Wednesday, August 29, 2007

video o' the day.

For a lengthy stint there, many, many singers were compared to the late Nick Drake, much in the same way many now get compared to greats like Elliott Smith or Jeff Buckley. I find that, oft times, the comparisons do not hold water. They're the product of some fairly effusive publicists out there. Such is not the case with Jose Gonzalez, however. He's the closest dead-on ringer for Nick Drake's sound that I've ever heard. And, yet, he still manages to do his own thing, which is why I like him ... and why I will continue to.

1 comment:

Hey, It's Ansley said...

I love him! If you haven't seen it, check out this commercial for a TV (I know!) but it's his song, Heartbeats, and lots of amazing color and bouncy balls and no CGI was used. I can't get the Sony link to work but found it on youtube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Bb8P7dfjVw