The past two days have been nutty to say the least! We had two jam-packed days of shooting at the Francofolies to finish off our week there.
We started the day off yesterday with a rad performance and interview with the up and coming Queen of Hip Hop in Quebec Sarahmée. She just released a new EP Sans Détour in March and will be touring across the province this summer. I love her flow and her lyrics. She did a special classic meets hip hop version of one of her tracks to start off the day.
Our second interviewee didn’t show up, something that rarely happens honestly. In the past year or so, we’ve been pretty lucky with artists showing up and on time, for our interviews and performances. It’s not given to every artist to be super organized and reliable. Having worked in music PR, I know it can sometimes be a challenge to make sure your artist will show up even if you remind them 100x…
We continued the day with a Taxi BRBR (one of our new series for season 2!) with Marie-Pierre Arthur, who’s always such a sweetheart and wrapped the day at Chantal Archambault‘s DREAMY home in Villeray. Together we cooked some coconut milk & curry scallops. Yup, you read right! I made scallops yesterday! To be honest, I had never tried scallops in me entire life and never really planned on doing so, the texture always revolted me… but for the purpose of the show, I gave it a shot. The taste wasn’t nearly as bad as I thought but the texture freaked me out. I definitely still need some convincing to start eating fish or seafood… What a delight it was though to spend time with her in her beautiful home. Watch out, two gingers in the kitchen! 😉
Today started off in an interesting way… A giant Montreal pigeon took the biggest explosive bucket of shit all over me as we were just about to starting prepping for our Taxi BRBR with Dumas. Luckily, none of it was caught on tape (well luckily for me ;)). I had some all over my face, my hair, my clothes, it was the most disgusting thing that’s ever happened to me I think… The smell!!! After a VERY quick stop back at the hotel to change and shower (I couldn’t fathom spending the day doing interviews while still smelling like shit, literally!), we taped an awesome episode of Taxi BRBR with the always generous and super friendly Dumas. He’s probably one of the most down to earth, simple and friendly artists I’ve ever met!
The day continued with a performance and interview with one of my old Montreal pals Jason Bajada who played a track from his first French record that will be released in the fall. You need to hear his track “Armée de montgolfières”: here. So good!
We wrapped the day with ex-Goules singer Keith Kouna, who played us a track “guerrilla” style in a graffiti filled alley.
A big thank you to all the artists that played for us and chatted with me during the Francofolies. Thanks to the festival organizers and all the publicists/managers who made all of this possible. What a great second year at the Francofolies! 🙂 Stay tuned for all of the interviews, performances, recipes and taxi rides, that will be broadcasted in the next couple of weeks. Links to come 🙂
Finishing off the day today with a movie! Finally, a bit of down time. Stoked to go see Man Of Steel tonight. Was such a hardcore Lois & Clark fan as a kid!
Today’s original daily outfit was unfortunately too dirty to photograph, so here’s my second outfit of the day, sans le pigeon poop 😉
Uranium Come As You Are tank (similar ones here)
H&M tie-dye black and white maxi skirt
H&M chambray buttoned-up shirt (similar one here)
Verameat Peace Hand necklace (get it here)
Lionette Gilmore bracelet (to order please go here)
Bing Bang Wanderlust cuff (get it here)
Biko black chainmaille bracelet (get it here)
Zara fabric wedge ankle boots (get them here)