Reaction videos

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danslenoir
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Reaction videos

Post by danslenoir » Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:17 pm

I've become somewhat addicted to watching music reaction videos on YouTube (a relatively recent phenomenon where people upload videos of themselves listening to and commenting on music they haven't heard before).

Surprisingly there aren't that many of Leonard's work, but there were a couple I found/enjoyed and thought I'd share

Anthem - These guys nail it in their analysis of the lyrics
https://youtu.be/yHnaUIRXPAQ

Everybody Knows - Very clearly not the kind of music this young chap would usually listen to but he seems to appreciate it nonetheless
https://youtu.be/6Gr7OGMsHZI

Hallelujah (Live in London) - This guy gets a little teary-eyed towards the end
https://youtu.be/n0TihvcLqsc

The Future
https://youtu.be/tMg0sZLBLmg

You Want It Darker
https://youtu.be/Fhu1nA_WugI
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Re: Reaction videos

Post by its4inthemorning » Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:58 pm

Thanks for posting these reaction videos, I enjoyed watching them and seeing the reactions of people who never heard the songs before.

The discussion of "The Future" was long, but particularly entertaining, often delving into the idea of how prophetic the lyrics proved to be.

The "Hallelujah" video listener was the least impressive, and the least observant--the video was from Live in London when Cohen was nearly 74, and the listener says, "wow, he must be in his 50s," lol.

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