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Opération Séduction 13: Mouchoir de Monsieur

Mouchoir de Monsieur means a “gentleman’s handkerchief,” a masculine accessory which has today atrophied into the ignoble “pocket square.” During the Belle Époque before WWI, elegant men would offer their perfumed hankies to the ladies who strolled on their arms down the boulevards of Paris. 2,530 more words

Linnet's Fiction

Easy Listening

Every so often it’s cathartic to ratchet down the tunes to something easy on the ears, unchallenging but beautiful. I particularly enjoy softer music while I read, cook, or fall asleep. 446 more words


The Bryan Ferry & Roxy Music Album By Album Thread

“For the last ten years I have had a dismal output of work,” Ferry would confess to the Times in 1993. “It’s because I got very self-conscious about bringing out a new album, conscious of what I was trying to beat and determined to write my masterpiece… the first problem was that the technology got more and more sophisticated so my opportunities expanded and the possibilities became endless.” The new album was originally to be called Horoscope, and initially Ferry was upbeat about the prospects of releasing it quite quickly after the relative failure of Bete Noire. 172 more words


Slave to Love - Live

A golden oldie – this one’s the best live version performance I could find on the net …


Bryan Ferry - Stylish and Funky

Bryan Ferry played the big stage at the Øya festival last night, and he is still the stylish guy, even at almost 69. His voice is the same, smooth and inviting, and the songs are good as always. 379 more words


Bands I Love Who Aren't Goth

I listen to a lot of music that isn’t Goth. Back when I started getting into Goth in the mid-late 1980’s I was also getting into punk, so effectively I had one foot in each camp. 668 more words


Musique 365: Day 220: Olympia - Bryan Ferry

After the rather ill-conceived ‘Dylanesque’ of 2007, Bryan Ferry returned with success to more familiar ground three years later, as Kate Moss adorned the album cover, the good and great of the music world queued up to collaborate (David Gilmour, Nile Rodgers and Groove Armada to name but three) and the result was (unsurprisingly) spot-on. 6 more words