Tuesday, July 24, 2007

The French XTC

XTC became one of my favorite bands during my freshman year in college, circa 1987-88. About 5 years later I discovered a French band, L'affaire Louis Trio, while in Paris. The French XTC. Notably, their album Mobilis in Mobile.

I'm so loving YouTube and the availability of music videos by all these international bands, including, yes, the title track from that latter album.

How f*ckin' XTC is that? (which is also to ask, how Beatles-ish is that?)

Incidentally, the frontsman of L'affaire Louis Trio, Hubert Mounier, released a couple of mellow solo CDs since then...


Monday, July 23, 2007

The 80s Happened There, Too Pt.1

The 80s didn't just happen in the USA and England - they happened in Spain, Mexico, France, well, everywhere. But specifically, so did 80s pop music. There are loads of really catchy ditties out there that didn't make our MTV, and I love hearing these when I travel, etc.

France didn't lack for 80s pop what with Telephone, Les Rita Mitsouko, and so many more. The new Andre Techine film features a couple of Mitsouko tracks, including "Marcia Baila" which is just insane. The video... well, it's just retarded. Have to use that word. So awesome!

iTunes sucks for not having Les Rita Mitsouko in the USA store. I demand one comprehensive iTunes! Sort those rights issues out, guys!

More 80s goodness to come - including Canada's The Spoons with "Nova Heart."


Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Philly Or Bust!

Yes, I ain't been blogging.

I done been working on the Philly Int. Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, which is simply awesome this year. I'm introducing a bunch of films between Friday-Sunday, so park yourself in our theaters and events and do say Hi!

The full catalog and updates are here.

See you, yah?