Thursday, April 9, 2009

Karaoke, Paris and a truly catchy song...does it get any better

The Léran choir meets every Wednesday evening at 8 p.m. We've already got Mozart, Vivaldi and Byrd under our belts not to mention several well-known French songs. Our first appearance was back in December: a carol concert at the café but obviously our fame has spread. We already have a couple of dates booked this summer including one at the weekly Marché Gourmand where we'll definitely sing one song guaranteed to have everyone linking their arms and joining in. Last night we started work on it. 

Just for fun, I did a search for Joe Dassin's Champs-Elysées on YouTube. As I wait for the soup to heat for lunch (smoked pork hocks, white beans, leeks etc) I took a look at a few of them.You can watch Joe live, photos with a sound-track or lyrics only. The best version in terms of words plus pictures plus the chance to sing along is definitely this one. 

Watch at your peril. This is one of those songs that, once heard, stays in your head forever. 

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