I posted my last new favorite song more than 2 weeks ago, so it is time to change it, anyway I can't stand Herman Dune any more, as I listened too often to that song.
Since Sunday morning I am humming "More than this" all day long. This is not really a new song, but was released when I was at the age of sweet sixteen (so more than 2 years ago). In fact the humming is not inspired by the radio at all, but rather by my friend Sophie. Well only indirectly. I think she doesn't even know about it.
Anyway here is what happened Saturday : Sophie had come for a couple of days from Barcelona to spend a "decadent" weekend with me in Paris (more details in future posts, as decadence includes a certain type of activities that are worth sharing with gourmets). As Sophie is very knowledgeable about French gastronomie (I owe the experience of my first froglegs to her), on Saturday night back at my home we got into a discussion about the right way to do a mayonnaise (I am still haunted by the crudités experience), covering "with or without mustard ?" and similar essential questions of life.
She was tired and went to bed, and I read to her the various recipes for mayonnaise and its derivatives from my "techno" books from school. Within seconds she fell asleep (like a baby, not surprising, but this is another story ;). When I came to realize that I kept reading loud the mayonnaise recipes to myself and that I was far from wanting to go to sleep at midnight during my vacation week, I decided this was an opportunity to watch once more one of my alltime favorite movies on DVD, Lost in translation.
Now here is one of the scenes of this really wonderful movie, that makes me shiver each time I watch it. It's when they are both at a karaoke party with her japanese friends, and he is singing "More than this", basically right into her eyes. Sigh.... So since then I keep humming.
I could feel at the time, there was no way of knowing
Fallen leaves in the night, who can say where they´re blowing
As free as the wind and hopefully learning
Why the sea on the tide has no way of turning
More than this - there is nothing
More than this - tell me one thing
More than this - there is nothing.....