Portishead, Third.

My favourite 2008 album.

Flavien says: "An important record, regarding its most probable posterity, and how impressive it is in its own time."



November 1st, 2008: before we played with the Chap at Grrnd Zero Lyon, our friend Laurent Holdrinet took a few nice pictures.


Musical food / Eating music

November 25, 2006: we did a very special performance as 'the Doo Doo Doo Tsi Tsi Tas' in Saint Etienne.

'We': Dimitry (aka Souljah'Zz), Xavier, Flavien, Francis, and me (of the Hiddentracks).

We prepared and cooked an omelette, live.

We looped some of the sounds we made with a Boomerang phrase sampler. Chopping onions: "chop-chop-chop-chop" --> hi hat. Breaking eggs: "crack", "crack" --> snare. Frying potatoes: "woossshhh", etc. Then we started playing music on these loops.

We improvised 'hip pop' songs out of it.

Of course, at the end of the show, each member of the audience got a little piece of the omelette.


"Thelma or Louise?", a 'twice-live' session

Dijon, November 19th, 2008. On tour with the Radar Bros.

We'd been staying at Chantale's (she took the picture). I found these funny round-shaped decorations in her hallway; we decided to use them as an accessory.

Left to right: Rob Thomson (our nice Scotish driver); Brian Hussey, Steve Treichel, Jim Putnam (aka the Radar Bros.); me.

Two days after that, we recorded a song together, at Nantes' Jet FM. Jim and Brian sang the very soft backing vocals going "oooooh". The next day, Françoise Breut added her own vocal part.

We invented a new concept, I guess: a live session recorded at two distincts moments. We should call them 'twice-live' sessions.