Sunday, December 12, 2010

Fake French

My "colleagues" have apologized enough about our shameful absence. So let me just say this,

If our blog were the sahara, our posts are like oases - few and far between but definitely worth trudging through blistering, parching heat for.

That said, here's the song I'm putting up!

La Tigre - Fake French

To answer a lingering question (which to me is like an elephant in the room) we are not being lazy. We're introducing songs because we like um.

Okay, so back to Fake French. Awesome awesome song by an average post-punk (to me), all-female, electroclash feminist band. I've had a listen to their album and as much as I'd like to say they were the find of this year...we'll they're not...but they're musicians with a cause and I like that about them. It's not all clashing symbals, making noise and screaming about insecurity; it makes them about something more. (Not to diss the bands who somewhat fit into that categorisation.)

Fake French is one of those songs that you either like or you don't. I would rather just leave the description to that and usher you to the link below, but I feel I owe the song a little more considering people may just read my lukewarm sentiment and move on to something else, short attention spans that we nurture these days. If you listen to the song and then go check the
lyrics out, you'd be surprised (Read: I'd like you to be surprised). The bassline on this one has me from the get go. My shoulder start moving in imitation of some dance move I didn't know I knew! But more importantly, the juxtaposition of the mellow rhythm with the clearly strong lyric makes it feel like a little package wrapped up nice and pretty! I haven't taken a shine to any of their other songs because this one kind of built the band up a tad too much.

Anyway, that's all I'm going to say. Go listen! Enjoy! And come back for more; we promise we'll be good little bloggers. :)

(Image: Courtesy >D)

Sunday, November 21, 2010

french connection

hi All,

hello, did you miss us? :P we have been away a long time, but we promise, this time we will update regularly :) today i bring to you a very talented french artist.

the first time i heard this artist, i was standing at work when the office was half empty, it was dinner time. my boss, Dave, handed me his ipod and said listen to this song. and suddenly the piano played loud enough to drown me into a surreal sound of calmness, and smiles :) i was tapping my foot, smiling and everyone did stare at me. :P

so here, i present Cœur de pirate, stage name for Béatrice Martin. she is one of those talented young ones that we are oh-so-very-jealous of.

the first song i heard, that made me smile away to glory, even though i have/had no idea what she was singing about was Comme des enfants. originally a pianist, her use of the piano in this song is just right, not too much, and not too little. her voice is soothing and you want to exploring her music. Dave also found me a remix of the same song, i think ill let you listen to that and let you form your opinion. personally i loved it, must listen remix.

another must listen track is Francis. her voice and the piano are like a couple in love, and that makes listening to her that much more enjoyable. and knowing me, i always prefer the live versions. this is where you can see her getting up close and personal with her music, her fingers dancing on the keyboard and she is adorable :)

Pour un infidèle features another beautiful voice of Julien Doré, the mix of his and her voice is perfect. its a fun song and the video is made in b/w, with a feel of the Beatles-madness of the crowd. must watch/listen.

here is the link to her website -

google translate should help :)

special thanks to David Oliver for introducing me to wonderful music. :)

thanku for spending time to read, link up and connect.
we would like to hear your thoughts, so drop us a few comments :)
-Princess S/Krissy/Kris/Kristofer

Monday, November 15, 2010

Flower Post 6

Ben Harper and Jack Johnson


.... Kill me not, for I love thee!

Yes, I have been away. 9 whole months, much to the chagrin of my fellow music-propagators, Shar and Kristofer.

Today, I am in a philosophical mood. No, not philosophical but more like, 'contentedly-satisfied-edly-heart-warmingly- toes tinglingly melancholic.' What does it all boil down to?
Warm symphonies and woebegone words.

Hence, today I am introducing a song. Not an artist, a song. A song by two song-writers/singers who are known; who steal hearts; who bridge gaps and yet, together, create magic that isn't known by many.

Presenting Jack Johnson and Ben Harper!

Put the warm-honeyed voice of Johnson and the ever-so-raw crooning of Harper and you have 'gorgeous' in a song -- Please Me Like You Want To. (Click to listen)

A song that flows not only through your heart but through your mind, body, soul... the jazz that people say love is made up of is not only intertwined within this song, it is intertwined between these men. Phenomenal artists in possession of thunderous talent come together to give a voice to all the aching and going-ons in those little, traitorous hearts of ours.

I always believed in the concept of believing in love... till I fell in love. I know I don't have to explain it any further...

... So, as yet another victim of this nearly supernatural emotion, I extend and share this song with you; allow it to vine it's way around your emotions, flow through your veins, wrap itself around your brain... and make your heart smile. =)

Don't do me any favors
matter of fact why don't you
do yourself a few

your presence ain't nobody's blessing
I've got plenty of other things
I could do

oh no, not another excuse
your tired silly games
for me are just no use

and now it's plain for me to see
you're with somebody
that you don't want to be

so won't you
please please me like you want to
not like you have to
or won't you just go on and leave me
leaving me is the least that you could do

you could have spared me
so much misery
and told me you just wanted
a friend

believe me there is a difference
when you mean it
and when you pretend

or was I just your habit
cause I know a habit
is a hard thing to break

but won't you spare me
a little mercy
there's only so much
so much that I can take

so won't you
please please me like you want to
not like you have to
or won't you just go on and leave me
leaving me is the least that you could do

We come to the end of yet another journey - at least that's how every post feels like. =) I hope this song took you to a far away place that probably only you know of. No one's asking questions, no one's asking where. ;)

I haven't said whatever it is I wanted to... But I know you know what I know and that makes me glow. =)

I hope you've loved, are loving and will love!

Peace and much love,

P.S. Future posts of these two phenomenal men! Wait for it. ;)

Friday, January 29, 2010

Chuck the Seventh

Yes, I've been bad.
Yes, I've been so utterly caught up in the business that has come to define my life that I have neglected to really do ANYTHING constructive.
You know how it is.

Actually I may find it a tad difficult to be passionate about this little lady because the phase is up. I have deleted all her songs off my phone, stopped humming them every single second of the day and have quite frankly stopped liking her. Why put her stuff up here then, you ask? Well, in someone's universe she is still awesome and why, oh why, would I deprive you of some really good songwriting?!

Anyway, Laura Marling is this incredibly young (read, she is younger than I. Born in the nineties, ferchrissake!) singer, songwriter from Hampshire, England. Her lyrics are just really simple and they're absurd in places but that just adds to their appeal. Plus her voice has just the right androgeny to it that you're taken by it. I was VERY excited indeed that I was going to see her live here in Bangalore and tottered off to Kyra all excited. And then these absolute gods by the name of Mumford and Sons come on and it's like going to see Ronan Keating, only Cat Stevens shows up! Mumford and Sons are an English folk/rock/pop group that are just really talented that you're left drooling by the side of the stage and you won't even realize until you have to mop up the mess you made and/or the set is over and you make a sound that's something between Jabba and Yoda.
They were both brilliant live acts and since they tour together, I'm going to
bend the rules a bit and make this a duel post.

New Romantic
My Manic and I

White Blank Page
Roll Away Your Stone
Little Lion Man
The Cave

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