Maybe it’s because I’m in a little travel withdrawal. Or perhaps a little annoyed that The XX decided to be in LA while I was San Francisco, and in San Francisco while I was in LA. And that we missed Nicolas Jaar in Joshua Tree by a day. Not cool. I also probably have a little bit of travel envy (care of this lady). In any case, I miss seeing live music. I’m in the middle of a massive craving and I haven’t managed to squeeze in a Rhiannon performance yet.
So I had to do a good solid binge on La Blogotheque. They’re Take Away Shows (this is a fave) have been on my deck for the past few years, sometimes for a little taste of the City of Lights. And this year, they unleashed their Soirée de Poche catalog, otherwise known as a series of Pocket Sized Evenings. And I cannot believe they’ve been hiding years of acoustic live shows in intimate venues around Paris. If you’re missing this kind of experience, and I know a few who are, then this is worth a binge. Beirut, Vampire Weekend, Father John Misty. All the favourites. I can’t even begin to describe how happy these medium sized pieces of music make me. Here’s a morsel. You’ll also get a jolt and perhaps an addiction to Paris as well while you’re at it.