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Re: LA MANIC : Leonard's perfect offering to Montrealers

Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 9:58 pm
by VELOVERMONT
BEATRIZ SALLES wrote:To complete Velovermont list, we should add a number 8:
Maarten wrote:Hi,
Great to hear "La Manic" by mr Cohen. He must have loved this song for years, check his acceptance speech for the Canadian Songwriters Hall Of Fame back in 2006:
http://youtu.be/AS2qxBvEP10

The reference to La Manic starts around 2.45, if you manage to get to that point without letting a tear roll down your cheeck...

Si tu savais comme on s'ennuie
A la Manic
Tu m'écrirais bien plus souvent
A la Manicouagan

Thanks, mr Cohen
There's a reference on this speech on Arlene's blog aswell

Arlene's blog reference was my number 2

Re: LA MANIC : Leonard's perfect offering to Montrealers

Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 10:24 pm
by colombuscircle
Regarding "un canadien errant" I've to confirm that he sang this song in the french version at his Paris show on sept 29/2012....

Re: LA MANIC : Leonard's perfect offering to Montrealers

Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 11:24 pm
by Maarten
colombuscircle wrote:Regarding "un canadien errant" I've to confirm that he sang this song in the french version at his Paris show on sept 29/2012....
Hi,
I think you must be mistaking "Un Canadien errant" with another song, because it wasn't played in Paris...
See viewtopic.php?f=61&t=32523&start=15#p315725

Maarten

Re: LA MANIC : Leonard's perfect offering to Montrealers

Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 11:39 pm
by Tchocolatl
Reality is always catching up. No matter how many efforts one may do trying to elude it. :D

So be zen and up-date your computers, fella.... 8) And please forgive me to always have everythings so right. I don't do it in purpose, and it feels so alone here on these heights ;-)

After you finish doing this, have a look there, it may interest you :

http://1heckofaguy.com/2012/11/30/for-f ... v-29-2012/



P.S. : Chocolatvodka, he?

As a non-alcoolic beverage, Tchocolatl was meant to be a link to gods' power. I guess that vodka leads to think the same way. It is the day after that reality catch up with drinkers.

Re: LA MANIC : Leonard's perfect offering to Montrealers

Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 11:48 pm
by Tchocolatl
Must be The Partisan, maybe? That he sang all in French? Or partly, like usual? Or a mistake in the list? In any case that's how the light gest in. You won't die to have done a mistake who ever did it, believe me. :D

This link to the blog is better, more complete, than the one in my previous post :

http://1heckofaguy.com/2012/11/30/impro ... v-29-2012/

Re: LA MANIC : Leonard's perfect offering to Montrealers

Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 8:25 pm
by VELOVERMONT
"when Leonard introduced "La Manic" I thought the roof would lift off the stadium! Beautiful rendition of a beautiful song."

From a post by Joyezekiel about the Québec concert.

Re: LA MANIC : Leonard's perfect offering to Montrealers

Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 11:58 pm
by Tchocolatl
It's buzzing on the Web! Mostly in French. So they won't come in this thread to write about it, i guess, but no doubt that everybody was sweept off their feet by the performance, just like I was.

Re: LA MANIC : Leonard's perfect offering to Montrealers

Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 1:56 am
by VELOVERMONT
I will make sure that any significant contribution related to : LA MANIC lands here

Re: LA MANIC : Leonard's perfect offering to Montrealers

Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 2:38 am
by Tchocolatl
Great! :D

Re: LA MANIC : Leonard's perfect offering to Montrealers

Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 5:46 pm
by Darling
Hi VV & Tchoc!
Je suis officiellement jalouse!
Just joking, I am very happy for you guys, it must have been such a great and fantastic surprise! (OK je suis quand même un peu jalouse...)
Louise

Re: LA MANIC : Leonard's perfect offering to Montrealers

Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 11:32 pm
by Darling
Wirebird posted a great quality video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQfyw_Lmhm0

Re: LA MANIC : Leonard's perfect offering to Montrealers

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 1:38 am
by VELOVERMONT
Darling wrote:Wirebird posted a great quality video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQfyw_Lmhm0
Indeed this captation of LA MANIC is great, and we can hear more of Leonard's french introductory remarks to the song.

Re: LA MANIC : Leonard's perfect offering to Montrealers

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:23 pm
by VELOVERMONT
by cohenadmirer » Thu Dec 06, 2012 3:13 pm

Sound recording of 'La Manic' 29-11-12

https://soundcloud.com/cohenadmirer/leo ... ontreal-29

Re: LA MANIC : Leonard's perfect offering to Montrealers

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:32 pm
by mutti
Wirebird's capture of La Manic in Montreal is perfect to my ears!
You could hear the crowd go wild and the enthusiasm and joy and pride when they recognized it...and at different times in the song.
I am grateful for all the recordings but his was exactly how I heard it!
Oh what a night it was...
Thank you
Leslie 8)

Re: LA MANIC : Leonard's perfect offering to Montrealers

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:02 pm
by musicmania
This song was on the printed setlist for the concert in Toronto last night but not performed.