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by NickShears
Wed Sep 22, 2010 6:22 am
Forum: News
Topic: Leonard Cohen's 76th Birthday - The Video
Replies: 14
Views: 2379

Re: Leonard Cohen's 76th Birthday - The Video

Beautiful montage, which I shall watch many times!

And it helps that "Forever Young" is the song that I would like played at my funeral. (In the very distant future.) Great version live version of it too; I can't figure out where from.
by NickShears
Thu Jun 03, 2010 7:05 am
Forum: The World Tour 2010
Topic: AUSTRALIA AND NZ - TICKET LINKS
Replies: 264
Views: 30292

Re: AUSTRALIA AND NZ - TICKET LINKS

I just got a bit carried away and spent $980 on four "Gold" seating tickets in Hobart through http://www.preferredseating.com.au . Now, can someone please tell me what are Gold tickets exactly? They cost much more than Silver seating so I'm assuming they're much better. I rarely see live music (apa...
by NickShears
Fri May 01, 2009 5:55 am
Forum: Comments & Questions
Topic: Cohen Heads? or Cohenites?
Replies: 36
Views: 4258

Re: Cohen Heads? or Cohenites?

Cohen Addicts (or Cake Addicts) would still be CA. Both could be applied to me, although I'm in Australia, where CA means "Chartered Accountant" (which I'm not).
by NickShears
Tue Apr 28, 2009 5:55 am
Forum: News
Topic: Cool Cohen Flash tour
Replies: 6
Views: 1286

Re: Cool Cohen Flash tour

Thanks Bert, much enjoyed. I even learned that it's Janis singing on Who by Fire. How come that has passed me by for all these years? ;-)
by NickShears
Tue Apr 28, 2009 5:46 am
Forum: News
Topic: "Apocalypse Jukebox: The End of the World"
Replies: 9
Views: 2171

Re: Apocalypse Jukebox: The End of the World

You're not too jaundiced, hydriot, I think you've nailed their academic laziness / opportunism - you're spot on.
by NickShears
Wed Apr 01, 2009 6:48 am
Forum: News
Topic: Playing with Cohen - great article
Replies: 30
Views: 9774

Re: Playing with Cohen - great article

Thanks you so much for posting this wonderful piece. I shall have to print a copy to keep with my programme book from this tour, so that I can reread it form time to time. :D
by NickShears
Mon Mar 30, 2009 6:20 am
Forum: News
Topic: "Leonard Cohen Live in London" > DVD & 2CD (April 2009)
Replies: 366
Views: 86011

Re: "Leonard Cohen Live in London" - DVD & 2CD - April 2009

I've listened to the CDs several times since buying them on Saturday, and remain entranced. I agree about the remarkably high sound quality, which I did expect based on how well the sound engineers coped with the arena environment at the Entertainment Centre here in Brisbane. I haven't watched the D...
by NickShears
Wed Mar 11, 2009 6:14 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: The Favourite Game - review in Rhythms (Australian magazine)
Replies: 0
Views: 2018

The Favourite Game - review in Rhythms (Australian magazine)

The new (April) issue of Rhythms magazine here in Australia includes the review below of The Favourite Game, since it's just been released here for the first time. Available online at: http://www.rhythms.com.au/news,id,8539.aspx (The paper issue also includes an excellent review of the Autralian tou...
by NickShears
Tue Mar 10, 2009 7:00 am
Forum: News
Topic: Free Leonard Cohen video for Verizon FiOS TV users
Replies: 1
Views: 619

Re: Free Leonard Cohen video for Verizon FiOS TV users

Thanks for posting this, Phantom Stranger. I was living in the UK at that time, and used to watch Later With Jools Holland as often as not, but must have missed the week when Leonard appeared. (They never announced the guests in advance, presumably to ensure that you always watched "just in case".) ...
by NickShears
Tue Mar 03, 2009 6:09 am
Forum: News
Topic: NPR podcast of Beacon Theatre show, available from Feb 26
Replies: 64
Views: 8997

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

kimmyop wrote:For a total computer (read luddite) beginner, how do I do the download to keep?
Hey Kimmy, just go to this direct link to the MP3 file: http://podcastdownload.npr.org/anon.npr ... 7.mp3?dl=1 which was posted in another thread by rgraff.
by NickShears
Fri Feb 27, 2009 6:47 am
Forum: Live performances & YouTube clips
Topic: Isle of Wight, 1970
Replies: 62
Views: 22139

Blackbushe

Whilst I wasn't at the Isle of Wight, I was at "The Picnic" at Blackbushe, July 1978. (Hey Andrew, maybe we actually met there 30 years ago, rather than at your Toowoomba Cohen event 2 years ago!) Not only was I there (with the other 120,000) but I still have the programme to prove it, and the pin-o...
by NickShears
Fri Feb 27, 2009 5:50 am
Forum: Collectors' and Traders' Corner
Topic: Bootlegs and dimeadozen
Replies: 30
Views: 9192

Re: Bootlegs and dimeadozen

Tom, that's why apart from Leonard's Brisbane show for which I was desperate, I downloaded something new (I chose a Neil Young show which I knew I'd enjoy anyway) so that it would get my ratio up much more quickly, which it did. (If I had the bandwidth to spare I could have just kept it up for days ...
by NickShears
Fri Feb 27, 2009 1:08 am
Forum: News
Topic: NPR podcast of Beacon Theatre show, available from Feb 26
Replies: 64
Views: 8997

Re: NPR to webcast Beacon Theatre show on Feb 26

If the download is an MP3, it'll play on any portable player, not just an ipod, so worry not. Personally I'm in the office and about to start work (since I'm in Australia) and won't be able to download the concert until tomorrow (since I'm lucky enough to be going to see Jackson Browne tonight), but...
by NickShears
Thu Feb 26, 2009 6:38 am
Forum: News
Topic: Top 10 in Australia
Replies: 4
Views: 1335

Re: Top 10 in Australia

If the tour here in the Antipodes managed to put him in the top 10, I wonder what the US tour will do there?
by NickShears
Tue Feb 24, 2009 6:00 am
Forum: Collectors' and Traders' Corner
Topic: Bootlegs and dimeadozen
Replies: 30
Views: 9192

Re: Bootlegs

Thanks janedw, have downloaded tlh and will play with it tonight. Meanwhile I used BURRN successfully to burn the CDs, 3 of them, for one show :) , and have used Media Monkey to listen to some of the FLAC files directly.

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