30 Day Song Challenge, Day 7: A Song That Reminds You of a Certain Event

Plastic Bertrand – Ca Plane Pour Moi

Oh man. I’m only a week into this and this is already the second wedding anecdote. If ever there was a sign that I’m getting old… But I’ve been wracking my brain trying to come up with an event that wasn’t a concert or music festival, since that sort of seems like cheating, and this is what I ended up with. A rad party tune from a rad party — Weird Canada writer, Texture Magazine co-founder and sorely missed Calgary ex-pat Jesse Locke’s wedding (to Texture Mag’s equally missed co-founder, The Puzzler), which somehow culminated in a sweaty, not-at-all-homoerotic topless dance session. Which is something that more weddings should aspire to.

OK, now I promise, no more wedding stories on what is supposed to be a pop culture blog.

Bonus fun fact: Plastic Bertrand was forced to admit that he didn’t sing this song when a linguist analyzed the vocals last year and determined that the singer couldn’t possibly be Belgian. And the backing track is taken from (or at least shared with) the song “Jet Boy, Jet Girl” by Elton Motello. And yet, despite it being a total sham, it’s still kind of amazing.

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