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Saturday, June 11, 2011

A Skin Too Few: The Days of Nick Drake

A Skin Too Few: The Days of Nick Drake (Part One, 2002, directed by Jeroen Berkvens, Flash Video 10:00). "...A study, mostly chronological, of the life of Nick Drake (1948-1974). Gabrielle, his older sister, tells us of her brother's birth in Burma, childhood in Warwickshire, life at Cambridge and in London, then back to his parents' home in Tanworth. His parents describe his habits and personality. Two friends and the producer, arranger, sound engineer, and photographer for his three albums comment. His mother, a musician and poet, is an early influence. His quiet folk style made his one tour a disaster. His lack of success and gradual withdrawal end with his death at 26."