• Week 8 2006 music journal

    Fev 20 2006, 7h34

    I had to make a mix tape for a friend and during the ensuing week, I listened to a lot of music that she requested and which I found on the net.

    1. Cry me a river – Julie London

    A song I was commanded to find.

    2. Simplesmente – Bebel Gilberto

    One of the better songs from her tepid sophomore self titled album.

    3. Un Bacio A Mezzanotte - Quartetto Cetra

    Found this via aurgasm. Uplifting.

    4. Des armes – Noir Désir

    One of my favorite tracks. The lead singer has a really good voice.

    5. Ai ga bani – Ali Farka Touré & Toumani Diabaté

    Nice song from Mali.

    6. Mon Homme - Mistinguett

    This song is featured in the movie La femme de gilles.

    7. No es tan cierto - Juana Molina

    Just can't get enough of her voice.

    8. Datderre – Rickie Lee Jones

    The only good song from her album Pop Pop.

    9. I’ve got my love to keep me warm – Ella Fitzgerald

    Surprisingly good. Although I think I prefer Billie Holiday's version.

    10. Mes rêves de satin – Patricia French

    I discovered this song via Filles Sourires mp3 blog. Starts out in a quiet mode and progresses into a loud emotionally charged sound.

    11. Ranchu Gubina – Claudia Martinez

    This mexican artist now currently known as Tonana, plays music along the same vein as Lila Downs.

    12. Lullaby of birdland – Carmen McRae

    I sincerely hope this is Carmen McRae. Ella also sings a version of the same song.

    13. Le vent nous portera – Noir Désir

    Very very upbeat and infectious song.

    14. En los dias de humedad - Juana Molina

    So so song.

    15. Always look on the bright side of life – Monty Python

    This song from the movie Life of Brian is getting continuous airplay at home. Comedians are really philosophers in disguise. Throw away your prozac and sing.

    16. Le Monde – Thievery Corporation

    One of my favorites from a few years back.

    17. Bamako – Roswell Rudd & Toumani Diabaté

    Instrumental goodness.

    18. La valse a Margaux - Richard Galliano

    Found this via aurgasm as well. Never thought I could like Mandolins but it grew on me.
  • Interview with Boards of canada

    Out 3 2005, 5h59

    I just learnt from david fenech's blog that there's an interview with BoC in september's issue of wired. I can't get WIRE in my country. Does anyone know of a scanned/transcripted copy of that interview ?