We just returned from our first European tour of London and Paris. The shows were amazing. There are some great pix from the parisparis/Ullman Cabarock show here, and here’s part of a review of the show from Parisist.com
« The jury was out, as far as Parisist was concerned, on the advisability of a New York band pretending, coyly, to be French.
But last night at the Paris-Paris, Nous Non Plus made their case loud and long, converting all naysayers with their dizzying energy, brilliant lyrics and infectious melodies, all rooted in a solid drumbeat. And, it turns out, one member of the band, one who does a lot of singing, is actually French. Nous Non Plus (unlike its previous incarnation as Les Sans Culottes) is proving to be way more than a gimmick, and more than just the sum of their influences. »
I found these fotos from Halloween 2006 at Rubulad today, also one very early demo of « One Night in Paris » which I enjoyed rediscovering…
–> J-L Retard
In our inbox today we received this ridiculous missive from youtube.com:
YouTube | Broadcast Yourself
After being flagged by members of the YouTube community and reviewed by YouTube staff, the video below has been removed due to its inappropriate nature.
This is the second video removal notice for your account—if you receive one more, your account will be permanently disabled and all of your previously uploaded videos will be taken down.
Copyright © 2006 YouTube, Inc.
Merd, we say to youtube! Are we naked? No. Are we indecent? Not really.
Watch for yourself.
We report, you decide.
Last week whilst making our way through the midwest, we stopped at Minnesota Public Radio to play some songs live. It was superfantasique.
Also, we played the beautiful Double Door in Chicago, and I just found this picture of Bonnie et Francoise on someone’s Flickr page. Trés lovely.
Les fotos speak for themselves. Merci Cleveland!
To celebrate Memorial Day weekend, Nous Non Plus escaped from NYC and re-enacted the traffic jam scenes from Godard’s Le Week-End. Our first stop was Asbury Park, NJ, home of Bruce Springsteen, aka « Le Chef. » We played the Asbury Lanes, where one can rock out while playing at the sport of kingpins. It is a most excellent venue. Just go. Maintenant.
It all happened around 11:30pm, when Céline Dijon and Bonnie Day decided to fully embrace Jean-Luc Retard’s “Le Château” by donning Dior® sunglasses and lighting up each other’s cigarettes, while nonchalantly shaking their maracas. “Le Château” is an ode to the infamous Château Marmont Hotel in Los Angeles, where hyperstars and hypostars alike congregate to watch each other do absolutely nothing. (They also make a nice bloody mary). So Céline and Bonnie thought they’d do a little dramatic reenactment for the show. However, they were unaware that this small action would eventually lead to utter chaos.
In New York City, public smoking is a crime — but only when you’re not performing. (Or maybe also while you are performing?) It turns out a Woman Fan was also getting into the vibe of “Le Château”, and thus lit up — naturally. Upon seeing her light up, a very big (in all directions) man (a/k/a,The Bouncer) allegedly shoved her with some violence. The Woman Fan then shrieked (we thought in elation, it was a concert after all) and slammed into a Friend Of NNP, who didn’t know what was happening. Upon thinking the Woman Fan was being aggressed unprovoked, the Friend Of NNP urged her Boyfriend and Another Guy (who we shall dub Coco Van Damme) to follow up on the situation, which was — literally — being carried outside by The Bouncer. That is to say, she got a ride out of the club.
Then, all we know is that there was a big fight in the bitter cold. Trying to calm things down resulted in the Boyfriend’s coat being torn to shreds, and Coco’s head bleeding, then the Po-Leece showed up, an Ambulance arrived. Quelle grosse merde! Yes, this whole time, as the true professionals that …Nous Non Plus are, we did not stop playing. For you see, le show must go on…
We knew smoking caused cancer, birth defects and that awful cough we have in the morning…but such violence? Quel horror!