French Music Connection


I’m sure most of you would have heard of Daft Punk and a fair few of you would know about also know about another band from Versailles, Phoenix. Phoenix had their big break in 2009 with their album ‘Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix’ that contained hits such as ‘1901’, ‘Litsztomania’ and ‘Lasso’. What most people wouldn’t know is that these two bands share a link, this link comes in the form of Laurent Brancowitz (guitarist for Phoenix). Brancowitz formed a short lived group called ‘Darlin” (a tribute to a Beach Boys song) in 1992. This group also contained Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo on guitar and Thomas Bangalter on bass, and with Brancowitz on drums. The young lads  had just released a few songs through Douphonic Records. Upon hearing some of their music an English music journalist from Melody Maker referred to their music as “a bunch of daft punk”. Instead of dismissing the reveiw the boys found it amusing. The band broke up later in the year De Homem-Christo and Bangalter started to gain interest in electronic music, theyused the music journalists review as inspiration for their next band name that they formed in 1993, Daft Punk. Around the same time Brancowitz joined his brothers’ (Christian Mazzalai) band, ‘Phoenix’. The rest as you would say is history!

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What’s the difference between shampoo and conditioner?

Image“Shampoo is better. I go on first and clean the hair. Conditioner is better. I leave the hair silky and smooth. Oh, really, fool? Really.” Billy Madison, 1995.

    If it wasn’t for Billy Madison I wouldn’t know the difference, and for that, thank you Billy!

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Arrested Development blue me away

Tobias Funke - The Worlds First Analrapist

Being a big fan of Arrested Development I was more excited than a teenage boy getting his first broadband connection when I heard that Netflicks had chosen the revive one of the my favourite TV series. Although I must admit a little disappointed when I heard that it would only be for one season, I was still overjoyed at the thought of one more season of  Gob, George Sr., Lindsay, Tobias, Michael,  Lucille, George Michael, Maeby, and one of my favourite characters Buster.It was one of the biggest mistakes that Fox made cancelling the series that followed the lives of the Bluth family, the series was full of comedic gold often provided by the whole cast, the cancelling of the series is something that should have been contested in court by Bob Loblaw!  In addition to the new season, there is a possibility of a full length movie adaptation to follow. The new season is due to be released sometime in May (Netflicks are yet to confirm an exact date). Watch this space for updates! Steve Holt!

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What da punk???

daft punk

This is the picture that was just uploaded to Daft Punks Facebook page yesterday. It has many Daft Punk fans buzzing like bees on LSD with excitement at the prospect of a new Daft Punk album. Their most recent release was the soundtrack for ‘Tron: Legacy’ in 2010. Watch this space for updates!

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first news

First things first, hello WordPress world! The reason I looked to start this blog is mainly to improve my writing skills which according to a majority of my high school english teachers had the creativity of a Lil Wayne song. Growing up I was told by many times to change my stories up as many of them were repetitive (ever single one of my stories in first grade revolved the Power Rangers, “Go go Power Rangers!”). Now a university student studying International Relations, Psychology and Marketing, I thought it is important to be finally have the ability to string together a few words and to possibly intrigue peoples thoughts or make them laugh. Watch this space for more posts, some that have a serious nature about them and some that are just up here for a laugh.

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