Saturday, October 17, 2009

Baaallin'



I don't have enough to do a 'Spill list this week, I might add some later, but I've got clips.

7 comments:

nilpferd said...

Say, EJ- you don't happen to know where I can get some rims for my toaster..

steenbeck said...

I sprinkle diamonds on every thing that I eat.

Japanther said...

ah..I miss observational humour....

goneforeign said...

Ejay: Not related to these but do you recall the Nina Simone conversation of some months past?
Here's a bit from today's Music section, ring any bells?
"There had been recent rumours of strange and unpredictable behaviour and it looked as though they were being hideously borne out. Beyond the curtain, inside the club proper, a capacity audience was getting restive.
Eventually she appeared, strode across the foyer, through the curtain and on to the stage, from which she stood and scowled at the audience for what seemed like several minutes. A very edgy set then ensued, but it was club manager Pete King who surprised me most. Instead of the expected outburst of colourful language, he murmured to me: "You know, Dave, that woman needs help. But she won't get it, because there's nobody to tell her she needs it. All these guys around her, she employs them, and who else has she got?"

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2009/oct/18/details-ronnie-scotts-dave-gelly

ejay said...

GF: I finally read the article, not too surprising after what we saw from Montreux, and your account of the time you met her. I wish I'd seen her in the late 60s, early 70s still.

goneforeign said...

None of this detracts at all from her genius as a musician/singer but she sure did need help. When I write my alltime top 10 she'll be in there.

ejay said...

Of course, I was recently thinking that, while I couldn't say who my favourite male musician is (not that makes that much sense to make such a distinction), Nina is top of the ladies, without too much competition.