Random LC moment I am adoring today

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Re: Random LC moment I am adoring today

Post by B4real » Sat Apr 11, 2020 1:58 am

Last night I was again flicking TV channels when I came across LC singing The Partisan. Totally unexpected because I knew the plot of this New Zealand comedy film from a few years ago but hadn't actually watched it. It was his version from the album Songs From A Room with the overdubbed voices of three female French singers.

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I hope everyone is staying safe inside and not getting eye strain from looking at too many digital devices :)

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Re: Random LC moment I am adoring today

Post by Andrew (Darby) » Sat Apr 11, 2020 3:10 pm

Hi Bev, I too watched the same movie and was taken by surprise when it came on.

When I heard the start of it, I thought, no it can’t be The Partisan, just a passing similarity, then sure enough, happily it unfolded to indeed be that song from Songs From A Room. 8)

It’s good to know you’re staying well too.

Cheers,
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Re: Random LC moment I am adoring today

Post by B4real » Sun Apr 12, 2020 2:32 am

Good to catch up with you, Andrew :D
Yes, given that movie was mainly a comedy you would not have expected The Partisan to be featured in it but on reflection, maybe there is some connection to the theme of it.

It seems to be safer here in Queensland than in Victoria - maybe you should come home ;-)
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Post by Andrew (Darby) » Sun Apr 12, 2020 12:12 pm

Hi Bev, guess what, I flew up to Cairns on March 17th to celebrate a birthday milestone with my siblings, and as the Coronavirus scenario developed over the following days, I decided to stay up here, as fortunately my family had a spare house I could avail myself of... so I’m now ensconced up here, just up the coast from you now. 8)

Take good care,
Andrew :)
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Re: Random LC moment I am adoring today

Post by B4real » Mon Apr 13, 2020 12:51 am

Ha! Andrew, I must have got a subconscious vibe from you ;-) Glad to see you're safe in the Sunshine State!
Speaking of Queensland and Victoria I'm listening to the ABC at the moment and they have a show on discussing how they could make a new Australian state called Queentoria. It instantly reminded me of LC's song Queen Victoria :)

Stay safe.

EDIT 18 April: Just thought I'd add there are thousands upon thousands of butterflies flying in the sky here - I've never seen so many ever! Maybe they're in Cairns too :)
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Post by its4inthemorning » Mon Apr 13, 2020 1:38 pm

Bev, so happy to see that you're fine and well!

Having always been awed by your Cohen-knowledge and ability to dig up old trivia, I direct you to a question recently posed by RaymondJones in the "Everything Else" forum section about the 1976 Europe Tour. You may be the only one who can help RaymondJones out.

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Re: Random LC moment I am adoring today

Post by B4real » Tue Apr 14, 2020 2:12 am

4, Thanks for your concern. It's fairly safe here but you still have to be on guard and follow the isolation rules.
At the moment from my window I’m watching sea eagles soar over the mangroves so gracefully - very peaceful ....
I hope you are also keeping safe over there.

Also thanks for your faith in my Cohen knowledge but I can't answer Raymond's question.
Maybe someone else can but it's a difficult one.

EDIT: I've linked our posts to his post.
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Post by Goldin » Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:45 pm

Suddenly on Russian TV (I'm currently in Vologda, you may google, it's a beautiful old city):
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Re: Random LC moment I am adoring today

Post by B4real » Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:34 am

Half an hour ago, I was listening to some music on the radio when I decided to switch stations and randomly came across LC singing First We Take Manhattan. My local ABC radio was commemorating Leonard's birthday today with that song and some words about him. So nice to hear they did that!
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Post by paulbanks » Mon Sep 21, 2020 6:52 pm

B4real wrote:
Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:34 am
Half an hour ago, I was listening to some music on the radio when I decided to switch stations and randomly came across LC singing First We Take Manhattan. My local ABC radio was commemorating Leonard's birthday today with that song and some words about him. So nice to hear they did that!
Wow, that's really nice!
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Post by Goldin » Sun Oct 04, 2020 7:01 pm

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First We Take A Manhattan Then We Take A Berliner

A Berliner Weisse (sour beer) from Malmö! Here, in Saint Petersburg!
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