Thursday, October 7, 2010

house un-american cooking

I'm at home nursing a bad cold today, so I decided to make a mix. It's mostly inspired by the movie pictured above, Agnes Varda's "L'une chante, l'autre pas" from 1977. I had seen the screen grab before and always wondered if the music was as good as the photo promised. Well I've seen it now and yes, it is. Brilliant hippie sunshine pop with singing by Agnes Varda herself. She sounds a bit like Laetitia Sadier. Anyway I'm feeling a bit better now and looking out the window I see the sun has even popped out for the first time in about a week.

Here it is.

bell jubilee - peace ringers
chemin de marie et de l'âne-prouesse - hélène martin
přijela k nám pouť - petr skoumal
afghan dance - solid space
from "l'une chante l'autre pas" - agnes varda/le groupe orchidée
a girl is a gun - luc moullet/patrice moullet
prayer to aphrodite - kay gardner
mumsy, nanny, sonny & girly
audience reflections - painted ship
from "l'une chante l'autre pas" - agnes varda/le groupe orchidée
des jouets pour noël - benoit charvet
plastic pennies - giles, giles & fripp
exercises avec cerceaux no. 2 - patrice sciortino
marching together - damin eih, a.l.k. and brother clark
17 gifts for free children - bruce haack
from "l'une chante l'autre pas" - agnes varda/le groupe orchidée
marinetti - john sangster, clemency weight, susan howe & albie thoms
song of the mother - ojas
tongues - the wind children
the corner kids steel band - emmanuel ghent
wheels - victoria
from "l'une chante l'autre pas" - agnes varda/le groupe orchidée


  1. Cheers for the mix, Ben. Listening now. Just what I needed on a day like today. Now I have to see the Varda film. Feel better soon!

  2. Another magical mix Ben! Hope you're feeling better now.

  3. Really enjoyed the mix! Never hard of Agnes Varda before so thank you!

  4. Giles, Giles & Fripp - touch o' class! :)

  5. Ben, I love your mixes more than anyone else's in the world. Cheers!

  6. I agree with the above sentiment ^


  7. Thanks for listening, peoples. Thank YOU. I took like a two hour nap this afternoon!

  8. I really enjoyed listening to this today.Thanks !

  9. Thanks for writing, John. That Alan Jarvis book on your blog looks amazing!