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“BOUM!” The French Song in the New 007 Movie “SKYFALL” Posted by on Nov 2, 2012

The French song you are about to hear is called “Boum!!” (Yes, that’s the French spelling of the English “Boom“), which was prominently featured in a rather dramatic scene of the brand new 007 movie “Skyfall.” But unlike dynamite, C-4, nitroglycerin, or Semtex-based explosions of which James Bond is such a “bloody expert” (actually more of the…

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“L’Âme Des Poètes” (“The Soul of Poets”) Posted by on Nov 20, 2010

Before there was something called le synthétiseur (synthesizer or keyboard), the French had invented an instrument they named l’ondioline. And one of the first musical works ever recorded with this instrument is Charles Trenet‘s hit song called “L’Âme Des Poètes” (The Soul of Poets.) The song has known interpretations by une pléthore d’artistes (a plethora…

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