Yesterday in France, pretty much the entire country was on strike against proposed governmental reforms. I'm still surprised that a whole nation can respond like this and for me, there's always an 'unexpected day off school' feel about the whole thing. The strike extended to the radio, with the national stations all joining in.
I subsequently missed listening to one of the many things I love about France.. fip
Fip is a station which plays continual music, playing an inspired selection of 'jazz, blues, chanson francophone, pop-rock anglo-saxon et musique du monde' and much more..
There is always a sexy, breathy French woman introducing the music - which is kinda cool and gives it a very Frenchie feel.
Somehow the programming gets it just right and I find I can listen to it all day.
Here's an example of what was on between 8 and 9am this morning..
08:00 KASSE MADY DIABATE DOUGA DJABIRA
08:05 TRILOK GURTU DOUKHONTOU
08:09 FRANCIS CABREL DES HOMMES PAREILS
08:13 NAOSOL WHY
08:17 HENRY TORGUE/SERGE HOUPPIN LA FILLE DE WANG
08:19 GILBERT O SULLIVAN OOH BABY
08:23 F.E.R. FIP LOOP 2²
08:24 ENZO ENZO JUSTE QUELQU UN DE BIEN
08:28 MOLLY JOHNSON MEAN TO ME
08:32 ERIC LEGNINI TRASTEVERE
08:36 BOB DYLAN DREAMIN OF YOU
08:40 TEOFILO CHANTRE DES BLEUETS DANS LES BLES
08:43 BAU SEM PRETENSOES
08:45 LURA MARI D ASCENSON
08:50 F.E.R. FIP LOOP 2
08:51 BIRDPEN BREAKING PRECEDENT
08:55 ALAIN BASHUNG TANT DE NUITS
08:59 EASYDOOR WITH A CANDLE
The best thing is, you can listen to it anywhere online
ps. the above photo has nothing to do with this post!
I was going through my New Zealand images and remembered how much I love this view.