2018: Cerebrum Cerebellum Songs

A few years ago I started keeping an ongoing folder on my computer of the songs, both old and new, that made an impression on me that year.  Basically, my favorite songs of the year, which I’ve continued doing every year since.  In 2018 (as usual) it’s a pretty big list.  But, if I had…

Scott Appel / Nick Drake: “Far Leys”

For a musician whose reputation rests in no small part on his guitar skills, it’s interesting that Nick Drake never released a guitar instrumental. Over the years, however, some tantalizing solo acoustic home recordings of his have come to light. Many are work tapes containing ideas and fragments, or “sketches”, as he called them. Some…

River Crombie: “Time Beyond Me”

One wonders what an artist like Nick Drake would have done in this age of social media, Youtube, and Bandcamp.  Would he have found a wider audience for his music during his lifetime?  Would that virtual word of mouth, that immediate and direct feedback from listeners, have provided enough of that missing recognition he seemed…

Sunday Brunch: July 22, 2012

“A day once dawned, and it was beautiful A day once dawned from the ground Then the night she fell And the air was beautiful The night she fell all around.” (From The Morning, by Nick Drake) Beautify Junkyards – From the Morning (from “From the Morning” single, 2012) (cover of Nick Drake song) Elizabeth…