I think I can speak french, or more importantly I guess, the french-language media here in Montreal think I can speak french. Enough to slap me on their breakfast TV show an hour ago, at least. The fact is though, I'm pretty dang bad at french. I picked up a bit of french growing up in Vancouver, but the bulk of my "learning" took place several beers deep at bars and parties in Quebec over the last couple of years - and it shows. I'm a bit of a "foreigner" here, but I can hold my own around a campfire...or with 130db of "Juke Box Hero" backing me up. It's funny how everyone is bilingual, in any language, after a handful of beers...or with 130db of Juke Box Hero to back them up. (I still have no idea how a song can legally rock that hard.) But Live TV in french is whole 'nother ball game, especially live morning TV in french. After watching this video, I really think I should allocate Dom as my offical french representative, or at least I should abstain from morning television. If Quebecois french is Parisian french with a chainsaw, then my version of french is Quebecois french with a wood chipper. It's funny how you can go on live TV and think you're doing great, but then come home and watch the video and realize that 95% of the viewing audience likely had NO IDEA what I was talking about. At least I said "oui" a lot...or probably more accurately "way". Oh, and "paperclip" in french is "trombone". How rad is that?
Oh well, it was super nice of TVA to invite me to "Salut Bonjour" this morning. Thanks guys. I hope you don't mind me uploading the video to the internet. Maybe somebody out there will understand what I was talking about. And if you do haul this video down from youtube, at least we'll still have Juke Box Hero to back us up.
Salut et fait un bonne journee - Kyle
PS - just got this comment: "I feel like I am going to dinner with my girlfriend......WOULD YOU FREAKIN DECIDE ALLREADY!!!!"
Hold that thought.