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Battle in Heaven

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I discovered this gorgeous track in the movie Battle in Heaven a few years ago and it always struck me as the perfect soundtrack for a self-flagellation pilgrimage and therefore perfect for Good Friday.

The track is called La Saeta and its taken from Agrupación Musical Ntro. Padre Jesús de la Redención de Córdoba‘s album Estrella!

It was also used in the trailer for this controversial yet highly recommended movie.

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April 14, 2017 at 12:00


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The gut has a mind of its own, the “enteric nervous system“. Just like the larger brain in the head, researchers say, this system sends and receives impulses, records experiences and respond to emotions. Its nerve cells are bathed and influenced by the same neurotransmitters. The gut can upset the brain just as the brain can upset the gut. More importantly, the gut’s “Second Brain” influences mood and well-being

Which is the perfect excuse to post the following 2 songs

and this tummy ache classic

alles gut?

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April 11, 2017 at 12:00


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What if a hotelroom could “sing” of the life stories and events it had witnessed? Intrigued by that question, Canadian pianist and composer Chilly Gonzales and Pulp frontman Jarvis Cover conjure up the lifes of previous occupants of Hollywood’s Chateau Hotel Marmont. Many infamous and famous guests like actress Jean Harlow or Mark Twain’s daughter Clara inhabited the hotel’s room 29. Thus, the Deutsche Grammophon album appears as a 21st-century song cycle about glittering fantasy and often bleak reality of Hollywood and at the same time as metaphor for a place within each of us, home to our deepest desires and fantasies.

Read a complete review of this project here.

The melody haunted me and I realized it was taken from a Ryuichi Sakamoto track composed for the soundtrack of Babel

And looking for other versions on my iTunes, I found this song by Ibeyi who also borrowed the melody.

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April 10, 2017 at 12:00


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Je viens de regarder Slogan, le film de 1969 qui a réuni à l’écran et à la ville Serge Gainbourg et Jane Birkin. A mi-film, je tombe sur cette scène:

Serge vient de recycler une citation qu’il avait chanté dans Anna 2 années plus tôt!

Qui n’est autre qu’un extrait du sermon “Sur l’amour des plaisirs” prêché par Bossuet lors du Carême du Louvre en 1662, sur “l’inconstance de la concupiscence”.

Nous voyons par expérience que tout l’agrément des sens est dans la variété ; et c’est pourquoi l’Ecriture dit que « la concupiscence est inconstante : » Inconstantia concupiscentiœ, parce que dans toute l’étendue des choses sensibles, il n’y a point de si agréable situation que le temps ne rende ennuyeuse et insupportable. Quiconque donc s’attache au sensible, il faut qu’il erre nécessairement d’objets en objets et se trompe pour ainsi dire en changeant de place. Ainsi qu’est-ce antre chose que la vie des sens, qu’un mouvement alternatif de l’appétit au dégoût, et du dégoût à l’appétit, l’âme flottant toujours incertaine entre raideur qui se ralentit et l’ardeur qui se renouvelle : Inconstantia concupiscentiœ. Voilà ce que c’est que la vie des sens. Cependant dans ce mouvement perpétuel, on ne laisse pas de se divertir par l’image d’une liberté errante : Quasi quâdam libertate aurae perfruuntur vago quodam desiderio suo. Mais aussi quand il faut arrêter ses résolutions, cette âme accoutumée dès longtemps à courir deçà et delà partout où elle voit la campagne découverte, à suivre ses humeurs et ses fantaisies, et à se laisser tirer sans résistance par les objets plaisants, ne peut plus du tout se fixer. Cette constance, cette égalité, cette sévère régularité de la vertu lui fait peur, parce qu’elle n’y voit plus ces délices, ces doux changements, cette variété qui égaie les sens, ces égarements agréables où ils semblent se promener avec liberté. C’est pourquoi cent fois on tente et cent fois on quitte, on rompt et on renoue bientôt avec les plaisirs. De là ces remises de jour en jour, ce demain qui ne vient jamais, cette occasion qui manque toujours, cette affaire qui ne finit point et dont on attend toujours la conclusion. O âme inconstante et irrésolue, ou plutôt trop déterminée et trop résolue pour ne pouvoir te résoudre, iras-tu toujours errant d’objets en objets, sans jamais t’arrêter au bien véritable?

BONUS: La Chanson de Slogan / Bande Annonce

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April 8, 2017 at 12:00

Bach To The Roots

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Mandolin virtuoso Chris Thile, with Edgar Meyer and the one and only Yo-Yo Ma

Taken from Bach Trios one of two Chris Thile collaborative albums released in 2017. The other with Brad Mehldau was released in January and includes this great Dylan Cover.

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April 7, 2017 at 12:09

Danse des poignards

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Connaissez-vous Edith Nylon?

Ou la version audio complète!

…”Mohammed contre Jésus, ohoho Allah u Akbar
Ali contre Mohammed, ohoho Allah u Akbar”…

Pour info, il parait que ce groupe a inspiré un autre groupe au nom de femme (les Rita Mitsouko)

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April 6, 2017 at 12:00

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I love the energy of Tank and The Bangas! The camaraderie reminded me of Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeroes even if they’re very different musically.
That video won the NPR Tiny Desk Contest this year. So they were invited to play in their offices: another beautiful performance

Bonus: Sofar Sound with another track.

Loved them so much I just bought both their albums: Think Tank and The Big Bang Theory: Live at Gasa Gasa

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April 5, 2017 at 12:00

Always Love Yourself

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I don’t even need you
I never tried to cry
I used to ask so many questions like that famous one, ‘Why?’

Do you know him?
Does he know you?
Did you do a little hanky-panky off at the San Diego zoo?

Did you see the koalas?
Did you see the tigers and the bears, the wolves, the-
the things you shouldn’t see

Did you hold his hand in a park?
Did you go to a movie?
How dare you have someone you cared about before me
It’s so right
For me to get jealous
‘Cause I gotta think of you as a piece of property
I’ve gotta hold on to you
When I say you’re my girl
It really means that I own you inside of my mind

She thinks that’s sexy
‘Cause she thinks that’s cool
‘Cause love should be based on insecurity, my fools

I know it’s true and it feels so good to be
Slightly addicted to someone that you feel you can’t learn about

But don’t worry now
‘Cause there’s more
A-kissing and a-smooching and a-smooching and a-kissing and a-smooching and a-maybe just a little bit of fuckin
And you gotta do it right

Listen to what they are saying
Their body will respond in time, in kind and you will understand or glean
Oh yes you’ll glean
‘Cause gleaning is a thing we can do if we really open up our listening
Oh yes, I feel how lovers like to entwine in the moment
‘Cause there’s always a discrepancy between the biological lead

To procreate
But sometimes it gets confused with the idea, the construct that society lays upon this world, yeah

You watch a movie, you think it’s like that, yeah
You watch a TV show, you think it’s like that, yeah
You read a book and you think it’s like that
But it hasn’t been like that for very long

Because society hasn’t developed
The technology to place their stories in constructs in the philosophical medium that’s entertaining for us to understand
And plus there’s so many of us here on this planet
We need a system to organize ourselves in a way that makes us feel like we come from a tradition of culture

It’s so cool, but it’s scarier
To get your things in order
And understand there’s no order
We’re all improvising
And any way it makes you happy
Is truly the way that you should survive
Because otherwise you’re living under systems that don’t match who you are
And you’ll be fighting that all of for the rest of your life.

Anyways just be happy
Just do everything with love
And you’ll see everything will B-E a-ok
Just do what you need
Take that time to do the in between
The in, the in, in, in between

Don’t use those things
Against another person
Remember every person
Is an opportunity
To learn more about yourself
‘Cause you are listening

To where they’re coming from
And they represent a reflection of yourself
As long as you understand
That there’s more to this life
There’s always so much more to this life

Hey, hey, oh baby
I like the way that you smile at me
It makes me feel so good
It makes me feel like anything’s possible, yes

As long as I don’t lie no more
To myself or to others
It feels so much better ’cause when I was younger, I could lie, let me tell you, I could lie like a motherfucker
And that is good
Because you gotta experience the darkness
‘Cause the darkness is important to understand inside yourself
It’s not always about being good
It’s understanding why you’re being good in the first place

Oh, empathy’s a bitch
Once you feel it, you can’t get rid of that itch
It’s true

Just remember to all, all, all, all, always love yourself.

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April 4, 2017 at 11:36