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by captrenault
Fri Nov 11, 2016 5:42 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Leonard Has Passed Away
Replies: 694
Views: 104096

Re: Leonard Has Passed Away

Leonard has been a most profound influence on my life, since age 13. I am 42 now. He is the third most formative influence on me, after my parents. I cannot overstate his importance. Yet -- I know that I do not know the real Leonard. He wears many masks. In his poetry, he reveals himself, yet does n...
by captrenault
Fri Jul 29, 2016 5:56 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Sad news: Marianne Ihlen dies
Replies: 49
Views: 19226

Re: Sad news: Marianne Ihlen dies

Alas. Safe journey, Marianne.
by captrenault
Mon Sep 08, 2014 10:31 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Esther Cohen
Replies: 82
Views: 12026

Re: Esther Cohen

Safe journey, Ms. Esther, and thank you.
by captrenault
Thu Apr 11, 2013 4:59 pm
Forum: THE SPRING 2013 TOUR IN NORTH AMERICA
Topic: CONCERT REPORT - Hamilton, Ontario - April 9, 2013
Replies: 21
Views: 11384

Re: CONCERT REPORT - Hamilton, Ontario - April 9, 2013

An excellent show. He seems happier and looks better than when I saw him last.

Everybody sounded great. Good crowd, too.

Thoroughly enjoyable evening.
by captrenault
Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:24 pm
Forum: THE SPRING 2013 TOUR IN NORTH AMERICA
Topic: CONCERT REPORT - Hamilton, Ontario - April 9, 2013
Replies: 21
Views: 11384

Re: CONCERT REPORT - Hamilton, Ontario - April 9, 2013

Copps is a typical arena venue, with all that that implies, but -- always great shows in Hamilton. Very much looking forward to this!
by captrenault
Tue Jan 15, 2013 11:18 pm
Forum: THE SPRING 2013 TOUR IN NORTH AMERICA
Topic: Miami,Atlanta,Louisville,W-ford,Hamilton/presale reports
Replies: 53
Views: 5054

Re: LINKS TO MIAMI, ATLANTA, LOUISVILLE, WALLINGFORD, HAMILT

No problems for Hamilton.

Thanks to everyone for making this happen!
by captrenault
Wed Dec 12, 2012 7:27 pm
Forum: USA & CANADA 2012 / CONCERT REPORTS & MEET-UPS
Topic: North American Tour Merch
Replies: 20
Views: 7658

Re: North American Tour Merch

Last night in London, Ont., they had: T-shirts Sweater/hoodie CDs Books Programs Mugs Posters Silk scarves Silk ties (scarves and ties same pattern, white hummingbirds on an azure field) Lapel pins Keychains Cufflinks Moleskines I think that was it. They are sold out of rings for the rest of the tou...
by captrenault
Wed Dec 12, 2012 6:52 pm
Forum: USA & CANADA 2012 / CONCERT REPORTS & MEET-UPS
Topic: CONCERT REPORT: London ON - December 11, 2012
Replies: 26
Views: 10883

Re: CONCERT REPORT: London ON - December 11, 2012

Excellent show. The standards were rock solid, the ones from the vault inspired, but for me the highlights were the new Old Songs. The band now having lived with them for a while, there was an expansiveness to them beyond the album recordings, which made it clear as air that they are worthy members ...
by captrenault
Mon May 07, 2012 5:20 pm
Forum: Old Ideas World Tour 2012 / USA and Canada
Topic: PRESALE TO ALL CONCERTS IN ONTARIO AND QUEBEC AREA
Replies: 34
Views: 19106

Re: PRESALE TO ALL CONCERTS IN ONTARIO AND QUEBEC AREA - NOW

Thanks, everyone! Two tickets for London, just in time for my birthday!
by captrenault
Mon May 07, 2012 3:20 am
Forum: Old Ideas World Tour 2012 / USA and Canada
Topic: CONCERTS IN US/CANADA, TICKET & PRESALE INFO
Replies: 171
Views: 48249

Re: CONCERTS IN US/CANADA, TICKET & PRESALE INFO

Never have I so looked forward to Monday morning.
by captrenault
Fri Dec 11, 2009 12:55 am
Forum: News
Topic: Leonard Cohen-Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award
Replies: 29
Views: 5346

Leonard to get Lifetime Achievement Grammy

He will be honoured along with Loretta Lynn and Michael Jackson.

http://www.cbc.ca/arts/music/story/2009 ... ments.html
by captrenault
Fri Oct 02, 2009 3:46 am
Forum: News
Topic: Music lawyer on Death of a Ladies' Man
Replies: 21
Views: 5075

Re: Music lawyer on Death of a Ladies' Man

Oh, God -- I love this one, every single note. Such a magnificent beast... As much as you never hear the same Leonard song twice, it's especially true here. For all my years of listening, the final tracks never become less inscrutable. If I had to pick two, it'd be DOALM and Recent Songs, the two bo...
by captrenault
Wed May 20, 2009 4:35 pm
Forum: The North American Tour 2009
Topic: CONCERT REPORT: Hamilton, Ontario, May 19
Replies: 42
Views: 31899

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Hamilton, Ontario - May 19

Agreed with the above. I was worried that the show would be a carbon copy of what he had done here before, and what we've all by now memorized from the DVD, but things were just changed enough. Particularly through adding Partisan, but this version of Chelsea Hotel was new to me this time around. An...
by captrenault
Thu Apr 02, 2009 4:27 pm
Forum: News
Topic: "Leonard Cohen Live in London" > DVD & 2CD (April 2009)
Replies: 366
Views: 86084

Re: "Leonard Cohen Live in London" - DVD & 2CD - April 2009

i finally watched the dvd last night my initial concern was the 4:3 aspect ratio, but the shoddy camera angles and editing were even worse 10 out of 10 for the concert, but the DVD quality is a big disappointment for me :( i'm now wondering if the mooted "best of tour" blu-ray disc will also suffer...
by captrenault
Wed Apr 01, 2009 8:49 pm
Forum: News
Topic: "Leonard Cohen Live in London" > DVD & 2CD (April 2009)
Replies: 366
Views: 86084

Re: "Leonard Cohen Live in London" - DVD & 2CD - April 2009

I fit in the DVD last night, and am listening to the CD now in fits and starts. So far, I have to say I like the CD better -- the DVD had some editing and camera choices that left a bit to be desired on occasion. The concert overall is fantastic (though not Montreal, if I may gloat a bit), but the D...

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