Friday, November 2, 2012


"And what will happen in the morning when the world it gets so crowded that you can't look out the window in the morning?"
Nick Drake, Hazey Jane II


  1. This line took on a special meaning for me after I watched a documentary about Nick Drake where a friend, describing his demeanor towards the end of his life, tells a story about knocking on his door to no answer, then going back around the house and looking in through a window and seeing Drake standing alone in the room staring at the wall.

    He gave up on the window, I guess.

  2. It's sad, what happened to Nick Drake, but I don't find his music to be that. To me there's something hopefull and uplifting about it. With a possible exception for Black Eyed Dog.

  3. "Day is Done", even?

    I know what you mean though. I was listening to a collection of home recordings he did, his earliest things - it's amazing how vibrant and fulfilling the music he was creating at such a young age is - he wrote much of his first album when he was 19! I imagine he found great happiness in composing his songs. Certainly as much as we all do in listening to them.