Saturday, April 25, 2009

Bruno Pellitier et D'autres

I've just discovered another French* singer that I like. I ordered his new cd for a friend and listened to it. Wow.. what a voice. I just reordered the cd so I can have a copy of my own. I'd seen and heard him in Notre Dame de Paris and liked him but he was sharing the spotlight with Garou and Daniel Lavoie. Two more of my favorites. Here is a video of Bruno singing an Edith Piaff song.
*Bruno is actually Canadian and speaks English and French but performs in France as well as Canada and other places.

Here's a video of Garou, Daniel, and Patrick Fiori singing "Belle" from NDDP. Beautiful.

*Post Script:Garou and Daniel Lavoie are also Canadians. Patrick Fiori is from France. Seems like many of the "French" singers I enjoy are "French" Canadians.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

I've been enjoying Patrick Bruel on DVD. He is such a great entertainer. This clip from Entre Deux is very funny. He is playing the hurdy gurdy and the audience starts singing along. He stops and tells them that they can do much better. He explains that the problem is that he is singing one beat, he's cranking the hurdy gurdy another and the audience is singing in still another.. "so let us try again.. "

This is a clip of an interview with him in New York. He lived there some years ago and it's in english.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Paris Street Lamps

I've said how much I love walking in Paris at night. One of the reasons is the streetlights. They are lovely to look at and are spaced just right to light the streets in a way that adds to the ambience of the city. Here are a few of them.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Mozart: A rock opera in French..
A friend in London sent me a clip of this and I really like it.

I have learned that it won't be out until sometime in September and only in Paris. I'm hoping it runs for awhile in case I can make it there for late September or October.

Thursday, April 09, 2009

The Paris Opera House: Then and Now.

I found this circa 1900 stereo card at an antique store.

Here is a photo I took while in Paris in December 2008. Not much has changed except for the traffic and the cars.

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

More Paris

This was taken on my last full day in Paris. I was on the bus going back to my hotel after visiting the Eiffel Tower. The sun was setting and this was one of my last views of La Tour. It was so beautiful.
I got off of the bus at the Place de la Concord and this was how the Obelisk of Luxor looked. For more information: Click Here!