Sunday, September 25, 2005

Belle and Sebastian

Belle & Sebastian - Wrapped Up In Books

All good things come to an end and it is such with our jaunt overseas. Bummer!

We saw some interesting live music (which I’ll post about later), ate some great food (which I won’t), walked amongst glorious architecture and nature, met up with some old friends and made some new ones.

We also stayed in some really groovy areas. In New York it was the East Village on St Marks Place about 100 metres from Tompkins Square Park where they were celebrating the 50th anniversary of beat poet Allen Ginsburg’s epic poem HOWL!. The Marais in Paris was also a very cool area, only a few hundred metres to the Centre Georges Pompidou and the Ile de la Cité.

So I have flown home leaving mon petit chou in Paris, where she is doing further research and enjoying the wonderful Parisian autumn.

Belle and Sebastian are a favorite band of mon petit chou's, we saw them during their 2004 tour of Australia, on the day that my beautiful and talented wife returned from her previous visit to France (once again doing research). Their blend of Scottish twee and mild Francophilic tendencies, plus their sense of humor is an entrancing one, and their musical abilities were huge. I left that gig a bigger fan than when I arrived.

J'aime mon bébé, who is currently absorbing herself amongst the ancient manuscripts at the Bibliothèque nationale de France and this post is for her.

(Ab)normal transmissions will resume shortly.

Belle & Sebastian - Wrapped Up In Books


Blogger Reverend Frost said...

Welcome back !

Tue Sep 27, 05:16:00 pm  
Blogger sleepybomb said...

great post ... love the links, we have been diggin' dylan's 'don't look back', ginsberg is all over it. a lil background don't hurt.

Wed Sep 28, 01:59:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh that's so sweet. I'm touched. Glad you had a great holiday; wish you were still here . . .

- Ta petite chou
(BTW, I'm glad you used "chou" rather than the even weirder "puce." What is it with the French & the odd terms for affection?)

Wed Sep 28, 09:43:00 pm  

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