Café Boeuf, April 28, 2012

Ryman Auditorium

Nashville, TN


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Café Boeuf

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GK: ... after this message from the Café Boeuf, where the elite meet to eat.

(PIANO)

TR: (FRENCH....W SOUTHERN ACCENT)

GK: Sorry. Pardon. I don't understand your accent. Non comprende.

TR: Ah, pardon, monsieur. I am from the south of France. From the French Bible belt.

GK: There is a Bible belt in France??? I didn't know.

>TR: Yes, yes, of course. Baptistes and auto racing ---- the big cars, go zoom zoom zoom zoom ---- and we have the bouffant magnifique and the musique provinciale.

GK: What is musique provinciale?

TR: Oh you know. (SINGS "FOLSOM PRISON BLUES" IN FRENCH)

GK: So it's country music.

TR: Country music? Quesque que c'est?

GK: That's Johnny Cash you're singing.

TR: Qui?

GK: Johnny Cash.

TR: No, no. (FRENCH SMUG LAUGHTER) That is Jean Monet.

GK: It's Johnny Cash.

TR: Jean Monet.

GK: Anyway, do you have any specials tonight?

TR: Oui, we have the specials. Tonight we have the Meat and Three. Boeuf plus trois.

GK: Uh huh. What is that?

TR: It is a large boeuf, joined by three smaller boeufs. BOEUF.... boeuf boeuf boeuf.

GK: Do you have any other specials?

TR: Non non non.

GK: No vegetables?

TR: One boeuf is in the shape of a carrot.

GK: No peas, no beans, no greens?

TR: It is called Café Boeuf. It is not the Café Salade.

(A BEAT)

GK: I'll have the Meat and Three.

TR: Tres bien monsieur. Would you like music with that?

GK: What music?

TR: (WILLIE, "ON THE ROAD AGAIN" IN FRENCH)

GK: A message from the Café Boeuf. Where the elite meet to eat.

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