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April 24, 2006

Do not leave me

Jacques_brel French songs from the 60’s. YouTube video clips collected by Bibi

Ne me quitte pas. Many more audio clips at Musica Francesa. Thank you, Dafna

Alizee, the reason I want to move back to Paris

La Musique de Serge Gainsbourg pt 1 by Will Kane

Les Idoles. Alas, in Japanese! From the incredible Blow-up Doll. So much more inside the archives

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I love France, in fact I leave for Paris next week. I look forward to the food, the museums, the shopping but I do not look forward to French pop music. It really sucks. I can't understand it, they do everything else with such panache. Well maybe not everything, they do have that strange crush on Jerry Lewis.

Posted by: Marilyn at Apr 24, 2006 5:37:13 AM

YouTube seems to have killed Bibi's videos! "Removed by user" it says, but she hasn't herself. Sacre bleu!

Posted by: P-E Fronning at Apr 24, 2006 9:31:09 AM

I envy you, M. I wanna go too!

Posted by: growabrain at Apr 25, 2006 12:05:07 AM

Have you ever heard poet Rod Mckuen's translation/rendition of Ne me quitte pas? It's really quite wonderful in spite of a voice like sandpaper.

Posted by: Anne at Apr 25, 2006 9:03:13 PM

No! Anybody has the link?!

Posted by: growabrain at Apr 25, 2006 10:22:53 PM

the scott walker version is the definitive english version of mckuen's translation. a voice like anything BUT sandpaper.

Posted by: rickmond at Aug 4, 2006 12:51:42 PM

for the first time i heard this song i really amazed..it so wonderful indeed. ne me quitte pas..

Posted by: qush at Nov 16, 2007 9:09:22 AM