A little something today to get me in the mood for my plane ride to Paris this weekend! Je suis venu te dire que je m’en vais (“I came to tell you I’m leaving”) by Claude Monnet & Monica Nogueira from the album Hôtel Costes Volume 7, 2004.
A bit of bouncy chill to provide a dash of escapism, which I’d really like right now. Okay, yes, it’s gets pretty repetitive (much like the daily grind) – which is sort of annoying (also much like the daily grind). Good reminder of the need to shake things up from time to time… Take Me Away, the single, by Zero 7, 2013.
Despite the fact I’ve lived in Minnesota my entire life, the season’s first snowfall still comes as a surprise to me. Like, somehow, this year was going to be different. Well, as Monday’s weather will attest to, this isn’t going to be that year. So, I don my down jacket and snow boots (with sensibly rugged tread) and head off to work, listening to a bit of a chill in the air… Snowblind by Minus8 from the album Hotel Costés 6, 2003.
Sometimes when there are only 14 words in a song – and they repeat over, and over, and over – I sorta check out. But today’s the sort of day where a good dose of repetitive Euro chill hits the spot. (Sort of transports me to a hipster hotel in London; where quite frankly, I wouldn’t mind being right now.) And I suppose if you listen to the same phrase that many times, it just might begin to sink in. Hayling by FC Kahuna from the album Machine Says Yes, 2002.
This is the week when Maison et Objet – arguably the best trade fair for trends and design inspiration – takes place in Paris. And I was not there. Executional obligations at work roadblocked my ability to pursue my passions. And, yes, I’m slightly bitter about it. But, rather than stew (or perhaps “rather than stew in an epic, pathetic fashion”; I prefer to stew with a bit of class), I though I’d pay homage by featuring another of Parisian favorites. Cherry Blossom Girl, the single, by Air, 2003.