***Glen Hansard Appreciation Thread***

thefixer9thefixer9 Posts: 9,376
edited December 2013 in Other Music
After Eddie I think he his the best solo artist.....his singing, his writing ability and the way he plays his beat up guitar is AMAZING!!! His is amazing at everything he does including The Swell Season, The Frames and even acting in the movie Once....Who else agrees with me!!!??? :mrgreen:
Tres Mts- 3/16/2011
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Brad- 4/21/12 (RSD Performance), 4/27/12, 8/10/12
Flight To Mars- 5/23/12
RNDM- 11/27/12

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  • tremorstremors Posts: 8,051
    I can't say I'm that familiar with all his work - but I saw him at the Seattle show (the night before yours Rico), and I thought he was top notch, first rate, world class, right up to the mark - phrases like that! Had Eddie not been coming on, and I had gone solely to see Glen Hansard, I might have been blown away - but I really did enjoy his set. I probably should get to know his work better. Any pointers for where to start?
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  • thefixer9thefixer9 Posts: 9,376
    tremors wrote:
    I can't say I'm that familiar with all his work - but I saw him at the Seattle show (the night before yours Rico), and I thought he was top notch, first rate, world class, right up to the mark - phrases like that! Had Eddie not been coming on, and I had gone solely to see Glen Hansard, I might have been blown away - but I really did enjoy his set. I probably should get to know his work better. Any pointers for where to start?

    Well I would say get the Swell Season's first album called The Swell Season...after that get The Frame's album Burn the Maps and then get the second Swell Season album called Strict Joy! :mrgreen:
    Tres Mts- 3/16/2011
    Eddie Vedder- 7/16/11
    Brad- 4/21/12 (RSD Performance), 4/27/12, 8/10/12
    Flight To Mars- 5/23/12
    RNDM- 11/27/12

    PEARL JAM- 12/6/13 I have finally seen Pearl Jam live!
  • marcosmarcos Posts: 2,108
    I agree, he really gets into it/emotional when he's performing seemingly no matter where, much appreciation & respect!!!!!!!!!!
  • thefixer9thefixer9 Posts: 9,376
    marcos wrote:
    I agree, he really gets into it/emotional when he's performing seemingly no matter where, much appreciation & respect!!!!!!!!!!

    :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
    Tres Mts- 3/16/2011
    Eddie Vedder- 7/16/11
    Brad- 4/21/12 (RSD Performance), 4/27/12, 8/10/12
    Flight To Mars- 5/23/12
    RNDM- 11/27/12

    PEARL JAM- 12/6/13 I have finally seen Pearl Jam live!
  • tremorstremors Posts: 8,051
    thefixer9 wrote:
    tremors wrote:
    I can't say I'm that familiar with all his work - but I saw him at the Seattle show (the night before yours Rico), and I thought he was top notch, first rate, world class, right up to the mark - phrases like that! Had Eddie not been coming on, and I had gone solely to see Glen Hansard, I might have been blown away - but I really did enjoy his set. I probably should get to know his work better. Any pointers for where to start?

    Well I would say get the Swell Season's first album called The Swell Season...after that get The Frame's album Burn the Maps and then get the second Swell Season album called Strict Joy! :mrgreen:


    OK! - I will try me some Swell Season first. Thanks man
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  • thefixer9thefixer9 Posts: 9,376
    No Problem!! :D
    Tres Mts- 3/16/2011
    Eddie Vedder- 7/16/11
    Brad- 4/21/12 (RSD Performance), 4/27/12, 8/10/12
    Flight To Mars- 5/23/12
    RNDM- 11/27/12

    PEARL JAM- 12/6/13 I have finally seen Pearl Jam live!
  • red mosred mos Posts: 4,953
    I do know that the swell season is a fantastic album! :mrgreen: So glad I got to tell Glen that in person. here is the pic with him. Looking forward to getting some more of his stuff.

    found it:

    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/57 ... photo.jpg/
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  • direwolf74direwolf74 Posts: 1,622
    The guy is an absolute treasure. One of the best songwriters out there right now.
    "I try my best to chug, stomp, weep, whisper, moan, wheeze, scat, blurt, rage, whine, and seduce. With my voice I can sound like a girl, the boogieman, a Theremin, a cherry bomb, a clown, a doctor, a murderer. I can be tribal. Ironic. Or disturbed. My voice is really my instrument."

    -Tom Waits
  • thefixer9thefixer9 Posts: 9,376
    direwolf74 wrote:
    The guy is an absolute treasure. One of the best songwriters out there right now.

    Totally agree!!!! :mrgreen:
    Tres Mts- 3/16/2011
    Eddie Vedder- 7/16/11
    Brad- 4/21/12 (RSD Performance), 4/27/12, 8/10/12
    Flight To Mars- 5/23/12
    RNDM- 11/27/12

    PEARL JAM- 12/6/13 I have finally seen Pearl Jam live!
  • thefixer9thefixer9 Posts: 9,376
    red mos wrote:
    I do know that the swell season is a fantastic album! :mrgreen: So glad I got to tell Glen that in person. here is the pic with him. Looking forward to getting some more of his stuff.

    found it:

    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/57 ... photo.jpg/

    Awesome pic Kyle!!! :mrgreen:
    Tres Mts- 3/16/2011
    Eddie Vedder- 7/16/11
    Brad- 4/21/12 (RSD Performance), 4/27/12, 8/10/12
    Flight To Mars- 5/23/12
    RNDM- 11/27/12

    PEARL JAM- 12/6/13 I have finally seen Pearl Jam live!
  • pearljgirl2010pearljgirl2010 Shillington, PA/Tuckerton, NJPosts: 3,428
    I hadn't gotten to see him before this weekend, and I was floored. he was amazing...so much raw power and emotion in his voice...and he looks like he has so much fun--which is always good to see! I was moved to tears during Falling Slowly with the random fan from the crowd :-)
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  • red mosred mos Posts: 4,953
    I hadn't gotten to see him before this weekend, and I was floored. he was amazing...so much raw power and emotion in his voice...and he looks like he has so much fun--which is always good to see! I was moved to tears during Falling Slowly with the random fan from the crowd :-)


    Glen and Ed doing that song together on EV's solo tour was fantastic. I was like wow. Enjoyed "sleepless nights" too.
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  • thefixer9thefixer9 Posts: 9,376
    red mos wrote:
    I hadn't gotten to see him before this weekend, and I was floored. he was amazing...so much raw power and emotion in his voice...and he looks like he has so much fun--which is always good to see! I was moved to tears during Falling Slowly with the random fan from the crowd :-)


    Glen and Ed doing that song together on EV's solo tour was fantastic. I was like wow. Enjoyed "sleepless nights" too.

    I agree with both of you!!! :mrgreen:
    Tres Mts- 3/16/2011
    Eddie Vedder- 7/16/11
    Brad- 4/21/12 (RSD Performance), 4/27/12, 8/10/12
    Flight To Mars- 5/23/12
    RNDM- 11/27/12

    PEARL JAM- 12/6/13 I have finally seen Pearl Jam live!
  • seems like a really nice guy. i think once was one of the best movies of the last decade, and have seen the swell season twice.

    plus the fact that he's friends with damien rice and lisa hannigan is always a plus.

    the last few years, in dublin, on christmas eve, bono, damien rice, glen and others all gather outside in the street and sing songs, christmas songs and each others songs. how cool would that be?
  • I was at the show that Glen referenced on Sunday. This was the show in Saratoga, CA. where a fan jumped to his death while the swell season performed. The person just barely missed landing on Glen. I along with everyone else in attendance was pretty traumatized by the event. I posted about it here on the forum, and I likened Glen's music to Eddie's solo material from Into the Wild. I had heard Glen mention Ed's phone calls at the shows in Oakland, in which Ed called him up to see how he was doing after the tragedy. I always wondered if Ed read my post, or if it was just coincidence.
  • eldarion75eldarion75 Posts: 2,488
    good to see people taking an interest but the best way to experience what Glen does, apart from live is to get

    setlist-the frames (live record)
    for the birds- the frames
    dance the devil-the frames
    fitzcarraldo-the frames

    then get the swell season stuff. I've been following glen and the frames for about 20 years and it's great to see him do so well but especially getting up there with ed and pj.

    and those christmas gigs in grafton st, it's Glen put those together, not damien rice and certainly not Bono. just a heads up.
  • samjamsamjam New YorkPosts: 9,283
    Incredibly talented musician. SO glad Ed had him open up for him on the Uke Songs tour, thanks to him I discovered another amazing artist!! Glen is so passionate when he performs, from solo stuff to Swell Season to The Frames- gotta love it!! He also happens to be just the nicest guy, had the pleasure of meeting him before Ed's Beacon 2 show!
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  • thefixer9thefixer9 Posts: 9,376
    eldarion75 wrote:
    good to see people taking an interest but the best way to experience what Glen does, apart from live is to get

    setlist-the frames (live record)
    for the birds- the frames
    dance the devil-the frames
    fitzcarraldo-the frames

    then get the swell season stuff. I've been following glen and the frames for about 20 years and it's great to see him do so well but especially getting up there with ed and pj.

    and those christmas gigs in grafton st, it's Glen put those together, not damien rice and certainly not Bono. just a heads up.

    Thanks for the heads up!!! I have Setlist and I love it!!! :mrgreen: I'm getting Fitzcarraldo next because I LOVE THAT SONG!!!!!!!!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
    Tres Mts- 3/16/2011
    Eddie Vedder- 7/16/11
    Brad- 4/21/12 (RSD Performance), 4/27/12, 8/10/12
    Flight To Mars- 5/23/12
    RNDM- 11/27/12

    PEARL JAM- 12/6/13 I have finally seen Pearl Jam live!
  • thefixer9thefixer9 Posts: 9,376
    eldarion75 wrote:
    good to see people taking an interest but the best way to experience what Glen does, apart from live is to get

    setlist-the frames (live record)
    for the birds- the frames
    dance the devil-the frames
    fitzcarraldo-the frames

    then get the swell season stuff. I've been following glen and the frames for about 20 years and it's great to see him do so well but especially getting up there with ed and pj.

    and those christmas gigs in grafton st, it's Glen put those together, not damien rice and certainly not Bono. just a heads up.

    Thanks for the heads up!!! I have Setlist and I love it!!! :mrgreen: I'm getting Fitzcarraldo next because I LOVE THAT SONG!!!!!!!!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
    Tres Mts- 3/16/2011
    Eddie Vedder- 7/16/11
    Brad- 4/21/12 (RSD Performance), 4/27/12, 8/10/12
    Flight To Mars- 5/23/12
    RNDM- 11/27/12

    PEARL JAM- 12/6/13 I have finally seen Pearl Jam live!
  • thefixer9thefixer9 Posts: 9,376
    Listening to him now...SO AWESOME!!!! :mrgreen:
    Tres Mts- 3/16/2011
    Eddie Vedder- 7/16/11
    Brad- 4/21/12 (RSD Performance), 4/27/12, 8/10/12
    Flight To Mars- 5/23/12
    RNDM- 11/27/12

    PEARL JAM- 12/6/13 I have finally seen Pearl Jam live!
  • hostishostis Posts: 437
    i think The Frames are one of the best bands I have seen live... espec as its only ever in front of a couple of hundred people. Glen is a consummate singer songwriter and everything he is involved in shows touches of brilliance. His voice in "Leave" is nothing short of shuddering....

    and Falling Slowly was our first dance when we got married....
  • We've posted reviews, setlists, videos and pics from Glen's sets at PJ20 on our Frames fansite here: http://www.orderinthesound.com/3-4-sept ... ic-theatre

    While you're there, feel free to click around and fall into a rabbit hole filled with 20 years of Frames-y goodness!
  • thefixer9thefixer9 Posts: 9,376
    We've posted reviews, setlists, videos and pics from Glen's sets at PJ20 on our Frames fansite here: http://www.orderinthesound.com/3-4-sept ... ic-theatre

    While you're there, feel free to click around and fall into a rabbit hole filled with 20 years of Frames-y goodness!

    SWEET!! Thanks Man!!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
    Tres Mts- 3/16/2011
    Eddie Vedder- 7/16/11
    Brad- 4/21/12 (RSD Performance), 4/27/12, 8/10/12
    Flight To Mars- 5/23/12
    RNDM- 11/27/12

    PEARL JAM- 12/6/13 I have finally seen Pearl Jam live!
  • eldarion75eldarion75 Posts: 2,488
    even more stuff added
    some really excellent stuff here:
    http://www.orderinthesound.com/3-4-sept ... ic-theatre
  • hostishostis Posts: 437
    seems like a really nice guy. i think once was one of the best movies of the last decade, and have seen the swell season twice.

    plus the fact that he's friends with damien rice and lisa hannigan is always a plus.

    the last few years, in dublin, on christmas eve, bono, damien rice, glen and others all gather outside in the street and sing songs, christmas songs and each others songs. how cool would that be?

    there's a DVD of josh Ritter called live at vicar street and he talks about one night when he hung around with glen damien and Lisa playing guitar singing songs. That's fucking awesome!!!
  • eldarion75eldarion75 Posts: 2,488
    rather watch music than someone talking about music but Josh is a lovely guy too..well worth checking out.
  • dcfaithfuldcfaithful Posts: 13,076
    I guess it's time I jump on this guys bandwagon...
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    6/12/08 - Tampa, FL
    8/23/09 - Chicago, IL
    9/28/09 - Salt Lake City, UT (11 years too long!!!)
    9/03/11 - East Troy, WI - PJ20 - Night 1
    9/04/11 - East Troy, WI - PJ20 - Night 2
  • mfc2006mfc2006 PDX--->KCPosts: 31,990
    dcfaithful wrote:
    I guess it's time I jump on this guys bandwagon...

    umm....yup.

    we'd seen him 2 times before PJ20 & he just leaves it all on the stage. very emotional songwriter...much like Damien Rice or Ed.
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  • thefixer9thefixer9 Posts: 9,376
    dcfaithful wrote:
    I guess it's time I jump on this guys bandwagon...

    YOU BETTER!!!!! :mrgreen:
    Tres Mts- 3/16/2011
    Eddie Vedder- 7/16/11
    Brad- 4/21/12 (RSD Performance), 4/27/12, 8/10/12
    Flight To Mars- 5/23/12
    RNDM- 11/27/12

    PEARL JAM- 12/6/13 I have finally seen Pearl Jam live!
  • dcfaithfuldcfaithful Posts: 13,076
    thefixer9 wrote:
    dcfaithful wrote:
    I guess it's time I jump on this guys bandwagon...

    YOU BETTER!!!!! :mrgreen:
    mfc2006 wrote:

    umm....yup.

    we'd seen him 2 times before PJ20 & he just leaves it all on the stage. very emotional songwriter...much like Damien Rice or Ed.

    I respect and admire both of your tastes in music; got any recommendations for a starting point?
    7/2/06 - Denver, CO
    6/12/08 - Tampa, FL
    8/23/09 - Chicago, IL
    9/28/09 - Salt Lake City, UT (11 years too long!!!)
    9/03/11 - East Troy, WI - PJ20 - Night 1
    9/04/11 - East Troy, WI - PJ20 - Night 2
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