Anjani and Leonard Cohen at Agnieszka Osiecka Studio, Warsaw, Poland
Apolinary POlek, DrHGuy’s favorite Polish correspondent, has generously provided Heck Of A Guy readers access to the 31 March 2007 Anjani interview and concert as well as a few details and pictures.
Despite a case of flu, Leonard Cohen participated in the interview and sang two songs with Anjani (also afflicted with the flu) during the concert.
Links to photos and the interview follow. An MP3 of the nine songs of the concert should be available later todayl
The Warsaw appearance is part of the tour in support of the European release of Anjani’s Blue Alert album and the release in the US of a special digipak packaged with bonus DVD in a new 3-panel format. The DVD contains The Making of Blue Alert, a short film by Lian Lunson, and song videos of Thanks For The Dance and The Mist
Heck Of A Guy Coverage Of Anjani’s Warsaw Concert
This post is part of the sequence of Heck Of A Guy blog entries dealing with the Leonard Cohen Presents Anjani concert that took place at the Agnieszka Osiecka Studio in Warsaw, Poland on 31 March 2007 and was broadcast live on Trójka Radio. Apolinary POlek alerted readers to the availability of the broadcast and provided links to photos and a recording of the pre-concert interview with Anjani and Cohen on the Trójka Radio site; he has also graciously shared his recordings of the concert itself.
Update: Later Posts
Anjani and Anjani Thomas: An Aside On Names
Anjani and Anjani Thomas are, for the purposes of the Heck of a Guy blog, synonymous names, both of which refer to the exotically lovely, dulcet-voiced singer best known for her Blue Alert CD and her long-term relationship with Leonard Cohen. I include this clarification on posts about Anjani-Anjani Thomas in part for the purpose of what the folks at Wikipedia call disambiguation (i.e., to positively identify for the reader and remove any doubts the reader might have about which Anjani of all the possible Anjanis is being discussed) and in part to aid and abet the search engines. While a rose is, famously, a rose is a rose, a “tea rose,” for example, is not exactly the same as a “rose” – especially to a search engine. Searches that include “Anjani” as part of the search terms may not produce the same results as the same search terms other with “Anjani Thomas” substituted for “Anjani.” Should any other Anjani, say one who has not produced a CD called “Blue Alert” or one who has not been associated with Leonard Cohen for the decade, I promise to do my best to make that identification clear as well.