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    Quote Originally Posted by Amethystos View Post
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...=V_SNDGwwGFM#!

    Foule sentimentale
    On a soif d' idéal
    Attiré par les étoiles les voiles
    Que des choses pas commerciales.
    Foule sentimentale
    Il faut voir comme on nous parle
    Comme on nous parle
    Great lyrics!! It's no doubt that here in ATL, we are une foule sentimentale...

    Quote Originally Posted by hob View Post
    Georges Brassens - Chanson pour l'Auvergnat

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4YTPeNobjo
    A solidarity song in the middle of the 20th century: Georges Brassens was a visionary in addition of being hell a of lyricist!

    Here's another Georges, Giuseppe of his real name: Georges Moustaki.
    Born in Alexandria from Greek parents speaking Italian, he's the definition itself of a cosmopolitan artist.

    So... He came in Paris in 1951 and had some varied jobs, especially barman in a piano bar, which led him to hear our good old singer G. Brassens! For him it was a revelation. So it's no coincidence that he changed his name for Georges, and became a songwriter.

    He first wrote this song for Serge Reggiani but Serge refused to sing the ballad (perhaps too much of a bohemian poet's biography). So Georges Moustaki did the cover, which became a success and boosted his career as a singer.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Orhan View Post
    Oh those talent shows with little girls singing Adele! It's a sort of contemporary plague, really

    The lady below also started early. But the repertoire matched her age and style.

    PAUL! You stole my next French singer, and I HAD DIBS ON HER OVER YOU, TOO! Do you know why? #1 - Because I like her more than you do and #2 She married the second most handsome man WHO JUST HAPPENS TO BE FROM KENTUCKY (guess who?? Initials J.D., as if YOU didn't know!)


    Quote Originally Posted by Enoo View Post
    I'm joining everyone to heartily welcome you in here, Frankie!!

    And what an opening with such a beautiful song!! I'm not living in Paris but I like it a lot. No matter what you're looking for, if you're opening your heart and your eyes to its very special rhythm, you might certainly find it.

    Thank you very much, Enoo! I think I've been to Paris 5 . . . maybe 6 times. I decided ahead of time that I KNEW I would not like it because EVERYBODY loves Paris and I wasn't "everybody"! HA! It took all of about 20 minutes for my heart to be stolen by that city!! "I love Paris in the springtime; I love Paris in the Fall; I love Paris . . . any time at all!!"

    I wasn't sure if a Hebrew singer with a few words of French would qualify for your Francophile thread! But the topic was accurate.


    Quote Originally Posted by Enoo View Post
    This is a very peculiar and interesting performance!! So, please, no, don't remove it!
    Oui, oui, Mad·e·moi·selle . . . you choose your words so very "English" and proper so as not to insult!! I DO like me some strange music sometimes!!! It will stay unless someone tells me she's cursing like a sailor. I never know. Even in German (with which I am familiar) I do not know because I never learned curse words. . . . Usually, I just trust my beloved Turkish male singers to sing about their broken hearts and missing The Woman of Their Lives without profanity but with such blood and tears and loooooooonging (right, Paul?)!!! French . . . hmmmmm . . . new French music is just as likely to be rated "R" or "X" as some American music (but I'd never know it!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Orhan View Post
    IMHO this was the best song of ESC in 2010 and also one of the best songs ever sung in this competition. It didn't win but received two prizes from the Special Jury of musicians. It's very very very French in style so small wonder French lyrics were quickly written to it. Please forgive Harel his French (far from perfect but he's too adorable not to be placed here in this thread.)

    He has a very charming accent.

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Orhan View Post
    BTW, Enoooooo, what is the French word for a guy that's a cute dish???
    A cute dish?? What a language!

    Hmm, I would go for a "beau gosse" with its many declensions BG, beau goss, bogoss.
    It's totally informal but not slang, you can call a well-known friend a BG (especially if he's dressed up for some occasion^^), or more simply a very handsome guy walking in the street. Also, it strictly describes the physical appearance of someone.

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    Hah! Ha! Enoo, that's too pefect. On ATL I call my DH (darling husband) "BG" often!! Now I will use it even more, although originally it stood for "Big Guy," because he is 6' 4", which I don't care to re-calculate to European measurements right now . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frankie Jasmine View Post
    PAUL! You stole my next French singer, and I HAD DIBS ON HER OVER YOU, TOO! Do you know why? #1 - Because I like her more than you do and #2 She married the second most handsome man WHO JUST HAPPENS TO BE FROM KENTUCKY (guess who?? Initials J.D., as if YOU didn't know!)
    What does it mean to have dibs on sb, huh????? She'shALady ish ushing shome very shtrange phrashesh!! Musht be shome Kentucky shlang! And who ish the firsht mosht handshome???????


    Quote Originally Posted by ParisEnemyWonOver[B
    Thank you very much, Enoo! [/B] I think I've been to Paris 5 . . . maybe 6 times. I decided ahead of time that I KNEW I would not like it because EVERYBODY loves Paris and I wasn't "everybody"! HA! It took all of about 20 minutes for my heart to be stolen by that city!! "I love Paris in the springtime; I love Paris in the Fall; I love Paris . . . any time at all!!"
    Ha! The trick is to choose a good time. Moi would choose June, especially around June 21st, when the entire la France celebrates la Fête de la Musique. This is pure magic, pardon, magique pure!

    Paris in Winter is far from charming, though

    Quote Originally Posted by UnsureWoman
    I wasn't sure if a Hebrew singer with a few words of French would qualify for your Francophile thread! But the topic was accurate.
    ZE songhe eeez Frentche in caracterrre, Madame!! Morreohvert, eez a grand diche!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Madama Turca
    Usually, I just trust my beloved Turkish male singers to sing about their broken hearts and missing The Woman of Their Lives without profanity but with such blood and tears and loooooooonging (right, Paul?)!!! French . . . hmmmmm . . . new French music is just as likely to be rated "R" or "X" as some American music (but I'd never know it!)
    Roger! Bad ove curse! However, truth has to be said that the French auteurs/singers can scribe lyrics that could be as much heart-rending. And to conclude: both French and Turkish songs (even if these are only pop songs) include a lot of poetic, imaginary writing. Bravo pour les deux pays!

    To celebrate the end of this post, une chanson tres a propos:

    Last edited by Paul Orhan; 11-17-2012 at 07:36 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Orhan View Post
    What does it mean to have dibs on sb, huh????? She'shALady ish ushing shome very shtrange phrashesh!! Musht be shome Kentucky shlang!

    Ha! The trick is to choose a good time. Paris in Winter is far from charming, though
    Au contraire, Monsieur Orhan!! Twice I was in Paris in the Winter, and it was séduisant! Once was the 3rd week Décembre!!!

    _ _ _ _ _

    P.S. "dibs - noun plural \ˈdibz\

    Definition of DIBS

    1 slang: money especially in small amounts

    2 : claim, rights <I have dibs on that piece of cake> "

    Meaning #2 has come to be #1; Merriam Webster Online has fallen behind the lingo...

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    Quote Originally Posted by La Proffe View Post

    He has a very charming accent.

    A cute dish?? What a language!

    Hmm, I would go for a "beau gosse" with its many declensions BG, beau goss, bogoss.
    It's totally informal but not slang, you can call a well-known friend a BG (especially if he's dressed up for some occasion^^), or more simply a very handsome guy walking in the street. Also, it strictly describes the physical appearance of someone.
    Dish ain't slang either and is very popular sur ces îles maudits vis a vis la France.

    il n'y a pas rien dans le monde de la cuisine???

    Merci beaucoup pour m'aider encore fois, Mlle Enoo!
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    Ahhhh, but Paul . . . did you see the P.S.?? Only #1 (small amts. money) is slang . . . #2 is a regular definition! Not "Kentucky Speak"!! And you must someday hear my Paris in Winter stories!


    FIRST MOST HANDSOME, OF COURSE, IS MY BARIS AKARSU! whether you agree or not!

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    This ain't a chit chat thread. If you wanna serve any more "dishes" you'll find your posts deleted.

    Any post answering to this one will be also deleted.

    Thanks for your understanding
    Last edited by Amethystos; 11-17-2012 at 08:57 PM.
    "Gilgamesh, where are you hurrying to?
    You will never find that life for which you are looking.
    When the gods created man they allotted to him death,
    but life they retained in their own keeping"

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    Red face Just a happy song

    "Gilgamesh, where are you hurrying to?
    You will never find that life for which you are looking.
    When the gods created man they allotted to him death,
    but life they retained in their own keeping"

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    . . .


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    . . .

    I rather like Jacques Brel on this medley:



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    . . .

    Gilles Luka: "Tu sais pourquoi"





    I hope to have redeemed myself . . .

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    Default Is the female Cle'mence?

    . . .

    Probably the only French song I'll ever understand from beginning to end . . .





    Nevermind, I heard in the intro: Jean-Baptist and Cle'mence . . .

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    Default Cle'mence Duet

    . . .





    Sad . . . many French songs posted on this thread say that "the uploader is not available in your country." However, if you have a great song and will write the artist's name and song title, we here in the U.S. can look it up on You Tube . . . Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Orhan View Post
    IMHO this was the best song of ESC in 2010 and also one of the best songs ever sung in this competition. It didn't win but received two prizes from the Special Jury of musicians. It's very very very French in style so small wonder French lyrics were quickly written to it. Please forgive Harel his French (far from perfect but he's too adorable not to be placed here in this thread)

    BTW, Enoooooo, what is the French word for a guy that's a cute dish???

    The problem is not his accent, which sounds exotic for us francophones, but the lyrics he chose. We can feel it was not written in harmony with the music. His original version was so far better…

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    Sh'ym is a French girl, who mixes pop with R&B; she was discovered by a French rapper.....
    INFO about her:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shy%27m

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    TERI MOISE - Les poeme de Michelle


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    A great song about tolerance

    Native - Les couleurs de l'amour


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    One of the best album of this last years, is Corneille's album

    Corneille - Parce qu'on vient de loin


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