Aug. 28th, 2010

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Spoilers ahoy! Cutting for those of you who haven't watched those DVR'd episodes yet... Cutting because I am AWESOME like that. )
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Day 04 - A song that makes you sad

This is cheating a bit because the song itself doesn't make me sad. It's sweet and wistful and pretty much perfect.

I love Pink Moon. Like a ton of other people, I first heard it in the "Milky Way" mini-mini-film for the Volkswagen Cabrio. It's a beautiful commercial, there's no other word for it. No announcers, no dialogue, just four kids on their way to a party under an indigo night sky strewn with stars, the full moon overhead. If you haven't seen it, play it. It's absolutely lovely. Like the song, it's just about perfect.

I was immediately smitten with the tune and wanted to know more about Nick Drake, the artist behind the song. I found his bio and began to read, and I found that he'd died of suspected suicide many years before (1974). Between the video and the song, and how deeply I'd been touched by both, reading about his life and subsequent death triggered something and I cried.

Pink Moon - Nick Drake )

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