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by Auld Reekie
Mon May 04, 2009 3:33 pm
Forum: Other music
Topic: Bob Dylan at the London O2
Replies: 4
Views: 867

Re: Bob Dylan at the London O2

I saw Dylan last night in Edinburgh. This was my 3rd time seeing him, the last time being over 10 years ago and I knew his interpretations of his songs could be wilful at times. I took along a friend who was seeing him for the first time and I was slightly nervous- would this be a good or a bad nigh...
by Auld Reekie
Wed Mar 18, 2009 2:50 pm
Forum: News
Topic: NPR podcast of Beacon Theatre show, available from Feb 26
Replies: 64
Views: 9113

Re: NPR podcast of Beacon Theatre show, available from Feb 26

Just downloaded this, my first ever podcast! This will keep me going until the Live CD is out and will be one to keep forever, especially hearing Chelsea Hotel and the Partisan which won't be on that CD. And the 1000 kisses deep recitation moved me to tears again, same as last summer. Thank you to L...
by Auld Reekie
Sat Feb 14, 2009 3:04 pm
Forum: News
Topic: A Very Important Announcement # 2 Coming
Replies: 95
Views: 15343

Re: A Very Important Announcement # 2 Coming

woody wrote:new album please, oh yes.
Can I second this wish?
by Auld Reekie
Wed Dec 24, 2008 8:47 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Hallelujah on UK X-Factor (all threads merged here)
Replies: 258
Views: 46283

Re: Hallelujah on UK X-Factor (all threads merged here)

Yes, I must agree, Bono's version has to be relegated to the "Total garbage" section. A cover that seems totally lacking in any sensitivity to the meaning of the song and which seems to be striving to be different just for the sake of it. Certainly much much worse than Leonard's original which I qui...
by Auld Reekie
Thu Dec 18, 2008 4:01 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Campaign: Get Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah in the UK charts!
Replies: 81
Views: 16105

Re: Campaign: Get Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah in the UK charts!

As per usual of course, John Cale's original and excellent cover version does not get a mention, here. I'm not sure if this may be the reason or not John, but I've found it rather difficult to buy the John Cale version as a download. I looked a while ago and it was not available on i-Tunes or Play....
by Auld Reekie
Mon Nov 03, 2008 8:58 pm
Forum: News
Topic: MOJO and UNCUT magazines (December issues)
Replies: 75
Views: 14638

Re: MOJO and UNCUT magazines

Excellent articles in both magazines, but the album review section in Mojo threw up one big surprise. In the start rating given to each album, "The Future" was given 3 stars along with "Death of a Ladies Man", the lowest rating of any of the studio albums. Now I know these star ratings are subjectiv...
by Auld Reekie
Thu Jul 24, 2008 12:43 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Reappraised LC songs in light of the current tour
Replies: 14
Views: 2900

Re: Reappraised LC songs in light of the current tour

Until last Wednesday's concert at Edinburgh, I also had a tendency to undervalue "Anthem". I thought it was stunning last week, and I can't get the "killers in high places say their prayers out loud" out of my head. "A Thousand Kisses Deep" was incredibly moving, but that was possibly because the ly...
by Auld Reekie
Tue Jul 22, 2008 5:22 pm
Forum: The Summer Tour 2008
Topic: Terrible T-shirts. Scotland or the world?
Replies: 15
Views: 4113

Re: Terrible T-shirts. Scotland or the world?

Yes, I was at the sublime Edinburgh concert as well, and bought one of the "Tour Dates" T shirts. Being a slightly fuller figure than I used to be, I thought a Large would be OK for me, but they had sold out of those (who comes to Scotland with an inadequate supply of Large T shirts??), so took XL r...
by Auld Reekie
Sat Jul 19, 2008 11:48 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Complete Hallelujah Lyrics
Replies: 15
Views: 147427

Re: Complete Hallelujah Lyrics

In an interview in the magazine "The Word" (July 07) Leonard was asked what had been the longest gestation period for one of his songs. "Hallelujah was at least five years. I have about 80 verses for it." And later. "I just took the six verses out of the many that establish some kind of coherence fo...
by Auld Reekie
Fri Jul 18, 2008 7:07 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: The first note - how you found LC and how it affected you
Replies: 210
Views: 47353

Re: The first note - how you found LC and how it affected you

1985. I was working in Canada for a year and on the night in question, after a few beers, was feeling homesick. I was alone in a bar which had a TV in the corner playing music videos- I guess MTV. Most mid 80s music left me cold- I felt there was a blandness to much of the music unlike the music of ...
by Auld Reekie
Fri Jul 18, 2008 9:59 am
Forum: The Summer Tour 2008
Topic: CONCERT REPORT: Edinburgh (July 16)
Replies: 73
Views: 46446

Re: Edinburgh July 16th

Never having seen LC live before, I confess I was rather anxious when I joined the massive queue to get in on Wednesday. Would the performance live up to expectations? Would his voice be good enough?? I needn't have worried. This was one of the finest concerts I have ever attended. His singing was s...

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