Sunday, April 29, 2007

Saturday, April 21, 2007

7 heures du matin

This is great fun - the highly under-rated Tahiti 80 covering the great Jacqueline Taeb song '7 heures du matin' - the genre-defining ye ye song.

and then there's the slightly unambitious cover by the gorgeous Mareva Galanter (left), former Miss France, who was born in Tahiti. See it all fits!

Cheap video idea - put pretty girl in a tree and shoot...

and this is the original:

Monday, April 09, 2007

For Nick Drake completists only

I've had these tracks for a while now and thought it would be worth
making them available in one place. They really are for completists

Nick Drake didn't play much in front of others, and didn't play with others much, concentrating on recording his own songs and a few select folk-blues covers. Somehow, however, his arranger and friend Robert Kirby managed to entice him to play as guitarist on a couple of sessions, one recording some children's songs for an educational record called Interplay One (1971) with the folk singer Vivian Fowler, and the other on the decent folk-rock LP 'Dark and Devil Waters' (1972) by Mick Audsley (now a much in demand film editor in the UK). There's very little Nick in these tracks it seems, but take a listen and see what you think...

From Interplay One (1971),

From Dark and Devil Waters (1972),

p.s. Elton John's covers of Nick's songs are still available here

Friday, April 06, 2007

Ewe and lamb

A day out at the farm in the sunshine was a relaxing thing to do.