Courtesy Photo: Kimberly Nichole
Quarantine Diaries: "Rock Ballerina" Kimberly Nichole Is Binge-Watching 'The X-Files' And Singing The Blues
As the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic continues to rock the music industry, the Recording Academy reached out to a few musicians to see how they were spending their days indoors. Today, rock singer-songwriter Kimberly Nichole, who recently released a stellar cover of The White Stripes' "Seven Nation Army," which was featured on the new Netflix drama series "Self Made," shares her Quarantine Diary.
[8:20 a.m.] Another sunny, beautiful day in North London! I put on some gospel, wash my face, do a sea moss mask and brush my teeth. Then I make a cup of soursop tea with a slice of lemon.
[9:00 a.m.] Meditate and read my daily affirmation out of "Acts of Faith," then journal while listening to Fela [Kuti]—perfect way to get some inspiration, physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually.
[9:30 a.m.-ish] We're allowed to do an outdoor daily exercise, and I take a brisk walk with my dog, Hendrix, while listening to Jimi Hendrix—totally appropriate!!!.
[10:00 a.m.] Get back home, take off my outside clothes and throw them in the washer. Wash the hell out of my hands and sanitize Hendrix's leash, Hendrix—yep, her cute, little paws get washed down!—and the house keys.
[10:20 a.m.] Take a good, hot shower and pick out an outfit for the daily blues videos I post on Instagram. On a normal day/evening, I'd be performing at The Box Soho or doing another gig in Europe or the U.S. To make up for it, I post daily videos of me singing my favorite blues tunes in a full look—with makeup! Hello! [Laughs.]
[11:15 a.m.] Dress Hendrix in one of her cute hoodies and film the blues video and upload it!
[12:20 p.m.] Make a light lunch, a salad, since I plan to fry fish for dinner—yummy! I eat it in our back open space to take in some of the sun—vitamin D!—and vibe to Brittany Howard.
[1:00 p.m.] Attend a Zoom NA meeting—one day at a time!
[2:30 p.m.] Wash dishes and sanitize the kitchen counters. Take out the fish for later. Brittany is still jammin'!
[2:50 p.m.] Binge-watch "The X-Files" until it's time to cook dinner. Hendrix is sleeping, and I'll eventually doze off for a quick nap. Maybe after dinner I'll write some music.
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