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Tributes & covers; Leonard's songs on the soundtracks and TV
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Post by linda_lakeside » Mon Jun 20, 2005 8:46 am

Hello Tom, way up there!! (on the previous page :roll: )

If you happen to read this, the emoticons, I don't take as a literal translation as to what they are supposed to mean. For instance, I use the "rolling eyes" quite a bit, more for the way it looks than for what the definition is supposed to be. Never disparaging, but usually kind of confused or poking fun. Sometimes at myself, esp. if it is something I've missed or misunderstood. That one is way too cute to mean anything too negative!

Linda.

Case in point: I added the emoticon when I realized that I was all alone on another page (after typing "Hello tom way up there!!) However, these are old posts (the emoticon ones) so I imagine you've got the hang of it by now. They're not to be taken terribly seriously, I don't think.
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Post by tomsakic » Mon Jun 20, 2005 11:10 am

Linda, I use that emoticon :shock: for the same reason, I thinh he's cute, not because of his meaning, what made that misunderstanding between me & Elizabeth long ago.


Greg: I think I read in Jim Devlin's book (or somewhere else) that Leonard performed 5 or 6 songs from People's Songbook on his 1970s tour. (Btw, I usually use abebooks.com for out-of-print books, it has People's Songbook).

From the list, I recognize - beside The Partisan & Kevin Barry - We Shall Not Be Moved (Tel Aviv 74, 1979), then Beloved Comrade, and on some soundchecks Leonard was performing Union Makes As Strong, Solidarity and similar songs; amybe these ones from People's Songbook.
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Post by tomsakic » Mon Jun 20, 2005 11:19 am

Leonard performed Marseillaise in Paris 1979. I always presumed he learned it also in People's SongBook.
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Post by Tom Elson » Sat Jul 16, 2005 4:56 am

linda_lakeside wrote:Margaret:

If you don't have Heart of Saturday Night I'd recommend that you have a listen if you can. There are a lot of good tunes on that one. Bob Seger covered the song I quoted - quite successfully really.
For everybody's information Southside Johnny is in the process of making a big band Tom Waits tribute album. He did a pretty great version of "New Coat of Paint" a while back.
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Post by linda_lakeside » Sat Jul 16, 2005 6:59 am

Hi Tom (Eleson),

Yes, New Coat of Paint - it's a great tune. Esp. for someone like Waits. I thought Seger's treatment was good - it was pretty true to the original though. Almost as if it were Waits doing it again.

Southside Johnny of the Asbury Jukes? Haven't heard that for some time. Forgive any typos if you can. I'll keep my eyes open for that. There is sooo much to gather at this late date! Kinda overwhelming.

Linda.
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