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Audiogramme du lundi 29 Fevrier 2016

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1. The Folk Implosion – Wet Stuff [Instrumental] Satie Remixed
2. Bachar Mar-Khalifé – Ya Nas
3. Talking Heads – The Book I Read
4. David Bowie – Boys Keep Swinging
5. The Stooges – T.V. Eye
6. Mars – Helen Fordsdale
7. St. Vincent – Emotional Rescue (Rolling Stones)
8. Thelma Houston – 96 Tears
9. Dee Dee Warwick – Suspicious Minds
10. The Ink Spots – Address Unknown
11. Lissie – Wild West
12. Old Man Canyon – Hollow Tree
13. Pinegrove – Cadmium
14. Tusk – Dull Ache
15. Roxy Music – For Your Pleasure

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Pause de l’après-midi du mardi 17 février 2015 / Reprises en N

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1. St. Vincent – Never Tear Us Apart (INXS)
2. Caetano Veloso – Nega Maluca, Billie Jean (Michael Jackson)
3. Snow Patrol – New Sensation (INXS)
4. The Klaxons – No Diggity (Blackstreet)
5. Level 42 – Need You Tonight (INXS)
6. Capital Cities – Nothing Compares 2 U (Sinead O’Connor / Prince)
7. You Say Party! We Say Die! – Nightswimming (R.E.M.)

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Audiogramme du dimanche 15 février 2015

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1. Hurleurs – Si Tu T’En Vas (Léo Ferré)
2. Low – Stay (Rihanna)
3. Jeff Tweedy and Jay Bennett – True Love Will Find You In The End (Daniel Johnston)
4. Beach House – Some Things Last A Long Time (Daniel Johnston)
5. Cat Power – Sea Of Love
6. Feist – Secret Heart (Ron Sexsmith)
7. Keep Shelly In Athens – Just Like Honey (Jesus And Mary Chain)
8. St. Vincent – These Days (Jackson Browne)
9. The National – Sleep All Summer (with St. Vincent) (Crooked Fingers)
10. Crooked Fingers – Solitary Man (Neil Diamond)
11. POP ETC – Wicked Game (Chris Isaak)
12. Tindersticks – I’ve Been Loving You Too Long (Otis Redding)
13. Mark Ronson Ft. Daniel Merriweather – Stop Me If You Think You’ve Heard This One Before (The Smiths)
14. The Czars – Song to the Siren (Tim Buckley)
15. Will Young – Teardrops (Womack and Womack)

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Pause de l’après-midi du lundi 9 février 2015 / Reprises en G

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1. Richard Cheese – The Girl Is Mine (Jackson/McCartney)
2. Noah and The Whale – Girlfriend in a Coma (The Smiths)
3. St Vincent – Gloomy Sunday (Excerpt)
4. The Miserable Rich – Golden Brown (The Stranglers)
5. Bruce Willis – Good Lovin (The Rascals)
6. Annie Nilsson – Gotta Get Up (Harry Nilsson)
7. Eric Burdon – Gotta Serve Somebody (Bob Dylan)
8. Mark Ronson – God Put A Smile Upon Your Face feat. The Daptone Horns (Coldplay)

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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”