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Too Much Things To Do

October 27, 2010

Clear up my mind an’ give some sense To what I feel deep down in my conscience What can I do ? what can I do ? I don’ t know what to do, tell me what to do But there is so much things to do, so much things to do There is so […]

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Translation of Le Fils Caché Du Pape by Babylon Circus

October 23, 2010

I’m surprised I didn’t take advantage of the Pope’s visit to my home town last month to post a translation of this song from my favourite French album. Le Fils Caché Du Pape, written for the group by Mickaël Furnon (Mickey 3D) is one of the slower, creeping songs on La Belle Étoile, perhaps not […]

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Translation of Marions-Nous Au Soleil by Babylon Circus

December 4, 2009

As promised, today’s post is a translation from La Belle Étoile. Marions-Nous Au Soleil (Let’s Get Married In The Sun), features Karina Zeviani and is the second track on La Belle Étoile which was the subject of the yesterday’s post. A few pieces of interesting vocabulary to look at. I struggled to translate “ma caille” […]

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La Belle Étoile finally available for download in the UK!

December 3, 2009

I’ve just performed my regular check for La Belle Étoile across the UK online music stores and it has recently become available on both iTunes and Amazon. Unfortunately there is currently a problem with the Amazon widget creator which means that I have only been able to include seven tracks from the album on the […]

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What makes a great live performance, Part I

November 10, 2009

Babylon Circus, Bristol UK, Halloween 2009 I took the picture to the left at a Babylon Circus gig this Halloween just gone. I’d seen them in London a few days previously and absolutely had to see them again before they left the UK to continue their tour in France where they were, incidentally, supported by […]

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What a petite terre

November 3, 2009

Two weeks ago I was searching for something fresh. I was really looking for some new French singing rock band. I didn’t find much – I came across one track by Bony Hide which, although pretty good and indeed like gold when compared with some of the horrors I’d been listening to that day, didn’t […]

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Babylon Circus Opening the Prix Europa

November 1, 2009

I’ve just come across this YouTube video. It’s Babylon Circus opening the Prix Europa 2009 with Perdu from their album La Belle Étoile. I was glad to see this as they had opened with this song in London on the 26th October and it was an absolute stormer which set the tone for the whole […]

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Babylon Circus in Bristol

November 1, 2009

I’m not really focused enough to write much but I wanted to write something while I was still deaf. It’s 5am here in London and I’ve just driven back from Bristol after seeing Babylon Circus on the final night of the UK leg of their European tour. They were brilliant again as they had been […]

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Translation of La Parade de Gordon Banks by La Ruda

October 16, 2009

The time will come when I decide to write my top ten list of the best French language albums of 2009. You know what it’s like when you make a list like that – you’ve probably got three or four “no-brainers” which are going to be in there no matter what, and then you may […]

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Translation of De la Musique et du Bruit by Babylon Circus

June 5, 2009

Here’s a lively track from the same album as J’aurais bien voulu – one of the first songs I translated here. Like J’aurais bien voulu, there’s a lot of good stuff going on within the lyrics as you can see below.

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