The postman is a strange guy. Sometimes you just forget he even exists or wish he hadn’t come with that bill you had forgotten about or on the contrary you wait for him like a kid who casts longing glances at a still boiling hot just-out-from-the-oven cookie and when he finally arrives you feel like you bring home the bacon or something.
This morning though he made us a surprise by delivering a parcel from the other side of the ocean. Nels Cline (Wilco) sent over two albums of his own project: ‘Coward’ and ‘Dirty Baby’. If you haven’t heard of them yet, well, the time is now. We highly recommend this song to start with!
May = longer mild Spring days
Longer mild Spring days = seat outside
Seat outside = drinks and music in the garden
Drinks and music in the garden = Oh my garden show
Oh my garden show, May 26 in Brussels, more infos soon
Time to dance on champagne and drink the table!
Filmed on the moon with astronaut Léo Lefèvre
If you have a garden it’s one of the best times of the year. You go and hide chocolate eggs there, wait few hours, pray for the rain not to ruin the party and then pretend your forgot where you’ve put them and start the hunt. The simple joys of Easter. The relief of having chocolate without finding yourself explaining to your calorie-obsessed transparent friend (yes that’s right every time you give him/her a hug it’s like hugging yourself) that it contains essential minerals like magnesium, calcium, iron, zinc, copper, potassium and manganese, also polyphenols with antioxidant properties. You can finally place a sentence like ‘It’s not greediness you see, chocolate is how I daily cure my depression’ or ‘Did you know that it’s by far cheaper and tastier than a Lexapro or a Zoloft cocktail?’ or/and ‘It’s not fattening if your body needs it, you know’.
If you don’t like chocolate eggs, why not treating yourself with a normal one to get into the mood?
In other news we expect the release of Scarlett’s ‘double’ album in Japan next week. Or as Scarlett would put it: ‘See?’ She won’t leave the screen until it’s displaying nothing but zeros and streamers and confetti pop out.
It’s the final countdown.
It was almost inevitable. Two weeks after the end of the tour with Wilco a lot of wheeling and dealing was going on in Scarlett’s bling-bling studio. The only mystery was which Wilco song she had chosen to cover. See every time Scarlett decides to record a cover we run out of coffee twice as fast as usual, daily swearwords in the house increase -depends on the chosen original song as you can imagine- by at least 127% and there’s that indescribable yet annoyingly mischievous grin on her face. I know what I’m talking about because it had already happened with the previous covers. If if you’ve heard none of them pick your choice below or skip this step by watching these cool fellows here.
Be my baby by the Ronettes; Little boxes by Melvina Reynolds; Freed from desire by Gala;
True love will find you in the end by Daniel Johnston; Heartbeats by The Knives;
The monster inside of me by Daniel Johnston; Twist by I AM KLOOT;
Don’t mess with my man by Lucy Pearl; Santa claus is coming to town by Eddie Cantor;
Fake empire by The National; Finally by Cece Peninston; This charming man by The Smiths
It took Scarlett almost 3 days to figure out how to cover it and 1 day to record One Sunday morning. We’re now happy to unveil it: click on the image.
During this tour Scarlett took 11 trains within 10 days, played 9 songs each night, tasted 8 different beers, can at least vividly remember 7 smiles, went on stage 6 times, took 5 taxis and 4 buses, slept in 3 hotels, caught 2 planes, almost killed 1 woman on the way back after having diplomatically asked her to shut up for she was shouting into her cellphone and assimilated a bit more than 0 mg of vitamin D under the Italian sun.
We would like to especially thank her crew and the people who have been there to help and make of this tour a precious moment: Helene, Andy, Paul, Pieretta, Minas, Laurent, Aurore, Leo, Igor, Ellen, Albert, Janos, Ana, Serena, the Wilcos and their staff and all the people who came to the shows.
Swiss were the kind of audience one on stage can’t but appreciate. Receptive and enthusiastic right from the start. It is fair to say that Scarlett’s very first show in Switzerland was fun.
We reached Italy yesterday and played in Milan and we’re travelling today to Bologna for the last show of this tour with Wilco. It’s the final countdown like Scarlett sings it when about to finish a pack of crips. A bit like that: isn’t he lovely?
We’ll be glad to see you at the Estragon tonight and in the meantime we’ll enjoy that nice food of yours.