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I’m back! Yaay. And bringing good news!No, not good, great news. Pink Martini recently announced the release of their 8th record for September 24. Well, you guys are well aware that it’s not every year that one of my favorite bands give us the pleasure of releasing a new album so, when that happens, it’s always a good reason to celebrate. The name of the band’s unborn baby couldn’t be better: “Get Happy”. I don’t know about you, but as far as I’m concerned, I’m already happy!Anyways, for those of you who live in Paris, my advise is RUN, because…

Many people who reads this blog comes here because they know that the best way to learn a language is listening to music. And unlike what many readers think, I do not speak French fluently, on the contrary, I would call my level low-intermediate. So today I decided to list some songs that have helped me better understand French. The songs listed were chosen because a) they have a very basic French, b) they are easy to understand; c) they are sung in a very clear French. I hope they help you as much as they’ve helped me! 1. Sympathique,…

Pink Martini’s newsletter arrived today with an interesting information about an exciting new product (first time I ever heard about such a thing): the Playbutton.The playbutton is nothing but a lapel pin that plays music, literally. How cool is that??In Pink Martini’s case, they are releasing their first record in this brand new format and the amazing Sympathique button is available for the price of US$ 10 (it comes with an USB charger). The songs are in the same order of the original album and they can’t be downloaded.And if you are as amazed as I am with the idea for…

The great American band Pink Martini was born in Portland, Oregon, and has a very interesting proposition. The group describes itself as music archaeologists, and their website lists musical influences that pass through the golden age of Hollywood, Japanese music from the 50’s and the Brazilian Bossa Nova. And apart from their original songs the band also covers songs from all corners of the world, and usually the result is an album with some of the best songs in the world always singing in more than one language. In their seven released albums (one of them being a retrospective), the…