When the first sunbeams settle on your pale white skin after a long, cold winter, you need to start thinking about what you’ll be listening to when you’re tanned and trendy during the summer.
After a rude awakening (yes Italian wine on Monday nights is fatal), any energy you have left will just about get you to the first terrace for a coffee/croissant – much more palatable than throwing yourself immediately into the first metro car to avoid being late for the 10th time this month.
Then you go back home, close the door of your apartment and put on your headphones to relish the latest news of the New York group ‘Blondes’, two guys (Sam Haar And Zach Steinman) who made this album with the warm body of a your dream blonde spread all over the cover. It’s an album which gives you the peps to finally dive into that crowded metro with the hope of meeting The Blond of the Day. Now that you are managing to put one foot in front of the other, what more could you ask for than The 2 Bears album, sprinkled with electro funk house that will electrify first one ear and then the other. OK you have the rhythm and all your colleagues will hallucinate on your sensational arrival at 9:00. Everyone will wonder what on earth has happened to you and you’ll proudly wave your iphone 458S with the energizing Django Django and yell « Yes, dear colleagues, I’m not late you see, because I took some Django Django« .
Here’s something musical which will solve all your problems, put your boss in such a good mood that he’ll immediately sign your precious summer vacation request without a murmur.
Finally, a last bit of advice: training!! For weeks you’re going to be able to test your strength, resistance and committment by going to all the Parisian festivals, including the “Paris Days Off”, which – between “Pleyel” and “La Villette” will bring together the highly anticipated Hot Chip, the Irish Damien Rice – ideal to catch that blonde in the metro – and the unclassifiable Anthony.
There you go: you now have the secret to being the first on the open space every morning. And what’s more, with your boss in hand, you’ll be able to order that low cost 70E return ticket to Ibiza even if the checked baggage will still cost you and arm and a leg!
M from Barbès’ next column will appear beginning of next week at www.TheParisianPost.com
Upcoming party recap:
- Damien Rice, Thursday 05 July 2012 – 20:00 – Salle Pleyel
Hot Chip, Saturday 07 July 2012 – 20:00 – Cité de la musique
Antony and the Johnsons, Tuesday 03 July 2012 – 20:00 – Salle Pleyel
- Days Off festival, from June 30 to July 9, 2012 – Info here