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Since yesterday was the 40th anniversary of beloved Benjamin Biolay, I wanted to make him a little hommage. The song of this Monday was out in his last record Vengeance, and it’s a duet with Julia Stone called Conffetis. And since it snowed a lot this last weekend and I saw Paris covered with a white magic carpet for the first time in my life, I decided that it’s absolutely necessary to post a second song for this musical Monday. Unfortunately, I’m too limited to even begin to describe the splendor of beauty that exploded in every corner of this…

Yesterday I got an email from a Belgium artist telling me about his work. His name is Frédéric Lorge, and he uses the artistic name of Deauville. His first record of French music will be out next 15th, on iTunes Store. Out of all the songs on his SoundCloud page, my favorite was the charming L’important, and yesterday I listened to it over and over.

Since the last days were time to rethink the past year, make plans for the future, to dream and to wish, I decided that an appropriate choice for the Chanson de Lundi today was one of the most beautiful songs of the chanson française, one that talks about the past and the future, the losses and gains, the regrets and victories. Yes, I’m talking about Non, je ne regrette rien. And, since after I watched the movie La vie en rose, I can’t help to listen to this song without remembering the powerful scene when Édith Piaf is first introduced…

Madeleine Peyroux is an American singer that grew up in Paris, and granddaughter of a Frenchwoman from whom she took the artistic last name. Peyroux used to be a Parisian street singer and, for that reason, it wasn’t a big surprise when she released a version of  J’ai deux amours, a song that was immortalized by the Josephine Baker.And that’s today’s Chanson de Lundi.J’ai Deux Amours by Madeleine Peyroux on Grooveshark

Today’s Chanson de Lundi features a Brazilian version of Couleur Café. The song was released this year by singer Luciana Mello in a duet with Corneille. Unfortunately, I did not find a player to embbed in here, but if you are interested in the studio version of this song, you can go ahead and click this link to listen. You can also watch the video below, that features Luciana Mello singing with her brother Jairzinho, who is the creator of the beautiful arrengements for this version. For those who don’t remember, Couleur Café is one of the firsts big hits…

Yesterday I decided to listen again to the great record Salle de pas perdus, by Benjamin Biolay’s younger sister Coralie Clément. Then I remembered that once a friend explained to me the meaning of this beautiful expression. Aside from its literal translation (“the room of lost steps”), salle de pas perdus is also the name French people give to waiting rooms in public places, like train stations and court rooms. The reason for that is because the people waiting are always anxiously walking back and forth with impatience either for someone or for some important decision to be made (in…

Coeur de Pirate released last week her long waited second record. And I’m already in love with it. I believe It’s hard for a singer/songwriter who had a very successful first record to release a second one. But, in this case, this young talented québécoise did it again. The new work is called Blonde and I think I like it even better then her debut album. In case you are interested, the songs are on sale at the online store in the singer’s website. It can also be heard on Youtube, if you feel like having a taste of it.…

I’ve been listening a lot to Françoise Hardy’s “Tous les garçons et les filles” ( in a free translation: All the boys and girls). The original version is wonderful and irreplaceable. However, Canadian singer/songwriter Coeur de Pirate, made an incredible cover in a television show that gave the song a more modern approach maintaining the amazing 60’s atmosphere. And that’s today’s Monday’s song. And here’s the original version sang by absolute all time diva Françoise Hardy: