My apologies for the lack of updates … its not that I’m particularly busy these days (although I am back in school now, pursuing a totally new direction, and have absolutely no idea what I am doing!).
Anyways, I’m still alive and kicking and have in fact been in touch with many of my blog copains and enjoying their sites immensely.
After three years, I’m experiencing a bit of ennui with The Skunkeye Consumer Guide – maybe a redesign? And jeez, my posts always end up so long… I’ve actually got several waiting in the wings, just screaming to be edited. As usual, I’m terribly disorganized and haphazard…
Also, I want to post more music, since mp3 blogs seem to my current fascination.
In January, the amazingly thoughtful and prolific Guuzbourg of the excellent Filles Sourires undertook the yeoman’s feat of collecting and posting just about every version of the Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin classic duet, Je t'aime....moi non plus. I highly recommend checking out his archives, for this collection - its really quite amazing - as well as many other treasures.
Today, Guuz posted yet another version of the infamous Gainsbourg-Birkin duet, this time from Cat Power (whose the latest, The Greatest, has been one of my favorite albums of the new year) and model Karen Elson - Mrs. Jack White - (who has a surprisingly nice voice – do we have another Carla Bruni here?), off of an upcoming Serge Gainsbourg tribute album, which looks very promising (The Kills, Franz Ferdinand, Feist, Marianne Faithfull are some of the collaborators).
This is perhaps the most enjoyable interpretation of Je t’aime I’ve heard,
and with kudos to Guuz – merci!,
is my Valentine’s gift to you!