When I planned to go in April 2020, the pandemic kept me from going.
So it felt really good to finally be able to return again to one of my favourite cities, to have a great time and met some dear friends.
I stayed at - my good friend - Dominique Perrier's house from Saturday November 26th until Wednesday 30th.
During the days I took the train from his place to Montparnasse train station.
|Together with Marie-Laure.|
For the following days I had a small list of adresses (mainly music and retro game stores) which I wanted to visit these days. But in the end I only visited a couple of them, because I spent a lot of time to 'just' wandering around and absorb the atmosphere. In the end I only bought myself one CD and 4 special LP's for a friend.
Some times I also watched some parts of the World Championship soccer matches on big screen.
The time I was together with Dominique, we had
good conversations, watched film, and I had the privilege to hear new Space Art music. Actually it's the music for a new Space Art album, which Dominique again wants to have released on my Deserted Island Music label.
Again, Tommy Rizzitelli (who unfortunately didn't have time to meet up these days) took place behind the drums for the new album, and Michel Geiss is going to take care of the mastering. Tuesday evening I finally got to meet with Michel in person, who came along Dominique's home. Besides discussing various (musical) topics, Michel exposed as a real storyteller. Loved it! We had a very joyful evening.
at IRCAM entrance.
And last, but not least, Dominique gave me a couple of discs from his collaboration with Michel Valy from 2010, "Temps Réel". As well as he autographed some copies of his latest Space Art CD "Entrevues". Both are available from the Deserted Island Music webshop. Don't wait too long, as these titles (and in particular "Temps Réel") might not be added again as soon as they are sold out.