Vallee De La Loire

A popular online encyclopedia writes…

‘The Loire Valley, spanning 280 kilometres (170 mi), is located in the middle stretch of the Loire River in central France. Its area comprises about 800 square kilometres (310 sq mi). It is referred to as the Cradle of the French and the Garden of France due to the abundance of vineyards, fruit orchards, and artichoke and asparagus fields, which line the banks of the river. Notable for its historic towns, architecture and wines, the valley has been inhabited since the Middle Palaeolithic period. In 2000, UNESCO added the central part of the Loire River valley to its list of World Heritage Sites. The valley includes historic towns such as AmboiseAngersBlois,ChinonOrléansSaumur, and Tours. The climate is favorable most of the year, the river often acting as a line of demarcation in France’s weather between the northern climate and the southern. The river has a significant effect on the mesoclimate of the region, adding a few degrees of temperature. The climate can be cool with springtime frost while wine harvest months may have rain. Summers are hot.’

That’s me and my family sorted for the next two weeks. Wine, historic towns, heat, pool, campsite, some cycling.

This is some fuzz guitar Franco 60s mod pop from Jacques Dutronc. Cool as le fuck. See you later my friends

La Responsable

Et Moi

Super sharp Jacques Dutronc and his equally sharp and beautiful girlfriend Francois Hardy looking pretty pleased themselves. And why not?

Dutronc’s 1966 hit Et Moi, Et Moi, Et Moi is a bit of a classic, mod drumming and fuzz guitar. It was also the first time French pop was taken seriously, breaking away from chanson. The lyrics satirise mid 60s social consciousness-

Sept cent millions de chinois/Et moi, et moi, et moi (“Seven hundred million Chinese people/And then there’s me”)

Co-writer Jacques Lanzmann said the song is about ‘complete selfishness… all the terrible things that go on a stone’s throw away, that touch us but do not prevent us from enjoying the evening’s barbeque’. The song is a blast and a must for any compilation cd or playlist of ‘songs in a language other than English’.

Et Moi, Et Moi, Et Moi