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[02 Mar 2010|08:13pm]

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25 Canada/US Gold Medal Hockey Game (mostly variations orz)
8 Some other stuff (Reborn!Naruto, Katekyo Hitman Reborn, Nick Drake)


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Nick Drake on the Cover of MOJO [11 May 2009|04:09pm]

SunnyMurdoch's post just reminded me - Nick Drake is on the cover of the new MOJO magazine along with a 9-page article on him inside. I haven't read the article yet, but there are a few previously unseen pictures from Keith Morris' shoots. I highly encourage you to go out and buy it if you can (plus, it comes with a free Island Records Folk CD!). I know it's available in the UK but I'm not sure if the US has it.

Article here- but go out and buy it if you can!Collapse )
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Nick Drake Clippings [10 May 2009|12:07am]
[ mood | happy ]

I bought these (20 in total) from eBay seller myworld.ebay.co.uk/popquiz56/. I'm really pleased with them.
There are a few photos I've never seen before, lots of speculation about his sexuality as usual, and some incredible tabloid journalism (The Mail on Sunday calls him "The British Bob Dylan"). The piece entitled "Autumnal" is from a 1990 issue of Q magazine!

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[08 Dec 2008|04:28am]

[ mood | curious ]

Hey there, fellow Drake fans! I know this community is practically dead but I am hoping some still keep an eye on it. I was wondering if anybody has the FULL lyrics to Kimbie? Most of the results are incomplete.

Kimbie wants a nine dollar show
Kimbie wants a nine dollar show
She wants a nine dollar show
And I need .....
Well Kimbie let your hair hang down

"And I need"... what? I can't, for the life of me, figure out what he is saying. Any help is greatly appreciated.

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[27 Feb 2008|07:29pm]

Apparently there was an E! story on the television on the connection between Heath Ledger's death and his affinity for Nick. Did anybody manage to catch it? I'd love to know what was discussed, and if there is any word that the Nick Drake estate will release the video Heath did to "Black Eyed Dog".
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I saw Nick Drake, at the corner of Time & Motion [18 Feb 2008|09:48pm]

Hello members! I've just joined the community, so I thought I'd introduce myself and share a video I made. So, my name is Caroline, and I've been a fan of Nick Drake since I was eleven or twelve. The way I found out about him is actually very strange; my brother's boss gave him a copy of "Way To Blue" because my brother looks very much like Nick. The first song we sat and listened to is Cello Song, and since then, we've been hooked.

I made this last night - it's nothing fancy, just lyrics to the song and a short picture slideshow at the end. It's more about sharing the song, because I think it's beautiful. I hope you enjoy it.
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Nick Drake Documentary To Air on Starz [27 Jan 2008|04:35pm]

[ mood | awake ]

I haven't had cable in awhile, and I don't know if Starz is a premium channel, but it might be worth looking into just for this.

From the Nick Drake MySpace page:

---Original Message---
Date: Jan 24, 2008 12:52 PM
Subject: Nick Drake Documentary To Air on Starz

"A Skin Too Few", the Nick Drake documentary makes it's US broadcast
debut on Starz this Monday, January 28th.

You can check this site for details and future air dates.


Best to you all...


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Piano parts [01 Jan 2008|10:47am]
Good morning!
Could anyone help me with the piano in Man In a Shed?
Instructions, chord progressions, notation?
It'd be so glorious to play. :)
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Vicks cough syrup UK [28 Oct 2007|09:52am]

Has anyone seen the advert using 'From the morning'? I caught the end of it last week and thought I was imagining it, but I've seen it twice over the last couple of days
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[14 Aug 2007|11:40am]

wow, kids, everyone is quiet. what do you all think of family tree? listening to it, for me, was amazing. hearing him chuckle and goof around a bit was worth the wait, i think.
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'Family Tree' out June 19th [13 Apr 2007|02:18am]

This has been in the pipeline for a few years now, a new Nick Drake (and family) rarities set based on his home reel-to-reel tape recordings, due out in early summer. Here's the press release:

Nick Drake’s "Family Tree", featuring never before heard recordings, to be released June 19, 2007 by Tsunami LG/Fontana

Family Tree, to be released on June 19th, 2007 on Tsunami LG/Fontana, will feature previously unreleased tracks from the vaults of the Estate of Nick Drake. The album, produced by Drake Estate manager Cally, tells the story of Nick Drake’s musical development in the years prior to recording his official debut, Five Leaves Left.

Family Tree explores the upbringing of an artist who-- in his tragically short career-- produced three albums which continue to be treasured by fans. Recorded in the late 1960’s, the 28 tracks feature lo-fi recordings made on a reel-to-reel tape recorder at his home, Far Leys in Tanworth In Arden, as well as eight songs recorded on cassette during his sojourn in Aix En Provence. The inclusion of two songs, “Poor Mum” and “Try to Remember”, written and performed by Molly Drake bears testament to her musical influence on her son, conscious or otherwise.

After Nick Drake’s death in 1974, his parents Rodney and Molly Drake began to receive visits from fans compelled to understand more about the source of his music by traveling to the place where he lived and died. For Rodney and Molly, this was no invasion of privacy. On the contrary, aware that this might be the beginning of the recognition that their son had longed for in his lifetime, they invited those fans in and quite often shared the music a young Nick had recorded on an early reel-to-reel recorder. Often fans left with their own cassette tapes of those songs.

Some third and fourth generation versions of these tapes circulated among collectors on rare bootlegs for decades. The overwhelming fan demand for unreleased material or stronger versions of these poor-quality bootlegged songs has thrown up a challenge to the estate to release something worthy of his legacy.

The Family Tree release will include a letter written from Gabrielle Drake to her brother in which she reminisces about their growing up, their family life, and explains how she has tried to preserve his legacy as she thinks he would approve. “I hope that, in the circumstances, you could have given “Family Tree” your blessing. Or if not, that you could have at least looked on with that wry smile of yours.”

Family Tree, unlike Nick’s albums which contained only his own material, features the young artist mastering the compositions made famous by Bob Dylan, Blind Boy Fuller, and Jackson C Frank. It also showcases his early songwriting skills on tracks like “They’re Leaving Me Behind”, “Blossom” and “Come Into The Garden”. In segues between tracks, the listener hears Nick speaking aloud to himself, even laughing in between takes. The album also includes two versions of songs that ended up on Nick’s first album ‘Five Leaves Left’ which were recorded by his arranger Robert Kirby whilst they were both studying at Cambridge University in 1968.

You need only hear Nick and Gabrielle’s exquisite blood harmonies on “All My Trials” – or Nick playing clarinet with his aunt and uncle on “Mozart’s Kegelstatt Trio” – to realize that this was a house whose inhabitants entertained themselves and each other by playing music. In the album closer “Do You Ever Remember?” Molly Drake sings not just for their sorrow, but also for the laughter that once resounded throughout a happy, loving home. It’s a laughter that resounds – sometimes literally – throughout the whole of Family Tree. In doing so, it brings us closer to who Nick Drake was than perhaps any written account of his life thus far.

In addition to the release of Family Tree, 2007 will see the release of an upgraded version of the Fruit Tree Box Set – which includes Nick Drake’s three original studio albums; a new book; as well as a DVD of the “A Skin Too Few” documentary. Fruit Tree will also be available in limited edition vinyl.


Track listing:
1. Come In To The Garden (introduction) (Nick Drake)
2. They're Leaving Me Behind (Nick Drake)
3. Time Piece (Nick Drake)
4. Poor Mum (M.Drake) performed by Molly Drake
5. Winter Is Gone (Traditional, arr: Nick Drake)
6. All My Trials (Traditional) performed by Nick and Gabrielle Drake
7. Kegelstatt Trio for clarinet, viola and piano, (W.A. Mozart)
8. Strolling Down the Highway (Bert Jansch)
9. Paddling In Rushmere (Traditional)
10. Cocaine Blues (Traditional)
11. Blossom (Nick Drake)
12. Been Smokin’ Too Long (Robin Frederick)
13. Black Mountain Blues (Traditional)
14. Tomorrow Is A Long Time (Bob Dylan)
15. If You Leave Me (Dave Van Ronk)
16. Here Come The Blues (Jackson C. Frank)
17. Sketch 1 (Nick Drake)
18. Blues Run The Game (Jackson C. Frank)
19. My Baby So Sweet (Traditional)
20. Milk And Honey (Jackson C. Frank)
21. Kimbie (Traditional)
22. Bird Flew By (Nick Drake)
23. Rain (Nick Drake)
24. Strange Meeting II (Nick Drake)
25. Day Is Done (Nick Drake)
26. Come Into The Garden (Nick Drake)
27. Way to Blue (Nick Drake)
28. Do You Ever Remember? (M. Drake) performed by Molly Drake
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Songs [23 Feb 2007|11:29am]

Hello to all you Nick Drake lovers!

I'm not sure whether it really is a good idea to post this journal here, in this community. However, Nick Drake does take a huge part in it, and any opportunity to bring Nick Drake in the spotlights is a good one to me. Furthermore it seems to me that it's always a good thing for a community to have a lot of activity. If you do feel I just keep these kind of rubbish posts to myself, please feel free to say so.
So, here goes.

Someone asked a question on some forum:
"Which is the song you've listened most to so far, or which song is your favourite?"

This inspired me to quite an extensive answer, which I'm able to give solely thanks to the best website ever created: Last.fm.  - I absolutely adore these kind of statistics.

Here's my answer:

Last 12 months
1. Nick Drake – Pink Moon
2. Nick Drake – Saturday Sun
3. Nick Drake – Things Behind the Sun
4. Pinback – Penelope
5. Nick Drake – Place to Be
6. Nick Drake – Northern Sky
7. Pinback – Tripoli
8. Jacques Brel – Ne me quitte pas
9. Nick Drake – Road
10. Nick Drake – Hazey Jane II

Last 6 months
1. Nick Drake – Hazey Jane II
2. John Frusciante – Carvel
3. Nick Drake – Northern Sky
4. Nick Drake – Hazey Jane I
5. Nick Drake – Road
6. John Frusciante – Regret
7. John Frusciante – Going Inside
8. Nick Drake – Pink Moon
9. Nick Drake – Bryter Layter
10. John Frusciante – Omission

Last 3 months
1. Nick Drake – Hazey Jane II
2. Nick Drake – Road
3. Nick Drake – Hazey Jane I
4. Nick Drake – Northern Sky
5. Wim De Craene – Rozanne
6. Joanna Newsom – "En Gallop"
7. Pinback – Loro
8. Nick Drake – Pink Moon
9. Willem Vermandere – Klein ventje van Elverdinge
10. Nick Drake – Poor Boy

Last week
1. Nick & Gabrielle Drake – All my trials
2. Nick Drake – Don't think twice, it's alright
3. Donovan – Wear Your Love Like Heaven
4. Sufjan Stevens – Chicago
5. Miek & Roel – De grote revolutie
6. Hues Corporation – Rock The Boat
7. Nick Drake – Blues run the game

Of course I would very much like to know your answer to this question!
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Northern Sky 'solo' [18 Feb 2007|09:30pm]

This is pretty interesting.. A a guy on the board at Nickdrake.com posted up a file made by his friend, who took the 'A Treasury' 5:1 surround sound mix and isolated the channels containing Nick's vocals and guitar to approximate a 'solo' version of the mixes.. Here's Northern Sky:
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Saturday sun [03 Dec 2006|07:05pm]
I've made a short recording of the piano part of "Saturday sun". It's somewhat different from Nick's, but quite valid. Thanks to Remi Nyborg for the chords, which are: C, G, A, G, F#dim7, G, C, C.
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[02 Dec 2006|09:46pm]

I just realized I listen to Nick Drake more in the winter. His songs are winter songs, to me. Though his is the music I turn to whenever I need solace.

Anyway, I was doing a google image search and came across a picture I'd never seen before, one of the "blanket pictures." I had fun playing with it in Photo Shop. I'm no great Photoshopper but I like to mess around with it.

Original version behind the cut.

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Does anyone know where I can find large versions of all the blanket photos? They're some of my favorites and I was thinking of trying another portrait of Nick and would like to use one of those.
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[18 Oct 2006|09:56pm]

[ mood | pensive ]

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The Peel Session [29 Sep 2006|05:28pm]

Here's an MP3 file of the only surviving recorded fragment of Nick's John Peel session, recorded in 1969. This has been on a tape for a long time but only became public quite recently. Unfortunately, all we've got is 1 minute of Time of No Reply, a sentence from Peel, and 3 minutes of Three Hours, and the recording quality is a little muddy, but it's better than nothing. I listen to it and wonder how people couldn't have been captivated by hearing this at the time, and ran out and bought his records!.. Thanks very much to 'Polish Fisherman' who provided me with this and is encouraging the fans to pass it around to discourage opportunistic bootleggers.

EDIT- replaced the download link with one for a slightly better sounding 192kbps MP3 version:
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Exiled from Heaven [23 Aug 2006|06:43pm]

If you haven't read Ian MacDonald's wonderful essay on Nick Drake, you should. Be warned that it is quite long, several pages, and could take an hour or more.

For those who care, Ian MacDonald was one of the founders of King Crimson as well. He played all the wonderful reeds and flutes on "In the Court of the Crimson King".
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[23 Aug 2006|05:24pm]

My boyfriend just tore open his packet of Zig-Zag cigarette papers to give me the little bit of paper that says "Five leaves left" on it as I like to collect them. He opens it, takes it out, passes it to me and we both realise it says "6 leaves left" :| I can't believe it!
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