Friday, May 07, 2010

Concert at Fontaine Saint Michel


No Paris was not invaded by Aliens overnight, this is just a concert by Hit Machin (no, I did not forget the "e" at the end Machin!) that I photographed in front of the Saint Michel Fountain a few days ago. Don't ask me to judge the music, I did not have the time to stay... You can check their MySpace (and see their video too).

24 comments:

  1. they are kinda all over the map....but i kinda like them.....but then again, my music tastes are rather ecclectic......

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  2. I love street performers. Everything works as a space-age prop, apart from the tuba. He should shine it up a bit. Speaking of the tuba player (tubist?), I love his face.

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  3. OMG, I think I saw this group a few years ago playing during Fete de la musique!!!! They were unforgetable, especially because in that suit, one of them looked like a real..um......MAN!

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  4. Forget the goofy band, I want to find this fountain. The 5th???
    V

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  5. Eric -- you've captured the fountain and the "alien" musicians perfectly! So is that "Machin" as in "machin chouette"?
    V -- yes, the Fontaine St. Michel is in the 5th—at the place of the same name, by the boulevard of the same name, just across the bridge of the same name! )A famous meeting place of students.)

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  6. They kind of remind me of Devo.

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  7. Eric,

    The Fontaine Saint Michel evokes special memories because it was the landmark my friend and I used to navigate our way back to the hotel on our previous visit to Paris!

    I believe there is a student bookshop nearby, by the name of Gilbert, if I'm not wrong?

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  8. That's so Parisian--the juxtaposition of the modern against the ancient. I love the fountain. (I'm crazy about the ancient stuff, what can I say?)

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  9. I love their outfits. they picked the perfect spot to play. Great capture Eric!

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  12. My absolutely fav part of Paris, La Rive Gauche. Only seven weeks to go...

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  13. Photolicious, you have good memories! The bookshop is Gibert (without the "l"). I used to spend hours there when I was a student!

    Eric, I love the way the water is "fixed" on your photo. It looks solid ;-) how did you make it?

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  14. @Thib. You know it's so cold in Paris at the moment the water froze!! (I'm kidding everyone).

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  15. Oh Eric
    How do you do it day after day!
    A wonderful shot, I've been transported into my fave city once again by your photography - I can even hear imagine their music as well as all the hustle of that corner of St Michel. One stay in Paris we stayed at a hotel not far from the fountain. Great location.
    Thank you for sharing.

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  16. Sympa cette photo!!!
    Entre improvisation et terrain connu, il y a toujours de la place pour un super moment. On appelle ça en Français "faire un boeuf" : réunion de musiciens qui improvisent pour le plaisir.

    Thib, Eric -- Lol!!! But Thib, don't make it too easy for Eric ;))

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  17. super image. their silver suits against the silvery fountain really comes together beautifully.

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  18. Oh, this is funny! My son thinks that they should put water in their instruments so that they can squirt people as an added dimension to their concert. Don't know if I would want to be caught in that outfit, but it's working for them. Lovely fountain though. :)

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  19. Let the music plays, whatever it could be, good or bad, for when there's no sun, music can make me feel the weather less cold.
    Noticed that despite their astronauts outfits, they kept their feet well on earth and not into the fountain water (which might not have been a good idea with their instruments). No matter if it could be better or worse, well it is live music, isn't it?!

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  20. Ooops erase this 's' please...

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  21. There're always street things at St Michel, it's great! :D Well, sometimes, it's not that good, but it's off the hook much of the time!

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  22. ET and Friends Busk for You! What an interesting juxtaposition with the fountain in the background. This is a fun area of Paris.

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