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Do You Have To Speak French? My Love of Julien Dore

The winner of the 15th season of France’s version of American Idol (A La Recherche De La Nouvelle Star) was Julien Dore.  He’s quirky, adorable, and has a good, contemporary singing voice.  You can find quite a few songs he has done in English, but he is, afterall, the winner of the FRENCH verion of Pop Idol, so he is primarily a FRENCH performer. 

He has one song called Les Limites, which I think is fabulous!  It’s got a quirky little video – three of them actually – attached to it, and it’s a peppy, funky little song.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eH4khf0AM7k Go – listen to it – you’ll enjoy it. 

But do you have to know French to enjoy the song?  I’ve found a pretty literal translation, which is hard enough to read in English, but I don’t think it matters.  He could be saying his name over and over, it’s just a fun song to listen to. 

Does it matter? 

Marco Who?

Just a mommy blog here –

We’re driving to school this morning.  We dropped Brighid off, and for some reason, despite a lack of water and swimming facilities, Eilis decides to start a game of Marco Polo with Granuaile.  Eilis, ever the big sister, decides she’ll start, so she says, “MARCO!” real loud in the seat behind me.  Granuaile, in true 3 year old, almost fully potty trained fashion, screams back “PULL-UP!”  This goes on two or three times before Eilis realizes that Gracie has not said “POLO” at all, and she corrects her.  This time, after Eilis yelled out “MARCO!”, Granuaile corrected herself and yelled back, “PILLOW!”  It was about then that Eilis decided maybe she should be the “POLO” part….