I am bohemian but at one time you would call me a hippie or a punk. I remain a bohemian whatever you call me. So maybe I am locked in the fifties. But I have never desired to grow up from my world as a child, which is when things are most clear and utopian. They are clear because you are at the center and you see all around you. When you get older you lose your sight …
It’s been 25 years since the death of Nico.
Beautiful, provocative, sexual, sinister, simple, and sublime; this fascinating spirit still wanders through our world through her music, and inspiringly exciting life. Every single day, individuals conjure the notion of Nico in hopes of holding onto just a bit of that magic mystery this woman possessed.
nico & marcello mastroianni in ‘la dolce vita’ by federico fellini
Here’s a song for you called “Valley of the Kings” that just had to go up on here. It’s moody and majestic and brings me to a stylishly solemn place; perfect to reminisce the majesty that was this Queen. Her voice soars, and there’s no denying some good organ action.
Born in Cologne, Germany, her entourage included the likes of Andy Warhol, Federico Fellini, Brian Jones, and of course, The Velvet Underground, for which her voice and one-of-a-kind beauty served as a solid platform for the now iconic bohemian band.
I’ve only uploaded a few pictures on here because there’s quite a few great ones in the video below. So please enjoy, and celebrate the legacy of this soulful siren.
I would say the time has not yet come. I rebel against the present, whenever it is, because I have not seen any change, other than oppositions grow stronger.
Just keep on dreaming . . .