Jacques Lagesse – Our Familial Star!

Hey Milieu Pals,

This post actually covers a subject that I should have posted about last week. The topic concerns my cousin Denis, who goes by the name Jacques, and his appearance on Noot-Vir-Noot.

Last week Friday, the 17th of August 2007, my cousin Denis appeared on Noot-Vir-Noot. Now Noot-Vir-Noot is a very prestigious and long running music game show that has been on the air for longer than I have been in this world ;-). Thus, to appear as a guest performer is quite a privilege and testament to your status as a performer. We obviously recorded the entire episode but I took the initiative to edit and post his performance on YouTube. This is in the hope that my cousins already successful career will gain an additional boost and, if all goes well, international acclaim .

Well, without further a do, I present Jacques Lagesse live on Noot-Vir-Noot:

Since we are on the topic of music, I would like to share another musical gem that I have found. While listening to the radio (a rare occurrence indeed) I heard that Mandy Moore had performed a cover of Rihanna’s Umbrella. After hearing this, I knew I just had to find it and give it a listen. Thank goodness for Google and YouTube . I must admit that I was pleasantly surprised by this rendition of Umbrella. The main reason for this is because of how Five FM, a local popular music driven radio station, had essentially ‘raped’ Rihanna’s version. This makes listening to the original, somewhat of a painful experience due to media saturation. Mandy Moore’s version could, therefore, not be farther from the original using a mellow down tempo beat, a four man band and only her silky smooth voice to carry the song. This cover is excellent in my opinion and is worth listening to. 

That seems to be all for now Milieu Pals. I should be getting back to my research now, but with Facebook, Youtube and my blog…

– Hans

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