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maandag 29 maart 2010
Worth watching while waiting for the release of Gainsbourg: Vie Heroique (still not in the cinemas in most European countries): The 1992 Channel 4 short documentary France's Secret Vice at The World of Kane. The British angle of pop history, including some great, not too often seen pics, plus biographer Gilles Verlant calling Serge "the E.T. of French chanson".
zondag 28 maart 2010
donderdag 25 maart 2010
Dutch writer Martin Bril (r.i.p) is the godfather of Rokjesdag (Short Skirt Day), that mysterious day in spring where almost every girl seems to be wearing a little skirt It's their way of saying: winter's over, spring's here. Bril wrote several columns about this phenomenon, and after he died (last year, April 15) it was decided that April 15 is the official Rokjesdag. Now, as you know, the elements never stick to one day, or one moment you can pin down. Today is a perfect day for short skirts, so avid skirtwatchers (not -chasers, mind you) like me, Wilbert and Niels compiled the soundtrack to the most anticipated day of the year.
Go here to see the tracklist (Emmanuelle Seigner, Aretha Franklin, Bobby Gentry, etc). Go here to download.
woensdag 24 maart 2010
She did not win Nouvelle Star (talent hunt on tv, also starting point for artists like Amandine Bourgeois, Christophe, Soan and Julien Doré), but for her album 17-year old, Ugly Betty-lookalike Camelia Jordana got help from Babx, Mathieu Boogaerts, Doriand and L. I guess the latter wrote the beautiful, very emotional ballad Lettera. This guy made a touching video for it. Camelia's voice (and atmosphere of the songs) remind me of Clarika. This is the video for the single (written by Doriand). See her sing Carla Bruni here.
dinsdag 23 maart 2010
Got the new Françoise Hardy album today - had a quick listen and so far it did not disappoint. Of course, her cover of our friend Fouxi was the track most anticipated. It sounds just like you thought it would, and again it does not disappoint. Fouxi, you must be sooooo proud!