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Thursday, January 22, 2015

zouzou



this is EVERYTHING

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Thursday, January 01, 2015

music of the year 2014

as is customary - here is my albums of the year list 2014. there was some music that i was really looking forward to that sadly turned out to be a let down (coralie clement, la roux, yelle) and there were some surprises too (adrien gallo, alizee, rebecca and fiona). all in all, not a bad year - a good year for scandinavian music, less so for the french.  

happy new year everyone!   mordi xxx

electric youth - innerworld - 80s film score influenced brilliance
francoise hardy - midnight blues - 68-72 recordings
marianne faithfull - give my love to london - totally glorious!
tove lo - queen of the clouds - the saviour of pop
katy b - little red - surprisingly, the most played album of the year!
rebecca and fiona - beauty is pain - dark edged club kids
adrien gallo - gemini - think sea,sex & sun and faded denim to enjoy
alizee - blonde - it's just good pop!
robyn & royksopp - do it again - electro icons unite

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Thursday, December 25, 2014

71 smash

FRANCE GALL - L'AMOUR BOITEUX
look!!! i've posted something! a request from harvey. enjoy! 

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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

HAPPY CHRISTMAS

ok,ok, so i know i have terribly lazy and very quiet for a while. surely once you've watched this, you'll forgive me. this is so freakin cool. marion cotillard singing! the biggest slice of electrocool and a visual delight. happy christmas everyone......

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Monday, October 13, 2014

diamond doll


went to see vashti bunyan last night. what a legend. she is such a lovely person! her voice is virtually the same as it was years ago - soft and fragile. she sang a great collection of songs from rose hip november to the current album - and she introduced all of them, setting the scene about when and how she wrote the song, all in her slightly apologetic manner. if you get the chance - go see her!

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Monday, October 06, 2014

dangerous acquaintance


great to see marianne faithfull back on form. such a great new album - everything you'd hope for - reflective and melancholic with a range of styles from her heart felt torch song style to some great rocking numbers. highly recommended

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r.i.p.


was sad to hear about the death of lynsey de paul a few days ago. of course, i loved 'sugar me' (especially claudine longets version), but also 'won't somebody dance with me' and the cross-dressing themed 'getting a drag'

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

super indeed

 

well this looking promising. there's a few teaser clips of other songs on her website which sound great - cool visuals too. love this song. hope there is more to come. welcome to the doll house barbara!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

she's back!

after my rant about alizee over a year ago where i disowned her (!) after her last album and her duet with norman wisdom-a-like olly murs - she is back. she won 'dance avec les stars' (dancing with the stars/strictly come dancing) and now has released a new album; 'blonde'- and it's good! the title track is a bit naff but the rest bring her back on form. with help from pascal obispo (love his own song 'fan') and zazie (too many good songs to name here) - she even sings a song titled 'mylene farmer'........!
listen to this track with lyrics by zazie. 

welcome back alizee (don't fuck it up again please)


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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Dalida - Chanteur Des Années 80 [1980]


worth watching for leg twitches alone. amazing in about 10 different ways

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

WOW WOW WOW

Monday, August 04, 2014

she's back!

vashti bunyan is back! a new album drops in october and she is doing a small tour of the uk
 (must buy tickets right now!)

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Friday, August 01, 2014

fab fab

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

jolie poupee




who knew sylvie had her own doll collection in the 70s? i want one!

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Sunday, July 13, 2014

France Gall - Zozoi (1970)