got into the spirit of the Loser's Lounge tribute to controversial
French singer/songwriter Serge Gainsburge, performing a deliciously
sleazy yet seductive version of "the Ballad of Melody Nelson.".
Enough said, watch the video...
11: Doors at 8 PM, Showtime at 9 PM.
Saturday and Monday July 12, 14: Doors at 7 PM, Showtime at 8 PM
Fez Under Time Cafe
380 Lafayette Street at Great Jones
Tickets are $20
available through Ticketweb.com
BALLADE OF MELODY NELSON
1st half translated by Mick Harvey; 2nd
half translated by Florence Mazzone:
Who, other than this man right here,
Took in her arms no other loves.
You think that's weak
But that's how it was.
to have love,
She used to have above a ton.
But now her days are just numbers
An adorable urchin
A most delicious infant
That I knew then
For but a moment.
A delightful vagabond.
You were the only condition,
Sine qua non,
Of my reason.
wings are slightly touching the pylons
When, realizing I was lost, we arrived, me and my Rolls,
in a dangerous and isolated place.
hood of the 1910 Silver Ghost
the radiator silver Venus is my guide
with her light veils.
contemptuous, while the radio is blaring over the silent engine,
her sight on the horizon, she's ignoring the pavement I'm
culs de sac with no parking,
her heart is indifferent, she's in charge of
my 26 horse engine.
of darkness, cursed archangel,
A modern style amazon whom the sculptor nicknamed "spirit
I was daydreaming before loosing control of the Rolls.
I was driving slowly when a violent shock put me back on earth!
see a wheel that kept on turning
And a doll-like girl who lost her balance,
her skirt hitched up, revealing white panties.
Melody Nelson is a red hair
and that's her real hair color....