10th April 2016

There's a guy works down the chip shop swears he's Elvis......
Yesterday was yet another cold, damp day here in the SW of France. Absolutely nothing on TV, when the phone rang. Singer friend Martin asked if we could come to a restaurant in Gaillac that evening where he was singing.  Which restaurant? 'Frites 2000', a chip shop which is just down the road from us.  A chip shop? You mean, like back home?  Yes. We arrived to a woman singing with a karaoke machine. I walked up to the bar.  Ou est Martin, le chanteur?  Upstairs. Then that unmistakeable voice started to sing It's Now or Never....and I was in heaven. Didn't matter it was a greasy spoon place. Afterwards while a French woman was singing another favourite Non Je ne Regrette Rien, Martin told me he'd formed a new group called Evolution Chanteurs Gaillacoises, who will tour round local venues.  Entertaining? Certainly was and the lyrics were thought-provoking.
......regret nothing, it's now or never....The chip shop was a reminder of my youth. Evolution was telling me. Adapt and change before it's too late.
N.B. Next week's blog will be a day later than usual.

1 comment:

maggie@multi-tech.fr said...

where is this Martin next playing then?