Well, in case you haven't heard, I'm off tonight for a week's vacation in the City of Lights. I'll post pictures when appropriate, mostly to annoy a certain fat Aggie transvestite in Georgetown, TX, but both Kid Charlemagne and NY Mary will be picking up the musical slack around here on those occasions when I've ODd on rich foods with heavy sauces. So by all means, keep stopping by (especially this Friday, when there'll be a particularly droll new Listomania).
In the meantime, I thought I'd say "au revoir" for now with my all-time favorite piece of British French-inflected pop rock.
From 1966, then, here's the next to last single the great Denny Laine recorded with the original, cool Moody Blues -- the ineffably lovely "Boulevard de la Madeleine."
She said she'd come, she didn't
I'm the one in love, she isn't
There's no girl standing there
And there's no one who cares
And the trees are so bare
On the Boulevard de la Madeleine
Ah, that accordion. So sad and beautiful. Bonjour tristesse, bitches!!!
Incidentally, to my knowledge, this is NOT on CD at the moment. I had it on an import LP collection back in the day, and I think I scored it from the old Napster a few years ago, but at the moment it seems I no longer have an audio copy. Bottom line: If anybody has an MP3 they can share, I'd be their best friend. Or ami.