For you today, I have an incredible video of Gainsbourg in his prime... what could be better? Had to send, as I know you are a big fan as well. This song is, of course, about Brigitte Bardot with whom he had a fling in 67. What a lucky lucky woman. Sigh... Okay, anyway... une magnifique dédicace...Initials B.B.
Gainsbourg was actually one of the first to sample, and for this song it is the Symphonie n° 9 « Du nouveau monde » from Dvořák. He also uses the first couple verses from Edgar Allen Poe's The Raven.
The song is a beautiful poem, this being my favourite part:
Jusques en haut des cuisses, elle est bottée
Et c'est comme un calice à sa beauté
Elle ne porte rien d'autre qu'un peu
D'essence de Guerlain dans les cheveux
Talk soon. And don't forget to send me that email.
Oh and would you like to see me cry? Cry with joy? Then buy me the bacon scarf from the post below for Christmas. Amazing.