John Sebastian: Younger Girl

Hugh Shirley Candyside – John Sebastian performing in concert in East Lansing, Michigan, August 1970 – from Wikimedia Commons

John Benson Sebastian is an American singer and songwriter born in 1944. In 1965 he formed the band The Lovin’ Spoonful, for which he sang and played the guitar, also he authored all their hit songs during that period. He left the band in 1968 to start a solo career that went on until now. CONTINUE READING / CONTINUER LA LECTURE…


Tom and Jerry (Simon and Garfunkel): Hey Schoolgirl (1957)

Paul Frederic Simon (born October 13, 1941) and Arthur Ira Garfunkel (born November 5, 1941) are known for their folk rock duo, with best-selling hits such as “The Sound of Silence” (1964), “Mrs. Robinson” (1968), “The Boxer” (1969), and “Bridge over Troubled Water” (1970). Their musical collaboration dates from high school, at age 15, but at that time they were practising rather traditional rock and roll. CONTINUE READING / CONTINUER LA LECTURE…


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Today Agapeta exists since two years and a half. The readership is steadily growing: nearly ten thousand views in 2015, a little more than twenty thousand in 2016, then more than fourteen thousand in the first six months of 2017 (fifteen thousand on July the 5th). The number of subscribers increases with regularity. Several blogs have included Agapeta in their blogroll, and many communications on various boards link to its posts. CONTINUE READING / CONTINUER LA LECTURE…

Georges Chelon : Petite fille, petit amour, petite enfant

Georges Chelon est un auteur, compositeur et chanteur français, né à Marseille le 4 janvier 1943. Sa chanson “Petite fille, petit amour, petite enfant” parut en septembre 1973 sur un simple 45 tours avec “Les grands ensembles” en face B (Disques Meys 10055 ou 128.21, cliquer ici pour voir la pochette et écouter un extrait). Elle figure également en position 5 de la face B de son LP 33 tours Ouvrez les portes de la vie, également paru en septembre 1973 (Disques Meys 30014 puis 528.202 en 1975, Disques Meys Barclay 45001 au Canada, cliquer ici pour voir la pochette et écouter des extraits). CONTINUE READING / CONTINUER LA LECTURE…

My Little Girl

In my post Thank Heaven For Little Girls I stressed the symbolic nature of using this song to accompany a stage dance between mature men and little girls. Now I found another video of a stage dance of adult men with little girls, but this one is much more romantic, the men lift the girls up, take them in their arms, and kiss them several times (at 1’05”, 3’00” and 3’29”): CONTINUE READING / CONTINUER LA LECTURE…

Good Morning, Little School Girl

John Lee Curtis "Sonny Boy" Williamson - from

John Lee Curtis “Sonny Boy” Williamson – from

John Lee Curtis Williamson, better known as Sonny Boy Williamson I, was an American blues harmonica player, singer and songwriter. He was born in Madison County, Tennessee, near Jackson, on March 30th, 1914. At age 16 he started to follow the Mississippi River north with his harmonica to seek a life as a musician. For this reason, he picked up the nickname Sonny Boy. CONTINUE READING / CONTINUER LA LECTURE…

Thank Heaven for Little Girls

Yuri Krotov - Before debut performance - from

Yuri Krotov – Before debut performance – from

Gigi is a 1958 musical comedy film directed by Vincente Minnelli, based on the 1944 novella of the same name by the French writer Colette. The screenplay and the song lyrics were written by Alan Jay Lerner, while the music was composed by Frederick Loewe. It starts with Maurice Chevalier singing the song “Thank Heaven for Little Girls” and ends with a reprise of the same song by Maurice Chevalier with a studio chorus. Part of the charm of the performance comes from his typical French accent. Rather than the movie version, I prefer the following video of the song illustrated with pictures of little girls. CONTINUE READING / CONTINUER LA LECTURE…

Jacqueline Taïeb : La petite fille Amour

Jacqueline Taïeb - La petite fille Amour chez les Cousins de Miel

Jacqueline Taïeb – La petite fille Amour chez les Cousins de Miel

Jacqueline Taïeb est une chanteuse française née le 9 novembre 1948 à Tunis. En janvier 1967, elle sortit son premier disque avec lequel elle obtint un bon succès, grâce au titre “7 heures du matin”; celui-ci a depuis été repris dans des publicités pour différentes marques. CONTINUE READING / CONTINUER LA LECTURE…


Airair - Illustration du poème Voyelles d'Arthur Rimbaud (Poster) - de Wikimedia Commons

Airair – Illustration du poème Voyelles d’Arthur Rimbaud (Poster) – de Wikimedia Commons


A noir, E blanc, I rouge, U vert, O bleu : voyelles,
Je dirai quelque jour vos naissances latentes :
A, noir corset velu des mouches éclatantes
Qui bombinent autour des puanteurs cruelles,

Golfes d’ombre ; E, candeurs des vapeurs et des tentes,
Lances des glaciers fiers, rois blancs, frissons d’ombelles ;
I, pourpres, sang craché, rire des lèvres belles
Dans la colère ou les ivresses pénitentes ;

U, cycles, vibrements divins des mers virides,
Paix des pâtis semés d’animaux, paix des rides
Que l’alchimie imprime aux grands fronts studieux ;

O, suprême Clairon plein des strideurs étranges,
Silences traversés des Mondes et des Anges :
— O l’Oméga, rayon violet de Ses Yeux !

Arthur Rimbaud, Voyelles
(Édition Le Livre de Poche)

Today is the first anniversary of Agapeta. Since I first reviewed the blog’s history six months ago, the layout and visual style of the blog has not much changed: I customized the left-hand menu, I added an image to some old posts, and inserted in each post except very short ones a “more tag” (so that only the beginning of the post appears on the archive), which makes browsing archives faster. CONTINUE READING…

Jean-Michel Caradec : Mords la vie (album)

L’album 33 tours Mords la vie (1973) de Jean-Michel Caradec reçoit son titre de sa première chanson. Ce petit chef d’œuvre poétique respire l’esprit libertaire des années suivant mai 68. Malheureusement il n’a jamais été réédité en CD. Mon précédent article est consacré à sa 5e chanson, Tendre Garance. Ici je présenterai brièvement trois autres chansons. CONTINUE READING…