Archives of Our Lives

{a narrow and broad look into the lives of people I love}

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Paid For by the *Canadians for French Singers* Association

Archives of Our Lives endorses Yael Naim.

Here's why:

1. Yael Naim is shy. How many celebrities or rock stars have the decency to be shy about themselves anymore? Very few, I submit.

2. Listen to the amazing song playing through the computer speakers right now. If the speakers are turned to low volume, crank those suckers up! Not only does "New Soul" have a catchy tune and surprisingly universal lyrics, but that actually is a real trombone you're hearing in the background.

3. If you are enjoying the song, click here and enjoy the even more free-spirited music video. That old-school piano? Those front doors? The round-bulbed party lights? Everything I ever wanted in a music video, all in one place.

4. The first time I ever saw the video, or heard the song for that matter, was right here on this blog. And within the first few words she sang, even before I knew Yael Naim's background, I could tell she was French-speaking. I will always love her for boosting my confidence in my accent-pegging skills.

What's not to endorse? Yes, she sounds kind of like Regina Spektor. And I know...everyone likes Regina Spektor right now--but so do I. I'll jump on any bandwagon that changes my life the way this musician has.

In closing, might I please remind you to get a load of what she's saying in this very good song:

I'm a new soul
I came into this strange world
Hoping I could learn a bit 'bout how to give and take
But since I came here
Felt the joy and the fear
Finding myself making every possible mistake

Those lines perfectly...perfectly...describe every major decision I've made in my life to date.

And that is why this blog endorses Yael Naim.

Why isn't her blurb on Wikipedia more detailed?

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Anonymous Anonymous said...


One more reason to love this Yael character: Preston was SCREAMING HIS GUTS OUT to the point of making himself sick FOR NO REASON and I thought, "What the hell? He's already pissed. I'm just going to check Camille's blog. It will probably make him madder that I'm not paying attention to him, but oh well." As soon as the music came on, he immediately calmed down and is now asleep. Thank you Yael Naim. You should go into cahoots with Baby Einstein CDs. I'd totally buy.

February 7, 2008 at 10:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

for the comment above, try playing hispanic music for your baby. Sounds strange, i know, but every baby i know quiets down for it! this really is a great song, i havn't heard it before
- thanks camille!

February 7, 2008 at 3:02 PM  
Blogger Lindsey Burnham said...

Brilliant!!! and that music video is AMAZING! It makes me want to go and do good in the world!

February 8, 2008 at 9:50 AM  

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