Wednesday, 1 May 2013
Editorial: May 2013
Today, the first of May, is traditionally a holiday in France, but I'll post here today as there's no holiday for the Vive le roq French music blog.
It was a great month in April for French music with some huge releases, such as the Phoenix album and the Daft Punk single generating a huge amount of excitement about French music.
This month also saw a lengthy post on the Culturethèque website of the Institut Français about the legend of French music that was Serge Gainsbourg. You can read the article, with a huge selection of videos of Serge and others, on the Culturethèque website
There will certainly be more of that kind of article in the future.
Over and above that, it's again been another great month on the blog, with a good number of articles and a good amount of visitors making it one of the busiest months of the year so far.
May sees festival season get under way in France and elsewehere, with many acts putting out new releases ahead of their summer performances, so we should see plenty of new releases this month.
Thanks again to the record companies and others who have been in touch over the last few weeks, particularly the good people at Culturethèque and at French Music UK for their help and encouragement.
As always, I can be contacted by email at the address johnkilbride AT hotmail DOT com, with the spaces and the appropriate @ and . in the address, or on twitter where you can find us @viveleroq
Merci et à bientôt