Friday, February 27, 2009

the greatest anagram of all

does a falling leaf make an echo? the mournful wistfulness of nico's voice has legions of admirers. james young's biography of nico reads like a bandmate's 'on the road' journal but believe me when i say that it is a work of genius. his words take you into the tour bus, into her 'realm', and oh so sadly, into her non stop scoring. it is both heartbreaking and hysterical.
at 34 years of age, suzanne ofteringer took on the challenge of making a documentary on nico. she did a super job of putting footage together and assembling a whole. combine 'nico icon', young's book, nico's records, and you're bound to get the beautiful picture.

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