Language – French
Translation – Hippie hippie hooray
My introduction to this track was when it was put on a mix tape for me years ago by my friend (@musicography). I love the laid-back air to this song, that amazing guitar sound and the way (in the song) he swaps his life as a beatnik to embrace his new-found desire to be a hippie. I always feel happy listening to it. I had not seen this video clip until recently, but just knowing that there were people at a place and time that made a TV programme that was so wonderfully psychedelic is amazing!
Jacques Dutronc always strikes me as having a rebellious air to him. Which is a Very Good Thing, in my view! I like that he was a huge pop star in France, and yet still managed to write such clever, witty and insightful lyrics. Also, while I was aware that he was the boyfriend of Françoise Hardy, I hadn’t realised that he was actually married to her and they had a child. I have so much to learn!