Saturday, December 6, 2008

thank god for Nina Simone

i am in one of those moods when i'm grateful for so much (friends, family, location, nature, nurture and luck), but if i had to narrow it down: thank good god almighty for nina simone.

she is the antidote to the last post. she was a strong, smart, talented and complex woman. she continues to inspire me every time i put her music on and she also connects me to some of my favorite people in the world. love to you nina. may your music live on and on.

wiki entry for nina

a great performance

my favorite track: in the morning

lyrics (say in the top right hand corner again nina!):
(1966) Barry Gibb

In the morning when the moon is at its rest,
you will find me, at the time I love the best
watching rainbows play on sunlight;
pools of water ice cream cold light,in the morning.
yeah yeah yeah
its the morning of my life.

In the daytime I will meet you as before.
You will find me *waiting by the ocean floor,
building castles in the shifting sands
in a world that nobody understands,
In a morning.
it's* the morning of my life
'Tis the morning of my life

In the morning of my life
the minutes take so long to drift away
Please be patient with your life
It's only morning and you're still to live your day

In the ev'ning I will fly you to the moon
To the top right hand corner of
the ceiling in my room
Where we'll stay till the sun shines
Another day lay on clothes lines
I'll be yawning
It is the morning of my life
This is* the morning of my life


steiny said...

lovelovelovelovelovelovelovelovelovelovelovelovelovelovelovelovelovelovelovelovelovelovelovelovelovelovelovelovelovelovelovelovelovelovelove Ms. Nina! An hour and a half after I played "Here Comes the Sun" on my show yesterday, someone called to find out who she was. Made me SO happy to pass on the word. NINA, high priestess, sultry lover, may the strength and vulnerability expressed in yr voice let these recordings last the test of time!

Neil said...

So poignant, so timeless!
This is good stuff, thanks!