Saturday, February 17, 2007

TamTam Books’ Presentation of “FOAM OF THE DAZE’ at Book Soup and of course, the Song List

Vian's L'ecume des jours manuscript

Besides my little talk on Boris Vian's classic novel "Foam of the Daze" (L'ecume des jours) at Book Soup on February 28 I will also be handing out free cds to those who attend the event. The music on this CD is a collection of Boris Vian music or recordings that he was involved with. Much of it is very rare. Here is the song list:

1) La Java Des Bombes Atomiques Andre Popp
2) Sermonette Serge Reggiani
3) Je bois Boris Vian
4) Je Bois Serge Reggiani
5) Je Reve Jacques Higelin
6) Nan's Lied Arlette Téphany
7) Dada Strain Boris Vian
8) C'est Le Be-Bop Henri Salvador
9) Ses Baisers Me Grisaient Nana Mouskouri
10) Musique Mécanique Juliette Gréco
11) Cinématographe Moloudji
12)La Valse Jaune Moloudji
13) La Valse Jeune Philippe Clay
14) Ton Parfum Magalie Noël
15) Tin Roof Blues Boris Vian
16) Théme d'amour Alain Goraguer
17) Le Temps Passe Christine Legrand
18)Speak Low Henri Salvador
19) Théme de Liz Alain Goraguer
20) Quand J'aurais Du Vent Dans Mon Crâne Serge Reggiani

Here are some images of the singers:

Serge Reggiani

Philippe Clay

Henri Salador

Juliette Greco


Friday, February 9, 2007

Publisher Tosh Berman at Book Soup to Present "FOAM OF THE DAZE"

I, Tosh Berman, will present Boris Vian's "Foam of the Daze at Book Soup's brand new book club on February 28th at 7pm. The address is 8818 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles (or West Hollywood). Phone number is 310-659-3110

What I plan to do is give a talk on the novel, show some visuals (Vian interview in English!) as well as handing out free CD's featuring the music of Vian and his various friends. Totally unique, and totally for you! Then we will turn it over to the attendees to discuss the book and its worth to the 21st Century. Also anyone who purchases this book before Febraury 28, will get 10% off. Me, free cd, and a wonderful novel with 10% off. What can be better?

The two images down below are from the film "L'ecume des jours (Foam of the Daze) made in 1968.

And of course the famous and wonderful 'pianococktail.'