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Audiogramme du vendredi 11 Mars 2016

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1. Ananda Shankar – Jumpin’ Jack Flash
2. Quincy Jones – I Heard that!
3. The Meters – Chicken Strut
4. The Temptations – Message from a Black Man
5. Gloria Taylor – You Gotta Pay The Price
6. Keith and Tex – This Is My Song
7. Bob Marley – Sun Is Shining
8. Peter Tosh – You Can’t Fool Me Again
9. Deirdre Wilson Tabac – I Can’t Keep From Crying, Sometimes
10. It’s A Beautiful Day – White Bird
11. Richie Havens – Strawberry Fields Forever
12. Rotary – Tales Of The Brave Ulysse
13. Tim Buckley – Strange Feelin’
14. Brigitte Fontaine, Areski & Art Ensemble of Chicago – Comme a la Radio

BONUS:

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Audiogramme du vendredi 15 Janvier 2016

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1. Miles Davis – Sur l’autoroute
2. Serge Gainsbourg – Du Jazz dans le ravin
3. Gene Vincent – Why Don’t You People Learn to Drive
4. Chuck Berry – No Money Down
5. The Commitments – Mustang Sally
6. Ritchie Valens – La Bamba
7. The Troggs – Wild Thing
8. Status Quo – Pictures Of Matchstick Men
9. The La’s – There She Goes
10. The Foundations – Build Me Up, Buttercup
11. Tom Jones – It’s Not Unusual
12. The Belle Stars – Iko Iko
13. Stereo MC’s – Step It Up
14. Rose Royce – Car Wash
15. Madness – Driving In My Car
16. The Cars – Drive
17. Tears For Fears – Everybody Wants To Rule The World
18. The Temptations – Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone
19. The Mint Juleps – Every Kind Of People

Audiogramme du vendredi 30 Octobre 2015

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1. Pink Floyd – More Main Theme
2. Mayssa Karaa – White Rabbit (Jefferson Airplane cover)
3. Department Of Eagles – No One Does It Like You (Dumbo Version)
4. Eels – I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man (Prince)
5. Bush – Glycerine [1995]
6. The Eagles – Victim of Love
7. Karen Dalton – How Sweet It Is
8. Martha Reeves and The Vandellas – Nowhere To Run
9. The Four Tops – I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)
10. The Supremes – Baby Love
11. Aretha Franklin – You Keep Me Hangin’ On
12. The Temptations – Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)
13. Jesus Jones – Right Here, Right Now
14. Eels – Novocaine For The Soul
15. Paul McCartney and Wings – Mrs. Vandebilt (2010 Remaster)
16. Shocking Blue – Love Buzz
17. The Shadows – Sleepwalk

BONUS:

Audiogramme du lundi 12 Octobre 2015

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1. Stan Getz and Luiz Bonfá – Saudade Vem Correndo
2. The Pharcyde – Runnin’
3. Transvision Vamp – Twangy Wig-Out
4. Françoise Hardy – Voilà
5. Dirty Beaches – Lord Knows Best
6. Jane Siberry – Slow Tango
7. Jane Siberry – Calling All Angels
8. U2 – Miss Sarajevo with Luciano Pavarotti
9. Grace Mitchell – Maneater (Daryl Hall & John Oates)
10. Hüsker Dü – Never Talking To You Again
11. The Damned – Neat Neat Neat
12. Status Quo – Down Down
13. Sam and Dave – Hold On! I’m A Comin’
14. The Temptations – Ain’t Too Proud To Beg
15. The Temptations – Pyschedelic Shack
16. Earth, Wind & Fire – Boogie Wonderland

Bonus: Miss Sarajevo

Pause de l’après-midi du samedi 29 novembre 2014

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1. My Girl – Slim Smith
2. Take Me With U (Ft. Deborah Bonham) – Radio Riddler
3. Ain’t Nothing Like The Real Thing – Marvin Gaye
4. DOO WOP (THAT THING) (Radio Riddler Dubplate) – Lauryn Hill
5. Come Together – The Israelites
6. Isn’t It A Pity? – Nicky Thomas

I can’t stand the rain

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Photo © Karen Kalou. Check out her Rain Series. This has been Beirut for the last 2 weeks…


I can’t stand the rain
Against my window
Bringing back sweet memories

Hey window pane
Do you remember
How sweet it used to be






When we was together
Everything was so grand
Now that we’ve parted
There’s just one sound
That I just can’t stand

I can’t stand the rain
Against my window
Bringing back sweet memories

I can’t stand the rain
Against my window
Cause he’s not here with me

Alone with the pillow
Where his head used to lay
I know you’ve got
Some sweet memories
But like the window
You ain’t got nothing to say

I can’t stand the rain
Against my window
Bringing back sweet memories

I can’t stand the rain
Against my window
Bringing back sweet memories
Just keeps on haunting me

Hey rain,
Get off my window…



I think we’re gonna have a “rain post trilogy”. This is officially number 2, after I like Rain.
I love this song. It was Ann Peebles biggest (only hit?) but was also covered by Tina Turner and I originally discovered it in Alan Parker’s The Commitments (yet another northern blue eyed soul discovery…).
Download her whole album here.

There are a lot of songs about rain and tears. The most obvious being Aphrodite’s Child‘s track of the same name. Useless trivia: this psychedelic one hit wonder band launched the careers of 2 of Greece’s biggest musical exports: Demis Roussos and Vangelis!!!!





Rain and tears, are the same
But in the sun
You’ve got to play the game

When you cry
In winter time
You can pretend
It’s nothing but the rain

How many times i’ve seen
Tears coming from your blue eyes

Rain and tears, are the same
But in the sun
You’ve got to play the game

[interlude]
Give me an answer of love
(o—-ooohhh)
I need an answer of love
(o—-ooohhh)
Rain and tears in the sun
But in your heart
You feel the rainbow waves

Rain and tears
Both i shun
For in my heart there ‘ll never be a sun

Rain and tears, are the same
But in the sun
You’ve got to play the game
Game…



And so we go back to Motown and the Temptations who are actually wishing for rain.





Sunshine, blue skies, please go away.
My girl has found another and gone away.
With her went my future, my life is filled with gloom.
So day after day, I stay locked up in my room.
I know to you it might sound strange.
But I wish it would rain. (Oh how I wish that it would rain)
Oh yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

‘Cause so badly I wanna go outside. (Such a lovely day)
But everyone knows that a man ain’t supposed to cry, listen.
I gotta cry ‘cause cryin’ eases the pain, oh yeah.
People this hurt I feel inside, words could never explain.
I just wish it would rain (Oh how I wish that it would rain)

Oh, let it rain.
Rain, rain, rain. (Oh how I wish that it would rain)
Oh baby. Let it rain.
(Let it rain) Oh yeah, let it rain.

Day in, day out, my tear-stained face, pressed against the window pane.
My eyes search the skies, desperately for rain.
‘Cause raindrops will hide my teardrops.
And no one will ever know.
That I’m cryin’, (crying) cryin’ (crying) when I go outside.
To the world outside my tears, I refuse to explain.
Oh, I wish it would rain. (Oh how I wish that it would rain)
Oh baby.

Let it rain (Let it rain), let it rain.
I need rain to disguise the tears in my eyes.
Oh, let it rain.
(Let it rain) Oh yeah, yeah listen.
I’m a man and I got my pride.
‘Til it rains I’m gonna stay inside.
Let it rain (Let it rain) …

The instrumental bit reminds me so much of their best know track My Girl. No?

Since we’re talking about the weather, The Velvet Underground are right to ask Who Loves The Sun?





Who loves the sun
Who cares that it makes plants grow
Who cares what it does
Since you broke my heart

Who loves the wind
Who cares that it makes breezes
Who cares what it does
Since you broke my heart

Pa Pa Pa Pa
Who loves the sun
Pa Pa Pa Pa
Who loves the sun
Pa Pa Pa Pa
Not everyone
Pa Pa Pa Pa
Who loves the sun

Who loves the rain
Who cares that it makes flowers
Who cares that it makes showers
Since you broke my heart

Who loves the sun
Who cares that it is shining
Who cares what it does
Since you broke my heart

Pa Pa Pa Pa
Who loves the sun
Pa Pa Pa Pa
Who loves the sun
Pa Pa Pa Pa
Not everyone
Pa Pa Pa Pa
Who loves the sun



Well it seems that Irma Thomas does.





It’s raining so hard
Looks like it’s going
To rain all night
And this is the time
I’d love to be
Holding you tight
I guess I’ll have
To accept the fact
That you are not here
I wish tonight
Would hurry up and end
My dear

It’s raining so hard
It’s really coming down
Sittin’ by my window
Watchin’ the rain
Fall to the ground
This is the time
I’d love to be
Holding you tight
I guess I’ll just go
Crazy tonight

It’s raining so hard
Brings back memories
Of the times
When you were
Here with me
Counting every drop
About to blow my top
I wish this rain
Would hurry up
And stop

I’ve got the blues
So bad
I could hardly
Catch my breath
The harder it rains
The worst it get
This is the time
I’d love to be
Holding you tight
I guess
I’ll just go
Crazy tonight…



And I’m gonna end this post with Karen Dalton tearing you heart out.
(Expect another rain post very soon… it’s probably going to be longer than a trilogy if the weather stays as bad this year in Beirut)





If I should leave you
Try to remember all the good times
Warm days filled with sunshine
And just a little bit of rain

And if you should look back
Try to forget all the bad times
Lonely blue and sad times
And just a little bit of rain

If I should leave you
Try to remember all the good times
Long days filled with sunshine
Just a little bit of rain

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February 1, 2012 at 15:51

Movin’

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I just moved. It’s weird. Tonight’s my first night in a new bed, in a new room in a new flat with flatmates (!!).
I don’t know why I just remembered an ad: There are no old Porsches, Just new owners…
Anyway… the internet connexion isn’t as fast but change is always a good thing, or so they say.





People movin’ out
People movin’ in


Very catchy track that samples the opening line from The Temptations’ Ball Of Confusion (That’s What The World Is Today)





People movin’ out
People movin’ in
Why, because of the color of their skin
Run, run, run, but you sho’ can’t hide
An eye for an eye
A tooth for a tooth
Vote for me, and I’ll set you free
Rap on brother, rap on
Well, the only person talkin’
‘Bout love thy brother is the preacher
And it seems,
Nobody is interested in learnin’
But the teacher
Segregation, determination, demonstration,
Integration, aggravation,
Humiliation, obligation to our nation
Ball of Confusion
That’s what the world is today

The sale of pills are at an all time high
Young folks walk around with
Their heads in the sky
Cities aflame in the summer time
And, the beat goes on

Air pollution, revolution, gun control,
Sound of soul
Shootin’ rockets to the moon
Kids growin’ up too soon
Politicians say more taxes will
Solve everything
And the band played on
So round ‘n’ round ‘n’ round we go
Where the world’s headed, nobody knows
Just a Ball of Confusion
Oh yea, that’s what the wold is today

Fear in the air, tension everywhere
Unemployment rising fast,
The Beatles’ new record’s a gas
And the only safe place to live is
On an indian reservation
And the band played on
Eve of destruction, tax deduction
City inspectors, bill collectors
Mod clothes in demand,
Population out of hand
Suicide, too many bills, hippies movin’
To the hills
People all over the world, are shoutin’
End the war
And the band played on.



This Motown song was released in 1970! The lyrics are still completely relevant (except for The Beatles’ new record bit… But who’d have said that we’d see the Beach Boys’ Smile Sessions in 2011?!)

Let’s stick with this song a little bit longer. A few years ago, I went cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs / I mean mashups. Here’s Go Home Productions’s Rolling Confusion





I think you can still download it here. It mixes the Temptations with the Stones’ Gimme Shelter and Street Fighting man.
Which reminds me: go download this live album now. Street Fighting Man is particularly exceptional.





It showcases one of the Stones’ unsung heroes Mick Taylor who left the band shortly after that tour, and as my dear friend Serge says: it feels like some proto-post-punk at the end / Gang of Four, any one?





OK, I’m getting tired. this connexion is making blogging a real achievement. Hint hint nudge nudge flatmates: we need to move on up! bandwidth-wise in this case…


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December 8, 2011 at 02:01