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(Indie-an) Summer

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Marie Laurencin, Trois jeunes femmes, vers 1953

Marie Laurencin, Trois jeunes femmes, vers 1953

It started with a pang.
At dawn
Was it hunger, an irresistible thirst or just my guilty conscience running away with me?
I obviously opted for hunger.
“French toast with molasses
Croquet and baked alaskas”

I’d been listening to this new box-set of REM rarities and found this gorgeous track.
Turns out they were covering Indie band Beat Happening

Of course, it’s not about food or a a picnic or just about “Indian summer” the golf and country club in Olympia (where beat Happening are from).
Star-crossed lovers? Oral sex? Theories abound.

“Touch girl, apple blossom
Just a boy playing possum
We’ll come back for Indian summer
And go our separate ways”

I just really like it. Makes me feel sad in a good way.

And to think I always thought it was a Ben Gibbard song

In the end, your subconscious always gets the upper hand.
Anyway…
It reminded me of another sad summer-y breakup track. Also a cover; this time by The National and St. Vincent

“Weary sun, sleep tonight, go crashing into the ocean
Cut the line that ties the tide and moon, ancient and blue
We take our empty hearts and fill them up with broken things
To hang on humming wire like cheap lamps down a dead end street
Close your weary eyes until the wintertime
And every time we turn away it hits me like a tidal wave
I would change for you but, babe, that doesn’t mean I’m gonna be a better man
Give the ocean what I took from you so one day you could find it in the sand
And hold it in your hands again

Cold ways kill cool lovers
Strange ways we used each other
Why won’t you fall back in love with me?
There ain’t no way we’re gonna find another
The way we sleep all summer
So why won’t you fall back in love with me?”

Indie artists covering Indie-er artists
I prefer the cover, but here’s the original by Crooked Fingers

And then randomness (who’s always been my closest ally) gives me the perfect outro: Lee Hazlewood & Nancy Sinatra covering Joe Dassin.

If you don’t know the original, here you go. Weirdly enough, he was American but sang in French…
For me it’s the civil war in Lebanon, Dédé and the unfortunately not too frequent “so bad it’s good” moments on Radio Nostalgie.

“je me souviens, je me souviens très bien
De ce que je t’ai dit ce matin-là
Il y a un an, y a un siècle, y a une éternité”

Post-Scriptum / Anatomy of a post:
Seems that very low voices were the common thread… or maybe that’s always the case…
Interested in vocal ranges? check this link

Reminds me of that lyric from Leonard Cohen ‘s Tower of Song:
“I was born like this, I had no choice. I was born with the gift of a golden voice”

Grasse Mat’-thérapie du vendredi 4 avril 2014

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1. Fairuz – Oghniat Al Wadaa
2. The Beatles – The End
3. Supertramp – Goodbye Stranger
4. Ben Vereen/Roy Schneider – Bye Bye Love
5. R.E.M. – It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
6. Billy Joel – We Didn’t Start The Fire
7. Garland Jeffreys – Hail Hail Rock ‘n’ Roll
8. Headless Heroes – True Love Will Find You In The End (Daniel Johnston Cover)
9. Harry Nilsson – Perfect Day
10. The Velvetones – The Glory of Love
11. Everybody – The End
12. Jacques Dutronc – Il Est Cinq Heures Paris s’Eveille
13. Flight Of The Conchords – Au Revoir
14. The Blossoms – Lonely Friday Night
15. Class Actress – Weekend
16. Kenny Loggins – Footloose
17. Michael Jackson – Burn This Disco Out
18. Serge Gainsbourg – La Noyée

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April 19, 2014 at 12:02

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Grasse Mat’-thérapie du jeudi 3 avril 2014

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1. Serge Gainsbourg – Ballade de Johnny-Jane
2. Jane Birkin – Kawazaki
3. Brigitte Bardot – Harley Davidson
4. Jacques Dutronc – Le Bras Mecanique
5. Serge Gainsbourg – Les Playboys
6. France Gall et Serge Gainsbourg – Dents de lait, dents de loup
7. Serge Gainsbourg & Anna Karina – Ne dis rien
8. Bourvil/Jacqueline Maillan – Ca (Je t’aime… moi non plus)
9. Johnny Depp & Vanessa Paradis – Ballade de Melody Nelson
10. Beirut – La Javanaise
11. Petits Bateaux – Pourquoi les hommes se font la guerre?
12. Rachid Taha – Aux Armes et Caetera
13. Faudel – Elisa
14. Liberté de Circulation – Les Petits Papiers
15. Jane Birkin – Comment te dire adieu
16. Jarvis Cocker/Kid Loco – I Just Came To Tell You That I’m Going
17. Isabelle Aubret – La Chanson De Prévert
18. Marianne Faithfull – Hier ou Demain

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Grasse Mat’-thérapie du mercredi 2 avril 2014

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1. Serge Gainsbourg & Jean-Pierre Sabar – Le Physique Et Le Figure
2. Bananarama – Cruel Summer
3. Smash Mouth – Walkin’ On the Sun
4. Marvin Gaye – Got To Give It Up (Part 1)
5. Lynyrd Skynyrd – Sweet Home Alabama
6. The Guess Who – American Woman

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April 19, 2014 at 11:54

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Grasse Mat’-thérapie du mardi 1er avril 2014

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1. David A. Stuward & Candy Dulfer – Lily Was Here
2. Various – Arretez
3. Stromae – Tous Les Mêmes
4. Arthur H – Une rose pour Madame X
5. Têtes Raides – Le théatre des poissons
6. The Little Mermaid – Under The Sea
7. Solomon Burke – Everybody Needs Somebody To Love
8. Aretha Franklin – Chain Of Fools
9. The Doors – Ship Of Fools
10. Petits Bateaux – Qui a invente la lunette et la loupe?
11. Stromae – Papaoutai
12. Various – La culture 2
13. Helen Merrill – April In Paris
14. Rufus Wainwright – April Fools
15. Meen – Wakfeh Ma3 El-E3lehn
16. Nouvelle Vague – Dancing With Myself
17. Various – Angry sex
18. The Who – Pictures Of Lily
19. The Lords Of The New Church – Dance With Me

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April 19, 2014 at 11:53

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Grasse Mat’-thérapie du lundi 31 mars 2014

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1. Alex C – Count It Out (Satie vs Take Five)
2. The Turtles – Elenore
3. Fun. – We Are Young
4. Placebo – Running Up That Hill
5. Toploader – Dancing In The Moonlight
6. Bay City Rollers – Keep On Dancing
7. Mott The Hoople – All The Young Dudes
8. ABC – The Look Of Love, Part 1
9. Calvin Harris – Acceptable in the 80s
10. Petits Bateaux – Pourquoi on ne sent pas la Terre tourner?
11. Carole King – I Feel The Earth Move
12. Huey Lewis and The News – The Power Of Love
13. The Lost Fingers – You Shook Me All Night Long
14. Bon Scott – Highway To Hell
15. Noah and The Whale – 5 Years Time
16. Willy DeVille – Hey Joe

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April 19, 2014 at 11:51

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Grasse Mat’-thérapie du vendredi 28 mars 2014

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1. Pharell Williams – Happy (Woodkid Sad Remix)
2. Peter Tosh – Johnny B. Goode
3. The Turtles – Happy Together
4. Salt-N-Pepa – Let’s Talk About Sex
5. Christopher Walken – Poker Face (Lady Gaga)
6. Lady GaGa – Poker Face (Acoustic Version)
7. Pomplamoose – Telephone (Lady Gaga)
8. Commodores – Brick House
9. Emf – Unbelievable
10. Petits Bateaux – Quelle est la difference entre une premiere et une generale au theatre?
11. The Killers – Ultraviolet (Light My Way)
12. Depeche Mode – Never Let Me Down Again
13. The Magnetic Fields – Take ecstasy with me
14. Tame Impala – Stranger In Moscow (Michael Jackson cover)
15. L’Arpeggiata, Christina Pluhar – Trejo/Piazzolla / Los pajaros perdidos
16. Bryan Ferry – Slave To Love (Special 12′ Mix)

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April 19, 2014 at 11:37

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