Thursday, September 23, 2010

I am Human, Nico.

The last two weeks of writing/posting on this blog has been hectic to say the least. Its been full of covers, mash-ups, and remixes--none of which I am honestly proud to put my name behind. So to right the ship, I thought we would go back to where indie, arguably, began--the movement of the Velvet Underground, Nico, and Andy Warhol.

After Andy Warhol took the reigns of PR for the Velvet Underground, he suggested a musical/cultural partnership with Christa Päffgen (AKA Nico). The band was hesitant, but the partnership ultimatley led to the band's reformation and subsequent debut The Velvet Underground and Nico-- need I say more? Following her work with Lou Reed, Nico moved on to a solo career and a partnership with some of the most important American songwriters in our musical history. That's what leads me to today's post.

Nico: "I'll Keep it With Mine" [Buy]

Bob Dylan penned this song for the beautiful, talented Christa Päffgen and she grabbs it by the balls. The string arrangements and the vocal cadences make the song--oh and the writing isn't bad either.

It feels good to be human again.


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