Fat and empty

Hilton Als posted this in Culture Desk, a blog at the New Yorker, about jazz singer Etta James, who has just died:

Is talent enough if one has been continually unloved by those unreliable specimens, other people? That was what her big sound was about—a deafening cry in the wilderness of her unconquerable loneliness. She was fat: with drugs, food, incredible technical skill. But nothing could fill her up.”

Read more http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/culture/2012/01/etta-james-her-lonely-sound.html#ixzz1k8fhMDiV


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