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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…

Do you want an online radio that plays a nonstop selection of the best of French music? Well, I found this great website that does provides exactly this service.I’ve tested it several days before posting this tip and I found the radio very interesting, though I think they could include some more contemporary artists in their broadcast. But, well, nothing is perfect. Anyway, it’s a great radio that will certainly make you feel under Paris skies.Paris Chanson is also on Facebook.

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 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…

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