Choice Cuts: The Best of Nick Drake
40 years after his death, Nick Drake's music shines. Here are some favorites that you owe it to yourself to check out!
8. “Hanging On A Star”
It was said that by this point Drake had become bitter and angry about his lack of success. He seemed to have lost all hope, making “Hanging On A Star” all the more stinging. “Why leave me hanging on a star/when you deem me so high?” he asks the listener, wondering why, despite grand predictions, no one listened to him. The unusual BF#BEBD# tuning Drake uses on the song gives his acoustic greater punch. All in all, it serves as a brilliant, but tragic final chapter in a career that should have been longer and more successful.
Jackson Maxwell is a freshman at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He is double majoring in history and journalism. He is a staff writer for the Massachusetts Daily Collegian and has his own music blog entitled “Two Dudes, Two Computers” with his friend Zach Newman. You can follow him here at twodudestwocomputers.tumblr.com/ or http://themotorcade.tumblr.com/
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