Thursday, October 30, 2008
He did start out his concert in Paris by saying "Je veux vous donner mon meilleur" (zhuh vuh voodoh nay mohn meel yure) -I want to give you my best.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
believe it or not...Pizza
Diary of a Chambermaid (Le Journal d'une Femme de Chambre) is a 1964 french film made by Spanish-born filmmaker Luis Buñuel mais lacks the surrealist imagery of his autre films. It stars Jeanne Moreau as a chambermaid qui discovers her ability to influence the lives of her masters.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
This is probably the only french singer I knew growing up. Now this is in the olden days when there was not digital television or the internet, so the only international artists we ever saw was on American programs (Ed Sullivan, Hollywood Palace, Johnny Carsen, etc.)
Mourir d'aimer Charles Aznavour
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Daniel Auteuil (born 24 January 1950) is a
He was born in Algiers, Algeria, to French parents who were both opera singers. His starring role in Jean de Florette brought him international recognition, and he is now one of the best known and most popular actors in France.
Here in America there is a trivia jeu based on the theory that Kevin Bacon is the center of the Hollywood universe (any actor can be linked to him through six films, It's called the kevin Bacon jeu).
Well I'm convinced the Daniel Auteuil is the French equivelent, parce que it seems he's been in so many modern films en France.
six films (seece feelm) 6 films
jeu (zhoo) -game
parce que (parce kuh) -because
en France (ahn frahnce) -in France
Friday, October 24, 2008
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Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Last semaine we did Father & son singers Jacques Dutronc & Thomas Dutronc. It's time to give femme et
"Mon Amie La Rose" Francoise Hardy
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
François Villon (c. 1431 – after 5 January 1463) was a French poet, thief, and vagabond. He is perhaps best known for his Testamentsand his Ballade des Pendus, written while in prison. The question "Mais où sont les neiges d'antan?", taken from the Ballade des dames du temps jadis and translated by Dante Gabriel Rossetti as "Where are the snows of yesteryear?", is one of the most famous lines of translated secular poetry in the English-speaking world.
In 1460, at the age of thirty, Villon composed the works which he named Le grand testament (1461-1462). This "testament" has generally been judged Villon's greatest work, and there is evidence in the work itself that Villon felt the same.
The verses of the Grand testament are marked by the immediate prospect of death by hanging and frequently describe other forms of misery and death. It mixes reflections on the passing of time, bitter derision, invective, and religious fervor. This mixed tone of tragic sincerity stands in contrast to the other poets of the time.
In 1462, he was living in the cloisters of Saint-Benoît and in November, he was imprisoned for theft in the fortress that stood at today's Place du Châtelet in Paris. In default of evidence, the old charges of previous thefts were revived, and even a royal pardon did not bar the demand for restitution. Bail was accepted,however, Villon fell promptly into a street quarrel. He was arrested, tortured and condemned to be hanged but the sentence was commuted to banishment by the parlement on January 5,1463. The actual outcome is unknown. But from this time François Villon disappears from history.
Monday, October 20, 2008
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Monday, October 13, 2008
I stumbled across this singer & video today under a site that considered this one of the sexiest french videos around. It is also very artisitically done & should appeal to the surrealist fans out there too.
Émilie Simon, the daughter of a sound engineer, grew up in Montpellier, France. She studied lyric singing at a Conservatoire for seven years before studying ancient music at the Sorbonne and later electronic music. She tried her hand at jazz and rock until finally turning herself towards electronic music. She concluded her advanced studies, obtaining her DEA in contemporary music.
Simon writes, composes, and sings in all of her albums. She is also familiar with recording equipment, often adding her personal touch into arrangements and production. She programs and edits the sound effects in most of her songs. Emilie Simon continues to expand her fame throughout the nation.
Emilie Simon - Fleur de Saison