Subsequently, Nick Drake has been nearly forgotten and then rediscovered several times – the last that I am aware being when the song “Pink Moon” was used in a Volkswagen commercial!
As much as I dislike overtly commercial use of rock music, usually beyond the control of its creator, I was pleased that many more people became aware of Nick Drake as a result. My co-worker would never have heard him without this introduction, and she now loves his music.
And music to love it is. My favorite song is the ethereal “Northern Sky” featuring a sublimely creative harpischord and organ arrangement by John Cale and a melody to die for.
Perhaps I will write more later. Right now, I will just let the tune resonate in my head and go to bed.