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Month: April 2009

Podcast No. 33 – Dutch treats and nice beats

We have it, it’s here and it’s all yours: Podcast No. 33!

Be sure to watch DutchwomanTeddy Scholten who won the Eurovision in 1959 with a Dutch song called “Een beetje” (“A little bit”) and then listen to her sing it the same in French (“Un petit peu”) at the end of this podcast! The French host of the show has this to say about the song (roughly translated):

“In love we say ‘a bit, a lot, passionately, madly, not at all’ (the French version of “she/he loves me, she/he loves me not” with the daisy petals). In the Netherlands, they sensibly say ‘a bit’ “.

A big thanks to Insult Masterrr! an iPhone application that made a generous donation to this podcast.

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And feel free to read a nice blurb about me and this podcast by Meribeth Deen, a Canadian journalist living in London. Cheers!

The Madd – Je suis parti
Les Mersey’s – Si tu m’aimes
Jacques Dutronc – J’ai un tigre dans ma guitare
Françoise Hardy – Je suis d’accord
Les Serfs – Mademoiselle yéyé
Teddy Scholten – Un petit peu

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Queen’s Day fresh bash

On 30 April (Queen’s Day, the Dutch national holiday), it’s time to get French, fresh and funky at Café Noorderlicht, Amsterdam.

Forget the huge, overcrowded centre of Amsterdam, come and chill on the water with some excellent food and drinks and party with us all night long!

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Ali Baba Twist interlude

I’m still working on Podcast No. 33, but in the mean time, enjoy this party favourite, Bob Azzam’s Ali Baba Twist doing that French thing with the Arabic backbeat.