Author Topic: Bruce Cockburn: Pacing the Cage Documentary.  (Read 4799 times)

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Bruce Cockburn: Pacing the Cage Documentary.
« on: June 18, 2013, 06:49:01 AM »
A while back there was a Bruce Cockburn documentary shown on Vision TV - and it opened with Bono performing Cockburns lyrics to "If I Had a Rocket Launcher". It appeared from Bono's outfit that it probably was done in and around 1999.  He is not singing.  He is just speaking the words to the song, but it is a performance of the whole song, with some commentary after.  That clip appeared on TV a little over a year ago now I guess.

Last night shopping at Wal-Mart I spotted the documentary for sale on DVD for $11.  I bought it, and have checked out the first few minutes to confirm that the Bono piece is still present, and it does open the DVD.  It does.

http://brucecockburn.com/bruce-cockburn-pacing-the-cage-dvd-pre-order-now-online/ is a media release about the DVD.  Not sure how I bought it last night, it says it was being released today.  Hehe.  Ahead of the curve I guess.

"Pacing the Cage is a documentary that features Canadian singer/songwriter/activist, Bruce Cockburn reflecting on his life and his career. The documentary features appearances by songwriters Jackson Browne, Sylvia Tyson, Bono, Sarah Harmer, Colin Linden, best selling authors Michael Ondaatje, William Young, Lt. Gen Romeo Dallaire and Bernie Finkelstein"

For those who don't know, Cockburn is quoted on Rattle and Hum in the line "going to kick at the darkness until it bleeds daylight".

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Re: Bruce Cockburn: Pacing the Cage Documentary.
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2013, 12:36:18 PM »
Well, I've bought stranger things because they were U2 related. I'll keep an eye out for this as well.

Thanks again, Aaron.  :P

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Re: Bruce Cockburn: Pacing the Cage Documentary.
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2013, 12:43:27 PM »
you're welcome brad.  :-)  I'm still able to dig up strange and unusual things.

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Re: Bruce Cockburn: Pacing the Cage Documentary.
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2013, 08:16:16 PM »
I got my copy today and as far as the Rocket Launcher song content goes, Bono only speaks the 1st verse, not the whole song. Bono's whole bit is very brief. But that's fine with me because I'm a fan of Bruce and the rest of the video was well worth watching. He is a master songwriter and guitarist.

There are also lots of snatches of Bruce traveling and performing from a recent solo tour and a couple full songs. Included is a beautiful part of 'Lovers In a Dangerous Time' performance which has the line , 'got to kick out the darkness till it bleeds daylight'.