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- Me, Myself, and I
- Glen Hansard (born Dublin, Ireland, 21 April 1970) is the vocalist and guitarist for Irish rock group The Frames. Hansard quit school at age 13 to begin busking on local Dublin streets. He first came to public attention as guitar player 'Outspan Foster' in the Alan Parker film The Commitments, a role he subsequently regretted, believing it distracted from his music career. In 2003 he presented the television programme Other Voices: Songs from a Room, which showcased Irish music talent on RTÉ. On April 21, 2006 he released his first solo album, The Swell Season, in collaboration with Czech singer and multiinstrumentalist Markéta Irglová, and Marja Tuhkanen from Finland on violin and Bertrand Galen from France on cello. Glen also spent part of 2006 in front of the cameras for a music-infused Irish film "Once" in which Hansard plays a Dublin busker, and Irglová an immigrant street vendor. The film had its American Premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in 2007 and received the World Cinema Audience Award at the closing ceremony. Glen features on the Oxfam charity album, The Cake Sale. Hansard has recorded a few cover songs, both alone and with band member Colm Mac Con Iomaire, for the Today FM discs titled "Even Better Than the Real Thing." Songs that he has recorded include Britney Spears' Everytime on Even Better than the Real Thing Vol. 2 and Justin Timberlake's Cry Me A River on Even Better than the Real Thing Vol. 1.
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Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova have won the Oscar for Best Song at this year’s Oscars for their composition “Falling Slowly” which featured in the hit independent Irish film Once.
After a rollercoaster few weeks, with the Academy involved in a lengthy deliberation over the eligibility of the song, vindication comes in the form of an 8 1/2 pound 13 1/2 inch gold-plated statuette that is the most sought after prize in the movie world.
Glen and Marketa’s acceptance speeches were as follows:
Thanks! Go raibh mile maith agaibh. This is amazing. What are we doing here? This is mad. We made this film two years ago. We shot on two Handycams. It took us three weeks to make. We made it for a hundred grand. We never thought we would come into a room like this and be in front of you people. It's been an amazing thing. Thanks for taking this film seriously, all of you. It means a lot to us. Thanks to the Academy, thanks to all the people who've helped us, they know who they are, we don't need to say them. This is amazing. Make art. Make art. Thanks.
Hi everyone. I just want to thank you so much. This is such a big deal, not only for us, but for all other independent musicians and artists that spend most of their time struggling, and this, the fact that we're standing here tonight, the fact that we're able to hold this, it's just to prove no matter how far out your dreams are, it's possible. And, you know, fair play to those who dare to dream and don't give up. And this song was written from a perspective of hope, and hope at the end of the day connects us all, no matter how different we are. And so thank you so much those who helped us along way. Thank you.
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What do u tink of Once????
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Isn't glen de best EVER?????
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