Friday, February 13, 2009

Stress Down Friday - French Letters (or Gitanes Moi Non Plus)


How did he do it?
What with the 'V' word just around the tomorrow's corner, a seasonal slinky soother could be just what the Écouter ordered. And there's none more slinky and soothing than a splash of Serge Gainsbourg. I don't understand a single syllable of his smokily mumbled mutterings (with the exception of a unexpectedly jarring - "MERDE!"). Maybe he's reading from a Ready Reckoner, the Periodical Tables or selected highlights from the Highway Code - but, whatever he's on about, it's getting him all smoochy doo, and Pepe Le Pew.

Or perhaps, it could be, that almost anything said in French is given the heated underglow of suggestion and smoulder .

As a note en bas de page Mrs PM once claimed, given the choice between Sasha Distel and Serge she'd go for Gainsbourg !

*Makes theatrical gulp, and arm wrestles with what this says about self*



Fin


Serge Gainsbourg - Melody

7 comments:

Ishouldbeworking said...

I visited Serge's grave in Montparnasse over the summer. Someone had placed a Teletubby on it. Any ideas? You're obviously on the same wavelength as the old sot, so you might know.

Keith said...

I love Serge. I'm a big fan. I couldn't understand a lick of what he's singing about, but I still loved it. He's got some really beautiful music.

Planet Mondo said...

A Teletubby and Serge:cannot compute!

Visits to Graves of The Famous - (perhaps Grave Tripper) there's a thread waiting to happen..I've visited Eleanor Rigby's, but missed the McKenzie nearby - it's in the Church where Lennon and Macca's first meeting happened...

That Melody Nelson album is cracker if you haven't got it Keith

Piley said...

nice stuff...

like the ol letchy perv in the back of the pic having a good ol eyeful! Looking a bit Graham Garden in it innie??!

P

Planet Mondo said...

There's a touch of James Burke about him too P

Furtheron said...

I think that's the kind of dress code we need where I work at the moment... ;-)

Planet Mondo said...

Would you be able to swing wearing a crochet see-thru dress to the office F-Ron?