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unclerumple
Posted: Tuesday, December 03, 2013 12:56:23 AM
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I'm surprised no one went to the Mullum Music Fest and thought it worthwhile to make a comment.

Ditto re recent visits from Kinky Friedman, Leonard Cohen and Dale Watson.

Years ago there would have been reviews on all these events on this forum by now. What's going on?
TheLoneRanger
Posted: Tuesday, December 03, 2013 6:22:59 AM
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We await your reviews of these events which you attended.
I am attending Cohen on 14/12/13 and will report back.
I might mention that we are in a recession,which limits the ability of many people to attend concerts.
Cohen tickets at $205,by example.could not be afforded if you were impoverished.
By comparison,Bluesfest is a steal in economic terms.

"An artist never really chooses when and where they will play.It is for promoters to make offers.It comes down as to whether tours are financially viable." Quote John Mayall.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbEHzqildp8
youngbill
Posted: Tuesday, December 03, 2013 9:34:52 AM
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Mullum was a bit far for me.
Kinky was at the junkyard but a bit underwhelming last time so I passed.
Leonard was otherworldly last two times, I was short of cash this time.
I will be visiting with Dale this friday and will duly report.
hifromtomorrow
Posted: Tuesday, December 03, 2013 11:18:47 AM

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I reckon I go see a bit of music, at this stage I've got -
Halfway (Brisbane)
The Gin Club (Brisbane)
Grizzly Bear (Sydney Opera House)
Arcade Fire (Melbourne)
Ben Caplan (Brisbane)
The National (Brisbane)
Neko Case (Brisbane)

All before BF25 next Easter, but I don't usually do reviews.

Should I?
Anyone care / interested in what I think?
Be nice. Shame on you



Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion man...
waffles
Posted: Tuesday, December 03, 2013 11:29:21 AM
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yeah well you know it is your opinion!!

go for it.

I don't want to hang up my rock n roll shoes
I get a good time feeling every time I hear those blues.
skot20_58
Posted: Tuesday, December 03, 2013 1:58:20 PM
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hifromtomorrow wrote:
I reckon I go see a bit of music, at this stage I've got -
Halfway (Brisbane)
The Gin Club (Brisbane)
Grizzly Bear (Sydney Opera House)
Arcade Fire (Melbourne)
Ben Caplan (Brisbane)
The National (Brisbane)
Neko Case (Brisbane)

All before BF25 next Easter, but I don't usually do reviews.

Should I?
Anyone care / interested in what I think?
Be nice. Shame on you



I'd like a review of all of these......


Dear Skot,
Are you going to be a goose all your life?
richo
Posted: Tuesday, December 03, 2013 2:51:52 PM
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Leonard Cohen was outstanding in Brisbane, as he was the last two times he toured. The replacement of saxophone with violin did wonders for the show I thought. Overall in clear voice and I swear he came out a frail old man and left 10 years younger by the time the show was done.

Same old Leonard... endlessly grateful and spent much of the night on his knees. The string jam he led on 'The Partisan' was my highlight of the night and possibly the three shows he's played in Brisbane since 2009. Also loved hearing songs from last year's Old Ideas -- Going Home another highlight.
TheLoneRanger
Posted: Tuesday, December 03, 2013 3:06:13 PM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zjLBWnZGTU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHwFySNlM-c

Normally I would go for the sax but in the case of Cohen,I agree that the presence of the violin enriches the show.
Looking forward to it this time around.

"An artist never really chooses when and where they will play.It is for promoters to make offers.It comes down as to whether tours are financially viable." Quote John Mayall.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbEHzqildp8
TheLoneRanger
Posted: Tuesday, December 03, 2013 3:14:48 PM
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unclerumple wrote:
I'm surprised no one went to the Mullum Music Fest and thought it worthwhile to make a comment.

Ditto re recent visits from Kinky Friedman, Leonard Cohen and Dale Watson.

Years ago there would have been reviews on all these events on this forum by now. What's going on?


Hugo aka the Doktor was recently observed posting on another site re the Strolling Bones,thus he is long overdue to report back on his favourites Leonard & Kinky.


"An artist never really chooses when and where they will play.It is for promoters to make offers.It comes down as to whether tours are financially viable." Quote John Mayall.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbEHzqildp8
hifromtomorrow
Posted: Tuesday, December 03, 2013 3:54:46 PM

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skot20_58 wrote:
hifromtomorrow wrote:
I reckon I go see a bit of music, at this stage I've got -
Halfway (Brisbane)
The Gin Club (Brisbane)
Grizzly Bear (Sydney Opera House)
Arcade Fire (Melbourne)
Ben Caplan (Brisbane)
The National (Brisbane)
Neko Case (Brisbane)

All before BF25 next Easter, but I don't usually do reviews.

Should I?
Anyone care / interested in what I think?
Be nice. Shame on you



I'd like a review of all of these......

OK, I will do.

Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion man...
skot20_58
Posted: Wednesday, December 04, 2013 7:32:18 PM
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hifromtomorrow wrote:
skot20_58 wrote:
hifromtomorrow wrote:
I reckon I go see a bit of music, at this stage I've got -
Halfway (Brisbane)
The Gin Club (Brisbane)
Grizzly Bear (Sydney Opera House)
Arcade Fire (Melbourne)
Ben Caplan (Brisbane)
The National (Brisbane)
Neko Case (Brisbane)

All before BF25 next Easter, but I don't usually do reviews.

Should I?
Anyone care / interested in what I think?
Be nice. Shame on you



I'd like a review of all of these......

OK, I will do.



Cool man looking forward to it.


Dear Skot,
Are you going to be a goose all your life?
regards
Posted: Wednesday, December 04, 2013 10:27:43 PM
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I saw my fair share of live music in the states recently.

But sadly at present I am not working enough to be able to go to gigs, as the beer prices kill me.

Just like at Bluesfest as well as what is available to purchase there.

I have done some stuff at a couple of gigs recently and the music was uninspiring to say the least. But they were kids shows.
acb
Posted: Thursday, December 05, 2013 8:54:44 AM
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If anyone's interested, Iris Dement was very entertaining at The Factory in Sydney last night. Jetlagged and suffering in the heat, but put in a good performance. Her wry comments between songs were quite amusing, and a counterpoint to the sometime bleak nature of her material. And what a voice! Managed a few covers, too: Merle Haggard, Lefty Frizell & Johnny Cash, from memory.

She mentioned her last visit (around 2000?) was a nightmare for her due to personal issues, but she seemed in good form last night. Shame she is unlikely to be back for BF2014.

Back to The Factory on Saturday night for Dale Watson!

Andrew
youngbill
Posted: Thursday, December 05, 2013 9:46:45 AM
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Very disappointing that I missed Iris, her bluesfest set was a definite highlight for me among about 20 fests.
greybeard
Posted: Thursday, December 05, 2013 7:41:25 PM

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Heading out for the East Coast / Lord knows I've paid some dues gettin' through, / Tangled up in blues.
TheLoneRanger
Posted: Thursday, December 05, 2013 8:11:12 PM
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Dairy cows have moved on from "The Sound Of Music''.
They now have more sophisticated tastes.
They now prefer Earth Wind & Fire or K C & The Sunshine Band.

"An artist never really chooses when and where they will play.It is for promoters to make offers.It comes down as to whether tours are financially viable." Quote John Mayall.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbEHzqildp8
TheLoneRanger
Posted: Saturday, December 14, 2013 10:02:59 PM
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Leonard Cohen played to a 90 % full stadium in CHCH tonight.
Same set as Adelaide,27 songs including 3 encores.
2 Hours 50 minutes of music for $205.
Very appreciative audience who gave continual standing ovations.
The only differences from last time I saw him was that the violin was back,and the first portion of the concert was more uptempo.
Instead of the emphasis being on Javier Mas playing flamenco guitar,the spotlight was shared with Mitch Watkins playing electric,and the rhythm was faster.
Took away a little of the tranquility that I am used to seeing which reflects Leonard's 5 years as a Buddhist monk leading to inner peace.
But as we progressed,it was as per normal.
Once again,superb vocal harmonies and instrumentation.
The Webb Sisters solo spot was very popular.
The audience left supremely satisfied.

"An artist never really chooses when and where they will play.It is for promoters to make offers.It comes down as to whether tours are financially viable." Quote John Mayall.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbEHzqildp8
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