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by John Etherington
Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Other music
Topic: Linda Em
Replies: 2
Views: 220

Re: Linda Em

Looking forward to Linda Em's E.P. Launch, with special guest Julie Felix, at The Water Rats pub in King's Cross (where Adam Cohen first played in London):

https://afterdark.co/events/london/the- ... -ep-launch
by John Etherington
Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Other music
Topic: Linda Em
Replies: 2
Views: 220

Re: Linda Em

Press release fore Linda Em's new E.P,. includes this: "Linda draws an ethereal energy flow from her inspirations, citing numerous artists as influences, including Leonard Cohen, Edith Piaf, Nina Simone, Portishead, Hank Williams, Ennio Morricone and the poetry of Ted Hughes". http://www.talkingelep...
by John Etherington
Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: Other music
Topic: Linda Em
Replies: 2
Views: 220

Linda Em

I don't think Linda Em has been mentioned on here, before. She is a superb new singer from Ireland who appeared at Julie Felix's 80th birthday concert in London this summer. Here is a track from her debut E.P.released this month:

https://elsantodelrock.com/2018/08/31/l ... two-hands/
by John Etherington
Tue May 22, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Related Artists
Topic: Julie Felix article in Guardian (May 2018) mentions Leonard
Replies: 1
Views: 443

Re: Julie Felix article in Guardian (May 2018) mentions Leonard

The remaining seats for Julie's 80th birthday concert at the Charing Cross Theatre are rapidly being sold:

https://tickets.charingcrosstheatre.co. ... tPlan.aspx

It's only a small theatre, so all seats should be okay.
by John Etherington
Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Related Artists
Topic: Julie Felix Interview (including how she met Leonard)
Replies: 2
Views: 806

Re: Julie Felix Interview (including how she met Leonard)

Details of Julie's 80th birthday gig at the Charing Cross Theatre, in June:

http://charingcrosstheatre.co.uk/theatr ... -a-la-vida
by John Etherington
Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Tribute concerts, Cover versions & Soundtracks
Topic: My Dream "Songs of Leonard Cohen" Concert
Replies: 10
Views: 1902

Re: My Dream "Songs of Leonard Cohen" Concert

UrPal - I tend to disagree that "Is This What You Wanted" is a good choice of a song to cover. It's one of Leonard's most tuneless songs and also an intensely personal one. Thus, only Leonard can really get away with singing it.
by John Etherington
Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Related Artists
Topic: Julie Felix Interview (including how she met Leonard)
Replies: 2
Views: 806

Julie Felix Interview (including how she met Leonard)

Don't miss this wonderful interview with Julie from last year!

https://vimeo.com/166772336?ref=fb-share&1
by John Etherington
Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Why Leonard waited until 1967 to begin his musical career
Replies: 1
Views: 1033

Re: Why Leonard waited until 1967 to begin his musical career

Hi Myrtone, I'm surprised no one has answered this, until now. Although Leonard played in a country group called the Buckskin Boys when he was at school, his chosen career was writing poetry and novels. Also, he was primarily living an idyllic life on Hydra with Marianne from the early Sixties. When...
by John Etherington
Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:38 am
Forum: Tribute concerts, Cover versions & Soundtracks
Topic: My Dream "Songs of Leonard Cohen" Concert
Replies: 10
Views: 1902

Re: My Dream "Songs of Leonard Cohen" Concert

Vicomte - As I'm sure you know, I've never been a great fan of Leonard covers. There were few recorded covers that I appreciated in Leonard's lifetime, but I thought Cale's "Hallelujah" was excellent, as was The Webb Sister's "If it Be Your Will". Also, I thought that Anjani's "Nightingale" and Shar...
by John Etherington
Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Tribute concerts, Cover versions & Soundtracks
Topic: My Dream "Songs of Leonard Cohen" Concert
Replies: 10
Views: 1902

Re: My Dream "Songs of Leonard Cohen" Concert

Gwen - Dylan might have sung (or croaked :)) "Hallelujah" first, but John Cale was the first major artist to record it. I believe that K.D. Lang sang it at the Montreal bash. Personally, I thought her version was one too many.
by John Etherington
Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:51 am
Forum: Tribute concerts, Cover versions & Soundtracks
Topic: My Dream "Songs of Leonard Cohen" Concert
Replies: 10
Views: 1902

Re: My Dream "Songs of Leonard Cohen" Concert

While I think of it, I'll add First Aid Kit to the wish list for my dream Leonard tribute concert! :)
by John Etherington
Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:48 am
Forum: Tribute concerts, Cover versions & Soundtracks
Topic: Tribute by First Aid Kit on YouTube
Replies: 4
Views: 1175

Re: Tribute by First Aid Kit on YouTube

Great to have this video! I love First Aid Kit's music, and their new album (released in early January) looks like being the first great album of 2018. I met Klara from First Aid Kit at their Royal Albert Hall concert two years ago, and she told me that she was seriously into Leonard's work. Here's ...

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