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>You can rely on your old man’s money

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Nina can sing a Hall & Oates song and give it such serious joyousness it makes you sick. She loved to sing cover songs, and I know how she feels. Nina loved music the way we all do – the way a good song just hits you and you want to sing it over and over again. You want to sing it so loud that everyone knows how much you love the song. And she didn’t discriminate based on genre, gender, race, tempo, or anything else that can make music feel stratified. She heard Hall & Oates and found something Nina in it. I, rather small-mindedly, tend to hear post-60s songs as “modern”, separate from the tradition of folks, blues, and jazz that lasted until the late 60’s, that something about Hall & Oates applies to a different culture than, say, a Mississippi John Hurt song, but Nina locates the Blues in Hall & Oates. And I can’t say the word joyous enough when I hear this song. Its a celebration!

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January 27, 2009 at 5:11 am

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>Best GChat Conversation of the Week: "Last night on Tyra"

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>bethany: haha who cares!!!!
a girls gotta get her make out on
no matter who is around
dude listne to this
last night on tyra
me: fuck yea
bethany: NINA SIMONE’S GRANDDAUGHTER WAS ON
me: can you start every setence with
“last night on tyra”
REALLY
WHY
bethany: talking about the ghost of tyra
I MEAN
of nina
she was saying how the ghost of nina lives in her LIBRARY
and tyra was asking her all these questions about the ghost of nina !
i was trying to text you but my phone died
me: WOAH WOAH WOAH
did they talk about nina herself
bethany: dude it was insane
no only her ghost pretty much
me: hahaha
bethany: it was tyra talking to all these weird psychic kids
and nina’s granddaughter was one of them
one chick
was talking about how a ghost bit her on the leg
and tyra started freaking out

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January 15, 2009 at 7:21 pm

>MILES AWAY

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December 13, 2008 at 11:20 pm

>Four Women – Nina Simone

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>”Half as a joke, Genet once said he was interested in only four women, the Holy Virgin, Joan of Arc, Marie-Antoinette and Madame Curie. He managed to link his name to Marie-Antoinette and Joan of Arc, and in his last book even saw himself as Christ in the pieta with the Virgin.” – pg. 7 Genet: A Biography

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November 27, 2008 at 3:10 am

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>The Only Weapon We Have Is Our Bodies

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>”If I had my way, I’d a been a killer. Okay? That’s true. I would’ve had guns and I would’ve gone to the south and given them violence, violence, shotguns, and shotguns. If I had my way. But my husband told me I didn’t know anything about guns, and he refused to teach me, and the only thing I had was music, so I obeyed him. But if I had my way, guns, I wouldn’t be sitting here today. I’d be probably dead somewhere because I would’ve used guns during those years, I was never a non-violent person.”

– Nina Simone

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November 24, 2008 at 7:00 am

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>HELLO

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>Backstage at a [Civil Rights Benefit], [Nina Simone] said “How much am I gonna get paid?” For a benefit! Somebody said, “Nina, how come you’re not that into civil rights?” And she said, “I DON’T HAVE TO BE INTO CIVIL RIGHTS, I AM CIVIL RIGHTS.”

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November 7, 2008 at 7:05 pm

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>CALIFORNIA GODDAMN

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>CALIFORNIA GODDAMN

Oh but this whole country is full of lies
You’re all gonna die and die like flies
I don’t trust you anymore
You keep on saying go slow go slow

But that’s just the trouble too slow
Desegregation too slow
Mass participation too slow
Unification too slow
Do things gradually too slow
Will bring more tragedy too slow

Why don’t you see it why don’t you feel it
I don’t know I don’t know
You don’t have to live next to me
Just give me my equality

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November 7, 2008 at 3:05 pm

Posted in early 60s, nina simone