Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Alors on plonge avec tout le feu qui nous ronge

One year on...

I've avoided writing anything about him since then, partly because (silly as it seems) even now I still can't really listen to his music like I used to (though I love it no less) but also partly because I felt like there was some taking advantage of it and some retroactive reevaluations of what people thought of him that made some reactions not ring true.

That said, this video for "Restons Amis," the latest single taken from his posthumous album (and I've had concerns about continuing to release singles), is actually surprisingly touching (with thanks to AcerBen for the heads-up).

I won't know--I've never liked the expression--so instead, let's just remember.

There was just something about...he and his songs had an effect on me that few...well, let's just say he is missed. And that I treasure his first album like I do very few others in the world.

As a side note, apparently "Imparfaits," Victoria Petrosillo's new single, was originally going to be done by him; it's been reworked for her.


AcerBen said...

Quite a clever idea getting back the cast of the A Corps Perdu video for that, it works quite well. Dunno if you saw the Le Lien video, that was quite well done too. I suspect this will really be it now.. though there are rumoured to be some other recordings out there than the Lemarchals want to release except they don't have the rights.

I've just finished watching his Olympia concert. Sigh. :(

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Michaell said...

sometimes life's so fucked up and unfair it's just unthinkable

Poster Girl said...

It really is a brilliant idea. I feel like I vaguely remember the "Le Lien" video but I'm not sure if I actually saw the whole thing or not--I think I remember a couple in a field or something? I'd be interested in hearing those other recordings--it'd be nice if they could get the rights to them.

That's a perfect description! I really love the "Le Feu Sur Les Planches" video too.

I know :-/

Poster Girl said...

Oh, and I forgot to add that I've got that Olympia DVD (and the CD...)--not with me at the moment, but I do.

I really can't say enough how much I like the concept and execution of this latest video.