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Random LC moment I am adoring today

Posted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 4:47 am
by anneporter
Well, St. T, magic is magic...

Re: Random LC moment I am adoring today

Posted: Tue Oct 18, 2011 2:29 pm
by B4real
I was just now downloading some music and the TV was on in the background with a programme I thought might have been interesting but it didn't appear to be so I've just got up to turn it off when the very familiar sound of the beginning of "Suzanne" started playing. For a moment I couldn't believe what I was hearing. It was an early studio recording of the song. What a surprise!

The programme was called "All Watched Over By Machines Of Loving Grace: Pt 1 Love and Power".
Suzanne was playing (probably about three quarters of the way through the documentary) while Bill Clinton was talking to Monica Lewinsky as in the screen shot of the video below:

http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/all-watc ... ing-grace/

.....you just never know when and how these random moments will appear!

Re: Random LC moment I am adoring today

Posted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 11:57 am
by lightasabreeze
Doing some clearing up indoors yesterday I decided another listen to SONGS FROM THE ROAD would help the task in hand.
When Hallelujah came on, I tingled. This version from Coachella, to me, is the best.
Whether it is the crowd participation as well, I don't know, but the thought came to me how lucky I have
been to see Leonard sing this 4 times, sadly not Coachella, and how sad for anyone not to witness a live concert with Leonard.
There is nothing like it, nothing.
Then I wondered why it took me all morning to do work that usually only took me an hour or so.
Sometimes you just can't stop listening and replaying.
I think today I had better just keep to the radio.

Re: Random LC moment I am adoring today

Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 5:16 am
by Evie B
I have the same sort of reaction as you Lightasabreeze when I listen to this recording of Hallelujah, I have been playing the cd this week in the car and every time I hear the last chorus with all those young voices singing out so perfectly with Leonard I find I have a big silly grin on my face, it never fails! :D

I remember at that time, a day or so after Coachella, watching it on YouTube and thinking what a great performance it was, Leonard's voice was in particularly good form. The music cd, with the greater depth and quality of sound, is so much better than that on the dvd, it's a treasure.

Evie B

Re: Random LC moment I am adoring today

Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 9:56 am
by MaryB
We had left our favorite bar/restaurant, Villa Nova (an Italalian place close by us), where we had subjected the clientele to our love of LC on the jukebox (and I am glad to say, a number of them have made certain LC songs favorites of their own favorites), and then proceeded to an 'Irish' pub right down the street (because the restaurant closes early). A number of the same clientele and staff from Villa Nova had done the same.

No one was playing the jukebox - eureka - my money, my choice. Super search - Leonard Cohen. A Villa Nova staff member behind me - I'm looking for a song and ooooooh no :shock: , she punches in 'Hallelujah' - not the best song of his (sorry Gwen :( ) to please the general public. It starts...........and here comes the refrain........'Hallelujah' - and the WHOLE bar starts singing along and enjoying the heck out of it - no one more than my husband and myself :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

Re: Random LC moment I am adoring today

Posted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 12:34 am
by denise knowles
Mary B
If there was a like/ love button. I would have pressed it. beautiful day for you and hubby. :D

Re: Random LC moment I am adoring today

Posted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 1:20 am
by lizzytysh
Such wonderful affirmation for you [well, George, actually ;-) ], Mary 8) .

I can't used the word "adore" regarding the link I'm including here from what I viewed yesterday, but it caught me totally off guard and I was moved by it. The YouTube video [8:10 total] is so worth watching... if you're a woman or care for a woman... and you'll see what I'm referring to when it comes along. I had selected this after watching a first one regarding the symptoms that whisper with ovarian cancer. Angie is a very beautiful woman.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XeyIdIcQmlE

Re: Random LC moment I am adoring today

Posted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 8:03 pm
by somewhat_nifty
OK, I'm actually a bit worried I'm going metal... my boyfriend has bought a new kind of cereal, called Golden Crunch (and very nice it is too). Only problem is, whenever I see it in the kitchen my mind automatically fills in:

'where are you golden boy, where's your famous golden crunch'

I'm actually nuts aren't I? :cry:

Re: Random LC moment I am adoring today

Posted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 12:17 am
by B4real
ha ha! Ruth,
somewhat_nifty wrote:'where are you golden boy, where's your famous golden crunch
I think you are now ready and primed to play the picture game :razz:

Bev

btw.....does your boyfriend have blonde hair by any chance. ;-)

Re: Random LC moment I am adoring today

Posted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 3:36 am
by burningviolin
Lol Nifty :lol: I listened to that song yesterday actually after not having heard if for ages. I don't think you're going nuts!

Re: Random LC moment I am adoring today

Posted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 12:45 pm
by somewhat_nifty
B4real wrote:ha ha! Ruth,
somewhat_nifty wrote:'where are you golden boy, where's your famous golden crunch
I think you are now ready and primed to play the picture game :razz:

Bev

btw.....does your boyfriend have blonde hair by any chance. ;-)
Oddly enough Bev, yes he does! There's lots of layers going on here...

BV - yes, it's not one to listen to often is it! Thank you for vouching for my sanity :lol:

Re: Random LC moment I am adoring today

Posted: Sun Nov 20, 2011 3:56 pm
by anneporter
In celebration of my random Leonard Cohen Moment of the day: Turning on Weekend Arts Magazine before dawn just in time to hear Mac Furlong introduce this song: I had forgotten that Patricia O'Callaghan's Cohen tribute came out this month!! Hurray for iTunes and instant gratification!

http://youtu.be/lOlcIDFY0Ks

Re: Random LC moment I am adoring today

Posted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 3:31 am
by Cheshire gal
Today, I found that wonderful youtube video 'First We Take Manhattan' from the 2009 Concert in Venice. I love the little smile Leonard gives Bob Metzger before he starts to sing. The whole band looks so happy, and who wouldn't be in such a beautiful place? It really is one of the best videos I have seen.

Priceless :D

Re: Random LC moment I am adoring today

Posted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 4:04 am
by bridger15
anneporter wrote:In celebration of my random Leonard Cohen Moment of the day: Turning on Weekend Arts Magazine before dawn just in time to hear Mac Furlong introduce this song: I had forgotten that Patricia O'Callaghan's Cohen tribute came out this month!! Hurray for iTunes and instant gratification!

http://youtu.be/lOlcIDFY0Ks
I just noticed this post. What a lovely cover. It is quite well done.
Thank you for posting the link,

---Arlene

Re: Random LC moment I am adoring today

Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 11:40 am
by MaryB
Playing the jukebox in a local pub tonight. Listening to versions of "Hallelujah" by Jeff Buckley (wimpy), the LC version (kudos to Ed Sanders!) from 'Songs from the Road' (sublime), and then for comparison, kd lang's version (which I've always loved). LC wins by FAR!!!...so powerful compared to the rest (everyone in the place also agreed....they are indeed becoming LC fans and afficionados in increments :D :D :D ).