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Audiogramme du lundi 7 Decembre 2015

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1. Peter Haden ; Bill Frisell – Moon River
2. Nick Drake – River Man
3. The National – Pretty In Pink
4. The Psychedelic Furs – How Soon Is Now? (Smiths cover)
5. Radio 4 – Dance To The Underground
6. TV On The Radio – Dirty Whirl
7. Sarabeth Tucek – Three Imaginary Boys
8. Wild Beasts – Albatross
9. Timber Timbre – Black Water
10. She and Him – Lotta Love
11. Tindersticks – She Rode Me Down
12. Vinicius Cantuária – Ela E Carioca
13. Tony Allen – Every Season
14. Tinariwen Feat. Nels Cline – Imidiwan Ma Tenam
15. Rokia Traoré – M’Bifo


Audiogramme du jeudi 12 Novembre 2015

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1. Johanna Billing – This Is How We Walk on the Moon (Arthur Russell) (Radio Edit)
2. Amy Winehouse – Love Is A Losing Game [Live At The Mercury Music Awards]
3. Gwen Stefani – Used To Love You
4. The National – I Need My Girl
5. Cat Power – Fortunate Son (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
6. j.viewz – Don’t Pull Away (Feat. Milosh of Rhye)
7. The Weeknd – Can’t Feel My Face
8. Justin Bieber – Sorry
9. Josef Salvat – Week-End À Rome
10. Richard Swift – Lady Luck
11. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – Laid (James)
12. Hanni El Khatib – Moonlight
13. Santigold – Can’t Get Enough Of Myself
14. Powers – Hot
15. Mose Allison – You Are My Sunshine
16. Antony and J. Ralph – Manta Ray


Pause de l’après-midi du jeudi 19 février 2015 / Reprises en P

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1. Johnny Cash – Personal Jesus (Depeche Mode Cover)
2. The National – Pretty In Pink (Psychedelic Furs)
3. Owl Eyes – Pumped Up Kicks (Foster the People)
4. Orba Squara – Poker Face (Lady GaGa)
5. Phoenix – Playground Love (Air)
6. Nouvelle Vague – Putain, Putain feat. Camille (TC Matic / Arno)
7. Bourvil/Jacqueline Maillan – Pauvre Lola (Serge Gainsbourg)
8. The Lost Fingers – Part Time Lover (Stevie Wonder)

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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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(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.
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”

Pretty in Pink

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caroline laughs and it’s raining all day
she loves to be one of the girls
she lives in the place in the side of our lives
where nothing is ever put straight
she turns her self round and
she smiles and she says
this is it
that’s the end of the joke
and loses herself in her dreaming and sleep
and her lovers walk through in their coats
pretty in pink isn’t she
pretty in pink
isn’t she

all of her lovers all talk of her notes
and the flowers that they never sent
and wasn’t she easy
and isn’t she pretty in pink
the one who insists he was first in the line
is the last to remember her name
he’s walking around in this dress that she wore
she is gone but the joke’s the same
pretty in pink isn’t she
pretty in pink
isn’t she

caroline talks to you softly sometimes
she says “i love you” and “too much”
she doesn’t have anything you want to steal
well nothing you can touch
she waves
she buttons your shirt
the traffic is waiting outside
she hands you this coat
she gives you her clothes
these cars collide
pretty in pink isn’t she
pretty in pink
isn’t she

caroline’s on the table screaming
confidence is in the sea
and all their favorite rags are worn
and other kinds of uniform
they kid you you’re really free
and you know what you want to be
case of individuality
until tomorrow
and everything you are you’ll see
in pure shiny buttons
they put you in this gear
and driveways broken
doorbell sings in chimes
it plays anything goes
bells toll in rhyme

I love this daytrotter cover. There’s also the Ariel Aparicio version: “and it feels like love”

and the original of course by the Psychedelic Furs from the John Hughes movie of the same name

Best scene ever… obviously. This one’s for you

Written by audiogrammes

February 21, 2012 at 14:37


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Just watched the latest episode of Philosophie on arte. It’s Raphael Enthoven’s vulgarization show which is hit and miss. You might know him as ex- MR Carla Bruni. Check out the story, it’s a real soap!!

This one was interesting and touched on a lot of subjects, including fear.
Confiance vs. défiance
Confiance vs. méfiance
Confiance vs. soupçon
Confiance vs. peur…

Pulp – The Fear (Live)

This is our Music from A Bachelors Den
– the sound of loneliness turned up to ten.
A horror soundtrack from a stagnant water-bed & it sounds just like this.
This is the sound of someone losing the plot –
making out that they’re okay when they’re not.
You’re gonna like it, but not a lot & the chorus goes like this:

Oh Baby, here comes the fear again.
The end is near again.
A monkey’s built a house on your back.
You can’t get anyone to come in the sack
& here comes another panic attack.
Oh here we go again.

So now you know the words to our song,
pretty soon you’ll all be singing along.
When you’re sad, when you’re lonely & it all turns out wrong.
When you’ve got the fear.
& when you’re no longer searching for beauty or love –
just some kind of life with the edges taken off.
When you can’t even define what it
is that you are frightened of
this song will be here.

Oh Baby, here comes the fear again.
The end is near again.
If you ever get that chimp off your back.
If you ever find the thing that you lack
but you know you’re only having a laugh
& here we go again.
Until the end
Until the end

The National – I’m Afraid of Everyone (feat. Sufjan Stevens)

Venom radio and venom television
I’m afraid of everyone, I’m afraid of everyone
They’re the young blue bodies
With the old red bodies
I’m afraid of everyone, I’m afraid of everyone
With my kid on my shoulders I try

Not to hurt anybody I like
But I don’t have the drugs to sort
I don’t have the drugs to sort it out
Sort it out

I’ll defend my family with my orange umbrella
I’m afraid of everyone, I’m afraid of everyone
With my shiny new star
Spangling tennis shoes on
I’m afraid of everyone, I’m afraid of everyone

With my kid on my shoulders I try
Not to hurt anybody out

But I don’t have the drugs to sort
I don’t have the drugs to sort it out
Sort it out
I don’t have the drugs to sort it out
Sort it out

You’re the voice that’s swallowing my soul, soul, soul

The Smiths – Girl Afraid

Girl afraid
Where do his intentions lay ?
Or does he even have any ?

Boy afraid
Prudence never pays
I’ll never make that mistake again!

I’m scared, I’m scared, I’m scared
I’m scared, so scared
I’m scared, I’m scared, I’m scared
As the years roll away
And the price that I paid
And the straws slips away

You don’t have to suffer
It is what it is
No bell book or candle
Can get you out of this, oh no!

I’m scarred, I’m scarred, I’m scarred
I’m scarred, uh huh
I’m scarred, I’m scarred, I’m scarred
Every day of my life
I just manage to survive
I just wanna stay alive

You don’t have to worry
In heaven or hell
Just dance to the music
You do it so well, well, well!

Hatred and jealousy, gonna be the death of me
I guess I knew it right from the start
Sing out about love and peace
Don’t wanna see the red raw meat
The green eyed goddamn straight from your heart

I’m tired, I’m tired, I’m tired
Of being so alone
No place to call my own
Like a rollin’ stone

Written by audiogrammes

October 16, 2011 at 15:52