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Sunday, June 07, 2020

losing my mind

never seen this clip before. wonderful

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Tuesday, May 05, 2020

berry berry good

the sun is shining. time for a flashback. i miss berry. this album is soooooo gorgeous

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Wednesday, April 08, 2020

thank you for the days

if you even have a passing interest in romy schneider then i highly recommend this film. the lead actress is astounding - at times it felt like i was actually watching romy herself. beautifully made, honest, heartbreaking and with warmth for romy too.

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Tuesday, April 07, 2020

keep the faith

DON'T DIE MARIANNE.

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spaghetti legs

this IS her in case you were unsure - i watched her perform it on a tv show in a documentary i saw- but i can't find it anywhere on youtube. it's wonderful!

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Monday, April 06, 2020

the glamorous life

glamour! drama! that voice! the passion! she gives everything! i love her like this

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Saturday, April 04, 2020

blockbuster

something a bit more up to date. tres cool

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Thursday, April 02, 2020

dr. beat

vanessa (looking very much like a younger jane b here) singing her thanks

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Wednesday, April 01, 2020

smell ya later!

that voice!

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

hot stuff

a wonderfully colourful clip of chantal

talking body

if you've watched 'i lost my body' on netflix, hopefully you'll have heard this gorgeous song right at the very end.

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Monday, March 30, 2020

mini clio

does everyone know clio? she does a nice interpretation of jeanettes porque te vas too!

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Saturday, March 28, 2020

absolutely fabulous

the gorgeous birkin-esque voice of alka balbir features on this ultra cool track by hypnolove. v cool

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4ever

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don't look leonie

despite emailing me some years ago complaining, asking me to ask me to take all the photos down of her from my blog - i can't help but re-visit her on blowupdoll (look leonie, no photos this time!).

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goodbye girl

currently listening to this on my vinyl copy of the message personnel album (possibly her best album?). i am not wearing a green bobble hat though.

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Friday, March 27, 2020

flower child

everything about this is just wonderful. lovelovelove

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Thursday, March 26, 2020

L of a voice

https://www.facebook.com/L.raphaele.lannadere/videos/980179655712151/ hope this link works. listen to raphaele lannaderes (aka L) just gorgeous voice. i wsh i was her neighbour so i could hear this through the wall or over the balcony ....

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i love a nice pianist

since i have a bit of spare time on my hands (*ahem!*)...time for some music. here is calogero -quarantined at home,singing live - he is amazing

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Sunday, January 12, 2020

music of the year 2019


madonna - madame x
honor blackman - everything i've got
the music from bagpuss
maelle - maelle
tove lo - sunshine kitty
john phillips presents - man on the moon (new genevieve wait songs)
robyn - honey
electric youth - memory emotion
gemme - retour durable de l'etre aime
rose - kerosene
little boots - jump
chromatics - closer to grey

videos below...