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Serge Gainsbourg, “Cargo Culte”lyrics

From the album “Histoire de Melody Nelson, 1971″ Music: Serge Gainsbourg, Jean-Claude Vannier and Jane Birkin

Je sais moi des sorciers qui invoquent les jets
Dans la jungle de Nouvelle-Guinée
Ils scrutent le zénith convoitant les guinées
Que leur rapporterait le pillage du fret

I know of sorcerers who summon jets
In the jungle of New Guinea
They scan the heights, coveting the wealth
That pillaging the freight will bring them

Sur la mer de corail au passage de cet
Appareil ces créatures non dénuées
De raison ces papous attendent des nuées
L’avarie du Viscount et celle du Comet

On the sea of coral, upon the passage of that
Aircraft, these creatures, not bereft of
Reason, these citizens of Papua await in swarms
The breakdown of a Viscount and of a Comet

Et comme leur totem n’a jamais pu abattre
A leurs pieds ni Bœing ni même D.C. quatre
Ils rêvent de hijacks et d’accidents d’oiseaux

And since their totem has never been able to pull down
To their feet a Boeing or even a D.C. 4
They dream of hijax and crashes with birds

Ces naufrageurs naïfs armés de sarbacanes
Qui sacrifient ainsi au culte du cargo
En soufflant vers l’azur et les aéroplanes.

These naive shipwreckers armed with blowguns
Who sacrifice thus to the cult of cargo
Blowing their weapons towards the blue and the airplanes

Où es-tu Melody et ton corps disloqué
Hante-t-il l’archipel que peuplent les sirènes
Ou bien accrochés au cargo dont la sirène
D’alarme s’est tue, es-tu restée

Where are you, Melody, and your broken body?
Does it haunt the archipelago peopled by sirens?
Or do you remain hanging from that cargo
About which the alarm siren is silent?

Au hasard des courants as-tu déjà touché
Ces lumineux coraux des côtes guinéennes
Où s’agitent en vain ces sorciers indigènes
Qui espèrent encore des avions brisés

Adrift in the currents, have you already touched
Those luminous corals of the Guinean coast
Where the indigenous sorcerer, still awaiting
Shattered airplanes, fidget in vain?

N’ayant plus rien à perdre ni Dieu en qui croire
Afin qu’ils me rendent mes amours dérisoires
Moi, comme eux, j’ai prié les cargos de la nuit

No longer having anything more to lose, nor God in whom to believe
So that they’ll give me back my pathetic passions
I, like them, have prayed for the cargos of the night

Et je garde cette espérance d’un désastre
Aérien qui me ramènerait Melody
Mineure détournée de l’attraction des astres.

And I keep that hope for a aerial
Disaster that will return to me Melody
Minor diverted from the pull of the stars

“Tu t’appelles comment ?
– Melody
– Melody comment ?
– Melody Nelson.”

“What’s your name?
– Melody
– Melody what?
– Melody Nelson.”

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A Parisian socialite and trendy New-Yorker

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In Paris, Stephane is the event manager at the brand new “Streets Hotel” as well as the co-founder of the cool concept of Les Apéros Panoramas. In NYC,  he founded with Anna Browne, Coco & Pollock which is a creative agency specializing in unique events that seek to embody the collision between the New York […]

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Daft Punk Alive 2007

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A Parisian Flair classic by Daft Punk

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Manhattan Calling

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The Parisian Flair travels to Manhattan  Enjoy this fabulous playlist by Nicolas Suissa. These are the best vibes for every Parisian in Manhattan. Walk in Soho, West Village, explore Tribeca while listening to this very upbeat selection.

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TPF December

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Remixes, holiday vibes and party time  Well well well! Look who’s going home for christmas! Get excited, The Parisian Flair will be in France for the holidays. Wishing you the best for this holiday season By Nicolas Suissa

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TPF November

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The Parisian Flair’s mixtape  Join us every month for new playlists and updates on what can be found in TPF’s Ipod! Introducing our first monthly playlist: soundtrack to the best study seshs, afternoon workouts, apéros, dinner with friends, or late-night gatherings. Enjoy! By Nicolas Suissa

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Cascadeur

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Walker Discover Cascadeur. Alexandre Longo is a French artist, composer and musician. We could compare him to Daft Punk because he hides behind a mask. Walker from his album “the human octopus”

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Rob

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Rob, the unsung hero There is a big chance you already know about Rob. If you are lucky enough to have seen Phoenix play live or even watched a performance on Youtube, you probably wondered who the tall, long black haired guy was.      That man is Robin Coudert, often credited as the fifth […]

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Serge Gainsbourg playlist

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Geyster: a unique French band with Californian vibes

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Geyster is a flair duo founded by Gaël Benyamin and Pernilla Grönlund in 1999. In 2002, their project seduced Joachim Garraud, who became co-producer of the Geyster’s first album  “I Love 1984″ (Radio Geyster). Their first single ‘Bye Bye Superman’ was air played all over Europe the whole summer of 2003. The second album “Everytime I See Your Face” was released in […]

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Playlist Old Paris

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