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CONCERT REPORT: Chicago, October 29

Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 2:11 pm
by DrHGuy
The Chicago concert was - yes - another great performance.

Oh, and Leonard Cohen playing that "other blues song" of his for the first time in concert was nice too.

Yep, it's not the same old song. In yesterday's soundcheck, Cohen referred to it only as "that other blues song," and it's been played in the past few soundchecks but never before in concert. My faulty memory has the first line as "I feel so good now, baby, that I don't love you like I did." However paraphrased that may be, that sentiment does encompass the song's theme. The song also uses the image of taking the blindfold off and saying "let this prisoner live" and (in another verse) "let this prisoner free." In another line, the singer declares that it's like having a broken heart that belongs to someone else.

The bad news is that my recall of the lyrics is obviously horrid; the good news is that Al Noonan, Cohen concert videographer extraordinaire, was on hand last night and tells me he captured the new song on camera. Once again, Al Noonan is in the right place at the right time.

I have much more about yesterday but I also have a family crisis or two to clean up and, rumor has it, a blog to write, so that report will have to wait.

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Chicago, October 29

Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 2:26 pm
by lizzytysh
Well, thanks for all you were able to give, Dr. Guy. It sounds [un-checked] that there is a definite album in the making coming along with the group as they travel. Thanks to Leonard for these glimpses through those like you.


~ Lizzy

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Chicago, October 29

Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 3:38 pm
by bridger15
I second Lizzy's thanks for your early report, Dr Heck. Good stuff! It is so nice to see you, a local fan extarordinaire, kick off the Chicago concert thread with an enticing preview of more reports to come.

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Chicago, October 29

Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 3:57 pm
by ladydi
The "other blues song" finally made it into a concert! Wow! Hopefully it will be there for either Las Vegas and/or San Jose! Can't wait to view Albert's video. Assuming this is the "Darkness"...especially like the line "I don't like your sticky little buns"...or are those the dreaded mis-heard lyrics!

Thanks DrH Guy! and looking forward to the other reviews that should start coming in this morning!

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Chicago, October 29

Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 4:03 pm
by DrHGuy
Nope - it's not "The Darkness." It's the other blues song.

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Chicago, October 29

Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 4:18 pm
by Actually
Are there any videos on Youtube...? Usually, I'm not keen on too much footage of concerts I haven't been to, because... well... because I haven't been there and other people were the lucky ones, but this is really something I want to hear/see. :lol:

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Chicago, October 29

Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 4:39 pm
by ladydi
DrHGuy wrote:Nope - it's not "The Darkness." It's the other blues song.
Now my curiousity is REALLY high!

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Chicago, October 29

Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 4:49 pm
by sturgess66
Wow Allan - you were witness to not just "another great performance" but also a world premiere of a new Leonard Cohen song - a song you report to be "exquisite."

"That other blues song?" Haha! Oh - that one. :lol: :lol:

Thanks for the wonderful breaking news. Glad you could be there. And looking forward to hearing (and seeing) more!

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Chicago, October 29

Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 6:42 pm
by Florian
Fresh on Youtube now, here is Alberts Video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oamvw_WFiZc

New Song from Chicago

Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 6:50 pm
by IrishAL
It was great to be in Chicago for the Concert and it was even better to hear a new song.
I don't know the name yet !

I uploaded it to youtube under Chicago "new song". I will change this when I have a name.

Enjoy...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oamvw_WFiZc

Albert

Re: New Song from Chicago

Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 7:21 pm
by bridger15
Absolutely fabulous, Albert! Thank you so much for capturing this new song and sharing it with all of us.
---Arlene

Re: New Song from Chicago

Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 7:23 pm
by LisaLCFan
That's so awesome! It's so cool to see Leonard groovin' on his guitar! And another new, bluesey song! I'm going to love his new album (whenever it may happen)! Thanks for sharing this! I wonder what other little surprises Leonard has in store for the rest of the tour?

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Chicago, October 29

Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 7:23 pm
by astranger
that is exquisite! I really hope he goes into the studio sometime soon after the tour; I know he needs his rest, but I would love one to come out next year!

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Chicago, October 29

Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 7:30 pm
by A Brick in the Wall
It was another enchanted evening with Joe & Ann Way and his spectactular family that was topped off by the new song.

I wish all of you had been there.

Re: New Song from Chicago

Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 7:49 pm
by MaryB
Golly Gee Albert - Thanks so much for this!!!!!