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Meet a chanteur: Georges Brassens
Georges Brassens was like a singing French hybrid of Mark Twain and Kurt Vonnegut.
I mean that both visually:
(From left: Twain, Vonnegut, Brassens)
…as well as in terms of his personality.
He wrote hilarious, brilliant songs about the absurdity of society and human behavior. Like his moustached brethren above, his lyrics show a deep understanding of humanity, not always in a pleasant way, but always meaningful and somehow hopeful. Don’t believe me? Listen to this song. Look up a translation if you have to.
But Brassens not only got pictures with his pipe; his portraits also prominently feature cats:
…is that enough? Are you convinced yet? Georges Brassens rules.