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Mon Amie la Rose (My Friend The Rose) Posted by on Aug 27, 2012

This is a magnificent yet tragic story of a melodramatic rose, told in music and lyrics written in both languages, French and English. “A lifetime comes and goes, and as my friend the rose said only yesterday: This morning I was born and baptized in the dawn I flowered in the dew and life was…

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“Et Moi, et Moi, et Moi” (“And Me, and Me, and Me”) Posted by on Aug 21, 2012

You listen to this famous and catchy French song, and you tell me if the French gentleman who wrote these lyrics back in 1966 has never been more right today than he ever was… The French singer, Jacques Dutronc, summarizes the process quite well: The narcissism and egomania of the “Baby Boomers” (his own generation…

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