1 May 2009
Link of the Month:
No, it’s not some blow-up doll fetish site. It’s a site dedicated to the wonderfully fun musical genre of yé-yé: music of female French pop stars, especially from the 1960s and ’70s. Downloads are available for a limited time only, so be sure to visit often!
Album of the Month:
Julia Massey: Moons & Stars Convene
This is some excellent female singer/songwriter folk-rock-pop. A lot of the songs are stick-in-your-head catchy. Her voice is dreamy but strong; she has a good range through both her regular voice and falsetto (except it’s not called “falsetto” if it’s a girl but I can’t remember what it’s called). At times it reminds me of Aimee Mann. She’s currently performing with the Five-Fingered Discount as a backing band, which gives her a whole new sound; I can’t wait for her to record an album with them (hint-hint, Julia).
DVD of the Month:
The Powerpuff Girls: The Complete Series – 10th Anniversary Collection
Woo! Every single episode of the Powerpuff Girls cartoon collected in one set, including one episode that never aired in the States (only in Canada for some reason) AND the supremely awesome 10th Anniversary Special episode! Man, this is some good stuff. When are they gonna do this for Dexter’s Lab?