As a kid, there was not a single without listening to Manitas de Plata. When we were leaving the “Mas de Fourques” to go visit les Guillermes in Gaillargues, by the car window I would look at the trees, then the rice filds, then the meadows with the horses and the bulls, in my head Manitas guitar was playing as a magical soudtrack. Arriving at the Manade (french word for ranch) we would meet the ones from Arles or from Nîmes, the party could start, there was always some bullfights, a barbecue and guitars at the table, and evrybody would dance, stry to sing a little. As kids we were fascinated, the gypsies from Arles would always come along, The Reyes family and sometimes they would bring along Manitas de Plata ! All the women were in love with him, he would play and everyone would try to dance for him. I remenber my mother was not impressed by the fact that he had played for Brigitte Bardot, she was on ly an actress after all, nor that he played for Dali, who was her friend of her, no, she was impressed by the way he was, the way he played and how everyone was ander his spell. It was for us, the kids, such magical moments, no one was looking after us, we could be with the adults and laugh and dance and be free. But there was a magical thing, wthis music would make us happy and we all wanted to play like Manitas to seduce the girls and be a heroe. SO today when I hear gypsy guitar (we’re not talking about flamenco) I fell like a kid again, and I remenber those days when we dressed up as g gardians (local cowboys) and tried to be clever to have the girls looking at us. This is what I remeber tonight, Manitas, and I would like to thank you for all that, because the first music I ever listened to, was yours.
Here’s a film that is going to lift everyone’s spirits! Of course the old coots will swoon because it’s not only about fly fishing, but it also includes skateboard! But what a fishing and what a skatebording! Those guys they go up the Sierra, hike for hours to that remote lake, a bunch of friends, the kind of bunch we like, carefree and yet determined! They hike up to that remote lake and its trout, but not ony, They also find a skatepark, THE skatepark ? I’ll let you watch and discover. This film is cool as the air you breath in the mountains, the water you drink from the stream, and with Old Crow Medecine Show, Wagon Wheel as a soundtrack, it’s going to lift you up!
A film that goes by at the rythm of the river with Gov’t Mule ‘s Sunshine as a soundtrack. A film that smells pick up trucks, coffee and countryside. That’s what we have found to help you get to November, a simple film with no exciting editing, just pure long shots, time that goes by at a natural pace, like us. It is what we like, things that take sometimes.
When the sun is really hot, when you slide slowly on the surface of the water at the pace of the pole, when you see the image of your boat dancing slowly on the water like in a miror, when your are focusing to try to spot the nervous waters, or th elittle black fins that would tell you “they are there” ! Up ther, in your head it’s a party, the sounds are playing an amazing soundtrack, the noise of the boat sliding on the water, the birds, the pole , your heartbeat… all of them breaking the silence of the flats. And all of that leads to the long talks at the bar, drinking rhum with anyone who’e ready to listen to your story, the story of the big one you just missed… Well, for that part of the trip we have, thanks to Sofrito, the best soundtrack, and even if you’re not in the tropics, play it loud, tropics will come to you! You can listen to this killer reggae mixtape HERE and if you want to download it, you will love to use THAT!
1.Correction Trian by Creary Johnson
3.Give Rasta Glory by Cedric Im Brooks
4.Double Trouble by Jackie Mittoo
6.What More Can I Say by Clive & Doreen
8.Strange Things by John Holt
Roger Riddle is one of the DJ’s we’re keeping an eye on. Today you’re going to be able to download (if you use THIS) a nugget from the mine of hip hop groove: MERCY (Abstract) ! You’re going to drive more than usual, you’re going to be awake longere, you’re going to thank us for that amazing mixtape ! Have a good week end!
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What did you do, this year? Our Quebecois friends from Hooké have been fishing, a lot!
2014 got us to places we never thought we’d see in our lives. From the southern tip of the Americas, in Patagonia, to the northern tip of Québec and Labrador, we spent the last year fishing for salmon, trout, pike, char… and it was awesome. See for yourself, and thanks again for following us!
We love James Blake
No, it’s not the Tarpon who’s dancing, it’s you, it’s the fisherman, everything dances with that film! It’s one of a kind with our friend Juan from Punta Allen Fly Fishing Club and a soundtrack and images probably never seen before with a fly fishing film with the BIG poons from Holbox, Yucatan. Enjoy, and play it loud.
Music: Simon Baker- Grey Area (Steve Bug Remix)
Our amigos de Paris DJ once again released a real nugget! Honey to our ears that it is, something you can play over and over and never be bored! Here’s the 3rd mixtape from Some Of The Best Things In Life Are Free, we’ll never thank them enough for that!