this piece has me singing "pink moon" with lyrics about brad pitt movies - "fight club gonna get ye all..." - but that's okay. last night i fell asleep with "how lovely cooks the meat" in my head, and i'm glad to have it gone.
Brad Pitt to Host Radio 2 Show on Dead UK Singer

LONDON (Reuters) - Hollywood heartthrob Brad Pitt is to present a music documentary on BBC Radio 2 in May on the life of British singer-songwriter Nick Drake.

Pitt, one of Tinseltown's highest paid stars, will narrate the life story of Drake, who died in 1974 at the age of 26.

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

"When Radio 2 approached me to get involved in this project, I was delighted to be asked." The program, which airs on May 22, includes a Norah Jones version of Drake's song "Day is Done." [shudder]

Drake had little commercial success from the three albums he recorded during his lifetime, but in the years after his death -- from an overdose of anti-depressant drugs -- his music has become increasingly popular.

"Drake is regularly cited as an influence by some of Radio 2's core artists, including REM, Paul Weller and Badly Drawn Boy," said Lesley Douglas, Controller BBC Radio 2 and 6 Music.

Drake's death was ruled a suicide by a coroner, but his family and friends believe his overdose of a prescribed drug was accidental.

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