Tuesday, January 20, 2009
NICK DRAKE TRIBUTE TO INCLUDE VEDDER, GROHL, NORAH
Nick Drake is definitely an acquired taste. I remember reading about him, and then checking him out, and not really getting it. I'm not a total die-hard by any means, but I get it now. He was a great songwriter who died too young. A lot of people discovered him decades after his death when his song "Pink Moon" was used in a car commercial. Now, Eddie Vedder, Dave Grohl, Norah Jones and Jack Johnson are among the artists participating in a tribute album to him. Speaking of people who died too young, it will include Heath Ledger's video for Drake's "Black Eyed Dog." Jack Johnson will be putting the tribute out on his Brushfire Records label later this year.