Monday, 12 April 2010

L'Histoire de Melody Gainsbourg

I have just finished devouring the Serge Gainsbourg biography ‘a fistful of gitanes’ which was absolutely wonderfully poetic. If I always thought I would love to learn French, understanding the poetry of Serge should be an incentive on its own. The book of course feels somewhat melancholy towards the end of Serge’s life but somehow I feel good, in fact I feel great that Serge existed and that his wonderful music is in my life.

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Sex & Sex & Rock 'n Roll

Well John Cale just simply had to wait, as a new shiny yellow package arrived and I eagerly unwrapped Bebe Buell's book! I have just finished it and it was delicious. I'm not so sure how I feel about Bebe, it is amazing how much personal information you can read about a person and yet feel so distant and quite frankly perplexed. None the less she is one feisty alluring and fascinating character, Vive La Buell!