In a total deviation from my normal song selections (read: Keane or George Michael), today I’d like to draw your attention to French hip hop duo La Caution, specifically their song, “Thé à la Menthe.” For those of you who’ve seen “Ocean’s Twelve” (aka, one of my favorite movies), this is the instrumental song that plays while the Nightfox moves through the laser field in the Italian museum. “Ocean’s Twelve” gets overlooked so often, but it’s my favorite of the Ocean’s trilogy. That laser dance scene, I’d just like to say, is practically pornographic for me. Vincent Cassel is all nimble and graceful as he weaves in and out and contorts his body all over the floor. That scene is probably the most popular from the film, which if you haven’t seen yet, you need to go buy on DVD or Blu Ray or whatever the kids are watching these days. After talking about it for so long with Lauren and realizing I didn’t own my own copy, I found one still in shrink wrap on Amazon for $.74. There is no end to my bargain-shopping.
I love the beat! Tell me you didn’t play it once and want to put it on repeat. Or was that just me? Man, all the best things are French, aren’t they? Vincent Cassel, this song, macarons, the Eiffel tower, YSL, etc etc etc. What did you think of this song? Kind of something you could work out to, if I actually exercised.
And here’s a picture of Vincent Cassel from the movie for good measure.