Monthly Archives: June, 2012

The Picture So yesterday I was peacefully smoking a cigarette outside a bar in Marais when I notice an older man looking at me walking in the sidewalk. His eyes called my attention and I looked closer only to realize the gentleman was no one else but HUGE Brazilian singer/songwriter Chico Buarque. I was so astonished that my mouth dropped instantly and I could not move, literally. Unfortunately, I didn’t even have the presence of mind to ask him for a photograph. I know, I know. Too bad. In any case, this is the picture of today, even though I…

The character Gil, from Midnight in Paris, said several times in the movie that he loved Paris when it rains. He said that the city is more beautiful and shiny, and I even agree, but I do not share that same adoration. When it rains in Paris, the city really shines, but the rain here tends to be boring, with very thin droplets that seem to have to sole purpose of annoying the peasants. Today is one of those rainy days that keeps me from walking around, and, before I was bored to death, I decided to listen to some French songs about…

My dear friend Louis, from the blog French Kisses, sent me very cool video featuring a great duet by Benjamin Biolay and Mayra Andrade (a Cape Verde singer that sounds very Brazilian). The pair sang together a version of Brazilian classic O que será, by Chico Buarque. The song was first recorded in French in the 70’s by Claude Nougaro and was also recently performed by Zazie and Bénabar in a live concert.

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