Question of the Day

Suggested by Shaker Karma Kaze: "What is your go-to feel good song? (Emotional, funny, angry, whatever.)"

I don't have a single go-to; rather, I have a raft of go-to songs for every mood. But if I have to name just one, Nina Simone's "Feeling Good" is a song to which I turn over and over. It is perfection.

As I've written before: There is a lot I love about this song, but the thing I love most about it is that it feels like a fat sexy woman to me. That ba-dump, ba-dump just conjures a big, voluptuous woman spilling out of a tight dress on a hot day, walking with her chin up, swinging her hips and her boobs as she walks with purpose, looking lustfully at her man or woman with narrowed eyes. Ba-dump, ba-dump. It makes me feel like that fat sexy woman every time I listen to it.

Maude, how I love Nina Simone.

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