Tag Archives: Jacques Brel

Quote for the day: Ray Charles on Jacques Brel

“It takes a very warm person to say the things that this song says. And, you know, it’s plain; it’s not difficult. You don’t have to be a scholar to understand it.” – Ray Charles, interviewed by the French media … Continue reading

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Le Moribond: Of dying, infidelities and boy band covers

Since I discovered Jacques Brel a few months ago, I’ve listened to little else. His catalog of songs is for a lifetime of  absorption and enjoyment. To pull out one perfect gem, this song “Le Moribond:” A version with English … Continue reading

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