One thing that I'm often teased about here by my French friends is surprisingly not my misuse of the subjunctive, but my appreciation for French music. Apparently French people don't listen to it. Who knew? Before I came here I thought I'd score major points en français for my knowledge of Noir Désir, NTM, B.B Brunes, and my admiration for the classics like France Gall, Dutronc, Serge of course and Brigitte Bardot, which after a cocktail or two becomes evident to all. Bearing witness to a drunk American doing a rendition of Bardot's "Harley Davidson" complete with motocycle "vrooms" is something most could live without. For those of you who caught one of my performances, my sincerest apologies.
As with all things French there are of course exceptions. One of them being the legendary hipster darling Bertrand Burgalat. His large local following of enthusiasts for his cool breezy vintage sounds via Parisian underground pop lend to the idea that the French do in fact listen to French music - only when it's super chic comme BB.
In collaboration with Urbamedia, Mademoiselle Coquine is giving away not one but two tickets to an evening* in Paris to see Bertrand Burgalat live on Saturday February 23rd, 2013 at the Marais hotspot La Gaîté Lyrique.
BB who has worked with April March and Air, as well as composed several soundtracks, has actually made a few cameos on the blog. I'll walk you down memory lane...
Now, let's talk logistics.
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Let's talk music.
The contest closes Wednesday February 20th at 3:00pm Paris time.
Winner will be announced that evening.
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To discover Bertrand Burgalat, check out my sampler playlist here
*airfare and cocktails not included.
...I thought I should add that.