1995. Footage of Catherine Deneuve from Repulsion (1965).
1981. “It’s OK, I’ve overstood…”
This is so often a problem, as I see it: that white people, particularly men, tend not to seek to understand other points of view before feeling entitled to give theirs. If listening feels hard, maybe you need to do it more.
I will never forget this.
HERE are photos by a friend, Eva Grosso, who has a far better camera than mine. Try to imagine each image continuing 360 degrees around you and above you. Utterly mind-blowing.
The opening and title track of a very beautiful compilation of recordings by different people of unheard Karen Dalton-penned songs, released in May this year on Tompkins Square Records. You can find it HERE.
And here are the lyrics and chords, handwritten by Karen. Karen’s melodies for the songs were not included, which is why this is more a record of collaborative compositions than straight covers. And it’s fascinating for that – you can certainly hear the debt all the participants owe her in their own work.
Nina is the antidote to everything.
This was recorded live at the Village Gate, New York City, in 1961.
Nina Simone – Piano
Al Shackman- Guitar
Chris White – Bass
Rob Hamilton – Drums