Thursday, July 04, 2013

Racing and rocking on Independence Day

It seems wrong to celebrate INDEPENDENCE DAY by listening to FRENCH ROCK 'N' ROLL and watching LE TOUR DE FRANCE, but it's fun.
German Andre Greipel won today's sixth stage of the Tour, from Aix-en-Provence to Montpellier, with South African Daryl Impey claiming LE MAILLOT JAUNE -- the yellow jersey signifying the race's overall leader.
I watched today's stage on TV after having spent the morning enjoying the classic French rock of DANNY BOY ET SES P√ČNITENTS, LES CHATS SAUVAGES and LES CHAUSSETTES NOIRES.
This music caused riots when it burst onto the French cultural scene of the early 1960s. These days, the songs seem like mini-soundtracks to particularly hip films.
Like I said, it wasn't fireworks, but it sure was fun.


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