Sat 6 Jan, 2007 08:14 pm
Anyone here like French music? Here's a Brigitte Bardot song - Un Jour Comme un Autre... not the best sound quality but - do you like the tune?
Sure, I liked it. It reminds me of some of the cuts on some of the italian cds I have.
It's one of the tunes from the Putumayo cd, French Cafe - I love it. Who do you like, Italian-wise? All I can remember from the past is Luigi Tenco...
I've been off looking at you tube for italian pop singers and even the ones I love sound terrible with the live videos. But, there's a good thread on this, back in a minute.
In the meantime, here's a sweetie -
Francesco de Gregori, Santa Lucia
More knowledgeable folks than I discuss italian singers and lyrics HERE
but it's not the thread I'm remembering with the helpful lists, so I'll keep looking
Still can't find it, maybe I'm imagining another thread. I thought it was Raphillon, but it could have been Frances or Fbaezer who gave some of us a list of their favorite singer songwriters and some of their quite remarkable history.
Anyway, quoting at large from the last link, here's Fb and Raphillon talking,
Raphillion, saluti dal Messico.
Yes, you explained the sense of "ormai" much better than me.
I tried to introduce the idea when writing "now and forever", but you wrote the key word: "destiny".
It's such a profound word. I love it.
Now Dante is just and "Italian guy" .
Lucio Dalla is one of my absolute favorite artists. I love his rendering of "Caruso" ("è 'na catena ormai, che scioglie il sangue dint''e vvene, sai": that verse has 3 magic words 3). But not only: from the early 70s to the early 90s he seemed to be a masterpiece producing machine.
De Gregori I also appreciate a lot. Specially his first albums (before the kidnapping).
Battisti & Venditti are allright, but I gotta be true to my (foster) Emilian roots, prefering Francesco Guccini (a big influence for Vasco Rossi, BTW). I guess you have heard "Via Paolo Fabbri 43".
Yes, of course! Guccini is really a poet and a great singer. Let's say if I remember....
Osso here -
So, I eventually bought (besides my Lucio Dalla and Zuccero cds that I already had,
Francesco Guccini "Fra la via Emilia e il West" (a 2 cd thing)
Fabrizio deAndre's "Mi innamoravano di tutto"
Francesco de Gregori's "Rimmel"
Ligabue's "Giro d'Italia" (I think also 2 cd, the other one still packed.. probably in my other cd player)
Vasco Rossi's "Buoni o Cattivi"
Sergio Endrigo's "L'Arca de Noe"
I ended up listening to the first four repeatedly, as there are favorites of mine on them all, if not all the cuts, and only listening to Rossi and Endrigo once.
Why I got which cd of those recommended four, the four I turned out to like, had to do with cost and availability at the time.
I don't think I knew then that you can listed to these on the internet before you buy....
osso, I liked him! I love his voice and I really like the music. Thanks!
Heh, if you look at that thread, you'll find out it wasn't de Gregori who was kidnapped. Damn, I'm still going to search some more, can't find the right key words.... yet.
Here's an African Woman I really like...
and here's another one - just click on the link where it says :Watch the Highlights... under the lefthand side... I love her
Video highlights from the festival
Angélique Kidjo, Chris Botti, Dave Brubeck and more
Watch the highlights | See the list
Aha, I put my own name in the hopper with "cds" and got it.
Or think this is it. Hmmm.
Anyway, some comments start HERE
Io parlo italiano con molto difficolta'. I studied it at some length in the late eighties, very early nineties (7, count 'em, 7, quarters), and forget all my verb endings, and much more. I have bad ears. OK, I happen to be a tad hard of hearing but that isn't what I mean... I'm not around italian at all, so I haven't made the jump to just understand; in italian, am always the busy bee translating... which I know better than, of course. And I can never catch up, what with figuring out what I'm hearing and trying to work up a further thought to sputter out.
I can read whole paragraphs, sometimes, in newspapers, and I really ought to start doing that, con dizionario a mano. I could write - back around 1990 - complex essays but it would take me hours.
To answer, on Santa Lucia, I didn't listen to understand the words. But... I don't do that with lyrics in English much either.
Oops, it actually started with Pantalones' question - HERE
I studied Italian, too, as well as Spanish, Greek and French. If I were in the country or immersed in the language, I'd be fluent in some months but seeing as that's not possible, I continually get Italian and Spanish mixed up... the languages are so similar sometimes. Both are really easy languages to learn, non o vero?
I'm convinced you'd get right back on the language horse in no time if you were to spend 6 months somewhere over there
My husband is dying to see an opera in Verona. He is thinking of taking us for a long weekend
Wouldn't that be fun - to live like the rich, and just zip over for 3 or 4 days without a thought?
Link on deAndre, schniff.
Verona... piazza Bra'; it's on my list of wannados. Is there an opera house there?
I know spanish to the extent that a batch of my pals are latinas, one is a spanish teacher, for example, another a newscaster who reports on various happenings in mexico.... and I've learned phrases by osmosis - but the only time I really got into it was when I went to mexico not with these friends - which I did several times on other occasions - but with anglos who were even worse than I at it... and therefore was forced to be the one communicating for us. Little as I know in spanish, I still mix up spanish, italian, and latin. German, which I took only a semester of, remains distinct...
Oh, and I'm presently "financially embarrassed" and wildly envious of Margo, who's going to italy in April...
I think your husband's idea is fabulous... if you lived on the east coast. But maybe you don't mind jet lag... although the last time I went, flying down from north CA to SF first, I didn't have really tough jet lag until about day 4. So.... you could flake out when you got home.
I love French music.
Here is one that was probably prohibited in the United States
Before I look at the link, I make a wild guess it was j'taime, however you spell that.