, 2018 10:27
 

 haresfur wrote:
A suitably high 9:2 rating ratio (to discount the extremist 1's and 10's). The ratio would be higher but I gave it a 10.

 
Sorry haresfur....I'm gonna mess with that ratio of yours as I just bumped my 9 to a 10.  :-)

I'm amazed how seemingly simple this song is and yet it conjures up a lot of complicated emotions.  And much cheaper to listen to this song for 4:46 than spend time on a shrink's couch, eh?  PEACE


gmsingh123
Posted: Dec 04, 2017 14:44
 

I wish I was a hacker so I could give this a 20 rating.
haresfur
(The Golden Triangle)
Posted: Nov 06, 2017 14:41
 

A suitably high 9:2 rating ratio (to discount the extremist 1's and 10's). The ratio would be higher but I gave it a 10.
youngers
(Seattle, WA)
Posted: Nov 06, 2017 14:41
 

 lizardking wrote:

Nick Drake - how did I never know about you until RP?  Your music is sublime, yet disturbed, somewhere between happy and sad without being either. I think your early death adds a weight to your music that wouldn't be there otherwise, and I'm sorry to say, this sadness does make your music better.  Because who really wants 100% happy and only happy music all the time? I'm sorry your death ended your physical days on earth - and I for one and I'm sure many more of us RPsters can hear your music when we see the simple things in life.  Birds chirping, flying in the clouds, floating, then breaking apart, like trees losing their leaves, beautiful decay, harmony in nature not needing anything we (as in humankind) can give it, just taking moments from here and there and enjoying the little bits of amazement all about us. Here's to your music surviving time.

Long Live RP!



 
I too was late to Nick Drake. Years ago I found a boxed set of ND on eBay and it was a good decision. I often put the whole set on shuffle play.
nicknt
(Milan Italy)
Posted: Sep 04, 2017 11:58
 

A wonderful waltz song, still fresh, inspired, poetic and tender over the years.
MayBaby
(Savannah, Georgia)
Posted: Aug 22, 2017 15:47
 

 lizardking wrote:

Nick Drake - how did I never know about you until RP?  Your music is sublime, yet disturbed, somewhere between happy and sad without being either. I think your early death adds a weight to your music that wouldn't be there otherwise, and I'm sorry to say, this sadness does make your music better.  Because who really wants 100% happy and only happy music all the time? I'm sorry your death ended your physical days on earth - and I for one and I'm sure many more of us RPsters can hear your music when we see the simple things in life.  Birds chirping, flying in the clouds, floating, then breaking apart, like trees losing their leaves, beautiful decay, harmony in nature not needing anything we (as in humankind) can give it, just taking moments from here and there and enjoying the little bits of amazement all about us. Here's to your music surviving time.

Long Live RP!



 
Wow :o) thank you and 2nd Long Live RP!
Randomax
(Wimberley, TX)
Posted: Jun 22, 2017 6:46
 

 lizardking wrote:

Nick Drake - how did I never know about you until RP?  Your music is sublime, yet disturbed, somewhere between happy and sad without being either. I think your early death adds a weight to your music that wouldn't be there otherwise, and I'm sorry to say, this sadness does make your music better.  Because who really wants 100% happy and only happy music all the time? I'm sorry your death ended your physical days on earth - and I for one and I'm sure many more of us RPsters can hear your music when we see the simple things in life.  Birds chirping, flying in the clouds, floating, then breaking apart, like trees losing their leaves, beautiful decay, harmony in nature not needing anything we (as in humankind) can give it, just taking moments from here and there and enjoying the little bits of amazement all about us. Here's to your music surviving time.

Long Live RP!



 
Very Nicely Said!
lizardking
(700 miles north of Paradise)
Posted: Jun 07, 2017 9:50
 

Nick Drake - how did I never know about you until RP?  Your music is sublime, yet disturbed, somewhere between happy and sad without being either. I think your early death adds a weight to your music that wouldn't be there otherwise, and I'm sorry to say, this sadness does make your music better.  Because who really wants 100% happy and only happy music all the time? I'm sorry your death ended your physical days on earth - and I for one and I'm sure many more of us RPsters can hear your music when we see the simple things in life.  Birds chirping, flying in the clouds, floating, then breaking apart, like trees losing their leaves, beautiful decay, harmony in nature not needing anything we (as in humankind) can give it, just taking moments from here and there and enjoying the little bits of amazement all about us. Here's to your music surviving time.

Long Live RP!


themusicroob
Posted: Aug 18, 2016 5:00
 

Gorgeous song. I always overthought things as a kid, made what I considered to be mature decisions and later realized that it's natural to make mistakes, and you can actually miss out on a lot of valuable experiences by trying to jump straight to philosophies you've learnt by wrote rather than by trial and error. This song really resonates with me on that level, dunno if that's what he's getting at.
ScottishWillie
(The Scottish Lowlands)
Posted: May 30, 2016 10:59
 

 lerxst wrote:
Please don't tell anyone I don't like Nick Drake. I'll lose all credibility in my musical taste. {#Embarassed}
 
As my mum would say "Dinnare fash yersell Lerxst, ye like whit ye like".

Plus I like him enough for both of us. 
MiloD
(Las Vegas)
Posted: Mar 25, 2016 6:37
 

could have been inspiration for ELP's "Still you turn me on"?
blouvet
(Paris)
Posted: Jan 24, 2016 3:42
 

Sweet to the ear, awesome to hear.
twoplain2sea
(∝story ∞ horses town)
Posted: Jan 08, 2016 16:23
 


           Strangely he's like any contemporary. artist.
          How on earth he'd escape for good the ol times.
ziakut
(Corner of the Universe)
Posted: Sep 05, 2015 9:55
 

If hearing this for the first time, I'd really like it. Like what DID happen when I first heard it. After 12,000 times...not so much. I do still appreciate this in the context of the time in which music is currently stale and stifling. This is still refreshing compared to what is popular today.
Jack_Jefferson
(Columbus, OH)
Posted: Aug 18, 2015 6:02
 

 {#Clap}wabx_air_ace wrote:
this was the favourite song for oliver north and jesse helms to sing around the campfire!

 
Interesting post.  From left field, but interesting, nonetheless.
exurbia
Posted: Jul 04, 2015 21:03
 

Just the thing to cheer me up after listening to any of the finns
wabx_air_ace
(detroit)
Posted: Jun 16, 2015 16:20
 

this was the favourite song for oliver north and jesse helms to sing around the campfire!
wgsu_1978
Posted: Jun 03, 2015 10:08
 

Would love to hear Tir Na Nog's upbeat version of Drake's "Free Ride," if that can be arranged.
dtm1256
Posted: Jun 03, 2015 10:01
 

He produced 4 nearly perfect albums.
lerxst
(A Planet in the Solar Federation)
Posted: Feb 28, 2015 7:49
 

Please don't tell anyone I don't like Nick Drake. I'll lose all credibility in my musical taste. {#Embarassed}
On_The_Beach
(The Blue Planet)
Posted: Jan 27, 2015 21:33
 

Seems like all of his songs are good (or great).
TerryS
(Another SW)
Posted: Jan 11, 2015 21:57
 

Nick, you could have been....
ojibwe
Posted: Jan 09, 2015 18:28
 

Easy 10. Question is, can it go to 11? 
DaidyBoy
(Bristol, UK)
Posted: Nov 26, 2014 7:15
 

Beautiful stuff, with the best piano work ever.  Thanks for introducing me to Mr Drake, RP. xx
Krispian
(Vancouver, BC)
Posted: Aug 08, 2014 15:33
 

 midigitguy wrote:
I keep expecting to hear one of his songs followed by "Life In A Northern Town" by Dream Academy (written for and dedicated to Nick Drake).
 

 
Interesting fact.
Stratocaster
(Saint Vincent & The Grenadines, the real Caribbean.)
Posted: Aug 06, 2014 12:29
 

A solid 9 - ND was a late discovery for me.
Proclivities
(Paris of the Piedmont)
Posted: Jul 24, 2014 6:59
 

 hamer12string wrote:
I hate that my first ND exposure was the VW commercial.

Then again... at least I finally got exposed to ND. So, maybe ... thanks VW?

 
Don't feel too bad about that; the first exposure for the majority of his present-day fans (in the U.S. at least) was that ad.  He didn't get a lot of airplay when he was alive - and he died about forty years ago.
hencini
Posted: Jul 08, 2014 9:13
 

Classic RP. 
handyrae
(Zero Point Field)
Posted: Jul 08, 2014 9:08
 

 rdo wrote:
I have a litmus test when discussing music:  If you don't like Nick, then talk to the hand.
 
Amen to that!
coolpeople_rule
(Somewhere NorthofNorth)
Posted: Jun 04, 2014 21:18
 

What a tragedy and joy his life was...is.


The true definition of melancholy.. 
rdo
(DC)
Posted: May 06, 2014 17:01
 

I have a litmus test when discussing music:  If you don't like Nick, then talk to the hand.
Krakus
(Denver, CO)
Posted: Apr 21, 2014 7:45
 

Excellent song for crappy Monday morning!
ScottishWillie
(The Scottish Lowlands)
Posted: Feb 17, 2014 1:01
 

While Nick was obviously a genius I don’t think we should under estimate the contribution made to Joe Boyd who seemed to have taken the role as the house producer for Island Records folk stable in the late 60s. Two genius working together don’t always create a work of genius but in this case they most certainly did. What a legacy this pair have left us!


midigitguy
(Massachusetts)
Posted: Jan 29, 2014 18:14
 

I keep expecting to hear one of his songs followed by "Life In A Northern Town" by Dream Academy (written for and dedicated to Nick Drake).
 
Colandrio
Posted: Dec 28, 2013 18:46
 

Thank you RP for introducing me to Nick Drake. I hate to think that I might have gone the whole way without him.{#Cheers}
rdo
(DC)
Posted: Dec 15, 2013 10:11
 

 mona_hoysa wrote:
This is absolutely my favorite song forever!

 
Have u ever heard Belle and Sebastian's song called The State I Am In?They are both spectacular songs that have lot in common...
Rick_V
(New Orleans)
Posted: Nov 29, 2013 11:18
 

Nick Drake's songs are greatness.


Peter_Bradshaw
Posted: Nov 27, 2013 2:49
 

Was listening to this last night on vinyl - sublime. 
haresfur
(Bendigo Australia)
Posted: Oct 28, 2013 21:10
 

 Blastcat900 wrote:

I missed him too. But then, where COULD you hear him play? Certainly never ever on any radio station in my shit for brains town.

 
In my friend Randal's basement, on his crappy record player, proving that love of music can transcend technological limitations.
Tamster
(Thousand Islands Canada)
Posted: Oct 26, 2013 15:56
 

 Lazarus wrote:


I be here...  love this song...  hope you are having a marvelous time right this minute...

Romeo and Juliet
Act 2, Scene 2:

JULIET:
'Tis but thy name that is my enemy;
Thou art thyself, though not a Montague.
What's Montague? it is nor hand, nor foot,
Nor arm, nor face, nor any other part
Belonging to a man. O, be some other name!
What's in a name? that which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet;
So Romeo would, were he not Romeo call'd,
Retain that dear perfection which he owes
Without that title. Romeo, doff thy name,
And for that name which is no part of thee
Take all myself.


Whisper that in my ear please...........
 


grazie
Posted: Sep 27, 2013 11:20
 

Really getting into this guy....and I don't care for folk music particularly.
Isabeau
(sou' tex)
Posted: Sep 25, 2013 5:56
 

Love this tune. Smooth as silk.
ambrebalte
(Wolxheim (France) - Beijing, Beijing again, soon)
Posted: May 24, 2013 4:23
 

 hamer12string wrote:
I hate that my first ND exposure was the VW commercial.

Then again... at least I finally got exposed to ND. So, maybe ... thanks VW?

 
You could have been exposed to Nick Drake before VW, or you could have been exposed after, one of these things first -


Here is a documentary that you might enjoy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrmR_F5XgwQ





hamer12string
(Orlando, FL)
Posted: May 08, 2013 12:33
 

I hate that my first ND exposure was the VW commercial.

Then again... at least I finally got exposed to ND. So, maybe ... thanks VW?
Lazarus
(Bethany)
Posted: Apr 22, 2013 20:24
 

 oldsaxon wrote:

Wherefore art thou?
 

I be here...  love this song...  hope you are having a marvelous time right this minute...

Romeo and Juliet
Act 2, Scene 2:

JULIET:
'Tis but thy name that is my enemy;
Thou art thyself, though not a Montague.
What's Montague? it is nor hand, nor foot,
Nor arm, nor face, nor any other part
Belonging to a man. O, be some other name!
What's in a name? that which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet;
So Romeo would, were he not Romeo call'd,
Retain that dear perfection which he owes
Without that title. Romeo, doff thy name,
And for that name which is no part of thee
Take all myself.


mona_hoysa
(Lititz PA)
Posted: Apr 20, 2013 15:46
 

This is absolutely my favorite song forever!
rdo
(DC)
Posted: Feb 16, 2013 19:34
 

If RP has done nothing else for me, it has deepened my appreciation of Nick Drake.  I liked him a lot before I started listening to RP.  Now?  He's moved up to nearly the top in my estimation of performers.   {#Cheers}  here's to Nick and RP!


coy
(san antonio)
Posted: Feb 03, 2013 13:18
 

no dude it meant tori amos is hot and she wants to sleep with nick drake



Back to back complimentary gems...Bill, ya know what you're doin'...an aural artiste {#High-five}  {#Notworthy}
  

Please don't post these 2 together, it implies that Tori Amos has even an ounce of Nick Drake's talent and we do not want to give that implication.{#No}