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 Post subject: BBC Folk Show Nick Drake special
PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 10:13 am 

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This Wednesday (19th June) would have been Nick's 65th birthday. In recognition of this, the BBC Radio2 Folk Show is presenting a Nick Drake Special programme including interviews with Joe Boyd.

As mentioned in the Events/Gigs section of this forum, Tom Conway is putting together a Nick Drake tribute evening in Cambridge on that night, with proceeds going to Mind, the mental health charity. I'll be there saying a few words about recording Nick in 1968, but the evening will mainly be performances of Nick's songs.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 5:36 am 

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Listening to the BBC Radio 2 special on Nick today it occurred to me how little information there is about Nick that the dedicated among us are yet to seek out.

Occasionally charming new anecdotes surface from people who knew him, and those are always interesting, but I find these days it's less about the myth of Nick than ever before, and almost completely about the music, which fortunately has not aged in the 25 years that I've loved it.

Speculating on the life he might have had is pointless but occasionally amusing, and I laughed recently at this post by a chap called Neil Murray on the Shelagh McDonald facebook page:

"In an alternative universe, Shelagh and Sandy became The Daft Sisters and sold millions. Nick didn't die but gave up the music biz and trained as a teacher, ironically spending 25 years at the comp at the other end of Marlborough from his alma mater. His pupils tracked down copies of his long-forgotten LPs to give him at his retirement do last year, and he was persuaded to sing for fifty souls at the Green Note this January."


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Nick didn't die but gave up the music biz and trained as a teacher, ironically spending 25 years at the comp at the other end of Marlborough from his alma mater. His pupils tracked down copies of his long-forgotten LPs to give him at his retirement do last year, and he was persuaded to sing for fifty souls at the Green Note this January."


LOL, love that

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I want to listen/download the BBC program that was aired yesterday, but have no access to the recorded show from outside the UK. Did someone from the UK download the podcast and could that be shared through this site please?
many thanks!


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You will find the programme here

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b02x94ns

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yes Seran, but then I get this message: www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/help/uk_only
The BBC site recognises my IP address as outside of UK and then denies access.


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Hi. Somewhere on this forum there is reference to some free software that enables non-UK residents to listen to iPlayer (try searching on 'iPlayer'). It'll be worth the effort as I thought the programme was a very nice tribute to Nick. Well done BBC!

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