vendredi, août 29, 2008


Tomorrow we start the new émission on France Culture, recorded in public (you can come: Point Éphémère, Paris). The title has changed since yesterday, it's 'Zone de libre échange'. It's possible to listen to it live if you click the 'direct' button ('en ce moment' tag). It's between 3PM and 5PM (Paris). The program will confront every saturday, two generations working in the same field. Tomorrow is about comics-bd (bande dessinée) and the invités are Jérôme Mulot & Florent Rupert, an incredible/improbable duet work, very good, poetic, abstract, cruel, and Moebius (Jean Giraud). I compose every week one original song about the theme + one cover. Tomorrow I will play 'la bulle éclate', the original song and the cover is comic strip (Gainsbourg). I call it 'cosmic trip Malawi', because I turned Bardot into a Malawi singer. I just realize writing this, that Bardot has become a very racist person, so my unconscious worked for me against racism! Thanks, unconscious, you're a nice buddy.

mardi, août 26, 2008

commission ad hoc

Toog is starting a new experience as a musician: every week, I will compose one song and sing it live for a new live radio program on France Culture called "la commission ad hoc". Xavier de la Porte, who runs the program, already played my music on France Culture, especially the song "sur le terrain de foot", because he's a football specialist (he wrote a book about why the foot rather than the hand). I'm supposed to make also a cover song on a faster tempo. It starts on friday as a marbre (marble), a ghost program, but on saturday, it really starts. It will be recorded at Point Ephémère every saturday from 3 to 5 pm.
The subject I have to work on for saturday is what we call in France BD (comics, with Moebius and 2 young BD authors). On friday, it's about creating a magazine. Next week is about the garden... For the magazine program, I wrote a song about an otaku who reads la vie du rail, a railway magazine. Hope to be à la hauteur, it's scary and exciting! I will try to put the songs on myspace everyweek.
Also, Prelude au sommeil, my documentary about Jean-Jacques Perrey, will be screened saturday 18th october at the LUFF, before a Jean-Jacques Perrey show with David Chazam.

On this photo, you can see the journalists who launch this new, young, fresh radio program: Matthieu, Joseph, Louise and Xavier. Say me good luck!

dimanche, août 17, 2008

zentrum paul klee

The Paul Klee Zentrum in Bern is a gorgious museum designed by Renzo Piano. And it's only 120 kms from my hometown Mulhouse. The curators make theme exhibitions instead of showing the full collection: the one we saw was all Paul Klee, because it was focused on nature. And Bern wouldn't be Bern without its lovely grizzly bear, catching the food in mid-air.


mardi, août 05, 2008

quechua yourt

Everybody knows the pop up Quechua tent. Due to the success of this product, especially in Paris where it has become the homeless people usual home (thanks to a generous Médecins du Monde initiative), Quechua is launching this new conceptual tent based on the mongol yourt. It's exactly the same idea as the 2" tent: you throw the unfolded yourt anywhere and less than 2 seconds later, it's falling down, ready for being your new home.