Sunday, October 26, 2008

Nico's voice

There's been a lot about Nico in the press recently, because it's 20 years since her death. It's one of my greatest regrets that I had the chance to see her live once, at Aberdeen University, and didn't take it. She had an extraordinary voice and she was, by all accounts, an extraordinary woman. This description, by Alan Wise, is probably the best:

She was a pretty unusual person — a disaster, but also some kind of angel.

That is a great line. You read something like that and you want to write the story.

This is her singing a Dylan song:

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