Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Bon Bon
Charlotte Gainsbourg is oh so French, though she sings in English after many years of learning it phonetically by listening to old records by Roxette and the Cardigans. A popular actress as well (she has sung the title song for several of her films,) she is the daughter of famed musician Serge Gainsbourg and actress Jane Birkin. Charmingly overwrought and over the top, think of it as a bon bon and just enjoy it.

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6 comments:

Book Stud said...

My understanding is that Roxette doesn't speak a word of English, and sang phonetically - so it's pretty awesome that that's how she learned English. :)

fb said...

Isn't that so impressive?

Jill said...

I suspect that "Book Stud" is T.C. Only T.C. would know such a thing. REVEAL YOURSELF, BOOK STUD.

La Gringa said...

My friend Kuo-Yu introduced me to her father's music years ago, but this is all new to me - thank you!

Anonymous said...

The two members of Roxette speak English. It would be hard to write songs in English if they didn't speak it, don't you think?

Speaking of Roxette, they've got a new CD out. Check it out!

fb said...

Since this post still is coming back and confusing people, I should clarify. THE WHOLE THING IS A JOKE! Charlotte Gainsborg's Mother is the English Actress Jane Birkin, so it is virtually certain that she speaks English as a first language. I was making the assertion that CG's songs have a certain formal oddness as though she was not speaking in her native tongue...