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I was born in North Carolina. I plan to die in North Carolina. But, I have traveled, a lot.

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I think it's going to rain today, Nina Simone

I think it's going to rain today

Nina Simone




Lyrics

Broken windows and empty hallways
A pale dead moon in the sky streaked with gray
Human kindness is overflowing
And I think it's gonna rain today

Scarecrows dressed in the latest styles
With frozen faces to keep love away
Human kindness is overflowing
And I think it's gonna rain today

Lonely, lonely
Tin can at my feet
I think I'll kick it down the street
Tin can at my feet
I think I'll kick it down the street
Why not?
That's the way to treat a friend

Bright before me the signs implore me
Help the needy and show them the way
Human kindness is overflowing
And I think it's gonna rain today

I hope it's gonna rain today, yeah
I hope it's gonna rain today, yeah
I think it's gonna rain today, yeah
I think it's gonna rain today

Writer: Randy Newman

https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/ninasimone/ithinkitsgoingtoraintoday.html

"I Think It's Going to Rain Today" (or, I Think It's Gonna Rain Today) is a song by American singer-songwriter Randy Newman. It appears on Julius La Rosa's 1966 album You're Gonna Hear from Me, Eric Burdon's 1967 album Eric Is Here, on Newman's 1968 debut album Randy Newman, in The Randy Newman Songbook Vol. 1 (2003), and in Newman's official and bootleg live albums. It is one of his most covered songs.

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Other cover versions

The song was covered numerous times by a variety of artists, especially during the late 1960s and early 1970s. Cover versions include Judy Collins for her 1966 US album In My Life, Bobby Darin for his 1967 album Inside Out, Dusty Springfield for her 1968 UK album Dusty... Definitely, Claudine Longet for her 1968 US album Colours, Peggy Lee for her 1969 album A Natural Woman, Nina Simone for her 1969 album Nina Simone and Piano, Mama Cass (Cass Elliot)[9] for her self-titled 1972 solo album, and Joe Cocker for his 1975 album Jamaica Say You Will. It was also covered in 1971 by Neil Diamond on his album Stones and by Françoise Hardy on her album If You Listen.



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Think_It%27s_Going_to_Rain_Today
Posted by littlemissmartypants | Tue Jan 28, 2020, 07:30 AM (1 replies)

How's this for a New Year song?

Posted by littlemissmartypants | Wed Jan 1, 2020, 12:49 AM (3 replies)

Keith Haring, documentary

Posted by littlemissmartypants | Sat Dec 14, 2019, 01:20 PM (2 replies)

Tinariwen, Amadjar



Tinariwen (Tamasheq: ⵜⵏⵔⵓⵏ, with vowels ⵜⵉⵏⴰⵔⵉⵡⵉⵏ, pronounced tinariwen "deserts", plural of ténéré "desert"[1]) is a group of Tuareg musicians from the Sahara Desert region of northern Mali. The band was formed in 1979[2] in Tamanrasset, Algeria, but returned to Mali after a cease-fire in the 1990s.[3] The group first started to gain a following outside the Sahara region in 2001 with the release of The Radio Tisdas Sessions, and with performances at Festival au Désert in Mali[4] and the Roskilde Festival in Denmark.[5] Their popularity rose internationally with the release of the critically acclaimed Aman Iman in 2007. NPR calls the group "music's true rebels",[6] AllMusic deems the group's music "a grassroots voice of rebellion",[7] and Slate calls the group "rock 'n' roll rebels whose rebellion, for once, wasn't just metaphorical".[8]


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tinariwen
Posted by littlemissmartypants | Fri Dec 13, 2019, 07:07 PM (0 replies)

Bobby Gentry, Ode to Billy Jo

Posted by littlemissmartypants | Thu Dec 5, 2019, 11:43 AM (1 replies)

But it's not all bad either.

The plaintiffs could still appeal to the North Carolina Supreme Court, and although its 6-1 Democratic majority is no guarantee of success, there could still be hope for a more favorable outcome based on what happened in 2016: A federal court struck down the GOP's original gerrymander in February of that year, and it was redrawn that month, with the primary being delayed until June. The state court in this most recent case cited the desire to avoid disrupting the March 2020 primary schedule, but officials could theoretically delay the primary if that ruling were overturned on appeal.


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ALSO:


House Dems just got a ‘huge insurance policy’ to help them keep their majority: elections analystPublished 9 hours ago on December 2, 2019By Brad Reed

https://www.rawstory.com/2019/12/house-dems-just-got-a-huge-insurance-policy-to-help-them-keep-their-majority-elections-analyst/

Under this new plan, Dems are virtually guaranteed to pick up #NC02 (Raleigh) and #NC06 (Greensboro/Winston-Salem). This is a huge insurance policy for Speaker Pelosi/Dems' 17-seat majority - before the 2020 election even starts.

Technically, House Rs need to pick up 19 seats (counting Rep. Justin Amash (I)'s #MI03) to win the majority back in 2020.

But this new NC map & four R retirements from majority non-white districts mean they may actually need to flip 25+ Dem seats.

That's huge for Dems.



You can read more in the Wasseran Twitter thread starting here:

https://twitter.com/Redistrict/status/1201566864784199681?s=19


Breaking: NC court rules new GOP-drawn cong. map will stand. New map replaces current 10R-3D plan w/ an 8R-5D breakdown. But, ruling will disappoint Dems, who sued for additional opportunities.

*Dems could still appeal to NC Supreme Court but candidate filing opens today. https://t.co/6KTQRpLpyN
Posted by littlemissmartypants | Tue Dec 3, 2019, 01:35 AM (1 replies)

Thanks so much for sharing this! ❤ nt

Posted by littlemissmartypants | Fri Nov 29, 2019, 01:38 AM (0 replies)

I was just thinking about her and this song's been running around in my head. I love her.



Thanks for the post douglas9. ❤
Posted by littlemissmartypants | Thu Nov 28, 2019, 02:38 PM (0 replies)

And a classic example of violence against women.



https://www.thehotline.org/is-this-abuse/abuse-defined/power-and-control-wheel/

It's actually remarkable how much of the wheel parallels our current state of affairs. Just substitute "she" & "her" with "the American people" and it's amazingly revelatory.
Posted by littlemissmartypants | Mon Nov 18, 2019, 01:30 PM (0 replies)

Bill Withers, Lovely Day



Lyrics

When I wake up in the morning, love
And the sunlight hurts my eyes
And something without warning, love
Bears heavy on my mind
Then I look at you
And the world's alright with me
Just one look at you
And I know it's gonna be
A lovely day
A lovely day
When the day that lies ahead of me
Seems impossible to face
When someone else instead of me
Always seems to know the way
Then I look at you
And the world's alright with me
Just one look at you
And I know it's gonna be
A lovely day
A lovely day
When the day that lies ahead of me
Seems impossible to face
When someone else instead of me
Always seems to know the way
Then I look at you
And the world's alright with me
Just one look at you
And I know it's gonna be
A lovely day
A lovely day
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: William Harrison Withers Jr. / Skip Scarborough
Lovely Day lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc, Royalty Network, Golden Withers Music
Posted by littlemissmartypants | Wed Nov 13, 2019, 07:05 AM (0 replies)
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