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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Verona, September 24, 2012

Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 2:39 pm
by jarkko
The Finnish delegation returned from Italy yesterday, after a very interesting and busy time.

We want to thank Andrea and Marco for their great hospitality and all the special arrangements they had prepared for more than 100 Forum members!

Eija is sorting our photos right now, and we plan to have a Photo Gallery of the Arena, soundcheck & the concert uploaded and opened tonight. A meetup gallery will follow shortly.

It was also a pleasure to meet Tom again after a while! He has recently completed his PhD dissertation, and will have the dissertation defense in less than two weeks. Exciting and important period in his academic life. I hope he will have some time just to relax afterwards, after many years of hard work - and we also need him in our LC community as one of the most respected and knowledgeable members!

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Here is our Dr. Tom with his new hat in Verona

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Verona, September 24, 2012

Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 5:01 pm
by Cheshire gal
Thank you Jarkko for telling us about Tom's achievement of his PhD. Tom is a very special person on the Forum and I would be very sorry if he decided to withdraw.

We need him here :D

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Verona, September 24, 2012

Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 5:02 pm
by tomsakic
Our recording from Verona (5 songs, first 2 are edited and up):

Night Comes On: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GobMFT7QvUk
Who By Fire?: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWGexranKSQ

Three more songs will be up'd today (I need 5hs per song), but our great full audio recording of show is coming out in few days:)

Videos and the show taped by Juraj M. (of Burgenland 2010 bootleg fame)

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Verona, September 24, 2012

Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 5:03 pm
by tomsakic
Err, thank you Jarkko my man:) Unfortunately PhD is not in Cohenology but in film studies:) But I hope to write that Cohen book I promised one day....

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Verona, September 24, 2012

Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 6:44 pm
by Okudzhava
Čestitke Tomislave. Cool fotka. ;-)

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Verona, September 24, 2012

Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 7:59 pm
by jarkko
We have now opened a Photo Album of the Verona Arena, the sound check and the concert
at http://cohen.1g.fi/#/kuvat/Verona+Arena ... +24,+2012/

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Verona, September 24, 2012

Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 8:20 pm
by coolfadda
:D Thanks so much... lovely photos..

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Verona, September 24, 2012

Posted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 12:53 am
by Laura
Great hat, too, Tom! :-)

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Verona, September 24, 2012

Posted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 2:41 am
by liverpoolken
jarkko wrote: It was also a pleasure to meet Tom again after a while! He has recently completed his PhD dissertation, and will have the dissertation defense in less than two weeks. Exciting and important period in his academic life. I hope he will have some time just to relax afterwards, after many years of hard work - and we also need him in our LC community as one of the most respected and knowledgeable member
i couldn't agree more with you jarkko..tom is one of the good guys....

and to celebrate the fact we are now taking orders for the latest item of unofficial merchandise.....ta ken
tombag.jpg

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Verona, September 24, 2012

Posted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 3:15 am
by MarieM
margaret wrote:I wonder how many of the newer members of this Forum, realise the time and dedication given by Tom to this community and to all things Cohen?

Despite his 'comparative youth,' an accident of birth, which has made him unable to be a so called "fan" for 40 years, Tom has, since his teenage years, researched, collected and archived an encyclopaedic amount of information and has created other LC websites which he runs alongside being a moderator here.

Tom is 2nd only to Jarkko for his dedication here. He corresponded years ago with Leonard's old manager (the one who robbed him) in order to produce a publication on his work.
As well as interviewing Sharon Robinson, Tom has worked on various publications, and translations of L C 's work, and he has taken part in serious democratic discussions, as well as being a leading member in collecting and trading circles well before there was any indication of a new tour. Most admirers of Mr Cohen for a long time have merely been glad to buy his work and attend concerts.

I happen to agree there is a lot of hero worship of Leonard and all his associates by some fans. There is nothing wrong with a little criticism and free expression around here. Leonard would be the first to admit he is no sacred cow.
I really couldn't agree with this more, Margaret, and you have said it so well.

Tom is a critical thinker. I don't think there is an ounce of blind devotion in him. Blind devotion fades. It falters when challenged and waivers when distracted. An assessment made based on critical thinking remains solid, strong and consistent. That is why Tom was interested in Leonard when there was nothing happening, when it appeared that all that Leonard had to say he had said.

Ultimately, I think we are all here to get closer to Leonard. We have been touched or inspired or comforted by his work and we want to know how and why. As fans there is only one way to truly know Leonard, know his work. Few know it better than Tom.

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Verona, September 24, 2012

Posted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 10:47 am
by Paul Zagreb
liverpoolken wrote: and to celebrate the fact we are now taking orders for the latest item of unofficial merchandise.....ta ken
tombag.jpg
I am glad you have left the S as S and not Š --- this item will come to be known as the Sakić sack!

Marie - I love the definition of critical thinking - and Tom is one of those - as we will be able to remember as we bring our groceries in with the Sakić sack!

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Verona, September 24, 2012

Posted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:03 pm
by susanne30072009
tomsakic wrote:After Verona show I decided that my time with Cohen fans, especially "new" members, is done ....[/i]
C'mon Tom, calm down. Stay In! I have made the same experiences as you (some very strange ones), but we all have to be "open"....
The "new" Memebers are not all the same, as you know for yourself very well. And sure, they all have a different view of all the things around Leonard, in every Way: Music, Lyrics, Performances etc..
But also: everybody is free to tell his own opinion.
But if you have a feeling of things, don't expect, that the others are sharing the same... when you made a statement, you have to deal with the "opposite"... hell, it's difficult, to say exactly, what I want to tell you...
But it isn't worth to make a sharp "cut"... at least, we all loves the Work of Leonard... everybody in his own way.
And that's what's count at the end.
Don't let some stupid Mails forced you in to this direction... would be a shame. We all lives from "contradistinction".
I don't agree with you in more than one point.
But that doesn't mean, that I don't want to read your texts anymore. We are living from opposite views...
And I don't want it otherwise. So please stay in!

Uwe + Susanne

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Verona, September 24, 2012

Posted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:18 pm
by Litzi74
Hi everyone, you can download now my photos from the meeting, plus some photo from concert.
If this link it`s not works (i don`t know how many times suport this link downloads), send me a "PM" with your email adress (don`t post your adres here on forum) and i will send this photo again.

http://dl.transfer.ro/IMGP3375-transfer ... ecd396.zip


Vali.

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Verona, September 24, 2012

Posted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 2:22 pm
by maroo
WOW!!

What fantastic group!!!
I wish I was there!!! for the big group meeting and off course for the great concert!!!

Next tour, Next tour!!!!!

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Verona, September 24, 2012

Posted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 7:04 pm
by andrea
Litzi74 wrote:Hi everyone, you can download now my photos from the meeting, plus some photo from concert.
If this link it`s not works (i don`t know how many times suport this link downloads), send me a "PM" with your email adress (don`t post your adres here on forum) and i will send this photo again.

http://dl.transfer.ro/IMGP3375-transfer ... ecd396.zip

Hi Vali,
thank you for your fotos, cannot see them, so I will send you an pm with my email address.
I remember also in Florence you made nice photos :-)
See you again somewhere...
ciao from Verona
Andrea
Vali.