Concert Report: Seattle, WA - November 9 2012

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Concert Report: Seattle, WA - November 9 2012

Postby mutti » Fri Nov 09, 2012 9:01 am

One more day! Can hardly wait..
Leslie 8)
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Re: Concert Report: Seattle, WA - November 9 2012

Postby bridger15 » Fri Nov 09, 2012 11:11 am

Yep, tonight's the night. :D
It will be extra special sharing the Seattle concert experience with good FRIENDS I have met at other Leonard Cohen concerts.
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Re: Concert Report: Seattle, WA - November 9 2012

Postby Mabeanie1 » Fri Nov 09, 2012 4:54 pm

For a big arena, the Key Arena in Seattle Centre (Center?) has to be one of the most beautifully landscaped venues around -
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Re: Concert Report: Seattle, WA - November 9 2012

Postby mutti » Fri Nov 09, 2012 6:46 pm

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Here is another interesting building at Seattle Center near Key Arena.
From the sky it looks like a guitar.
The EMP museum http://www.empsfm.org
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EMP_Museum
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Re: Concert Report: Seattle, WA - November 9 2012

Postby sturgess66 » Sat Nov 10, 2012 4:17 am

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Keep Calm Seattle
LC Goes on at Eight
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Re: Concert Report: Seattle, WA - November 9 2012

Postby sturgess66 » Sat Nov 10, 2012 11:49 am

Pictures from Camp Cohen/Notes From The Road/Joey
http://leonardcohen.tumblr.com/post/35392481388

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The Key Arena
Seattle, WA



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Wrapped.
Curfew and curtain come down in a frenzy and before the UHTC band has hit the green room, the UHTC crew has begun disassembling the traveling circus city before boxing up the bits and packing them away into awaiting trucks.
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Re: Concert Report: Seattle, WA - November 9 2012

Postby sturgess66 » Sat Nov 10, 2012 4:35 pm

Here's a short video clip uploaded by ortsac66 - Thanks!

First We Take Manhattan
(it is just the very end of the song - with a view of the audience response)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIovfJkpG3g
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Re: Concert Report: Seattle, WA - November 9 2012

Postby sturgess66 » Sat Nov 10, 2012 6:12 pm

From Twitter -
@rhermann Leonard Cohen, a classy four hours show!
‏@inspired_mm I've been hugged by the universe. Saw #Leonard Cohen tonight. That man and his music have helped me through some times...pure poetry.
@JaimeeG The incomparable poet, Leonard Cohen, singing "Bird on a Wire" as I weep from a side-stage seat #thankyouJos http://instagr.am/p/R13GDJJdyh/
‏@Smokeandgears Just watched a 78 year old musical legend perform for 3 hours 45 minutes including five encores. Leonard Cohen is not of this world.
‏@andykahn Haven't been moved to tears at a concert in a long time. Leonard Cohen. Brilliant.
‏@nickdrummond Some men cast large shadows. Leonard Cohen is one of those men. And what a beautiful shadow it is! pic.twitter.com/1Hj0uk3l
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Re: Concert Report: Seattle, WA - November 9 2012

Postby bridger15 » Sat Nov 10, 2012 9:23 pm

Ain't No Cure for Love (with intro)
http://youtu.be/b4R2-GlBd-c

Performed for the first time on the Old Ideas World Tour 2012
With a wonderful intro
My songs are kind of bleak. But underlying the whole dismal affair is actually a tiny thread of light.
I studied religious values...past of non-attachment...one of my desires is to have my bounds like a spoon through noodles

---Arlene

UPDATE: (Thanks to Inna and Holydove)
This is what he said: "My songs are kind of bleak, but underlying the whole dismal affair is actually a tiny thread of light. I studied the religious values. I actually bound myself to the mast of non-attachment, but the storms of desire snapped my bounds like a spoon through noodles.
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Re: Concert Report: Seattle, WA - November 9 2012

Postby Inna » Sat Nov 10, 2012 11:12 pm

Hi Arlene
bridger15 wrote:Ain't No Cure for Love (with intro)
http://youtu.be/b4R2-GlBd-c

Performed for the first time on the Old Ideas World Tour 2012
With a wonderful intro
My songs are kind of bleak. But underlying the whole dismal affair is actually a tiny thread of light.
I studied religious values...past of non-attachment...one of my desires is to have my bounds like a spoon through noodles

---Arlene

First of all, thank you for this video and all the others you generously share with us. But didn't he say in the intro "to the mast of non-attachment?" And what was the verb he used in relation to it? Just curious to get it right, because it is always such a treat when he speaks on stage. In any case, thank you Arlene.
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Re: Concert Report: Seattle, WA - November 9 2012

Postby holydove » Sat Nov 10, 2012 11:18 pm

Inna wrote:Hi Arlene
bridger15 wrote:Ain't No Cure for Love (with intro)
http://youtu.be/b4R2-GlBd-c

Performed for the first time on the Old Ideas World Tour 2012
With a wonderful intro
My songs are kind of bleak. But underlying the whole dismal affair is actually a tiny thread of light.
I studied religious values...past of non-attachment...one of my desires is to have my bounds like a spoon through noodles

---Arlene
First of all, thank you for this video and all the others you generously share with us. But didn't he say in the intro "to the mast of non-attachment?" Just curious to get it right. In any case, thank you Arlene.
Thank you so much for the video, Arlene!!

This is what he said: "My songs are kind of bleak, but underlying the whole dismal affair is actually a tiny thread of light. I studied the religious values. I actually bound myself to the mast of non-attachment, but the storms of desire snapped my bounds like a spoon through noodles."

Brilliant. Beautiful. Delicious. As always.
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Re: Concert Report: Seattle, WA - November 9 2012

Postby revengeofthepencil » Sun Nov 11, 2012 12:13 am

A great show, although not without its low points. I know it's probably heresy to offer any sort of criticism on this board, but I think a lot of people would agree that some of the music behind Leonard's songs has taken on a certain "soft rock" feel that does not always serve them well. There was a stretch near the middle of the concert (starting around "Democracy") where I felt like things got really bogged down. But then that last hour - "Hallelujah," "So Long Marianne," "Take This Waltz," "Famous Blue Raincoat," and on and on just knocked me out. I left with a huge smile on my face and a feeling that I really had heard one of the great voices in modern music give a performance worthy of his own genius. This was my first time seeing him play, and if it turns out to be the last I can still die happy.
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Re: Concert Report: Seattle, WA - November 9 2012

Postby bridger15 » Sun Nov 11, 2012 9:43 am

Inna and Rachel:
Thank you for your keen hearing and clarifying LC's wonderful intro to Ain't No Cure For Love. I couldn't make out everything he said and was hoping somebody else could. I will edit the YouTube description to reflect this.
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Re: Concert Report: Seattle, WA - November 9 2012

Postby mutti » Sun Nov 11, 2012 10:22 am

More from Notes from the Road
http://leonardcohen.tumblr.com/post/353 ... big-thanks

Big Unified Hugs To
Arlene Dick & Bonnie Jacobsen for the flowers and to Leslie Wener for the candy.
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Re: Concert Report: Seattle, WA - November 9 2012

Postby bridger15 » Sun Nov 11, 2012 11:31 am

Another of my videos from the wonderful Seattle concert

BIRD ON THE WIRE
http://youtu.be/ccPncsNpbbs

---Arlene

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