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Sébastien Bournier, singing drummer and drumming singer

Sébastien Bournier, the singing drummer, had a dream. A strong, obsessive dream. He wanted to take group pictures. Stupid group pictures. With a pose. Like any decent 80’s hair-metal band.

Satan Jokers

Years passed and someday, suddenly, he took the plunge, called his good friend J-P Benadjer, gave him a camera, and said: “Come on, JP, take group pictures of me”.

JP took the pics, gave back the camera to Seb, who went to the photographer having the film developed.

J-P Benadjer, fractal photographer

When he came back home, he called JP, panicked: “JP, I think there’s a little problem with the pics”

“Yeah?” said JP.

“I’m alone.”

“So?”

“Well, these are group pics”.

“Ah, true. Never thought of that”

“What should I do?”

“Get a friend, bring him her and I’ll take more pictures.”

“JP, you’re a genius.”

“I know.”

Seb took his old but strong 1982 Citroën LNA and hit the road to Spain, where his old pal Paul J. No was making a living as a more or less official Jon Bon Jovi doppelganger. His hard earned pay check was however dilapidated in satisfying his deeper vice, drinking jamón soup till he dropped, every night, in his favourite Museo del Jamón restaurant.

Seb found Paul sniffing his 45th spoonful of jamón fat and boldly asked him if he wanted to join for group pictures. No said yes.

The two friends hit the road again, PJN having to deal with Seb’s recurrent joke: “Why didn’t you study medicine? You could have become Dr No!” Paul never knew if he had to laugh, sigh or simply keep quiet. He opted to laugh, which happened to be the wrong choice that just made Seb very confident in his storytelling, and remember the road is long. Many, many miles…

Paul J. No, affirmative serial jamónizer

Back to France, JP was asked once again to shoot what became a duet. “Lovely, lovely”, he said after the 457th cliché taken, “you look like a modern version of Modern Talking. Doubly modern.”.

“No”, said Seb.

“You called me?” said No.

“No, No, I meant I don’t want to look like Modern Talking”.

Modern Talking

“Me neither”, said No.

“You need to be three”, JP revealed.

“…or no to be!” laughed No, who revealed the source of his musical guilty pleasure.

“On s’est promis, oh oui, d’être toujours des amis ! ”, gladly added JP.

“I don’t want to be mistaken for the 2B3”, cried Seb.

2 Be 3

“Don’t worry”, said JP, “the risk is, let’s say, quite low.”

“So let’s bring Snowcat on the group.”

“No”, said No.

“I don’t want to take pictures of Snowcat”, mumbled JP.

“And I don’t want Snowcat on the pics!”, added Seb.

“So why you asked?”, wondered No and JP.

“Hey, we need someone here, no?”, defended Seb.

“You called me, Seb?”, asked No.

“No.”

“Yes, you just did it again.”

“Oops”, britneyspeared Seb.

“What if JP became the 3rd member of our group?”, suggested No.

“Yes but who will take the pictures then?”, asked Seb.

“We can call Snowcat…”, innocently offered JP.

“Or simply use the timer of my iPhone X and do the shooting that way”, completed Seb.

A band was born. And then there were 3.

The pictures went viral. In no time, Seb, JP & No had become the new idols of South France, Spain and Catalognia del Jamón. Girls were sleeping in front of the house, money was flowing, life was good.

JP expressed his happiness: “We have a great band, wonderful pictures, faithful fans, free cocktails and a swimming pool. What else do we need?”

“An album, maybe?” replied No. “We haven’t played a single note of music since we formed.”

“Oh, that’s a great idea”, complimented Seb. “I’ll be the drummer. And you both, what you want to be?”

JP admitted that bass would suit him well, and No chose the keyboards.

“We need a guitarist”, reminded Seb.

“I know a band that became a trio and it’s the bassist who played the guitar”, said No.

“Well, he tried”, thought a realistic JP.

(Some bass players should have remained bass players)

Once it had been decided that it’s JP who would play the guitar, our newly formed band locked itself in a studio for four years, called themselves Lunear and offered the world their first album, a long-playing called “Many Miles Away”.

Listen to the album here: http://lunearmusic.com/listen/

Visit the website to get to know the three lads: http://lunearmusic.com/

What is the strange relationship between Lunear, Sousbock, Qurtis and Midrone? Read the review in this blog very soon (once it’s written actually).

 

 

 

 

 

Voitures dans leur jus? Real cars, vintage cars, start!

Posted: May 29, 2012 in Cars
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(ndt: Petite introduction en anglais, mais les articles sont quasiment tous en français)

Start!

You like real cars. Not those boring tablets on wheels. I mean real ones, where you can feel something driving them. Those cars that make you feel alive.
Not necessary super cars, though a 1974 Porsche 911 wouldn’t hurt, some very basic ones like Citroën 2CV, or those wonderful Diesel engines in Peugeot 504, if this makes your inner driver’s cord vibrate, you may want to take a look at my databaste of original articles.
Cars being tested, technical articles, interviews of car industry leaders, maintenance advices, original prices, auto fair reports, catalogs, advertising, even some music, well, it’s all here : http://dansleurjus.com

Ah most of them are in French. Still interested? Bet you are: http://dansleurjus.com

Not interested? Take a look at the list below then……

ALFA ROMEO
Giulietta (-unknown year)
Alfetta 2000 (1977)
Alfa 6 (1980)

AMERICAN MOTORS
A.M.X. (1970)

AUDI
200 Turbo (1980)

AUSTIN
Allegro (1978)
Allegro (1980)

BMW
518i (1986)
520 (1972)
535i (1980)
732i (1980)

CHEVROLET
Camaro (1980)

CITROËN
LNA (1983)
AX 14 TRD (1988)
2CV (1979)
2CV6 Charleston (1981)
C15 Diesel (-unknown year)
Axel 11 R et 12 TRS (1984)
Ami 8 (1970)
GS (1979)
BX 19 TRD (1984)
D Super 5 (1972)
CX 2400 GTi (1978)
CX GTi (1983)
CX 2500 D (1980)
CX 2500 D (1981)
SM Turbo Diesel Regembeau (1983)

DAF
55 Marathon (1971)

DATSUN
Cherry 100 A (1972)
Sunny 140 Y Openback (1978)
280 C Diesel (1980)
280 ZX (1979)

DE TOMASO
Longchamp (1979)

FIAT
Ritmo CL Diesel (1980)
Ritmo Diesel (1983)
Ritmo II Diesel (1983)
Ritmo CL Diesel (1986)
128 Berlinette (1979)
124 Spider (1970)
131 Diesel (1979)
131 Twin Cam (1978)
Croma Turbo-D id (1988)

FORD
Fiesta 1.1 Ghia (1983)
Taunus V6 (1980)
Sierra 2.3 D GL (1983)
Sierra 2.3 D (1988)
Granada 2.1 D (1978)
Granada Mako (1979)
Capri 2.8i (1981)

HONDA
Accord (1979)

HYUNDAI
Pony (1979)

LADA
1200 / 1300 (1980)

LANCIA
Trevi 2000 IE (1982)

MAZDA
323 SP (1979)
1300 (1970)
929 (1978)
RX-2 (1971)
RX-7 DX (1980)
RX-7 DX (1981)
RX-7 (1983)

MERCEDES-BENZ
W115 220D (1970)
W123 200D / 220D (1979)
W123 240D (1983)
W123 300D (1979)
L 206D (1972)

MINI
Mini 1000 (1984)

MITSUBISHI
Colt Turbo (1982)
Lancer Diesel (1984)
Lancer Diesel (1988)
Galant 2.3 turbo D (-unknown year)

MORRIS
Ital 13 HLS (1981)

MOSKVITCH
Moskvitch 400 (1952)

OLDSMOBILE
Delta 88 Diesel (1978)

OPEL
Manta 1.6 S (1971)
Manta GT/E (1980)

PEUGEOT
104 (1980)
204 Diesel (1974)
204 Diesel (-unknown year)
205 GRD (1984)
205 Diesel (1988)
304 (1970)
304 S (1973)
304 Diesel (1977)
305 SR et GR (1978)
305 SRD Break (série 1) (1980)
305 SRD (série 2) (1982)
504 L (1973)
504 Carbu et injection (1970)
504 (modèles divers carbu – injection – Diesel) (1977)
504 GL et Ti (1979)
504 Ti (1977)
504 Break Automatique (1972)
504 Diesel (1971)
505 GR (1979)
505 Diesel (1983)
505 SRD turbo (1981)
505 GTD turbo (1987)
604 D turbo (1980)
604 SRD Turbo (1984)
604 turbo D (1985)

PORSCHE
924 turbo (1979)

PRINCESS
2000 HL (1978)

RENAULT
4 (1978)
5 (modèles divers L, TL, GTL, TS) (1979)
5 TL (1979)
11 GTX (1983)
14 TL (1977)
16 TS Automatic (1972)
16 TX (1973)
18 GTD (1980)
18 GTD (1983)
18 turbo D (1984)
Fuego Turbo (1984)
Fuego Turbo (1983)
Fuego GTX (1982)
20 GTD (1980)
Alpine A 310 (1972)

ROLLS-ROYCE
Silver Shadow II (1977)

SUBARU
1600 4WD (1978)

SUNBEAM
1250 TC (1972)

TALBOT
Samba (1982)
Tagora 2.3 DT (1981)
Tagora 2.3 DT (1982)

TOYOTA
Ôsaka (1970)
Camry (1983)

TRIUMPH
TR7 (1978)

VOLGA
M24 Diesel (1980)

VOLKSWAGEN
Polo (1979)
Derby (1980)
Golf Diesel (1500) (1980)
Golf GL Diesel (1981)
Golf Cabriolet (1979)
Scirocco (-unknown year)
411 LE (1970)
Passat Variant GL5S (1982)
Santana GL5S (1982)

VOLVO
144 GL (1970)
164 (1970)
240 (-unknown year)
760 GLE Turbo-D (109 ch) (1983)
760 GLE Turbo-D (122 ch) (1988)

WARTBURG
353 Président (1982)

ZASTAVA
Yugo 45 AC (1983)
1300S (1979)

2 ROUES DANS LEUR JUS
BMW R75/5 (1970)
Laverda 750 GT (1971)
Dossier moto (1978)
Catalogue Motobecane (1981)
Moto Diesel (1981)

INTERVIEWS
François Daeshner (Peugeot-Belgique) et Roger Jumaucourt (Renault-Belgique) (1970)
Dr JZahn (Mercedes-Benz) (1969)
Lord Stokes (British Leyland) (1970)
Lord Stokes (British Leyland) (1971)
Takao Itabashi (Nissan) (1987)
Alain Leempoel (1987)

TECHNOLOGIE
Le Wankel continue son chemin (1971)
Démarrage des Diesel à basse température (1952)
Moteur Man ‘M’ Revue (1956)
La servo-direction Jourdain Monneret (1956)
Le téflon (1956)
Le moteur Perkins 4/99 (1958)
L’évolution du Diesel (1959)
Indenor Peugeot 403, (1960)
Synchros Porsche vs normaux (1963)
Chevaux DIN vs SAE vs CUNA (1963)
Compresseur momentané (1963)
Compresseur volumétrique Fiat (1980)
La boîte automatique Renault (1964)
Test d’économiseurs d’essence (1977)
5 économiseurs au banc d’essai (1977)
Les transports de l’an 2000 (1980)
Mobil Fiat Economy Run (1980)
Compucruise (1980)
Des économiseurs d’essence (1981)
Dictionnaire technique auto (1982)
La boîte automatique Renault 9 (1982)
Convertisseurs de couple et boîte de vitesses automatiques (1984)
Air conditionné (1984)

ENTRETIEN / REPARATIONS
Un hiver automobile sans problèmes (1969)
Test de 8 batteries pour voitures (1973)
Huile et moteur, une complicité certaine (1983)
Liquide de freins (1985)
Amortisseurs (1985)
Peugeot 505 Diesel : manuel d’utilisateur / particularités (1984)

INDUSTRIE / ECONOMIE
L’industrie automobile japonaise (1969)

ESSENCES
Prix carburants à travers le Monde (-unknown year)
Test de (19 marques d’essence (1973)

SALONS
Le pouls du marché 1979 (1979)
Nouveauté Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (1971)
Bilan impressionnant de l’année automobile (1970)
Voiture de l’année 1971 (1970)
Salon 1971 (1970)
Salon de Tôkyô (1970)
Prix des voitures neuves (1971)
Catalogue technique du Salon (1971)
Nouveautés Opel Kadett (1977)
Synthèse de 32 tests (1977)
Pannes et coûts d’utilisation des voitures (1978)
Salon de Genève (1978)
Prix des voitures neuves (1978)
Nouveautés Hyundai Pony (1978)
Gamme Talbot 79-80 (1979)
Nouveautés BMW (1979)
Prix des voitures neuves (1980)
Nouveautés VW (1980)
Salon 1980, bilan de 3 années d’essais détaillés (1980)
Salon 1980, bilan de 3 années de référendums (1980)
Nouveautés Alfasud (1981)
Nouveautés Mitsubishi Lancer Turbo (1981)
Voitures vertes (1983)
Salon 1984 bilan de 2 années de d’essais détaillés (1984)

PROTOTYPES
Projets BMW (1978)
Citroën Eco 2000 (1985)
Peugeot 205 (aka 105) (1981)
Ghia Pockar (1980)
Peugeot Vera (1981)

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