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Pendu

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Perhaps if they’d hanged Jesus Christ we’d all be kneeling in front of a fucking gibbet! – Denis Dimbleby Bagley in “How to Get Ahead in Advertising”.



Find it (probably at Chico, you Lebanese-based readers) and watch it. And while you’re at it, watch Bruce Robinson’s first hit: Whitnail and I.


This opening quote reminds me of another quote, this time by Bill Hicks: “A lot of Christians wear crosses around their necks. Do you think when Jesus comes back he ever wants to see a fuckin’ cross? It’s kind of like going up to Jackie Onassis with a rifle pendant on.”

But I’m getting side-tracked here. I want to talk to you about Texas Radio and the Big Beat Sorry I meant my name. It translates as the hanged godslave or worshipper depending on how you translate Abd.
Don’t worry Mâ, it’s not a suicidal post.
I’ve been listening to music non-stop for the last few months. It’s invasive and intrusive and it follows me into the bathroom. So I popped a beautiful sampler compilation called Le Siècle d’Or into my sound system when I went to shower today and I randomly got 2 songs with hangings…
One day, I’ll tell you about the family legends regarding our surname. In the meantime, here are the two tracks…





Nos ficelles,
Tu m’as sauvé de la vie,
Ficelle,
Soit donc bénie
Car, grâce à toi j’ai rendu l’esprit,
Je me suis pendu cette nuit… et depuis…

Je chante!
Je chante soir et matin,
Je chante
Sur les chemins,
Je hante les fermes et les châteaux,
Un fantôme qui chante, on trouve ça rigolo
Et je couche,
La nuit sur l’herbe des bois,
Les mouches
Ne me piquent pas
Je suis heureux, ça va, j’ai plus faim,
Et je chante, sur mon chemin.



Followed by a Brassens classic





Pas besoin d’être Jérémie,
Pour d’viner l’sort qui m’est promis,
S’ils trouv’nt une corde à leur goût,
Ils me la passeront au cou,
Je ne fait pourtant de tort à personne,
En suivant les ch’mins qui n’mènent pas à Rome,
Mais les brav’s gens n’aiment pas que
L’on suive une autre route qu’eux,
Non les brav’s gens n’aiment pas que
L’on suive une autre route qu’eux,
Tout l’mond’ viendra me voir pendu,
Sauf les aveugles, bien entendu.


La Mauvaise Réputation

And to end it, we have 2 small clips of their meeting on French TV. It’s amazing to see Brassens in awe in front of his childhood hero!





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Written by audiogrammes

December 1, 2011 at 19:00

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