CONCERT REPORT: London ON - December 11, 2012

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

Postby musicmania » Thu Dec 13, 2012 4:17 pm

Great report Mary :D
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: London ON - December 11, 2012

Postby Joe Way » Thu Dec 13, 2012 5:38 pm

Thanks, Mary!
Excellent report!

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

Postby friscogrl » Thu Dec 13, 2012 5:48 pm

Yes Mary, great report. I love it when Leonard curses!

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

Postby MaryB » Thu Dec 13, 2012 8:32 pm

Thank you Marie, Gwen, Joe, and Marsha!

I wish I had posted sooner because when I had referred to the notes I had made during the show, all I could see was some scribbling :roll: I wouldn't have scribbled things down unless I found the moment interesting and he was saying soooo much more than I related here.

I have to say, those curse words, when he used them, we're very effective as he almost yelled them at us. They were 'wake up audience and pay attention to what I'm saying' moments.
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: London ON - December 11, 2012

Postby LisaLCFan » Thu Dec 13, 2012 9:03 pm

MaryB wrote:I have to say, those curse words, when he used them, we're very effective as he almost yelled them at us. They were 'wake up audience and pay attention to what I'm saying' moments.
I love it when Leonard does that! :D
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: London ON - December 11, 2012

Postby cohenadmirer » Thu Dec 13, 2012 10:20 pm

Thanks to mary B for the great report and interesting observations
I've heard the ' magnified illuminated mirror story ' a few times - and the age he mentions is definately 15!
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: London ON - December 11, 2012

Postby jeremek » Fri Dec 14, 2012 1:20 am

Funny, good and absorbing story. Thank you, Mary!
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: London ON - December 11, 2012

Postby sturgess66 » Fri Dec 14, 2012 8:44 pm

A bit of video -

Uploaded by John Liddle - Thanks!

So Long Marianne (partial)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LNpxrAmJU0
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: London ON - December 11, 2012

Postby sturgess66 » Mon Dec 17, 2012 8:35 pm

I believe this video is from the London show -

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A Thousand Kisses Deep
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxJOoSGZYb8
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: London ON - December 11, 2012

Postby sturgess66 » Tue Dec 18, 2012 4:31 am

This is a picture blog - from ForestCityFashionista
http://www.forestcityfashionista.com/20 ... onard.html

There are many pictures to go with her text - so best to view at the link above -

Thursday, December 13, 2012

A Visit From St. Leonard

....otherwise known as Leonard Cohen, whose visit I was looking forward to so much more than that of the other guy whose last name begins with the letter "C". Revered Canadian poet and singer Leonard Cohen, who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008, is blessed with a marvelous baritone voice and a large repertoire of rather bleak songs that combine the religious and the sexual. Backed by a stellar group of musicians and backup singers, he entertained his London fans for over three hours with songs from recent albums, and old favourites like "Chelsea Hotel", "Suzanne", "Hallelujah" and "Bird on the Wire" - it was a Leonard lovefest all around.
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: London ON - December 11, 2012

Postby sturgess66 » Thu Jan 03, 2013 3:00 pm

http://www.lfpress.com/2013/01/02/neil- ... rt-of-year
Neil Young, Leonard Cohen Tie For Concert Of Year

By James Reaney, The London Free Press
Wednesday, January 2, 2013 7:41:52 EST PM

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CONCERT OF THE YEAR (Tie)
NEIL YOUNG and CRAZY HORSE, Oct. 6, Budweiser Gardens
LEONARD COHEN, Dec. 11, Budweiser Gardens

The two Canadian stars took different paths to excellence at the downtown arena. Both are repeat winners in the category, having shared top spot in 2009 with Jay-Z.

The hip-hopper wasn’t here in 2012. Cohen and Young were back with concerts to savour.

Cohen united a crowd of 5,500 fans, charmed by his wit and agility and worshipful in their respect for the perfect sound, majestic nine-piece band and all those songs.

Cohen, 78, suggested he might be back when he’s 80. We can hope. All he did this time was provide three-hours-plus of the artist as a poised and poetic older man.

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

Postby sturgess66 » Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:52 pm

Uploaded by 1987chevette - Thanks

And it's only a partial - but includes Leonard taking the stage after intermission and his opening remarks before singing -

Tower of Song
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmjJAnGYCvA

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