Arthur Smith Sings Leonard Cohen

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Post by John the Shorts » Thu Feb 12, 2004 12:21 am

Here's a link for Part 1 A-Addiction to C-Comedy

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/comedy/rams/thu2300.ram

A link for Part 2 D-Ducks to Z-Zen will follow shortly (It's on R4 tomorrow)

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Post by linmag » Thu Feb 12, 2004 1:01 am

Thanks, John. I managed to miss last week's transmission, despite having a tape out ready to record it and everything. The senior moments are coming thick and fast these days :cry:
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Post by margaret » Thu Feb 12, 2004 1:09 am

I managed to get last week's program on a tape and into my computer, so if all goes well again tomorrow I should be able to transfer the full download to a cd. If anyone wants a casette or cd send me a pm at the weekend.
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Post by lizzytysh » Thu Feb 12, 2004 1:24 am

Hi John ~

I tried the link, but got nowhere near anything that would let me listen to something.....just kind of a link spelled out across a blank white page, but nothing that allowed you to click on it. Who knows the reason why......maybe others can go straight to it.

Thanks, anyway.....at least from me.

~ Lizzy
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Post by Nan » Thu Feb 12, 2004 7:23 am

I am in the same boat Lizzytysh. All I have is a blank page when I go to the link. I would have liked to have heard it.
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Post by lizzytysh » Thu Feb 12, 2004 3:07 pm

Hi Nan ~

:(

~ Lizzy
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Post by Anne » Thu Feb 12, 2004 7:31 pm

You need to have real player installed on your computer. It came up with the sound file for me as soon as I tried out the link.
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Post by Nan » Sat Feb 14, 2004 8:08 am

Anne,

Thanks for trying to help. I have Real Player already installed on my computer but do not know why the link would not respond the first time I tried to listen. On my second try, lo and behold, it worked.

And John, I liked it...especially the rendition of Famous Blue Raincoat. I laughed out loud at the end of that number. Thanks.

Lizzytysh, I know you will enjoy it too.
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Post by sebmelmoth2003 » Wed Sep 16, 2009 3:13 pm

i didn't realise arthur smith was a leonard fan until i read last week's issue of the stage newspaper where arthur says he was singing a leonard cohen song and a butterfly interrupted his act.

arthur has a weekly column in the stage but it doesn't appear to be online :? :?:

arthur's web site is selling a CD : It contains some bits from Arthur Smith Sings Leonard Cohen
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Re: Arthur Smith Sings Leonard Cohen

Post by sebmelmoth2003 » Fri Jun 03, 2011 11:35 am

JP: Speaking of your music, how did the impression of Leonard Cohen come about?

AS: I always loved Leonard Cohen, and I’d done a show one year one year in Edinburgh called ‘Arthur Smith Sings Andy Williams’ – not that I particularly like Andy Williams, but I thought it was a funny title and it amused me.

It was actually a show about this guard figure I was interested in. Anyway, after that I thought I’d do another ‘Arthur Smith sings…’, genuinely because it sounded like such a grim show!

At that time Leonard Cohen wasn’t that fashionable, but he’s had a bit of a resurgence in fashionability lately…all down to me, I reckon! I actually came to sound a little bit like him in a way that I cannot sound like anyone else – essentially, he’s got a very limited range & can’t sing very well, so that suits me!


http://www.joeperkins.co.uk/interviews/

http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&so ... 1&aql=&oq=
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Re: Arthur Smith Sings Leonard Cohen

Post by John the Shorts » Sat Jun 04, 2011 10:37 pm

Don't know if anybody wants a copy but I've got an mp3 of the Radio programme which I can send to you if you want - pm me if you want a copy
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