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Old 02-26-2013, 12:27 PM   #113
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So...can I mention KD Lang?

Her rendition of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" for the opening of the 2010 Winter Olympics was nothing short of amazing.

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Old 02-26-2013, 12:28 PM   #114
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I was hoping no one would remember that one. I would like to apologize on behalf of all Canadians. Very Canadian of me.
Me too - we apologize for her and Mr Bieber! but keep in mind that to make up for it we have also recently given the world a few others to enjoy: Micheal Buble, K,naan, Johnny Reid, Carly Rae Jepsen and DeadMau5. Not to forget some great bands of past and current: Tragically Hip, April Wine, The Guess Who, Bachmann-Turner Overdrive, The Band, Rush, Five Man Electrical Band, Chilliwack, Loverboy, Barenaked Ladies, Three Days Grace, Sum 41, Arcade Fire, Blue Rodeo, Our Lady Peace, Feist, City and Colour (note that is the correct spelling in the Queens English) and Hedley to name just a few.

Few of the above are to be feared but there is one band I personally would like to apologize for on behalf of many Canadians Nickelback! Suspect many in the world agree they are indeed to be feared.
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I saw Leonard Cohen a few months back. For a guy the age of my mother (78), he can still perform. Thoroughly enjoyed myself.
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So...can I mention KD Lang?
Her rendition of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" for the opening of the 2010 Winter Olympics was nothing short of amazing.
You SURE can!! That was amazing. I heard an interview with Leonard Cohen on CBC a few weeks ago and he said the same thing. The funny part of the story behind it was that she had not done the song before and she would not let the people organizing the opening ceremonies hear her sing it before hand. So they where sweating bullets about what she might do until she started to sing.

During the Olympics I was stationed in Whistler and by the time the opening came around I had already spent 17 days long days on the mountain getting the alpine race courses ready so I fell asleep as soon as the TV was turned on for the opening. My roommate at the hotel made me wake up so I would at least hear that part of the opening. So glad they did!


KD Lang - Live Hallelujah
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Beautifully performed(by Cohen), abysmally conceived!
Leonard writes some wicked amazing music...I particularly like "Dance Me to the End of Love" and "Chelsea Hotel #2". His lyrics are real and, like life, not always pretty.They speak to a hidden part of most of us.

His voice eventually grew on me thanks to a Scots friend who kept sending me links. So, I'll not say anythink other than it's sort of like learning to eat scallops...sometimes I like them...sometimes I don't.

Carol...I usually skip opening and closing day....that time I was damned glad I didn't. In fact, loved how the Canadians handled both and was not sorry we tuned in.

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True, true...but I thought that hazard only became a Threat to America(ns) if it was brought back across the border.

Aren't returning Americans put through the Showers of Thought-Cleansing before they're allowed back in from Canada???

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Leonard writes some wicked amazing music...I particularly like "Dance Me to the End of Love" and "Chelsea Hotel #2". His lyrics are real and, like life, not always pretty.They speak to a hidden part of most of us.

His voice eventually grew on me thanks to a Scots friend who kept sending me links. So, I'll not say anythink other than it's sort of like learning to eat scallops...sometimes I like them...sometimes I don't.

Carol...I usually skip opening and closing day....that time I was damned glad I didn't. In fact, loved how the Canadians handled both and was not sorry we tuned in.

You can see that I have already withdrawn my hastily written comment, for fear that it may itself be misunderstood.

Cohen's work is very visceral and deserves a lot of consideration before interpreting the spirit of it...
Only God can truly observe the heart. I defer to His better judgement on that count, Hallelujah
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You can see that I have already withdrawn my hastily written comment, for fear that it may be itself misunderstood.

Cohen's work is very viceral and deserves a lot of consideration before interpreting the spirit of it...
Only God can truly observe the heart. I defer to better judgement on that count, Hallelujah
Floyd...I personally did not take offense and hope you didn't take my reply as something negative because of what you wrote. My intent was to indicate that his music makes me feel something despite the fact that I don't always like the "sound" of his voice. (Heathen that I am I also don't always care for the vocals of Johnny Cash or Kris Kristoferson, though I "get" the lyrics)

You are, howsumever, correct in that he was not well received in the US back in the day. That may be different now as some of us have "aged" and experienced life.

Only my opinion and, as Donna says, "your mileage may vary".

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You can see that I have already withdrawn my hastily written comment, for fear that it may itself be misunderstood.
Nothing to fear from us Canadian's Floyd! But you should fear us if you happen to be in town and are wearing a US hockey jersey during any International hockey tournament. Never let it be said that we are not patriotic and dont fly our flag high! We do but we only tend to do so at the real important world events!

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