Tuesday, July 17, 2012

You Touch Me, I Hear The Sound of Mandolins

I’m so in love with Nina Simone right now. Her voice is so different. Its strangely beautiful. Powerful. The first time I heard this song I think I was 18. My brother Marcos had picked me up from work and drove me home with the windows rolled down and we listened to David Bowie (he covered this song in 1976), sing “You touch me, I hear the sound of mandolins, you kiss me with your kiss my life begins. You’re spring to me, all things to me…don’t you know you’re life itself?”. The song was fu**ing magical to say the LEAST. And then I heard Nina Simone (she covered this song in 1959), sing it and now I’m completely torn on which is best. So I’m just going to say they’re both best. Both amazing. Both moving. Both perfect.

My sister thought Nina Simone was a man when she first heard her sing. She's got an unconventional beauty to match that unconventional voice.

Is there anyone that you think is unconventionally beautiful? 



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FashionFreak/Mihaela said...

i like her.

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Jaime Van Hoose Steele said...

Loved that song! I'm a huge David Bowie fan so I had to look up his version as well. Totally downloading!

Girlinblond said...

The last photo is really beautiful ! :)

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Arden said...

She really is a beauty, unconventional indeed, but a beauty. xx

Melly said...

Nice woman.

Anonymous said...

I wish I could think of an unconventional beauty but my mind is so cloudy from being sick I just can't seem to place it :(

But thank you for introducing me I actually adore vocal jazz music, though I have never heard of her so this is nice! Thanks a million :)

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Chelsea Elizabeth. said...

She is stunning! I love unconventional beauty!

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Marisa Noelle said...

Now she is a true beauty! Her music is really soothing to the soul I would agree:) I think Maggie Gyllenhaal is seriously so beautiful - which may be considered a little unconventional to some.

Ashlee Christopher said...

Totally loving this!


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Love it! She's awesome... I'd never heard this before, so thank you :)

Sara said...

YES!! I went through a major Nina Simone phase a few years ago. When Kyle came home, he was like "What the hell are you listening too??" Now "My baby just cares for me" is one of his favorite songs :)

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Audrey Allure said...

Wow, beautiful music!

Laura Go said...

Her voice--- ♥ totally!

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Itssa Bandicoot said...

she has a great voice and she's beautiful (:


Caro * said...

She is so elegant :)