Totaling up the number of times “Hallelujah” has been watched on the site, it’s clear that we’re looking at a figure in the hundreds of millions: Performances by three different acts (Jeff Buckley, an all star quartet of Norwegian singers, and Rufus Wainwright) have each been viewed roughly fifty million times. Cohen’s own renditions of the song have another thirty million views, and four more singers top out with over ten million apiece. The YouTube onslaught is participatory, as well instrumental versions, for karaoke, have another ten million views..
Schill: There was no cheap shot. When have I ever taken a cheap shot? I have said dumb things and things that didn’t need to be said, but I don’t do the cheap shots. I spoke with Theo the next morning and made it clear to him that it was not directed at him personally.
The proposed production run will be limited to just 50 cars, and after that the bucks will go into trust for those 50 owners meaning that the buyers will, in effect, own the car in perpetuity. It is then that I realise, under an endless sky, with clouds caught mid scud above me, that the Rizk DBR2 isn’t really a car. It’s like a child, raised with hope rather than expectation, love rather than fiscal projection.
That elasticity is Jaala’s trademark, forged on the band’s excellent 2015 debut Hard Hold. Sometimes Cosima sounds like a punk Joanna Newsom, other times Amy Winehouse at her most butter wouldn’t melt, both sides tied together with the splattered spirit of Life Without Buildings’ Sue Tompkins. The band, comprising bassist Jules Pascoe, guitarist Nic Lam and drummer Maria Moles, is equally versatile: “Junior Spirit” melts in with a guitar sound that can often connote psychedelic emptiness, but here oozes fondness for what’s been lost.
And now it’s time for the Barbershop. That’s where we sit down with a group of interesting folks to talk about the news of the week and whatever else is on their minds. Joining us for a shape up this week are Mary Kate Cary. The Mitt Romney who ran for the Senate in 1994 might well have made a better presidential candidate than the 2007 model. But that was before he morphed into an antiabortion, anti gun control conservative. When that strategy wasn’t working, he became the man who told us, “Washington is broken,” and invoked Ronald Reagan so often you would have thought he was conducting tours at the Reagan Library.
Look at each hotel’s official website and compare with the discount sites, bearing in mind that sometimes the official hotel sites will throw in free breakfast or an additional night free if you book directly. Consider advanced, nonrefundable rates, which can help save money as well. Most hotel websites in Italy are available in English as well as Italian, but Google can also translate the pages for you.