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by mirka
Thu Oct 30, 2014 7:27 am
Forum: Tribute concerts, Cover versions & Soundtracks
Topic: Basia Bulat sings "So long Marianne"
Replies: 0
Views: 984

Basia Bulat sings "So long Marianne"


This cover is apparently part of CBC's "Leonard Cohen week", with birthday wishes from Basia at the end of the song.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fymm4OiX ... ata_player

mirka
by mirka
Sun Sep 21, 2014 11:41 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen 80 years on September 21, 2014
Topic: Happy Birthday, Leonard!
Replies: 206
Views: 49981

Re: Happy Birthday, Leonard!


Happy birthday, Mr. Cohen, thank you for your music.

Sending you best wishes, this time from Poland.
by mirka
Sun Sep 21, 2014 11:14 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen 80 years on September 21, 2014
Topic: Leonard 80 years: Fund Raising for our Hydra Bench
Replies: 197
Views: 64616

Re: Leonard 80 years: Fund Raising for our Hydra Bench

Just made a contribution, I'm in Poland right now, it's Sunday 10am, hope it's still not too late....?
by mirka
Sun Apr 13, 2014 8:20 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Singing priest's Hallelujah wows wedding guests
Replies: 22
Views: 5734

Re: Singing priest's Hallelujah wows wedding guests

Thank you Mirka. What a beautiful voice the singer has. Can you translate it? Hello Sereneava, this is the Polish translation of the original Leonard's text by Maciej Zembaty, the poet/singer known for making Poland the country where Leonard Cohen always had huge following. This is the text always ...
by mirka
Sun Apr 13, 2014 10:59 am
Forum: News
Topic: Singing priest's Hallelujah wows wedding guests
Replies: 22
Views: 5734

Re: Singing priest's Hallelujah wows wedding guests


Obviously people of different nationalities have similar ideas regarding 'Hallelujah": :D
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2WDu_w ... -qVcx4Q-vQ
by mirka
Thu Dec 19, 2013 12:10 pm
Forum: Tribute concerts, Cover versions & Soundtracks
Topic: Dance Me flash mob Sydney 2011
Replies: 7
Views: 2587

Re: Dance Me flash mob Sydney 2011


Never saw it before, and I love it, thanks !
by mirka
Sun Dec 08, 2013 10:10 am
Forum: Tribute concerts, Cover versions & Soundtracks
Topic: "Hallelujah" at the political party convention (!)
Replies: 0
Views: 932

"Hallelujah" at the political party convention (!)

Poland is a strange country indeed... Founding convention of a new political party used "Hallelujah" as a theme song. It was sung by two daughters of one of the founding members, himself a Nigerian living for the last 20 years in Poland, and a member of the Polish parliament: http://www.youtube.com...
by mirka
Sat Oct 12, 2013 9:08 am
Forum: Comments & Questions
Topic: New Unified Hearts Logo
Replies: 48
Views: 13810

Re: New Unified Hearts Logo

IMM wrote: It is perhaps why Lech Wałęsa gets backstage and Bono doesn't.
Hate to ruin a wonderful illusion, from today's perspective however Lech Walesa seems more like a facade for a complicated political power play going at that time in Poland...
by mirka
Fri Oct 11, 2013 2:26 am
Forum: Comments & Questions
Topic: New Unified Hearts Logo
Replies: 48
Views: 13810

Re: New Unified Hearts Logo

LOVE your addition here, mirka, regarding Leonard's long-ago concert in Poland, with the two lines and lists peacefully merging. [Perhaps, the leaders of those lines could come over for a bit and give our deeply divided government a hand ;-) ] Lizzy, all this happened long time ago, in another time...
by mirka
Wed Oct 02, 2013 8:31 pm
Forum: Comments & Questions
Topic: New Unified Hearts Logo
Replies: 48
Views: 13810

Re: New Unified Hearts Logo

I was at the Warsaw concert, Daniel Wyszogrodzki doesn't tell the whole story of the line "formed in a week's advance, controlled day and night by me and my friends from the car" , possibly because he doesn't know it. There was another line, also formed appr. in a week's advance by another group of...
by mirka
Sun Sep 29, 2013 4:54 pm
Forum: Tribute concerts, Cover versions & Soundtracks
Topic: Vassily K. - My Cohen (2002, 2013)
Replies: 3
Views: 995

Re: Vassily K. - My Cohen (2002, 2013)


This cover was briefly discussed on the Forum in 2008:
viewtopic.php?f=8&t=12377&hilit=+Vassily

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by mirka
Mon Sep 23, 2013 11:15 pm
Forum: Comments & Questions
Topic: Leonard Cohen of mobile generation ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1796

Re: Leonard Cohen of mobile generation ?

I agree URPal, he might be closer to Cat Stevens, I must be obsessed hearing LC everywhere :lol: There are more authentic clips of him: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RncRYO9dbSQ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rgjt_71twA And in the PinkPop Show he is using his full stage voice, still very differen...
by mirka
Mon Sep 23, 2013 10:59 pm
Forum: Comments & Questions
Topic: The birds they Tweeted at break of day...
Replies: 460
Views: 73615

Re: The birds they Tweeted at break of day...

mirka - Back in the 1970s when Leonard was still widely regarded as the "grocer of despair" he was asked why he thought people came to his concerts. He used an analogy to the effect that if a tragedy happens, such as a road accident, people will come to stare at it out of some kind of morbid fascin...
by mirka
Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:06 pm
Forum: Comments & Questions
Topic: The birds they Tweeted at break of day...
Replies: 460
Views: 73615

Re: The birds they Tweeted at break of day...

ritibi wrote:This thread is annoying.
Please stop it !!!!
I cannot read this anymore.

That's too funny... :D :D why are you doing it then ?
by mirka
Mon Sep 23, 2013 7:37 pm
Forum: Comments & Questions
Topic: The birds they Tweeted at break of day...
Replies: 460
Views: 73615

Re: The birds they Tweeted at break of day...

John Etherington wrote:"McDonald's is playing Leonard Cohen tracks...... DAMN YOU MCDONALD'S YOU'RE GOOD"
Doomsday is finally here :!:
Yes, looks like we finally arrived at the End of The World.... I'm still waiting for LC in elevator music though, I think it's only matter of months :mrgreen:

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