I will be in Paris for a week and some change between Christmas and New Years. I've been before so I know all the standard tourist spots- but I know the holiday season will mess up openings and closings so I'm interested in fun, interesting things and places ...that will be open. Ideally looking for performances, music, English-language theater, etc. I'll be traveling with a classical musician with a fondness for opera, so looking for things along those lines. Any seasonally specific events or things I shouldn't miss?
posted by The Whelk
on Oct 29, 2013 -
Contact by Daft Punk supposedly "contains audio from the Apollo 17 mission used by courtesy of NASA and Capt. Eugene Cernan
". The sample says: "Hey Bob, I'm looking at what Jack was talking about and it's definitely not a particle that's nearby. It is a bright object and it's obviously rotating because it's flashing, it's way out in the distance, certainly rotating in a very rhythmic fashion because the flashes come around almost on time. As we look back at the Earth it's up at about 11 o'clock, about maybe ten or twelve diame...Earth diameters. I don't know whether that does you any good, but there's something out there."
When I Google this I find only Daft Punk references. Is it a genuine soundbite from the Apollo 17 mission or did those wacky French robots make it up?
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94
on May 21, 2013 -
Le Pop Super-Bon! Can anyone suggest French bubble-gum pop that's especially au courant
? Like Yelle
(particularly her first album), only more recent? Stuff good for dancing or for cleaning the house. I've seen these threads
, but they're a bit stale. Merci à tous!
posted by Capt. Renault
on Dec 14, 2012 -
Any idea how to acquire the source music from the new Scorsese film Hugo
? The stuff the band is playing in the cafe and party scenes, in other words? [more inside]
posted by Shotgun Shakespeare
on Dec 30, 2011 -
Having our Murder Mystery Party tonight, and trying to button up some last minute things. I need some music suggestions for ambiance. The setting is 1930's France, in a casino. Lot's of secret agents and what not.
posted by JonnyRotten
on May 27, 2011 -
Da dum dum dum dum dum dum! Where can I find can can music online or on CD (and readily purchasable) on the internet? [more inside]
posted by banannafish
on Feb 25, 2009 -
What is the name of that French song from maybe five years back which had an animated music video of a little girl running through the pastures and playing? After a certain time, she stops playing, and she exits what turns out to be a big stage. A line of children are waiting their turn to enter the stage and play. [more inside]
posted by zaebiz
on Aug 17, 2008 -
A friend of mine has searched for years for a song he heard on vacation in France as a child. He can only remember a part of the chorus, which was "which side of the line are you". [more inside]
posted by magnusbe
on Jun 22, 2007 -
Which performers are you going to see at this year's Fete de la Musique in Paris on June 21st? [more inside]
posted by josh
on Jun 19, 2007 -
TravelinginFranceFilter: I know there have been loads of questions about France. We're looking for beautiful places in the countryside, great cheap food and reasonable accommodations. I'd love to have the perfect trip that matches my favorite things: [more inside]
posted by Deathalicious
on May 2, 2007 -
Suggestions of French pop tunes/artists? I know a very kind, lovely 11 year-old girl who is recovering from hip surgery in a dull, rural town. She'll be going to France on an exchange next year, and I'd like to take her there a little early, via a mix-CD. She likes Garbage, Sheryl Crow, Blink 182, Alanis Morrisette and India Arie. Can you help me make something...uh... hip?
posted by stonerose
on Mar 16, 2004 -