The New York Event in our memories

The New York Event - before and after!
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The New York Event in our memories

Postby jarkko » Thu Jun 17, 2004 11:45 pm

Eija and I are now back in New Jersey, enjoying the hospitality of Linda and Dick. We all want to thank the Event participants for the magnificent
time we spent together. We shared wonderful moments together, didn't we?!

I have asked Rauli to post the following text on the front page of The Files
(I have no full access to the server from here)

...breathtaking concert by Perla Batalla, Julie Christensen, Paul Ostermayer, Bob Metzger, and the band...Eight magnificent songs from Leonard's forthcoming new album "Dear Heather", introduced by Leanne Ungar... the awesome play "Sincerely, L. Cohen" by The Medicine Show Theater... great live renditions performed by many outstanding artists and Open Mic musicians. This, and much more, was our New York Event. A comprehensive report will be posted soon on this site!

Note to the participants: your writings, recollections, best pictures would be apprecited for the event pages! Please email your contributions to Jarkko at ja@nebula.fi


Indeed all your contributions will be welcomed. Eija and I fly back to
Finland during the weekend, and we start building the Event pages as soon
as my professional tasks have been taken care of.

We have sent our heartfelt thanks to Leonard, Kelley, and Leanne for
their kindness and all the gifts and information they provided us!

I'm sure the forum members would like to know the titles of the new
songs from Leonard's forthcoming album DEAR HEATHER we heard
during the Event, so here we go:
Go No More A-Roving / Because Of / The Letters / Undertow / Morning Glory / On That Day / Villanelle for Our Time / There For You.

The release date has not yet been confirmed. There will be five songs
more (four new songs and one previously unreleased live song).
Villanelle For Our Time was written by F.R.Scott, and participants of
our earlier Montreal and Hydra Events had the privilege to hear it
already then!
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Postby jeannieb » Fri Jun 18, 2004 6:20 am

Jarkko,

How about Dear Heather? Did that actually have another name?
"...and for something like a second, I was cured, and my heart was at ease."
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Postby Mark B. » Fri Jun 18, 2004 12:47 pm

An album named "Dear Heather"? Oh, dear.

Or is it just one song?




Mark
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Postby jeannieb » Sat Jun 19, 2004 4:24 am

It's both!
"...and for something like a second, I was cured, and my heart was at ease."
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Postby lizzytysh » Sat Jun 19, 2004 6:48 am

With A Singer Must Die, Julie Christiansen was more theatrical than I'd ever dreamed. Wearing form-fitting black sweater and bright red skirt, with more-than-high red heels, her blonde hair, light skin, and red lipstick created a larger-than-life visual of pure confidence, pure woman. WoW!!! Stage presence to the max, her body language bold, powerful, and commanding. She led with her hips, as she strutted the song, and twisted like sinew as she gave form to the words.

The song emerged as cabaret, Thirties, and her the torch singer. She ended it sauntering cavalierly off stage, feigning casual detachment, innocence, and sarcasm with its final lines. Pure dynamic performance! The song came to technicolour life with her rendering. If she was a racehorse, I'd bet on her 8) ! She brought the house down.

I quickly appreciated the fact of her understated, Leonardesque containment, as she could so obviously, easily 'break free' and transform many a song, and make them her own. I had the pleasure of talking with her in the front-bar area, after the show.

I look forward to purchasing her two CDs, and encourage anyone else to do the same.

Thank you, Julie :D , for your energy! Thank you for your warmth :D !

~ Elizabeth
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Postby jarkko » Sat Jun 19, 2004 3:39 pm

Hi Jeannie,

"Dear Heather" will indeed be title of Leonard's forthcoming album,
and it's also one of the songs (track 9). The album title has been
chosen quite recently, and there were other alternatives, too!

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Postby peter danielsen » Sat Jun 19, 2004 4:16 pm

...oh my god, please dont post any more.. do you want to thrill me to death. I'm going to have a heartattack over this. The best news in such a long time(since the TNS)

Hurrah

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Postby lightning » Sun Jun 20, 2004 5:51 am

How does a back up "angel" like Julie Christensen turn into something like Lotte Lenya Jr. I wonder.
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Postby lizzytysh » Sun Jun 20, 2004 7:08 am

She's multi-faceted? Who is Lotte Lenya, Jr.?
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Postby Mark B. » Sun Jun 20, 2004 2:18 pm

Ask Mack the Knife.
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Postby lightning » Sun Jun 20, 2004 3:54 pm

Lotte Lenya was a great tough German chanteuse best know for doing Brecht/Weil and starring in Three Penny Opera. What I meant by changing into Lotte Lenya Jr. from "angel" was a protective hardening from age and experience. Strength is gained, delicacy and sweetness lost. It happened to Joni Mitchell too. But there are always more angels. John Bergeron had some in his act.
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Postby tomsakic » Sun Jun 20, 2004 4:44 pm

Who is Heather?
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Postby peter danielsen » Sun Jun 20, 2004 9:20 pm

Could it be the actress: Heather Locklear? The star of "Dynasty" of the 80'
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Postby Midnight » Sun Jun 20, 2004 9:44 pm

Please, please, please rename it.

I really can not go into my favorite record store and ask for "Dear Heather."
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Postby Paula » Sun Jun 20, 2004 11:51 pm

It reminds me of Paul McCartney. I really don't like the title.

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