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Blog Posted:7/12/2011 8:59:00 AM
Just recently I refound my poems/love'>love for Nick Drake. I mean "Bryter Layter" is a stroke of genius in my opinion, and the song "Way to Blue" ranks up there as one of my all time favourites. His story and his posthumous fame is a sad one and how he had no fame when he was alive with these amazing albums in his possession is beyond me. But staying on the topic I can't help but feel sad when I compare the music of today with the music of the past, slowly to me so much of today's music sounds wooden, lifeless and almost the same in some cases. So if anyone has some suggestions as to a good band/musician for me to listen please please pleeeeeeeease let me know. And so as I mainly talked about him and the song I love so much here is the opening verse:

"Don't you have a word to show what may be done
Have you never heard a way to find the sun
Tell me all that you may know
Show me what you have to show
Won't you come and say
If you know the way to blue?" -

"Way to Blue" by Nick Drake from the album "Five Leaves Left"

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Date: 7/25/2011 9:56:00 PM
I listened to River Man, Cocaine Blues, Way to Blue, Day is Done and Fly. Quite an interesting talent. I guess I hadn't heard of him because during that era I was pretty much tied into country music and old rock n' roll. Also a fondness for folk, especially Irish Folk. I have a couple of Enya CD's but I'm still not raps biggest fan. Vince
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Date: 7/24/2011 9:12:00 PM
Kyle, I'm a music nut since I was a kid playing with my pet dinosaur.(Buddy Holly Era). There are still a few great writers around, Springsteen, Segar, McCartney. Most of my favorites lie in the past like Orbison, Nelson, Cash and Kristofferson. I'll have to check this one out. Lyrics are important if you want to touch someone with your music. The writers I listed, I believe accomplished that. Vince
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Date: 7/12/2011 10:46:00 AM
Hi Anthony. Thanks for the welcome it's great to be on this site. I have seen Garden state and it is a great movie and an amazing soundtrack. Thank you also for the gl hope you have a great day Kyle
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