Friday, 22 January 2010

Way To Blue




Last night we went to a concert. A much awaited evening that didn't disappoint. An evening that moved me to tears and has left me feeling very emotional. An evening that touched me with its beauty in a way that I hadn't expected. I have always loved the music of Nick Drake and was slightly hesitant about hearing it being performed by others but I was so wrong, it was one of the most beautiful and moving concerts I have ever been to. I had never in my wildest dreams expected to see Green Gartside (Scritti Politti) and Robyn Hitchcock standing side by side on stage singing his lyrics nor could i have imagined Lisa Hannigan's version of "Black Eyed Dog." I'm not a critic and I can't even begin to describe or do justice in words to the beauty of last night. The beauty, tragedy and poetry of Nick Drake and his music were allowed to shine. It was an evening of such specialness shared with some very special people. If you get a chance to, go and see it please do, and listen very very carefully to the haunting words of "Fruit Tree"...
Have a lovely weekend

PS Here's a link if you want to find out more - it's a minute or so into the broadcast.
x

14 comments:

Suzie Sews said...

lucky lady.


Have a great weekend also.

Vintage Amethyst said...

Oh my I am so in love with Nick Drake's music it is riddiculous!
So glad to hear this concert was great & that you had a good time.
Thank you so much for sharing.
love
Alison
x

A Thrifty Mrs said...

I adore Nick Drake's music.

Hope you're well, have a good weekend.
x

ginny said...

wow, your lucky thing... that sounds amazing... love nick drake...reminds me of my college days and my youth ... so haunting... so beautiful.
i will check out your link ... thank you x
warmest wishes
ginny x

Thimbleanna said...

It sounds like a wonderful evening Kim. I'm very sad to say though that I haven't heard of your cast of characters. I'm off to google...

Thimbleanna said...

Wow Kim -- what a sad story. How lucky are we to have YouTube and Wikipedia? Thanks for sharing your evening.

dottycookie said...

You lucky, lucky girl. I'm a big Nick Drake fan from years ago - I'm sure I've told you this before but DH wooed me with his guitar version of Man In A Shed. Who could possibly resist?

Off to grab the Ipod ...

bellaboo said...

I've yet to experience this music either but I'm off to Google and find out more!

Bellaboo

Sew Recycled said...

It was an amazing evening.....Krystel Warren made me cry, breathtaking!
Can't belive it was 1am by the time I got to bed! You cheeky Roses! Thanx

Cowboys and Custard said...

There is no need for me to tell you how much I wish I could've been there too.. I grew up listening to the haunting melancholic songs of Nick Drake and hearing his music, always makes me stop in my tracks..
Lisa Hannigan is a fave of mine and I am sure she did great justice to the beauty of Nick Drake's Black Eyed Dog..
Lovely memories for you to cherish..

Dxx

funkymonkey said...

I adore Nick Drake's music and am glad that it is being performed. I'm off the explore your link now.

Tracey

Ally Johnston said...

So nice that you had an amazing time

Bloomsbury Bell said...

I love Nick Drake! Sounds like the concert was amazing.

Meggie said...

Sounds like Magical Moments.
Hugsxx