Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Waiting for 2010 #61: Happy Bastille Day

Today I am Monsieur des Rameaux. Too bad my local library's NetLibrary account dropped all of its Pimsleur titles (a dispute with the publisher, perhaps?), and I cannot learn to ask "What would you like to drink?" in French (for free, that is).

However, we can all enjoy (if you choose to enjoy) "Bastille Day" by the Canadian rock band Rush:



You gotta love a rock trio made of three virtuoso instrumentalists who checked their egos at the door, a polarizing vocalist, and a drummer who writes the lyrics. It's a bizarre combo, and it is awesome.

1 comment:

  1. July 14th is Bastille Day. Bastille Day, or Joyeux Quatorze Juillet in French, pronounced "Joy-ooh Ka-torze-uh Jweeay", meaning Happy Fourteenth of July, (or you could say it "Bastille-uh Day-uh", if you're that corny) is likened to July Fourth for Americans, as a day in which protesters stormed a jail and armory (the Bastille) and touched off the French Revolution. It is celebrated worldwide by French expatriates, and areas with French quarters and historical ties, including American celebrations in Philadelphia, Minneapolis, and Seattle, and was also a song by the Canadian band Rush. It is historically significant, and many would like to use a payday loan no fax for celebrating Bastille Day – Vive La France!

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