Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Carla sings a new tune on American TV

There's many sentences I thought I'd never hear. Yet one of them rolled out—not so smoothly since it involved French words—of Matt Lauer's mouth today: "And here she is, the First Lady of France, with her new song…"

Lo and behold, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy was on the Today Show this morning, playing two tracks from her latest album. And yes, the link includes video evidence! We are reaching new levels of surrealism here, people. (I typed "my friends" at first but then I remembered that 1. not all of you are my friends and 2. just yesterday the Sheila finished a sentence with "my friends" and I asked her if she was turning into John McCain.)

French readers should correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm pretty sure Carla didn't perform in France to plug the album. Something or other about it not being dignified. Yeah, whatevs. Clearly the dignity rules are suspended on this side of the Atlantic. It's like eating sweets: It doesn't count when you do it on vacation.

3 comments:

Extatic said...

Also on Letterman... performing one of her songs for a web exclusive video (available via his website...

Yes she can.
(invade the US all by herself)

Elisabeth Vincentelli said...

She should also hit Ellen and Jimmy Kimmel while she's at it. Might as well do them all.

maitresse said...

you're right, to my knowledge she's only performed songs from the album in other countries (she did perform on UK TV as well). In France the coverage was restricted to print, I believe.