6 May 2005


Unbeatable Brel. Found myself listening to his JoJo, over and over again.

My friends wonder why I like JBrel so much. He can be a little depressing. In fact too depressing. Well, I don't know. He is real to me. I mean, he does sing sad songs but it is so real. It is so him. Whenever I listen to any song I feel that he is speaking about himself. Putting himself, his sadness out to the whole world. That whatever story he is singing about, happened to him in real life. Makes me feel that I know my Jacques. My sensitive, sad Jacquie. My sensitive, sad Haal. When I connect with this me, I am more real.

Ce soir comme chaque soir
Nous refaisons nos guerres
Tu reprends Saint-Nazaire
Je refais l'Olympia
Au fond du cimetière
Nous parlons en silence
D'une jeunesse vieille
Nous savons tous les deuxQue le monde sommeille
Par manque d'imprudence

Six pieds sous terre Jojo tu espères encore
Six pieds sous terre tu n'es pas mort


Blogger robert sobieraj said...

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5/06/2005 01:47:00 pm  
Blogger robert sobieraj said...

i mean u'r blog has some kind of mood...

5/06/2005 01:48:00 pm  
Blogger robert sobieraj said...

hmmm... meant just stepping by... just hello... laterz... etc... etc... :)

5/06/2005 01:50:00 pm  
Blogger haal said...


Really... What kind of mood?

5/07/2005 01:22:00 am  
Blogger Blade Runner said...

J'aime Brel aussi...

5/07/2005 02:54:00 am  
Anonymous Mae said...

Like your taste in music.

You had a previous post for Helmut Louti and Aznavour, right? Great songs.


5/07/2005 10:37:00 am  
Blogger haal said...

Voices get me easily. I like sharp sounds, with a little bit of sadness. It is not out of wanting to depress myself, at all. It is just nice to connect with something real. I think Sadness is real. No one wants to pretend to be sad. Right?

5/07/2005 10:41:00 am  
Blogger haal said...

Sharp + sad voices= awareness .. to me.

5/07/2005 10:42:00 am  
Anonymous Mae said...

Love violene(sp?)?

I do because of the sadness, sharpness you talked about. I used to take lessons when I was in the states.

'oud is also great. A little harder than Violene

5/07/2005 10:52:00 am  
Blogger Mohamed said...

Mae.. don't talk about 'oud.

I love 'anoun.. sweet sadness.

5/07/2005 11:03:00 am  
Blogger haal said...

oH Oh. Bunch of sad people here! What a good lot.

Violin is my favourite. 'oud, well, I tried but got bored.

5/07/2005 11:29:00 am  
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