July 14, 2009

The Paris Combo//Living Room

Happy Birthday to OSS! Happy Birthday to OSS! Happy Birthday to One Sweet Song! Happy Birthday to OSS!
…And ElertQuest! And France!

Yes, it was just one year ago, on this glorious day, that OSS had its very first post. Lots has happened since then, including a Metro story, a Bloggie Nom and seven glorious theme weeks! 215 posts, 241 tracks and 14.5 hours of many sweet songs later, here we are, just one and maybe just learning to walk on our own, in more ways than one.

Of course, this makes for a nice segueway back to France. Like France, I am currently celebrating my independence from a dreaded oppressor—the corporation! While my nine-to-five has served me quite nicely up til now, in a lot of ways, it’s also taken up a much of the time that I am now dedicating to creative projects, like writing, music and this blog. That’s right, I’m part-timing for a while, then focusing my efforts on working creatively for at least a year, so expect some bigger, brighter things for OSS in the near future.

What better way to pay homage to OSS’s birthday/freedom and France’s birthday/freedom than with some bonifide French music? No better way, mon ami. Unless you’ve got some pommes frites in your back pocket? Do you? Et toi?

The Paris Combo was brought to my attention during French class in high school, Thanks, Ms. Warshaw. Like the Bastille itself, The Paris Combo is from Paris. And, like France itself, the band is jazzy, sexy and free. And you can bet they all get to the doctor whenever they’re ill. And I’m sure they’re very happy. And I’m sure they eat cheese, drink wine and go on strike a lot. Love those French.

This song, called “Living Room,” is about how there are plenty of rooms in the house to do it, but doing in the living room is always the best. At least that’s what I remember. And we’ll have to trust my memory, because I’ve lost most of my French skills and I don’t think I can translate this anymore. A little raunchy for high school, non?

Living Room.mp3

Alors, Living, Living Room…


Frederik said...

Congratulations on your first anniversary to one of my favourite music blogs. Somehow almost all the music you post appeals to me, so keep doing it please.

Oh, and for more upcoming French-Canadian talent-maybe you know her already- check out pirate de coeur. Saw her this weekend and it was pretty awesome.

g said...

Thanks for reading/listening, Frederik.

I will check out Pirate De Coeur.

Ellen said...

I always enjoy your blog, congratulations on a year! And I second pirate de coeur, she is great.

g said...

Thanks, Ellen. It's so nice to hear that people are enjoying it.

I am definitely investigating Pirate De Coeur. What I've heard so far sounds fantastic, so thanks to for the tip.