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Frozenlight is a special treat for Nick Drake fans, the author Colin Betts and Nick Drake hung out in Aix en Provence in the 60s, busking, smoking and travelling together. They were both young, free and idealistic in those days and Colin captures the spirit of these times perfectly. This is Colin's story as he travels around Europe and the States in search of truth, love, good times and good drugs. It is a funny, human, exciting and above all honest diary of one man's trip in the 60s.
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From chaos and anarchy in Europe and the USA you travel east 7,000 miles, the hard way, in search of peace and enlightenment, magic and mystery. What could possibly go wrong? Two continents and 10 countries lie ahead and you have no map or guidebook to any of them. All you know is to stay south of the Alps and the Iron Curtain, turn left at Salonika, follow Alexander the Great's footsteps until you reach the Himalayas, then ask a local: "Excuse me, where's the nearest genuine guru around here?" With that thought on your cold, lonely mind, you stick out your thumb . . .
Category Archives: Nick Drake
|1: introduction||2: metamorphosis|
|3: on the road||4: bright star|
|5: the clear thing||6: bohemian ecstasy|
|7: high hopes||8: hinterland|
|9: dimensions||10: avatar|
|11: dark clouds||12: cello song|
|13: if only||14: lend a hand and lift me|
|15: doctors kill||16: forever high|
Nick Drake’s music is the rare perfect legacy of a broken life with valuable lessons for all those, like Keats, who care for truth and beauty. And the message is as clear, relevant and important in 2012 as it was two generations ago. Trouble is, there’s a danger of it not being heard properly. There’s way too much speculation, mythology, fantasy and plain bollocks out there about Nick Drake – not least the half arsed investigation, shoddy inquest and shabby medico-legal conspiracy that cruelly slandered him as a “suicide”.