Monday, November 8, 2021

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Monday, November 1, 2021

BOOK MUSIK No. 57 Nina Simone's Gum by Warren Ellis with guest Andrea Tetrick


Book Musik 057 – Nina Simone’s Gum by Warren Ellis with Guest Andrea Tetrick

Nina Simone's Gum by Warren Ellis with guest Andrea TetrickTosh and Kimley are joined by special guest Andrea Tetrick to discuss Nina Simone’s Gum by Warren Ellis. Warren Ellis is a multi-instrumentalist and frequent collaborator with Nick Cave as well as a member of The Bad Seeds and the trio Dirty Three among other music projects. He now adds talented writer to his resume with this new book which is part memoir but also an homage to art and artists and their power to inspire and lift us up. When Ellis takes Nina Simone’s gum from her piano after a transcendent performance, it takes him on an epic adventure while he contemplates the meaning and importance of these precious objects that we carry with us.

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Theme music: “Behind Our Efforts, Let There Be Found Our Efforts” by LG17