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Today I was walking around for the first time in the city in which I will live for the next year. The sun was shinning so I just let myself wandering in the streets with some nice music in my headphones, trying to find a song to share with you. At a crossroad where I planned to turn right, I stopped and decided to keep going for a few blocks in the same street. I was just few meters in when I heard some people clapping. A small group of people were watching a man playing the guitar on a box next to a park. Somehow his voice sounded familiar. I got a little closer and realized that it was Mike Rosenberg aka Passenger. I have to admit that I only knew few songs and never payed to much attention to his stories. Being there in this sunny street gave me a new vision of his songs, especially one: “Holes”.

This specific song is perfect to introduce this new path in my life. We all have a hole in life, small or big, but we carry on. Of course I’m a little afraid of this choice and all those new things, but some people have much bigger holes and they carry on. I could have turn right and miss this show, or stop to take a coffee and walk in empty street missing a show by a few minutes, but no I got lucky and was able to sing with few other people. This is how I will remember my first day in Montreal.

Enjoy,

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For the past 5 days I only listened to the latest Fuzzpony mixtape. This is becoming my favorite monthly mixtape, everything is just perfect: amazing songs and beautiful cover arts.

This one is opening with some powerful drums and catchy lyrics from a song by Wildlife. Such a great song to start a day. Press play, go download the rest of mixtape here and have a wonderful day !

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This is my second discovery from the Rock Werchter 2013 (see Jack Bugg for the first one). Balthatzar is a rock band from Belgium ( I know one more !). They first played together in 2004, released their first cd “Applause” in 2010 and a second album “Rats” in 2012.

I had never heard about them when I first walk into “the barn” with 14000 other people. It was the middle of the day, but under this huge tent I only remember the dark and their blue light show. They opened with a song called “Later” from their latest album. An hypnotic keyboard mixed with a violin caught my ear, then came a groovy bass with a fast off beat drum and finally a duo of voices. Just like that the show was already over, the hour they played went so fast. I have trouble to really remember the full setlist, but my mind is full of beautiful sounds and images of people dancing in this blue light.

Enjoy,