Thursday, September 1, 2011

The answer is always Dalida

I don't know how often I am going to be online in the next week.  We had to switch providers for internet at the last minute, so I don't know when everything's going to be set up with Free.  So logically, here's some Dalida.

She has a fascinating life story, and I think is possibly the biggest French gay icon, but I may be wrong.  Dalida, born Iolanda Cristina Gigliotti was born in Egypt to Italian parents.  She sings in Arabic, Italian, and French.  She can stand shoulder to shoulder with any other Diva in my opinion, and her songs are beautifully deep. 

We'll start off with Gigi l'Amoroso

The next song is "Paroles."  It's about a woman who ends a relationship after tiring of the meaningless words her lover tells her. 

By far though, my favorite song is "Pur ne pas Vivre Seul."  I believe it was actually written by Georges Brassens, but I could be wrong.  It's just a beautifully sad song.  It's about how we live with each other to have the illusion to not be alone in the world, but when we die, we all die alone.

Unfortunately, Dalida died before her time.  She committed suicide, leaving a note that read "La vie m'est insupportable... Pardonnez-moi" which reads "Life has become unbearable for me... Forgive me.

There's also a statue of her by her tomb.


  1. her voice is beautiful, but with a touch of pain...

  2. Her voice is really incredible. It just surrounds you.

  3. She is definitely the greatest gay icon! Even Céline will never dethrone her! ;)
    There's a little coffee shop in Montreal, in the gay village where the walls are all covered with pictures of Dalida.

  4. I will need to see this coffee shop. It would be like coming back to the mothership!