Apologies for my long absence. My ME/CFS is always extremely debilitating, but every now and then hits me in a way that makes it difficult to do things I can otherwise normally manage, like the blog. I hope to return soon. As always, I am bristling with ideas and plans, but I have to put them on the backburner for now.
For now, I'll leave you with France Gall at her wavery high-pitched best, telling us to 'Be Wise'. The song was written by her father, Robert Gall, and Guy Magenta, who co-wrote such hits for her as 'L'Amérique' and 'Ne dis pas aux copains', and was originally released on the 'La Cloche' EP.
The adorable picture of France above is from Mademoiselle Age Tendre, March 1966.
Bad news: my YouTube account has been disabled and all my videos are gone. Yep, once again the YouTube police are on top of people like me who put up videos that are otherwise unavailable and that no-one stands to lose a dollar from, while stacks of scenes from popular movies and TV shows remain. Well done.
I'll consider hosting them elsewhere, or perhaps only featuring them on the blog. Though I'm sure there's nowhere like YouTube when it comes to having to constantly explain "I mean France the person, not France the country".