Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Quelle Aventure

Every so often, you hear a song for the first time, and fall in love. Sometimes it works out; sometimes it's only a brief fling; sometimes you wonder what the hell you were thinking. The Saturday after I moved into my apartment I was walking around, checking out my new neighbourhood. It was a beautiful summer day, and I had the Friday night Wefunk show--which had just finished a couple of hours before (it airs from 12-2 am Friday nights from Montreal)--in my ears.

Anyway, a song came on. It had a classic roller skating jam named saturdays groove to it, and a smooth french rapper, talking about something related to "la vie est dur, mais un aventure" (life is hard but it's an adventure). It was love at first sight.

Normally when this happens, I go out and buy the song. Even if I don't know the title, a quick internet search of a heard bit of lyrics will do the trick. But this time nothing.

The wefunk shows are posted in their entirety, including track information, in a much more professional way, usually about 6 weeks after they air on Ckut, which is the feed I listen to. Usually I'd forget about something like this, but for some reason I didn't this time, and when I went to the site today, the show was there. The song is called "Quelle Aventure" and it is by No Se featuring Menelik, about whom I and the entire internet seem to know nothing. Enjoy. Nothing will capture the vibe of walking around on that sunny Saturday, but maybe this will hit you the way it did me.


5 comments:

  1. This song reminds me of Will Smith's Getting Jiggy Wit It.
    http://www.artistdirect.com/video/will-smith-gettin-jiggy-wit-it/27747

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  2. Good call. Hot Hot Summer Day by the Sugar Hill Gang comes to mind, and I also mentioned De La Soul in the post.

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  3. Sounds great. I would buy the cd if I could find it. No luck on Amazon. Here is the listing from Allmusicguide - http://www.allmusic.com/album/release/quelle-aventure-mr0000352392

    Did you track down the record?

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  4. If it's not available, is using youtubetomp3.com fair use? Seems like it should be.

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  5. I did convert it. But I always try to buy when I can. I would also like to hear what the rest of the record sounds like

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