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Nick Drakes biography

Postby Tomsk » 03 Sep 2014, 02:20

Nick Drake: The Biography Paperback – 24 Sep 1998
A mysterious character but in a positive way..
I've only started reading the thing ... :cool2:
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Re: Nick Drakes biography

Postby Ice.Maiden » 04 Sep 2014, 12:56

*Nicholas Rodney "Nick" Drake was an English singer-songwriter and musician, known for his acoustic guitar-based songs. He failed to find a wide audience during his lifetime but his work has gradually achieved wider notice and recognition.

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No wonder I'd never heard of him!
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Re: Nick Drakes biography

Postby Tomsk » 04 Sep 2014, 13:26

he only made three albums and it sounds really depressing but some of the music is very beautiful indeed,
you either get it or you don't..
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Re: Nick Drakes biography

Postby Ice.Maiden » 04 Sep 2014, 13:32

Yes .......
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Re: Nick Drakes biography

Postby Tomsk » 08 Sep 2014, 17:32

I'm halfway through the book and it is getting to his mental illness, he was painfully shy almost mute when not singing
from a well to do family, very sad yet the music is quite uplifting....strange..
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Re: Nick Drakes biography

Postby Ice.Maiden » 08 Sep 2014, 18:00

Interesting. Some people with mental illnesses or extreme shyness can find solace through music, and the results can be amazing.
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Re: Nick Drakes biography

Postby Tomsk » 08 Sep 2014, 21:56

yet, he had a happy idyllic childhood,
It was the huge amount of pot he took as a teenager which are one of the things that done him in..
His records wern't selling as he hoped and he disappeared further into his shell..
The second album of his 'Bryter Layter' is very special..
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Re: Nick Drakes biography

Postby Ice.Maiden » 09 Sep 2014, 14:53

I've listened to that, actually, although I can't remember any of it now.

It's sad when this sort of thing happens to people, but it sounds like depression set him on the path to drugs - and then what followed. Having a happy childhood doesn't necessarily mean that a person can't be affected mentally, and if there was an expectation for him to succeed when he didn't, it just spirals downwards even worse.
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Re: Nick Drakes biography

Postby Tomsk » 09 Sep 2014, 15:30

I think he thought he would become an instant success and dropped out of University..
He was ultra sensitive..
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Re: Nick Drakes biography

Postby Ice.Maiden » 09 Sep 2014, 15:44

Perhaps a bad move for him to be involved in the music business if he was like that. In entertainment, you have to be able to take the knocks and not give up.
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Re: Nick Drakes biography

Postby Tomsk » 09 Sep 2014, 17:23

and have a very thick skin...
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Re: Nick Drakes biography

Postby Ice.Maiden » 09 Sep 2014, 17:44

That's what I mean about being able to take the knocks. When people criticise you, you have to turn the other cheek and forge on.
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Re: Nick Drakes biography

Postby Tomsk » 09 Sep 2014, 17:47

that is an essential trait but in any business really..
off for a brew Holmes..
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Re: Nick Drakes biography

Postby Ice.Maiden » 09 Sep 2014, 18:20

Don't blame you. I'm going to have one soon.
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Re: Nick Drakes biography

Postby Tomsk » 09 Sep 2014, 19:35

and a double egg sandwich..
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Re: Nick Drakes biography

Postby Ice.Maiden » 09 Sep 2014, 19:38

Oh good grief! What - a fried one?
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Re: Nick Drakes biography

Postby Tomsk » 09 Sep 2014, 21:22

yes, with ketchup and mayo...it was delish..
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Re: Nick Drakes biography

Postby Ice.Maiden » 10 Sep 2014, 15:32

:doh:

Eeewww .... ketchup and mayo together???
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Re: Nick Drakes biography

Postby Tomsk » 10 Sep 2014, 15:51

YES..
iT'S My egg sandwich!
problem?
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Re: Nick Drakes biography

Postby Ice.Maiden » 10 Sep 2014, 19:34

Gross.
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