Music Monday: Suzanne

This was a tough one. I don’t know why, but I wanted a Leonard Cohen cover, and I know my dad doesn’t care for Hallelujah, so I went for another popular song, Suzanne. But then I was stumped by which cover to choose: Judy Collins, Neil Diamond, Tori Amos, Roberta Flack?

I went with Nina Simone, because it seems like a more fun version than usual. Everybody else does such a depressing version, “Oh, poor Suzanne’s such a wierd nutcase, that’s too bad.” But Nina Simone’s more like, “Hey, yeah, Suzanne’s kind of a weird nutcase, but that’s kind of cool.”