Café Mouffe: Alice Russell – Live in Paris

Everyone knows Amy Winehouse didn’t want to go to rehab because Duffy and Adele caught the latest wave of British blue-eyed soul and swept her out to sea. Seems there is no end to that wave’s surf-pounding. Alice Russell was new to me when I heard her interview on PRI The World’s Global Hit, but she’s been around as long, if not longer, than her compatriots. Her third album, Pot of Gold, has just been released in the U.S.

The clips featured here, Seven Nation Army and Taking Hold, come from a 2007 DVD recorded in Paris (available from Tru Thoughts,directed by Frederic Feuillet). If anyone can name the club, I’d love to know.

Encore: The wave rolls in with a soft sea breeze in Sweet Is The Air, described in the clip notes as a “new surfing advert.” I don’t know the destination adverted in the animation, but I want to escape there!

Café Mouffe opens evry Friday ’round 3 p.m.  Please drop by for a listen and a chat. Sometimes the embedded videos don’t work here due to bandwidth constraints, but you’ll always find links to video sources in the notes. Try them. If you’re curious about the Mouffe, here’s the original idea behind it’s creation.

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