Wednesday, March 05, 2008

What are you Yelle-ing about??

Annevan, my Frienchie friend, has introduced me to some addictive French girl pop/rapper named Yelle (please note, the site may just give you seizures, so maybe listen but don't look).

me: how can you sing along, as a non french speaker, to Yelle without sounding like a korean gameshow contestant doing beatles songs on karaoke?

Anne: truth is: you can't.
btw, she's singing about nasty stuff -- Avenue D or Peaches style

me: Well, she definitely has a Peaches sound.*
Can you give me a hint as to what she's saying?
something about magazines and marie claire

Anne: mmm, I just listened to 1 song -- something about doing it. I don't remember exactly
ha ha
I'm reading some lyrics on line
she has a song called "parle a ma main", which means "talk to my hand:

me: I bought the cd on itunes, I'll burn it for you post haste
it's a blast

Anne: and she refers to "mes biatches"
ha ha ha

I love it when the frenchies get badass

Anne: "Les mecs ils sont tous nuls" = guys are all losers

me: it sounds so silly

Anne: "Girls Power!! hum hum
Alors vas t'acheter une vie t'es pas dans ma liste d'amis"
the 2nd line is: so go buy yourself a life, you're not on my list of friends
"Girls Power!! hum hum" -- HA HA HA
Sent at 10:57 AM on Wednesday

me: HAHA

me: I understand from her Facebook page that she rose to fame on when she posted a song titled "Short Dick Cuizi", dissing Cuizinier, a member of the Parisian hip-hop group TTC.
Who is this "cuizinier?"

Anne: no idea. there's the loop - over there. and here's me -- out of that loop.

me: that's an excellent illustration. Thanks
At any rate, apparently he has a short dick, and she has been able to really capitalize on that.

*Amazing that if you Google the word "Peaches," the first result is not about fruit, but about the crazy semi-porno pop star

No comments: