Leonard Cohen turns down GLEE TV series

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Leonard Cohen turns down GLEE TV series

Post by bridger15 » Wed Apr 21, 2010 10:18 am

For the fans of the TV series, "GLEE"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glee_%28TV_series%29
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Re: Leonard Cohen turns down GLEE TV series

Post by burningviolin » Wed Apr 21, 2010 1:07 pm

Um, not a fan of Glee then eh? :neutral:
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Re: Leonard Cohen turns down GLEE TV series

Post by musicmania » Wed Apr 21, 2010 1:14 pm

Thank God for that. There are way to many dodgy covers of Leonards songs already without the cast of Glee butchering them any further. I'm sick of hearing their renditions of wonderful songs. Radio stations seem incapable of playing originals any more!
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Re: Leonard Cohen turns down GLEE TV series

Post by astranger » Wed Apr 21, 2010 6:45 pm

Did he turn down a cameo or permission for them to sing a song? I think Glee is a pretty good show, but I can't imagine Leonard Cohen in it
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Re: Leonard Cohen turns down GLEE TV series

Post by bridger15 » Wed Apr 21, 2010 7:11 pm

astranger wrote:Did he turn down a cameo or permission for them to sing a song? I think Glee is a pretty good show, but I can't imagine Leonard Cohen in it
From the "theme" mentioned, it would be permission for the use of his song.

Frankly, I am disappointed because my grandchildren love that show. And they tease me all the time that, "Bubbie is a Leonard Cohen groupie". :lol:

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Re: Leonard Cohen turns down GLEE TV series

Post by medicinejar » Wed Apr 21, 2010 8:18 pm

Unless I am missing something, LC cannot deny them permission for most of his catalogue because it got all sold off to Sony who I would guess now have last word in much the same way that the estate of Michael Jackson and Sony control the rights to covering Beatles songs.
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Post by musicmania » Thu Apr 22, 2010 1:46 am

medicinejar wrote:Unless I am missing something, LC cannot deny them permission for most of his catalogue because it got all sold off to Sony who I would guess now have last word in much the same way that the estate of Michael Jackson and Sony control the rights to covering Beatles songs.
I thought the same myself but whatever the situation over permission I'm just glad it isn't happening.
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Re: Leonard Cohen turns down GLEE TV series

Post by Undertow » Thu Apr 22, 2010 4:53 pm

Heh it woulda been fun to hear how they changed his songs so Im a little miffed, but meh, doesnt matter.
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Re: Leonard Cohen turns down GLEE TV series

Post by Paula » Thu Apr 22, 2010 5:02 pm

Are you sure that wasn't a tongue in cheek statement.
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Re: Leonard Cohen turns down GLEE TV series

Post by Shadowplay » Wed Apr 28, 2010 2:00 pm

There is absolutely no chance this is true; for starts, I would have thought it wasn't up to L. And secondly, Daniel Johnston, who's mentioned along with Madonna, is a relatively obscure folk-singer who suffers from severe bi-polar. His songs are not known away from his hardcore fanbase. Just seems like a wind-up, tbh.
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Re: Leonard Cohen turns down GLEE TV series

Post by bridger15 » Fri Apr 30, 2010 6:17 am

There seems to be some interest for a Leonard Cohen episode of GLEE.
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