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Sunday, July 28, 2019

tune!


this song popped into my head this morning. i hadn't heard it for a long time - but it's great no? reminiscent of leonie or lio. fantastique!

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

saying goodbye

goodbye genevieve. just one album and a few film appearances plus a couple of songs on 'man on the moon' - a small output with a huge lasting legacy. rest in peace x

Saturday, May 04, 2019

glitter and gold


it's great to have rose back. 
the clips from her upcoming album sound so great. loving this new song

love machine


zazie and calogero have come together again to write this song - sung by the voice contestant maelle. i love it (very calogero pomme c era)

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

song for anita

mariannes latest album is just so so good. i can't recommend it enough. this beautiful song about her friend anita pallenberg is really touching. beautiful video too

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Saturday, January 12, 2019

a legend speaks


get to the the bbc to hear a recent interview with brigitte bardot! it's all in french with an english translator (which is a bit of a disappointment) but interesting none the less.

Monday, December 31, 2018

in with the new


i'm hopeful that bertrand belins new album (released in january) will be on my best of 2019 list.
 love this song. louder the better.

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

music of the year 2018


hello!
long time no post!
here's a few words and clips of my music of the year

anything i missed? let me know!

allie x - super sunset

cool pop and retro synths 

francoise fabian - francoise fabian

 half spoken, half sung. all gorgeous

mylene farmer  - desobeissance

i enjoyed this much much more than i expected. 
my favourite track is 'des larmes' but that's not on youtube :(

MØ - forever neverland 

danish confessional pop. her most cohesive sounds to date

charlotte gainsbourg - take 2

a 4 track ep featuring the stunning live version of 'runaway' 
(runaway is really this is THE song of 2018- I LOVE IT)

marianne faithfull - negative capability 

didn't think she could top 'give my love to london' but she has. fantastic.

lia pamina and dario persi - so long tonight 

i'm sure cilla would be really happy with lias version of il mio mondo

say lou lou - immortelle

too short! moody cinematic cool and best video of the year

kim wilde- here comes the aliens

like a lost kim album from 1983

Sunday, October 21, 2018

mon cher



let's be honest: cher in mamma mia is awful- facial features all erased, wooden movements, bland version of a classic song. that said, i still really enjoyed her in it!

let's remember when her face actually worked with my fave cher song.
(check out dalidas equally great version too)

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

kiss me hardy

i don't understand why i never posted this before.
i played it on repeat last year. 
sounds like an unreleased song from alizee's 'une enfant du siecle' (which i adore) 
but it is in fact a cover of an 80s francoise hardy song

Sunday, July 15, 2018

my pleasure

never seen this clip before, but just read about it in her autobiography.
stunning!

get closer


just listen to lia's voice. it is soooooooo good. 
lia's new e.p.out now on elefant records

Friday, March 30, 2018

say hello, wave goodbye?

amazing. wonderful. and so sad.
it feels like she's saying her goodbyes........

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pinball wizard

80's french pop x kim wilde = utter joy!
look out for the kim pinball machine (*WANT*)

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Saturday, March 10, 2018

perfection

Friday, March 02, 2018

for the doucebags

i'm struggling to embed a video for you - so go here to check it out instead.
you won't be disappointed

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Sunday, January 14, 2018

FG & MD in HQ RIP

having trouble finding mireille darc & france galls 'ne cherche pas a plaire' in good quality? well, look no further...(click pic to get it!)

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