Do you wake up with music ?
Sometimes I like a quiet morning, with silence but most of the time I love to have music to fuel my life and give me energy.
Living in Barcelona is a great chance for music lovers, there is so many options, live concert in the street, open mic all the time, all those neighborhood fiesta, big festivals, large concert hall … you can listen to live music all year long whatever the music you like.
Even if you are broke like me, there is always options, with free concert and other subsidized by the city.
Ok, sometimes venue are not so great, sounds is not so pleasant and artists are not even payed to perform there music…

Can you imagine that, musicians, singers, sometimes with their own songs are payed with one to 3 drinks, but nothing to pay the hard work, the bills and the rent.
Still they will share their art because most of them love music so much they don’t even mind not earning a cent.

Fortunately, some music lovers decided to changes things, after all people can pay 15€ to go see theatre or comedy, 150€ or more to listen to well known singer or groups, 50€ for cooking classes … So maybe there’s a way to help talented artists and give us the opportunity to have a great experience for a few bucks.
That’s when come Front Page News Barcelona who organize great concert and the wherever sessions.
Where can you go to have live music but with a really small crowd

It’s almost like having a private concert at home.
I’ve been to the first session a few weeks ago, it was in a studio recording in Poble Nou, the kind of place I wouldn’t been able to go to usually.

It was so nice to be so close to the artist, small exclusive crowd with a maximum of 40 people, really intimate … like I said, you feel almost as weel as if you were at home, but with another view and more space than most of b Barcelona flats.
I was touch when talking with the first artist Edu Quindos, to see how sincere he is with his approach of music, how moved he was to have shared his songs with us, that’s not the kind of experience you can have in the others shows.

When the second artist Joel Feeney started, I was sitting next to a good friend of him, and god she loves his music, she radiated with such positive vibe, it was infectious 😀
And surprised, original lyrics that makes me laugh, suddenly there was a woman playing violon with him…
Was really a great night and a good way to help artist for 8€ (online) and a drink.

So of course, I will go to next session, it is this saturday 16 at 20h in the heart of Barcelona : WhereverSessions – Recorded Intimate Live Concerts – Barcelona

You will be able to meet Henry Semler

And also the lovely and talented Judith Selena

I never heard any of these artist, but hey, it’s a great way to discover them 😀

See you saturday 😉
Tickets here : WhereverSessions – Recorded Intimate Live Concerts – Barcelona

More events on Front page news Bcn here

“You are what you eat”, the first time I heard this I think it was in the serie Who’s the Boss?, and like Angela Bower I wanted to be a chocolate cake.

So when Filippo Ioco asked me if I would agree to model for him and to be turned into a muffin for his personal project Fun with foods, I had to accept the challenge.

Filippo is an international well known artist, is also in my circle of friend, so I knew I was going to be in good hands for my first time being a naked model and being body paint.

For this first time, Filippo turned me into a cannabis muffin, but if you ask me, I will tell you I was a matcha muffin lol
No problem with cannabis, but I don’t know how it taste and I love matcha in pastries.

After painting me and taking a few picture, the image is passing into photoshop to be more transformed, and this is the final result.

It was really strange for me to see that picture, I’m note used of seing me naked, painted and in that position.
Hopefully, it will be Instagram and facebook approved as you don’t see any intimate part, just the curve of my ass.

I had to admit, at first, it was hard for me to share this image.
For one part, I was really proud to have done it.
For another part, I was naked, showing my body as a muffin, not the pauses I’m used too, I felt vulnerable.
I supposed most of the people are feeling like that at first, after all, behind the muffin, I’m only human.

Can you find me in the picture ?

To see more of Filippo Ioco art : Ioco body art

To be followed, with another body painting coming during this winter …

I always enjoyed theatre, even more with a nice glass of wine and a friend.
So saturday night we went to Tinta Roja to see the one woman show of Péronelle with Marianne B. Boileau.
Haven’t been to a French one in years, because I was disappointed by the French theatre I saw in Barcelona.
But Peronnelle was looking like an interesting funny act, maybe a chance to like French theatre again…

The story : “Péronnelle is the naive girl with a well hung tongue.
Language. Talk. Sing. Sing? Learn?
How does it work?
How to tame his art when the head says right but the body responds left, that fear gnaws the entrails as soon as the sound comes out, that shame floods with the slightest intimate gesture.

I have to say, she’s got a great voice, in fact she’s singing maybe half of the time.
She managed to make me laugh, so that’s good.
On the not so good side, I didn’t really managed to connect with the character, I didn’t really managed to feel her pain, doubt or joy.
I could see she was having fun on stage, but it didn’t touch me.
I felt like she stayed on the surface of the feelings of the character, hiding being the music and the exercises but not sharing what was really touching her.

People looked like they had a nice time, but I heard a few people talk about how they would have love for her to go further in some explanation, like the body map of how voice and breath is working.
Still was the best French piece I saw in Barcelona in almost 14 years.

Barcelona is a big city full of creative minds.
In fact, here it’s a little bit like a bottle of cava, bubbly, fun, joyful and plenty of new ideas every day.

So what will you find here ?
Creative people in art, fashion, decoration, shops … all made in Barcelona because it’s important to support Local creativity and also, why not buy local when you can.
It’s easy to like when it’s made with love.

I personally hand picked everyone in this list, no partenariat, just things I like and wanted to share with you guys.

Are you ready for a full dose of good vibes ? Here it comes 🙂

Hey nice people, I’m going back on stage for my second time doing story telling in english. It will be at Pub Limerick, this thursday 23 may at 21:30

The first time, I was so scared that I forget to record myself, but yes I’m still going to do it again, and yes I’m still scared.
So why ?
Well, first of all because the people who listen to me looked like they had a good time, the feedback at the break was really positif, it made me feel like I might have help people, and that’s the ultime goal for me !

So here I go again, with a all new story.
I will need your support so join, also the place is really nice and they have really good beers, included belgium beers.

The event : Poetry & Storytelling Barcelona Open mic
Where : Nuevo Pub Limerick – Carrer del Bruc, 55, 08009 Barcelona