Friday, May 05, 2006

Authenticty


Bobby Lightfoot, while sharing his insights into the creative processes of the pop song was riffing on authenticity.

Nick Drake was authentic. I wrote about Pink Moon last August.

When I wrote that piece, I didn't yet know how to post links to mp3s. Here are the two songs I referenced:

Pink Moon.

Road.

One guitar, one vocal track, a little piano, and an entire universe.

1 Comments:

Blogger fgfdsg said...

One record I used to spin over and over again as a kid was the 1985 single by the Dream Academy 'Life In A Northern Town'. Not sure if it was a hit in the US. Used to love the sound of it, a really haunting song.

Was reading an interview with the band yesterday and turns out it was written as an elegy for Nick Drake. I love how all the music I love links together.

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