BBC Radio Scotland - Leonard Cohen Special,1st Jan 2013

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Re: BBC Radio Scotland - Leonard Cohen Special,1st Jan 2013

Post by Maarten » Thu Jan 03, 2013 11:24 pm

Leonardthecat,
Thanks for pointing us to this program, I enjoyed listening to it a lot.
I don't know whether or not BBC Radio Scotland will provide a download of this episode, so I captured it for future purposes... You can download the 75MB file from my website, just "right click" and "save target as" on the following link:
http://www.maartenmassa.be/LCdocs/misc/ ... e_Cafe.mp3

Happy New Year to all, by the way!
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Re: BBC Radio Scotland - Leonard Cohen Special,1st Jan 2013

Post by John Etherington » Thu Jan 03, 2013 11:33 pm

Meanwhile returning to the main theme of the thread, the basic formula for creating a programme on Leonard these days is to mention depression, razor blades, sex and religion (in that order), Phil Spector/guns, FANS who then go off him, HALLELUJAH, synthesizers, the monastery/brandy/McDonalds, Kelley Lynch, and screaming FANS!
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Re: BBC Radio Scotland - Leonard Cohen Special,1st Jan 2013

Post by musicmania » Thu Jan 03, 2013 11:35 pm

Maarten wrote:Leonardthecat,
Thanks for pointing us to this program, I enjoyed listening to it a lot.
I don't know whether or not BBC Radio Scotland will provide a download of this episode, so I captured it for future purposes... You can download the 75MB file from my website, just "right click" and "save target as" on the following link:
http://www.maartenmassa.be/LCdocs/misc/ ... e_Cafe.mp3

Happy New Year to all, by the way!
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Re: BBC Radio Scotland - Leonard Cohen Special,1st Jan 2013

Post by leonardthecat » Fri Jan 04, 2013 12:03 am

Happy New Year to you too Maarten.
I enjoyed the programme too.

OK - my New Year's resolution is to become a Hallelujah Harpie (or more of one than I already am). I only have tickets for the O2 concert so for, but will make a point of going to McDonald's on the way to, and again after, the show. Get pissed on wine and brandy, again. Wave my banner from the front row, sing very loudly and tunelessly along with LC to the annoyance of my neighbours. Then maybe watch back-to-back episodes of Jerry Springer in my hotel room. Can't wait! :lol:
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Post by annmarie » Fri Jan 04, 2013 12:12 am

leonardthecat wrote:Happy New Year to you too Maarten.
I enjoyed the programme too.

OK - my New Year's resolution is to become a Hallelujah Harpie (or more of one than I already am). I only have tickets for the O2 concert so for, but will make a point of going to McDonald's on the way to, and again after, the show. Get pissed on wine and brandy, again. Wave my banner from the front row, sing very loudly and tunelessly along with LC to the annoyance of my neighbours. Then maybe watch back-to-back episodes of Jerry Springer in my hotel room. Can't wait! :lol:
Hope to be beside you for all that ;-)

Happy New Year everyone! :lol: :lol:
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Re: BBC Radio Scotland - Leonard Cohen Special,1st Jan 2013

Post by Vicomte » Fri Jan 04, 2013 2:21 am

leonardthecat wrote:Happy New Year to you too Maarten.
I enjoyed the programme too.

OK - my New Year's resolution is to become a Hallelujah Harpie (or more of one than I already am). I only have tickets for the O2 concert so for, but will make a point of going to McDonald's on the way to, and again after, the show. Get pissed on wine and brandy, again. Wave my banner from the front row, sing very loudly and tunelessly along with LC to the annoyance of my neighbours. Then maybe watch back-to-back episodes of Jerry Springer in my hotel room. Can't wait! :lol:
So just like any other Scottish weekend then :lol:

Apologies to any people from Scotland who might take offence but I have just been watching Frankie Boyle. ;-)
I guess it all started for me sometime around Christmas 1967 and now, goodness me, it's.........2018 and over fifty years later.
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Re: BBC Radio Scotland - Leonard Cohen Special,1st Jan 2013

Post by Mabeanie1 » Fri Jan 04, 2013 2:31 am

John Etherington wrote:Meanwhile returning to the main theme of the thread, the basic formula for creating a programme on Leonard these days is to mention depression, razor blades, sex and religion (in that order), Phil Spector/guns, FANS who then go off him, HALLELUJAH, synthesizers, the monastery/brandy/McDonalds, Kelley Lynch, and screaming FANS!
So very little has changed then John. The formula has simply been updated for the noughties with the addition of McDonalds, Kelley Lynch and a handful of screaming fans.

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Re: BBC Radio Scotland - Leonard Cohen Special,1st Jan 2013

Post by tina » Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:39 am

Leonardthecat and Maarten, thank you both for the link and the download!
Happy new year!
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Re: BBC Radio Scotland - Leonard Cohen Special,1st Jan 2013

Post by mnkyface » Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:53 am

John Etherington wrote: Indeed Leonard "fandom" and the emergence of the "Hallelujah harpies" effectively came to prominence around 2008. You can tell by the daily bombardment of Leonard trivia on the internet that there are huge projections on him, which have yet to be fully processed.
I'm a banner waving, McDonald's eating (occasionally), daily trivia loving, swooning (and probably projecting) female FAN who came to love Leonard in 2008, in part due to Hallelujah. It doesn't make me any less of a "connoisseur" of Leonard's music just because I wasn't getting high at the Isle of Blight or whatever the f***.
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Re: BBC Radio Scotland - Leonard Cohen Special,1st Jan 2013

Post by John Etherington » Fri Jan 04, 2013 1:13 pm

mnkyface - five years onboard and sixteen hundred posts...you sound like an old timer to me!
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Re: BBC Radio Scotland - Leonard Cohen Special,1st Jan 2013

Post by comehealing » Fri Jan 04, 2013 5:48 pm

This is great. Fascinating discussion and a great complement to Sylvie's book, which
I think is terrific.

Thanks for sharing.

Love Leonard's line about language:

"the connection of language with survival is somehow very clear and acute."

Reminds me of Pablo Neruda:

"not to speak is to die — language extends even to the hair"


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Re: BBC Radio Scotland - Leonard Cohen Special,1st Jan 2013

Post by Rodin » Fri Jan 04, 2013 6:39 pm

I often compare Leonard to the UKs greatest poet Pam Ayres.
In one word, very profound.
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Re: BBC Radio Scotland - Leonard Cohen Special,1st Jan 2013

Post by Vicomte » Fri Jan 04, 2013 8:17 pm

And why not, Pam Ayres has stated that it was Bob Dylan that inspired her to write poetry and to read them at her local folk club.

How easily one could mistake her lines for those of Leonard Cohen's.

When I think of the lollies I licked
And the liquorice allsorts I picked,
Sherbet dabs, big and little,
All that hard peanut brittle,
My conscience gets horribly pricked.

My mother, she told me no end,
‘If you got a tooth, you got a friend.’
I was young then, and careless,
My toothbrush was hairless,
I never had much time to spend.

Perhaps sung to tune of The Miracle, or added in as a verse to Hallelujah?
I guess it all started for me sometime around Christmas 1967 and now, goodness me, it's.........2018 and over fifty years later.
No one ever listens to me. I might as well be a Leonard Cohen record.
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Re: BBC Radio Scotland - Leonard Cohen Special,1st Jan 2013

Post by John Etherington » Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:04 pm

Vicomte - I think Pam's formative influence was more likely Max Bygraves!
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Re: BBC Radio Scotland - Leonard Cohen Special,1st Jan 2013

Post by Vicomte » Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:23 pm

Yes, would have thought so, John, "You're a pink toothbrush, I'm a blue toothbrush" was one of Max's great lines but I think Pam leaned more toward his bobness a little later......
I guess it all started for me sometime around Christmas 1967 and now, goodness me, it's.........2018 and over fifty years later.
No one ever listens to me. I might as well be a Leonard Cohen record.
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