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Audiogramme du vendredi 18 Mars 2016

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1. The Return of The Incredible Bongo Band – I Can’t Get No Satisfaction
2. Nina Simone – Funkier Than a Mosquito’s Tweeter
3. Robert Palmer – Hey Julia
4. Rufus & Chaka Khan – Tell Me Something Good
5. The Jones Girls – If You Don’t Start Nothing
6. Minnie Riperton – Reasons
7. Chocolate Milk – Action Speaks Louder Than Words
8. Dave Robinson – Native Woman
9. Monguito SantaMaria – Crying Time
10. J.J. Cale – Crying
11. Jeanette – Pourquoi Tu Vis? (Porque Ta Vas)
12. Chic Streetman – Ain’t Nobody’s Business But My Own
13. Tom Waits – Depot, Depot
14. Sweet Charles – Strangers in the Night
15. Heldon/Richard Pinhas – Le Voyageur (Ouais Marchais Mieux Qu’en 68)
16. Ben E. King – Supernatural Thing
17. Gil Scott-Heron – Peace Go with You Brother (As-Salaam-Alaikum)


Audiogramme du lundi 4 Janvier 2016

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1. Petra Haden – Cool Hand Luke Main Title (from Cool Hand Luke)
2. Bill Withers – Grandma’s Hands
3. Serge Gainsbourg – Le claqueur de doigts
4. Tom Waits – Clap Hands
5. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – Clap Your Hands!
6. The Meters – Hand Clapping Song
7. Al Green – I Wanna Hold Your Hand (The Beatles)
8. Nina Simone – He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands
9. Johnny Cash – Devil’s Right Hand
10. Nick Cave and Warren Ellis – Clean Hands, Dirty Hands
11. Alt-J – Left Hand Free
12. Interpol – Slow Hands
13. Erase Errata – History of Handclaps
14. George Michael – Hand To Mouth
15. The Police – Wrapped Around Your Finger
16. Elli & Jacno – Main Dans La Main
17. Charles Trénet – J’ai Ta Main
18. Claude Nougaro – Les Mains D’une Femme Dans La Farine
19. Bugge Wesseltoft – Hands


Audiogramme du mardi 3 Novembre 2015

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1. John Barry – Beat Girl
2. Lulu and The Luvvers – Shout
3. John Fred and His Playboy Band – Judy In Disguise (with Glasses)
4. Brian Poole and The Tremeloes – Do You Love Me
5. Adam and The Ants – Stand And Deliver
6. Lulu and David Bowie – The Man Who Sold The World
7. Harry Nilsson – 1941 (Live on BBC’s « Saturday Club » – Recorded November 5, 1968)
8. Rhye – The Fall (Live)
9. Rickie Lee Jones – We Belong Together
10. Tom Waits – November
11. Led Zeppelin – Black Mountain Side
12. Bert Jansch – Blackwater Side
13. Dave Matthews Band – Two Step
14. Ben Harper and Relentless7 – Under Pressure (Queen and David Bowie)
15. Rhye – Open (Live)
16. Neil Young and Crazy Horse – Down By The River

Pause de l’après-midi du vendredi 8 mai 2015

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1. Blur – The Universal
2. Indigo Girls – I Don’t Wanna Talk About It
3. Neil Young – The Needle And The Damage Done
4. Beth Hart and Joe Bonamassa – Chocolate Jesus (Tom Waits)
5. Ricky Nelson – Fools Rush In
6. John Fred & His Playboy Band – Judy In Disguise
7. The Yardbirds – For Your Love
8. Marc Bolan & T. Rex – Hot Love

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Audiogramme du dimanche 22 février 2015 / Ice Cream

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1. Michel Polnareff – Né Dans Un Ice-Cream
2. Jacques Higelin – Ice Cream
3. Serge Gainsbourg – Mister Iceberg
4. Émilie Simon – Ice Girl
5. Richard Cheese – Ice Ice Baby (Vanilla Ice)
6. George Lewis’ Ragtime Band – Ice Cream
7. Eddie Murphy – Ice Cream Monologue
8. Raekwon – Ice Cream
9. Tom Waits – Ice Cream Man
10. Sarah McLachlan – Ice Cream
11. Rosemary Loar – Since I Fell for Ice Cream
12. Dick Curless – The Iceman
13. Van Halen – Ice Cream Man
14. Jonathan Richman – Ice Cream Man
15. New Young Pony Club – Ice Cream
16. The Dynamics – Ice Cream Song
17. Lou Reed – Egg Cream

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Audiogrammes du samedi 15 novembre 2014

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1. Alain Bashung – Le Sud (Nino Ferrer)
2. Shivaree – Goodnight Moon
3. Cowboy Junkies – Sweet Jane (Natural Born Killers)
4. Jace Everett – Bad Things (Theme from True Blood)
5. Chris Isaak – Baby Did A Bad Bad Thing
6. Alabama Shakes – Always Alright [Audio Single]
7. Bruce Springsteen – State Trooper
8. Djali Zwan – Number Of The Beast (Iron Maiden)
9. Charlie Sexton – Graceland
10. Eric Clapton – Lay Down Sally
11. J.J. Cale – Brown Dirt
12. R.L. Burnside – Someday Baby
13. Tom Waits – Way Down In The Hole
14. Johnny Cash – God’s Gonna Cut You Down
15. Son House – John The Revelator
16. James Brown – Unchained (The Payback/Untouchable) [Explicit]
17. Nino Ferrer – Le sud

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Christmas sucks

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Oh, give me a noose I can hang from the tree
I need no excuse to end my misery
this holiday season is all the more reason to die.

Oh, pull up a stool and an ear to a fool
once found some solace in the season of yule
this holiday season is all the more reason to cry.

I put on my mittens, one green and one red
and I walk alone where they bury the dead
the snow falls as I breath its a death rock
christmas eve.

The bottle is empty,
the sleigh has a flat,
the striper in my bed is ugly and fat,
her tassles are tangled and what’s worse – my jingle won’t jangle.

This time of the year makes me sick to my guts
all this good cheer is a pain in the nuts
when it’s your career to be down in the dumps
tidings of comfort and joy really suck.

I feel like St. Nicolas is pulling my leg
this thing we call christmas is a sorry black plague
this holiday season is….
… all the more reason to die

This song is actually by a band called Porn Orchard, who impersonate Tom Waits and Peter Murphy (Bauhaus). It’s called “This Holiday Season” but has been circulating under the name “Christmas sucks”. For more info click here. You can try to find the original album on Amazon or you can just download a lo-res version here.

However Tom Waits did sing the most famous Christmas tune as advertised on this German compilation

But it doesn’t really convey the mood I’m in. I think Monty Python‘s Eric Idle put it best in the following song.

Fuck Christmas!
It’s a waste of fucking time
Fuck Santa
He’s just out to get your dime,
Fuck Holly and Fuck Ivy
And fuck all that mistletoe
White-bearded big fat bastards
Ringing bells where e’er you go
And bloated men in shopping malls
All going Ho-Ho-Ho
It’s fucking Christmas time again!

Fuck Christmas
It’s a fucking Disney show
Fuck reindeer
And all that fucking snow
Fuck carols
And fuck Rudolph
And his stupid fucking nose
And fucking sleigh bells tinkling
Everywhere you fucking goes
Fuck stockings and fuck shopping
It just drives us all insane.
Go tell the elves
To fuck themselves
It’s Christmas time again!

Yes I’m a mean Grinch, grouch, whatever you want to call me.
Can’t stand the potlatch, the traffic, the “festive” mood and the extra weight you gain during the holiday season… The next ten days will really be the Nightmare Before Christmas!

Written by audiogrammes

December 15, 2011 at 02:08

Thank you

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When a person is expecting to receive a letter, it is of no concern if at first he does not hear the postman ring the doorbell, because the postman will always ring a second time, and that second ring will invariably be heard. I’m gonna shut up or I’ll spoil the movie(s) and book for you.

To which Frank could’ve replied: “If I wanted to shut you up, I’d have shut you up.”

Cora: Feel like doin’ somethin’?
Jack Nicholson: I’m doin’ it.

So anyway, yesterday I was supposed to watch a 7h30 cinemarathon: Béla Tarr‘s Sátántangó

And everything that could go wrong went wrong. DVD 1 wasn’t working properly. So I borrowed a friend’s copy: the machine didn’t even recognize it… That’s the problem when you watch copies… There was a 10-min electricity cut, the laptop hibernated, the projector’s image needed to be fixed. But we kept our fingers crossed. Ultimately we had to stop the film about an hour and a half into it.
So we watched Postman. And I got to watch the famous kitchen table scene as a grown-up. I even found time to find a number of similarities between the main actress and a current hollywood star. And it seems I’m not the only one

Anyway, Thank you Satan!

Le diable m’a dit: Ferré, fais moi une chanson, c’était une commande et puis une commande du diable, mon Dieu, ça change.

I don’t know why it reminded me of that Tom Waits Lyric from Heartattack and Vine

Don’t you know there ain’t no devil, there’s just God when he’s drunk

And that’s when he’s not away on business or when Hell breaks Luce

And this is when randomness takes over. Or is it that random…? Am I just squeezing everything in this post? or is there a reason?

Alco-hole, Satan, God and the whores of Babylon: these are some of Josh T. Pearson‘s main themes.
He released Rough Trade’s album of the Year. Yup, it’s already that time of the year again
It’s a beautiful album and it’s been tearing my heart to pieces for the last 48h. It was hard to choose a track so I’m posting a beautiful version of the opening track on the album mixed with a surprising cover. If you want more go here there and everywhere.

It ain’t Christmas time it’s Easter, Honey Bunny, and I ain’t the Saviour you so desperately need.

I’m just some guy… Here’s an acoustic semi-cover of Mary Wells’ My Guy

Warpaint released this track on the Exquisite Corpse EP in 2009. It was recently added to the special edition of The Fool, one of my favorite albums of last year. In the end, Rough Trade is the glue keeping this post together.

Nothing you can say can tear me away from my guy.
Nothing you can do cause i’m stuck like glue to my guy.
I’m sticking to my guy like a stamp to a letter,
like birds of a feather, we stick together.
I’m telling you from the start, i won’t be torn apart from my guy.

Nothing you can buy could make me tell a lie to my guy.
Nothing you could do could make me untrue to my guy.
I gave my guy my word of honor to be faithful and i’m gonna.
You best be believing, I won’t be deceiving my guy.

As a matter of opinion I think he’s tops.
My opinion is he’s the cream of the crop.
As a matter of taste to be exact,
he’s my dear as a matter of fact.
No muscle-bound man can tear me away from my guy.

Birds of a feather, we are birds of a feather, we are birds of a feather, we are birds of a feather, we are birds of a feather, we are birds of a feather, we are birds of a feather, we are birds of a feather, we are birds of a feather, we are birds of a feather, we are birds of a feather, we are birds of a feather, we are birds of a feather, we are birds of a feather, we are birds of a feather, we are birds of a feather, we are birds of a feather, we are birds of a feather, we are birds of a feather, we are birds of a feather, birds of a feather, birds of a feather.

Written by audiogrammes

November 20, 2011 at 21:51


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I’m not wearing an iron armor
So if you wanna feel a little warmer
Any time be my guest
Lay your head on my chest

You should let me drive the car yo
And play good music on the stereo
From this town to the next
Lay your head on my chest

Herman Düne – Lay your head on my chest

My father calls his chest a runway. He used to encourage me to do sports in order for my chest to get larger and entice women to come and land on it. His selection would have been closer to Put Your Head On My Shoulder
And I could have played all my “chest songs” but i think I’ll stick with LAY. Not the chips…
Does this explain the picture of the plane landing… or could it have been “lay-over”?

Timber Timbre – Lay Down In The Tall Grass

Lay down and wait for you
with nothing but a piece of rope
Dreaming every night of you
Shaking at the sight
I’ll be dreaming every night of you
I’ll be shaking at the sight – of – you

Similar subject matter and imagery. Laying down on both sides of the grass…

This is the best cover of this Tom Waits song from the 2004 album Real Gone. If you want to download Agathe & Fine’s version of Green grass, have a look here. And go check their covers of Tom Waits’ Innocent When You Dream and Beirut’s Postcards from Italy. Watching girls playing ukuleles is quickly becoming a serious turn-on / fetish…

Lay your head where my heart used to be
Hold the earth above me
Lay down in the green grass
Remember when you loved me

Come closer don’t be shy
Stand beneath a rainy sky
The moon is over the rise
Think of me as a train goes by…

And now we get to the serious laying.
Unfortunately, Prince says: Come! lie beneath my shadow
So we go to Bob Dylan’s Country album Nashville Skyline for one of his most powerful declarations

Why wait any longer for the world to begin
You can have your cake and eat it too
Why wait any longer for the one you love
When he’s standing in front of you

Obviously with lyrics like that you’re bound to get Laid

Very catchy song. But the lyrics are rubbish.

This bed is on fire
With passionate love
The neighbors complain about the noises above
But she only comes when she’s on top

My therapist said not to see you no more
She said you’re like a disease without any cure
She said I’m so obsessed that I’m becoming a bore, oh no
Ah, you think you’re so pretty

Caught your hand inside a till
Slammed your fingers in the door
Fought with kitchen knives and skewers
Dressed me up in women’s clothes
Messed around with gender roles
Dye my eyes and call me pretty

Moved out of the house, so you moved next door
I locked you out, you cut a hole in the wall
I found you sleeping next to me, I thought I was alone
You’re driving me crazy, when are you coming home

Written by audiogrammes

October 29, 2011 at 09:35


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“Kiss emmak ya Tom Waits!”
His new album is fantastic: the guy’s till at the top of his game.
Listen to this track, I’ve got it on repeat non-stop since yesterday.

Tom Waits – Kiss Me

You look at me
I look at you
There’s only one thing
I want you to do

Kiss me
I want you to kiss me like a stranger once again

So where do we go from here? Forget about The Shangri-Las, Betty Everett, The Crystals or even Prince.
I’m going for the jugular with this Jeff Buckley track

Kiss me, please kiss me,
But kiss me out of desire, babe, and not consolation.
Oh, you know it makes me so angry ’cause I know that in time
I’ll only make you cry, this is our last goodbye.

Jeff Buckley was a huge Nina Simone fan, covering “Be Your Husband” or “Lilac wine”. So it seemed just obvious to continue with This Year’s Kisses

This year’s crop of kisses
Don’t seem as sweet to me
This year’s crop just misses
What kisses used to be
This year’s new romance
Doesn’t seem to have a chance
Even helped by Mr. Moon above
This year’s crop of kisses is not for me
For I’m still wearin’ last year’s love.

The Pallers – The Kiss

If it wasn’t a kiss
Then I don’t know what it was

And here’s the cherry on top / one of my favorites. I love violent kiss-related songs: He hit me (and it felt like a kiss), Kiss with a fist. The whole betrayal with a kiss aspect is part of the greatest story ever told!
But this one‘s just so “uplifting”!

I need someone, a person to talk to
Someone who’d care to love
Could it be you?
Could it be you?

The situation gets rough, and I start to panic
It’s not enough, it’s just a habit
And, kid, you’re sick
Well, darling, this is it

Well, you can all just kiss off into the air
Behind my back, I can see them stare
They’ll hurt me bad, but I won’t mind
They’ll hurt me bad, they do it all the time (yeah, yeah!)
Yeah, they do it all the time (yeah, yeah!)
They do it all the time (do it all the time!)
They do it all the time (do it all the time!)
They do it all the time, do it all the time

I hope you know that this will go down on your permanent record!
Oh, yeah? Well, don’t get so distressed
Did I happen to mention that I’m impressed?

I take one, one, one ’cause you left me
And two, two, two for my family
And three, three, three for my heartache
And four, four, four for my headaches
And five, five, five for my lonely
And six, six, six for my sorrow
And seven, seven for no tomorrow
And eight, eight, I forget what eight was for
But nine, nine, nine for the lost gods
Ten, ten, ten, ten for everything, everything, everything

Well, you can all just kiss off into the air
Behind my back, I can see them stare
They’ll hurt me bad, but I won’t mind
They’ll hurt me bad, they do it all the time (yeah, yeah!)
Yeah, they do it all the time (yeah, yeah!)
They do it all the time (do it all the time!)
They do it all the time (do it all the time!)
They do it all the time time time time time t-time time tu-tu-tu-tu-tu-tu-tu-tu-time tu-time time (do it all the time!)

Written by audiogrammes

October 21, 2011 at 15:47