Sunday, 13 November 2011

French chanson singers

Sometimes I get attracted to people, male or female. Often the reason for it is that I deeply respect them and I am in awe with the way they do their job or the way they treat people. I call out "Oh I just love him or her"  It is a love on a deeper level, a recognition of their soul" 
It is a close but at the same time a distant love.

This kind of love is very different from the love I felt as when I was young. First of all the word soul wasn't in my dictionary. I fell for all what was pretty if they had a dark side or not, no questions asked.
No wonder things didn't work out for a while. I lost it for men with dark curly hair .
When they however also sing in French than it can't get any better. The French language is so romantic


A poster of Julien Clerq hang on my room when I was a teenager and lateron I discovered Partick Bruel.
I bumped into the video of patrick Bruel, underneath and yep I can't get around it, he is still cute and I love the song.

Oh what a beautiful language    My other favourite French singers are Patricia Kaas and Charles Aznavour.
Au revoir mes amis, marja


14 comments:

  1. Hello Marja

    Thank you for the introduction to Patrick. I love his voice. I will play it over breakfast this morning to our guests.

    Thank you very, very much

    Helenxx

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  2. Good Morning Marja! This singer is absolutely wonderful. I love piano (play but am rusty) and I so love the French language. My great-grandparents came from Alsace Loraine and my father tells me of his grandfather who baked fresh bread that he would wake up to the smell of when he was a child as they lived with them for a time after they had come to the US. My father even remembers some of the French he spoke. Also, you have very good taste in men. Have a Great Day!

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  3. I was not familiar with Julien Clerq until now. He sings soulfully.

    I was very fortunate when I had the opportunity to see Charles Aznavour sing in San Francisco about thirty years ago.

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  4. Thank you - what a great discovery for me. You don't need to understand French to appreciate the beauty of the language.

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  5. Such a nice surprise to come to your blog today and listen to Patrick Bruel. He is one of my favorites. One of his songs I like too is “j'te l'dit quand même.” I like his voice but his lyrics are good to listen to, also. I have CDs from both Patrick and Julien Clerc. When I go back home to France I try to buy CDs with French singers but it is hard from the US to know the last songs as they never play French music here – apart from the classics like Ravel or Bizet. Then in France on the radio there is always US rock or rap. So I usually get the old ones like last May I bought some more CDs of Brassens and Aznavour (that I had in 33 LPs.) Another great I like is Serge Lama – do you like him? Such as his song “Je suis malade” on youTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMCHIHcKEds.

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  6. Vagebonde I checked Serge lama out. Love it. I miss it here very as well in NZ. In Holland we had regularly French music on the radio and in the shops. I will buy some next year in Holland

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  9. Thank you very much for this nice post,Marja!The video are very good!Great music.
    Sorry please I am a little bit late with my comment to this post but unfortunately I am really busy at the moment.

    Groetjes,Steffi

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  10. Here 's a Gnoom from Holland!!
    Good evening! I think you probably would like the beautiful french movie Choristes? Perhaps you have seen it already.
    If you like it you can also Check out " concerto for one voice" on you tube.
    Jean Baptiste Maunier.
    Friendly regards or as we say in Holland;"de groetjes"
    Gnoom Ben

    I would very much apreciate a little comment on my blog if you can find THE time kabouterBen.blogspot means gnoomBen

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  11. Here 's a Gnoom from Holland!!
    Good evening! I think you probably would like the beautiful french movie Choristes? Perhaps you have seen it already.
    If you like it you can also Check out " concerto for one voice" on you tube.
    Jean Baptiste Maunier.
    Friendly regards or as we say in Holland;"de groetjes"
    Gnoom Ben

    I would very much apreciate a little comment on my blog if you can find THE time kabouterBen.blogspot means gnoomBen

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  12. Marja, Emma Shaplin "notte Eterna" verschrikkelijk mooi!
    At least i think so.
    Again groetjes from a kaboutertje! From Amsterdam

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