“Way To Blue” by Nick Drake – on the longing for a way

In a previous post on Nick Drake’s song “Tow the Line” I touched on the question of what may have been some of the deeper longings expressed in that song. “Way to Blue” is perhaps even more explicit regarding his longings for a “way.” Continue reading

“Black Eyed Dog” by Nick Drake

Black Eyed Dog was one of the last songs recorded by Nick Drake. I wanted to post it because it is a great song and because I made reference to it in a previous post on what is though to have been Nick Drake’s last song “Tow The Line.” If you want to explore what I find of interest with these songs just follow the link.

Here is a link that explains why this video shows Heath Ledger, and also mentions that the term “Black Eyed Dog” is thought to be derived from Winston Churchill’s description of depression. (These subjects are all new to me – I must have missed the reports on these connections.)

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“Tow the Line” by Nick Drake and the longing for God incarnate

“Tow the Line” is thought to be the last song written by Nick Drake. This certainly makes it quite uncanny that it conveys an unusual sense of temporal anxiety and finality mixed with patience, resignation, and even contentment. Continue reading

Nick Drake’s Apocalyptic Pink Moon

Saw it written and I saw it say
Pink moon is on its way
And none of you stand so tall
Pink moon gonna get ye all
And it’s a pink moon

Yes, a pink moon
Pink, pink, pink, pink, pink moon
Pink, pink, pink, pink, pink moon

Yes, a pink moon

Like many who have been fortunate enough to have heard the beautiful song “Pink Moon,” I have wondered what the “Pink moon” is referring to. Continue reading