Il y a tout ce que vous voulez aux Champs-Elysées

Happy posthumous birthday to the Joe Dassin, U-M graduate and French-singing American musician who died 6 days before I was born. I don't know what the turnaround time is on souls, but I suppose it's possible that I am his reincarnation. I'm not sure if I've moved up or down the karmic ladder, though - I seem to have traded my singing ability in for not being addicted to drugs. Anyway, w00t to Joe for being born today. I shall share his music with you: two that might sound familiar, one that's probably his most famous and another that's just nice.

srah - Saturday, 5 November 2005 - 7:12 AM
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gravatar Jamie - November 5, 2005 - 8:54 AM -

I'm still very proud for being able to sing the first verse plus the refrain of "Les Champs-Elysées", especially because of this one tonguebreaker part of the refrain. Well, at least it's not that easy for non-native speakers.

gravatar Anonymous - November 5, 2005 - 12:32 PM -

Can it really be a *happy* birthday if he's dead? It's kind of like saying "oh look, you were born today but you're dead now so let's remember what it was like to be a living person instead of a dead one."

gravatar tbone - November 6, 2005 - 12:09 AM -

wow! memories. Our french teacher played that for us in high school and I still can't believe I can sing along to it.

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