Thursday, July 14, 2011

In celebration of Bastille Day

Today is Bastille Day, a day sadly not celebrated in the U.S. We Americans have a pretty strange relationship with the French, due mostly to the News Corp. media organization – yet another example of how the news organization has skewed the internal politics of the nations it does business in.

But no two nations should have better ties: without France's help the American Revolution would have failed; without American help the liberation of France in WWII would not have occurred.

But enough politics and the media, here is U.S. saxophonist Lee Konitz in Paris deconstructing La Marseillaise: