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Song of the day: It's a cruel cruel world

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Hello everyone,

So this week is a wonderful music week as we get ready  for Caribana Festival.
For those of you who don’t know it, it is a five day festival in Nyon – no not Paleo.

I went last year and I enjoyed it and would recommend it to anyone.

So it starts on Wednesday and the head liner is Gossip. Which if you don’t know by now you should listen to.
They are a three piece Indie Rock band who started releasing music in 1999.
They quickly got a lot of press attention about their controversial singer Beth Ditto who is lesbian, a feminist, punk and very underground.

Anywho either way they are quite cool

Here is their famous Heavy Cross

I wish I could make a soundtrack to my life and breathe in the notes every day


Song of the day: I wanna make your smoke and kisses

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Hello everyone,

It is PALEO TICKETS DAY! I hope you are all prepared.

Unfortunately I have not been able to go through all the recommended artist from the line up yet – not enough time.
But my recommendations would be:

Tuesday: Franz Ferndinand + M83 (got my fingers crossed for a good “invité surprise”)
Wednesday: The Cure, Justice, Bon Iver, Miles Kane, Other Lives, BOY
Saturday: Bloc Party, The Kooks, The Kills

So let’s get onto our next featured artist: Miles Kane.

Miles Kane solo work only started at the very end of 2010 but he has been around for a while. Namely as part of The Rascales and The Last Shadow Puppets.
I have already featured him and his wonderful Come Closer  single a while back.

And today I give you Rearrange.



Song of the day: Claire all to sore for sound

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Hello kids,

So one day before the Paleo tickets are going to come out – I remind you: THEY WILL SELL OUT IN MINUTES.
So as pre-work go on the site and make sure you set up your account so you are ready to roll.
Then book your calendar.

So today’s featured artist also playing on Wednesday (along with The Cure, Justice and Other Lives) is Bon Iver.

Now if you have been on this mailing list even for a short while he should be no stranger to you.
He is among my favourite artists and I have featured many of songs: Skinny Love, Re:Stacks, Blood Bank, Michicant, Fall Creek Boys and even his remake of Love More (highly recommended)I also wrote a very long blog about him.

Today I feature the very piano heavy beauty that is Wash. (if you can watch the video)

Those repeated chords banged lightly (love the oxymoron) on the piano makes me think of a sledge in snow. I don’t know why.
But even on top of the piano, why this is one of my favourite songs is because his voice really comes through on this.

As true fan not only will I be seeing him on Open’er Festival in Poland but I also bought tickets to seem him in Lyon.
If you truly love an artist you will not be satisfied by simply seeing them at a festival, you want a full dedicated performance and evening.

So if you are interested, get your tickets here, Lyon is a just a 2 hour drive away:

Lastly If you need another reason to go watch him I give you this masterpiece mix session:



Song of the day: Don't need to ask my name to figure out who cool I am

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Goooood Monnday Morning,

So hope you have a lovely little groovy weekend. I went to the Cully Jazz festival this weekend, and for any music fans I would recommend it as a MUST for next year.
The cutest most enchanting medieval-feel little town, amazing views of the lake and the vineyards and lively friendly atmosphere with every restaurant, bookshop, hairdresser, bar opening their doors and having free concerts.
I will def be back there next year.

Now getting back to the build-up to Paleo – only 2 more days till tickets are out.
So back to the RIDIC Wednesday line up. Adding to The Cure and Other lives is JUSTICE.
You may remember I travelled to Paris to catch them live in Feb

So it is a given that I am huge fan. And if I could be even a 10th as successful in DJ skills I would be a happy camper.

So here is one of my favourites: DVNO from their debut and iconic album

Don’t need to ask my name, to figure out how cool I am


Song of the day: Send your Dreams

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Dear song of the dayers,

Let’s continue with the Paleo featured artist – M83 is next. Also on the Monday.
You may recall that I attended their concert in Lausanne and wrote a fully-fledged review on their greatness:
And I have already given you Midnight City, We Own the Sky and the Intro.

So now I give you a slower but still wonderfully beautiful single from their latest single, Hurry we up we’re dreaming!

Let it build up

Now you have two very good reasons to buy Monday tickets


Song of the day: No you girls never know, how you make the boys feel

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Dear Song of the Dayers,

People say, better late than never. So I give your afternoon song on crazy busy day.

So after the big hype around the Paleo line up – I thought I’d make a fun theme out of it.
I will be giving you a song from each of the great artists featured in the programme until tickets go out (25 April – next week wed) to lure you into attend most of the days. In case you haven’t heard already  – the tickets sell out in about 30 minutes so you very much need to be prepared!

There really are some great artists included and as always I will do my best to convince you to invest into experiencing music live, as this is truly when your appreciation for music and artists is really developed.

Although I must say that Paleo is not your typical, or far from my favourite, festival. The right atmosphere is very much missing and too calm and passionless for my liking. However if I was here (which I unfortunately am not) I would definitely attend most of the days. There is no doubt that it will be a great (although not optimal) concert experience nonetheless.

So without further ado let me start with the first featured great band: Franz Ferdinand.

I assume you will all know them after the many prizes (NME, MTV, BRIT etc) and recognitions they received. But let us not undermine their importance or greatness, and of course that you all have bobbed around to TAKE ME OUT.

Here is: No You Girls

That’s all for now