Periodically I forget that Francoise Hardy is such a stunning moment in musical history. And then I happen upon a video of her performing on French TV and I am immediately reminded all too well of the most important truth of 1960's France: a little eyeliner goes a long way. I found this clip on a favorite blog that had recently run into some legal trouble on the download side, but is once again providing vocal snippets of fab Female French singers in all their glory. If that all sounds trop glorieux to be true, check out filles sourires, although they are temporarily admitting that French men DO exist and are devoting the month of January to that
side of the cafe that gave us such luminaries as serge, jacques, george, and hugo.
One more note on birds, the real kind. Cornell Lab of Ornithology has a great web sight for fans of bird calls, bird habitats, and the crazy parties they throw when no predators are looking. Go to "all about birds" and then "bird guide" for a nice romp in the trees.