Thursday, February 4, 2010

Oh Serge!

Well if you stay in Paris long enough you know all about Serge Gainsbourg. I guess we missed the film but maybe I can catch it on DVD later. And as you all know, my French is so great,
translation won't be a problem! :)

OH SERGE! PARDON!
I forgot this link to my previous post where I showed his home here.

Today a little Serge pour toi!

15 comments:

Julie said...

One of my to-die-for shots is cigarette smoke like that!

Nadege said...

I didn't care for him when I was younger but love his music now.

Shell Sherree said...

I looked at that poster and the movie, "Thank You For Smoking," popped into my head! My wv is 'duntrads'. If only it had been 'dunhills'...

Louis la Vache said...

"...smoke gets in your eyes...."

Laurent said...

With this post on Serge, now you really are French !

altadenahiker said...

Tres cool. (That song makes me laugh.)

Virginia said...

Laurent, really?? Well that is certainly good news. Now to learn to speak it!!

Louis,
WEll yes! HA

Hiker,
Me too. I thnk Dean Martin is the only other singer I can remember that could sing and smoke!

Shell,
Yep!

Starman said...

Serge is not really one of my favorites, but I like some of his stuff.

Vagabonde said...

I have some 45s of Serge Gainsbourg from the time before I came to the US. I did not enjoy his voice that much but I liked his songs. I also like his wife but she does not have much of a voice- but she is sweet. My favorite French singer was and is Charles Aznavour.

Virginia said...

Vagabonde, I like Charles as well but Serge is just the ulitmate ! I forgot to link to my post of his home. Darn. I'll do it now.

Nathalie said...

Oh Virginia I love all these latest posts. I'm not sure I'll go and see Gainsbourg, the movie, I abhor the man even though I love his music and writing.

Thanks for your visit in Avignon and kind comments. THe blurry portrait is of a fellow blogger in Avignon. She is in her mid-sixties but very frail and weak, which shows harshly on her face and body structure. I thought of Toulouse Lautrec when taking her portrait. She was kind enough to say the result was nice.

vicki archer said...

Paris wouldn't be Paris without Serge Gainsbourg....Have a happy weekend. xv

Peter said...

I saw the film! It's definitely worth watching!

These posters have no smoke in the version which you find in the metro stations! Censorship! :-)

Peter said...

Concerning Vagabonde's comment: His ex-wife (he remarried), Jane Birkin (who also remarried), goes on singing, niceley, with her little voice! Their daughter Charlotte is today a remarkable film actress - who also sings!

Virginia said...

Peter,
WHAT?? No smoke? Well that's what I loved best about the whole thing. I'll bet I took 8 shots trying to get the smoke without the reflection. Hard to believe the city of Paris has suddenly stooped to censorship! WHAT is this world coming to??? HA
V

Nathalie,
I think I know who you refer to. Your portrait was sensitive as well as artistic and she should be very pleased. Both that one and the day before are favorites of mine.
V