Two more nights to see my friend Gaby's show Coups de Foudre (ticket info here)! All of the songs are catchy, that's sort of the principle of the show, but there are a few that I can’t get out of my head: (Safe for work, assuming there are no haters of awesome old french music videos around your workplace.)
Laisse moi t’aimer – a naked, needy plea of a love song with a fine crescendo. The audience shots here are very funny (this is Quebec, 1970), especially the uncomfortable boy in the white suit who mouths all the words.
Tous les garcons et les filles sung by Francoise Hardy - I loooooooooove this song. And that is the only time on this website that you will see me use a dozen "o"'s in sucession like that. I always thought it would be sweetly ironic to dance to this at a wedding. (It’s about a girl who is single, painfully, when everyone around her isn’t.)
Comic Strip - Gainsbourg and Bardot. Still feels minty fresh.
La-Bas – At first the video is kind of boring, but then it gets really intense and sad.
Tangent: During summer breaks in university, my Dad used to hitchhike from his parents’ farm to the airport, fly to Canada to work on a tobacco farm, and then travel around the states with the money he earned. Eventually this would lead to his meeting my mother and having spoiled American children. (Hi!) All of this has nothing to do with the video. I just felt like telling a going away story with a happy ending. You might need it after watching Goldman get shut into a wooden wagon.