samedi, décembre 30, 2006

My wishes for 2007: to have a beautiful 2007 year like the one we had in 1991. The 2007 year we had in 1976 was also good; so I really hope that this one will be the best of the serie.

Personal projects for 2007... MUSIC: Cagesan the bird's debut album on the market (I mean, not on the flea market); finishing my Goto album + Goto filmed diary, then touring again (winter 2007/2008?). Finishing the music for the play "United problems of coût de la main d'oeuvre". FILM: directing a 25 minutes short entitled "Le piano préparé" (script by me), that would involve a lot of people including the swiss artists Gerda Steiner & Jörg Lenzlinger. If we get the money with the producer we would film in the fall 2007 (Paris, Napoli, the english coast). A documentary about Jean-Jacques Perrey shot and edited by me (grant result in 6 weeks). POETRY: my first poetry book called "L'égalité des signes", a serie of 33 poems written between 1994 and 1998 under a constraint (publisher: Le Quartanier, collection Phacochères). Publication in the fall 2007.

Some people will think that I am very pretentious, to want to exist in 3 different art fields at the same time. But first I'm not sure that it will be possible (I hope so and I will work for it); second: it's been 25 years that I'm involved in music and poetry. I'm seriously thinking about cinema since my discovery of Jonas Mekas in Marseille, back in 1993. My cinema consciousness was born while watching his films ("Lost lost lost", "Walden", ...). If not now, never! I hope that you, dear reader, have a lot of projects too, and accomplish and achieve them all in 2007. We have a lot of work here before this world (or our life) ends. I want to work on transition, transition between this world and the next world or more simply, between this life and the next life. It's transitional art. What is the next world? The next life? I don't know. It could be here. I guess it's a world / a life in which the beauty has the first place. I wish you this beauty for 2007.

The youtube film features my nephew Simon (dark shirt), the 17 years old son of my elder brother Philippe. The place where they walk after the bath was a very big pool when I was a kid, much deeper. I used to bathe there when I was 5. Simon's shooting a film called "Mi fugue, mi raison" (a play on words: mi figue, mi raisin); the script is about Verlaine and Rimbaud, living in a contemporary time.

jeudi, décembre 28, 2006


It's the end of 2006 and I haven't been posting anything for years. I'm a sheep, following the trend (opening a blog) then forgetting about it like millions of sheeps. But truly, I prefer to be a sheep than a chip. Than a cheap sheeps ship... Happy new year to the millions of readers (this is for the banners).

My last days of 2006 were placed sous les auspices de Lolita and Humbert Humbert. The Enchanted Hunters may have been The Enchanted Butterfly Hunters. Nabokov said:

"It's a long climb
Up the rock face
At the wrong time
To the right place."

"For my nymphet I needed a diminutive with a lyrical lilt to it. One of the most limpid and luminous letters is "L". The suffix "-ita" has a lot of Latin tenderness, and this I required too. Hence: Lolita. However, it should not be pronounced as you and most Americans pronounce it: Low-lee-ta, with a heavy, clammy "L" and a long "o". No, the first syllable should be as in "lollipop", the "L" liquid and delicate, the "lee" not too sharp."

dimanche, décembre 17, 2006


A concert at Apop, Columbia (Mo). Apop is good friends with MC Cat Genius, one of the prominent figure on Cagesan's debut album 'I love machine'. His song is very cat, since it's a cat talking to the bird (I should write: insulting). The only word I could understand is: 'slut' adressed to the very pure and innocent Cagesan. The MC from MO recommends Apop, this very good record store from Columbia which is moving to Saint Louis, the hometown of. There is always a famous person born in a hometown so it's not necessary to write his or her name.

I wonder what will happen to the record stores in the future. So many already closed. Virgin, HMV, FNAC, Tower: do you see them dead in the future? No, but I see them giving up the independant fields. There must be a life again for small and selected stores after these 25 years old dinosaurs are dead (I mean, their soul, not the shop). They killed the record stores in the early 80's and now, they are all about to die like the greedy dinosaurs they are. We are not food, we are spirit. Culture is the result of a quest, so there must be a quest to get to culture. There is no quest in a 5 floors store, there are stairs. I want to see small select cultural shops again. The ones that I saw dying in my teenage years. Bimbo Towers everywhere (this is the first nestore for Cagesan).

jeudi, décembre 14, 2006

Des nouvelles de la poésie - News from Poetry
Loisirs créatifs
Je reçois aujourd'hui dans ma boîte aux lettres le CD: LOISIRS CRÉATIFS, Poésie musicale radiophonique pour lequel j'ai composé/remixé un poème mis en musique. L'idée de Radio Campus Paris (Charles Brincart et Alice Champion) était d'utiliser des poèmes crées et enregistrés en classe par des élèves de 4ème et de faire travailler musiciens et poètes. Le poète Joseph Guglielmi étant le parrain/accompagnateur du projet. Le résultat est excellent. J'ai un peu honte de mon son, mais le texte est assez dense et mis en valeur par la sourdine.

Je suis heureux de la parution du numéro 4 de la revue L'ENFANCE qui a pris la suite du défunt et cultissime JARDIN OUVRIER d'Ivar Ch'Vavar, l'un des grands poètes français actuel, revue dans laquelle j'avais eu la chance de publier. Oublié le net, oubliée la technologie: la revue L'ENFANCE est matériellement PAUVRE, comme la poésie fondamentale. 3 poèmes de moi dans L'ENFANCE, que j'ai choisis dans une série humoristique.

L'ENFANCE - 64 rue de Rumilly - 80000 AMIENS
Directrice de la publication: Claire Cassagne
Abonnements (2 numéros/an + un supplément): 10 €

dimanche, décembre 10, 2006


This man is supposed to be Heino but he is not. Who is him? I do recognize the musician behind Heino himself: the artist called Tree.

The year I turned 16, a few songs were more important that everything else (going to highschool, fuck unloved girlfriends, getting drunk at 10 AM with Gin...). 2 were from Gary Numan: "Are friends electric?" ("Are Visage electric?" on Toog's next album Goto) and "Down in the park" of course. Sadly, I can't understand the lyrics.

It has nothing to do with Gary, but this is also important to me: "the 79-year-old pontiff had paused during his tour of the famous mosque, standing alongside the mufti of Istanbul, facing Mecca and adopting an attitude of Muslim prayer known as "the posture of tranquillity". "It was something beautiful," said the mufti, Mustafa Cagrici. The Pope also made a conciliatory gesture to Turkey by expressing support for its membership of the EU, reversing the opposition he voiced as a senior cardinal, when he said it would be "a grave error".

jeudi, décembre 07, 2006


Le photographe a été plus rapide que le chasseur.

And here is "Mon pantalon blanc" from my "6633" album (1999). It was shot in march 2000 and directed by my friend François Brunet. The cafe where it was filmed is the Concorde Lafayette, Porte Maillot. The indian river was a small and cold one in the suburb of Paris. One of the 66 warriors is François himself; the actress is Monika Jarosz. Enjoy this "oldies but goldies"!

mardi, décembre 05, 2006

Cagesan I love machine

Cagesan 's debut album looks like this, thanks to Elizabeth Creseveur. Here is the track listing:

1. Costume Prince des ténèbres by Fashion Flesh
2. Blouse société secrète by DJ Chienloup
3. Costume de lapin by Momus
4. Manteau de ville by MC Cat Genius
5. Manteau chic by Digiki
6. Habit de plage by Toog
7. Coiffe de parade by David Fenech
8. Parure royale by Cubist Literature
9. Echarpe et bonnet by O.lamm
10. Blouson en soie by Felix Kubin
11. Besace a graines by James Harvey
12. Chemise de nuit by Davide Balula
13. Cape San de lumière by Olga
14. Chandail maille by Montag
15. Petite robe de printemps by Reznicek

Total time: 59'06" is a good way to know more about Cagesan. You can listen to some of his songs and order your copy here!

lundi, décembre 04, 2006


Felix Kubin (left) and David Fenech (right), before Felix's show at Point Ephémère (with the fantastic Gangpol und mit and Plateau repas)... Felix is becoming a superstar in Paris, the kids get crazy. We adore him. David Fenech is already a superstar in Paris, we adore him too, as does his protégé Cagesan. Both artists produced one magnifique bird track:

#7. David Fenech: Coiffe de parade
#10. Felix Kubin: Blouson en soie