Merci, Monsieur Gainsbourg

house of Gainsbourg, Paris, France
Perhaps you only know him as the Frenchman who wrote “Je t’aime… moi non plus” (“I love you… me neither”). Or perhaps you can recite any of his song titles after hearing a few seconds of the track. Serge Gainsbourg has steadily crept into my music collection over the years, his CDs and LPs eventually gaining such a critical mass that I decided to examine how Parisians pay tribute to the deceased singer-songwriter. My piece on Gainsbourg, “A Message for The Cabbage Head Man,” is the feature of the week over at Carry On, and involves graffiti and ancient cans of beans, all up for consideration on a street in Paris’ Left Bank.


About OmnivorousTraveler

Darrin DuFord is a travel writer, mapgazer, and jungle rodent connoisseur. His writing has won numerous awards and has appeared in The San Francisco Chronicle, BBC Travel, Gastronomica, Roads & Kingdoms, Narratively, and Perceptive Travel, among other publications. He is the author of Breakfast for Alligators: Quests, Showdowns and Revelations in the Americas (released in July 2016) and Is There a Hole in the Boat? Tales of Travel in Panama without a Car, silver medalist in the 2007 Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Awards.
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