Oh la la, an agenda! Click on the left-hand side button to view this work in progress. Have any suggestions that fit the Oh La La bill? Send an e-mail at the address found under ‘Contact’.
San Francisco DJ and film-maker Pink Frankenstein is still working hard at raising money to finish his feature length film about French pop music of the sixties. For a wonderful clip of things to come and more info, see French music history. His annual Serge Gainsbourg extravaganza is basically a fund raiser. You can even read about donating.
The rumours are true, but more details will follow: Jacqueline Taieb will be performing live in Amsterdam in mid April! Talk about a blast from the past.
We had a happy, friendly and all around French afternoon at cafe Festina Lente. It was great to see people I hadn’t seen in a while and meet new people. Guuz of Filles Sourires fame is doing so well, his blog has too much traffic!
New music on Oh La La includes a mixed bag from Claude Nougaro, Nino Ferrer, Tosca featuring Heidi Bruehl and Eddie Constantine.
Oh La La is currently listed as a ‘featured favourite’ on the De Blauwe Leeuw (The Blue Lion) website, the French cultural agenda for Amsterdam.
The French night at the Amsterdam Beat Club was a smashing success thanks to some very dedicated and talented individuals who know how to put on a great show. So to all the sceptics here in the Netherlands I’ve encountered over the years: it is possible to play an entire evening of French music far from the French border, make people dance, hold a twist contest, have a Dutch person announce everything in French and have people wonder about next time!
New music on Radio Oh La La includes Quebecois 60s groups Les Habits Jaunes and Les Hou-lops, Paris poppies Christine Pilzer and Elsa, and some hammond organ hits from Francis Lai.