Now: Interview with Hattie Webb

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Re: Now: Interview with Hattie Webb

Postby Vicomte » Thu Dec 31, 2015 9:30 pm

asta wrote:It's very wrong to challenge or 'assume' anyone's personal possible financial contribution. Apparently Hattie's big harp used for her Pledge video - and up coming recording - was a special gift from Leonard. Harps are expensive - perhaps costing more than the whole 'Pledge' fund? This says enough about Leonard's generosity and feeling for the whole band family. They seemed to be a very close 'family' - and Leonard has shown repeatedly that - without his band family with him - he would probably not have toured. It's a rare situation - led by Leonard's humility and generosity - totally different to most 'hired guns' and their 'band leader.' Anyway - I am sure - looking at Hattie's Pledge fund video - that something very special is in the works. The 'free' tit bits, free songs, hand made by Hattie christmas card surprises to 'Pledgers' all seem to be much appreciated in comments on Hattie Webb's (and The Webb Sisters) Facebook.
Hattie certainly seems most appreciative in her efforts and comments to friends and fans. And this is before we receive her undoubted fantastic new recordings.
It is certainly not wrong for anyone to have an opinion. As for assuming anyone's personal possible financial contribution, have I assumed wrongly, or are you assuming wrongly about a Financial contribution? A harp of that size is not expensive in the realm of things considering the rather large (very) amount of money that has flowed in since 2008.

"And this is before we receive her undoubted fantastic new recordings"
Oh please, do keep things on the level, I have enjoyed Cohen's gigs for a very long time, I have seen many variations of backing singers, they have all played an excellent part in his concerts. They have all, more or less brought out solo albums, some better than others but of course I go to see and listen to LC at a Cohen gig and I am sorry but from my point of view, however good Hattie's recordings are, they will not be undoubted fantastic recordings to me. Sorry but just because anyone is in Cohen's backing group, that does not mean I have to follow them as well. Look back and see just how any of us were split on Dino Soldo not staying with the LC tour after the initial 2008-10 come back to see that fact.
I guess it all started for me sometime around Christmas 1967 and now, goodness me, it's.........2017 and fifty years later.
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Re: Now: Interview with Hattie Webb

Postby Geoffrey » Fri Jan 01, 2016 3:42 am

Vicomte wrote:It is certainly not wrong for anyone to have an opinion.
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Re: Now: Interview with Hattie Webb

Postby Vicomte » Fri Jan 01, 2016 3:45 am

Good point but you're looking well Geoffrey, hair could do with a coiffure's touch but other than that....
I guess it all started for me sometime around Christmas 1967 and now, goodness me, it's.........2017 and fifty years later.
No one ever listens to me. I might as well be a Leonard Cohen record.
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Re: Now: Interview with Hattie Webb

Postby John Etherington » Tue Jan 05, 2016 11:38 pm

Great to see that, as of today, Hattie has reached 92 per cent of her target!
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Re: Now: Interview with Hattie Webb

Postby John Etherington » Thu Jan 07, 2016 3:52 pm

After Hattie reached 92 per cent of her target, it mysteriously went back to 90 per cent. :?: Keep pledging, people!
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Re: Now: Interview with Hattie Webb

Postby jarkko » Fri Jan 08, 2016 10:13 am

Podcast with Hattie, interviewed by Frank Cronogue:
https://soundcloud.com/tiny-triumphs/li ... ew-show-19
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Re: Now: Interview with Hattie Webb

Postby John Etherington » Sun Jan 10, 2016 10:57 pm

Hi Jarkko,

Thanks for the link! However, I wasn't able to pull it up from the link above, so here's what comes after tiny-triumphs/

live-from-the-roadhousehattie-webb-interview-show-19

Great to see that Hattie now officially has 92 per cent of her target. Let's hope enough people pre-order the album this week to help her complete her goal.

Best wishes, John E

***there is no need to see the complete link, just click on it, and the target page will open/Jarkko***
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Re: Now: Interview with Hattie Webb

Postby John Etherington » Mon Jan 11, 2016 12:16 am

Great to hear this interview! It was recorded a few days before my 20 questions went online, and fortunately there is not too much overlap. I particularly enjoyed hearing Hattie's detailed account of a typical day on a Leonard Cohen tour. The interview also answers two of my questions that didn't make the final 20; namely, what were Hattie's formative musical influences, and what are her favourite Leonard Cohen songs.
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Re: Now: Interview with Hattie Webb

Postby John Etherington » Wed Jan 13, 2016 4:26 am

94 per cent and three days left!
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Re: Now: Interview with Hattie Webb

Postby John Etherington » Thu Jan 14, 2016 1:19 pm

As of 14th January, 95 per cent and two days left!
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Re: Now: Interview with Hattie Webb

Postby John Etherington » Thu Jan 14, 2016 11:15 pm

98 per cent! 2 per cent and 2 days to go :D
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Re: Now: Interview with Hattie Webb

Postby jarkko » Fri Jan 15, 2016 1:04 am

Hattie's new song "Newton's Law" now online:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6O6QaoYVfA

99 per cent and 23 hours to go...
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Re: Now: Interview with Hattie Webb

Postby 199Dan » Fri Jan 15, 2016 2:12 am

Will it come down to one of us giving again ? :shock:
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Re: Now: Interview with Hattie Webb

Postby John Etherington » Fri Jan 15, 2016 4:38 am

101 per cent - Hattie's made it! :)

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