Tag Archives: Rock n’ Roll

Yes, French pop star Nicolas Sarkozy is rock n’ rolling again in Paris !

Crédits : Burki

Read more about it (in French, who else would care ?) : http://renaudfavier.com/2014/03/21/sarkozy-en-overdose-dhormones-de-croissance-au-printemps/

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Let’s hope Sarkozy will not try to sing the Miley Cyrus way to wake up his fans …

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Though, on second thoughts, maybe it would be more … grown-up.

Renaud Favier – March 23, 2014 – Facebook Compétitivité – LinkedIn – English

Frenchonomics     Compétitivité 2012 couverture

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RIP Lou Reed (1942-2013)

Just a perfect day … to say good-bye.

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Lou Reed Transformer

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Renaud Favier

R.Favier – October, 27th, 2013 – Facebook Café du matin à Paris – LinkedIn

 

 

Rock n’ Roll is Here to Stay … in Paris !

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No matter what your grandfather told you about Elvis, the Beatles or the Stones. No matter what your father told you about the Doors, Nena or AC/DC. No matter what you tell your kids about Queeen, Springsteen or Terence Trent d’Arby, and no matter what they answer you about their Pumpkins, Crandberries, or whatever vegetables …

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Johnny Hallyday is THE Rock n’ Roll Man !

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Don’t believe what you read, watch Johnny’s 70’s Birthday concert in Paris, June 15th, 2013, open your ears and let’s talk about it later : http://www.tf1.fr/johnny-hallyday/

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Read more about Johnny, and listen to so more great rock n’ roll music : http://renaudfavier.com/2013/06/16/johnny-hallyday-cest-lexception-culturelle-quon-aime/

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Yeah, Hallyday rocks (and Johnny be good forever) !

Renaud Favier – June 16th, 2013 – Facebook Competitiveness – LinkedIn

Frenchonomics      Compétitivité 2012 couverture

Some more readings about rock n’ roll and other les important issues.

               
               
         
           
          

Some more “rock n’ roll” (and free) readings.

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And some readings about “business” (free, of course), because rock n’ roll is big business, too (and vice-versa).

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Where do the #French go ? Very Bad Trip ? The Answer, my Friend, is Blowing in the Wind …

German reunification and the Euro were the last big footsteps for small Europe, which mankind watched on TV. Now, if the French wanna try reborn socialism with gay marriage, no food, no Euro and no free press, let’s see about it on the internet.

If some other broke European countries wanna join second class Euro(pe), be it because they too wanna believe in utopias because they think dreams are better nightmares than real life, or because they have no more choice than Eastern Europe after WW2 or German democrats after 1933 elections or the free world after 1929 crisis, let’s not start a war for that and remember what the previous French socialist Leader Maximo, François I, used to say before Germany reunified : “I love Germany so much, that I am happy there are two”. Everybody loves Euro(pe) so much, let François II create its Europe II with the Club-Meds (and perhaps let French German speaking Alsace-Lorraine and Northern German thinking Italy stay in Berlin/Brussels co-managed Europe I to avoid the risk of WW3 this time, and let the Brits chose freely if they prefer to join Euro(pe) 2 for the sake of “Entente Cordiale”, Euro(pe) 1 in Memory of the German name of the Royals, the United States at last, or no new alliance yet because they wanna wait and see who wins, because they trust they can afford a Churchill/Elisabeth fortitude (though they are not sure America could/would help), again, or because they have the Commonwealth and they think it’s enough to rule the Pacific waves again in the coming brave new Asian world. Anyway, if you cannot avoid it, watch it.

And if some French wanna escape this France, let them do : some will choose Germany in Memory of their ancestors (be they collaborators or Europhiles, or both, or neither but just German speaking for some Reason) and because they like German beer and free driving ; some will choose London for the sake of “une certaine idée de la France” and because they prefer lower taxes and fish and ships to Currywurst ; some will go to America because they have got used to slow driving and poor coffee or want to do business with Asia but prefer junk food to Chinese Soup or Japanese Sushi ; others will go anywhere but France, because they think people should be allowed to work and get paid for it and create entrerprises and make money out of it and not be insulted for that whatever works, but France. Of course, some of the French press will say that such people don’t deserve the honour of the Grande Nation’s citizenship : let the media talk as long as they can and let the French walk their talk, as long as they can …

Honni soit qui Noah’s (tax strategy) Ark y pense …

As the French (economic advisor to François II, Karine Berger and co-writer Valérie Rabault) say, “Les trente glorieuses sont devant nous”.

Let it be (French ?) and hope it will not last 30 years.

It’s not as if it could last 70 years anyway, the world has changed. And even Franch laws and promises and advisors and polls and media ownership can change, re-change, re-re-change …, be they in favour to or against more or less (usually silly) taxes, marriage, the size of housing or the price of electricity, for instance, with the exception of the petit livre rouge du code du travail and the dialogue social(iste), et environnemental à visage humain, of course, even if all this goes against economic rationale and/or European laws, if the exception française or the next elections so require …

After all, France is “LE Pays de la Raison“, isn’t it ?

Renaud Favier, September 11, 2012.

Some additional e-reading may be needed about Europe, Euro-nomics, France, Frenchonomics, the options for Competitiveness in France in spite of it all

French Politics, European Politics, Future with or without Civilized Face, Whatever Works or even more important issues like the proper temperature for  Sauternes Sweet Bordeaux White Wine with Foie Gras (some drink Red Bordeaux with Foie Gras, as long as they do it at home without witnesses …) or the Religion of Groucho Marx French Ancestors.

Please click on hereafter pictures if you don’t wanna be a potatoe couch watching the weather forecasts on Fox TV and let others enjoy sun, success, beach, love, Champagne, French learning bashing whilst you seat back in your chair reading the Sun, the Guardian or even worse and more biased against civilisation, the Financial Times and the Economist.

            

Downloading some relevant pdf for printing is another option for readers with a taste for “real” paper books (or just no Kindle, but an iPhone, an iPad or whatever else works to e-read).

               
           
          
           
       

To “Compétitivité” : Please click : http://madeinfrance2012.wordpress.com/

To go to “Voyage en 2012” : Please Click : http://rf2012.wordpress.com/

To “France 2012” : Please click : http://occupyvousdefrance.wordpress.com/

To “English Coffee” : Please click : https://bestcoffeeinparis.wordpress.com/

To go to “Café du matin à Paris” : Please click : http://renaudfavier.com/

To Go to France’s President’s Hollande speech on TV, September 10th, 2012 : http://renaudfavier.com/2012/09/10/le-president-hollande-parle-sur-tf1-de-croissance-et-de-competitivite-maintenant/

Johnny Hallyday, the French and Only Rock Star Older than Madonna, is not Dead. He never is.

Johnny Hallyday, the French Rock Star, is now almost 70. But he practices sport and rock n’ roll enough to look almost younger than Madonna. And his producers and agents are about as proactive as Madonna’s to try and sell tickets, albums and books.

Renaud Favier, August 28th, 2012.

Some additional e-reading may be needed about France, French Music, French Baguette, French Café, French Croissant, French Rock n’ Roll or even more important issues. (Please click on pictures if you don’t wanna be a potatoe couch watching the weather forecasts on TV and let others enjoy sun, success, beach, love, Champagne, French learning bashing whilst you seat back in your chair reading the Sun, the Guardian or even worse and more biased against civilisation, the Financial Times and the Economist).

            

Downloading some relevant pdf for printing is another option for readers with a taste for “real” paper books (or just no Kindle, but an iPhone, an iPad or whatever else works to e-read).

               
           
          
           
       

To “Compétitivité” : Please click : http://madeinfrance2012.wordpress.com/

To go to “Voyage en 2012” : Please Click : http://rf2012.wordpress.com/

To “France 2012” : Please click : http://occupyvousdefrance.wordpress.com/

To “English Coffee” : Please click : https://bestcoffeeinparis.wordpress.com/

To go to “Café du matin à Paris” : Please click : http://renaudfavier.com/

The Sun, the Empires on which it never sets and Rock n’ Roll are here to stay

It is foreseen, that the sun should not disappear over 3 or 4 billion years. Those who dare bet some money on these weather forecasts should win in the long run, though it remains to be proven that Solar Impulse is able to make it around the world.

What is for sure, is that the sun still never sets on the Commonwealth, and that even if  the night may be dark and cold in England, the Brits will find a way to sail over the 7 seas and that there will always be great music around Buckingham Palace.

Those who would like to read more about ongoing changes in Europe (and the rest of the world including usually sunny France) may click on the following pictures to reach series of eBooks.

    

Let’s Dance and Celebrate Queen, Country, the Sixties, England and Rock n’ Roll Tonite !

HM the Queen was fair-play enough, to forgive the Pistols who spoilt a previous Jubilee of hers (1977) and Freddie who was quite outrageaous too (Wembley 86), and great enough to organize a revival of the Swingin’ London. (Live on BBC Radio2).

Of course, it was quite logical to celebrate 60 years of reign with the music of the sixties, and to invite both former Beatle Sir Paul (McCartney) and former eccentric Sir Elton John, but all must be grateful for her inviting beautiful Kylie Minogue (and Annie Lennox and several other great singers).

As regards Rock n’ Roll tonite, those who think they may not like watching 60 year old  British ladies twisting and shouting like in the golden era of the mini-skirt (and other beauties England invented in the Sixties and a few hundred years around) …

… may just listen to Madness on the radio on BBC Radio 2 http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/radio/bbc_radio_two/listenlive (anyway, the show on TV may only be watched on BBC One for internet user in theUK).

And those who would like to read on the Internet while listening to the show, may e-read some French eBooks about changes in the current years (which are and/or may become quite “Rock n’ Roll” indeed in many other places than re-swingin’ London).