Makes me want to fall in love all over again.
(Official 2010 FIFA World Cup Song by Shakira ft. Freshlyground)
I think it’s the perfect song for a grey winter day like today. It reminds me of happy memories from my childhood and teenage years, in Madagascar and in France. The four boys in our family (my dad and my three brothers) are passionate about soccer, so of course their enthusiasm rubbed off on me. Well maybe not for the same reason… I’ve always thought that soccer players are the hottest athletes :)
Anyways, here’s the video. I challenge you not to dance!
I love Nina Simone. In fact, I was one of those uncool kids who enjoyed “old” music by artists like Leonard Cohen, Serge Gainsbourg, Jacques Brel and of course Nina. That may be one of the reasons why I was bullied as a tween (my look was what they now call geeky cool or geeky chic, but really back then, I was labeled nerdy… ha fashion, I’ll never be in sync with you, I guess). Anyways, the more I listen to those artists, the more I realize I was a pretty cool kid after all.
Today, I found this really cool video posted by Tamara Connolly, and she explained: “This was done for a motion graphics class in the SVA* MFA Design program. The assignment was to create a music video using just type and typographic elements in black and white. The song choice was up to us”. I’m glad they chose Feeling Good by Nina Simone. Seriously, it’s wicked. Have a great weekend everyone!
*School of Visual Arts
Hi everyone! Sorry my blog wasn’t accessible almost all afternoon today. The server was down and I had to wait for my provider to fix the problem.
Anyway, I hope you had a great weekend! I did despite the rainy weather.
I went to the Miles Davis exhibition (held at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts – last day is August 29. More info here). It was great, lots of good stuff, beautifully done. Since it was a rainy Sunday afternoon, the exhibition was packed so I didn’t get to enjoy it as much as I wanted, but I had a great time nonetheless.
I also made bread. Yes, real bread. It’s so easy a child could do it. And it’s seriously as good as what you’d buy at an upscale bakery. It took less than 5 mn to prepare the dough (then you’ll need to let it rest for at least 12 hours). I didn’t have wheat bran so I coated the dough with just a bit of flour (which I like better anyway). And I was afraid our Le Creuset French oven would be too small, but it’s actually the perfect size (I’m not sure what size it is… maybe 2L or 3.3L). I love quick, simple recipes that make me feel like I can actually cook!
The whole process is explained in the video: (there’s a slightly different version of the recipe here)
Spring always brings out the kid in me. And since I’m a kid of the nineties, I feel like dancing to this song by Supergrass right now (I have a soft spot for British bands):
This one’s for you Karine. We aren’t so young anymore, but it’s alright ;)