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“Amour A Distance-Cindy Daniel”

Cindy Daniel (born May 6, 1986 in Montreal, Canada) is a Québécois singer.

After her debut album La petite indienne in 2002, the following year, she played the role of Elvira in the French Canadian musical version of Don Juan by Félix Gray. She also appeared on the album released on the occasion.

Signed to the Montreal-based independent record label MP3 Disques established by singer Mario Pelchat, she released two albums with the label, J’avoue in 2006 produced by Mario Pelchat and Le tout premier jour in 2008 also with Pelchat’s participation and the compilation Entre nous… 10 ans déjà! in 2011. She is very well known in the Quebec and French-Canadian public with her 2006 big hit “Sous une pluie d’étoiles” from her album J’avoue charting at top of the local charts. She was nominated for a Felix award nomination in ADISQ 2007. Many renowned artists have written for her including Johnny Hallyday, Jean-Jacques Goldman, Georges Moustaki, Louis Côté and Rick Allison. She has also taken small roles in a number of films.

Personal life
Cindy’s family background are of Indian, Irish and Italian descent. Since December 2006, she is mother of one child.

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Amour A Distance

(English translations) LOVE AT A DISTANCE

Even if the distance can break couples,

Y’a that love that will keep us going …
1st couplet:

One day you meet this girl,

His beauty made you crazy,

Cupid I was his arrows,

And he took out his gun,

She lives but you do not care,

You believe in her, she believes in you,

As long as love remains strong,

Nothing separates you,

But at the slightest weakness,

The couple capsized,

Love will float on tears,

Coul’ras like a ship,

For the time being all is well,

You want her more and more,

Until the day you see her,

And you love it even more,

You take pictures of you,

Loving, kisses, grimaces,

You pass from laughter to tears,

Love makes your mask fall,

When she calls or connects you,

You always have something to say,

You could not lie to her,

So you love her to die,

Far from eyes close to the heart,

And you think it hard as a stone,

You engrave his name on walls,

Write it on whole sheets,

Her smile possesses you,

His laughter reasons in your head,

He says “I love you” on sms,

Lol oueii love makes beast
Refrain:

Even if the distance can break couples,

(I trust you)

Y’a that love that will hold us,

(You must keep your promises)

Even if the distance can break couples,

(You trust me)

There is love that will keep us going,

(‘I have to keep my promises)
2nd verse:

A love at a distance,

You lack cklins, lack of kisses,

If you want it’s his presence,

Its perfume makes you crazy,

His eyes miss you,

As if they allowed you to see,

When you get together,

Tears flow when you say goodbye,

Long phone calls,

You spend nights on windows live,

When the atmosphere is too hot,

The heart burns like lava,

Relation pationelle,

Basing on trust,

The slightest obstacle,

Will plunge you into mistrust,

For nothing you take the head,

You become paranoid,

Someone talks to him you hit him,

But you’re surrounded by cats,

Collects cups,

Not the strength to abstain,

What you do not know,

Because she too is lying,

Less and less you talk,

Even the more the desire to see each other,

All these promises, all these dreams,

Have turned to nightmares,

You who believed so strongly,

Give him your heart,

But you did not protect yourself,

And to break your heart.
They had promised never to leave,

(They have forgotten),

What we said was you and me, for eternity,

(Oueiii that is what we say)

We can not stand, all our promises,

( Unfortunately ),

All these I love you, so were not real …

 
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Posted by on August 18, 2017 in FRENCH FRIDAYS

 

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HOW TO MAKE STUFFED FRENCH TOAST

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“ONO’U TAHITI FESTIVAL GRAFFITI” 

“ONO’U TAHITI FESTIVAL GRAFFITI” 

artwork: http://la1ere.francetvinfo.fr/polynesie/tahiti/

Welcome to the international festival of graffiti ONO’U in Tahiti!

First ever international graffiti event (2014) hosted in Tahiti, the ONO’U festival is created and supported by a young Polynesian company, Tahiti New Generation, specialized in the creation and production of international artistic and cultural events.

Tahiti New Generation

The ONO’U festival is created and supported by a young Polynesian company, Tahiti New Generation, specialized in the creation and production of international artistic and cultural events. Entrance to the festival will offer participants a unique opportunity to enjoy amazing graffiti live paintings by some of today’s major international graffiti writers and Tahitian artists. If Gauguin were alive today, he would surely have been among this group of creative people helping to pave the way for urban contemporary art in beautiful French Polynesia.

More info at source: http://tahitifestivalgraffiti.com/

2017: Ono'u and the street art already at the 
rendezvous

The Tahiti street art museum, created in October 2016, starts 2017 by inviting artists to perform new performances in Tahiti. This space dedicated to contemporary urban art allows to discover various achievements and starts this new year under the sign of street art.

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“Tango? Not Just A Dance, Find out the History …”

 
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Posted by on August 16, 2017 in classic music, FRENCH FRIDAYS

 

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New Orleans Style Pain Perdu (French Toast) – The Spiced Life


Ingredients

  • 4 large eggs
  • ¾ cup heavy whipping cream
  • ½ cup 1-2% milk
  • 1-2 T good Irish whiskey (I used 1 because of kids)
  • 1 T vanilla
  • 2 T sugar
  • ½ t fine sea salt
  • 6-7 slices of French bread, sliced 1½ inches thick
  • 1-2 T unsalted butter
  • 1-2 T vegetable oil
  • powdered sugar, for dusting
  • maple syrup, for serving

Instructions

  1. The more stale your bread, the better, but I just left my bread out overnight and this worked fine.
  2. Whisk together the eggs, cream, milk, Irish whiskey, vanilla, sugar and salt. Pour into a shallow, wide bowl.
  3. Soak each slice of bread for about 10 minutes–flip it halfway through if need be to saturate both sides. However, you do not want the bread to be falling apart.
  4. Heat a large, heavy pan or griddle over medium heat (I used enameled cast iron, so as the toast cooked, I gradually turned the heat down to medium low).
  5. Add 1 tablespoon of oil and 1 tablespoon of butter to the pan.
  6. When it is hot, cook the French toast in batches, cooking to lightly crisp and browned on each side. If you need to add more oil or butter, do so.
  7. If you are serving the French toast all at once, place the cooked slices in an oven on low heat. I of course always end up playing the short order cook and serving them to my family as they cook.
  8. Sprinkle powdered sugar over the pain perdu before serving with maple syrup.



Last weekend I decided I was making French toast, and so I picked up some French bread, thinking it might be fun to go fancier than our standard whole grain sandwich loaf. Lo and behold, when I went searching for something a little more interesting than my standard French toast, I came across a recipe for a New Orleans style pain perdu, calling specifically for French bread. And Mardi Gras was coming. And I am a food blogger. So clearly that was the recipe I had to make.


further read from source:

http://www.thespicedlife.com/new-orleans-style-pain-perdu-french-toast/

 
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Posted by on August 11, 2017 in breakfast, brunch, FRENCH FRIDAYS

 

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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.

Biography

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.

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

Enzo Enzo”

Lyrics

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

Au-dessus…
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

 
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Posted by on August 4, 2017 in FRENCH FRIDAYS, music

 

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“Tahiti – Escape to Nature (Teaser)” 

“Tahiti – Escape to Nature (Teaser)” 

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