I feel more alive now than I ever have in my life. I have a chance to live, as I’ve dreamed.– Nina Simone in July, 1968
On the first Sunday of the month, I go to a pub called the Gin Mill to attend ABFC (another bloody folk club). This time, I did a singing spot doing a rendition of Nina Simone’s See Line Woman. I did okay but I must work on it.
While bopping around on Youtube (as it now knows that I have a thing for Miss Simone), I found a short video of Nina Simone playing Simon and Garfunkel’s Sound of Silence.
It is magical. It amazes me how people forget how this divine Selkie could play. She had such a hard life and still managed to bring joy to others, all the while making it clear that she did not take sh*t from anybody. That silent stare of her’s shot darts. Both mad and mad.
This lady had IT in spades.