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I know, I know, you guys thought this blog was dead. I’m so sorry I haven’t been updating it more often, I really am. It’s just that life is still a little complicated here in Paris: finding my place in this city, learning the language, looking for a home, for a job, all this things have been consuming all my time (and my thoughts). Sometimes I find myself out of breath with all the information and situations I deal with every day in this whole adventure. Anyway, I just released a new video that is a record of an installation/intervention/manifest created…

I’ve just finished watching the movie Ruby Sparks (and really liked it, by the way) and couldn’t help noticing there’s a lot of French songs in the soundtrack. OK, not a lot, but three is a little more than usual in an American movie, so I decided to list them here. Also, I highly recommend watching the movie.

People always look surprised when they learn about my taste for the chanson française  and they usually ask me to name the most popular French song, and my answer is always the same: La Marseillaise. It’s not usual to find an adult who has never heard the French national anthem, and often without even knowing the name, people immediately recognize the song when I hum the melody. Beatles Certainly the Beatles are not entirely to blame for the popularity of this song, but the French national anthem is possibly the world’s most popular anthem, and its appearance in the introduction…

The first episode of the 5th season of Mad Men, that aired last Monday in the United States had an interesting surprise for lovers of French music. In one scene, Don Draper’s new wife performed a rendition of Zou Bisou Bisou in his birthday party. It was a uncomfortable to watch, but basically because, as far as I know, Don is not the kind of guy who appreciates those sorts of public displays of affection. Check it out: The original recording was sang by Gillian Hills and, for those who don’t remember, she’s the girl that have a steamy ménage…

Finally, the movie about the life of Claude François arrived in the big screens of Paris. But while I don’t have the chance of watching it, let’s listen one more time to his greatest hit. And here’s the trailer, for those who don’t know what I’m talking about.

While I was writing about the new album by Anaïs, I realized that I had never watched the classic An american in Paris. I will correct that right away, but meanwhile, I leave you guys to the trailer of this classic movie from the 50’s that won the Academy Award in 1951 and is starred by the amazing Gene Kelly. I’m a unconditional admirer of Gene Kelly’s and while I was writing this post I went digging up information about him and realized that tomorrow is going to be 16 years since he died. Weird coincidence. So I guess an homage…