Friday Video: Simonizing Unconditional Love

Nina’s paean to true love

At the end of some work weeks, you want to close with a little classic jazz. Other weeks, you need a cartoon. This week, we can have both.

From 1987, here’s jazz standard “My Baby Just Cares For Me,” music by Walter Donaldson, lyrics by Gus Kahn, clay animation provided by Aardmans Animation to a track of my absolute favorite cover of the song by the late great Nina Simone, who provided both the vocals and piano in the non-animated real world.

Friday Video: George Booth

One of the greatest New Yorker cartoonist of all time.

I’m going to leap feet first into deep unknown chasm known as 2022 by launching a new weekly feature where I post an inspiring or interesting video.

Today’s video is THE DRAWING LIFE WITH GEORGE BOOTH, a New Yorker documentary directed by Nathan Fitch that profiles the prolific George Booth, w who, at 95 years old, is the oldest living cartoonist to contribute actively to The New Yorker magazine. As noteworthy as that might be, what’s truly phenomenal about this film is the glimpse into Booth’s creative process. You would be hard-pressed to find a better model for your own creativity than George Booth.