Nina’s Silent Stare

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
Nina Simone

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.

Don’t mess with me.

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.

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