Posts tagged London
Posts tagged London
Third weekend in London since I moved into my flat, that’s quite sad. But last weekend was pretty special, because JOHNNY FOREIGNER VS LONDON 3 AND AFGHAN WHIGS IN LESS THAN 48H.
Hum, bullet points anyone?
Normal service will resume soon.
Jonah Matranga is the kind of guy who asks you what songs you want to hear. He’s the kind of guy who asks you how you are, the kind of guy who, when you mention you’ll probably miss half of the set (because you have to catch the train home. Typical), says he’ll play your requests to open the gig, so you’ll make the most of it.
Jonah Matranga is the kind of guy who keeps his promises, and who turns your silly anecdote about French proms into a great banter, before playing “This is the part”. He’s the kind of guy who plays with his heart wide open, he’s the kind of guy who makes the crowd smile and smiles back at them.
He’s the kind of guy who makes you realise, that everything is possible, as long as you want to. That music is definitely a part of you.
He’s the guy who made me forget about my fear of travelling late at night. He’s also the one who turns an entire crowd into singing and smiling while he covers Prince. When I left the place, the entire street was surrounded by claps and cheers. Happy sounds, I was no longer scared.
Here’s to funny anecdotes, French Existentialism, geekism, energy and love.
Thank you, Jonah.
London, May 2012
Say Anything, London + Kingston, May 2012.
My Birthday was awesome.
I am back “home” after some amazing few days in the city that won my heart five years ago (how time flies). My voice is missing and I have a cold, but I don’t regret a thing. Best bits?
Another 25th birthday gift (thank you Sophie!), and what a treat. David ‘Benedict’ Tennant and Catherine ‘Beatrice’ Tate did a great job playing two undecided/moody lovers, and the chemistry between them was as awesome as ever. Makes me miss the Doctor Who days…oh and the whole ‘fluo 80s’ atmosphere was brilliant.
Take a nice house in Hainault, a bunch of lovely friends, some delicious food, mix with some of the hottest new bands around, and you get what is the best event of this year. I made my debuts as live presenter (along with my beloved freek mate Fay), and highlights included bands climbing on tables, dancing, breakdance, djs, unexpected first meet in the toilet queue, noise, Pavement, air guitar, and me being sober. Joan, Dave, thank you, it has been a success.
Bands to watch : The Palpitations, Spotlight Kid, Hold Kiss Kill. keep these names in mind, you’ll be blown away.
I orginally planned to go to the zoo, but due to difficult weather conditions (= London rain), we decided to become 4-year-old again (which is not very difficult for me). The temporary exhibition was really disappointing, but so much fun we had. And you know what? MOOMINS ARE KNOWN OVER HERE. I apologise for saying the F-word in front of a kid, btw.That is so French.
Thank you London.