samedi 15 octobre 2011

Un p'tit séjour à Paris (Part Four)

Here is the final set of photos from our wonderful trip to Paris, which saw us gorge on a most excellent breakfast in our apartment; stroll around the splendid streets of Saint-Germain-des-Prés; and listen to 60’s French pop on the banks of the Seine - courtesy of an exceptionally cool bouquiniste stall-holder and his battery-powered record player. Amazing! Au revoir et à bientôt mon cher Paris!

jeudi 6 octobre 2011

Chris Kersen - Si j'avais un marteau

Today I'm sharing with you a version of Pete Seeger's If I had a hammer re-imagined by a 1960's yé-yé girl. I love the original, but I'm a firm believer that any song can be improved upon by speeding up the tempo, singing it in French, adding some hand-claps and introducing a catchy hook on an electric organ. What do you think?

mercredi 5 octobre 2011

Un p'tit séjour à Paris (Part Three)

Part 3 of our Parisian adventure saw Kate and I pottering around our lovely neighbourhood in the 10me arrondissement and exploring the Quartier Latin’s plethora of indie cinemas, bookstores and record stores. Following a good rummage, I excitedly unearthed a stash of bargainous French pop records for €1 a piece; some more Diabolik comics; and a great bande-dessinée of Leo Malet’s hardboiled wartime noir 120, Rue de la Gare. The final shot is courtesy of my lovely girlfriend Kate, who put together a sweet pentaptych of our favourite photo booth snaps from our trip.