Friday, June 3, 2011

Nick Drake.

By the time this photo of folk singer-songwriter and guitarist Nick Drake was taken on Hamsted Heath the man was in a bad way. He died from an overdose of prescribed medication shortly after this picture was taken. Nick was always shy but this shyness had progressed into a total withdrawel from the world. Many around him blamed the drugs he took, but apart from weed and the prescribed medication Nick didn't dabble as much as many considered. In modern times like ours where we seem able to recognize and treat mental illness sooner somebody as unique as Nick Drake may have lived to write more than the three beautiful records that he left us.

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