A video compilation regarding Coldplay, Joe Satriani, Alizee and more. You make the call
Coldplay --------------------------- Alizee
Joe Satriani ----------------------- Creaky Boards
Enanitos Verdes ------------------- Marty Balin
Did you have fun?
So who copied who?
If you are really into it...
part one ------------------------- part two
Sunday, December 28, 2008
A video compilation regarding Coldplay, Joe Satriani, Alizee and more. You make the call
Saturday, December 27, 2008
Friday, December 26, 2008
Alizee AND Jeremy updating their MySpace pages.
I only post this as an interesting note. I do not take this a good or bad, just interesting. I hope you do too.
Jeremy just updated today 12/26/08
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
It has been a while since we first saw "the tattoo". See, we all got used to it. We do not even think about it anymore.
I placed a poll on zimbio on May 2, 2008. 169 votes to date and it 75% like it and 25% do not. I would be willing to bet the 25% were early votes.
To see some Tinkerbell tattoo examples click here.
Back tattoos here.
Want to get some temporary Tinkerbell tattoos?
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Alizee is nominated for the 2008 Public Glam Awards.
It is the third category down, La Plus Belle Coiffure. Most beautiful hairstyle.
You may go here to vote.
Check out the video, I think the video trys to favor Katie Holmes.
Plus a brief article on the subject.
This skyrock blog of Alizee, laetielili, has been updated today which is nice. This post is during the Holidays and it is nice to see the blog has a Holiday theme.
And there is an 'Alizee guitar'. Another fun skyrock blog.
Monday, December 22, 2008
12 hours later after the first post, Yes, the North American visitors has increased just as I thought it would. The East Coast of the United States came in pretty solid, and what is going on that Northwest coast of Lake Ontario in Canada? Could that be the results of a DisqueDrop?
But, overall for a 24 hour period I have to say it is pretty even.
While we are on the subject...
Where are all of you coming from? Who are your fellow visitors?
Well according to Feedjit:
As an overall area, currently the map is giving the visitors edge to the European sphere of influence.
According to Feedjit the map shows the last 100 visitors. Our map may look completely different 12 hours from now, maybe a second post in 12 hours...
Oh, and no matter what the results, the Canadians still out comment everyone.
Wait, there's more...
Curious as to what your fellow visitors are looking at? Scroll down to the bottom and check out "Most popular pages today" and you can be as surprised as I usually am.
Sunday, December 21, 2008
I don't know Alizee...the 3 top commentators to the blog are all from Canada!
Not even close. What's up with that?
Maybe Canada is where you need to go next Alizee.
I was going to do a Christmas Eve post...
Christmas in Corsica and a particular Christmas Eve tradition.
I thought I would share the Christmas prayer. In Corsica, elderly people tell their children or their grandchildren the secret of the ritual prayers to guard against "l'occhio", or the evil eye.
2 years ago Derekthered's blog mentioned it in his Christmas in Corsica post but dared not go any further.
...me either Derekthered
You can read a little more at Legends and Studies by Dorothy Carrington and here.
Well at least here in the Northern Hemisphere.
A side note I heard that the Mayan Calender and the December 21, 2102 end of the world prophecy is really today! There is a 4 year alteration to match up to our current calender. So I really want to get all my posts in before the end of the day (world).
Made some subtle changes here and there and will be making a few more.
I had to update the AlizeeTube section on the left hand column. The 'Daily Motion' 'Hey Amigo' was gone. Something interesting I noticed. Go to Daily Motion and look for Hey Amigo videos...all the concert videos are gone! Just a mash up. I thought that was a little unusual.
Have some fun and join the new 'friends' widget on the right hand column, and when you join you might as well join DisqueDrops also.
Is that Alizee strolling over to join?
Of course you can call me Amigo, one could only hope.
This is an interesting Alizee skyrock blog. It references some merchandise and clothing that Alizee wore. It has not been updated since September but still and interesting blog.
Friday, December 19, 2008
Have you ever noticed (wait, what, who am I Jerry Seinfeld) the analysis of Alizee songs.
Alizee America and Lily Town forums go to great efforts to interpret their meanings. They tell a story, not all but most.
Fifty Sixty, Mon Maquis, Hey Amigo and the list goes on...
Mademoiselle Juliet is Shakespeare for goodness sake.
Look at Serge Gainsbourg and the 'History of Melody Nelson'. The whole album tells an ongoing story, it was released as a musical.
Alizee has stated she is a fan of Serge and this album, see Alizee America.
Oh by the way, Alizee stated she is a fan. Hmmmm, Serge passed away in 1991, notice how Alizee is not complaining that he is not producing anymore songs or the lack of performances. Something we can all learn from. Are you a fan of Alizee or only if she is popular and in the news?
Now let us look at some of the popular songs of the day.
* Womanizer - Brittney Spears
* Keeps Getting Better - Christina Aguilera
* Hot N Cold - Katy Perry
* Eat You Up - newcomer BoA which I commented on
Driving beats. Can hear them everywhere (except BoA at this time)
There are no forums analyzing what they mean!
I guess a Youpidou can work.
Or maybe Decollage...but then again an analysis maybe popping out any day on that and without a supporting video...well, you know.
Just so many Alizee songs have a deeper hidden meaning, it's interesting.
George, Elaine, Kramer, help me figure this one out.
We really just have a loosely formed group of Alizee network marketers. Multi level marketing if you will. Someone does something, hooks up with someone else and so forth. Some get good at it, some complain the 'original product' should do something to help the promotion...if they did we would not need you. They drop out, others keep going because they actually enjoy it (me).
I happened to click on a blog (yeah I do that) just to see what it was about. It listed the authors most recently listened to songs on last.fm. I noticed a song by Beyonce called 'Bonnie and Clyde'. Was it the Serge Gainsbourg song he did with Brigette Bardot? It appears not.
But there was a video, several videos. Live performances, the actual music video and everything in high quality. For a song I was not aware of!
The same goes for the Serge Gainsbourg - Brigette Bardot version. There is a lot to look at.
I wondered, can a song make it without a video? That is the question at hand.
Video is the power of duplication. Broadway plays vs Movies or Films. A play can only be performed one at a time. A movie can open in 6,000 places at once! Promotional wise it is no contest even though the artist may enjoy the live performance more.
So there sits Lily Town for example. All alone, except for the audio and some low quality concert duplications from network marketers.
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Alizee-Lili's blog on Skyblog.
I want to share these blogs from Skyblog because they just do not show up on normal Google searches. Skyblog is very limiting which is why they tend to look a like. Note how they jump all over the latest pics and use them.
A Skyrock blog alizee-town's blog. Just so happens it's one I like to read.
Just folks supporting someone they like.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Alizee on the internet takes us to alizee-clochette's blog
Skyrock has an abundance blogs related to Alizee.
Pictures, videos and some comments. You can change pages at the center bottom of the page. Only mentioned it because it was hard to find.
The last series of Alizee vs Alizee was fun and we hope you enjoyed it. Now we will start a new series of Alizee on the internet.
I read that the month of December is the biggest month for internet surfing, so what a great month to start this new series of Alizee on the internet.
This will be more of an on going series. We will be visiting sites that have something to do with Alizee. Obviously we have our list of links that pertain to Alizee on the right hand side. But this is going to be more fun, finding blogs, smaller fan sites, as opposed to the major sites.
After sharing the tecktonik dancing to Alizee songs I thought it would be fun to share more sites like this.
They may be in any language, you may have to use your babelfish translator to read it.
I beleive somehow we all need to link together and support each other... and away we go.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Tecktonik dance for anyone the does not know is almost all upper body and arm movements. Very popular in Europe, almost unheard of in America.
Two videos, the first half of both are to Alizee songs. Decollage and Hey Amigo.
Unusual and entertaining. It's Micia posting her videos out of Poland.
Please do more Micia. There are plenty of Alizee song remixes to a more tecktonic beat. I am sure some of the guys that read this would be happy to supply you with the mp3.
Bardzo dobrze. Czy więcej Micia i daj nam znać.
Monday, December 15, 2008
Well here we are, Alizee vs Alizee - Moi...Lolita.
Live-Amsterdam-Radioactiveman fav -----------------------Live en concert
No I just could not pick just one.
Sunday, December 14, 2008
From the Psychédélices album it's Fifty Sixty and Alizee vs Alizee. Music video vs live performance.
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Today in Alizee vs Alizee it's A Contre Courant.
Friday, December 12, 2008
The Alizee Gourmandises was the easiest to pick to date.
Video vs live performance continues...
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Mademoiselle Juliette, another tough live choice. There is the Disques D'Or, it has a bit of a production number with it and I did open my mouth asking for more dance. There is the Luna awards show and I love the look. Then the nrj one which is nice.
After all that, I am going with a low quality video, I just can not pass up Alizee 'in the chair' if you know what I mean!
As far as the video is concerned, the original Mademoiselle Juliette has embedding disabled by request, hmmmm, I wonder what is up with that. I actually like this version better because on the original the sound being made during the first 40 seconds was irritating on my ears.
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Based on the previous post we might as well jump to J'ai Pas Vingt Ans don't you think?
This is a tough one for me. The live Tour Eiffel is nice, the crowd, the background...not bad. But the video, the choreography is nice and catching a glimpse of Alizee on drums, that's hard to beat.
In my opinion I generally have preferred Alizee's live performance vs her videos. Not every time but generally. I think that is a bit unusual, most major artist have that killer video and the live performance has a tough time keeping up with all the choreography, special effects and the perfect studio recording. With Alizee her live performances have been special.
In regards to Alizee's latest concerts what I miss is the dance. This IS the performer that World of Warcraft took her dance moves and incorporated them into their video game! Where have those moves gone? I would like to see more choreography mixed in to the latest mix. Not every song, just a few songs worth. That is all I am looking for.
I understand and support the family choice and seeing her less.
The few and far between concerts...hey who does not want to see more Alizee but I will take what I can get.
But the performances that do come about, please more dance, more choreography!
We saw some a few months ago when Alizee sang Madonna's Hung Up on French television and teased us. More please.
Fans recognize her moves and emulate them. One of the things I get a kick out of are the fans during the Youpidou performance, check it out...
What are they doing! It's the dance from J'ai Pas Vingt Ans! More Alizee dance moves.
Here is a short clip of Alizee doing it
And come on, guys too, you know you did this move in your kitchen while making breakfast.
I love the new look, the songs are great but, but, the moves, the dance, the choreography...if you dance, they will come!
Alizee, video vs a live performance - L'Alize.
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
This will be a small series of post. I had this idea I wanted to write about and then I thought everyone must be tired of reading my post, let's try to make the point through Alizee videos, we never tire of Alizee.
Which Alizee performance do you prefer? The video or the live performance. It's going to be tough picking which live performance to use!
Today's face off performance will be J'en Ai Marre
The Video-----------------------------------------------The Live Performance
Monday, December 8, 2008
Well after much internet noise over this subject something has finally happened.
Coldplay is being sued in Los Angeles federal court for copyright infringement by Joe Satriani.
The newspaper Chicago Tribune article dated December 5, appears to be shocked by the first line in that article. "Coldplay being sued for plagiarism by -- hold your breath -- Joe Satriani?"
Readers here are not so shocked recalling the post dated August 31, 2008 in which we mentioned Joe Satriani along with a video.
Hmmmm, I see the Tribune Company was seeking bankruptcy protection today. Maybe some of their advertisers would like to advertise here! Now there is a shocking thought.
UPDATE from reader Ruroshen:
The Sun UK has also posted a story on the Satriani lawsuit, with an added bonus: Lili gets mentioned in the second paragraph of this story, and JEAM is linked at the bottom along with If I Could Fly and Creaky Boards (another previous song that features the contentious IV-V-I-vi chord progression).
Now we just need a few of the North American news outlets to pick this up and run with it, and Alizée will be a household word!
A bit off topic but...On December 5, a fan, Ervin, posted a small comment to the September 25 post Veni, Vidi, Vici. It was just a small compliment "nice job!
we all love alizee....!!!"
Ervin has a blog
If you are like me you will have to use 'babel fish' to read it, it is written in Greek.
Ervin is 19 and his user profile location is Athens, Greece.
Based on what is going on in Greece right now, we can only hope that all is well with Ervin.
Like Alizee, BoA was a teenage star. BoA has had multi million selling albums in her home country of South Korea (k-pop) and Japan (j-pop). After growing out of her teenage image she had to go through the dreaded image change. There were some declining sales that accompanied this change. As you can see there are some similarities to Alizee. Some differences, BoA is two years younger then Alizee, not married, no children, multilingual and making the move into the American market.
Her hit "Eat You Up"
Here is a 3 part introduction to BoA and her move to the American market. The point here is to notice the work involved and no family around.
I am sure Yelle has had to put forth a tremendous effort also. As you could see it is not just as easy as saying she should do this or do that. This would be just so difficult for Alizee with her being a mother, her emphasis on family and trying to get back to Corsica on a regular basis. That is why Alizee fans are a special bunch. Alizee Nation
Sunday, December 7, 2008
I do like to run through the web occasionally and read what is being talked about concerning Alizee.
Shame on me for not promoting the movie Amelie. Mia culpa. I have had the movie promo listed as the last video on my left hand column but I have not mentioned, promoted or posted much if anything regarding it.
It's a wonderful movie.
Amélie is a 2001 French film directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet and starring Audrey Tautou. Its original French title is Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain which literally translates as "The Fabulous Destiny of Amélie Poulain"; poulain is French for foal. Written by Jeunet with Guillaume Laurant, the film is a whimsical and somewhat idealised depiction of contemporary Parisian life, set in Montmartre. It tells the story of a shy waitress who decides to change the lives of those around her for the better, while struggling with her own isolation.
What about the traveling gnome?
Amelie persuades her father to follow his dream of touring the world by stealing his garden gnome and having an air-hostess friend send pictures of it from all over the world.
The traveling gnome prank: Wikipedia-
Is a method of returning a garden gnome "to the wild". It involves stealing a gnome, taking it on a trip, and photographing it at famous landmarks, with the photos being returned to the owner.
There are many clubs and organizations dedicated to the prank; the best-known of these is the Garden Gnome Liberation Front.
The tradition was first recorded in Australia in the 1980s.
The travel commercials:
Travelocity the travel agency based an ad campaign on the "Roaming Gnome" theme.
Yes, I know, another one of those 6 degrees of seperation posts...Alizee to Amelie to gnomes to Travelocity..........and back to Alizee singing the promo
Saturday, December 6, 2008
A little about Ricky Nelson from wikipedia: Was an American singer, musician and actor. With more than 50 Hot 100 hits, Nelson was second only to Elvis Presley as the most popular rock and roll artist of the late 1950s and early 1960s.
Along with brother David Nelson, the family starred in the long-running radio and television series The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet from 1944 to 1954 on the radio, and 1952 to 1966 on television.
From "the straight dope"
His star faded in the mid 1960s. He tried valiantly to regain the top of the charts, but it seemed the British invasion was thwarting him at every turn. Ironically, however, a song he wrote in the early 1970s about his disillusionment with the music industry was his biggest hit.
In October 1971 Rick was invited to play in a reunion show at Madison Square Garden, alongside such early rock luminaries as Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Little Richard and others. By this time his hair had grown shoulder length and he was heavily into the country rock genre. When he mixed in new material with his old music, the audience began to boo.
This song, Garden Party, was written in response to the crowd reaction at Madison Square Garden. Not only did the crowd want to hear the old songs but wanted him to look like he used to look!!! Sound familiar???
Keep asking for Alizee to look and be what she used to be she may have to have her own 'Garden Party'
Friday, December 5, 2008
Some eclectic information that has me thinking...
I noticed that the last 50 visitors on 13 were from the United States. Interesting, something I need to be aware of for future viewer content.
One day this week there was a run of hits coming from a body building forum. Of course I had to check what this was all about. There was a discussion going on regarding Alizee. Wow, it was a mess of misinformation. 2 fake pictures. Someone then listed our humble blog, that started a rush. I hope it helped everyone get a truer picture of what Alizee is all about. It was tempting to join and log in and get the information corrected, but...it just needs to happen in a natural manner. We can hope we picked up a fan or two.
A few weeks ago I spotted Alizee talk in some pretty unusual forums. I would be doing them a favor by calling them political, but I will. No need to boost readership there.
So with different people looking for information and coming to the blog I was concerned about content. I read a great article on the online media today ad it got me thinking. With a blog the information keeps 'churning'. A new post takes over top spot of an old post. Better posts can get buried by some less informative post. And there they stay buried in March of 2008, among 300 other post.
It got me thinking. Is there a simple and easy way to rate a post. Something that may help identify a "best of" series. (not the worst of, please) This could be really useful for new readers. I would love it for blogs I find. There maybe 15 "best of" post out of 300, new readers can go straight there! The ESPN sports highlights of the blog.
In lieu of me looking endlessly for a program, possibly someone out there knows of asystem that works. I found one I am looking into, authorati. It has to be free and easy. That always works for me!
I could do it based on what I think. But as you know I am always shocked at what readers are looking for and what they may rate as a post worthy of reading.
Email me, post a comment or use the shout box if you know of something that may work and make this a better blog.
Thank you all for getting the blog to this point.
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Like everywhere else the Holiday season is starting early here at the blog and so is the start of the Holiday Alizee videos.
This video is from ReneDydo out of the Czech Republic (yes Senator McCain it is called the Czech Republic).
Monday, December 1, 2008
Does anyone do that?
A comment from reader Sarah got me to thinking (yeah, I hate when that happens)
Sarah writes about treadmills. There is one article called 'Mix it up with music'
Sharing from Sarah's article: "If you’re getting tired of doing the same routine, try adding music to your routine. How can music help? First, working out to a different beat can change the intensity of your workouts. You may not even realize this has happened until you start feeling it in different muscle groups."
So, does anyone work out to Alizee?
I ran across a work out mp3, you can check it out here. It is on the bottom widget, called 'Fitness Club'. It is J'en ai Marre being used as a work out motivation song. I am not sure on the orgin of this mp3 download. It just gets too convoluted.
Staying healthy with Alizee.
Sunday, November 30, 2008
54% of the letters are vowels
In ASCII binary it is... 01000001 01101100 01101001 01111010 01100101 01100101 00100000 01001010 01100001 01100011 01101111 01110100 01100101 01111001
Backwards, it is Eezila Yetocaj...Look for that to be a new name in one of the forums!
Numerology number is 2. You are supportive, diplomatic, analytical, and play well with others. A team-player, you seek peace and harmony in a group
Fewer than 0.001% of US residents have the first name Alizee
Maybe you can try Lilly
I can't help it if it sticks in your head for hours.
Alizee and Leona Lewis and what in the world do they have to do with each other?
I came across this article about Leona Lewis...oh, to explain, Leona is a winner of the British talent/reality show The X Factor. A recent hit of hers is "Better in Time"
Back to the article from the magazine "NOW"
Leona Lewis: I don't want to be too famous
Leona Lewis hopes she doesn’t become as famous as Madonna.
The X Factor winner, 23, reckons she’d lose her privacy if she became a worldwide icon.
‘I don’t know if I’d like to be that big,’ she tells The Sun. ‘I like to lead a relatively normal life.
'I like the normality of being able to go to the shops, go out with my friends.
‘Then again I love the way huge stars like that have been able to connect with so many people and make so many albums of great music, so that’s what I want as well.
'But I think it’s a balance. I don’t want to go off the rails
Now before everyone goes crazy comparing...STOP
Do not loose track of the point, privacy is a big issue and it something celebrities take into account...how famous do I want to be?
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
The American Music Awards show is one of several annual major American music awards shows (among the others are the Billboard Music Awards, the Grammy Awards, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony). The AMA's (in current chronological order, the first of the "Big Three" music awards) were created by Dick Clark in 1973 to compete with the Grammys.
While the Grammys are awarded based on votes by members of the entertainment industry, the AMAs are determined by a poll of music buyers. The "big three" established awards shows (AMAs, Billboard Music Awards, and Grammys) compete for prestige and television ratings, with the Grammys nominally rewarding quality and both the AMAs and Billboard Music Awards rewarding popularity.
The only other major difference between the Grammys and Billboard Music Awards and the AMAs is that the AMAs do not currently have an award for Best Single/Record but the Grammys and Billboard Music Awards do.
Although the American Music Awards is primarily for artists that originate from the United States, international artists like Elton John, Celine Dion, Shania Twain, George Michael, Rihanna, Shakira and the Spice Girls have also won awards on the show.
Possibly some day........Alizee
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Alizee Interview on 02-03-2001 on ITW episode 3
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Since we just discovered derekthereds easy to read enjoyable blog regarding Corsica, it is a good time to put in a blog/myspace/website that has wonderful pictures of Corsica. Getchell myspace, Getchell blog, Getchell website.
I do not know which site is preferred so I just listed all three.
Derek's blog, Getchell's photos, they go nice together.
I hope you all have enjoyed this mini Corsica experience as much as I have.
That night time view of Corsica...awesome.
Monday, November 17, 2008
Well how do we pronounce Alizee?
Here is your chance to have a little fun with it...
There is a web site that everyone can get involved.
You can vote or do your own pronunciation.
Currently there are two.
One from Canada (those guys from Canada, it is a long winter) and one from Mexico.
Alizee pronunciation web site.
At first you will only see one to click and play, on the right column under 'filter by quality' click on 'show low rated pronunciation, then you will see both.
Different accents say things different ways. It could be fun and educational.
It would be awesome if Alizee or Jeremy logged on and recorded it...nice to dream.
There is a new Alizee post. That terrific Corsica blog, Derekthered's Corsica blog, that I mentioned in the previous post, immediately did a quick post on Alizee!
The Roman Emperor Hadrian once said while building the Roman Empire, "Brick by brick my citizens, brick by brick."
Saturday, November 15, 2008
If you enjoy reading about Corsica then you will enjoy this blog: Derekthered's Corsica blog
Pictures, large font, to the point, interesting.
2 out of the last 10 still looking for Alizee's feet.
Out of everything we post here this is the one that makes me chuckle the most.
This maybe the third post on here regarding this subject.
People keep looking for it so I keep posting it.
Possibly I am developing a fetish for following the people that have a fetish for Alizee's feet.
I did a little looking around the net and enjoyed reading a thread on the Alizee America Forum started by Rocket. Fun thread Rocket. Check it out, it is a fun thread, Rocket does her own version of girls gone wild and shows hers. (her feet)
You could make some money selling fatheads of Alizee's feet.
How would you like that on your wall.
The video post
Thursday, November 13, 2008
This is a blatant appeal for a response.
Why are so many of you searching for Alizee, Veni Vidi Vici lyrics?
The searches are specifically including the Alizee's name with Veni Vidi Vici.
It is not an accident, it is not searchers stumbling upon here looking for Julius Caesar or just the saying Veni Vidi Vici.
This morning 4 out of the last 10 visits have been visitors looking for the combination of Alizee and VVV. World wide, no specific area.
I previously posted the lyrics due to the interest.
Did a Veni Vidi Vici clip on youtube with a modest couple hundred visits.
But there is another on youtube. Been there for almost two years. Ready for this...it has 5 million views! Yes, I said 5 million.
I am begging, my best beg...WHY?
Is this slow motion viral?
Does Disquedrop need to make a specific edition CD/DVD for you all? For a nominal amount I am sure he would do something really nice.
Alizee America has its post on the subject.
It is track 7 on Gourmandises
1. "Moi... Lolita" – 4:16
2. "Lui ou Toi" – 4:15
3. "L'Alizé" – 4:15
4. "J.B.G." – 3:55
5. "Mon Maquis" – 5:40
6. "Parler tout bas" – 4:35
7. "Veni Vedi Vici" – 4:20
8. "Abracadabra" – 4:00
9. "Gourmandises" – 4:10
10. "A quoi rêve une jeune fille" – 4:05
May be we will need to take a closer look at some others in this collection.
From Alizee-Reflections, some English translations and interpretations.
The third of the late night talk shows on NBC.
Yelle was on, working it hard in the USA.
Making in roads for French singers...we all hope.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
I always enjoyed the Rubato remix. I liked that slow deliberate beat and voice, almost as if it had a trance beat to it. So, I thought it would be fun to listen to it backwards to listen for any hidden messages. Of course I thought that would be fun.
Now, the video you have been waiting for, the Alizee Rubato remix backwards.
The video is not backwards, the song is backwards.
How about you, did you hear a hidden message?
yeah, I had a little too much time on my hands.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
I received an e-mail notifying me of an up coming live chat.
Dimanche 16 Novembre à 21H, Grand Tchat entres fans à partir de 21H !
Pour venir participer au tchat merci d'ajouter dès maintenant sur MSN cette adresse: firstname.lastname@example.org !
Merci & rdv Dimanche dès 21H !
Psychalizée - Team
This is from the web site http://psychalizee.forum-actif.net/
chat with the fans on Sunday November 16 has 21:00 at this address: email@example.com
I do not know how this works, have not checked it out. Thought I would throw it out there in case someone is interested. Alizee Nation
The three major factors with Alizee are:
Alizee fans appear to differ by which of the three you list as first. I ask not which of the three received your initial attention, but after that, which of the three keeps you interested in Alizee?
For me it is Personality. Looks and Music are great extras, do not get me wrong, but I just can not wait to see what happens next. The attitude is something I admire as you can notice by my posts. That is why there is no bandwagon for me to jump off of while others admiring more “Looks” and more “Music” grow frustrated.
There is no ‘wrong’ way to be a fan. This is just a notation that there are different types of fans. C’est OK.
Reading various forums I note that there are fans that mention ‘getting to know her’. They refer to her personality, it is good to know I am not alone. I do wonder how aware Alizee is of this, that people do admire her for herself?
There is no doubt that her career started off on “the look” and the music was based on a fabricated persona. It worked. Now in the second part of her career I sometimes wonder if she is actually trying to shed the original fan that was based on that fabricated persona. Does it make her question herself? Was it only the persona that people loved? Now. every appearance is scrutinized, every outfit, every note she sings, every hair on her head…
I had some thoughts bouncing around in my head and had this crazy notion.
You may have noticed some April March videos on the web site. Obviously April March is not her real name. A pseudonym. Of course I would think that was interesting.
Moving some things around I came across some books, the Bachman Books. These were a set of books published by the famous ‘horror’ author Stephen King. He published them under the pseudonym Richard Bachman. Fake photo and all on the book jacket.
King stated that Bachman was an attempt to make sense out of his career and try to answer the question of whether his success was due to talent or luck. He says he deliberately released the Bachman novels with as little marketing presence as possible and did his best to "load the dice against" Bachman. King concludes that he has yet to find an answer to the "talent versus luck" question. The Bachman book Thinner sold 28,000 copies during its initial run--and then ten times as many when it was revealed that Bachman was, in fact, King. (wikipedia)
And I got to thinking…I wonder if Alizee would ever release a song under a pseudonym? Pull a Bachman.
Back to reality…
Monday, November 10, 2008
What is going on with some of the "red states" in the USA?
India is stronger then central US.
Europe is saturated as expected even though I write this in English. Way to go.
Curious to me...nothing from Corsica, maybe I do not understand the internet set up there. Possibly it shows as mainland France. ??? Sardinia logs on.
What about Puerto Rico?
Did you know...In the 19th century hundreds of Corsicans left their families and homeland, the island of Corsica in the Mediterranean Sea, and immigrated to the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico. Corsicans moved in large numbers to Puerto Rico, where their descendants today number some 400,000.
It could be a great place to target.
Well, there you go.
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Interview on 02-03-2001 on ITW
Poll Shows Law Of Silence Deeply Rooted In Corsica
Reuter, 11 December 1996
PARIS, Dec 11 (Reuter)—“Omerta”, the centuries-old law of silence which prevents Corsicans from informing on one another, still holds sway on this volatile Mediterranean island, according to an opinion poll published on Wednesday.
The poll, published in the daily newspaper Le Figaro, showed 48 percent of Corsicans would not testify in a trial against the island's minority separatist guerrillas even if they personally witnessed a separatist bombing attack.
REF: Code Of Silence In Corsica
Omertà implies “the categorical prohibition of cooperation with state authorities or reliance on its services, even when one has been victim of a crime.” Even if somebody is convicted for a crime he has not committed, he is supposed to serve the sentence without giving the police any information about the real criminal.
It is no accident that the term "vendetta" is the only Corsican word to have passed unchanged into the dictionaries of most of the world's languages. Blood feuds were still going strong only a generation or so ago and continue even today. "You must never forget," one observer admonishes, "that the vendetta was, for thousands of years, the only law a Corsican could trust."
REF: Smithsonian magazine, February 2002
A Corse Vendetta Knife
The 18th century Corsican government of Pasquale Paoli tried to put an end to the vendetta. Since then, blood feuds have become less common in the towns. Unfortunately, they have not been stopped in the less accessible parts of the island, where heavy undergrowth, known as maquis, provides natural hiding places.
REF: French at a touch
Ahhh, maquis, as in Mon Maquis!
In December of 1991...there was an incident with a disturbed fan... Following this occurrence Farmer shunned all media attention and left France to live anonymously in California. In the following years, Farmer became almost as famous for her reclusivity as for her recording career, keeping all aspects of her personal life private, and limiting herself to one interview per album.
Growing up surrounded by that history, that environment, being the protege of Mylene, we can get a little insight into Alizee's world.
Alizee is not going to be an open book and it maybe difficult at times to understand her motives. In one of Alizee's early interviews she recalls the time she and her friends heard her music on the radio the first time. She had not even told her friends that she released a single, a 15 year old did not even tell her friends! And we want more. I hope this brings us to a closer understanding of Alizee. To have more insight for what we may expect from her and embrace it as being unique. Her career path may be exactly what she needs, just not always what you want.
Now how about some Mon Maquis
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Alizee Jacotey and France Gall and Serge Gainsbourg
For Serge success began to arrive when, in 1965, his song "Poupée de cire, poupée de son" was the Luxembourg entry in the Eurovision Song Contest. Performed by French teen singer France Gall, it won first prize. (wikipedia)
Alizee Performs at the Fight Aids Monaco Gala "Tribute to Serge Gainsbourg" on March 20,2008. La Javanaise
In 2003 Alizee was part of a tribute to France Gall singing the song Ella, Elle l'a.
A song France Gall made popular in 1987.
Yé-Yé music. From Wikipedia - see for longer version.
Yé-yé was a style of pop music that emerged out of France in the 1960's.
Yé-yé music was unique in a number of ways: first, it was the only musical movement so far to be spearheaded by females; second, it was a mostly European phenomenon.
Yé-yé girls were young and innocent, most of their songs talked of finding the first love. They were also sexy, in a deliberately naïve way. Serge Gainsbourg called France Gall the French Lolita.
The yé-yé movement had its origins in the radio programme "Salut les copains", which was first aired in December 1959. This program became an immediate success and one of its sections ("le chouchou de la semaine" / "this week's sweetheart") turned to be the starting point for most yé-yé singers. Any song that was presented as a chouchou went straight to the first places in the charts.
Yé-yé singers: France Gall, Sylvie Vartan, Jacqueline Taïeb, Brigitte Bardot, Jane Birkin to name a few.
A common thread here is Serge Gainsbourg.
Jane Birkin: In 1969, she and Serge Gainsbourg released the song "Je t'aime... moi non plus" ("I love you... me neither"), written initially for Brigitte Bardot (the recording was released only in the seventies), by Gainsbourg and featuring both of them singing, which caused a scandal for its sexual explicitness. Arguably due in part to the publicity it got from being banned by radio stations in Italy, Spain, and the UK, it was a commercial success all over Europe. The song's fame is a result of its salacious lyrics (sung in French) against a background of female moaning and groaning, culminating in an orgasm at the song's conclusion. (wikipedia)
France Gall: The first airplay of France's first single "Ne sois pas si bête" ("Don't Be So Stupid"), occurred on her 16th birthday. It was released in November and became a hit. Serge Gainsbourg, whose career was faltering although he had released several albums and written songs for singers including Michèle Arnaud and Juliette Gréco, was asked by Bourgeois to write songs for Gall. Gainsbourg's "N'écoute pas les idoles" ("Don't listen to the idols") became Gall's second single; it reached the top of the French charts in March 1964. Gall and Gainsbourg's association produced many popular singles, continuing through the summer of 1964 with the hit song "Laisse tomber les filles" ("Forget the girls"). At a young age, France Gall was too naïve to understand the second meaning of the lyrics and she felt she was used by Gainsbourg, most notably after the song "Les Sucettes" - literally about a girl eating lollipops but with a double meaning referring to oral sex. Today France Gall tries to not discuss it in public and refuses to perform her winning song.
That takes us to Mylène Farmer, Laurent Boutonnat, Alizée and now Lisa. Mylène and Laurent are definitely in the "Yé-Yé business". I do not hear it related to them but there can be no doubt about it. I am not negative or positive about it, just trying to state the situation. To their credit it appears they made Alizee aware of the situation, double entendre lyrics, Lolita, and the outfits. They also appear to have made it clear to Alizee that it is just an act. If only some of the fans could have realized that. To Alizee's credit it takes a strong personality to play that role. I admire her for that.
As Alizee got older there may have been a difference in an 'exit strategy' from yé-yé to adult star.
Some Yé-Yé Links:
Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin.
Absolutely crazy that this song was banned.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
It is Alizee and Jeremy's 5 year wedding anniversary.
I wonder if there was a stop in Las Vegas after Mexico to celebrate where it happened?
Or maybe not.
The only thing we know for sure is what Alizee would say to me...None of your business!
And that is why we like you Alizee!
I did think it interesting that on the two major 'bob' haircut pictures, the wedding ring was prominently displayed on both! Did anyone else think that?