It makes two weeks now that i wasn't able to broadcast the aperitivo radio show, first one because of a flu, second one because of elements in fury, but i won't let you down.
Let's talk about two unique artists. First one is Daniel Johnston, call him a freak if you want to, but his music makes me cry my tears. Haunting, touching, unique melodys coming straight from his heart, songs about the loss of a true love, about King kong, about Casper the friendly ghost (i'm not kidding, a great one). Since the first time i heard one of his song , think it was speeding motorcycle, Daniel Johnston gain a truly special place in my heart. I used to think of him as some kind of a secret we shared with some friends, but now it is time for him to meet a lot more friends.
The devil and daniel Johnston is a documentary about the man, showed at the sundace festival last year it won the audience award best documentary , and the best director award. Just have a look at the trailer and the site dedicated to the movie. And go to the movie when it is out.
Second is the great Nina simone. I have told you in a previous show how much i love her music (I played Poppies in this show).
Nina Simone is grace, power, sensibility, beauty, animality. She made politics, love and groovy song, she was simply amazing. Thanks to David F's blog i saw this video, two songs (four women and save me) shot by Jean Christophe Averty during the Antibes jazz festival in 1969, at this time her artistic director was Weldon Irvin, he played organ on this show.
Four women, no, far more, i don't remember who said that Nina Simone was every women, in a way it is true, she was a fantasy, i mean so extraordinary that finally unreal for those who didn't had the chance to see her on stage. But now you can.
Have you ever see a human animal at a concert. I mean let's talk about John Spencer for example, he is a gorilla for sure with his brutal sexual appealing, Brian Auger is a grizzly upon his Hammond B4, and Nina,....., Nina is a panther.
Just look the panther she was, she 's real.
Kiss caress and more untill next time