Wednesday, May 24, 2006

The House I Grew Up In

French Pop Wednesday - time for some Françoise Hardy.

This week I saw the documentary Is It Really So Strange?, which documented the unexpected following Morrissey and The Smiths have cultivated amongst young Latinos in Los Angeles. One of the people interviewed in the documentary told of when he was working at his record store job a couple of years ago, when Morrissey himself walked up to him and asked him if they carried any of Françoise Hardy's records. The guy went looking through the store and saying "I'm sure I've heard of him, but I'm not sure if we carry any of his records." Eventually Mozza corrected him. The star-struck fan's illusions of Morrissey were shattered minutes later when he spotted the singer checking out his own section in the store before jumping into his convertible and driving off.

Here's another clip from Françoise Hardy's 1965 TV monochrome special Hardy Show - 'La Maison Ou J'ai Grandi'.

(Thanks, Soleysoley.)

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