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DIVINE, You think you’re a man, 1984

I was 18 going 19. My summer of 1984. I didn’t like that kind of music, but Divine was different. The caracter, for sure, the sens of humor also, her history, magical caracter in John Water’s movie, a creature without borders, just free and funny.

Blondie, Heart of Glass, 1979

This was during the summer of 1980 the course of my life completly changed. I was not 15 yet, but that year I came out at school, in front of all the others. I lost weight also. That summer, I spent almost 1 or 2 months in western France, in a prefecture called Sarte, in my grandfather’s house. I could play with my cousins, especially one, Daniel, I kind of fancied very much. He was sweet...

Here comes the rain again, Eurythmics (1984)

L’année de mes 18 ans… Souvenir du Broad, un couple qui dansait toujours sur cette chanson. L’un, un peu grand, un peu rond, les cheveux un peu longs devant, brun, la peau claire, très français. L’autre, plus petit, le teint mat, plus latin, parfois torse nu. J’écris couple mais je n’en sais rien. Ils étaient heureux et toujours, quand je pense à cette époque...

Parce que Lou Reed…

on voulait pas trop ressembler à ces bandes de ringards les yeux défoncés par le shit, les cheveux passés au patchouli qui prétendaient avoir tout vécu, tout vu, tout compris, qui nous servaient de profs

Typhoon day

Je suis à l’ecole, j’entends le bruit des voitures sur la chaussée mouillée. Cette semaine, à la télévision, il n’y en avait que pour cette histoire de typhon la semaine dernière. Vous me direz, c’est bien normal puisque beaucoup de gens sont morts. Mais ce qui est le plus frappant, c’est le peu de place accordée aux fuites dans la centrale de Fukushima...

Roxy Music, The same old scene

I have never been a big fan of Roxy Music, I was too young for that, I mean, they were already in their 30’s when I started to listen to pop music. My friend Frederique had one of their record, Flesh and blood, but we never listened to it together. 1983. I listened to it for the first when I was 17 in a very unusual place, in good company, he was so sweet. This is the story I am working on...

The Cure, All cats are grey

Christmas 1981, I was 16. My mother’s friend Donata had given me 50 francs so I could buy me a present. What should I buy, I thought. We were in Belleville at Donata’s appartment, so I walked along rue du Faubourg du Temple and rue du Temple to Beaubourg where I spent some time to listen to some records. I listened to Spear of Destiny. The next album was Faith. And this is how I...

The Commateens – Ghost

I started listening to this kind of music in 1981, when I was 15/16. In my city, called Bondy, in my neighbourhood, I was the only one I guess and openly gay. Many people were thinking I was weird, I knew that, but I didn’t care. This is how I met my friends, those who stay close to me despite the distance… Mainstream music at that time was soooo boring, between charts and “baba cool...

Sax Pustul, La danse du Marsupilami

1982… I was going 17. Memories from the summer, Tuileries, Broad, Deligny where I caught the most incredible sunburnt ever… An incredible storm in July. Vacations in Sarthe.
Maris / Cap / Freddie / Jean / Michel

The Cure- Play For Today

Lunch-time was a kind of heaven between 11:30 and 1:30. We used to go to the Cafe-Bar Le Celtique, 3 minutes from school (Lycee rue Fremin, Bondy) or to Maria’s house (her parents were working) or Cap’s. Listening to Joy Division, Siouxsie, Dead Kennedy’s. Or The Cure. I loved Faith, certainly their best album. But The Forest was just perfect. And Play for today was one of my...

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