Six years ago, I started writing about girls, singing in French. Making me sigh. In the past years, I also wrote about guys, singing in French. Serge Gainsbourg especially. I posted songs in various languages. I got help from Maks, Sky and FransS. I interviewed several of my heroes and heroines. Among them: Charlotte Gainsbourg. I interviewed her twice (third time coming up!), the first time in a posh hotel in Paris. Halfway through the interview, she slid from the couch and sat at my feet for the rest of the time. I know I kept on with the interview, because the questions were recorded on my device but I have no recollection asking them. I brushed past her in an Amsterdam hotel, when she was a secret guest at an Air-concert. I did not recognise her at first, but I was immediatly mesmerized when I saw her.
This compilation (also made for EHPO and Perfect Alles, cover was made by Wilbert) is my ode to an actress who interprets songs like they’re scenarios. Who gets help from big guns like Jarvis Cocker, Conor O’Brien and Beck, but has the ability to make a song her own. All songs are especially written for her, about her experiences, about her fears and of course inspired by her heritage. When Charlotte sighs, or whispers (like in Beauty Mark, one of the most beautiful songs she ever recorded), I start glowing. It’s not sexual (well, maybe a little), it’s out of pure contentment.
Thanks for all your visits, comments, suggestions, songs, guestposts etcaetera. Here’s to another six years.

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Written by guuzbourg

French girls, singing. No, sighing. Making me sigh. Ah.

This article has 12 comments

  1. Skunkeye

    Wow, six years… Congrats! thank you for all your hard work, thoughtfulness, and incredibly good taste.

  2. aperi

    thanks so much, for letting introducing me to Cœur de pirate, Keren Ann, Camille…!!

  3. Lewis Francis

    Congrats, and thanks so much for turning me on to so many talents! I had just discovered Françoise Hardy when my research brought me here and the world just opened up, I’m quite grateful to you. Cheers!

  4. Zezé

    and I forget! Great work in six years! go ahead for more!

  5. Willem de Vries

    Jeetje, zes jaar? Gefeliciteerd!
    En dank voor alle moois dat je laat zien & horen! 🙂

  6. Jan Willem

    Six years, huh? Kids grow up so fast these days. Good luck with this éducation permanente and thanks for the tunes.

  7. Jasper

    Dank je wel Guuz. Geweldig blog met geweldige muziek. Al zes jaar.

  8. Anna

    Here’s to another 6 years. Whoa. Time flies.

  9. reader

    Congratulations on, & thank you for, 6 years !

  10. mordi

    six years????!!!! time goes by so quickly when accompanied by such excellent music 😉

    thanks for the friendship, the posts, introductions to new artists and sharing great music.

    here’s to six more glorious years!

    (good to see teenage charlotte in the selection) x