Thursday, 25 March 2010

le fabuleux destin d'amélie poulain

On Monday I'm off to Paris for 4 days! Can't wait. Obviously going to visit all the shops I can't afford YET. But what I really want to do is visit places from the film Amélie. If you haven't seen it, it's worth a watch. My hotel is about 30 seconds walk to the cafe she works at in the film.

Anyone have any tips on places to visit or things to do?

I feel I should comment on fashion but the only logical thing I can think of is stripy tops and berets. Although I have seen a lot of clothes on the highstreet with Eiffel Towers on and the word 'Paris' which i feel is just taking Parisienne fashion FAR too literally.

I will take some photos in Paris and post them on here when I get back. Au revoir!

Friday, 12 March 2010

taking all the credit

Something which annoys me GREATLY is when really good songs from the around 50s to early 90s get sampled on absolutely dire Top 40 song, and for the 15 minutes it's famous the dribbling masses think the manufactured 'pop sensations' created them. If you do one thing, listen to the intro of Straight To Hell by The Clash.

No pictures today as this is a purely audio rant blog. A prime example is 'Flo Rida' (What does that mean?? A pun on Florida??) using Dead or Alive. And upon a bit of research I found that the chorus of 'Low' has been sampled in its entirity from another song.

Actually found a good website whilst raging on this topic; WhoSampled. I urge you to browse for some of your favourite more recent artists or bands, and maybe find a new appreciation for their inspiration.