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Screaming Lord Byron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 08:22 AM
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Brad Pitt to present BBC radio documentary on Nick Drake.
Edited on Wed Apr-07-04 08:23 AM by Screaming Lord Byron
The world no longer makes any sense.

The documentary is broadcast on May 22 at 9pm.

Pitt said: "I was introduced to Nick Drake's music about five years ago, and am a huge admirer of his records.

"When Radio 2 approached me to get involved in this project, I was delighted to be asked and pleased that I was able to fit it into my schedule."


http://www.nme.com/news/108103.htm
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quispquake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 08:25 AM
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1. Definitely strange news of the day!!!
Although I also seriously look forward to seeing this!!!
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Screaming Lord Byron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 08:27 AM
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2. It always amazes me who turns out to be a fan of Nick Drake.
For a guy who's been dead thirty years and sold approximately three records when he was alive, he has a pretty diverse fanbase.
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Fenris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:27 AM
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7. And those three records were bought by his mother, father, and sister
Edited on Wed Apr-07-04 09:37 AM by Fenris
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Screaming Lord Byron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:55 AM
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19. No. By me.
For I am FANBOY SUPREME!
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Fenris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:56 AM
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20. If you were a FANBOY SUPREME you would be his mother, father, and sister
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Screaming Lord Byron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:57 AM
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21. Damn you, ULTIMATE FANBOY !
I'll get you next time.
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Fenris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:58 AM
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22. BWAHAHAHAHA! Your powers of FANBOYNISH are no match for me!
Till we battle again, ULTIMATE FANBOY!
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felonious thunk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 08:27 AM
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3. Wow, he's been a fan for FIVE years!
Fame is indeed but a fruit tree.
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vi5 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 08:31 AM
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4. 5 years? So basically when Pink Moon was in a commercial...
Which would be around 5 years ago. So basically I'm guessing that's what he means.
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walkon Donating Member (919 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:23 AM
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5. Not being an owner of his
original album releases I was intrigued by "Pink Moon" and found info on the Volkswagen site about Nick Drake. I have enjoyed his music ever since and would otherwise probably not have heard of him. Did you buy one of his original releases? A fan from the start of his career?
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Screaming Lord Byron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:26 AM
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6. I was. I was a fan from before I was born. In fact.
I was a fan before Nick Drake was born. I was just waiting for him to exist, so I could say 'LOOK! I AM THE FIRST GUY WHO WAS INTO THIS GUY, AND THUS I AM SUPERIOR!' In fact, when he was alive (before my birth), I bought up all his records so that no one else but me could claim to have heard of him. I AM FANBOY SUPREME, COWER AND TREMBLE BEFORE MY GENIUS!
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Fenris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:28 AM
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8. I was a fan before Nick Drake was born
Edited on Wed Apr-07-04 09:29 AM by Fenris
:D good one
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Screaming Lord Byron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:41 AM
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14. Were you not the same with the Moz?
Edited on Wed Apr-07-04 09:42 AM by Screaming Lord Byron
Were you not watching the birth announcements of the Greater Manchester area in the late 1950's watching out for the child who would one day be Stephen Patrick Morrissey?
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Fenris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:44 AM
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15. Better. I am Moz's biological father.
I was there when he was conceived!
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Screaming Lord Byron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:48 AM
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16. Now it all makes so much sense, Fenris.
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Fenris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:49 AM
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17. And how!
I also wrote most of the lyrics!
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walkon Donating Member (919 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:36 AM
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10. Screaming
Indeed!
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vi5 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:53 AM
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18. I've known about him and been a fan since the late 80's...
...a friend turned me on to him.

Actually my post wasn't meant to disparage people who found out about him through the commercial. I'm all in favor actually of good music being included in commercials and turning people on to that type of stuff.

But presenting Brad Pitt as some sort of uber fan to narrate a special on the guy just seems a bit disingenuous.
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chenGOD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 10:03 AM
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23. How is it disingenous?
Given the quality of Nick Drake's music, is it not entirely possible that someone could become a huge fan in 5 years? It's not like he has a huge back catalog to go through to weed out the true gems (although Nick wrote quite a few gems).

Disingenuous would be if Brad Pitt had never heard of Nick Drake before and the BBC presented him as huge fan.
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vi5 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 11:44 AM
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24. Hey...its just an opinion....
feel free to disagree (clearly you do). It just seems like to me they are picking a marquee name over someone who may be a musician or a long-time Drake fan who may be able to provide a bit more insight into the man, his music, and his life.

It's not the end of the world, it's just my opinion that he is a bad choice for such a project.
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SheWhoMustBeObeyed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:35 AM
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9. Brad Pitt and Nick Drake go together
like peanut butter and swan.
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Fenris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:38 AM
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12. Clearly you've never eaten a Peanut Butter Bjrk
It's popular in Iceland.
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SheWhoMustBeObeyed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:40 AM
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13. "You got swan in my peanut butter!"
"You got peanut butter in my swan!"

Hey.....
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bif Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:38 AM
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11. His box set is amazing
I never get tired of it. Timeless stuff.
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