Apple’s iPod Touch ‘Samazed’ and CES 2008 goodies
This is my first (late?) post of 2008! I finally got a few minutes to present you the ‘gadget’ of the year: iPhone Touch. First I wanted an iPhone like almost everyone, but since I can’t take photos with it, it couldn’t replace my actual phone so I decided to wait for the next iPhone generation. Until now, I used my phone to listen ... More
Tall oaks from little acorns grow
There are only a few hours left before 2008 and this year like the year before, had its good and bad times. I already talked about non-profit organizations and peace movements on this blog, we are approaching the moment of the traditional new year’s resolutions, and this is when I look back and hope the new year coming will be better than this one. I ... More
My book: beyond the World of Sama
I’m not really into Christmas celebrations to say the least but a while ago I promised I would give you access to an extract of my book, and this post comes right on time to be a ‘Christmas Gift’. So the registered regulars will receive within the hour an email containing a link, providing access to a ‘secret page’ on this ... More
When Gaddafi met Sarkozy: faked orgasm?
I usually don’t comment french political facts, but since this blog is about my work, projects AND thoughts, this post fits in. French President Nicolas Sarkozy is on television everyday and he is described as a workaholic. It is not a decease, it could even be a harbinger for presidential ambitions. So if you’re worried because your young boy ... More
Jacques Tati: timeless comedy and satire with Mr Hulot
Jacques Tati was born in October 1907, and 2007 is the 100th anniversary of his birth. We are now in December, and it is not too late (yet) to celebrate this anniversary and mention some of his movies. A few days ago, I had the opportunity to meet with Tati’s niece, Macha Makeieff. She manages Tati’s artistic patrimony and she created Les Films ... More
Rosemary Clooney: time doesn’t go by…
First time I heard Hugh ‘Peanuts’ Whalum was a year ago, autumn 2006. I already shared with you what I felt when I first heard him sing: ‘I’ll Close My Eyes’ (When I heard Hugh “Peanuts” Whalum, I closed my eyes…), and I mentioned several other (mostly jazz) singers I use to listen to. Among them are Dinah Washington, ... More
Curb Your Enthusiasm: Pretty, pretty, pretty good!
The tagline for Curb Your Enthusiasm is: ‘Deep inside you know you’re him’, and let’s face it, we all carry part of Larry David with us. And I know a bunch of people who will definitely recognize bits of themselves in him (and no, I will not give names). I loved Seinfeld, then when Curb aired in 2000, I was thrilled to see Larry ... More
Creative process on travel: a Notebook, a pen and a phone
I am often asked where do I get my inspiration from, and I like to answer: “Everything is -already- in my notebooks!“. I’m not that old but my generation didn’t grow up with computers, so when I was young I had to write on paper everything I wanted to remember. The huge anchor near the swimming pool, the atelier of the leather ... More
From Scarface to Smokin’ Aces: the art of the gun scene
I like gun scenes in movies, but very few directors have mastered the art of the gun scene. I was young but Tony’s death scene in Scarface (1983) was both shocking and exciting (read more about my Scarface experience here). Tony knew he was going to die but he goes out shooting and shouting insults like if he was immortal. That was my first gun scene ... More
Call of Duty 4 and Halo 3 video game party tonight!
I enjoy playing video games but I didn’t have a lot of spare time to sit down and start a game recently. So I decided to take action and put back on track the video game parties. While some people are going out eating and dancing in noisy and hip crowded places on Saturday night, I will be at home with friends, playing video games, and nothing nor ... More