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      April

      13

      2013

      Les Deux Biquis

      Bonjour Biqui, Bonjour was written by Satie for artist and seamstress, Suzanne Valadon. Their affair was so passionate that after their first night together, he proposed.  After only 6 months, she ended it and left him broken-hearted.   Satie said that he was left with “nothing but an icy loneliness that fills the head with emptiness and the heart with sadness”. It is said that this was the only intimate relationship that Satie ever had. The painting above is Valadon’s self portrait, I am on the left.  Everything about her feels familiar to me.

      April

      7

      2013

      Bonjour Biqui, Bonjour

      Today I discovered the most amazing coincidence.  There was another Biqui! Her real name was Suzanne Valadon and she was nicknamed “Biqui” by the great French Composer Erik Satie. He wrote this song for her:

      bonjour biqui bonjour