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ARTIST: Nicole Nelson of Dwight & Nicole
SONG: “On Top of the World“
BIRTHDATE: June 30th
HOMETOWN: Brooklyn, NY
CURRENT LOCATION: Burlington, VT
AMBITIONS: My ultimate ambition is to someday look back on my beautiful, colorful, happy life and beam with joy.
TURN-OFFS: superficiality & dishonesty.
TURN-ONS: talent, passion, confidence and dimples.
DREAM GIG: touring with Bruce Springsteen & Mavis Staples.
FAVORITE LYRIC: I’ve always been obsessed with Simon & Garfunkel’s “Bookends.”
“Time it was, and what a time it was, it was
A time of innocence, a time of confidences
Long ago, it must be, I have a photograph
Preserve your memories, they’re all that’s left of you”
CRAZIEST PERSON I KNOW: three-way tie between my parents & my friend Hiroka Nakahira (Vermont visual artist & roller derby star)
SONG I WISH I WROTE: “Natural Woman”
5 PEOPLE I’D MOST LIKE TO HAVE DINNER WITH: Bill Murray, Barack & Michelle Obama, John Lee Hooker and Cindy Lauper
MY FAVORITE CONCERT EXPERIENCE: Jimmy Vaughan at the original House of Blues in Cambridge, MA
I WROTE THIS SONG: “On Top of the World” came pouring out as few songs do – already nearly complete. I was an a very pivotal place in my life at the time when I wrote it. It was a tumultuous time -artistically and emotionally. “On Top of the World” was empowering to write. It also fills me up every time I perform it live. I am love with it.