Back after my brief soirée to France, why not have an early Summer holiday?!…
It made sense to me to do ‘The Top 5 Things About Our Cousins the French and their ‘Bon’ Country’…
The wonders of Sky+ meant that I was able to catch up on the Glasto Highlight a week later, so I played some of my highlight tracks from the festival, as well as a few French themed ones too.
I return to our great country with all the TV you could want to watch waiting for me, angry about the state of British roads – and with another cold from a European Swimming Pool.
Here it is then, a definitive list, the best bits about France and the French….
1. Much more space, and quiet spots.
2. Loads of cheap wine being made and drunk
3. They produce nice dood – especially cheeses.
4. Good names ie. Jean-Luc my new bro-mance (a French restauranteur)
5. General laissez-faire mentality – particularly on health and safety issues.
A close 6th place goes to ‘they like to sit around on benches’ – why don’t British people just sit around thinking? (The weather probably)
Non, Je ne Regrette Rein – Edith Piaf
Muse – Resistance
Maximo Park – Postcard of a Painting
Elbow – Open Arms
Kelly Rowland – Work (Freemasons Mix)
Ocean Colour Scene – The Day We Caught the Train
Dizzee Rascal – Bonkers
Ladyhawke – Paris is Burning
Tina Turner – What’s Love Got To Do With It
Stevie Wonder – Happy Birthday
Radiohead – Weird Fishes/Arpeggi
Record of the Week ** Chris Brown – Beautiful People (ft Benny B)
The Kinks – All of the Day and All of the Night
Beyonce – Sweet Dreams
Vaccines – All in White
Fine Young Cannibals – She Drives Me Crazy
ELO – Showdown
Kaiser Chiefs – Everyday I Love You Less and Less
Blur – Country House
Coldplay – Fix You
Thanks for your thoughts folks.
A bientot mes amis.