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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Psychédélices - La Isla Bonita

Do you own Psychédélices and no La Isla Bonita on it...

Wikipedia
French pop singer Alizée has performed "La Isla Bonita" during her first promotional tours in Europe in 2003. In 2008, a new studio version was recorded and included on the special edition of her album, Psychédélices, in Mexico. The song so far has gone on to become Alizée's first top ten single on the Mexico national top ten airplay chart along with reaching number two in her native France.

Hmmmm... that's what "they" say

It would be kind of fun to have an Alizée commentary regarding her singles. Just a little something about each on her website. Maybe even how one won out of another song... just a thought, what do I know about what would be popular with fans... without being too personal...

The mysterious track 12

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Alizée Quiz... or April Fools (Post 1)

Alizée Quiz... or April Fools (Post 1)

How many singles has Alizée released?

The list according to Wikipedia is HERE

What?

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Alizée Quiz... or April Fools (Post 2)

Alizée Quiz... or April Fools

The question from (Post 1) was:
How many singles has Alizée released?

Well here is what Wikipedia is posting. Hmmmm


Alizee Wikipedia

Really?

And the answer is....

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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Those Alizée Polaroids

Those Alizée Polaroids - did you get one?


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a lil UEDS time out for some Motown Alizée

a lil UEDS time out for some Motown Alizée... its back to Les Enfoires 2009 and this is Little Eva's "Locomotion"

and according to me! the "whoa whoa" at 56 seconds is too cute, the twist action at 48 seconds is fun too, but... whoa whoa is whoa whoa


now back to your UEDS anniversary

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Monday, March 28, 2011

Insitubes and Alizée

Insitubes and Alizée

Institubes has announced it is closing it's doors. The Insitubes and Alizée relationship started out so great. Yes I know Institubes really wanted to be Indie / underground but... it was a great start.

A quick look back at that start.


Alizée - Fifty-Sixty (David Rubato Remix) from Institubes II on Vimeo.



and by the way... UEDS collectors set... limited number released, now a record label no longer in business... Now it's really starting to sound like a collectors set! Can anyone say "silver lining"

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Sunday, March 27, 2011

Alizée... I knew what you did last March

Alizée's Blog from last March...
Une Enfant du Siecle release days



1,148,153+ hits later... it's Les Collines


and it wore her out...Alizée taking a cat nap...

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Friday, March 25, 2011

Hype Means Nothing

I have to tell them Alizée... I know, I know I'm just a rogue blog, I'm no high powered web site, no members, nothing...
But at least I'm telling them something Alizée, you do stuff and don't even comment on it and just tease us to... what? To see who notices? You are such a tease.






HYPE MEANS NOTHING I then click on English.
If you click on the TV set that has "clothes" you will see more of these type of pics on T shirts.

If you click on the TV set that has "blog" you will see this pic...

Look familiar?

Oh Please Alizée... someone had to tell them and I knew you would not. You drive me crazy. I just was not going to be able to take one more repost of a pic with "she is an angel"... With all this teasing you do and not saying a thing about it, If you ask me I think there is a bit of a devil in you :). and Alizée, don't give me the old "C'est pas ma faute"

So there you go, more connecting the dots. Hope it was fun for you and something for the forums to Twitter. So Alizée... how do I know? Oh, I just couldn't tell. A lil tease right back at ya girlfriend.

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Monday, March 21, 2011

Alizée Final Jeopardy 2011

Alizée Final Jeopardy 2011

Twitter


VS

Facebook


So what social media does Alizée use more?
So far 2011 Alizée has Tweeted 3 times. How many times has Alizée posted via Facebook in 2011?


video

So contestant #1

ohh, sorry...

contestant #2

no, not 9

contestant #3


No, not even 15, no winner today... the answer is... 21

Yes 21 post on Facebook vs 3 Tweets!!!!
Facebook Alizée blows away @mellealizee Twitter

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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Experimental Rock

Getting back to that article from Charts in France. They called the article "Back to Basics". French Link -- English Link

Have you noticed that after a year now no one ever called it bad! That is important. Charts in France said "too "special" for the media to the general public"

Can we now begin to think of slipping "Une Enfant du Siecle" into the experimental rock class?

Wikipedia:
"Experimental rock or avant-garde rock is a type of music based on rock which experiments with the basic elements of the genre, or which pushes the boundaries of common composition and performance technique.

Performers may also attempt to individualize their music with unconventional time signatures, instrumental tunings, compositional styles, lyrical techniques, elements of other musical genres, singing styles, instrumental effects or custom-made experimental musical instruments."


Are we not there with UEDS? I think we can.

A list of other experimental albums
I know I am stepping out on ledge but it would be nice to see UEDS on this list... there with The Velvet Underground, Lou Reed... and others.

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Saturday, March 12, 2011

The mysterious case of the missing mixtapes

The mysterious case of the missing mixtapes

Last summer "The Teenagers" made a remix of "Les Collines". It has not yet surfaced.
Via Twitter The Teenagers tweeted they did it.
Then what happened? Let's try and figure this out.

Let's ask Alizée
15) It's in my MacBook but iTunes grabbed it and wants .99 Euros for it
14) The iPhone app for it failed
13) The French Postal System! They are looking for it.
12) It was on a DVD and I copied Desperate Housewives over it.
11) It's stuck in the DVD player
10) I put it in the Netflix envelope and am trying to get it back
9) Lil A has it in one of her players and I can't find it.
8) Papa took and is taking a picture of it (black and white of course)
7) Brother used it as a coaster
6) It's somewhere in the kitchen drawer with all the other stuff
5) I put it right here, Jeremy must have moved it, again!
4) I left it in Corsica
3) The Cat took it and buried it in the litter box
2) The Dog ate it
1) Both Cat and Dog stories (ewwww)

Do you have any clues as to what happened?
A one year anniversary surprise for Les Collines would be nice, but...

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France pours it on for Alizée

France pours it on for Alizée

I promise my last map for now... but you map enthusiast must love it!
France is all over Alizée. People are interested, people do want to see more of Alizée.



Hey Alizée, who loves ya baby? France does!!!

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Friday, March 11, 2011

Vive la France


(click to enlarge)

For the first time that I recall France is topping the visitation list to Alizee Nation (24%). I don't know what to say but MERCI.

What I do know is that it's not about me, it's about Alizée

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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Ex Nihilo

So now you have some things to read, some things to think about, things to curse at me for...
There is nothing else going on... geeeeez
Alizée... I would hire me just for the ability to create posts ex nihilo.

You know what... I think it's about time I beg for one of those signed Alizée photo's or just a sheet. The one that says 'pour Alizee Nation ... regards Alizée'
Since there will not be any event for a while and I will not be able to attend something to get it, perhaps you could do one, scan it, and email it to me at alizeenation@gmail.com. If if would not be too much trouble. From some one use only email account... Please...if it would not be too much trouble

Wait, what? I was thinking I could hold out and get one sent without asking but... After 3 years of being the rogue blog I blinked first :/ ... Jeremy you must not win any of the arguments around the house!

Some pics for you all...HERE

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The UEDS tour

No tour I say.... au contraire








someday this footage will be listed as 'rare'

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Happy Accident

Besides following Alizée I do enjoy trying to manipulate the internet for fun. Through SEO and such things.

Well now I've gone and done it.
A few posts back I did the European Dream post.

5 days later and my most current Google Search (don't forget it constantly changes) Alizée is #13 on page 2.




Now more people could "accidentally" discover Alizée. Definitely a "Happy Accident"

Oh no, now when people go to Google Happy Accident (one of my favorite romantic comedies with Marisa Tomei, mmmm) they could "accidentally" discover Alizée. Another Happy Accident... ohhhh it never stops... a riddle within a riddle within a riddle...

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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Alizée - Limelight one year later

Alizée - Limelight one year later


a little Goom Radio fun

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Alizée - Une Enfant du Siecle a year later...

Alizée - Une Enfant du Siecle a year later...

I enjoyed the article from Charts in France but I feel they stopped short regarding the subject of Une Enfant du Siecle.

Over the past year we have read the theory that it was too mainstream for some and not mainstream for others and thus fell between the cracks. I agree with this theory but I am going to address more then the style of music.

When UEDS first came on our radar it was always emphasized as a collaboration with Chateau Marmont, Rob, Tahiti Boy, Para One, Tacteel... The hidden egg was video of Chateau Marmont. It was almost as if it was them and Alizée, which in a way it was. It was almost as if it was a duet situation. The album was not just Alizée!

Have you made note that there has not been one live performance of any song from UEDS with the collaborators. This album has been made and now you can't perform it by the artist that made it. They have separate careers to manage. What an anchor for promoting an album! Noam Chomsky is famous for the saying "manufacturing consent" There was no opportunity to create excitement or manufacture consent to help boost sales.

Chateau Marmont is very unique, do you want to recreate that with studio musicians? Perhaps some day but not as the promotion for this album that boasts their inclusion.

Could Daft tour without Punk? (you know what I mean) No! The same here. This duet (and more) was created but... it appears they could not tour together, their careers had different directions.

Maybe the album did fall between the cracks but with out any promotion by all the originators what chance did it have. It was left out there all alone.

Now lets work on a little "ah ha" moment.
What to do, what to do???
How to promote without having the team, the other side of the duet?
There is a guy that does it successfully. It's really not fair to compare but it is the basic model that was tried.

Do you remember when we were all scratching our heads thinking what is going on?
It was DJ Alizée

and who is it that is a monster success at touring and promoting without his collaborators present?

David pulls it off, he does not need to The Black Eyed Peas to be there for him to rock out on tour with I've Got a Feeling... ah ha, that's what that was about.
I told you it was not a fair comparison with David Guetta but you get the idea. Could Alizée actually tour without "them". For whatever reason that project was not continued but maybe we have a little bit more of an understanding of what was going on.

So there you go, no song ever performed live by the actual performers and there was an attempt to produce something without them.

New album... create a band to tour and promote.
It was fun, it was unique but just too difficult to synchronize careers.

That's my thoughts one year later.
Alizée... was I able to pick that up telepathically or am just crazy? :)

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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Alizée... pencil sketch

He's back...
David shares his art here at flickr
Alizée

David was also the skateboarding to "A Coeur fendre" which we posted back on Sept 1, 2010
Here that is again with A Coeur fendre starting at the 3:20 mark.



And yes David, back to that previous post cartoon, it's not a complaint, it's just how our friends look at us. :) We are who we are...

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Monday, March 7, 2011

Talking to your friends about Alizee

Talking to your friends about Alizee :)

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Charts in France new Alizée article

Charts in France new Alizée article
Article Link



They reviewed UEDS in a rational manner, suggesting some of the difficulties involved with the promotion of UEDS but keeping it in a good light.

The article goes on to talk about the new album coming back to a more mainstream approach and wonder, along with the rest of us, where it is going and with whom Alizée might be working with... if even by process of elimination by suggesting who may not be the most likely to collaborate with.

The anticipation begins...

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Saturday, March 5, 2011

European Dream

European Dream... wikipedia, google, amazon... what were you thinking? It's just a one word answer... Alizée



That would make a fun album name...

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Thursday, March 3, 2011

What clip of Alizee to like

Pick a clip of Alizee

What clip do you like best?












CLIP 1
video

CLIP 2
video

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Pick an Alizee Psychedelices Tour pose you like





Pick a Psychedelices Tour pose you like





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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Favorite Blonde Les Enfoires Alizée

Favorite Blonde Les Enfoires Alizée
Now this is just a silly one and sorry Jeremy only one vote per person.

Blonde Alizee














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Alizée album art I like....

Alizée album art I like...



Artwork













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Alizée... I like...

It's just for fun...
There is no wrong answer...
Out of these four pics, which do you like best... that's all




I like













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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Serge Gainsbourg 2 April 1928 – 2 March 1991


Serge Gainsbourg 2 April 1928 – 2 March 1991
20 years ago...

Twenty years after Gainsbourg, influence still strong

I love Je t'aime








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