Monday, January 02, 2006

Poets And Songwriters

Here we are again in 2006, thanks to everyone for the encouragement and the suggestions. You'll see that downloading is a little bit more complicated now, but I want to avoid the little troubles I told about in the previous post. The videos that disappeared might be posted again soon, if you the meantime let's see if everything works fine with these new ones...

If there are some songwriters that deserve to be called poets too, Nick Drake and Leonard Cohen are certainly among them. Actually Cohen began to write poems even before he started singing. His immortal classic Suzanne was recorded in'67, but I guess this beautiful clip was shooted in the '70's...or 80's maybe. Does anyone knows which is the language of the subtitles? I think it's a northern-european tounge, but i can't recognize it.
Nick Drake still stands as a romantic figure, admired and respected by younger indie-pop fans too. He used to spread his melancholy lyrics in a sweet and tender way, with the clear sound of his voice and his guitar-picking, and, in this case, a perfect string arrangement. This is a very poetic clip too, a mosaic of Nick's pictures and other beautiful black and white images that fit perfectly with the musical atmosphere.
To people wondering why there are no Bob Dylan's videos I say don't worry, we'll soon meet Mr. Zimmerman too.

Nick Drake - River Man (1969)
Leonard Cohen - Suzanne (1967)

The password to unzip all the files is: musicforyoureyes

Please report any dead links, and leave a comment if you like the videos...or even you don't.

See you soon



Anonymous hermbg said...

Hi Mirco,

The subtitels in the Cohen-movie are in Dutch, a language spoken in Holland and the northern part of Belgium (Flanders).

1/02/2006 2:48 PM  
Blogger Mirco said...

Thank you, that language in Italian is callled "fiammingo".

Ciao :)

1/02/2006 4:25 PM  
Blogger The Baz said...

Hey Mirco!
Great to see you back in action!
All the best for 2006

1/02/2006 9:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


What a unique music blog that's a visual treat to a long time fan of progressive rock and British folk bands. I've never seen Caravan or Pentangle on film - WOW! Thanks for your efforts. Any chance of some Gentle Giant or Renaissance?

1/03/2006 4:56 AM  
Blogger lellebelle said...

A re-post of the deleted videos would be highly appreciated!

All the best wishes by the way…

1/03/2006 10:27 AM  
Anonymous emanuele said...

Ciao Mirco bentornato alla grande, ottima manovra d'aggiramento!

con i migliori auguri

1/03/2006 5:51 PM  
Blogger Mirco said...

Thanks everybody...grazie!
I haven't found any Gentle Giant or Renaissance videos so far, but let's not despair...
I think I'll start re-posting the vanished files tomorrow.

Ciao :)

1/03/2006 7:03 PM  
Anonymous savoadaki said...

I can't seem to open either file. If they are zipped, what program unzips them.

1/05/2006 1:24 AM  
Blogger Mirco said...

I use ZipGenius, it's available for free on the internet. The password asked is musicforyoureyes.

let me know if ot works

1/05/2006 1:44 AM  

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