Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Psalms According to Antony




When Antony first walked onto the stage in the Leonard Cohen documentary, "I'm Your Man," and began to sing, I was utterly transfixed. I couldn't take my eyes off him. This odd looking angel appeared as though out of the mist, transported here from another world, a modern day David singing a psalm to the universe itself. Here he is singing Leonard's "If It Be Your Will."








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  1. Nice voice -unusual. Had not heard of him. Of course I am not a music expert. Do enjoy your music picks -- I'm learning more about what is out there in the music field. -- barbara

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    1. There's something about him that defies all boundaries and definitions that I find very appealing. What a voice.

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  2. Teresa...I shared this and some of your comments on my FB posting today. I hope you don't mind. You always inspire me (and I'm sure many, many others). Have a great week.

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    1. Not at all. Thank you for sharing it! And thanks for the kind words. Have a wonderful day!

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    1. thank you so much for taking the time to listen....

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  4. There are so many artists who give really moving performances but aren't widely known. I love YouTube for collecting and preserving such a vast resource. Thanks for another musical discovery.

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    1. It really is an incredible service to all of us.

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  5. Do you know his last name? He seems transported to another place when he sings and it was like hearing his heart cry.

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    1. Hegarty, originally from England. I felt the same, a heart crying for others whose hearts are crying for the same understanding.

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  6. OMG ... Teresa, when Susan Boyle sang I Dreamed a Dream she forever defined that beautiful song. Anthony has done the same for this Cohen master work. I had not heard this version. Thank you, honey. Your blog is an oasis for those who thirst. That would, of course, be everyone.

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    1. Oh, sweetie, thanks so much. I'm glad you heard what I heard.... I thought you might....

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  7. Teresa, if you haven't already seen it, keep an eye out for the Charles Atlas/Anthony film, "Turning" . It chronicles a concert tour in Europe a few years ago, where, as he sang, a diverse group of women stood one by one on a slowly turning circle onstage. There's a lot of candid footage of Anthony interacting with the women backstage as well as individual interviews with them. Fascinating stuff. He comes across as very intelligent, as you'd expect, and very caring and relational with them, aiming to inspire them before they go onstage and so on as well as just shlepping through airports as part of the group.
    Like you, I first became aware of Anthony through "I'm your Man" and was blown away. Have been able to see him in concert several times since in NY, but he's usually very uncommunicative onstage so this is a great insight into his personality.

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    1. Jill,, I'm so glad you found my post. Thank you for sharing that information. I have not seen that film but will be sure to look for it. It sounds really wonderful. I'm still very taken with what I would describe as his quiet, healing energy. What an amazing being he is.

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