Sunday, 29 July 2012

Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips...

"What I do is sing about a way of being and, once the music exists, I feel like I could be this thing I'm singing about," says Coyne. "With The Soft Bulletin I was singing about being more caring, more open, more accepting." He pauses, which is rare. "After my father died I realised I didn't know if I wanted to keep knowing how brutal the world can be. The Soft Bulletin is a quest. It's saying 'I think life is more beautiful than it is horrible,' but I don't really believe that. I think the world is more horrible than it is beautiful." He pauses again, momentarily downcast, then rallies. "But we have to make it beautiful."

Friday, 27 July 2012

Charlotte Gainsbourg LIVE, Somerset House, London...

...while the rest of us mere mortals were sweating it out in the humidity yesterday, La Gainsbourg appeared on stage fresh-as-a daisy-in white rubber skinny jeans and a matching sheer tuxedo shirt, plus zip up black ankle boots with a large pearl in each heel [we’re going to guess the Balenciaga model/muse was staying brand loyal, unless anyone can correct us?].
At times, Gainsbourg’s chilled Parisian cool clashed with the London brashness; amongst the predictable male (and female) declarations of love and proposals of marriage, there was also a new voice in the crowd, “Char-lotte! Are your shoes Mar-gie-la ?” (we swear it wasn’t us). Beware: fashion bloggers are everywhere. 
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