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Re: CONCERT REPORT: LONDON, JUNE 21, 02 ARENA

Postby HelenOE » Mon Jun 24, 2013 10:13 pm

There's no doubt about Leonard Cohen's credentials as a poet and man of letters. But anyone who does battle with the recalcitrance of blank pages wants the words that eventually result to reach someone. And think of how many people Leonard's words are reaching on these tours. Admittedly, the serial beer-swillers and the talkers-over-the-performance aren't getting their money's worth... but the words are having a deep impact on more than a few, and the most recent of those words no less than the old favorites. I think he's also reaching people who are not old fans, and that too is a wonderful thing.
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: LONDON, JUNE 21, 02 ARENA

Postby Athnuachan » Mon Jun 24, 2013 10:55 pm

A Concert Report thread is for those who were at that particular concert to report. That is my simple approach.

I would happily read a report thread for any concert from Kurdistan to Katmando but I would not contribute to it unless I had been there. ( There are lots of other threads for the rest of us. )
Simple, isn't it?

(I have only been impelled to contribute to this thread by the intervention of interlopers...)
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: LONDON, JUNE 21, 02 ARENA

Postby Zimmy66 » Mon Jun 24, 2013 11:49 pm

Athnuachan wrote:A Concert Report thread is for those who were at that particular concert to report. That is my simple approach.

I would happily read a report thread for any concert from Kurdistan to Katmando but I would not contribute to it unless I had been there. ( There are lots of other threads for the rest of us. )
Simple, isn't it?

(I have only been impelled to contribute to this thread by the intervention of interlopers...)
Thank you Athnuachan. My sentiments exactly. This is no longer a concert report thread. Started off badly, improved with real reports, but has now descended back into the drivel that many on here seem to thrive on. PS - It was a piece of blue material that was thrown on stage. Not pants/panties/ knickers. Take it from one who was there.(close to the action -ooh vicar!) Like Leonard, I thought nothing of it. Quite why others do, beggars belief.
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: LONDON, JUNE 21, 02 ARENA

Postby cohenadmirer » Tue Jun 25, 2013 12:15 am

Just want to put in a good word for Linda ( Sturgess66) who in my view regularly makes valuable contributions to the concert threads by signposting us to resources I , and I am sure others , use appreciatively.
Keep up the good work !
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: LONDON, JUNE 21, 02 ARENA

Postby Zimmy66 » Tue Jun 25, 2013 12:52 am

quote="cohenadmirer"]Just want to put in a good word for Linda ( Sturgess66) who in my view regularly makes valuable contributions to the concert threads by signposting us to resources I , and I am sure others , use appreciatively.
Keep up the good work ![/quote]

Mmmm.. As I say, lost It's way a bit. Didn't realise support was being canvassed, or sought. Truthfully believed that first hand reports/impressions of a gig was what this thread was all about. Silly me.
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: LONDON, JUNE 21, 02 ARENA

Postby James-on-tour » Tue Jun 25, 2013 1:49 pm

Athnuachan wrote:A Concert Report thread is for those who were at that particular concert to report. That is my simple approach.

I would happily read a report thread for any concert from Kurdistan to Katmando but I would not contribute to it unless I had been there. ( There are lots of other threads for the rest of us. )
Simple, isn't it?

(I have only been impelled to contribute to this thread by the intervention of interlopers...)

Well said. How can anyone write about something that they have not attended or seen ....
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: LONDON, JUNE 21, 02 ARENA

Postby Goldin » Tue Jun 25, 2013 2:31 pm

To do anything is better than to do nothing.
I'd like to ask you, Linda and Helen, please, continue your work if you still enjoy it! I (personally) appreciate it.
I (personally) have a right to post this. As long it is still a forum.

On the other hand, maybe, it's a good idea to ask moderators to separate this thead at last: 1) London report, 2) other stuff (including this post and several others).
Maybe, it's not a good idea. Moderators know their work. I simply DON'T WANT TO TELL OTHER PEOPLE WHAT TO DO, AS LONG AS THEY ACT LEGALLY AND MORALLY.
ah, funny me -
when I teach someone, I need their attention and I tell them how to act in a classroom - but that's the least impressive part of a teacher's work as for me;
also, it doesn't make any sense here, because we don't teach each other (we shouldn't, in my opinion); we contribute to the forum community in order to make it more informative, more entertaining... less friendly (?!)
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: LONDON, JUNE 21, 02 ARENA

Postby anny » Tue Jun 25, 2013 2:53 pm

maybe" COMMENTS AND QUESTIONS REGARDING CONCERTS " ????
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: LONDON, JUNE 21, 02 ARENA

Postby sturgess66 » Tue Jun 25, 2013 3:02 pm

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Re: CONCERT REPORT: LONDON, JUNE 21, 02 ARENA

Postby Goldin » Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:19 pm

http://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/entertainm ... w-o2-arena
Leonard Cohen live in London: our highlights

By Joe Daniels | 25 June 13


A poet, a novelist, a one-time monk, a veteran clothes horse and a multi-platinum selling singer-songwriter, Leonard Cohen certainly plays a bow multi-strung. Naturally, when he announced he'd be playing London's O2 Arena, we made sure to be front and centre for the 78 year old Canadian's quintessential brand of deep-voiced existential balladry. Here's our five standouts from a night with "Laughing Len":

1. A Cohen gig wouldn't be complete without cerain nuggets of wisdom. "When you stay in a hotel, you may find in the bathroom a retractable mirror…" he told us, before cautioning, "If you are over the age of eleven, do not look in that mirror."

2. The similarly loquacious Jarvis Cocker remarked when interviewing Cohen last year that Leonard's voice had become so deep, he thought it might "go all the way." One of the few songs of love from Songs of Love and Hate, on "Famous Blue Raincoat" the young Cohen's erstwhile baritone vocals gave way for the husk of Cohen today. The result: all the longing of the original, with the embittered world-weariness wisdom has brought him.

3. The ubiquitous glut of identikit covers of "Hallelujah" - Jeff Buckley's notwithstanding - have done little to diminish its raw emotive force live. It speaks to the song and performance's strength that the crowd broke its revered silence to sing along.

4. The man's a sage even when introducing his band: from "The timekeeper, the prince of precision, Rafael Bernardo Gayol " on drums, to bassist Roscoe Beck, "a veteran and a victim of these long campaigns." One thing's for sure, if you're good enough to play with Cohen, you've earned just about the most lyrical welcome you're likely to get.

5. "Going Home", the opening track from 2012's Old Ideas, tonight played towards the end of the set, saw Cohen jovially sending up his own myth: "I love to speak with Leonard… He's a lazy bastard living in a suit". Though of course a touch unconvincing coming from a septuagenarian three hours in to a set, tonight's airing was a welcome reminder of the potency of Cohen's newer material, aging with the sort of grace you might struggle to find in a muddy Pilton Farm this weekend…
And, as a bonus, a review in Russian, written by my request by Dmitry Chernikov (a concertgoer, don't worry about that! ;-) ): http://lcohen.ru/london-2013
All credits to respective video and photo owners are listed in the post.
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: LONDON, JUNE 21, 02 ARENA

Postby Wirebird » Tue Jun 25, 2013 10:50 pm

85: Oslo 88: Oslo (2x) 93: Oslo 08: Gothenburg 09: Langesund; Bratislava; Prague 10: Malmø; Oslo; Oakland (2x); Las Vegas (2x)
12: Ghent (2x); Halden; Gothenburg; Helsinki; London; Verona; Paris (2x); Lisboa; Montreal (2x); Quebec; NYC; Brooklyn
13: Memphis, New Orleans, Louisville, London (2x), Antwerp, Mannheim, Brussels, Rome, Pula, Stockholm, Odense, Oslo, Bournemouth, Brighton, Birmingham, Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Wellington (2x), Auckland.
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: LONDON, JUNE 21, 02 ARENA

Postby martali » Tue Jun 25, 2013 11:34 pm

Goldin wrote:
And, as a bonus, a review in Russian, written by my request by Dmitry Chernikov (a concertgoer, don't worry about that! ;-) ): http://lcohen.ru/london-2013
All credits to respective video and photo owners are listed in the post.
Great review Roman, I've read Dmitry's story with the feeling I was there :D
Thank you both soooo much !

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Re: CONCERT REPORT: LONDON, JUNE 21, 02 ARENA

Postby cohenadmirer » Wed Jun 26, 2013 9:21 pm

Zimmy66 wrote:quote="cohenadmirer"]Just want to put in a good word for Linda ( Sturgess66) who in my view regularly makes valuable contributions to the concert threads by signposting us to resources I , and I am sure others , use appreciatively.
Keep up the good work !
Mmmm.. As I say, lost It's way a bit. Didn't realise support was being canvassed, or sought. Truthfully believed that first hand reports/impressions of a gig was what this thread was all about. Silly me.[/quote]




As you will see Zimmy the concert report threads are a bit wider that just 'first hand reports' and all the better for that. I supported linda , who regularly contributes valuably to concert threads ,because i felt that was the right thing for me to do. You are right that support was not ' sought or canvassed ' . There occasionally seem to be inconclusive debates about what should or shouldn't be in the threads .The answer seems to be ' whatever members feel like posting'. Fortunately this includes a lot of first hand accounts -many beautifully written .
i think only offensive, severely off topic or contributions that break the basic forum rules seem to get ' moderated'
Leonard's work resonates
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: LONDON, JUNE 21, 02 ARENA

Postby somewhat_nifty » Thu Jun 27, 2013 1:50 pm

Just got an email from AEG: 'Five Stars for Leonard Cohen!
Leonard Cohen's performance at The O2 London last Friday was an unforgettably magical evening that proved once again Leonard's status as a musical legend. With a career spanning six decades and sell out shows around the world, the writer, poet, troubadour and hugely influential artist continues to prove that the hunger to see him is undiminished.

Check out the 5 star reviews from The Daily Telegraph and The Guardian below:

- The Guardian
"Every song – all the hits, plus a handful from last year's Old Ideas – beams out pure"

- The Daily Telegraph
"Moving and majestic…the 'Sistine Chapel of live performance'."

Make sure you don't miss the chance to witness Leonard's incredible performance by getting your tickets for the August / September tour now:

AUGUST
26 - BOURNEMOUTH BIC
28 - BRIGHTON CENTRE
31 - MANCHESTER ARENA

SEPTEMBER
3 - CARDIFF MOTORPOINT ARENA
5 - LEEDS FIRST DIRECT ARENA
8 - BIRMINGHAM LG ARENA
14 - LONDON THE O2
They're really giving him a push!
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: LONDON, JUNE 21, 02 ARENA

Postby da2008 » Thu Jun 27, 2013 3:12 pm

as long as they give me "the second show"

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