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Monday 4 May 2020

The Long Goodbye: Part 10

For the tenth leg of our European tour we are hopping over la mer to visit our friends in France. I have acquired quite a lot of French music over the years, so for the first time in a while I was spoilt for choice. I couldn't find room for the likes of Hallyday, Piaf, Gainsbourg, Guetta, Jarre or Jacques, let alone Daft Punk and Ottowan; but even without them today's selections are truly encroyable.

I'm dedicating this to my old friend Jeni and her family in Paris. Jeni is from West Bromwich originally so obviously found Paris a bit parochial by comparison when they first moved there, but she seems to have adjusted. She also has a nephew called Coolio, but that's for another day.

"On Nous Cache Tout, On Nous Dit Rien" - Jacques Dutronc

"L'Anamour" - Françoise Hardy

"H.S.B" - Electric Callas

"Velomoteur" - Les Calamites

"La Fille Du Selecta" - Massilia Sound System


  1. Splendid selection, for the most part. Have you posted Françoise Hardy songs before? The videos are all totally preposterous. All of them. Sylvie's miming is atrocious.

  2. I have, a couple of tracks from one of her English language EPs. I have to confess to being a bit sweet on her. I suspect there are many other men of a certain age who feel the same way.

    I am glad you found the videos preposterous, that was the effect I was going for.