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It’s always a good idea to go to France

May 5, 2018
paris daisy cools 1

Writing and singing in four languages. I knew it would be challenging, but right now, in the midst of writing and recording, I can say it’s all- consuming and rewarding at the same time. Oh, and a wonderful motive to go back to Paris! Which I did recently. So here’s what’s going on:   When I first began translating my brand new songs from English to Portuguese, Italian and French I thought that writing the French lyrics would be relatively…

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I’ve come to tell you I’m going away

September 15, 2016
going away, parc buttes chaumont, paris

Photo taken by Jessica de Ligt during the making of the video for Be Good/The Paris File.  Writing this whilst listening to: Berry, Mademoiselle (album) Location: my balcony, Rotterdam Drink: Viña Tarapacá, Valle Central, Chile, Chardonnay, 2015 A freezing cold evening, February 2011. I’m gathering my stuff which is lying around the small apartment in the 19th arrondissement. Checking every drawer, going through the tiny rooms, packing my bags. I’m about to turn off the radio when I hear a…

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Pardon my French

September 5, 2016
french movie

Writing this whilst listening to: Miles Davis, Ascenseur pour L’échafaud (soundtrack) Location: my desk, Rotterdam Drink: Domaine de la Baume, Les Mariés, Sauvignon Blanc, 2012      I finally found a way to sit around watching movies and call it work. Not that I’m actually making money while doing so, but that’s just a detail. And aren’t details easy to overlook?   Watching stacks of movies spoken in the language you desire to speak can be an effective way to…

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