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bibiStardust
(electric tomato)
04/26/03 06:01 PM
Re: Bad Pronounciation new [re: Adam]  

In reply to:

In 1997, he spoke English on French television and the interviewer translated for him.


i suppose you saw this from NPA (nulle part ailleurs)!

Yes Bowie does not speak French very well: Heroes in French sounds weird...but he tried to do it and that's a good thing!



And nothing has changed
Everything has changed



revidescent
(kook)
04/26/03 10:10 PM
Re: Bad Pronounciation new [re: bibiStardust]  

Yeah well I can understand the French version of "Heroes" might sound weird, but you know, French is not the easiest language (spoken and written). I speak French most of the time, and I can tell you the grammar can be very difficult (especially compared to English). But I guess you know that too.

Andrée-Anne

Someone to bruise and leave behind

bibiStardust
(electric tomato)
04/27/03 05:27 PM
Re: Bad Pronounciation new [re: revidescent]  

yeah je comprends ça très très bien mais de nombreux passages m'echappent dans "Heroes", bien que je sois Français....weird isn't it?

By the way Andrée- Anne, you're Fench?

And nothing has changed
Everything has changed



revidescent
(kook)
04/27/03 07:04 PM
Re: Bad Pronounciation new [re: bibiStardust]  

Je suis pas française (dans le sens que je ne viens pas de France), mais je suis de Montréal. Le français est ma langue maternelle.

Andrée-Anne

Someone to bruise and leave behind

Edited by revidescent on 04/27/03 07:06 PM (server time).



Stina
(kook)
04/29/03 10:13 PM
Re: Ouvre le chien? new [re: 96dbFreak]  

In reply to:

Yeah, maybe you’re onto something there. It occurs to me that “zane” rhymes with “cane”. Cane Hill was the name of the psychiatric hospital that David’s brother Terry was a patient at. It was also represented on the Mercury cartoon cover of the TMWSTW album.



Not only that but when this was discussed a while back someone mentioned that Cane means dog in Italian so by saying open the dog, he could be saying to open the doors to the institution and let out his brother *and im not taking credit for coming up with that interpretation of the lyrics*

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LaughingGnoome
(electric tomato)
05/02/03 10:46 PM
Re: Ouvre le chien? new [re: ZiggyZane]  

Also consider the name of the 83 tour Serious Moonlight. I always found this term strange (what is serious moonlight?). How about Sirius Moonlight? Sirius is a star, called the dog-star. Now the moon has always been associated with insanity above everything else.




eiwob2
(grinning soul)
05/03/03 02:03 PM
Re: Ouvre le chien? [re: LaughingGnoome]  

"Serious moonlight" is a lyric in Let's dance, too.



LaughingGnoome
(electric tomato)
05/04/03 01:19 AM
Re: Ouvre le chien? new [re: eiwob2]  

Yes, i know...

"Let's sway, you could look into my eyes
Let's sway, under the moonlight, this serious moonlight"




Queen_Bitch_101
(grinning soul)
05/04/03 05:01 AM
Re: Ouvre le chien? new [re: LaughingGnoome]  

about "ouvrez le chien", someone had asked Bowie once on a chat why he wanted to "open the dog" he answered that it was certainly something he had read in a text written by a French surrealist writer (he gave his name but I have to find the interview to check it now, I never remember names ) and used it for both songs, because it "sounded good". That's a technique Bowie used very much for Buddha Of Suburbia.

Laughing Gnoome, I've heard it could be because Nile Rodgers was saying "serious" all the time, and it would have stuck in Bowie's mind. It could have used "serious" to make a contrast with the apparent romantic aspect of the song, and of the word "moonlight" itself.... I like very much your explanation though.

I know that people think
That I'm a little crazy
Ohh, better sex is fun
I think I like fascination


dazed
(mortal with potential)
06/20/03 05:38 AM
Re: Bad Pronounciation new [re: bibiStardust]  

c'est pareil pour moi en fait je comprend mieux quand il parle en anglais!!




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