Mandela: A Biography. What is perhaps more remarkable is the sense of experience already extant in the original version of the song by the young Sandy Denny b. To be faithful to an event is to move within the situation that this event has supplemented, by thinking [ An early example of world musicthe album peaked at number eighty-six on the Billboard Nina is exultant as she swoops and dives over the hypnotic Latin beat.
Simone remained bitter about the Curtis Institute for the remainder of her life, finding in it a painful example of American racism. Similarly, a sporadically deployed electric bass marks time but never develops the rhythm. CD4, Track 3. Path Created with Sketch.
All the song did was to tell what entered the minds of most black women in America when they thought about themselves: their complexions, their hair […] and what other women thought of them. Although she continued to perform sporadically up until the late s, she was known as a difficult performer, an often obstreperous diva-figure.
The pathology consists, rather, solely in the structure of its experience or reception: the event is not assimilated or experienced fully at the time, but only belatedly, in its repeated possession of the one who experiences it.
To connect these points to those made earlier, a comparison of the songs leads us to the representation of mastery and submission. George Jackson in If we had been unsure before, there now seems little doubt that this is a song about Simone herself.
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