Monday, February 21, 2011

THF: A Very Jacques Brel Kind of Day.

A resurgence of snow, an avalanche of work, & suddenly it's never been so appealing to curl up with some bitter coffee & a cosmic fuckton of accordion-backed French cynicism. Though I've recently purchased & am now making my way though his 2 CD collection, I've certainly been favoring my favorites—namely, "Amsterdam," which was later covered in English by David Bowie (via Scott Walker). Still, French-speaker or no, there's really nothing like watching sweat-drenched Brel belt to his last breath, shaking, adamant, through bugged eyes & crooked teeth.

1 comment:

  1. fucking wow! thank you sooooo much for posting this video (which i've never seen)! this song was the sole reason i auditioned for "JBIAAWALIP" as a senior in high school. i auditioned with it & got the part (& sang it in the show). so it kinda has a special place in my heart. :) love the all-but-foaming-at-the-mouth quality!