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Pause de l’après-midi du vendredi 22 mai 2015

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1. Charles Aznavour – Dors
2. Fairport Convention – Si Tu Dois Partir
3. Crash Test Dummies – Mmmm Mmmm Mmmm Mmmm
4. The Smiths – Girlfriend in a Coma
5. Funkadelic – Soul Mate
6. The Specials – A Message To You Rudy
7. The Zutons – Valerie
8. Elton John – Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters

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Audiogramme du samedi 28 février 2015

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1. Ballaké Sissoko & Vincent Segal – A La Claire Fontaine
2. Françoise Hardy – L’anamour (Serge Gainsbourg)
3. Clem Snide – Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow (The Shirelles)
4. The Beautiful South – You’re The One That I Want (Grease)
5. Violent Femmes – Do You Really Want To Hurt Me (Culture Club)
6. Siouxsie & The Banshees – You’re Lost Little Girl (The Doors)
7. speedstar – There Is A Light That Never Goes Out (The Smiths)
8. Thea Gilmore – I’m Not Down (The Clash)
9. Guns N’ Roses – Since I Don’t Have You (The Skyliners)
10. Sammy Rae – Wake Up (Arcade Fire)
11. Greg Laswell – Your Ghost (Kristin Hersh)
12. Sally Saltman – You’re So Vain (Carly Simon)
13. Woodpigeon – You’re My Only Home (Magnetic Fields Cover)
14. My Morning Jacket – You’re A Big Girl Now (Bob Dylan)
15. Phosphorescent – You Can Make Me Feel Bad (Arthur Russell)
16. Arthur’s Landing – Love Dancing (Arthur Russell)

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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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Divine

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Sorry! That’s a classic Bait-and-switch. We’re not talking about Divine, John Waters, Pink Flamingos or dog poop.

Instead, I’m just going to post a few The Divine Comedy songs. It’s not Dante, it’s Neil Hannon.

I discovered him on Yann Tiersen‘s L’absente.
Just loved Les Jours Tristes

It’s hard, hard not to sit on your hands
And bury your head in the sand
Hard not to make other plans
and claim that you’ve done all you can all along
And life must go on

It’s hard, hard to stand up for what’s right
And bring home the bacon each night
Hard not to break down and cry
When every idea that you’ve tried has been wrong
But you must go on

It’s hard but you know it’s worth the fight
’cause you know you’ve got the truth on your side
When the accusations fly, hold tight
Don’t be afraid of what they’ll say
Who cares what cowards think, anyway
They will understand one day, one day

It’s hard, hard when you’re here all alone
And everyone else has gone home
Harder to know right from wrong
When all objectivity’s gone
And it’s gone
But you still carry on

’cause you, you are the only one left
And you’ve got to clean up this mess
You know you’ll end up like the rest
Bitter and twisted, unless
You stay strong and you carry on

It’s hard but you know it’s worth the fight
’cause you know you’ve got the truth on your side
When the accusations fly, hold tight
And don’t be afraid of what they’ll say
Who cares what cowards think, anyway
They will understand one day, one day.

I discovered Tiersen before he broke into mainstream with the the mostly instrumental soundtracks for Amélie Poulain and Good Bye Lenin!

I actually liked his songs like Monochrome with Dominique A on his earlier album Le Phare. Despite the accent, the lyrics were just what I needed at the time.

Anyway, I can try
Anything it’s the same circle
That leads to nowhere and I’m tired now.

Anyway, I’ve lost my face,
My dignity, my look,
Everything is gone
And I’m tired now.

But don’t be scared,
I found a good job and I go to work
Every day on my old bicycle you loved.

I am pilling up some unread books under my bed
And I really think I’ll never read again.

No concentration,
Just a white disorder
Everywhere around me,
You know I’m so tired now.

But don’t worry
I often go to dinners and parties
With some old friends who care for me,
Take me back home and stay.

Monochrome floors, monochrome walls,
Only absence near me,
Nothing but silence around me.
Monochrome flat, monochrome life,
Only absence near me,
Nothing but silence around me.

Sometimes I search an event
Or something to remind,
But I’ve really got nothing in mind.

Sometimes I open the windows
And listen people walking in the down streets.
There is a life out there.

But don’t be scared,
I found a good job and I go to work
Every day on my old bicycle you loved.

Anyway, I can try
Anything it’s the same circle
That leads to nowhere and I’m tired now.

Anyway, I’ve lost my face,
My dignity, my look,
Everything is gone
And I’m tired now.

But don’t worry
I often go to dinners and parties
With some old friends who care for me,
Take me back home and stay.

Monochrome floors, monochrome walls,
Only absence near me,
Nothing but silence around me.

Monochrome flat, monochrome life,
Only absence near me,
Nothing but silence around me

A bit like The Incompetents’ amazing lyrics associated to Serge’s french accent

Anyway, revenons à nos moutons…

Neil Hannon / Divine Comedy
Discovered him a bit better on a 2004 Black Session. You know, the radio and concerts organized by the French John Peel, Bernard Lenoir. Lebanon’s version would be the one and only Ziad Nawfal and his Ruptured Sessions.

So, in early 2004 I record this amazing live performance on a k7! Yes one of these.
I played it until it melted recently but I did manage to transfer it to crappy Mp3, alongside sessions for Interpol and Feist.

Neil Hannon covered Randy Newman’s Lonely At The Top, played a couple of quirky originals, like Happy Goth.
But most importantly he played a fantastic version of Our Mutual Friend

No matter how I try,
I just can’t get her out of my mind
And I when I sleep I visualize her.

I saw her in the pub,
I met her later at the nightclub.
A mutual friend introduced us
We talked about the noise
And how its hard to hear your own voice
Above the beat and the sub-bass.
We talked and talked for hours,
We talked in the back of our friend’s car
As we all went back to his place.

On our friend’s settee,
she told me that she really liked me
And I said: “Cool, the feeling’s mutual.”
We played old 45s
And said it’s like the soundtrack to our lives
And she said: “True, it’s not unusual.”
Then privately we danced
We couldn’t seem to keep our balance
A drunken haze had come upon us.
We sank down to the floor
And we sang a song that I can’t sing anymore
And then we kissed and fell unconscious.

I woke up the next day
All alone but for a headache.
I stumbled out to find the bathroom
But all I found was her
Wrapped around another lover.
No longer then is he our mutual friend.

Heart-wrenching. He’s really an amazing storyteller

I actually remembered it when I stumbled upon his cover of The Smiths’ There Is A Light That Never Goes Out while researching my previous post.

Ok, so this is getting a bit glum

Let’s end it on a cheery note

To quote the top 2 comments:
“Best eurovision song ever.”
“His Majesty Dude from the movie the Big Lebowski”

It’s a great track that could’ve been composed by Paul Williams for Phantom of The Paradise

His latest offering has some even weirder stuff on it
Definitely NSFW
Enjoy!

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July 22, 2013 at 04:45

Always on my mind

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Whoever said Pet Shop Boys were “The Smiths you can dance to” definitely had a point: Melancholy, witty lyrics and pounding beats… Some will say you can dance to Morrissey’s darkest lyrics. I remember joyfully singing along to this one

And if a double-decker bus
Crashes into us
To die by your side
Is such a heavenly way to die
And if a ten-ton truck
Kills the both of us
To die by your side
Well, the pleasure – the privilege is mine

Anyway, so PSB were in Byblos this weekend and offered us one of the best concerts in the festival’s history. The highlight of the show which was also my own personal emotional low was Always on My Mind

Maybe I didn’t treat you
Quite as good as I should have
Maybe I didn’t love you
Quite as often as I could have
Little things I should have said and done
I just never took the time

You were always on my mind
You were always on my mind

Tell me, tell me that your sweet love hasn’t died
Give me, give me one more chance
To keep you satisfied, satisfied

Maybe I didn’t hold you
All those lonely, lonely times
And I guess I never told you
Im so happy that you’re mine
If I make you feel second best
Girl, Im sorry I was blind

You were always on my mind
You were always on my mind

Tell me, tell me that your sweet love hasn’t died
Give me, give me one more chance
To keep you satisfied, satisfied

Little things I should have said and done
I just never took the time
You were always on my mind
You are always on my mind
You are always on my mind

Amazing how this song’s riff makes you dance and how it just made me tear up…

Anyway, it’s a country classic first sung by Brenda Lee

Willie Nelson covered it

So did Elvis

And talking about the King, last night around midnight I stumbled upon this gem

Maybe it’s too late I sometimes I even hate myself
For loving you
Trying to be strong then night-time comes along and I start wanting you
Wanting you.
Where is all my self control I’m burning way down in my soul
And needing you

Wishing I could be the man, I try to
Hating me for wanting you to be with you
Knowing you don’t love me like you used to
But it’s midnight, Oh and I miss you

It’s getting late and I know that’s when I am weak
Funny how things have a way of looking so much brighter in the day light
I ought to go to bed and try to straighten out my head and just forget you
Oh but it’s midnight, yeah and I miss you

It’s getting late and I know that’s when I am weak
Funny how things have a way of looking so much brighter in the day light
I ought to go to bed to try to straighten out my head and just forget you
Oh but it’s midnight and I miss you

It’s midnight and I miss you

I remembered my father’s words:
نفس تسكن إليها
in the sense of
ما سكنت إليه النفس ، واطمأن إليه القلب ، والإثم ما لم تسكن إليه النفس ولم يطمئن إليه القلب وإن أفتاك المفتون

And this morning I woke up to this cover of Fade Into You, which definitely is not a love song… Emotional turmoil, teenage years, 20 years ago, Knocking on Heaven’s door knock off, haunting

I want to hold the hand inside you
I want to take a breath that’s true
I look to you and I see nothing
I look to you to see the truth
You live your life
You go in shadows
You’ll come apart and you’ll go black
Some kind of night into your darkness
Colors your eyes with what’s not there.

Fade into you
Strange you never knew
Fade into you
I think it’s strange you never knew

A stranger’s light comes on slowly
A stranger’s heart without a home
You put your hands into your head
And then it’s smiles cover your heart

Fade into you
Strange you never knew
Fade into you

I think it’s strange you never knew
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I think it’s strange you never knew

That’s it for today, the time and date for our next session has not been determined yet…

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July 16, 2013 at 09:36

Tendre

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Et la tendresse ? Bordel !
Un peu de tendresse bordel de merde!?

Aujourd’hui je me cache derrière la vie les mots des autres.





I am the son
And the heir
Of a shyness that is criminally vulgar
I am the son and heir
Of nothing in particular

You shut your mouth
How can you say
I go about things the wrong way
I am Human and I need to be loved
Just like everybody else does

There’s a club, if you’d like to go
You could meet someone who really loves you
So you go, and you stand on your own
And you leave on your own
And you go home
And you cry
And you want to die

When you say it’s gonna happen now,
When exactly do you mean?
See I’ve already waited too long
And all my hope is gone






Tender is the night
Lying by your side
Tender is the touch
Of someone that you love too much
Tender is the day
The demons go away
Lord I need to find
Someone who can heal my mind

Come on, Come on, Come on
Get through it
Come on, Come on, Come on
Love’s the greatest thing
Come on, Come on, Come on
Get through it
Come on, Come on, Come on
Love’s the greatest thing
That we have
I’m waiting for that feeling
I’m Waiting for that feeling
Waiting for that feeling to come






Oh, she may be weary
Young girls they do get weary
Wearing that same old shaggy dress, yeah yeah
But when she gets weary
Try a little tenderness, yeah yeah

You know she’s waiting
Just anticipating
For things that she’ll never, never, never, never possess, yeah yeah
But while she’s there waiting, without them
Try a little tenderness (that’s all you gotta do)

It’s not just sentimental, no, no, no
She has her grief and care, yeah yeah yeah
But the soft words, they are spoke so gentle, yeah
It makes it easier, easier to bear, yeah

You won’t regret it, no, no
Some girls they don’t forget it
Love is their only happiness, yeah
But it’s all so easy
All you gotta do is try, try a little tenderness



And then there’s this track called Otis which is a total rip off. Probably why they transformed it into a tribute…





Tendre la main, tendre le cou, tant de reproches… on se quitte avec des mots legerement trop sucrés. Mais sortis de leurs contextes ils degagent d’autres arômes.


Quelle douce faiblesse
Quel joli sentiment
Ce besoin de tendresse
Qui nous vient en naissant
Vraiment, vraiment, vraiment


Y en a qui ont le cœur dehors
Et ne peuvent que l’offrir
Le cœur tellement dehors
Qu’ils sont tous à s’en servir

Celui-là a le cœur dehors
Et si frêle et si tendre
Que maudits soient les arbres morts
Qui ne pourraient point l’entendre



On part avec le coeur qui tremble
Du bonheur de partir ensemble
Sans savoir ce qui nous attend
Ainsi commence le voyage
Semé d’écueils et de mirages
De l’amour et de ses tourments

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November 12, 2011 at 16:02