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by wakeupmartin
Wed Jun 19, 2013 2:37 pm
Forum: Comments & Questions
Topic: alexandra shulman picks leonard - desert island discs
Replies: 2
Views: 724

Re: alexandra shulman picks leonard - desert island discs

All she says about it, before the song plays is:

26mins:
"I love this one because as he says it's about the workers in song, and it kind of always makes me think of that still, slight desire to be part of the music industry."
by wakeupmartin
Fri Oct 19, 2012 8:11 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Kateri Tekakwitha: First Catholic Native American saint
Replies: 18
Views: 2931

Kateri Tekakwitha: First Catholic Native American saint

Just read this on the BBC news page http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-19996957
There's more about Kateri Tekakwitha in this post: viewtopic.php?f=10&t=22073
All the best, Martin
by wakeupmartin
Sat Aug 25, 2012 12:46 pm
Forum: OLD IDEAS
Topic: A Banjo interpretation
Replies: 21
Views: 13116

Re: A Banjo interpretation - Harold and Maude connection

A couple of months ago I watched the film "Harold and Maude" for the first time. The final scene, for obvious reasons, reminded me of the the song "Banjo". I wonder if Leonard had this scene somewhere in his mind. The film is considered one of the greatest dark comedies of all time, and is very much...
by wakeupmartin
Wed Aug 22, 2012 2:32 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Happy Birthday Jarkko
Replies: 97
Views: 6008

Re: Happy Birthday Jarkko

A very happy birthday to you Jarkko! :D
by wakeupmartin
Mon May 28, 2012 3:31 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Tom Jones discusses leonard cohen on BBCTV 27-5-12
Replies: 16
Views: 3716

Re: Tom Jones discusses leonard cohen on BBCTV 27-5-12

Andrew Marr is clearly a Cohen fan.
"And here he is, with Leonard Cohen's 'Tower of Song'..." Glad they mentioned Leonard. Not all covers are introduced with acknowledgement of the songwriter.
by wakeupmartin
Wed May 23, 2012 6:29 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Telegraph Magazine Adam Cohen remembers Leonard on Hydra.
Replies: 9
Views: 2293

Re: Telegraph Magazine Adam Cohen remembers Leonard on Hydra

Very interesting. Thanks Foxwood. Loved the bit about Hydra being the one constant place in his childhood. :) Martin
by wakeupmartin
Thu Mar 29, 2012 11:39 pm
Forum: Old Ideas World Tour 2012 / Europe
Topic: Setlist predictions
Replies: 78
Views: 9050

Re: Setlist predictions

gypsy boy wrote:The Gypsy's Wife (especially now that there is a violin, let us hope that he will sing some songs from the beautiful Recent Songs)
Yes Yes Yes!
by wakeupmartin
Wed Mar 28, 2012 5:43 pm
Forum: Old Ideas World Tour 2012 / Europe
Topic: Setlist predictions
Replies: 78
Views: 9050

Re: Setlist predictions

What about Nightingale?
by wakeupmartin
Sun Mar 25, 2012 2:22 pm
Forum: Old Ideas World Tour 2012 / Europe
Topic: Join Us Next Monday March 26 - new timing
Replies: 128
Views: 12232

Re: Join Us Next Monday March 26 - new timing

jarkko wrote:The announcement will be uploaded at 8 am British summer time (GMT/UTC+1)
No immediate action necessary on Monday, but...
You are a mischievous tease Jarkko! But thank you for the very quick reply. I can relax now, and enjoy my Monday morning duties. :) Martin
by wakeupmartin
Sun Mar 25, 2012 12:24 pm
Forum: Old Ideas World Tour 2012 / Europe
Topic: Join Us Next Monday March 26 - new timing
Replies: 128
Views: 12232

Re: Join Us Next Monday March 26 - new timing

Hello Jarkko! I have two questions:

1.Will it matter if I don't read the page until 10am UK time (2 hours later)? I have other engagements, and doubt I can make it for 8am.

2.Have you guys put your clocks forwards for spring? ;)
by wakeupmartin
Thu Mar 08, 2012 2:21 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Leonard Cohen, Prince of Asturias Award for Letters
Replies: 217
Views: 38374

Re: Leonard Cohen, Prince of Asturias Award for Letters

thanks Roy. So was that video played before the award was given?
by wakeupmartin
Wed Feb 29, 2012 3:27 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Leonard Cohen To Attend PEN NE Award, Ceremony To Be Webcast
Replies: 67
Views: 15823

giants

Paul Simon, Leonard, Keith Richards and Chuck Berry should be carved into a new Mount Rushmore. Great line Merton! I particularly liked that photo myself. I liked Leonard's speech, but I found the video a bit boring. Though it was great to hear Chuck Berry pick up the guitar and play/sing some of J...
by wakeupmartin
Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:43 pm
Forum: News
Topic: I am the Little Jew who wrote The Bible
Replies: 25
Views: 6189

Re: I am the Little Jew who wrote The Bible

An excellent article. Thank you Jarkko.
"The taste of significance is what we call poetry."
by wakeupmartin
Thu Jan 26, 2012 2:49 pm
Forum: OLD IDEAS
Topic: Jarvis Cocker speaks to Leonard Cohen
Replies: 2
Views: 751

Re: Jarvis Cocker speaks to Leonard Cohen

Does anyone know if this'll this be on BBC iPlayer?

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