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Sat May 20, 2017, 11:36 PM

SNL Cold Open seemed to me a massive FUCK YOU to the Trumpians

They sang the Hallelujah that Kate McKinnon sang after HRC lost. But it was the whole cast as all the Trumpian characters and the words were definitely different.

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Reply SNL Cold Open seemed to me a massive FUCK YOU to the Trumpians (Original post)
Stinky The Clown May 2017 OP
furtheradu May 2017 #1
question everything May 2017 #2
Warren DeMontague May 2017 #4
bathroommonkey76 May 2017 #5
Warren DeMontague May 2017 #6
tblue37 May 2017 #8
bathroommonkey76 May 2017 #9
lostnfound May 2017 #22
mucifer May 2017 #10
yardwork May 2017 #19
TuxedoKat May 2017 #20
question everything May 2017 #24
mcar May 2017 #21
Demsrule86 May 2017 #14
Warren DeMontague May 2017 #18
question everything May 2017 #23
Ken Burch May 2017 #26
orleans May 2017 #3
rpannier May 2017 #7
herding cats May 2017 #11
Achilleaze May 2017 #12
Ken Burch May 2017 #27
malaise May 2017 #13
Demsrule86 May 2017 #15
question everything May 2017 #25
stillsoleft May 2017 #16
DrDan May 2017 #17
Loki Liesmith May 2017 #28

Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 12:16 AM

1. K & R..& thanks!


WOW!

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 01:11 AM

2. I had only one reaction: sacrilege!

I love the Hallelujah! It was played on the radio after 9/11. It was used on many TV and movie when someone heart was broken and, yes, Kate McKinnon did a wonderful rendition and this was a few days after Leonard Cohen's death.

So to use it by that repulsive clan! Was not even funny. I was furious.

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Response to question everything (Reply #2)

Sun May 21, 2017, 02:40 AM

4. Unfortunately a brilliant Leonard Cohen song that jumped the shark after too much overuse.

Once it had a prominent appearance in "Shrek", it was too late.

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #4)

Sun May 21, 2017, 02:44 AM

5. Jeff Buckley gave the song life on his album Grace.

 

Cohen's version has always felt flat to me- I still think it's one of the better songs from his catalog.

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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Reply #5)

Sun May 21, 2017, 02:46 AM

6. Yeah, it was the Buckley version that brought the tune to prominence, no question.

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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Reply #5)

Sun May 21, 2017, 03:10 AM

8. I like this version (love Pentatonix):

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #8)

Sun May 21, 2017, 03:35 AM

9. The only other version I like is this one

 

by Bono. He recorded this after Zooropa and in between The Passenger's project with Brian Eno.






For me Buckley's version will be the only one that matters- Guess I've listened to it way too much over the years. lol

Jeff's voice alone takes the listener to the foot of the altar.






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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Reply #9)

Sun May 21, 2017, 10:06 AM

22. Thank you so much for posting that. My first time hearing the Buckley version.

Thank you.

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #8)

Sun May 21, 2017, 03:56 AM

10. I think k.d. Lang's version is the best:

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Response to mucifer (Reply #10)

Sun May 21, 2017, 08:02 AM

19. I agree.

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Response to mucifer (Reply #10)

Sun May 21, 2017, 08:59 AM

20. Yes

I like the version she did at the Canadian Winter Olympics in 2010 even better. For awhile it was on iTunes, then they yanked it for some reason but not before I bought it and copied it to a disc so they couldn't steal it back. Maybe they made it available again though.



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Response to mucifer (Reply #10)

Sun May 21, 2017, 02:33 PM

24. Yes, I like this version.

For me, still, it is Leonard Cohen. With his deep voice, the rest of them, especially Rufus Weingright are offensive.

Lang, too, has a deep voice and it gets closer to Cohen's.

I first heard her version some years back on DU Lounge, when DUers expressed their favorite performance of the song.

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #8)

Sun May 21, 2017, 09:49 AM

21. That's a great version

I love Pentatonix too!

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #4)

Sun May 21, 2017, 07:14 AM

14. I love the song. I don't care about "Shrek" I have the Cohen, Buckley and Wainright

versions on my playlist.

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Response to Demsrule86 (Reply #14)

Sun May 21, 2017, 08:01 AM

18. Oh, I still love the tune

but it's just been used for too many things. It's not the tune's fault.

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #4)

Sun May 21, 2017, 02:26 PM

23. I actually liked it at Shrek. I think that at the time I was not familiar with it

really found it after 9/11 and in Shrek it was used to send a message of a broken heart.

The other time was on the West Wing, when the Mark Harmon character - before NCIS - as a member of the secret service and who caught C.J. heart, was gunned senselessly in a robbery of a convenient store in New York.


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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #4)

Sun May 21, 2017, 02:49 PM

26. In the book "The Holy or The Broken"(a history of the song and what everyone did to it)

 

There's the story of a hipster club in L.A. that feature "open-mic" nights. So many people sang it on those nights that they finally had to put a "No 'Hallelujah'! " sign on the piano.

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 02:32 AM

3. i didn't see it and i guess i don't get the point of it. kinda glad i missed it tho n/t

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 02:49 AM

7. Their make up crew is amazing

How they get that one cast member to look exactly like Bannon amazes me every time

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 04:31 AM

11. I got it, it was intended as Trump's epitaph.

If Kate McKinnon's version broke your heart into a million pieces, this one won't have the same effect on you. Personally, it just made me so f'ing angry we're where we are.

https://m.

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Response to herding cats (Reply #11)

Sun May 21, 2017, 06:08 AM

12. Fake Hallelujah. Here's the actual version

...that the republican Cabal of Colluding Comrades is practicing

This translation for the republican Draft-Dodger-n-Chief and cronies is, of course, sung in republican NewSpeak.

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Response to Achilleaze (Reply #12)

Sun May 21, 2017, 02:53 PM

27. Then there's the Yiddish version

 



The literal translation subtitles make it even better.

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Response to herding cats (Reply #11)

Sun May 21, 2017, 06:49 AM

13. It was brilliant

Loved it

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Response to herding cats (Reply #11)

Sun May 21, 2017, 07:25 AM

15. God willing!

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Response to herding cats (Reply #11)

Sun May 21, 2017, 02:37 PM

25. Yes, Kate McKinnon's broke my heart into million piece

and again, some months later with a repeat.

What was interesting was Scarlett Johnsson as Ivanka.

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 07:27 AM

16. A book end to a travesty of justice

And hopefully, this crew is gone by the time snl returns in the fall, so it's also a little prescient

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 07:28 AM

17. well done - well written - well performed - genius

loved the snippet where Kellyanne crossed her fingers

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 03:06 PM

28. I hate "Hallelujah" so much ugh

Supercilious pseudo-profundity

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