Monthly Archives: January, 2012

After over 3 years since her last record, the funny and controversial French singer Anaïs finally announced the arrival of her third album. Her official website haven’t published the details yet, but, as far as I know, the record will be called A l’eau de Javel and will be all about covers of French classics from the 30’s to the 60’s. Sounds promising, huh? The singer has already announced that she will start touring in March and she has a date in Paris on May, 9. The tickets are available  and they cost between 30 and 38 euros. If you are interested, just click here to…

This post was originally written in Portuguese for the site Conexão Paris. Berry is the codename of the young singer Élise Pottier, and although her nickname reminds us of a fruit (and her voice is as sweet as one), the choice of the name is related to a reference to the birthplace of controversial writer George Sand (who has been, among other things, Chopin’s lover). Berry is a breath of fresh air, one of those singers that make us smile without us really knowing why. She began her artistic career in dedicating to the theater. At age 16, decided to quit…

In 1976, filmmaker Claude Lelouch engaged a camera in a Ferrari – or a Mercedes, there are disagreements among sources – and went out himself, driving wildly through the streets of Paris in the first hours of the morning. For over eight minutes, the car covers squares, monuments and sights of Paris at an incredibly high speed. The filmmaker was arrested after this dangerous promenade. The film, called C’était un rendez-vous, soon became an icon and, of course, the subject for a lot of copies. In June last year the band Snow Patrol took some images of the film and…

A lot of people find my blog (the one in Portuguese) looking for expressions like romantic French music, the most beautiful French songs or French love songs. And since I believe this blog exists to help people find what they want, I decided to create a post only for the subject “love songs in French”. Whether you’re gonna use this list for some romance, or to cry over the lost lover, or even inspire a lonely heart, I made it list as a form of sentimental service, a romantic cuddle for the souls of the world. The cynic and cold…

It came out last Monday the latest Olivia Ruiz’s project. It’s an album with only 6 standard jazz covers that will be sold exclusively online. The record is already available for sale in the French iTunes store. Here are the tracks: 1. Have yourself a merry little Christmas 2. Sing sing sing 3. Bewitched 4. The more I see you 5. What’s this 6. Girl talk To listen to pieces of the songs you can also visit the Red Star Orchestra official website. For the event of the release of the digital record, there was a third teaser (remember I…

Loheem is one of those girls you just fall in love with after watching her video of the song Colorfield. She hasn’t released an album yet, but there’s a bunch of songs you can listen in her BandCamp profile. I’m hoping to learn more about her very soon and write a longer review/post. Meanwhile, I wish you all a good week and a little bit of sunshine (specially for those who are facing the deep winter) by recommending her most popular single. Have a nice week!

I just read at Le Monde about the death George Whitman, the man who opened the famous bookshop in front of the Notre Dame church. The small library, founded in 1951, was first called Le Mistral, but later changed its name to Shakespeare and Company. The change came from the desire to make a tribute to the famous old bookseller Sylvia Beach, who had created a bookstore at the beginning of the century that was a reference in English and American literature and that soon became a landmark in Paris.Sylvia’s address – 12, rue de l’Odéon – was closed during…

The talented and cute French singer Olivia Ruiz has prepared two great news for this January. The first one is the movie Un jour mon père viendra, where she interprets a bride that is forced to hire an actor to play her father in her wedding. The movie will be released tomorrow in the French theaters. Here’s the trailer (in French): However, the most interesting piece of news isn’t her debut as an actress in a feature film, but the announcement she made this week on her Facebook fan page: the cute frenchie told her fans that they could look…

Obama in bleu, blanc, rouge I read some curious news today at Le Figaro: the theme for Barack Obama’s next presidential campaign will be composed by two Frenchmen form Bordeaux. Tony Jazz and Mathieu Billon were invited by the president because of a video that Jazz did back in 2008 and that captivated Obama’s attention. The song will be ready in March and has the name What more because the composers will base the song using samples of Al Green’s What more do you want from me.

I have JUST found a new French singer named Marine Quéméré and I can already sense a deep delicious smell of good records in the air. In less than a heart beat, I fell in love with three of her songs: Cet été, La vie promet and Aie !, Aie ! are the kind of songs that makes your day better. And I haven’t even listened to all of her songs in MySpace. I don’t have much information about Marine yet, since her MySpace page only leads us to her Facebook fan page. While I don’t find more details about her, I recommend you…

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