Month: January 2006

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New wave


After a post-Christmas shopping spree at the nearby French music enclave of Brussels, I’ve added some tunes by Jean Constantin, Francoise Hardy, Claude François and Jeanne Moreau.

The music at Oh La La may be retro, but the technology is definitely modern. A Radio Oh La La podcast, Franco a gogo, is in the works; first some legalities need to be settled. In fact, podcasts are much like the twist or mash potato: everbody’s doin’ it.

I also wrote another piece over at Filles Sourires about the duet Dents de lait, dents de loup, sung by Serge Gainsbourg and France Gall exactly 39 years ago today (pure coincidence, I assure you).


Lovely lady

Anna Karina

An actress who did some singing, Anna Karina is part of the collection of women who have sung music written by Serge Gainsbourg as well as with him. Enjoy the freshly translated blurb by yours truly about her singing career on Wikipedia (link above). Some of her songs on Radio Oh La La include “Roller Girl” and “Petite Lola”.

Interesting bits of trivia: She was a mould for the character of Mia Wallace (Uma Thurman) in the film Pulp Fiction by Quentin Tarantino. She does look like Audrey Hepburn (or vice versa).