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by UrPal
Sat Jul 06, 2013 12:10 am
Forum: THE SUMMER 2013 TOUR IN EUROPE
Topic: URGENT: LONDON AND LEEDS RE-SCHEDULED
Replies: 249
Views: 30439

Re: URGENT: LONDON AND LEEDS RE-SCHEDULED

I would suggest that on the benthamist principle of greatest happiness to the greatest number, the performer is fucked if he cancels. Any other thoughts would be welcomed. Although I guess it depends who you're counting. Those disappointed no longer attending the cancelled gig with real monetary and...
by UrPal
Fri Jul 05, 2013 7:31 pm
Forum: THE SUMMER 2013 TOUR IN EUROPE
Topic: URGENT: LONDON AND LEEDS RE-SCHEDULED
Replies: 249
Views: 30439

Re: URGENT: LONDON AND LEEDS RE-SCHEDULED

I didn't know, but you certainly sing like one, father rod....

I'm not from the parish of Manchester.

Do you still take confession? It's been a while...
by UrPal
Fri Jul 05, 2013 7:15 pm
Forum: THE SUMMER 2013 TOUR IN EUROPE
Topic: URGENT: LONDON AND LEEDS RE-SCHEDULED
Replies: 249
Views: 30439

Re: URGENT: LONDON AND LEEDS RE-SCHEDULED

Am I missing something here, if he was ordained as a Rinzai Zen Buddist monk in 1996 would that not trump his Judism. I am just asking .... Is the change for Leonard or is he doing it out of respect for others who might attend ? Would a similar change be made if it fell on a Christian or other reli...
by UrPal
Thu Jul 04, 2013 1:09 am
Forum: Comments & Questions
Topic: steven pinker picks leonard on desert island discs
Replies: 3
Views: 1006

Re: steven pinker picks leonard on desert island discs

Looking Pinker up on wiki, he is from Montreal and attended McGill so it is hardly surprising he chose a Leonard Cohen tune. His position on music's role in cognitive development is interesting, but strikes a diminished chord....
by UrPal
Wed Jul 03, 2013 1:13 am
Forum: THE SUMMER 2013 TOUR IN EUROPE
Topic: URGENT: LONDON AND LEEDS RE-SCHEDULED
Replies: 249
Views: 30439

Re: URGENT: LONDON AND LEEDS RE-SCHEDULED

I find this announcement a bit mystifying. Had I known, I'd have suggested they consider re-scheduling for Christmas Eve & Christmas Day. That way a clash with any religious holidays could have been avoided and nobody would have had to take an extra day off work ;-)
by UrPal
Sat Jun 22, 2013 2:33 am
Forum: News
Topic: Sylvie Simmons Reading and Q & A in London (and Chorleywood)
Replies: 48
Views: 6716

Re: Sylvie Simmons Reading and Q & A in London

I was amongst a handful of people at the Waterstones Liverpool detour. Sylvie removed herself from the altar and sat with the congregation. She was quite lovely from the get go. It makes sense that she wrote a Serge Gainsbourg bio. She's strikingly Birkinesque...
by UrPal
Wed Jun 19, 2013 4:38 pm
Forum: USA & CANADA 2012 / CONCERT REPORTS & MEET-UPS
Topic: LA MANIC : a perfect offering to Montreal and the World.
Replies: 51
Views: 27588

Re: LA MANIC : a perfect offering to Montreal and the World

Would it be fair to suggest that Dor's La Manic has a slight re-imagined resemblance to Brel's Le Moribond (realised in Anglo hit form as Seasons In The Sun)? The Brel song is certainly brought to mind for me when I listen to Dor's song as someone previously unfamiliar with the French-Canadian song ...
by UrPal
Mon May 27, 2013 10:40 pm
Forum: THE SUMMER 2013 TOUR IN EUROPE
Topic: PRESALE TO THE UK SHOWS
Replies: 187
Views: 22414

Re: PRESALE TO THE UK SHOWS

Thanks Jarkko. Nice window.
by UrPal
Tue May 21, 2013 1:58 pm
Forum: Other music
Topic: R.I.P. Ray Manzarek
Replies: 2
Views: 786

Re: R.I.P. Ray Manzarek

Saddened to hear that, John. The Doors must now have finally closed for good (in that Ray was an essential ingredient of any post-Jim reformation). Having said that, I guess that, given his sunny demeanour, Ray would have wanted us to celebrate nonetheless.
by UrPal
Mon May 13, 2013 7:54 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: "Crazy To Love You"
Replies: 17
Views: 3609

Re: "Crazy To Love You"

Hi, Anjani's recording of "Crazy To Love You" has the song's protagonist as a female. On Old Ideas , Leonard Cohen's recording of the song presents the protagonist as a male. Leaving aside any preference you may have for either of the recordings, does the song work better for you with the protagoni...
by UrPal
Thu May 02, 2013 12:44 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Most Frequently Listened Album
Replies: 20
Views: 8794

Re: Most Frequently Listened Album

I haven't played the live albums too often, but the one that I got totally into was "Live Songs", which I treated almost as a studio album. I have owned Live Songs a while but only recently listened to it properly whilst checking out the song Passing Through for various reasons. Please Don't Pass M...
by UrPal
Wed Apr 24, 2013 5:33 pm
Forum: THE SUMMER 2013 TOUR IN EUROPE
Topic: BRITISH TOUR
Replies: 142
Views: 21865

Re: BRITISH TOUR

Bridgewater Hall would be fantastic. Symphony Hall, Birmingham. All those new classical music venues that sprang up in the 90s and 00s would be good too if you like your multiplex cinema-style surround sound live entertainment in a flagship building with interval drinks and chattering classes-type a...
by UrPal
Wed Apr 24, 2013 5:13 pm
Forum: THE SUMMER 2013 TOUR IN EUROPE
Topic: BRITISH TOUR
Replies: 142
Views: 21865

Re: BRITISH TOUR

Manchester Cathedral has hosted some very fine gigs recently (Dirty Three, Anna Calvi, Tindersticks etc), so a cathedral tour would be good for me - plenty of nice big empty spaces around the UK long overdue some good old spiritual sounds ;-) Might be standing or kneeling room only, but if Leonard h...
by UrPal
Wed Apr 24, 2013 5:03 pm
Forum: THE SUMMER 2013 TOUR IN EUROPE
Topic: BRITISH TOUR
Replies: 142
Views: 21865

Re: BRITISH TOUR

In an ideal world LC should be touring some of the more scenic spots in the UK - York, Chester, Durham, Edinburgh, Bath, Oxford, Malvern, Stratford, Harrogate, Buxton, Brighton, that sort of thing. The bottle of mineral water tour maybe! Or, if he fancies playing to the, for him, more challenging ha...
by UrPal
Tue Apr 23, 2013 12:28 pm
Forum: Other music
Topic: R.I.P. Richie Havens
Replies: 4
Views: 1115

Re: R.I.P. Richie Havens

I posted this elsewhere on the internet back in February of this year: I was listening to an interview by Mary Ann Hobbs on 6Music with Richard Hawley whilst shaving this morning. He was asked to choose his favourite song, and, with qualifications about fluctuations in the planetary system etc, sele...

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