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)

12 opmerkingen:

  1. Let me be the first to congratulate you!

  2. Second!
    And thanks G, for you know what.
    But most of all: thank you filles for all the sighs and (bitter)sweetness!

  3. Bonne anniversaire!

    What wide and wonderful ocean Filles Sourires is.

  4. Here's to the next four years, bud.

  5. very nice gainsbourg cession ...

    thx x 100

  6. well done on notching up the four years, and for providing such a fab pretty bloody essential world service! cin cin!

  7. Congrats! This has been one of my favourite mp3 blogs since ... well I discovered mp3 blogs!

    Keep up alll the good work

  8. Congratulations! :D

    I'm a bit late, but I'm late to check my feeds and since I'm here, did you check the last Olivia Ruiz's video "Belle à en crever" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtdW6YQ9EpQ The visual é similar to Émilie Simon's Fleur de saison

  9. Ah, where it all began and where it all continues! FS is like my alpha & omega as far as french music goes. :) No one loves my latitude and longitude, except for Guuz. Thanks to FS, I can have my fix and I can learn about new music sung in french. The people who should be doing this for me are saying "nay nay" to my geolocation. *cough* They are silly and didn't wake up to the interwebs yet. *yawn*
    I love you, Guuz! And if all french music goes to heaven tomorrow, I'll still love you just because of your tattoo. ;) You rock. We love you. Oh, enough. ;p
    And what a nice opportunity for me to welcome the new FS regular posters! Rock on, guys. :)

  10. I love your blog, please make it go on forever! Thanks for opening a whole world of French pop music to me :D