“I remember when…I lost my mind. There was something so pleasant about that place…your emotions have an echo in so much space…
And when you’re out there, without care, yeah I was out of touch, but it wasn’t because I didn’t know enough. I just knew too much. Does that make me crazy?
Does that make me crazy?
Does that make me crazy? Possibly…
My heroes had the heart to lose their lives out on a limb, and all I remember is thinking I wanna be like them…”**
American soul duo Gnarls Barkley released “Crazy” in 2006. The song always spoke to me, but years later the same words through Angela Ricci’s lips mesmerized me. No surprise that Nina Simone and Ray Charles influenced her jazz and blues sound, and Ricci’s voice echoes inside my head today because I’ve made a decision to do something crazy. I hate to be a vague-poster, but I’m waiting on an official word before I make any sort of announcement. Fingers crossed.
Until then, know that I’ve lost my mind, and there’s something so pleasant about that place. My heroes had the heart to lose their lives out on a limb, and I want to be like them. Maybe I’m crazy. Maybe you’re crazy. Maybe we’re crazy. Probably.
**Songwriters: Brian Burton, Gianfranco Reverberi, Thomas Callaway