In the final hours of what has been a great year for me (and you too, hopefully), I post what's probably the rarest song to appear on this blog. It's a song that should've been a big hit, a signature song for Anna Karina. For Juliette Gréco maybe. Instead it's an almost forgotten song by an actress whom I had never heard before, but Wiki says Delphine Seyrig worked with Europe's top directors (Truffaut, Duras, Resnais) and directed movies herself featuring Jane Fonda and Maria Schneider.
She has a deep voice, perfect for a melancholy-ridden song that is Une Fourmi et Moi. Hope you all have a great new year's eve, that 2008 will be grand. See you in January. [Merci Pierre]
Delphine Seyrig - Une Fourmi et Moi
An addition to this post from Jan-Willem:
Around Christmas time I spotted Delphine Seyrig on TV5, in the 1970 fairy tale movie Peau d’âne (Donkey Skin) by Jaques Demy of Parapluies de Cherbourg fame. It’s a mildly psychedelic cross between Jean Cocteau’s La belle et la bête and Walt Disney’s Cinderella, featuring Catherine Deneuve as a beleaguered princess and Jean Marais as her besotted father king intent on marrying his daughter as she is the fairest in the land since her mother died (!). Seyrig, as a feisty fairy godmother, advises against it in a song by Michel Legrand that unfortunately appears to be sung by another woman: Click!