Michel Fugain was nice to have more than fifty-year career at the counter, he is always passionate about his work. Even at the end of the wire into the interview, you can feel the passion of the young in his voice, with in his words of the wisdom of the old road.
Listen to him speak is just as enjoyable as listening to it sing, which suggests that the Talk of music that he has offered since January, a little everywhere in Quebec and who will stop at Granby, on Sunday, February 24, will be without doubt a very special moment.
“It is downright peculiar! exclaims the man. The feedback that I have so far, is that people have never seen such a thing.”
The evening, of the most intimate, indeed announces rich in emotions. And information. Through 33 songs, whether it evokes or interprets, it is a tribute to the authors that have composed its Do as the bird Sings as if you were to die tomorrow, A beautiful story and others I will not have the time: Pierre Delanoë, Maurice Vidalin, Claude Lemesle and Brice Homs.
“It is as if I got people in my living room. I tells the story of how and why we did these songs, in what context, how it is done in fun and the déconnade,” says the singer-songwriter briefly.
Listen to Michel Fugain is just as enjoyable as listen to it sing, which suggests that the Talk of music that he has offered since January, a little everywhere in Quebec and who will stop at Granby, on Sunday, February 24, will be without doubt a very special moment.
“This formula has the advantage that, subsequently, the people listen to the lyrics and the melodies, so that they don’t usually,” he adds. And it is from there that comes the interest. They learn lots of things.”
“I often say that the public lack the best, the step of creating the song. This is an incredible moment, picturesque than to see the birth of the emotions, ” he continues. The songs are also and always of specific markers of an era and a society. And it really is a shame that no one ever talks to authors, while it is a full-time job, the most difficult of addition. This is not given to everyone to be able to write a text which is coherent and touching on a melody already made.”
“It is as if I got people in my living room. I tells the story of how and why we did these songs, in what context, how it is done in fun and the déconnade. ”
Michel Fugain has realized very early on that he was not an author in the soul. That is why he has entrusted his text to others. “And then, 25 years ago, there was not much else to say. We have not lived, has not yet been scarred, no one has taken shots, it has not yet loved like crazy”, he said again.
Train the succession
Besides, the man 76-year-old is not tender towards the music community of today, more inspired by marketing than by quality. “In our society, consuming fresh meat, everyone can try his luck and to his or her end of the path. But thirty years later, when you look at it, there is nothing left of the masses. They are little many to have scarred the landscape, to have touched hearts.”
Despite everything, Michel Fugain feels a duty to pass on the torch. He opened a workshop-school in Nice, gives master classes, and continues to share her art with the same pleasure that he was experiencing at the time of the Big Bazaar.
On the stage of the Palace, Sunday — the last time he has set foot, it was in 2008, it will explode in the company of his four musicians and a singer. And although there is a common thread to his Talk of music, that he likes to intersperse anecdotes and humor, he suggests that “from there, it can still happen no matter what.”
Want to go there ?
When : this Sunday 24 February at 15:
Where : Palace de Granby
Tickets : www.ovation.qc.ca