Brother in NYC

So I've been playing this band a ton since seeing them play at Mercury Lounge in NYC a little over a week ago. Brother are keeping us all young, and doing it with a smile and a little bit of youth angst. Brother are exactly what music has needed for a while now, and they've made our city proud by doing this rooftop session.

Britpop Now (Then)

So I've been on a massive Britpop kick. The music was great because it was taking influences, from punk, mod, guitar rock, psych, and many other genres that appeal to me most, but yet this was a genre all its own, and almost every band in this era had a sound of their own. Unlike so many big genres in the last 100 years, the bands themselves defined Britpop, and Britpop defined them, but not by sounding like each other, but by their creativity and owning it. I'm still very fond of these years, and so therefore felt it would be a good post to accompany these great videos.

In 1995, Damon Albarn hosted a show on BBC Four called Britpop Now. Here was that episode broken into 12 video clips.



The Boo Radleys:

PJ Harvey:










Femmes de Paris

Femmes de Paris, Vol. 1


1. Marie douceur, Marie colère (Paint It Black) – Marie Laforêt
2. 7 Heures Du Matin – Jacqueline Taieb
3. Ces bottes sont faites pour marcher – Eileen
4. J’ai des problèmes décidement – Violaine
5. Tu es le roi des menteurs – Tiny Yong
6. Les papillons noirs – Miche’le Arnaud
7. Nitty Gritty – Jocelyne
8. Partie de dames – Liz Brady
9. Fille ou garçon (Sloop John B) – Stone
10. Je suis sublime – Elizabeth
11. Dracula – Christine Pilzer
12. Idéalisation – Cosette
13. L’adorable femme des neiges – Christie Laume
14. J’ai peur parfois – Adele
15. Mes rêves de satin – Patricia
16. Baby love – Annie Phillipe
17. La fille de paille – Brigitte Bardot
18. Les framboises ( You’re so good to me ) – Stone
19. Le printemps à Parisv – Jacqueline Taieb

Check it out here @ VBR(kbps)