Tag Archives: French

So Long

Antonia and I had been talking about Leonard Cohen tonight, eating a hotdog down the street, watching television screens displaying both Agnes Varda’s Cleo from 5 to 7 as well as the original Highlander film. With the sound off – Cleo had subtitles – it was interesting to see the parallel themes of the existential [...]

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Nina Simone: The Legend

I first heard about Nina Simone while reading Sam Shepard biographies which always mention his working as a busboy at the Village Gate, refilling the diva’s ice water glass during her performances in New York in the 1960′s. It was only years later that I fell under her spell and I still think her take [...]

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Leonard Cohen’s Heroes

My last post about Leonard Cohen’s early recordings has me excited to curate this conversation about someone we all seem to care so much about. Leonard’s not everyone’s bag and it’s really wonderful to see so many folks interested in the man’s complex, felt lyricism. Not sure if I can find more unique documents to [...]

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French UFO Turns 33

33 years ago, in January of 1981, a French farmer named Renato Nicolaï heard a whistling sound while working outside — that was right before a UFO landed right in front of him. Here’s Renato’s take… Can I Get a Witness? “My attention was drawn to a small noise, a kind of little whistling. I [...]

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Art of the Center of the Earth

2014 marks the 150th anniversary of French author Jules Verne’s pioneering fantasy classic Journey to the Center of the Earth. The story of a professor and his nephew who follow a guide down into an Icelandic volcano, Journey takes its readers into the Earth and into the ancient past as the adventurers soon find themselves [...]

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