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by ScottM
Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: News
Topic: How the light gets in on BBC Radio 2
Replies: 2
Views: 384

Re: How the light gets in on BBC Radio 2

Thanks for this. Enjoyable programme. Here's a link for anyone who wants to listen to it. 19 days to go before it's taken down, from today (17th November).

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09cm8l7
by ScottM
Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Bruce Dickinson interview - " Leonard Cohen.. a brilliant singer.."
Replies: 0
Views: 211

Bruce Dickinson interview - " Leonard Cohen.. a brilliant singer.."

On BBC Radio 2 yesterday (Tuesday 14th November) Bruce Dickinson, lead singer with, the heavy metal band, Iron Maiden, was being interviewed by the DJ Simon Mayo. Bruce was recounting how he had to learn to sing again after recovering from head and neck cancer. He illustrated his opinion as to what ...
by ScottM
Fri Oct 27, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: News
Topic: TOWER OF SONG: MEMORIAL TRIBUTE TO LEONARD COHEN, MONTREAL
Replies: 43
Views: 6138

Re: TOWER OF SONG: MEMORIAL TRIBUTE TO LEONARD COHEN, MONTREAL

Definitely right about the uptake of VIP packages now being back on sale. Even now, Friday UK time 1230, there are pairs of regular tickets available from Evenko: Centre, well forward in the front block. Our tickets (same price) from the pre-sale are in row LL to the left. However we were happy enou...
by ScottM
Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Tribute concerts, Cover versions & Soundtracks
Topic: First Aid Kit with friends - Leonard Cohen tribute on Swedish television
Replies: 3
Views: 700

Re: First Aid Kit with friends - Leonard Cohen tribute on Swedish television

This looks fantastic. Shame its not more widely available. For those of us outside of Sweden, if you didn't already know, there are a few videos from these concerts on YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_ ... en+tribute
by ScottM
Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Tribute concerts, Cover versions & Soundtracks
Topic: Richard Shindell
Replies: 2
Views: 359

Re: Richard Shindell

Hi Steve, haven't come across him before. I know that 'FBR' is a favourite of yours. Enjoyed both of these. Will keep an eye out for him in the future.

Hopefully catch up in Montreal. You too Janet!

Regards,

Scott
by ScottM
Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: News
Topic: MONTREAL: TICKETS, LINKS AND PASSWORD
Replies: 139
Views: 12313

Re: MONTREAL: TICKETS, LINKS AND PASSWORD

Oops! a couple of tickets for this seem to have been purchased on my credit card. Just the small question of flights and accommodation now... :D

Thanks Jarkko & Marie

Regards,

Scott & Helen
by ScottM
Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: News
Topic: TOWER OF SONG: MEMORIAL TRIBUTE TO LEONARD COHEN, MONTREAL
Replies: 43
Views: 6138

Re: TOWER OF SONG: MEMORIAL TRIBUTE TO LEONARD COHEN, MONTREAL

"Looks like a great line up. A DVD would be fab for those who can't make the trip to Montreal." Quote from the official announcement "... Emmy nominated and Golden Globe winning director Jack Bender (Game of Thrones, Lost, The Sopranos, Mr. Mercedes, etc.) will film the event for an upcoming special".
by ScottM
Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: Tribute concerts, Cover versions & Soundtracks
Topic: "You Want It Darker" - Tin Star
Replies: 1
Views: 1405

"You Want It Darker" - Tin Star

The British drama series "Tin Star" set in the Canadian Rockies. In Episode 4 - "Jack": After some very traumatic events, Tim Roth's character, the alcoholic police chief Jim Worth, has gone off the rails and is getting blind drunk in his local bar. The scene is accompanied by Leonard's "You Want It...
by ScottM
Thu Dec 22, 2016 4:41 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: What's your favourite song from each LC studio album?
Replies: 72
Views: 28838

Re: What's your favourite song from each LC studio album?

Painful to leave many favourites out and like most of us, these choices can often change, but, in this lunch hour, today: Songs Of Leonard Cohen - So Long Marianne Songs From A Room - Tonight Will be Fine Songs Of Love And Hate - Avalanche New Skin For The Old Ceremony - Chelsea Hotel #2 Death Of A ...
by ScottM
Mon Dec 05, 2016 6:30 pm
Forum: Tribute concerts, Cover versions & Soundtracks
Topic: Blind Pilot - So Long Marianne
Replies: 0
Views: 1726

Blind Pilot - So Long Marianne

On 3rd of December, for the second week in a row, the guest act on Dermot O'Leary's Saturday afternoon show, on BBC Radio 2, covered a Leonard classic. Pleas see the link below to hear Blind Pilot's version of "So Long Marianne". It starts just after 33 minutes in: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0...
by ScottM
Fri Dec 02, 2016 3:26 pm
Forum: Tribute concerts, Cover versions & Soundtracks
Topic: Holly Macve - Suzanne
Replies: 0
Views: 1526

Holly Macve - Suzanne

I meant to post this earlier. Dermot O'Leary introduced BBC Radio 2 listeners to Holly Macve on his show on Saturday 26th November. The link below is to the session she played. Included was a cover of "Suzanne". (Played just after 10 minutes into the link) I think that this girl is going to be reall...
by ScottM
Wed Nov 30, 2016 4:33 pm
Forum: Tribute concerts, Cover versions & Soundtracks
Topic: Robyn Hitchcock - The Butcher
Replies: 2
Views: 1717

Robyn Hitchcock - The Butcher

A caller to BBC Radio 6 Music yesterday on the Marc Riley show, reported on a gig he'd attended in the City Winery in New York on Nov. 29, 2016. It was a concert by Robyn Hitchcock and the caller highlighted "...a beautiful Leonard Cohen cover that he couldn't remember the name of..." Someone has up...
by ScottM
Sun Nov 13, 2016 9:28 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Leonard Has Passed Away
Replies: 694
Views: 101065

Re: Leonard Has Passed Away

Tom Robinson on BBC 6 music is playing 2 hours of listeners suggestions to mark Leonard's passing. The programme started at 6.00 pm UK time and includes versions of his songs by other artists. So far including Martha Wainright and Nina Simone..again I believe the programme will probably be available...
by ScottM
Sun Nov 13, 2016 9:19 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Leonard Has Passed Away
Replies: 694
Views: 101065

Re: Leonard Has Passed Away

Johnny Walker,s sound of the 70s on BBC radio 2 today featured Bird on the wire and So long Marianne. As well as extracts from previous interviews with Leonard. Johnny also read out a few anecdotes about listeners experiences related to Leonard. The show also features tracks from dozens of other gre...
by ScottM
Sun Nov 13, 2016 4:35 pm
Forum: Tribute concerts, Cover versions & Soundtracks
Topic: Hey, That's No Way To Say Goodbye in BBC rugby coverage
Replies: 0
Views: 1998

Hey, That's No Way To Say Goodbye in BBC rugby coverage

The BBC broadcast the Scotland v Australia rugby international yesterday (Saturday 12th November). My wife and I were glad of the distraction from our sorrow at Leonard's passing. However at the end of the broadcast, quite out of the blue, featured highlights of the match with Leonard singing "Hey, ...

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