2 Aug 2006, 11:51
Okay, it's time for a musical bilan of my stay in Paris, eight months this time.
Since all my years between France and Finland I've wanted to discover more french music. It is not always easy since my friends listen to exactly same pop music as the rest of the world does: Radiohead, Beck, Coldplay. I understand, they grew up with Claude François
and the rest of the stuff, nothing left to discover there. The same way as mainstream iskelmä
("finnish shlagers") doesn't interest me back home. Besides, I mostly want to find to same kind of stuff I'd listen to anyway: a bit eclectic, a bit weird, a bit electro, a bit cute. Or all of this at the same time.
I already knew Serge Gainsbourg
of course, he's the pope of controversy. Every self respecting home should have Melody Nelson in their disc collection. It is a masterpiece if I ever heard one. His collaborations with female singers are remarkable as well, naughty Sucettes with innocence of France Gall
, Jane Birkin
, Sylvie Vartan