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French Music... opinions on this one, please

 
 
ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 7 Jan, 2007 12:39 am
Ha!


Reminds me..


A girlfriend and I took a vacation to P. Vallarta. That was some vacation....
late sixties/possibly early seventies. I should probably write that trip up, lord love a duck.


Skipping over quite a lot, we ended up staying a what was at the time an exclusive fine hotel. She and the tennis pro fell fairly quickly into love tharn. During the hours they weren't dealing with their romance and how it wouldn't work out, we three hung out together for several days...
and a boyfriend and I eventually met him again in Mexico DF. <Laughing, he's fairly eminent now...> The thing was though, that TPro, goaded on by us, put J'taime onto the speakers throughout the hotel. Who knew then what would be a lifetime memory.


Note, I'm almost positive I heard that in LA too.
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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Sun 7 Jan, 2007 12:48 am
Hahaha, that must have been quite a spectacle hearing the song
over the loudspeaker throughout the entire hotel. Laughing
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 7 Jan, 2007 12:51 am
Smiles...

I seem to remember it as breathier than in the YouTube video..

or, maybe my ears have changed.
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Mame
 
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Reply Sun 7 Jan, 2007 01:13 am
yeah, osso - and aida is playing there this year!!!! Oh, if only we could go... check on this link:

http://shop.cosi.it/tol4arena/cosi.asp

and it's je t'aime, I think - I like you (or I you like!) -

I took German from a short, squat nasty German lady - her name was Frau Laue and she was MEAN. I survived the course but only through fear. There was an 80% drop out rate... hey, Frau... get another job, maybe? A German friend of mine says she loves hearing Canadians speak German because it's so soft... I always feel like i'm butchering any foreign language...

CJ, I'm going to check out that link now... why is it or was it banned in the States?
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Mame
 
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Reply Sun 7 Jan, 2007 01:16 am
CalamityJane wrote:
I love French music.

Here is one that was probably prohibited in the United States

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nHNrk9pj-o&mode=related&search=


CJ - that's really interesting - those two artists are on my Putumayo French Cafe cd Laughing Laughing

And it is breathy Smile
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 7 Jan, 2007 01:19 am
I doubt it was banned, I know I heard it here... but perhaps not very often.

Back to check your link, mame. (I'm a fool re french language, but interested in France.)
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 7 Jan, 2007 01:21 am
Then it's my ears that have changed. Oh, well.
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Mame
 
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Reply Sun 7 Jan, 2007 01:23 am
By the way, Luigi Tenco (mentioned earlier) committed suicide in 1967 but he was like the Dean Martin of Italy...
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 7 Jan, 2007 01:26 am
Still haven't checked the Aida link..

wanted to add that my German II class was in the grad business ad building, and I could never make it to class on time, re distance from the zoology building, so I dropped it. I pretty much enjoyed it, except that a friend in that class, one of my first friends outside of my odd little Catholic world up to that time, died during semester break... ack, tossed from a horse but with her foot still in the stirrup. Not to hold that against the class, but it is forever an association.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 7 Jan, 2007 01:27 am
I saw his name mentioned again on one of those ital threads..

Okay, okay, I'm looking up aida at the arena.
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Mame
 
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Reply Sun 7 Jan, 2007 01:29 am
Oh! That's terrible and I can certainly see how the connection remains. It's sad, on an earthly, physical level... Spiritually it's okay, though, right? (Topic for a different thread, eh?)
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 7 Jan, 2007 01:37 am
If you do go, pleaaaaaase take photos for me of the big piazza outside the arena, pz Bra. (If I ever write up the book...)
I'm very keen on one of the pieces from Nabucco...

Um, I'm not your most spiritual a2ker...
but I have a certain fatalism.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 7 Jan, 2007 01:39 am
Hmm, time I should stop with the mad typing.
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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Sun 7 Jan, 2007 10:58 am
Well, you two were quite animated last night. Probably due to the
Je t'aime songe eh? Laughing
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Mame
 
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Reply Sun 7 Jan, 2007 11:00 am
ha ha - how are you, CJ?
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 7 Jan, 2007 11:07 am
Yeh! I love the subject....
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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Sun 7 Jan, 2007 11:14 am
I'm perfect this morning, Mame, thank you! Hope you're doing well
too. How's your pregnant daughter?

How are you, osso?
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I love all the French oldtimers: Charles Aznavour, Gilbert Beaucoup, Juliette Greco, Edith Piaf, Maurice Chevalier, Francoise Hardy, Sylvie Vartan, and
many more.
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Mame
 
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Reply Sun 7 Jan, 2007 12:40 pm
I have some Aznavour and Piaf cds, but no Chevalier... I should look into that. Never heard of the others before -- thanks for the tips!

My daughter is great, thank you, Calamity. They just bought a house and are moving in next week. She is due March 9th, so will let you know what happens.

How's YOUR daughter? Laughing
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 7 Jan, 2007 12:44 pm
I'm fine, making an egg custard breakfast thing. Plan to work on a painting today..
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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Sun 7 Jan, 2007 12:58 pm
Juliette Greco INFO
has a great voice (she's old now) and always had some mystery surrounding her. She always dressed in black clothes and sang in dark
basement type clubs.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4oErll8WD0

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My daughter is still elated over her soccer win (3 : 0) and glowing.


Osso, you should open a restaurant. You're such a great cook, and
I always get hungry when you write about cooking.
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