Friday, May 9, 2008
Stress Down Friday - French Lessons
Although I'm fluent in theatrical flailing and gesturing I don't actually speak a second language - I know a few scraps of French, but couldn't structure or shape a single sentance of any use.
So this track intrigues me, not just with its hypnotic loose grooves and repetitive riffing on a 'Get Carter' style bass motif - but what exactly in the name of Serge Gainsbourg is Yves Montand 'lapin'ing on about.
I'd be eternally greatful if anyone could explain the essence of his monologue as I'd love to know what's getting this homme so heated
Yves Montand - Pour Faire le Portrait d´un Oiseau
'Pour Faire le Portrait d´un Oiseau' is taken from volume 1 of the always excellent Hotel Costes series
NEWS JUST IN................
I've found a cartoon with the same title as this tune - although I'm still 'non' the wiser after a viewing...
I've just had confirmation from a real life Frenchman (a myspace friend of mine Mr Number Neuf) That the title translates as 'To make the painting of a bird'