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“Enzo Enzo –  Juste Quelqu’un De Bien –  (Just a nice person) “

Körin Ternovtzeff, known as Enzo Enzo, born on 29 August 1959 in Paris, is a French singer-songwriter.


The future Enzo Enzo was born in a family of Russian origin. In 1978, while working occasionally as a traveling machinist on the lighting of the Téléphone group, she met the guitarist Olive, a childhood friend of Jean-Louis Aubert.

Olive then tries to set up her own band and decides to work with Körin. From 1981 to 1985, she will be bassist of the trio Lili Drop whose singer is Olive and the thresher Violaine. The group is very present on the French scene of the early 1980s and has some successes including On my mob. In 1982, under the name “Korin Noviz”, she recorded a first single with the tracks I want to play everything and China girl, Iggy Pop and David Bowie cover. The disc is directed by Laurent Sinclair, a member of Taxi Girl.

In 1984, she released a second single, this time under the name Enzo Enzo, on which we find the titles Snow White and Bird of Misfortune. In 1988, she released a third single: Pacifico. In 1990 released his first album, Enzo Enzo, directed by François Bréant, accompanied by Jean-Michel Kajdan, on guitar. It will be published in 100 000 copies. His first tour in 1992 took him on the roads of France and Europe as well as in Japan and Montreal for the local Francofolies. In 1993 she wrote the lyrics of the song of the film credits of Élie Chouraqui Les Marmottes. The music is by Gabriel Yared. In 1994, she released Deux, her second album, this time with 350,000 copies. The Victories of Music crown it Female Revelation of the Year and Best Song of the Year for Just Good Person, written by Kent. In April 1995, she appeared in her role of singer in the film Haut, Bas, Fragile, directed by Jacques Rivette, and interpreted some titles of the album Deux. The music of the film is by François Bréant. In February 1997 released Yes, his third album [Lequel?]. In 1998, she recorded the song of the credits of the telefilm La Clé des champs composed by Jean-Claude Vannier. She is selected in the category “Best Female Artist” at the Victoires de la musique. In October begins the tour Finally alone !, in duet with Kent. This tour ends in May 1999 and the album of the tour is published at the end of the year. In 2001 released his fourth solo album Le jour d’a côté directed by Jacques Bastello. Album with more pop settings than previous ones. A tour in Asia (Thailand, Cambodia, Burma, Singapore, Indonesia) and then in France. She was promoted to the same year as an officer of the Arts and Letters. necessary].

In 2004 released his fifth album: Paroli [1]. (This title is inspired by the expression Making a Paroli, which means playing and reinvesting as long as one gains in the jargon of the bettors. For the first time, Daniel Lavoie, Daniel Mille, and Serge Lama, A piano voice tour of more than three years follows the release of the album, in duo with the pianist Angelo Zurzolo.We rediscover an artist who has become mutinous and fulfilled, who drinks the water of flowers and falls asleep On the piano.

In 2006, she performed at the Sacred Music Festival of the World in Fez, Morocco, accompanied by a children’s choir and a string orchestra, she is the interpreter, on texts by Allain Leprest, of the Cantata for The Mediterranean mother commissioned to and composed by Romain Didier.

In December 2007, she released her sixth album “studio”: Chanson d’une maman (labeled “… for children who have moms and dads who like the songs of their dads and their mothers and vice versa.” Composed of a series of songs (published in the period 1931-1958 [2]) which enamelled the very youth of the singer by the voice of her parents and grandparents. The album was to transmit to future generations this patrimony of gay songs, light but not befitting and “charming and well written.” According to his words “These are not rhymes […] a little tartignoles […] [3] It was the pianist Angelo Zurzolo, who followed Enzo Enzo on his previous “piano voice” tour, ‘We have arrangements, recording and mixing of the album.

“Juste quelqu’un de bien” translated:  “Just a nice person”

Enzo Enzo”


Debout devant ses illusions

Une femme que plus rien ne dérange

Détenue de son abandon

Son ennui lui donne le change

Que retient elle de sa vie

Qu’elle pourrait revoir en peinture

Dans un joli cadre verni

En évidence sur un mur

Un mariage en Technicolor

Un couple dans les tons pastels

Assez d’argent sans trop d’efforts

Pour deux trois folies mensuelles

Elle a rêvé comme tout le monde

Qu’elle tutoierait quelques vedettes

Mais ses rêves en elle se fondent

Maint’nant son espoir serait d’être

Juste quelqu’un de bien

Quelqu’un de bien

Le cœur à portée de main

Juste quelqu’un de bien

Sans grand destin

Une amie à qui l’on tient

Juste quelqu’un de bien

Quelqu’un de bien

Il m’arrive aussi de ces heures

Où ma vie se penche sur le vide

Coupés tous les bruits du moteur

Lyrics in English

A woman that nothing disturbs

Detained from his abandonment

His boredom gives him the change

What she retains of her life

That she could review in painting

In a pretty varnished frame

Highlight on a wall

A Wedding in Technicolor

A couple in pastel shades

Enough money without too much effort

For two three monthly follies

She dreamed like everyone else

That it tutoierait some celebrities

But her dreams in her are based

Desiring his hope would be to be

Just someone good

A good person

The heart at your fingertips

Just someone good

Without great destiny

A friend who is

Just someone good

A good person

I also have these hours

Where my life looks at the void

Cut all engine noises

Above … 

Full lyrics on Google Play Music


Posted by on April 21, 2017 in FRENCH FRIDAYS, music



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“The problem with the French,  is that they don’t have a word for entrepreneur,” said George W. Bush, USA President (2000 – 2008).

French is a Indo-European language spoken in France, Belgium, Swizerland, Canada, Louisiana, West Africa, Caribbean and Indo-China.

There are hundreds of words borrowed from French into English – only a selection is given here. They can be grouped into several classes:

Food and eating (“biscuit”, “menu”), military terms (“camouflage”, “coup d’etat”), diplomatic words (“diplomat”, “regime”), entertainment (“ballet”, “sport”) and many others.
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Posted by on April 21, 2017 in entertainment, FRENCH FRIDAYS



“Brunch/Lunch in the Sky (150 to 200 feet)”

IT’S TRENDING…  More and more, people are going out to eat, hundreds of feet above the earth’s surface.

Dinner/Dining in the Sky
 is a Belgian based novelty restaurant service which uses a crane to hoist its diners, table, and waiting staff 150 feet into the air.[1]Forbes magazine called it one of the world’s ten most unusual restaurants.[1]Dinner in the Sky has mobile services available in 15 nations, and has operations in various cities including Paris[2] and Las Vegas.

In 2007, David Ghysels, the owner of a marketing and communications company, partnered with Stefan Kerkhofs, a bungee jumping organizer, to create an aerial-based dinner for the Jeunes Restaurateurs d’Europe association. Shortly afterwards, Ghysels and Kerkhofs began receiving telephone calls from people around the world who wished to replicate their aerial dinner concept; the two men subsequently chose to franchise their idea.[4] Ghysels said, “It’s a little surreal, but we realised people were getting bored with just going to the same old restaurants. They wanted to try something different. So we decided to push the boundaries. The sky’s the limit!”[1]

In 2008, Las Vegas resident Michael Hinden and his wife Janeen discovered Dinner in the Sky during a trade fair.[4]On December 31, 2008, the Hindens tested the concept in Las Vegas as part of a New Year’s Eve party for their friends and business partners.[4][5] In March 2009, Michael Hinden began operating a Las Vegas-based Dinner in the Sky on West Sahara Avenue during weekends.[6]

By August 2009, Dinner in the Sky operated in more than a dozen countries, including Canada and China. At that time, Hinden planned to move his restaurant to the Las Vegas Strip, at the site of a vacant building previously used as a sales office for the nearby Trump International Hotel. Hinden, who had 15 employees working for his restaurant service, hoped to begin operating six days a week at the new location.      

However, Steve Wynn, owner of the Wynn and Encore properties across the street, objected to the plan, calling Dinner in the Sky a “carnival-like attraction.”[6] Boyd Gaming also opposed the relocation, which would place the restaurant near its Echelon Place project.[7] Hinden’s relocation plans were rejected by county officials who noted safety concerns and felt that such a restaurant did not belong on the Las Vegas Strip.[8]

In January 2013, plans were underway for a new, permanent location in Las Vegas, near City Center. The new location was to cost $4 million, and would include the conversion of an office into a ground-based restaurant and bar.[9] A groundbreaking ceremony for the Las Vegas location took place in June 2013.[10] The Las Vegas restaurant was the company’s first permanent location.[4]



Breakfast/Brunch/Dinner at Haunted New Orleans’ Myrtle Plantation… Would you, really?

The Myrtles Plantation is a historic home and former antebellum plantation in St. Francisville, LouisianaUnited States. Built in 1796 by General David Bradford, it is touted as “one of America’s most haunted homes.”

The plantation house is rumored to be on top of an ancient Tunica Indian burial ground. It is currently a bed and breakfast, and offers historical and mystery tours. Touted as “one of America’s most haunted homes”, the plantation is supposedly the home of at least 12 ghosts.[12] It is often reported that 10 murders occurred in the house,[12] but historical records only indicate the murder of William Winter.[6]William Drew Winter is also a very popular character in the plantation. He was an attorney who lived in the plantation from 1865 until 1871. He was shot by a stranger. After being shot, he staggered inside the house and died trying to climb the stairs. He died on the 17th step of the stairs. Until today, visitors, as well as employees in the hotel, still hear his dying footsteps.[13]

In 2002, Unsolved Mysteries filmed a segment about the alleged hauntings at the plantation. According to host Robert Stack, the production crew experienced technical difficulties during the production of the segment. The Myrtles was also featured on a 2005 episode of Ghost Hunters.[14][15] The TV series Ghost Adventures also filmed an episode there.


The current plantation landscape is centered on a large pond that features a small island centered with a gazebo accessed by a bridge. To the rear of the main house is the oldest structure on the grounds. Now known as the General’s Store, this was where General Bradford lived while the main house was being built. Currently it is used as the gift shop, laundry facilities, plantation offices and guest breakfast spot.[4] To the south is another structure that houses a restaurant. The two ancillary buildings are connected to the main house by a 5,000 square feet (460 m2) old brick courtyard. Scattered elsewhere on the grounds are modern wooden cottages available to guests.

Would you venture an overnight at this frightful haunted plantation, for a delightful Cajun breakfast or delicious Sunday brunch? Maybe you can be taken simply for a slice of the plantation’s yummy cheesecake.



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 “Yael Naim – Paris -” (French w/English lyrics)


Yael Naïm (Hebrewיעל נעים‎‎, born 6 February 1978 in Paris, France), is an IsraeliFrench singer-songwriter. She rose to fame in 2008 in the US after her hit single “New Soul” was used by Apple in an advertising campaign for its MacBook Air. The song peaked at No. 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 Yael Naïm was born in ParisFrance to Sephardic Jewish immigrants from Tunisia.

At the age of four, she moved with her family to Ramat HaSharon, Israel, where she spent the rest of her childhood. She served in the Israel Defense Forces as a soloist in the Israeli Air Force Orchestra.[1]

She began her singing career with a part in the musical Les Dix Commandements[2] and her first solo album, In a Man’s Womb (recorded in Los Angeles with Kamil Rustam), was released in 2001. She also sang the song “You Disappear” by Bruno Coulais for the film Harrison’s Flowers. In her early work, she was credited simply as Yaël. She also performed a duet with Din Din Aviv titled “Mashmauyot”.[3]

Naïm joined with percussionist David Donatien and, over a period of two years, they arranged and recorded thirteen of Naïm’s songs in a studio in her apartment in Paris.[4] These were released as her second album, Yael Naïm, on 22 October 2007, on the Tôt ou tard label. The songs are in French, English and Hebrew and received critical acclaim.[2] The album entered the French album chart at No. 11 the week after its release. Her style has been described as having a touch of folk and a touch of jazz, with mysterious and evocative words sung with a delicate and intentionally husky voice.

Apple featured her song “New Soul” in its debut commercial for the MacBook Air laptop. Steve Jobs himself picked the song for the launch of the laptop line.[6][7][8] Owing to high U.S. digital sales, the song debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 for the chart week of 16 February 2008, at No. 9, becoming Naïm’s first U.S. top ten single, and making her the first Israeli solo artist to ever have a top ten hit in the United States. “New Soul” moved up to No. 7 the following week. The song was also featured on the soundtrack of the movies The House Bunny and Wild Target.

Her third album was released in November 2010. The first single from this new record was “Go to the River”.


(translated lyrics)

I ran to a different place so far
As far as I could
And I’m in Paris

The lights burn grey and clouds
I’m happy and feel good but I’m so cold
In Paris

Turning round and round in enchanted spell bounded alleys swallow me
I’m in Paris

Beautiful buildings you’re old and so noble
But will you keep me warm
In Paris?

I came here to get a bit blinded
Beautiful illusion of mine, try to catch me
I’m in Paris

\n Getting lost again
Sad dream. I’m famous already
And they know of me
Here in Paris

Now your voice is whispering to me from afar
“I miss you, come back to me already from Paris.
I love you, I love you, I love you, I love you and..
And Paris”

If it’s so good for me here then why am I crying again

The plane is landing and there are no clouds

Happiness percolates into me again
Goodbye Paris



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