A brief post: What we share. #blogjune 27

I came home this evening to find Fi at the keyboard. She’d been playing a piece and wanted to demonstrate it for me. While she often has fun with reinterpretations, she played and sung to a fairly straight version of U2’s “All I want is you”. Inspired, I joined in by playing a descant keyboard accompaniment an octave higher that mirrored, although didn’t duplicate, the Edge’s guitar line in the original. I’m very lucky.

Music isn’t all we share, but it is a great deal. When Fi was up more up to singing, we often sang duets during the offertory part of Mass, and we continue to sing and play together although she isn’t in a frame for a public showing just now.

We also share an appreciation of music. I’ve always enjoyed music from other cultures, and a fun wrinkle Fi introduced me to was covers of English language songs in other languages.

Here’s my favourite of this type: “Ça plane pour moi”, (arguably*) by Belgian performer Plastic Bertand. It’s a remake of New Wave hit “Jet Boy Jet Girl”.

I’ll provide a snippet from Australia’s own “Spicks and Specks” that features a translation.

* In fact none of Plastic Bertrand’s first four albums featured Plastic Bertrand, it seems. “Ça plane pour moi” was, in fact performed by Lou Deprijk, who also produced and composed the track. A real Belgian Milli Vanilli!

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One Response to A brief post: What we share. #blogjune 27

  1. FiFYI says:

    I’m lucky too. xxxxxxxxxx ❤

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