How the 9 button got pre-set to 155 I don’t know, but luckily this mystery put me onto a kind of music I probably wouldn’t have tried. My car came with 6 month’s worth of Sirius XM satellite radio on it, and I liked more than enough channels to renew it when the free time was over a couple months ago.
There are so many choices in music and talk that I only randomly switch over to a local Top 40 station these days. Anyway, how many of the repetious songs about gettin’ drunk at the club or seein’ what’s hidin’in somebody’s CK briefs can a person listen to?
This Channel 155 was a refreshing change almost from the instant my fingertip hit the button. And I couldn’t understand a word of the lyrics. Latitude Franco is a French Canadian channel with just fun, pleasing-to-the-ear, mostly pop music. I don’t know if all the songs are Canadian or not, but they are all in French. I’m enjoying the music so much that I would almost start studying another language again. I did say “almost”.
Un Jour Sur Deux by Stefie Shock
I can’t get the song above out of my head. Of course, I could use a translator to get “Every Other Day” from “Un Jour Sur Deux”, but I’ve tried to find the full lyrics; so far no luck. However, I’m almost certain this fun song by Stefie Shock doesn’t have much to do with getting trash-faced in the neighbor’s pool last summer. The sound and the voice do make me think of David Bowie, or even more, Miguel Bosé of Spain.
Give it a play and you might get hooked like I did.
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