ADELE – A STAR IN THE WORLD

November 26, 2015


By Bernard Bujold (LeStudio1)- 
The British singer ADELE is the new world star of popular music! How to define her success? If one want to analyze the situation on a Quebec perspective, we can say that Adele has the qualities of four great artists. 1. ADELE’s voice is comparable to that of CELINE DION; 2. her writing talent to the one of a LUC PLAMONDON; 3. the beauty of her face friendly as a MITSOU; 4. and finally a physical slightly outside the norms as a GINETTE RENO. ADELE been also very lucky as she admits it herself. In life, no success comes without the chance! CONCLUSION: “For a star like ADELE, there are thousands of nobodies that luck would not welcome …” 
Photos 1 to 3: ADELE LIVE;
Photo 4: Céline Dion, Luc Plamondon, Ginette Reno and Mitsou;
Photo 5: ADELE ADVERTISING BOARD;
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SEE STORY THE NEW YORK TIMES;
SEE ADELE LIVE IN LONDON ON BBC ;


MY CHRISTMAS GIFT FROM SANTA, AT OGILVY?

November 19, 2015

By Bernard Bujold (leStudio1.com) – 
Montreal merchant Ogilvy has covered all angles to emphasize the period of 2015 celebrations. On the one hand, there are for children, young and old (I am still a young kid in my soul), the traditional showcase of mechanical toys that have been nicknamed “THE MILL IN THE FOREST”. 
Then, for adults (I love adult gift…), there are more conventional shop windows that however are not sober and their lights are shining brightly. 
I wonder if my friend Santa will pass by La Maison OGILVY… 
I wish!
Photos 1 to 6: Ogilvy Montreal;
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THE MONTREAL BOOK FAIR 2015

November 19, 2015


By Bernard Bujold (LeStudio1) – 
The 2015 Montreal Book Fair takes place from November 18 to 23 at Place Bonaventure. 
While the 2015 version is sober, it has more than 1,500 authors and 250 publishers. 
One absent is Kathy Reichs whose waiting lines to her signings sessions were outstanding. Her admirers will miss her… 
Kathy agenda did not allow her to attend the 2015 Salon. 
The excellent thriller author Louise Penny is also not present! 
Other star authors, however, are present at the Show as Danny Laferrière, Kent Nagano and the immortal Gilles Archambault. 
Good book fair to everyone! 
Photo 1.2, 4 and 5: 2005 Montreal Book Fair;
Photo 2: Dany Laferrière;
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ELECTIONS AND GOVERNANCE – JUSTIN TRUDEAU AND THE EXAMPLE OF BRIAN MULRONEY

November 18, 2015


By Bernard Bujold (LeStudio1) – 
The electoral victory of Justin Trudeau was a foreseeable event because he applied all the right techniques to win an election. 
However, there is a total difference between winning an election and run a government. 
An election is an exercise of sale and the winner is the one who best manages to seduce. A government is a project manager who has to operate effectively the organization which he is responsible. 
It is wrong to believe that the voters always choose the best manager because in practice it is usually the emotions that influence their choice. 
Is Justin Trudeau will be a good manager? 
It remains to be seen but the thing is possible if he can recognize his new responsibility. For example, note that Brian Mulroney was a champion of electoral campaigns and he knew better than anyone seduce. Once elected (in 1984) he quickly realized, however, that the team of salesmen who had given him the victory could not effectively manage the country. So he changed his entourage and reached some effectiveness. 
Hopefully Justin Trudeau will take example on Brian Mulroney… 
Picture 1: Justin Trudeau;
Pictures 2 and 3: Brian and Mila Mulroney (Baie-Comeau, September 4, 1984);
Picture 4: Bernard Bujold (Ottawa (1984)


FRANCE AND STAR WARS

November 16, 2015


By Bernard Bujold (LeStudio1) – 
The terrorist attacks on Paris, Friday, November 13, 2015, are dramatic and very disturbing especially since they are neither the first nor unique, nor the last! The attacks are not limited to France but targeted worldwide. 
We live in a kind of Star Wars in real version… 
Paris attacks were claimed by the Islamic State (ISIS), a political movement without borders who wants to conquer the world through terror and ideology. The question that arises is how to defeat this movement? The difficulty is that this state has no boundaries and does not identify any geographical location on earth! 
Terrorism of the Islamic State is like an invisible virus that spreads everywhere without traces and seeps in the center of the target. 
In a sense, it’s like a god and a devil that is everywhere and nowhere… How to recognize that god is and who is the devil? 
To worsen the situation concerning the recognition of the enemy, the French authorities confirmed that there was a Syrian migrant among the terrorists who attacked Paris, migrant who entered in Europe last month… 
The war raging now can be described as “Star Wars”! 
There is quite a challenge for our political leaders, and only true leaders can survive and win this war. 
To be continued! 
Photos 1 to 4: Terrorist attacks in Paris;
Photo 5 : Star Wars;
Photo 6: God in Michelangelo;
SEE REPORT TERRORIST ATTACKS
SEE REPORT MIGRANT AMONG THE SYRIAN TERRORISTS
SEE WAR MEASURES;


THE PLEASURE OF WRITING ACCORDING TO ANTIDOTE 9 …

November 4, 2015


By Bernard Bujold (LeStudio1.com) – 
The leaders of Quebec group DRUIDE officially unveiled on Tuesday November 3, 2015 in the great hall of ARSENAL in Montreal the version number 9 of the popular ANTIDOTE corrective program. The writing checker for efficiency and quality is like programs as Instagram in photo or Google Drive in documentation but it is different in terms of accessibility because you have to buy it ($ 129) as is done with a program like Parallels (Fusion Windows-Mac). The big news in Antidote 9 is the ability to correct a text in both French and English. The level of quality in both languages is excellent. The program is working either on Mac, Windows or Linux. The Antidote program is very reliable in its corrections and we must congratulate the designers. We must also congratulate Druide who, despite the fact of not having the means of Google, Microsoft or Apple, has succeeded by developing a program worthy of a great developer. Moreover, the launch party in many ways resembled the famous Apple launches …Picture 1: Program ANTIDOTE 9;
Pictures 2, 3, 4 and 5: Launching Night of Antidote 9;
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SEE SITE DRUIDE / ANTIDOTE ;


CATHERINE LAFRANCE AND HER NEW NOVEL “JUSQU’À LA CHUTE”

November 3, 2015

By Bernard Bujold (LeStudio1) – 
The new novel by Catherine Lafrance is written in the excellent style like her first two, but this time she is connecting directly with the news in the medias. 
There are in her novel JUSQU’À LA CHUTE three characters who face each a tragedie that deeply change their lives. A cyclist who survives a bicycle accident while those riding with him die; a native who takes refuge in the forest to avoid police harassment against him and his race; and a mother whose son died accidentally on the night of his twenty years anniversary. Catherine Lafrance’s novel tells how each character lives the situation after their respective drama. A story of survival! 
Because the book is a reflection on life, one cannot avoid comparisons with real events like those many bicycle accidents or the crisis that currently affects Val d’Or, Quebec. 
JUSQU’À LA CHUTE is an excellent novel that I recommend! 
Personally I loved it, as I also loved previously LE RETOUR DE L’OURS and LA SAISON FROIDE. 
Photo 1: Cover JUSQU’À LA CHUTE;
Photo 2: Catherine Lafrance;
Photo 3: Covers the first two novels;
SEE THE WEB SITE OF JUSQU’À LA CHUTE
SEE INTERVIEW WITH CATHERINE LAFRANCE ;