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greatest. song. ever.

To understand just why the song below is now my favourite thing in Flight of the Conchords, and possibly one of my favourite things ever, bear in mind the following facts:

1. I really love French pop/ye-ye music, so much so that I once co-organised a club night devoted to it (called Bon Bon!).

2. I have never studied French, not even at secondary school, and my French is limited to the likes of, well, "bonjour!" "ca va?, "pain au chocolat" and of course "je ne comprend pas".

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le_hollie
Aug. 24th, 2007 11:15 am (UTC)
Oh, you're just like I am with your French pop music. Again, I don't speak a word but love it sooooo much! My bloke went to Paris this week and I was so tempted to ask him to pick me up a load of random french pop CDs.

love it!

x
stellanova
Aug. 24th, 2007 11:31 am (UTC)
Sometimes I wonder if I would still like it if I actually, like, understood more French.

I'm actually going to Paris myself in a few weeks - the last time I went I returned with lots of Francoise Hardy and France Gall 7"s, so hopefully I will pick up some more gems this time...
le_hollie
Aug. 24th, 2007 02:41 pm (UTC)
Yes, I wonder that also and I don't think I would like it as much.
alltheleaves
Aug. 24th, 2007 11:25 am (UTC)
I can't listen to it while I'm at work, but I was just wondering if you like Air? I can't get enough of their latest album and I'm seeing them play in December which can't come soon enough. Next to Radiohead, best live band ever.
stellanova
Aug. 24th, 2007 11:30 am (UTC)
I love Air! I still have the "sexy boy monkey in an I[heart] Moon" t-shirt I got at their first Dublin show. And we played them at Bon Bon. The French pop to which this song pays homage, however, is the slightly mad bouncy '60s kind (to which Air sometimes pay homage too, now I come to think about it).
alltheleaves
Aug. 24th, 2007 11:34 am (UTC)
I will definitely have to look into this band, it sounds fabulous. Need to make some kind of mental note to self to go back and re-read all of your entries because I know you've been talking about them for a while but I can't download anything at work so I haven't paid close enough attention.
stellanova
Aug. 24th, 2007 11:38 am (UTC)
Heh, they are my (and Patsington's) new obsession - so, so funny, and the songs are genuinely good and very catchy as well as ridiculously funny. You should definitely check them out!
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stellanova
Aug. 24th, 2007 01:43 pm (UTC)
Hee, mine too. I haven't loved anything like this since I discovered the Mighty Boosh - which strangely enough also features an eccentric double act and lots of surprisingly good and very funny songs. Hmmmm, perhaps I can see a pattern here....
poison_penny
Aug. 24th, 2007 01:00 pm (UTC)
I first heard about them on pajiba.com, but the got a slightly iffy review. I think they felt they were too self-conciously indie? Or something. So I put off checking them out till you put them on your lj. Foolish, foolish girl that I am, they are hilarious.

I quite like French pop music, but some of it can be whimsical in a way that I find vaguely disturbing. Do you know Mathieu Chedid aka M? The man creeps me out for some reason.
stellanova
Aug. 24th, 2007 04:37 pm (UTC)
I've never heard him, but I do know what you mean about the strain of whimsy. I just can't resist the sound of ye-ye girls, though!

I'm glad to make another Conchords convert. They really are the funniest thing I've encountered in ages, even though all the songs are stuck in my hand and I find myself humming them in the office...
poison_penny
Aug. 24th, 2007 04:44 pm (UTC)
ooh this will interest you!

Smart Bitches Trashy Books (brilliant website btw, snarky reviews of romance novels, and other things. The only romance I'll read is Georgette Heyer, but it's funny enough for me to visit periodically to see what they're doing)

Anyhoo, they just posted a review of Dear Sister! As is the SVH, not that I need to tell you that *nods in a way that implies that SVH kinship needs no words*
http://www.smartbitchestrashybooks.com/

No specific link to it, but should be the first post

xxx
jdawgspi
Aug. 24th, 2007 03:55 pm (UTC)
Jacques Cousteau!
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stellanova
Aug. 24th, 2007 04:12 pm (UTC)
Aha, thanks for the link! Also, 'Mon Amie La Rose' is on 'Francoise Hardy Sings in English', so I've already got a translation of that one.
mollydot
Aug. 24th, 2007 04:10 pm (UTC)
I first read that as French Popeye music.
stellanova
Aug. 24th, 2007 04:13 pm (UTC)
Hee! But sadly, I'm afraid no such genre exists. Or does it?!
mollydot
Aug. 24th, 2007 06:23 pm (UTC)
I'm afraid I am au fait with neither French music nor Popeye music, so I can't answer that.
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