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Thursday, December 31, 2009

mordi's essential music of 2009

to celebrate the new year, i thought i'd share with you my essential albums of 2009 (just as i have done in previous years.) the following albums are in no particular order of preference - each has rated very highly depending on my mood! if you like any of the songs- go and buy the albums!

and thanks for all your marvy messages this year - they mean a lot to me and i really appreciate them.

happy new year everyone!


mordi xxx

lady gaga - no way
i have no idea why this song wasn't included on the magnificent fame monster, so just enjoy it!

sally shapiro - looking at the stars - my guilty pleasure
her swedish take on italo disco never fails to blow my mind

berry - les heures bleues - mademoiselle
if you don't yet have this album - sort it out and get it! it gets better and better.

miike snow - silvia - miike snow
swedish super producers bloodshy and avant (britney, kylie madonna) team up with andrew wyatt and have created an electronic masterpiece.

charlotte gainsbourg - trick pony - i.r.m.

this entire album is amazing - every song sort of sounds like something you've heard before but can't quite remember. every song gets better with each listen. 10/10

la roux - i'm not your toy (data remix)
a top album that also spawned some good remixes - here is one of them.

coralie clement -toystore. such an amazing album with c.c. back on track with her laid back sounds.

coralie clement - c'est la vie - toystore

little boots - beat again (not taken from hands!)
more top electropop from 'blackpool kylie'! here is her cover of beat again that she sang on live lounge. love it!

gossip - 8th wonder - music for men
i love this album - loud!

honourable mentions must go to...



calogero - l'embellie - featuring a handful of great songs
annie - don't stop - finally! but why was 'anthonio' absent?
madonna - celebration (single) - guaranteed to make me get up and dance
yoko ono - between my head and the sky - thanks yoko for the brilliance of 'i'm going away smiling'. but you'll have to go the basement jaxx album 'scars' to get uplifted by yoko on 'day of the sunflowers'
vanessa paradis - best of - a magnificent double cd filled with hits and rarities
bananarama - viva - featuring a marvellous cover of 'voyage voyage'

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

s.v. + c.g. = f.a.b.


sylvie vartan sings one of my fave charlotte gainsbourg songs 'l'un part l'autre reste'. this was featured on TV5 acoustic show a few weeks ago.

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Thursday, December 24, 2009

happy christmas everyone

here is my christmas gift to you - available for a limited period only - the 2001 documentary 'france gall par france gall' (466 very worthwhile MB) - enjoy!

or download it in 4 parts -
part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

claudine sings for barnaby

i can't believe a whole year has passed since my dog barnaby died. there is not a day where i don't think of you my little boy. these 2 songs are for you -

CLAUDINE LONGET - WHEN I LOOK IN YOUR EYES




CLAUDINE LONGET - REMEMBER THE GOOD





Friday, December 18, 2009

a very vashti winter - friday

VASHTI BUNYAN - WINTER IS BLUE (unreleased single version)
this is quite different from the 'just another diamond day' album version - enjoy!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

a very vashti winter - thursday

VASHTI BUNYAN - COLDEST NIGHT OF THE YEAR (ft twice as nice)

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

a very vashti winter - wednesday


VASHTI BUNYAN - IF IN WINTER (1964 demo version)
i love how she whispers the name of the song at the start of her demos

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

a very vashti winter - tuesday

VASHTI BUNYAN - GIRLS SONG IN WINTER (1964 demo version)
curl up on the sofa on these cold winter nights with the queen of winter melancholy

the best film of 2009

last night i went to see 'the first day of the rest of your life' (le premier jour du reste de ta vie) and i was blown away. i went knowing virtually nothing about the film except i had read the hideous phrase 'family drama' somewhere. i would recommend this so highly to you all. it was brilliant. i have seen a lot of films this year and this was by far the best.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

franglais sunday

ALIZEE - I'M NOT TWENTY
did you know that if you type 'alizee' into google image search it just brings up lots of pics of her bending over? try it!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

help me please!

i am having problems trying to buy tickets for melodifestivalen 2010 - specifically 20th feb live show. i really really really want to go and swedish ebay (tradera) doesn't seem to like non-swedes. do i have any scandinavian friends out there who can help? can anyone?

franglais saturday

BRIGITTE BARDOT & SERGE GAINSBOURG - COMIC STRIP
ok, so he sings in english, but kapow, bang, whizz etc are the same in any language!

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Friday, December 11, 2009

franglais friday

CORALIE CLEMENT - SHARE THE DAY
me love you

Thursday, December 10, 2009

franglais thursday

JACQUELINE TAIEB - 7 A.M.
is it the red one? is it the blue one?

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

franglais wednesday

BERRY - LOVE AFFAIR
get out of her ashtray

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

franglais tuesday

BRIGITTE BARDOT - MR SUN
click pic for big

Monday, December 07, 2009

franglais monday

VANESSA PARADIS - MARILYN AND JOHN
a week of french dolls singing in english- yes!

does anyone know when the best of vp is being released in the uk - i really want it!
also, has anyone seen her sister alysson in 'inside' (a l'intérieur) - it's very grim!

Sunday, December 06, 2009

chantal kelly week - sunday

CHANTAL KELLY - JE N'AI QUE QUINZE ANS
so the week is up - has anyone got other chantal songs that i don't? - please get in touch!

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Saturday, December 05, 2009

chantal kelly week - saturday

CHANTAL KELLY - NOTRE PROF D'ANGLAIS
she takes us back to school for this gymslip groover

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Friday, December 04, 2009

chantal kelly week - friday

CHANTAL KELLY - ATTENTION COEUR FRAGILE

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Thursday, December 03, 2009

chantal kelly week - thursday

CHANTAL KELLY - MON AMI MON CHIEN

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Wednesday, December 02, 2009

chantal kelly week - wednesday

CHANTAL KELLY - CARIBOU
i really love this one - does anyone have a clearer copy?

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Tuesday, December 01, 2009

chantal kelly week - tuesday

CHANTAL KELLY - PETIT SUCRE
quirky-a-go-go

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