Carla Bruni, former supermodel and now First Lady of France, became a successful folk-singer in between those two jobs. An Italian by name, she lived in France as a child, so she has that tri-lingual thing down. Here she is singing "Quelqu'un m'a dit" which I believe translates to "Somebody told me".
A slightly different Music Monday today. Guitar Center runs an amateur drummer competition every year, holding competitions in their stores, regional finals, and then finally culminating in a national Drum-Off in Los Angeles every January. Last Friday was the most recent Drum Off at the Wiltern Theatre. Ramon Sampson from Tennessee won. He's all of 19 years old. Maybe in 10 years Alexander will be performing.
Ran across a trailer for Blue Gold: American Jeans which documents American (new and vintage) denim industry, from vintage collectors and re-sellers to designers. Looks interesting, but the movie website doesn't really indicate when it will be released.
The Cosby Show is one of my all-time favorite TV shows, and viewing early episodes years later, it's amazing to see how well the show holds up. The fashion is obviously dated, but the writing, acting and jokes are really timeless.
Music was a big part of the show, as Cosby was a big jazz fan and had numerous guest stars from jazz and musical greats. This clip presents the classic lip-sync rendition of "The Night Time is the Right Time" by Ray Charles as done by the Huxtables for Cliff's parent's 49th anniversary:
The next year, for the grandparent's 50th, they did a little James Brown. Theo and Rudy pretty much steal the show: