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BacK in Toscana, along the road of the Crete Senesi, in the Asciano district.
We were on the car, wife and son were sleeping after an entire day spent walking around Siena, the car audio was playing a Nina Simone famous song, Sinnerman.
I think that that image, with that colours on the sky, and the cypress silouhettes on the hill can be a perfect "location" for a video of this song.

SINNERMAN

Oh, sinner man, where you gonna run to?
Oh, sinner man, where you gonna run to?
Oh, sinner man, where you gonna run to?
Oh, sinner man, where you gonna run to all on that day?

Run to the moon, "Moon won't you hide me?"
Run to the sea, "Sea won't you hide me?"
Run to the sun, "Sun won't you hide me all on that day?"

Lord says, "Sinner man, the moon'll be a bleeding."
Lord says, "Sinner man, the sea'll be a sinking."
Lord says, "Sinner man, the sun'll be a freezin' all on that day!"

Run to the Lord, "Lord won't you hide me?"
Run to the Lord, "Lord won't you hide me?"
Run, run, "Lord won't you hide me all on that day?"

Lord says "Sinner man, you should've been a praying."
Lord says "Sinner man, you should've been a praying."
Lord says "Sinner man, you should've been a praying all on that day."


Recording studio session 1965 May 19-20, New York
LP 1966 Pastel Blues Philips (US) PHM 200-187, (E) 852-073 [0:19]
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"Sinner Man" or "Sinnerman" is an American traditional spiritual song that has been recorded by a number of performers. The song dates to the turn of the 20th century but most modern recorded versions derive from 1959 changes and additions codified by the folk music group the Weavers. The Weavers' performance of the song appears on their compilation albums Gospel and Reunion at Carnegie Hall Part 2.

"Sinnerman" is one of Nina Simone's most famous songs and she recorded her definitive 10-minute plus version on her 1965 album Pastel Blues. Simone learned the lyrics of this song in her childhood when it was used at revival meetings by her mother, (a Methodist minister) to help people confess their sins. In the early days of her career (early sixties when she was heavily involved in the Greenwich Village scene), Simone often used the long piece to end her live performances. An earlier version of this song exists, recorded live at The Village Gate, but was never used on the 1962 Colpix album Nina at the Village Gate.

Simone's "Sinnerman" has been featured in various films and commercials, including The Thomas Crown Affair, Cellular, Miami Vice, Inland Empire (David Lynch 2006), Golden Door (2007), the Absinthe Films snowboarding video Futureproof, various television shows including episodes of Scrubs, Homicide: Life on the Street, Life on Mars, Nash Bridges, Entourage, and the video game Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure.

Simone's version of Sinnerman has been sampled by hip-hop producer Kanye West for the Talib Kweli song "Get By", by Timbaland for the song "Oh Timbaland", and by Felix da Housecat for Verve Record's "Verve Remixed" series. It has also been covered by 16 Horsepower on their album Folklore, and by Zegota on their self-titled 7".


Model: NIKON D40
Software: Capture NX 1.0.0 W
Exposure Time: 3125/1000000 sec
F-Stop: f/4.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 200
Focal Length: 26/1 mm
Date Taken: 2007-11-02 18:31
Metering Mode: Pattern
File Size: 197 kb

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