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A 1-Inch Tribute to Serge Gainsbourg

January 2nd, 2011 by Bryan Bedell

Olivier writes:

You know this is the 20th anniversary of the death of Serge Gainsbourg the famous french singer ?
We went to the grave and put a Pokemon card and a Field Notes button. Hope you like it as much as I love my Field Notes !


To which we respond: Fantastique!

I can’t speak for the rest of the FN crew, but I’ve been on a French pop-music bender for a while now. Serge was certainly the dominant force in that scene for many years, working with Brigitte Bardot, Anna Karina, and Jane Birkin, who was pregnant with Charlotte Gainsbourg in the video below (Charlotte, of course is a star in her own right now, working with Jarvis Cocker, Beck, and Michel Gondry):

“Melody Nelson” is just one facet of Gainsbourg’s shimmering genius. (Though, to be subtle, it’s arguably the facet where a Pokemon card might come in handy!) We’re excited he’s been posthumously turned on to Field Notes!