Monday 11 May 2015

Baby et Lulu

I love finding something new and unexpected. And today I certainly did.

I like to listen to an hour of news in French on SBS. It's on four times a week. Mardi, Jeudi, Samedi et Dimanche à treize heures. I like pretending that I can understand most of it- actually they tend to talk somewhat slowly and so it is good for those of us still trying to master French, and then from time to time someone will speak in English and you think "wow I'm really getting the hang of this"... And then the crashing realisation. D'Oh. Thankfully though we can listen to it anytime online. Even so I don't manage to listen as often as I should.

I hadn't got to listen to it for ages. And this week I listened to the episode from Sunday May 10. Half way through they played a song that stopped me in my tracks. Literally.

It was Baby et Lulu's For Me, Formidable. I hadn't heard of either Baby et Lulu or this song, an old formidable Charles Aznavour standard from 1963 as it turns out. Baby et Lulu have given it an updated Australian swing and somehow it's very Paris. Baby (Abby Dobson) and Lulu (Lara Goodridge) are very talented Australians performing in French. How fitting that as many things Australian it started after a few drinks at a party.

Very soon today I was making my way to iTunes and bought both their albums for a mere $16.99. I've been listening to them all day.

Dreaming of France is a wonderful Monday meme
from Paulita at An Accidental Blog 


Paulita said...

Louise, I felt the same delight at finding a good book set in French. I'll have to try out Baby & Lulu. Thanks for playing along with Dreaming of France. Here’s my Dreaming of France meme

Esme said...

Interesting-is it in English or French-the program. You do need to make your way to Montmatre one day. It is an interesting area.

Louise said...

Paulita- I hope you do check them out- they're fabulous.

Esme- the radio program is in French, but they talk about Australian news items in French, and so if they interview Australian politicians or musicians for example then that will be in English obviously. Although they interviewed Baby et Lulu in French a while ago- I had just missed it.