Thursday, November 22, 2007

french toast

Inspired by an excellent BBC4 documentary on Jacques Brel a couple of weeks ago, I feel moved to share my current top 10 French songs:

1. Etienne Daho: Soudain
2. Constance Amiot: Clash dans le tempo
3. a.s. dragon: Mais pas chez moi
4. Montgomery: Champagne
5. Autour de lucie: Chanson sans issue (Ne vois-tu pas)
6. Serge Gainsbourg: Requiem pour un con
7. Francoise Hardy: Tous les garcons et les filles
8. Brel: Marieke
9. Charlotte Gainsbourg: 5:55
10. Air: La Femme d'Argent


Cocktails said...

Just wanted to say that I really like your blog and choice of French tunes!

Also pleased to note that you rate Lisa Knapp as a live performer - I have tickets to see her at the Magpies Nest in a few weeks and was a bit unsure.

Hoops Hooley said...

Thanks. Seems that opinions on Lisa Kanpp are divided judging by the comment on my earlier post...

Cocktails said...

I did see Lisa Knapp at Magpies Nest last week and thought that she was great. Wonderful tunes and lovely voice.

I also went to the Imagined Village gig and really, really enjoyed most of it. I agree that their reworking of Tam Lyn was the highlight. However, saw an appalling review of the project in the letters page of this month's Songlines magazine.

Each to their own I suppose...