I did not publish a post last week. So let me catch you up.
Theatre on the Hill (TOTH) part 1
Tim and I more often go to the Theatre on the Hill. At one of the shows we did hear some chansons.
On this picture you see two of the performers, Twerton and Louie.
At TOTH we did hear some famous old chansons. A chanson is in general any lyric-driven French song, usually polyphonic and secular. In France today "chanson" or "chanson française" typically refers to the music of singers such as Charles Trenet, Guy Béart, Jacques Brel, Jean Ferrat, Georges Brassens, Édith Piaf, Charles Aznavour, Barbara, Dalida, Serge Reggiani, Léo Ferré, Mireille Mathieu and Serge Gainsbourg and more recently Mano Solo, Dominique A, Matthieu Chedid, Benjamin Biolay, Jean-Louis Murat, Miossec, Mathieu Boogaerts, Daniel Darc, Vincent Delerm, Maurane, Zaz, Bénabar, Christina Goh, Renan Luce, Olivia Ruiz. Chanson can be distinguished from the rest of French "pop" music by following the rhythms of French language, rather than those of English and a higher standard for lyrics.
Quelqu'un m'a dit
Quelqu'un m'a dit (Someone told me) is the debut album of Italian-French singer, model, and former First Lady of France Carla Bruni, released in 2003.
Quelqu'un m'a dit (Someone Told Me)
This melancholy song from which the album draws its name speaks of the sadness of life – "On me dit que nos vies ne valent pas grand chose, / Elles passent en un instant comme fanent les roses." ("They tell me that our lives are not worth very much, / They pass in an instant as roses wilt.") – and that time and fate (destiny) care nothing for us. She forlornly hopes that "you still love me" – "quelqu'un m'a dit / Que tu m'aimais encore," ("Somebody told me / that you loved me still") – recalling that somebody told her, but she cannot remember who.
Carla Bruni with English lyrics translation and scenes from the movie Amélie.
World Animal Day Party at T.R.A.C.S
Saturday October 4.
In that same week Tim and I went to the Candy Fair.
Tim made at the Candy Fair this snapshot of himself.
Theatre on the Hill (TOTH) part 2
Last Saturday Tim and I had both issues in Real World at we had not a party at T.R.A.C.S