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CBC documentary examines Leonard´s poetry

Postby jarkko » Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:51 am

from Zbig P:
I just finished to listen to an hour-long part 1 of the CBC two-part
documentary examining LC poetry: "Various positions, part 1, Magic is
Alive" - Very informative...

It is available to listening on-line at...
http://music.cbc.ca/modularpages/dynami ... n-part-one

... so our friends around the world can enjoy it too.
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Re: CBC documentary examines Leonard´s poetry

Postby Cate » Mon Jan 07, 2013 5:06 pm

Thank you Zbig and Jarkko for the link, I've just listened to the first couple of minutes of part one and am looking forward to listening to the rest later this evening.
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Re: CBC documentary examines Leonard´s poetry

Postby Maarten » Mon Jan 07, 2013 7:38 pm

Hi,
This 2 part documentary was already discussed earlier here on the forum. If anyone wants, I can upload my MP3 files of both parts for you to download. Just drop me a line. See details in the older thread: viewtopic.php?f=55&t=31335

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Re: CBC documentary examines Leonard´s poetry

Postby Gregor » Tue Jan 08, 2013 12:35 am

tried the link not alloud in Ireland too bad
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Re: CBC documentary examines Leonard´s poetry

Postby Mabeanie1 » Tue Jan 08, 2013 12:40 am

Maarten wrote:Hi,
This 2 part documentary was already discussed earlier here on the forum. If anyone wants, I can upload my MP3 files of both parts for you to download. Just drop me a line. See details in the older thread: viewtopic.php?f=55&t=31335

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Hi Maarten

I seemed to miss this the first time round (or I've simply lost the files!) so it would be great if you could upload it again!

Thanks

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Re: CBC documentary examines Leonard´s poetry

Postby Gregor » Tue Jan 08, 2013 2:05 am

maarten should I PM you


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Re: CBC documentary examines Leonard´s poetry

Postby Maarten » Tue Jan 08, 2013 2:08 am

I'll upload the files tomorrow or within the next few days and post the link here.

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Re: CBC documentary examines Leonard´s poetry

Postby Maarten » Tue Jan 08, 2013 4:24 am

Hi,
I couldn't sleep, so you got lucky!

http://we.tl/4iuvY6G30v
contains 2 files:
2012-01-30 CBC Radio 2, Inside The Music – Various Positions - Magic is Alive (part 1) - by Philip Coulter
2012-02-06 CBC Radio 2, Inside The Music – Various Positions - Waiting For The Miracle (part 2) - by Philip Coulter

Total of 148MB
Available until Jan 22 2013

Enjoy!
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Re: CBC documentary examines Leonard´s poetry

Postby Caetlin » Sun Jan 13, 2013 2:51 pm

Thank you :)
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Re: CBC documentary examines Leonard´s poetry

Postby John Etherington » Sun Jan 13, 2013 8:02 pm

Thanks to all concerned for making it possible to hear this. I've just listened to pt.1, and thought it was excellent. There was a substantial amount that I can't remember hearing before, with some fine contributions from Leonard. I particularly liked the answer he gave when he was asked whether he would prefer to be described as a poet, novelist or songwriter, and said he would prefer to be described as a vegetarian! I wish I had had that answer to hand when Sylvie Simmons asked me if I would prefer to be described as an astrologer, writer or Cohenologist. I chose writer because it seemed the least pretentious, but later I wondered if the opposite might be true.
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Re: CBC documentary examines Leonard´s poetry

Postby cohenadmirer » Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:23 pm

Thanks for the links .
This was an excellent listen :D
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Re: CBC documentary examines Leonard´s poetry

Postby John Etherington » Tue Jan 15, 2013 2:54 am

I've just listened to pt. 2, and indeed it is equally excellent. This is exactly the spirit in which it should be done (no references to Laughing Len and razor blades, here!). Excellent choice of songs too, to represent the different albums. Although it is suggested that Leonard's career has three phases (the poetry, the music 67-85, and the music 88 to now), I tend to see the music in three phases (67-77, 79-85, and 88 to now). In many respects the middle period that includes "Recent Songs" and "Various Positions" is the most important of all, albeit the most overlooked. This may be the second best radio audio programme about Leonard that I've heard (the other was "How the Heart Approaches What It Yearns", which I believe was from the early Nineties, and where Leonard was interviewed by an Irish priest).
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Re: CBC documentary examines Leonard´s poetry

Postby holydove » Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:48 pm

Maarten, thank you so much for the download. I listened to Part 1 last night & I loved it!

Looking forward to Part 2 asap!
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Re: CBC documentary examines Leonard´s poetry

Postby dperrings » Tue Feb 05, 2013 12:07 am

Has part 2 come out yet ?

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Re: CBC documentary examines Leonard´s poetry

Postby holydove » Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:45 pm

dperrings wrote:Has part 2 come out yet ?

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The link provided by Maarten contains part 1 & part 2. Like John said, both parts are equally fantastic! There are a couple of segments from interviews, which I'd never heard before, & the whole thing provides a wonderful level of insight into Leonard's perspective on his own work through the years. I listened to part 1 again yesterday, & will listen again to part 2 also; it is really an excellent program, & I enjoyed it immensely, so thank you again for the link, Maarten!

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