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Re: Estellem
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Very, very cool All fingers crossed for your concert!

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Good luck, Estelle. You'll do good.

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Thanks. I have 9 days to get rid of a cold.

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It must be great to play where Heather once played. I wish you all the best! You will make it!

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"And then, suddenly surprising act Heather Nova came on stage and accompanied Estelle on one of her songs."

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Do you plan to do all original songs or will you also do some covers?

Will you play any Heather Nova songs?

If you need to know the music, I can recommend someone who has transcribed them all.

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I will play my own songs.

Maybe I would have performed some covers if I had had the parts of 30 minutes for myself, but I'll have "only" 45 minutes. Not that much.

I won't miss the occasion of presenting and testing them to people.

Moreover, I 'm the writer and the compsoer of all my songs, but I don't song that well. Which means it's better that I focused on the creativity aspect, which means focusing on my work.

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Makes sense.*

Will you be performing only French songs or also some
English songs?

If the latter, I think it might be the first time anything I've helped with has been performed publicly.


*But you still should perform Drive Away if you get to do an encore!

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Definitely, I will perform at least one of the English ones.

Maybe two, especially if I havent' got rid of my cold by then.

French is full on "nasal" sounds, which makes it harder to sing when the nose isn't in normal conditions.

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What a nice surprise, be sure to tell us what it was like!
I have seen you on stage before!!
Good luck!!!

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Quite down the page

They were'nt able to type "Estellem" correctly, though.

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Your stage name is to be "Estellem" just like your user name here?

Any reason you keep the "m" from your old surname? Do you say it all together as one word? Is that a nickname you've had?

Ie, why not just "Estelle"?

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Yes.

In fact, I'm Estellem here because I already had adopted that name some years before.

At first, I took it by chance, when I was 15, because there was another Estelle in my class and everyone had to create a folder in the school's computer. So, I added the "m" of my (previous) surname (there was the time when you couldn't leave spaces in files names and stuff, the good old time with crap computers, and crapper at school).
But I liked the sound quite much and, sine them, I signed with it every little thing I tried to create. I still keep it for the songs.
Well, nobody ever used it, but me :D(and some members here).

I like the fact that, at one time, it's not my name as I and other people use it, and it's still my name. Then, in a way, the barier between real life and song is small and thin (which I find quite sane), but there is one, (which I find quite sane too).

By the way, I think there is already one singer called "just" Estelle. And, if I remember well, her music is big sh... not my taste.

By the way, I'm not very fond of the fact they mention my job. I have no problem with it, of course, but they didn't mention other' one's jo. Like if being a teacher was not a job, but my entire life.
But mybe I shouldn't complain - after all, they didn't write anything about Thibault, the guy who will share the stage with me.

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I was a little confused, actually. I thought you taught music, not Latin. I'm guessing you teach both? I probably knew this once and forgot - I forget a lot of things.

Very interesting about your name "Estellem". I'll try to start calling you this instead of "Estelle".

Btw, my Latin teacher was my favorite teacher in high school.

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I'm teaching Latin indeed. And French (same diploma). And I could teach old Greek if there was some left in my school (but old Greek disappears...).

I couldn't teach music. I'm not god enough. Music is "just" my favourite hobby.

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I don't mind you calling me Estelle, since you talk to me as me, and not (or not only) as the-girl-who-sing-the-songs.

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Quote:

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I'm teaching Latin indeed. And French (same diploma). And I could teach old Greek if there was some left in my school (but old Greek disappears...).

I couldn't teach music. I'm not god enough. Music is "just" my favourite hobby.


I had no idea you didn't teach music! I always assumed you did.

I took Ancient Greek during my last year of highschool, but I had to go to the local university to do so. Beautiful language. I prefer it to Latin, but I've forgotten it for the most part.

Sappho was my favorite.

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I don't mind you calling me Estelle, since you talk to me as me, and not (or not only) as the-girl-who-sing-the-songs.


So I am a friend of Estelle but a fan of Estellem. Got it!

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Oh, a person with a French diploma! Maybe you could answer this question. I really tried to find an answer for this question since quite a long time. Actually since 1989, as I started learning French in school.

Why are "bonjour" and "bonsoir" both only one word, and why are they not written "bon jour" or "bon soir"? Compare it with "bonne nuit", which is still written in two words.

Maybe "bon jour" and "bon soir" are simply so common that during the last centuries they changed into "bonjour" and "bonsoir"? Or because "bon" (male) is handled differently to "bonne" (female)?

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Probably similar to English "goodbye" < "God be with ye".

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Mh yes, but "bye" is no time of the day and it is no word for itself.

I wonder if some centuries ago it was "bon jour", but later changed to "bonjour", and if so, for whatever reason? And is "bon jour" considered as "wrong" in French grammar, or maybe only as "uncommon"?

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un bon jour = a good day ("jour" is a "male" name).

Une bonne nuit = a good night (night is female)

Un bon soir = a good evening (soir is male)

"bonjour" and "bonsoir" come from "bon jour" and "bon soir". Now, words are "glued" and they simply mean "HELLO". You tell bonjour and bonsoir when you MEET the person. It doen't mean anymore thatyou wish them a god day or evening. It's just politness.

You say "good night" when you LEAVE the person at night. It's still two words, because it means both goodbye and that you wish them a god night.

I hope it was clear.

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Quote:

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"bonjour" and "bonsoir" come from "bon jour" and "bon soir". Now, words are "glued" and they simply mean "HELLO". You tell bonjour and bonsoir when you MEET the person. It doen't mean anymore thatyou wish them a god day or evening. It's just politness.

This would be a pity when many people say it without thinking too much about it. Also because sometimes this is indeed meant as a wish, when you meet a friend, for example.

This leads to the next question: why is "au revoir" still two words then? You may never see ("voir") this person again ("re"), or at least you don't want to see this person again, but you still say it... the same with "bonjour" and "bonsoir".

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Good luck tonight, Estelle!

Just a few hours til the concert, I imagine?

Let us know how it goes.

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Thanks !

I'll tell you.

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What time will you start your set tonight?

Have you made a final decision yet on your setlist?

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It's what's called "off - stage" of the festival (real artist playng on the real stage, people like me playing near the bar.

It seems to be wery "spontaneous organisation". The setlist will depend if I'm playing 45 + 15 minutes or 3 x 15.

I'll have to decide about it with the other guy.

There will be an half an hour show between people can enter the center and the opening of the doors, than another 30 minutes between the 2 "real shows", then about 30 minutes after the 2nd and lst "real show".


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Well, I think those performing by the bar are the "real show".

I'm guessing you're probably performing right now - hope it's going well. Don't mind the drunk guys who are talking really loud and aren't paying attention.

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Did you have a nice show???

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Well, not bad.

Played twice a 30n min set.

1st one not very exciting : peole were hurrying into the real stage room (unnumbered seats), so they didn't pay attention. Almost fortunately, since I made several mistakes.

Played again at the end of the "real" shows. Some people hurried back home, but others stayed and listen. Quite nice, especially as I made only a few mistakes this time.

Thanks for asking.

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That's great!

No video, I take it?

Setlist?

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Vincent shot a bit, but we assume it will be quite crap : 1st part, much noise in the room, the sound will probably be awful.

And there's albmost no song complete from beginning to end. He shot mainly parts.

But one or two guys shot pictures.

In the second part, he didn't shot videos because he was talking to a guy who was giving his card for me.
As for the setlist, I remember the songs, but not the order.

For the 1st part, I had to move it a bit (holy shit, I forgot this f***ing capo in the bag. "Vincent ? Can you bring my capo please ?").
For the second part, I modified it following peple's reactions : as they seem to ilke what I was playing (and as I know some would not stay for very long), I played all the song I got of this kind.

Played most of the songs twice :

Les Soupirs de Vincent
Amarres
Moi Aussi
Virtuel
Till The Winter Ends
Les Excuses
Wedding Song (English title, but French lyrics)
Il Etait Une Fois
Vincent
Vieux Et Croulants

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No What If The Fog?

Well, you can correct this one imperfection in your setlist at your next concert, which hopefully will be soon.

Could you tell which songs people might have liked the most?

I wonder what Heather would do if she didn't have her capo...

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i would have messed up some chords.

I rehearsed, but I wasn't sure enough.

besides, as I was playong in front of people standing, I didn't want to play sitting on a chair. That makes things a bit more difficult.

I chose not to take the risk yesterday. But next time.

People liked it when there was some humor in the song. Moi Aussi and Vieux Et Croulants, for example.

As far as I know, on a Spring 2006 acoustic tour recording, Heather is missing the capo, and while Felix or someone goes and fetches hims, she ask people what they want to hear and play Doubled Up. Gerd will know what I'm talking about, and will remember much better than me. .

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Btw, I'm just kidding with you about What If The Fog. Definitely happy for you. I'm glad things went well despite facing circumstances less than idea.

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Quote:

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I chose not to take the risk yesterday. But next time.



Let us know when next time is!

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Well, multiple pistakes on the 1st set consoled me of the fact noone was hearing.

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Well, multiple pistakes on the 1st set consoled me of the fact noone was hearing.


Just think of it as a rehersal!

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Indeed.

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You should send your songs to Heather or Felix and ask about performing as an opening act next time she plays in France.

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I didn't asked anything, but when of the last email I sent to Heather, at the end of the wrong signatures thing, when I wrote to thank her for giving Drive Away and 2 others mp3s, I told, as a "joke" thanks for your songs, here are some mine, to thank you". But she never answered.

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