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Jul. 30th, 2009

01:19 am - Parlez-vous français?

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Would anybody on my friends list who speaks French care to take a crack at translating this video? It was made by Michel Gondry back before he became a famous director, when he was a member of the band Oui Oui.

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From:nefaria
Date:July 30th, 2009 11:00 am (UTC)
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I had about six years of French in high school and college, but that was long ago, and I was never very good translating at speaking speed (stupid French people always using the 37,000 French words that weren't in my books, grrrrr...)
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From:rikchik
Date:July 30th, 2009 12:23 pm (UTC)
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I do speak some French but the voice is hard to make out. I found this small excerpt by googling:

"L'on m'appelle Junior, je vais de ville en ville, je chante, je chante, des chansons pleines de soleil, de ciel bleu, de fleurs des champs..."

Which is "they call me Junior, I go from city to city, I sing, I sing, songs full of sun, of blue sky, of flowers in the fields..."

I don't think you're missing much by not knowing the words.
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From:rikchik
Date:July 30th, 2009 12:33 pm (UTC)
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Oh, and the title is "Junior and his Golden Voice."
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From:deckardcanine
Date:July 30th, 2009 02:20 pm (UTC)
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That's almost cloying.
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From:rikchik
Date:July 30th, 2009 02:22 pm (UTC)
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Well, maybe it gets subversive later.
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From:tracerj
Date:July 30th, 2009 10:34 pm (UTC)
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Why wait? Everything gets subversive when quoted!
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From:orv
Date:July 31st, 2009 04:54 am (UTC)
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Nothing sounds very poetic outside of its native language. ;)
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