woensdag 9 september 2009
Four Years of Filles Sourires
Time flies when you're having fun. Today is the day I started this blog, four years ago. Next week, my fourth official compilation cd will be released, Gainsnord. As you know, that is a cd with covers of Serge's songs by bands from the Lowlands. To celebrate the 4th year of FS, here's a mix of all the original songs by Serge (and Françoise, and Jane, and Juliette). Thanks everyone for your contributions, your comments, your kind emails over the past years, and the appreciation of great French music (sung by girls, preferably)! Special thanks to Maks, Sky and SOM (who will start posting soon) for the companionship, and to Mordi, who inspired me to start it all.
By the way, you can still win a Gainsnord-copy. Send me a guestpost of about 150 words on your favorite Gainsbourg-track (cover, or original). Three lucky contestants get a free cd! guuzbourg(at)gmail(dot)com.
Also, read this very good column by Nick Hornby on mp3blogs, and music obsessives. Very recognisable.
Download Gainsnord Orignals Mix here.
Serge Gainsbourg - Chatterton
Serge Gainsbourg - Sensuelle et sans suite
Serge Gainsbourg - Sea, sex and sun
Jane Birkin - Une chose entre autres
Serge Gainsbourg - Shush Shush Charlotte (*)
Jane Birkin - Jane B.
Serge Gainsbourg - Danger (*)
Serge Gainsbourg - Initials BB
Serge Gainsbourg - Couleur café
Serge Gainsbourg - Pauvre Lola
Françoise Hardy - Comment te dire adieu
Juliette Gréco - Les amoours perdues
Serge Gainsbourg - Ford Mustang
Serge Gainsbourg - Qui est 'in', qui est 'out'
Serge Gainsbourg - Scene de bal 1 (*)
(*) = Danger was the inspiration for Benjamin Herman's track on Gainsnord (called Indian Hay), while Shush Shush Charlotte provided the groundwork for Zeker Weten's Hoe moet dat nu. Scene de bal 1 from the movie Les Coeurs Vertes is the original version of Je t'aime... moi non plus.
The illustration is by Rob Davis.
THIS is the little present I gave myself for 4 years of FS (and the release of Gainsnord)