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Phoenix
Phoenix

Used To Do vs. Be Used To

Date: May 02 2011

Themes: Music

Grammar: Used to Do vs Be Used to

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A lot of bands come from big cities like New York or Los Angeles. That’s because those cities have large music cultures and lots of opportunities to play and meet other musicians. But every once in a while, a big band comes out of a little town.

The French band Phoenix doesn’t come from Paris. The group comes from Versailles, which is best known for the grand palace that French kings used to call home. Now this town has become the unlikely home of one of the today’s most successful French rock bands. Hear Jeff and Amy talk about Phoenix.

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Jeff

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Amy

Amy

Jeff:  So hey, I’ve been pretty excited about this French band lately. They’re called Phoenix. Have you heard of them?

Amy:  I’ve heard a little bit. They’re from Versailles, right?

Jeff:  Supposedly, yeah.

Amy:  You know, I’ve heard a little bit, and I’ve heard that song “1901,” which is so popular. But I was just in Versailles, and it’s kind of a…you know, except for the palace and everything, it’s kind of quiet…It doesn’t seem like a town that has a big music scene, so it’s interesting.

Jeff:  I know Phoenix used to be the back-up band for another French band, Air.

Amy:  Oh yeah, of course.

Jeff:  And they also were involved with projects with Daft Punk, the two guys from Daft Punk before they became well known.

Amy:  So, what’s their music like? How would you describe the style?

Jeff:  I’d say it’s pop rock. Almost soft rock sometimes, but they have a lot of electronic elements.

Amy:  Do they sing in French?

Jeff:  No, in English. But I think it’s worked out for them, growing up in a place kind of off the radar.

 

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Discussion

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Jeff is a fan of the French band Phoenix. The band is from Versailles.

Amy asks Jeff what Phoenix’s sound is like. He says they play pop rock. They have worked with other popular French bands before, like Air and Daft Punk.

Jeff and Amy think it is interesting and unusual when bands come from smaller towns. Where does your favorite band come from?

 

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Sandra Angie

Mexico

I don´t know this band, I think t´s like to Interpool or some think like this.I used to do sing a song in english for practice. I enjoy all kind of musisc, in special for dancer. 

05:01 PM May 11 2011 |

Nga Nguyen

Nga Nguyen

Viet Nam

Music music alway be my cure! I love it.

07:07 AM May 04 2011 |

trailo_hathanh

Viet Nam

They come from all of my country. But to be work out, they need to move to the big city of course. And grow up day by day through the good music scene. Good luck!

03:45 AM May 04 2011 |

Kenia95

Kenia95

Mexico

they’re GREAT :)

04:18 PM May 03 2011 |

best try

best try

Myanmar

nice to study^^

11:24 AM May 03 2011 |

bannany

Egypt

very nice

11:13 AM May 03 2011 |

Ars.....1

Syrian Arab Republic

I adore pussycat dolls band

12:12 AM May 03 2011 |

Ars.....1

Syrian Arab Republic

 I think that music is the language of soul

12:05 AM May 03 2011 |

taneralttire

Turkey

Im just trying to pick myself up I listened once and yess..

09:07 PM May 02 2011 |

vool220

vool220

Saudi Arabia

my favorite band is miami

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBNruv86_Sg&feature=fvsr

08:53 PM May 02 2011 |

Hector

Hector

Dominican Republic

my favorite band is from us is nickelback and i think that is possible that bands can come of smaller towns if have talentCool

07:01 PM May 02 2011 |

Ali Imran

Ali Imran

Pakistan

Seems interesting, maybe I'll listen to a couple of their songs.

04:30 PM May 02 2011 |

Moly 20

Moly 20

Egypt

i don’t know any bands because music is not my main basic interests

02:21 PM May 02 2011 |

natamooi

natamooi

Colombia

@Madline http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSSQ1isMC8A&feature=fvst

02:09 PM May 02 2011 |

MUHAMMAD92

MUHAMMAD92

Saudi Arabia

why u c

02:07 PM May 02 2011 |

MUHAMMAD92

MUHAMMAD92

Saudi Arabia

why u c

02:07 PM May 02 2011 |

MUHAMMAD92

MUHAMMAD92

Saudi Arabia

why u c

02:07 PM May 02 2011 |

MUHAMMAD92

MUHAMMAD92

Saudi Arabia

my vo

02:06 PM May 02 2011 |

Madline

Madline

Jordan

for me I don’t know specific band if u can show me some
I like listening to solo singer …..

01:52 PM May 02 2011 |

daniéh li

Brazil

THE BEST BAND LATELY!

01:49 PM May 02 2011 |

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