is a French singer who was born in Ivory Coast and grew up in Washington DC before relocating to Paris. Her album «Fairytale» combined acoustic instruments with her soft voice and put Amiot 2007 in the line of the new folk singers emerging from France. Constance's third album «Once, Twice» is a complete cover of Emmanuel Da Silva's record «La tendresse des fous» (2009) - but rewriting the lyrics in English and transferring the male to a female view.
A concert at the Bayou, a small club in Washington DC, Ben Harper playing the tracks of his 1st album, about 50 people in the audience, the end of the show was completely unplugged, I can still feel the warmth and the amazing energy of that show.
Also known as «Everybody must get stoned».
The moving Adagietto from Gustav Mahler’s 5th symphony, the one that opens and closes the film «Death in Venice» by Luchino Visconti.
It was actually a song I heard on the radio one day, I didn’t know the name of the song. So I walked into record stores and sang the melody, and finally someone told me what it was, the song was called «Standing outside a broken phone booth with no money in my pockets» by Primitive Radio Gods!
Tricky question, many records.
It was also one of the first songs I wanted to learn on the piano.
I just hope it’ll be a «happy song»! Sunshine music!
A summer on the road, listening to a Creedence Clearwater Revival tape over and over again.
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here? Nine Inche Nails - Hurt? Again, tricky question…
It’s all in her voice, in what she gave when she sang her songs, liberation!
«Le Poinçonneur des Lilas» by Serge Gainsbourg would be a nice anthem.
Cypress Hill will definitely make everybody dance!
Comes with the first record I remember: I was a kido when I got «The Pink Panther»-record. Later I remember getting tapes of The Cure, The Doors amongst others.
I’ve been singing this Leadbelly blues song for ages, «Take This Hammer», so I guess that song is probably a good reminder. Same thing for «Homeward Bound» by Simon and Garfunkel.
My ring tone is actually the opening theme song from the TV show «Mr Ed».
Any Jimi Hendrix song.
Nina Simone’s version of «Suzanne» by Leonard Cohen.
Sparklehorse’s «It’s A Wonderful Life» is a beautiful way to start your Sunday.
So many songs I wish I wrote myself, «Like A Rolling Stone» by Bob Dylan rocks the world, «The Rain Song» by Led Zeppelin is mind blowing…