The Explosive AC DC

 

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Samedi soir, le Stade de France était archi plein. Des milliers de têtes couronnées  de petites cornes rouges clignotants s’étaient donné RDV pour voir les vétérans d’AC DC.

Après 5 ans d’absence, les rois australiens du Hard Rock on reprit la route pour présenter leur 16eme album studio,  Rock or Bust. Et, ils sont toujours aussi flamboyants.

Pendant les 2 heures de show, leur 40 ans de carrière,  défile devant nos yeux et surtout dans nos oreilles. Rien ne manque,  la sono parfaite grâce à l’énorme mur de Marshall,  la scène- une arche lumineuse, on dira de la tôle ondulée, 3 écrans géants,  le spectacle pyrotechnique.

Le groupe a un peu changé, avec le neveu  Stevie Young  qui remplace  Malcom, malade, et Chris Slade à la batterie, au lieu de Phill Rudd, mais c’est toujours le petit Angus Young à la guitare, le fondateur, et le chanteur Brian Johnson qui mènent la danse et tiennent le devant de la scène, tandis que le calme Cliff Williams donne le swing un peu en retrait.

Les AC DC, nous ont livré un show diablement explosif, efficace, en revisitant les classiques avec les accessoires de rigueur – la cloche géante pour Hells’s Bell, la poupée gonflable pour Whole Lotta Rosie, les coups de canon de For Those about to Rock ou les flammes éternelles de Highway to Hell .

TNT, Dirty Deeps …, Thunderstruck , Let There be Rock, High Voltage  or Runaway train,  sont là aussi, parsemées de quelques nouveautés comme l’excellent Rock or Bust or Baptism by Fire.

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Mais comment font-t-ils ?

Définitivement, Angus Young est encore plein d’énergie avec son éternel costume d’écolier, en velours rouge cette fois, sa casquette et sa cravate. Il arpente la scène, en long et en large, déchainé, son duck walk toujours aussi parfait, tout en exécutant ses riffs de guitare Gibson abrasives et envoûtants. Il sautille, grimasse, s’amuse et communique non-stop avec le public chauffé au maximum, et en fin, il se retrouve avec un genou écorché.

Brian Johnson, l’autre  show man, n’a pas changé non plus, toujours en noir,  avec sa casquette,  la puissance de sa voix aiguë et très en forme, n’a pas pris une ride.  Il saute, il danse, nous livre sa rock & roll passion, nous entraine dans un spectacle époustouflant.

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Le public adore,  danse, chante,  se lâche pour cette grande fête du Rock ‘N’ Roll. Que demander de plus ?

On sort épuisés, sourds, mais réjouis, heureux d’avoir eu l’immense chance d’être là. MERCI !

Et, oui, les éternels  dieux d’AC DC,  ont encore frappé  le Stade de France .

Un deuxième concert et prévu le 26/05, courrez-y.

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Saturday night, the Stade de France was full. Thousands of crowned heads of flashing red horned were here to see the veterans from ACDC.

After 5 years absence, the Australian Hard Rock Kings came back on tour to present their 16th studio album, Rock or Bust.

And they are still On Top.

In 2 hours awesome show, their 40-year career scrolls before our eyes and especially in our ears. Nothing is missing, the perfect sound with the impressive wall of Marshall, the scene – an arch, adorned with corrugated sheets, 3 giant screens, the pyrotechnic effects. With a band  bit changed, with the nephew Stevie Young who replaces Malcom, sick, and with Chris Slade on drums, instead of Phill Rudd, it is always the tiny founder, Angus Young on guitar, and lead singer Brian Johnson who set the tone and keep the front of the stage, while the quiet Cliff Williams gives the swing on the back.

AC DC gave us a show terribly explosive, revisiting the classics with the accessories of rigor – the Giant Bell for Hell’s Bells, the colorful inflatable woman for Whole Lotta Rosie, the battery of cannons for For Those about to rock, or the eternal flames of Highway to Hell.

TNT, Dirty Deeps, Thunderstruck, Let There be Rock, High Voltage or Runaway train, are on the set list also, cut by a few novelties such as the excellent Rock or Bust or Baptism by Fire.  But how do they do?

Definitely, Angus Young is still full of energy with his eternal schoolboy suit, red velvet this time, his hat and his tie. He is moving constantly, doing his duck walk across the stage, up and down, while managing perfectly his left handed Gibson abrasive and enchanting riffs. He bounces, does facial expressions, falls down on the ground, makes fun, shows his fist and communicate non-stop with the heated public, and finally, he finish with a bloody knee…

Brian Johnson, the other show man, has not changed neither, always in black, with his inevitable hat, his high-pitched amazing voice is obviously very in shape, not a wrinkle at the horizon. He is running all the time, jumping and dancing, he is spending good time, show his passion, his energy.

The public adores, dances, sings, and enjoys the Big Rock ‘n’ Roll Party. What else? We come out exhausted, deaf, but happy sweaty faces, proud to have the great opportunity to be there. Thank you!

Yes, the eternal Gods of AC DC hit and conquered the Stade de France again.

A second show is scheduled on 26/05 – so just  go for it!

La Nuit Des Musées

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Hier soir, à l’occasion de la Nuit Européenne des Musées, encore un fois, les musées ont eu la bonne idée d’ouvrir leur portes jusqu’au tard dans la nuit, gratuitement, dans toute l’Europe.

A Paris, comme toujours, c’était une excellente occasion pour les amateurs d’art de sillonner les musées de la ville, d’explorer les nouvelles collections, les expositions ou revisiter leur musées favoris.

Pour ma part, j’avais prévu de visiter deux petits musées moins connus, inscrits sur ma TO DO liste depuis un bon moment : Musée Gustave Moreau et Musée Bourdelle.

La première bonne surprise a été que tandis devant le Musée d’Orsay, la file d’attente était  d’environ  1 KM, pour ces deux musée elle était quasi inexistante.

Et la deuxième surprise – ces 2 endroits sont juste magnifiques.

Musée Gustave Moreau

Peintre, sculpteur, graphiste, dessinateur, Gustave Moreau appartient au courant symboliste du 19eme siècle. Son œuvre éclectique et  romantique, s’inspire de la nature, la religion, avec une grande influence de la peinture italienne de Michel Ange ou le clair-obscur de Da Vinci. Passionné par le dessin, Moreau a dessiné de nombreux personnages de la mythologie, des beaux visages, ainsi que des animaux qui ont été ensuite transposés dans ses tableaux.

Ce charmant petit musée a été, en fait, la maison familiale du peintre, un magnifique hôtel particulier sur 3 étages, avec un superbe escalier central, une maison entièrement conçue par le peintre lui-même avec des immenses ateliers dont les murs sont recouverts  par de centaines de peintures  et  aquarelles. Le musée conserve précieusement des milliers de dessins et des nombreux artistes ou amateurs  viennent  pour trouver ici leur inspiration ou tout simplement  reproduire l’art du maître.

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Musée Atelier Bourdelle

Définitivement, mon coup de cœur de cette année, le Musée Bourdelle est tout simplement un bijou. Consacré à l’œuvre du sculpteur français Antoine Bourdelle, la maison atelier de l’artiste, conserve une belle collection vairée et riche, surtout ses sculptures monumentales en plâtre, bronze ou marbre, mais aussi des peintures, des dessins et des photographies.

Ami avec Rodin, Bourdelle a délivré beaucoup de chefs d’œuvre comme La France, Heraklion Archer, la Vierge à L’offrande ou  Centaure mourant, et ici, on peut y visiter son atelier et comprendre comment de ses ouvres ont pris vie.

Les jardins du musée, oasis de paix et de rêverie  sont  magnifiques, on se promène entre les sculptures grandioses ou on peux juste s’asseoir sur un banc et admirer. Je vais surement y revenir par une journée ensoleillé pour profiter de la beauté et du calme de ces lieux magiques.

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The Europeen Museum Night

Last night, once again for the European Night Museums, the museums have had the good idea to open their doors till the late at night, free of charge, all over Europe.

In Paris, as always, it was a great opportunity for art lovers to explore the new collections, exhibitions or revisit their favorite museums.

For my part, I had planned to visit two small less-known museums, pending on my TO DO list for some time: Musée Gustave Moreau and Musée Bourdelle.

The first good surprise was that while before Musée d’Orsay, the queue was about 1 km, for these two Museum it was non-existent.

Gustave Moreau Museum

Painter, sculptor, graphic artist, designer, Gustave Moreau belongs to the 19th century symbolism.His eclectic and romantic work is inspired by nature, religion, with a great influence of Italian painting of Michel Ange or the chiaroscuro of Da Vinci. Passioned by drawing, Moreau drew many characters from mythology, beautiful faces, as well as animals transposed afterwards in his paintings.

This small charming Museum was,in fact, the family home of the painter, a magnificent mansion built on 3 floors, with a superb central staircase, a house designed by the painter himself with immense lighfull workshops, whose walls are covered by hundreds of paintings and watercolors. The Museum conserves preciously thousands of drawings and many artists come here to find their inspiration or simply to reproduce the art of the master.

Bourdelle Museum

Definitely my favorite of this year, the Musée Bourdelle is simply a gem. Devoted to the work of the French sculptor Antoine Bourdelle, the artist’s Studio Home, unveil a fabulous collection, rich and various, especially his monumental sculptures in plaster, bronze or marble but also paintings, drawings and photographs.

Friend and collaborator of Rodin, Bourdelle created many masterpieces such as La France, Heraklion Archer, the Virgin and the offering or Centaur dying, and here we can discober how these scluptures were done.

The gardens of the Museum, oasis of peace and daydreaming are breath taking , we can stroll between the grandiose sculptures or just sit on a bench and admire. I’ll surely get back on a sunny day to enjoy the beauty and calm  of this  magical place.

SPRING TIME IN NEW YORK CITY

Spring is fabulous time to visit New York.

Obviously, this year after a long and hard winter, everyone was happy when sunny warm days finally arrived and nature came back to life.

Splendid trees in blossom are mixed with skyscrapers, beautiful colorful gardens are growing everywhere in Manhattan  at Washington Square Park, Central Park, West Village or Park avenue.

But definitely, the most beautiful of all is The Brooklyn Botanical Gardens with the amazing magnolias trees, cherry blossom, tulips or hyacinths.

All we need to do is open widely our eyes and admire.

Brooklyn Botanical Gardens

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Manhattan

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Ziggy Stardust platforms are back and not only…

It looks that finally spring is installed, so we started seriously to think about our sunny days outfits. And, these days, everybody is talking about 70s, definitely the most important fashion trend of the season.

Well, speaking about the seventies fashion, David Bowies’ Ziggy Stardust and Aladdin Sane characters are my favourite inspiration.

Amazing platforms, vertigo high heels, velvet goldmine suits, colorful, psyhedelic print pants and jackets, the Glam Rock is back.

By coincidence or not, in Paris, this fashion trend arrives in the same time as the fabulous exhibition David Bowie is which is running currently at the Philhamonie de Paris – I have already talked about it some time ago here- so just to say it again – this is a fantastic music and fashion show and you do not have to miss it.

Here some of my favourites pieces of the seasons.

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Philarmonie de Paris

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Kansai Yamaoto outfit for Aladdin Sane Tour

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Saint Laurent Platform sandals

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Saint Laurent Platform sandals

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Ziggy Stardust tour – Bowie wearing platforms wedges shoes decorated with palm trees designed by Pelican Footwear, NY

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palm tree platforms wedges shoes

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Charlotte Olympia Sandals 2015

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Dolce &Gabbana sandals

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Zigggy Stardust velvet glitter outfits 1972/73

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Louis Vuitton campain 2015

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Louis Vuitton campain 2015

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MCQ Alexander Mcqueen sandals                 

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Prada sandals

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Marni sandals

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Diamond dogs &Alladin Sane outfits

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Boots Louis Vuitton

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Polder quilted jacket

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Quilted 2 pcs suit Freddie Buretti for Ziggy

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Bowie Turquoise boots

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Saint Laurent turquoise platforms

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Saint Laurent

INTERPOL – ELEGANT INDIE ROCK ‘N’ ROLL

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Musically speaking, for me, 2015 seems to go around Interpol. No, not the Intergovernmental organization but the excellent New York indie rock band.

Currently on tour, after the release of their fifth album, El Pintor, they were in Paris, for 2 explosive nights at Olympia Hall and they will be back for Rock en Seine festival end of August 2015.

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Issued from the post punk revival scene, and often compared with Joy Division, they recorded 4 albums: Turn on the bright lights(2002), Antics(2004), Our love to admire(2007), Interpol(2010) as a quartet with Paul Banks(singer, guitar), Daniel Kessler(guitar), Sam Fogarino(drums) and Carlos Dengler (bass guitar).

Then in 2010, the iconic bassist Dengler left and lots of people started to wonder what is going to happen with Interpol as Carlos was a great part of the group and his bass parts inevitables.

But the guys returned in studio, Paul taking over bass duties, and El Pintor saw the light in September 2014- the 5the album but in a way the first one, a kind of new departure.

El Pintor is the anagram of Interpol but also means “ The Painter “ in Spanish.

And really, EL PINTOR  ES UNA PINTURA, the perfect sound and poetry painted on a canavas using crazy bursts of guitars, layering pulsing bass, master drums and a magical voice as paint brushes.

As this is Interpol: a melancholic and romantic sound, a combination of throbbing thrilling bass, stylish, slithering, laser sharp guitars, dynamic driving beat drums and a unique, deep, powerful voice, one of the most beautiful of all time rock history.

This elegant, smooth sound, waiving a kind of darkness is wrapping around, provokes, surrounds you. Beautiful lyrics are emotions, feelings, love, life, time, ideas or addictions…somehow, listening we feel concerned, related, inspired…

Paul’s fabulous voice and this thrilling sound fascinated me from the every minute I heard it. Years ago, while Antics went out, I become an unconditional fan, loving each album or appearance on videos and on stage.

Brilliant performers, these guys are always elegant, wearing suits and ties, hats, sunglasses, black & white, they have this smart, classy New York style.

Definitelly, Interpol is  the most stylish  indie rock band. Cant’s wait to see them soon …

Next time,  I’ll talk about their side projects – for now, here some sound &vision

« Through the storms and the light

Babe you stood by my side

and life is wine

But there are days in this life when you see teeth marks  of time

two lovers divides… »

« I keep falling maybe half the time, but it’s all the rage back home… »

« if time is a vessel , then learning to love might be my back way to sea… »

« It’s up to me now turn on the bright lights »

 

SUMMER TIME

Packing and repacking again, these are definitely my basics for this summer😄

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Panama, jean short Time Zone, white shirt Zara, T-shirt dress Oysho, sandals La Redoute, Ray Bans , Pareo

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Solar high protections Bioderma, Nuxe Oil Prodigieuse 💗💖💖, Eau de Beaute Caudalie

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Perfume Jo Malone – fresh for hot days-😂, Mascara & Lipstick 💄💛💋Yves Saint Laurent,  OPI nail Laquer 💅

LOVE YOU SUMMER 😍😍😍
Happy Vacation Everyone !

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