Doing a little Alizée Store marketing and taking orders...
Alizée, so far...
Sean in the previous post expressed interest in a signed photograph
@RondasX and @Chris_la_Corse were all over the XL version T-Shirts...
Between you and me Alizée, they seemed to think that it was the size of the T-shirt that they...ah, er... required...that mattered... I didn't have the heart to tell them otherwise... but let's just keep that between us.
So there you go, if you build it, they will come.
Friday, December 31, 2010
Doing a little Alizée Store marketing and taking orders...
The new Alizée store...
I wonder what will it have. What would you like to see?
More clothing, t-shirts? Collector discs? What?
Alizée designed Nike's?
What would you buy?
I would buy.... a red string bracelet, sold or endorsed or designed or made by you... Alizée...
Should also do some self designed jewelry too by the way.
But the bracelet, absolutely, positively... you know what I'm talking about, help me out soul sister. No jokes, I would trust you.
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Alizée hard at work
back soon with new stuff designed by Alizée for the first time…
This is like one of those optical illusions where they as "what do you see"
only fingers sticking out sweater on a cold winter day
frankly I wear a fingerless glove on my mouse hand
the in swing window with the exterior wrought iron railing for what I would guess is second or third floor
With this wonderful and surprising communication you can take as long as needed and no one can complain.
It's amazing what results a little communication can get for you...
The old honey vs. vinegar thing
OK OK OK OK OK..... I tried... now the part is on the left side!!!! or are you just screwing with my head soul sister
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Alizée Myspace... Myspace is trying to look different and catch up... a lost cause?
Just when everyone figured out how to hide last login... it's back
Who can keep up with the multitudes of social networks.
Do you find yourself just staring at it? Is it as innocent as it looks?
There was once a hidden egg, should I be figuring out a password that leads to an inner sanctum. Remember when one of the old websites had hidden areas to reveal more.
Could this be a connection to the Alizée Fortress of Solitude?
I'm sure it's just shopify's way of temporarily shutting down a store. Sure, that's it. Just move on....
Thursday, December 23, 2010
'Twas two nights before Christmas and all through the house,
not a present was wrapped, not even the cat's mouse.
The stockings were hung on the staircase with care,
In hopes that something from Alizée would find its way there.
Alizée on iTunes while we crawl into bed
While visions of J'en Ai Marre danced in our heads
Papa Jo with his camera snaps another great shot,
black & white or color, it just matters not.
When over from my desk there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.
Away to the computer I flew like a flash,
An update? a post? lets clear up some cache
Vimeo and YouTube a Tumblr post too
A Facebook posting, it's gotta be something new
A new Christmas song has suddenly appeared
Friends from Institubes and lots of scruffy beards
With a talented leader, so lively and quick,
Tahiti Boy, really? could he be St Nick?
With his instructions and pointing they went and they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name!
"Now Teki! now, Surkin! now, Loane and Mike Ladd!
On, Tacteel! On, Bobmo! on Alizée... not bad
From the top, get it right, we're having a ball
Now sing away! sing away! sing away all!
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
It's the holidays... my ramblings maybe all over the place :)
Is the pigeon toed model look being done to death! Every time I see someone striking a pose it is the pigeon toed look or the 'flirty feet' innocent look.
Flash back to 2003 we had Alizée on the cover of Mes Courants Électriques
I am slightly pigeon toed so it is something I always notice, pigeon toed or duck feet.
But have we seen enough? It's ALL over the place now.
Even Papa Jacotey loves the look...but you have look pretty hard to find those photos right now... and I wouldn't republish them any way. (unless he sent me one of course)
Oh, don't even go there and give me that look soul sister, I have to find something to fill in the holidays!
You just get the store back on line and I'll keep everyone distracted. You do know that today is 14 days from the 7th, the time the store was supposed to be down, but hey, who's counting. OK, OK, you're right, NOW I DO deserve the LOOK. :) :) :)
Saturday, December 18, 2010
I just can't keep it in any longer, I am bursting, I just have to shout it out....
RIGHT SIDE PART!
Whew... so glad that's over with, I was trying to give a little time for the new Christmas song to settle in.
Now I can relax... what? the latest hair style, the part, it's on the right side.
Remember the post regarding left side parts...
It was cold and snowy all across Europe when this song was recorded. Most of the guys are in thier jeans, shirts plus sweaters or pull overs...something warm... and there is Alizée... a tee type top and 'Psych' era shorts... shorts and a tee...
I admit it, I'm too wimpy to be a girl!
Thursday, December 16, 2010
It's Xmas Tonight - 2010
The 2010 Christmas song brought to you by The Palm Tree Family - Tahiti Boy
From a @PalmTreeFamily tweet...and a facebook post
so you can try and follow along
XMAS SONG VOCAL GUESTS ARE (in order of appearance) :
Santa, Mike Ladd, Mina Tindle, Ornette, Juliette Paquereau, Hugh Coltman, Loane, Alizée, Tacteel, Jérôme Laperruque, Thomas De Pourquery, Saul Williams, Tahiti Boy, DVNO, Alice Lewis, HollySiz, Dj Pone, Para One, Surkin, Cocosuma, Bobmo, Jackson, Das Glow, Thibault Vinçon, Annabelle Hettmann, 2 Chateau Marmont's, Mellow, Remito Valdès, Antoine Jamaica, Teki Latex, Johanna Seban, Flairs and Da Brasilians...
click on share and go to mp3 link and you can download it :) Alizee Nation
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
This is "our" Christmas Eve. Tomorrow we get a present, we get to see Alizée in the new Christmas song that is spearheaded by Tahiti Boy. We are all antsy like little kids, maybe some will not even sleep tonight.
It's not often we know something is going to happen, basically we know its a short part in a new Christmas song and we know what day it is going to happen. Unusual for "us", we don't know how to act.
Now isn't that silly... all this for a 10 second shot. But it's true. There will be tweets and facebook posts and blogs and forum posts and and and... all for a glimpse of Alizée.
I plead 'no contest' ... it's true, and it's our own little phenomena, the rest of the world somehow does not see it. Once you have been given "Alizée eyes" you see it and can't figure out how you never saw it before and how all your friends don't see it.
If the song is shared via YouTube, Alizée fans will just dominate the comments. Yes even though there are 15 other artist involved. This is not a prediction... it's now just a fact. I hope everyone knows that by now. Seriously, the conversation around the Institubes water cooler should go something like this... Tahiti Boy is going to post that new Christmas song and Alizée fans are going to drive us all nuts.
This will be fun, I am looking forward to it all.
Just think if Alizée did a Chirstmas song and posted it on YouTube.... and visions of sugar plums danced in my head...
talk to you all on the other side...
Monday, December 13, 2010
David? That's Tahiti Boy
This is a damn good interview...
Sly and the Family Stone.... who knew. I'll never get rid of my "Fresh" vinyl, and if ever need someone to sing 'If you want me to stay' ... I have that down, at least it sounds that way to me in the shower.... Alizee Nation
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Is it just me... Or do I have an Alizée "gene" in my DNA? That must be it... I see her pic, it clicks on my Alizée "gene" which turns on my recognized beauty part of my brain... it's not that i'm like Pavlov's dog or anything... opps sorry, just drooled on the keyboard....
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Would you like to check out Jo Jacotey's Corsica landscape pics?
You can check them out HERE
Monday, December 6, 2010
Alizée - The Far Side of the Moon
December 7th is almost here... the start of the two week closure of Alizee Store.
Will this also mean to not expect any Alizée news? Can we just relax and enjoy the holidays? Is it "holiday" all around?
We don't know. Last year we were pleasantly surprised by "It's Christmas but it won't be the last" So you never know.
Or is this another trip to the far side of the moon?
Tidal forces between Earth and the Moon have slowed the moon's rotation so that the same side is always facing the Earth. The other face, which is never visible from the Earth in its entirety (18% of it can be seen under some conditions), is therefore called the "far side of the Moon". (wikipedia)
Alizée earth observatories can only monitor for the return.
As with any object that visits the Far Side, there is no contact. Be it any of the Apollo missions or Alizée we must wait patiently for their return to re-establish contact.
The moon, along with Alizée, their far sides have never been explored, although there have been some pictures.
Alizée earth monitoring stations are preparing for this step of the process and that is for Alizee Store to lose contact December 7.
Keep in mind we have not established if this is indeed the beginning of a far side trip. Perhaps only maintenance or a revamping for more.
We can only suggest Alizée earth monitoring stations stay on alert.
Sunday, December 5, 2010
Alizée... the contrarian
Sure, kind of like Conan... the barbarian, why not.
Contrarian thinkers test boundaries and challenge the status quo. They are risk takers.
Alizée has always railed against conventional wisdon.
Being young she "played" the lolita role.
Being a sensation she dropped out of site, married and had a daughter.
Coming back she discontinued her affiliation with Mylene and friends.
The public looking for lolita part II came the real Alizée.
Looking for pop came electro
When information is expected it doesn't come, out of nowhere information shows.
Alizee Store opens out of nowhere, it closes for Christmas...
You get the picture.
After all these years... it's part of her charm! It IS Alizée.
Contrarian: somebody disposed to taking opposite position: a habitual opponent of accepted policies, opinions, or practices
So based on that... I advise you to not tweet me or email me. Conventional wisdom says it would not be a good idea. So I repeat... do not tweet or email me.
(lol, battle of the minds and I am at a disadvantage)
Remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, and not with it. - Henry Ford.
Friday, December 3, 2010
Alizée - why is it...
Last night in the back ground a local band was playing... they had a female singer and about every other song I thought... that would be fun to hear Alizée sing that song.
Why is that... I always think of songs I would like to hear Alizée sing? Do you do that? I don't do that with other singers / entertainers.
I listen to Kavinsky's "Night Call" and think I would like to hear Alizée sing that. A sick obsession of mine is to hear Alizée sing "Tom's Diner". I listen to Goom Radio Limelight just to hear Alizée talk to me, to hear her voice... just talking.
Come on, be truthful, you all go to 1:50 on "It's Christmas (And It Won't Be The Last)" Just to hear that voice... don't you?
Do you do that with Lady Gaga, Katy, Kesha? ...I would really like to hear them sing this song or that or hear them talk... no not really.
But Alizée... we go out of our way to just hear her talk in an interview and I we always are coming up with songs we would like to hear her sing.
I think... I take Alizée right out of those Alimart pictures or even the DJ pictures, take a simple song where we can hear her voice and throw her on Letterman... interview her for 3 minutes... promotion done! Americans would not get enough. Sometimes I think it gets a little too Parisian.
Her voice... hypnotizing, mesmerizing, sexifying... that's the product plus we love the look.
Let's say a song lasts 3 minutes. Itunes sells it for 99 cents. Now let's say there is an interview, an English speaking interview for example that is 3 minutes long and Itunes is selling the interview for 99 cents. Would you think about buying it??? If so why? I thought it was about the music? I would think about it.
Speaking of products... Alizee Store is shutting down for 2 weeks, starting December 7. Sorry I can't help myself... numbers and semantics. Dec 7 add 14 days = December 21. Will the store open up the 21st? was it just a round figure and mean sometime after the holidays? If so why wasn't it just said that way. If it does open back up right before Christmas... why would that be? Again I am sorry my mind works that way, but I am a great conspiracy theorist person...
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Can we talk?
Here we are... December 2010.
Last year we were surprised by the participation in the Christmas song. Oh and by the way that was a nice gift. So unusual for it to be YouTube only, free...
That was nice, thank you.
But let's look at Les Collines...
So Charts in France has selected 15 videos that have buzzed past twelve months. They labeled Les Enfoires #7.
Getting listed with Amel Bent at #15 is not to shabby either.
Charts in France
There appears to be a second wind developing for Les Collines. Perhaps an award nomination... and don't forget... there is still The Teenagers remix waiting to be released. Maybe that is why that never was released. It could be part of "Operation Second Wind" or "Deuxième Opération alizé" ... is that even close?
Let's then throw in a new song and there you have it, busy for the first half of 2011.
OK, now what... I set up Alizée's 2011 career, hmmm Jo? Need some help?
If it were only that easy.
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Alizée - Gourmandises - L'Alizé
From Wikipedia:(click on them to magnify for reading)
There is never a lot of random going on with Alizée, so the November 21 release date, according to Wikipedia???? Any significance??? I wonder :) or just a coincidence or just an inaccurate date. Just a thought, that's all.
Speaking of things I always wondered... I always wondered if Wisteria Song was a... shall we say a present? Or just me noticing things that don't mean anything... moving on...
Let's celebrate with L'Alizé
Yes, Alizée, I know you felt you were wearing pajamas with this outfit, but the smile you radiate is beyond description and I am a sucker for a smile.
The making of L'Alizé
L'Alizé, what, the lips are not synced up, do I care...NO
Alizée - The Permanent One
I was in the middle of withdrawals when the that @nidalizee twitter post came... just in time. I was starting to shake and shiver, fade in out of reality... did I just dream Alizée, she is real...right?
Now by now if you read this once in a while you know I joke and jest a lot. I try to have fun with it all. We may throw someone else in a post just for something to post but they are just a substitute. I try to be the life of the party by telling a joke or two...
Just in time @nidalizee, just in time...
Thursday, November 25, 2010
We followed a blog called Le Nid
It covered everything Alizee did
From her head to her toes
Her appearances and shows
Even a Twitter until Alizee... hid
With nothing new to report
and no new creations
we're forced to turn to
oh no, Alizee Nation...
We're serious fans, this will never do
We need the real Alizee
and Jo Jacotey too!
Please Le Nid have "something" to say
Save us from Holiday depression today...
the things I think while doing dishes...
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Inside every older person is a younger person – wondering what the hell happened.
Men are like wine: some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age.
Just remember, once you’re over the hill you begin to pick up speed.
Growing old is mandatory but growing up is optional.
To me, old age is always 20 years older than I am.
You can run, you can hide, you can take down your facebook but... these birthday wishes will track you down!
With some photography humor thrown in...
If you saw a man drowning and you could either save him or photograph the event...what kind of film would you use? - Anonymous
The quickest way to make money at photography is to sell your camera. - Anonymous
Stranger: "That is beautiful child you have there."
Mother: "That's nothing. You should see his photograph." - Anonymous
When Jack London had his portrait made by the noted San Francisco photographer Arnold Genthe, London began the encounter with effusive praise for the photographic art of his friend and fellow bohemian, Genthe. "you must have a wonderful camera...It must be the best camera in the world...You must show me your camera." Genthe then used his standard studio camera to make what has since become a classic picture of Jack London. When the sitting was finished, Genthe could not contain himself: "I have read your books, Jack, and I think they are important works of art. You must have a wonderful typewriter." - Anonymous
How many photographers does it take to change a light bulb?
50 - One to change the bulb, and forty-nine to say, "I could have done
Really, taking down facebook, did you think that would work? On Moi Jo, Moi! Really?
It's all for fun, well as long as your "kids" dont not throw in a bunch of black balloons... kids!
Enjoy your day, hopefully with those that matter, best wishes.
oh yeah... no need to thank me ;)
Born on 11/21
Friday, November 19, 2010
We are heading straight into the Holiday Season here in the United States. 6 Days away is Thanksgiving Day. I have been requested to bake desert for a Thanksgiving dinner, items not familiar here. Sure, I will be attending and supplying some of the dessert dishes. Not all the "real" ingredients are available here but I can make do. Today when I arrived home there was a box... from big sister. I was asked to supply dessert in July and I must have mentioned it to my sister and she sent me the "real" ingredients, 2,000 miles away and just in time... big sisters... but this jar of powdered peanut butter, that's out of the blue and sure is interesting...
The Friday after Thanksgiving is known as Black Friday. The biggest shopping day of the year. I wonder if Alimart will take advantage of the season? www.alizeestore.com
Have you ever googled 'Alizee Store' :/ how was I to know that you were going to open an Alizee Store soul sister? Yeah those top two are mine, it was a long time ago and I... well I guess it doesn't matter. I can just redirect everything back to your store. Let me know.
In case anyone was wondering, my next email or tweet from Alizée will be my first. Really. For some reason some just don't seem to believe that, but it's true. So to get those wanting autographs and such... try the record label.
But I'll tell you what. If I get a tweet or email, even just a smiley face tweet, I'll get an Alizée tattoo. That's how confident I am that it can never happen. Oh and don't forget that would mean she would probably have to be aware of this post... there is better chance of me containing some anti-matter in my microwave.
So with the Holidays approaching I suspect things to be... quite?
With all the posts Jo does on Facebook perhaps I should switch over and do "Jo Nation", ohhhh..... Just fooling around... We don't know much about the Jacotey's but I suspect from the small glimpses we see I think they have a great sense of humor. For the longest time Jo hid from or hid behind his camera. He always toyed with us from behind the lens. His latest photo with the wayfarers is great, a playful look, not over serious... love it. Alizée's timing and humor at times reminds me of Cher. Alizée plays the straight part extremely well, the way Cher used to do it. I guess that maybe the first time Alizée and Cher were in a sentence together. But seriously Alizée plays the straight part in a humorous situation very well, like Dean Martin was for Jerry Lewis, Cher to Sonny. Remember the Mexican soap opera, or the Moi Lolita version with Elie Semoun
We just get Jeremy a vest and a wig and we're set!! I'm a genius...
Well there you have it soul sister. I'm finished stirring up trouble for right now. Enjoy your weekend, I know it's kind of a special one, I hope work does not interfere.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Alizée - the game of Risk
You know, the board game, Risk, where you take over the world.
You are Alizée, you have taken over Mexico and it is time to make a new move. Greater Europe you are already an influence, United States and Canada you are not ready to make that commitment. So where do you make your next move on the Risk board.
Based on what little evidence I have... it's India or perhaps Peru...
Did you know...
"Risk was invented by French film director Albert Lamorisse and originally released in 1957, as La Conquête du Monde ("The Conquest of the World"), in France. Risk is a turn-based game for two to six players. The standard version is played on a board depicting a political map of the Earth, divided into forty-two territories, which are grouped into six continents. The primary object of the game is "world domination," or "to occupy every territory on the board" - Wikipedia
Then there is Risk the risk management software. @RISK performs risk analysis using Monte Carlo simulation to show you many possible outcomes in your Microsoft Excel spreadsheet—and tells you how likely they are to occur.
Hmmm, they do not have the entertainment version... sure would be nice. Just punch in... UEDS and some options with it and ... Voila!
If it were only that simple... perhaps... hmmm
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Alizée... I wonder what you're up to...
Sitting in traffic tonight that question crossed my mind. Maybe she is doing what all parents of 5 to 12 year olds are doing... running her ass off taking her daughter from one thing to another.
What do young Parisian parents do with their children? Karate lessons? Art lessons? Music? Soccer leagues? Computer classes... besides the usual pre school.
That is the age when the kids take over their parents lives... the parents become chauffeurs.
Monday, November 15, 2010
November 16 it will be 29 years.... Edie was 28
Twitter... in general...
How much more of that can I take... I am not sure where that is going
quantity is there but the quality...
it can be a grass roots news service
a cheap pr firm
and a micro blog for others
it was almost fun for a while to watch wanna be celebs tweet each other in front of us while ignoring the masses, but that got old too
everyone posted everything and now we are all looking at each other and saying... is that it? your life sucks as much as mine....meh
Is this just another manic Monday point of view... well ya know it could be, I hope it is.
Please, don't anyone take this personal... it's not you it's me
(snap out of it man, tweet something damn it)
Sunday, November 14, 2010
6 weeks until Christmas... should we expect anything between now and then? Nothing happens fast in Alizée World. Should we expect anything, an appearance, a tweet? Oh yeah, Alizée will be giving a thought to tweet this week, don't know if she knows it yet, we'll see. Moving on...
If you recall Alizée tweeting in the Spring of 2009 about recording the songs for UEDS and that did not get released until March 2010.
The Teenagers tweeted they did a remix July 21...it's now 4 months later...
Looks like I'm going to have to get the legendary detective "L" on the case...
getting ready to get ready to get ready
Soul Sister... go get that box those Nike's came in... did you find it? What's it say on the box? Just Do It
Yeah, you caught me... Alizee Nation doing it's own form of "Alizée Should" ...
Would you like another one?
Hire a real estate agent to word your statements.
A small house is... cozy
A run down house is... a fixer upper
No view of the ocean... within walking distance of the ocean
How did UEDS do? ... This was a concept album it appealed to a specific niche market...
... it was not a mass appeal album but something I wanted to do. The single "Les Collines" has surprised us with a million views on YouTube so far.
...and according to my favorite blog Alizee Nation ... alright alright perhaps I am pushing the limits of believability on that one. :)
"If you argue correctly you're never wrong" - Thank You For Smoking
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Wow, I just read an article "Bands As A Business: Invest Money In Marketing" on Hypebot.com. This is second part of an interview segment with Paige X. Cho, who is the Administration and Promotions Manager for digital distributor Valleyarm and author of the Melbourne music blog Paper-Deer. In this part, Cho talks about the importance of bands thinking of themselves as a business, how pop suffers the most from file sharing, and the shutdown of LimeWire.
Now that is out of the way.
The very first question regarding "superfans" you would think it was written about Alizée:
Could you describe the relationship between superfans and the artists?
Cho: The term "superfan" reminds me of Mel from Flight of the Conchords - sometimes a little creepy, borderline stalker behavior but all done with good intentions. Like John Roderick writes, these are the obsessive fans that have a lot invested in bands and feel that their over-the-top and unsolicited help means that they should be friends with the band and get thanked on stage or first dibs on anything. I've even known a superfan who weirdly knew the shampoo her favorite singer used!
The problem with these fans is they aren't happy with just getting newsletters or buying autographed merch. They feel they deserve more, and the problem is that these fans get offended very easily. If you walk by them outside a venue without hearing them go "hi" or you don't personally reply to their emails, they seem to get upset and could possibly "turn" against you.
How often have we seen that happen...
Or are you an "IF" fan.... I am a fan "if" she does this or "if" she does that.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
The AutoInterviw (self interview)
I really did not think there was enough information for an autobiography but an autointerview….sure.
Alizee Nation Question: How long have you been doing the blog?
Alizee Nation Answer: Coming up on 3 years
AN Question: And how did it come about?
AN Answer: There were several “projects” going on and I thought why not do a blog on Alizee too! Then it just kept going.
AN Question: When did you first notice Alizee
AN Answer: I don’t remember exactly, the early days of À Contre-Courant, then L’Alize and that smile. But what really hooked me was the interview Alizee walked out on. That’s when I said, I like her. That’s when it became more then the look, more then the song, it was the personality.
AN Question: Do you know Alizee?
AN Answer: (looking annoyed)
AN Question: What?
AN Answer: That’s a ridiculous question, don’t make me walk out…
AN Question: Moving on, do you think Alizee reads the blog?
AN Answer: No, not at all. Aware…maybe, but read it? She has better things to do.
AN Question: What do you think of all the new blogs and sites?
AN Answer: I think it’s great. Fans get to be creative, it’s more publicity for Alizee. Why not. I would encourage anyone to try their hand at it. As a matter of fact I just shared some words yesterday with Alizee South Africa. I suggested posting something, don’t make me kick your ass. Look, a fun post. It’s fun to encourage and nurture each other.
AN Question: What do you hope for next?
AN Answer: I got out of the “Alizee should” business.
If Alizee did what we wanted it would be like going to the zoo or circus to see animals perform. I prefer to see them in their wild state… like Alizee. I hope that clears that up.
AN Question: And about you?
AN Answer: No Comment
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
I had a flashback to 2008 (this is a fan flashback)
Maybe Alizée fans are ahead of the curve and not crazy.
Today a headline caught my eye "Offline & Anonymous File-Sharing Network Launches" Also know as "Dead Drops"
Hyperbot.com describes it as: Another p2p file-sharing network is starting in a public space near you. An artist based out of NYC has been embedding USB sticks into walls and curbs across the city. Aram Bartholl's project is called Dead Drops.
This offline and anonymous network allows anyone to plug into the network and upload or download anything they like. While the ports can mainly be found in Brooklyn and Manhattan, Bartholl plans to create a guide and enable people to create their own network anywhere. This is a small reminder that even if the web is locked down, people will still share their files.
Now before everyone screams virus and malware... it's the story that is important.
A few years back there was this Alizée fan that started dropping Alizée CD's around his city (Toronto if I recall). He called it Operation Disque Drop. Of course one of the drawbacks was... no one is going to put an anonymous CD in their computer for fear of a virus or malware.
Not recalling the exact spelling I searched for 'Disc Drop' ... and what did I find? There is a facebook page called "Operation Disc Drop" It is not updated and has been around about the same time as Operation: Disque Drop and it was out of Canada.
You can check out Disque Drop HERE
2 years later someone is making news embedding flash drives into public walls.
At the moment, Bartholl’s USB drives can be found at five spots in the Big Apple: 87 3rd Avenue, Brooklyn (Makerbot), Empire Fulton Ferry Park, Brooklyn (Dumbo), 235 Bowery (New Museum), Union Square (Subway Station 14th St), and West 21st Street (Eyebeam). Everyone is invited to go to these places to drop or find files. Exciting!
Disque Drop was an original "Street Team". 2 years ago flash drives were still expensive so "he" was sharing on the least expensive off line media of the day, CD's.
Crazy... innovative... silly... fun...
Monday, November 1, 2010
Is it time to compare the impact of random internet posts vs. planned print media copy?
Over the past 2 weeks there has been a bunch of activity spurred by two events, the shirt photos and now the Halloween picture. As far as reaching the fan base, could any more activity be stirred by an article in some print media? As a random event such as this... not really.
Alizée has always been a bit of an internet darling. Back in the day there were her "World of Warcraft" fans. The the internet started the sensation we recognize as the miracle in Mexico.
If your current base is from the internet I would go with it. You can do your own Press Releases. Don't fight the karma soul sister.
Look at last years Christmas song! What label is that on? YouTube
Of course the next question is... but how do you make money?
Watch the movie "The Social Network"
Mark Zuckerberg fought off the how do you make money questions constantly and now look...
I'm not saying that's going to happen... just take a look at that business model is all I am saying.
If you build it they will come.
So how about those pics, they were fun!!!!
How about those T Shirt pics, did you notice Joe Jacotey used one for one of his pictures. You know, if I throw on my wayfarers, let my hair grow out, I think I could trick or treat as Joe. Perhaps I exaggerate...
Friday, October 29, 2010
Trick? .... or Treat?
Various imitations of Alizée
Thursday, October 28, 2010
A Jeremy Chatelain note...
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Just a thought that crossed my mind today regarding Coachella Festival.
Coachella does not seem to have a problem trying new things. Bringing in Jay-Z, changing to 3 day pass only... so...
How about a French Tent for a day? Maybe not even the whole day. There are two large stages and 3 smaller tented stages. I wonder if a tent for a day could have... (for example only) the likes of... Teki Latex, Para One, Surkin, Chateau Marmont, Sébastien Tellier, Kavinsky, The Teenagers, BB Brunes, Yelle, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Alizée, Oxmo Puccino... Just to name a few, just saying there are a lot to choose from that could make it work.
Then it could transition to a main stage for the likes of a Daft Punk or a Phoenix!
Me dreaming... thanks for listening....
It would be awesome!
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Alizée - Factory Girl with recent pics
Those pictures of the CEO of Alimart taken in the world headquarters of the Alimart warehouse are just a fine example of contrasts.
It is a wonderful thing to see the beauty of Alizée in a simple T shirt posed in front of a garage door, a block wall, a stack of pallets...
Friday, October 22, 2010
I'm not finished with this pic yet!!!
1) This pic should be trending
2) as Katy Perry says and Alizée deserves... I think you're pretty without any make up on...
3) AND I am so happy Alizée has a daughter, no 5 1/2 year old boy should have a Mom that looks this hot. That just wouldn't be right. Yeah you know all you guys are shaking your heads in agreement. That would be therapy waiting to happen. Thank goodness for a daughter.
4) What's it going to take to get you into this garage door today?
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
We choose to follow Alizée not because it is easy, but because it is hard...
My friends call me a martyr, that I practice self deprivation...
No I don't have one of those things for my leg from the Da Vinci Code.
Yesterday I fasted, I probably fast about once every three weeks...
I am comfortable in tough times, I do not know what to do with myself and very uncomfortable in prosperous times.
The "Alizée Lifestyle" fits me perfect.
I wouldn't know how to act if she was extremely popular.
Where most complain... I feel most comfortable.
Even if something Alizée does shoots her to the top... how do you think she would react? Now that's something to ponder.
Para One Interview ...re: Alizée
or my title: The More I See the Less I Know
My apologies to Para One for concentrating on the two Alizée paragraphs.
From the article:
Concernant Alizée, le morceau que t’as produit pour elle sur le dernier album
Je suis arrivé au dernier moment sur le projet, j’étais pas censé être dans le casting. Il a été monté par le reste du crew et c’était très bien. Jean-René, qui dirigeait un peu les opérations, avait envie d’un morceau à part, qu’on fasse vite, ça s’est fait au dernier moment. Moi j’avais cette instru, on a fait les paroles, elle a chanté, ça a été très vite. C’est le genre de projet, il y a quelques années on auraient été complètement hystériques de produire Alizée ou un disque de pop comme ça… Peut être que c’est un truc d’âge, maintenant ça m’obsède pas, je trouve ça intéressant de participer, mais je mettrai pas toute mon énergie dans un projet comme ça parce que je crois plus en l’underground. Je crois plus au truc de nerd extrêmement pointu et qui ne passe pas par les réseaux traditionnels. Pour moi il y a une impasse à vouloir absolument rentrer dans ces réseaux. Je pense que pour Alizée ils ont fait une sorte de sabotage, c’est un ovni dans un réseau traditionnel.
Tu penses que c’est pour ça que l’album n’a pas bien marché ?
C’est possible. En même temps, aujourd’hui les succès n’existent pas beaucoup et encore moins dans la musique qu’on aime. Ce sont des sortes de succès d’estime maintenant, des succès de blogs. Moi ça fait longtemps que j’ai fait une croix sur le fait que réussite commerciale et réussite artistique soient liées. Il y a Zaz… Yaz (?)… Zaz qui cartonne… Tu vois ça et tu te dis que c’est flippant, que ça soit validé par tant de gens comme Télérama, « ouais c’est génial, l’univers de cette fille » alors que c’est une arriviste qui fait de la merde. Le fait qu’à une époque, quand il y avait de la merde, c’était clair c’était vraiment de la merde… Maintenant c’est de la merde un peu déguisée, c’est un peu cool et ça commence à jeter le trouble.
En tant que musicien j’aime la musique et j’aime entendre un truc qui me touche vraiment, profondément et qui ait le mérite d’exister. Je ressens pas trop ça avec les trucs qui marchent au sens pop, qui passe à la radio en ce moment. Donc pour moi la guerre de la radio, de chercher absolument à placer des morceaux c’est un peu fini, c’est un fantasme qu’on avait au début des années 2000 mais qui ne nous passionne plus. Avec le développement des blogs et du net tu peux tout à fait avoir une carrière sans passer par les radios et c’est là que j’ai envie d’être aujourd’hui.
This is Google Translator
Alizée on the piece you got the product for her latest album, A Girl difficult?
I arrived at the last moment on the project, I was not supposed to be in the cast. It was mounted by the rest of the crew and it was very good. Jean-Rene, who ran a few operations, wanted a piece apart, makes it fast, it happened at the last moment. I had this instrument, it was the words she sang, it was very fast. This is the kind of project a few years ago it would have been completely hysterical Alizée produce or pop record like that ... Maybe it's something old, not now it haunts me, I find it interesting to participate, but I will not have all my energy into a project like this because I believe more in the underground. I think more nerd stuff extremely sharp and not through traditional networks. To me there is a deadlock to be determined to get into these networks. I think for Alizée they made some sort of sabotage, it's a UFO in a traditional network.
You think that's why the album did not go well?
Possible. At the same time, today many successes do not exist, let alone in the music we love. They are kind of success now estimates, success of blogs. Me that I have long given up on the fact that commercial success and artistic success are linked. There Zaz ... Yaz (?) ... Zaz cartons that ... You see that and you think it's scary, it is endorsed by so many people like Telerama, "yeah it's great, the world of this girl "while it is a social climber who is crap. The fact that at a time when there was shit, it was clear it was really crap ... Now it's a bit shit disguised, is a bit cool and it begins to throw disorder.
As a musician I love music and I hear something that really touches me deeply and has the merit to exist. I feel too that with the tricks that work under pop, which comes on the radio right now. So for me the war of the radio, look absolutely placing pieces is a little over, it's a fantasy we had in the early 2000s but that fascinates us most. With the development of blogs and anywhere you can totally have a career without going through the radio and that's where I want to be today.
or... The More I See the Less I Know
Monday, October 18, 2010
Alizée - The Semi Recluse
I settled on Semi Recluse, I think that it is accurate. It is not good or bad it just is.
The article How to be a recluse from The Independent.
"true reclusiveness always appears to shade into madness because, on the face of it, the practitioner is turning down money"
Short of hiding from the public for decades, the next most intriguing strategy is to be a writer or performer who "guards his privacy"
As a young journalist, I once asked Martin Amis's publicity people whether I could interview him. "You can't interview him now," they carefully stated, "because he has nothing to promote. When he has something to promote, then you can interview him." It fascinated me that (a) he had licensed these third parties to say this on his behalf and (b) that he didn't immediately find something to promote (options would include his last book, or his next one, or just himself in general) purely for the sake of being in the papers. But no. There was a time to be famous, and a time not to be.
The success of the strategy of semi-reclusiveness is determined by the degree to which the number of offers of publicity refused at inconvenient times is exceeded by the numbers of opportunities accepted at convenient ones. One of our leading semi-recluses is Alan Bennett, who generally succeeds in being either everywhere or nowhere at any given moment. The one biography of him, written by Alex Games, is called Backing Into the Limelight
Another interesting article: J. D. Salinger a Recluse? Well, Not to His Neighbors from the New York Times.
Despite his reputation, Mr. Salinger “was not a recluse,” said Nancy Norwalk, a librarian at the Philip Read Memorial Library in Plainfield, which Mr. Salinger would frequent. “He was a towns- person.”
And last week, after his death, his neighbors would not talk about him, reflecting what one called “the code of the hills.”
The Corsican Code!
“Nobody conspired to keep his privacy, but everyone kept his privacy —
He was an individual who just wanted to live his life.”
Alizée is surrounded by people that will keep her privacy...that allows her to just live her life between appearances.
And of course there is the Are You a Recluse Quiz
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
My friends wonder why I BLOG you all the time,
What can I say?
I don't feel the need to give such secrets away
You think maybe I need help though I know i am right, all right
I'm just better off not listening to friends advice
When they insist on knowing my bliss,I tell them this
When they want to know what the reason is
I only smile when I lie, then I tell them why
Because your kiss, your kiss is on my list
Because your kiss, your kiss is on my list
Because your kiss is on my list of the best things in life
Because your kiss, your kiss is on my list
Because your kiss, your kiss I can't resist
Because your kiss it's what I miss when I turn out the lights
I go crazy wondering what there is to really see
Did the night just take up your time, cause it means more to me
Sometimes I forget what I'm doing, I don't forget what I want,what I want
Regret what I've done, regret you? I couldn't go on
But if you insist on knowing my bliss,I'll tell you this
If you want to know what the reason is
I only smile when I lie, then I'll tell you why
Because your kiss, your kiss is on my list
Because your kiss, your kiss I cant resist
Because your kiss is what I miss when I turn out the lights
Hall & Oates 1980, 30 years ago! At least Jo & I can enjoy it.
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Some Alizée Name Dropping
Le Nid is naming the fake sites, I'll catch the name drops and Alizée...you...you... Alizée??? What are you doing? Am I going to have to carry you until 2011? oh my aching back...
Monday, October 4, 2010
In case you missed it... concert, single...2011
There we go
it's good news
it's great news
Is anyone running out betting the house?
I didn't think so...
I want it, I really really want it...
but...you know... Shanghai, 2010 tour, Aesop, wolf...
I wonder what the Vegas odds makers are saying.
Lets keep a good thought and we'll put it on the map
Following Alizée is always an adventure. You actually learn a lot about French culture and idiosyncrasies.
About 2 weeks ago Le Nid posts on Facebook and Twitter ( @nidalizee ) that the website was going down.
That was it, that was all, nothing else. A quite panic set in....
Today it is back. Me taking a SWAG...
SWAG is a Scientific Wild Ass Guess as opposed to a...
WAG which is just a Wild Ass Guess
my SWAG is... URL registration was due, perhaps some change in hosting and back online. I think it's just hilarious that they don't mention it. Oh those French, it's none of our business. See the culture difference. What a hoot.
Of course I could be wrong.... let me think about that... naaaaaaa
Welcome back Le Nid
you come and go, you come and go...
I wanna be like Le Nid and Alizée when I grow up :)
Friday, October 1, 2010
Oh come on, you all saw it...
Did I really need to post it. There! See for yourself. Alizée actually updated her Twitter account. Not just her bi-monthly or is it semi monthly or what ever term is used for tweeting every other month... But actually updated who she follows.
No "Alizee Nation" follow... I have been drowning in a sea of self pity ever since. How can I go on, my blogging life is just not worthy. I could live with no twitter account update, we have all come to accept that. Pretty girls do what they want. I mean... I can live with being ignored, but this... this new turn of events... being rejected! I couldn't eat, I couldn't tweet, blogging was out of the question. I looked to see if blogger had a "hot line" number, someone to talk to about my thoughts of ending it all. Then even worse!!! My thoughts went to those who have flipped to the 'dark side', you know, the ones we can't talk about, the unmentionables. Many have fallen before me, just another notch on her lipstick case. I came this close to ending it all... there it was... right in front of me....'DELETE THIS BLOG'
But then... out of nowhere came this song, this answer to my prayer...
and I had this epiphany!!!! WWCD .... What Would Charlie Do?
Charlie would get right back on that horse and keep going, keep trying... I don't know why I had the TV on the educational channel that night but it was exactly what I needed. WWCD
So here we go, giddyup...
Monday, September 27, 2010
BB BRUNES / ALIZEE AU MUSIK ELLES 2010 26.09
Alizée - Karma Kameleon
"I'm a man who doesn't know
How to sell a contridiction
You come and go, you come and go"
I had hoped to continue the map at the top of the blog but it looks like we ran out of things to put on it.
There sure a lot of suggestions out there... from duets to Eurovision. I got out of the suggestion business a while back.
So, we have again hit one of these times which I just call Alizée being Alizée. Just accept it and enjoy whatever comes our way. Que Sera, Sera and be glad I didn't play Doris Day singing that song.
This is all part of the package we call Alizée. It's part of her uniqueness, it's part of her... charm.
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
Accept the things you cannot change...
Alizee Nation being Alizee Nation
it's an agreement we have
red, gold and green
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Friday, September 24, 2010
Alizée and BB Brunes from Muzik'Elles
For those of you that don't tweet or follow Alizée's blog or Lilly's nest facebook.
Alizée will be singing "Laisse tomber les filles"
Originally by France Gall (written by Serge)
The April March version
and of course the version Quinton Tarantino used in 'Death Proof'
I love posting about Apirl March also :)
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
8 out of 10...dentist recommend...just kidding
I thought I would poke my nose into Twitter Search and see what was up with Muzik'Elles. What did I find? 8 out of the last 10 tweets were Alizée.
Does that fascinate you as much as it fascinates me? It's not like there is this big momentum push, this media wave driving this. Alizée has not tweeted since July. She was on TV in August that had little publicity and was not mentioned by her Twitter, blog or smoke signals. Tel Aviv in July was mostly obscure... and here we are with 8 out of the last 10 tweets.
So what is it?
Alizée fans are:
Have no life?
Twitterholics and internet junkies?
All of the above?
But wouldn't the other artists have a similar group of fans doing similar things? If so where are they? I understand an artist that is running white hot has a lot going on, but keeping in mind the activity level of Alizée as compared to other artist at the same activity level, it just does not compare.
So here I am just doing my part in this whole thing, keep the faith.
Muzik'Elles...there's an app for that
Muzik'Elles de Meaux
Might be fun for the iPhone people...
A friend was showing me live streaming via their iPhone today... I don't even want to think of the possibilities with that... iAlizée
I find it best just not to think about it.
This issue (2209) page 182, Muzik'Elles, BB Brunes, Alizée...
a small excerpt:
"Aux Muzik' elles, vous allez jouer avec Alizée, Emmanuelle Seigner, Arielle Dombasle, Camélia Jordana. Qui a eu l'idée de ces duos ? F.H. et B.C.: nous. ... jolie voix. Arielle Dombasle, on ne l'a jamais rencontrée, ce sera l'occasion. Quant à Alizée, son physique a joué dans notre choix. On fantasmait sur elle"
In Muzik' they, you are going to play Camellia Jordana with Alizée, Emmanuelle Seigner, Arielle Dombasle. Who had the idea of these duets? F.H. and B.C.: to us. pretty voice. Arielle Dombasle, she has been never met, it will occasion. As for Alizée, her physical appearance played in our choice. They fantasized about her
yeah BB Brunes, how are you going to do this?