Thursday, September 24, 2009

Sia - The Girl You Lost To Cocaine

I love Sia so much that I'm afraid I won't be able to find the words to describe her music and make you want to discover this Australian artist born in 1975 who released her 3rd solo album early in 2008...

Drink To Get Drunk (on her first LP Healing Is Difficult) was a club hit thanks to its haunting yet efficient remix by Different Gear. But Sia is mostly known for her numerous collaborations with British duet Zero7.

Sia Furler then met success with Breathe Me heard during the last sequence of the final episode of the amazing show Six Feet Under... The album Colour The Small One (2004) is a true masterpiece.

For Some People Have Real Problems, her 3rd installment, I was at first a little doubtful with the surprising artwork, and with the extracts I had heard that (for some reason) thought sounded a little cheap. Plus, the diffusion of the CD in France was very uncoordinated (we had to wait a whole year before the Fnac displayed a non-import version)...

Finally I decided to purchase it... and I'm completely overwhelmed. Between the vibrant blues of Death By Chocolate, the perfectly distillated emotion of Beautiful Calm Driving, the melancholic energy of Buttons or the sour optimism of The Girl You Lost To Cocaine (the crazy video below), I'm totally conquered!

Sia - The Girl You Lost To Cocaine

As often, Sia's single is already remixed, this time by Stonebridge, and the track can be found on many club compilations...

Découvrez Sia!

Visit Sia's official site: by clicking here!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Libération's week

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Thursday, October 30, 2008


Baz Luhrmann is back with a big epic movie about the young Nation of Australia. The home land of the director of "Romeo + Juliet" and "Moulin Rouge!" is beautifully put under the spotlight in this story in which the heroes Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman promise a very romantic intrigue.

Until the movie comes out in France on December 24th, here's the official website :

"What's the use?" #01: Executive Desk

Dale Mathis
is a surprising artist. He carves wood, glass and mecanics to create objects that can really be qualified as marvellous...

Here's his "Executive Desk". A piece of art that's rather extraordinary, heavily "steampunk" influenced: this new mix of industrial revolution and victorian era.

The machinery is articulated in the shape of a desk that totally circles the worker.
A video shows the object in action: click here. You can click here for the artist's website.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Ultimate Obam'art (+ Madonna)

Obama's beaming face, the title of a 90s' catchy anthem, flashy colors? It's simply a t-shirt sold during Madonna's American leg of the Sticky & Sweet Tour. It would probably have sold well among European fans too. You can still get it from the official merch site!

Talking about Madonna, here's a video of the intro during the Paris show. The film is titled "Sweet Machine" along with the whole theme of the show and the diva's latest album. The video was produced by British studio Rockstar, after original drawings by Eugene Riecansky. Veneno Inc is the firm responsible for the video installation of the show.

One last Madonna info? Her outfits... They leaked on the Internet a little before the tour began and I was in awe with this brilliant pink and black bohème-inspired piece of clothing by Givenchy. A hit on stage!

OK I'll stop about Madonna for now ;)

Imagine R is back

This year's visuals are even better than last year's (check them here) for Imagine R. They really try to pull out something edgy with their agencies H and Lézilus.

The feminine visuals are signed by Jeanclode, a very cool collective whose blog can be seen here. I noticed their wonderful "Faisons Connaissance" campaign for France 5.

The masculine visuals are signed Cream and Hello.

Each teenager (let me remind you that Imagine R is aimed at high-school and college students) has their own personality and their own style. Without being too cliché, their universe displays different metro/train station in different fashions. A cute idea.

Broadway Baby #02: Cheyenne Jackson, from United 93 to Xanadu

You might have already seen Cheyenne Jackson in United 93, he was playing the role of a heroic young man who attacks the terrorist in order to avoid a catastrophe...

Not very famous yet on the big screen, this actor is more used to Broadway scenes. Cheyenne Jackson has starred in many leading roles in very different musicals!

Exemples? Rocky, the beefy naked creature of the famous Rocky Horror Show that I actually saw on stage on Broadway (maybe it was Jackson this night?) Radames in the fabulous Aida by Elton John and Tim Rice and finally in... Xanadu, the adaptation of this cinematographic 80's UFO on roller skates with Olivia Newton-John.

His official website, right here.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Panda Crew

MySpace helped me discover Panda Crew, a Saint Etienne based artist. An impressive gallery gathers numerous drawings on different media: Photoshop, stencil, cardboard...

The website also enables visualize graphs left here and there... We can find some merchandising, comics and nice wallpapers as well.

I chose a rather soft sample of his work, but among Panda Crew's themes, we can find urban wars or video games.

More on the official MySpace ( or on the website (

True Blood: I wanna do bad things with you...

This Fall's best show on HBO (I already wrote about it here), True Blood, is, as far as I'm concerned, a total hit. OK, only 4 episodes aired so far but although the press said it would suck, this mix of black humor and fantastic thriller in the moist of the South of the USA is priceless! Alan Ball, creator of Six Feet Under, passes the test with the description of a Lousiana where vampires and human coexist.

Anna Paquin is wonderfully naive and fresh as the main character Sookie Stackhouse. Wecan also discover Stephen Moyer, a British actor with a vampire charm...

The opening credits set the tone. "Bad Things" by Jace Everett.

Please note that a new Australian actor, Ryan Kwanten, plays the role of Jason, the heroine's dim-witted and sex-addict brother...

Friday, October 3, 2008

Sarah Palin in SNL

The videos everyone talks about: Saturday Night Live axes Sarah Palin!
The wonderful American actress/comedianL'excellente Tina Fey (the creator of the amazing NBC comedy show "30 Rock") impersonate the aspiring vice president.

In a first skit, Fey and Amy Poehler are Sarah Palin and Hillary Clinton.

This week, it's the interview with Katie Couric and Palin's most twisted answers that are parodied. We are so close to the truth!

These skits (that are hopefully just the first of a long series) mark a certain come back for SNL. Even commented in France, they certainly highlight the new spirit of this emblem in US TV.