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Archive for March, 2007
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Amy Winehouse / Back to Black – You Know I’m No Good
The sassy 23 year old Londoner delivers the goods with swagger and panache. 2003s single Stronger Than Me and album Frank weren’t exactly great sellers, despite being hits with the critics, winning he an Ivor Novello award in the process. This time it’s a totally different situation, because she’s appealed to fans and critics alike. Winehouse has a new-found confidence, having slimmed down four dress sizes with more aggressive make-up; she’s turning into the UK’s most promising talent in years.
Week commencing 6 Nov, the album stands at no.3 in the charts, propelled by hit single Rehab, (w/c 6 Nov no.7, download no 8, R’n’B no.2) Back To Black is a masterstroke of contemporary Jazz-crossover material, all delivered with supreme style. Her razor-sharp singing is a major highlight (as shown on Later…With Jools Holland Friday 3rd November) however, this album is all about truly brilliant songs, all written by Winehouse herself, with some collaborations. Using Lilly Allen and Robbie Williams’ studio wizard Mark Ronson, Winehouse is going into a totally different stratosphere with this one, leaving Katie Melua and Norah Jones in her wake. Amy said, “I didn’t want to play that jazz thing up too much again. I was bored of complicated chord structures and needed something more direct.” That said, Jazz is very much a prime element, though this time, more subtle. (source…)
Nice old villages in Wuyuan County
open-up your ears
Holly Golightly (born Holly Golightly Smith) is an English singer-songwriter.
She is a former member of the all-girl garage band Thee Headcoatees, the female incarnation of Billy Childish group Thee Headcoats. For her solo career, she draws from rhythm and blues, rockabilly, and sounds of the 1960s or earlier. She has released thirteen studio albums of her own and has collaborated with other artists, such as Billy Childish and Rocket From The Crypt, and most notably The White Stripes; she is featured on the track “It’s True That We Love One Another” from their album, Elephant. She performed two songs on the soundtrack of the Jim Jarmusch movie Broken Flowers 1) “There Is an End (Featuring Holly Golightly)” by The Greenhornes & Holly Golightly (can also be found on album Dual Mono) and 2) “Tell Me Now So I Know” by Holly Golightly (found on album “Truly She Is None Other”). She is also a collector of rare old songs which she often covers. Her next album is “You Can’t Buy A Gun When Youre Crying” out in May 2007
networking : Antoine Boureau, Photographer in Cannes (FRANCE)
do it man !
FOY’SSS !! (va falloir que j’instaure ça en Chine)
My riding Pal’, from subway Station to Factory, every sunny day (5 RMB/ride)!
HDR Rendered photo :
NON RENDERED SOURCE PHOTOS :
Sky/fog is good, but the details on the rock are hardly discernable
you can see the details on the rock, the trees… but sky/fog is burnt
did I say Geek??
This WE was great! We had a two days hike in Zhejiang Province (浙江), with the ZhuZhu Outdoor Club, on the QingLiangFeng Mountain (清凉峰-which litteraly means “cold and clear summit”.. we had the “cold” but not really the “clear” side of it!!!) (1800m). Departure Friday 9.00PM from People Square with 16 Chinese fellows.
Shanghai is one the yellow spot on the right, and the mountain on the Red Cross on the left
3.00AM first night in a team member house (our guide), in a small village near the moutain
first stop to get some energy… heavy bags and muddy slopes makes it quite hard!
hhhnnnnnnnnnn come on’
some nice spots along the path
But slippy (my first foot in the icy water)
The happy team going up
waouh! above 1600m an amazing icy forest surrounds us! Wonderful
and TASTY !
3.00PM we reach the first step. The summit is one hour ahead.. but we won’t make it because of bad weather… So we decide to stop here.
Quite cold isn’it ?
Here is where we’re gonna sleep. Hopefully this shelter will protect us from the icy wind
Another team arrived 1h after us (the ZonBoo outdoor club).. no space left available in the shelter.. they’ll sleep outside.. good luck guys. Be Brave.
6.00PM DINNER TIME! we share everything and have a GIANT dinner, mixed withbeer and BaiJiu (chinese alcool)
Night falling on the tents….
But good vibrations are surrounding us !!
7.00AM the next morning, after four cups of Hot Coffee! A gift from the sky: a sea of clouds (云海)
But still no sun to enhance the light !!
Our shelter seen from the western slope (North on the left, and south on the right)
the sea of clouds on the southern slope
GLP! don’t spend the night outside! Beware of icy winds!!
The Happy fellows (the other Laowai next to me is Bart, a dude from Belgium)
CHEEEEERS! (1.00PM, back in the Guide house where we had slept the day before arriving from Shanghai)
SEE YOU SOON ! (we have a dinner planned together next wednesday)
please have a seat
Sophie trying to call Cambodia from the GuestHouse in BKK…. But the phone is a bit out of date.. !! I never saw one like this (and actually, we didn’t succeed to call Cambodia)