LEONARD IS FEELING FINE

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Re: LEONARD IS FEELING FINE

Postby howthelightgetsin » Sun Sep 20, 2009 2:23 pm

Thats the spirit Simon! :) Have a great time at the concert :)
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Re: LEONARD IS FEELING FINE

Postby ladydi » Sun Sep 20, 2009 2:30 pm

howthelightgetsin,

ABSOLUTELY, I agree! I think at one time or another probably all of us have experienced the joy of food poisoning and/or intestinal flu. You feel like sh-t and your body feels like it's no longer yours. But, let's lighten up here. :roll: Yes, Leonard gave us (and the band, and the fans in Valencia) a scare but he is recovering! He's not about to "buy the farm". I'm sure he will still feel a little weak but he will be on stage tomorrow in Barcelona and everyone will give him a huge Happy Birthday welcome! :D Then, once his 3 week break comes he can realx, kick back, and eat tons of healthy stuff to maybe put on a few pounds of what he has probably lost! Would be interesting to know what food they think caused this....

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Re: LEONARD IS FEELING FINE

Postby slapperoonie » Sun Sep 20, 2009 2:32 pm

Hope Leonard is feeling much better now - gave me a bit of a fright at work when I heard on the radio! I must say when I saw him in Liverpool I thought he was incredibly fit and agile for a 74 yr old... I'm less than half his age and in pretty good shape, but even I would go dizzy from all that kneeling down and getting up again, so I can imagine how food poisoning would have such an effect. Just hope he's been taking it easy for a couple of days and drinking plenty of water. (We all know how he feels - I had some dodgy tapas in Barcelona a couple of years back and I felt like poo for a day or so!) He's one of life's very special people and I'm sure he has lots of lovely people looking out for him!
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Postby jenrbr » Sun Sep 20, 2009 2:40 pm

valerio -
boker tov v chag sameach - as i write this I am raising my espresso cup in salute to a fellow coffee - Cohen addict.
Read that an extra 1000 tickets were issued for the Ramat Gan concert.
Friends of mine who live a few kilometers south of Beersheba tell me they will be heading up north by the busloads... caravans of Cohen fans transversing the Arava to hear his majestic voice!
Gives me goose bumps just thinking about it.
Hope you're able to be amongst them.

plotino,
Thank god Leonard Cohen is surrounded by loving, dedicated famliy and colleagues. I have absolutely no doubt he will be looked after.

thatshowthelightgetsin -
It's the Jewish mother in me.... :)
Can't help it...
By the way, love your name.

I am off to shul and will make a meshabe'rach for Leonard.
For such a blessing, I will have to dig up Leonard Cohen's mother's first name.
Does anybody know off hand?

stay well
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Re: LEONARD IS FEELING FINE

Postby Kleinito » Sun Sep 20, 2009 2:41 pm

I was at the concert and it was indeed a scary moment. When Javier Mas explained what happened I did catch my breath again! Very very glad to know he's ok, though i missed my opportunity to see him live. It was brave of him to go onstage even in his state... Get well Leonard!

PD: I wonder what the hell did you eat! :)
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Postby jenrbr » Sun Sep 20, 2009 3:11 pm

Just answered my query ... and found the name of his mother, it's Masha.

On this second day of Rosh Hashana - will make a meshaberach for a refuah shlayma for Leonard ben Masha.

May he enjoy a long and healthy life.

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Postby Roy » Sun Sep 20, 2009 3:22 pm

How many minutes or hours into the concert was it when Leonard Cohen collapsed? How many songs had he performed already? What kind of food was he eating on the tour?
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Re: LEONARD IS FEELING FINE

Postby RoyJerusalem » Sun Sep 20, 2009 3:24 pm

valerio fiandra wrote:
toda', Jenny ! I will have it, you know : as an italian, comin from Trieste ( home of Illy, The best espresso in The Planet ... ) I'm a coffe addict and lover.

Actually, I'm hangin on a miracle, for I do not have a ticket for The Concert so far. But I'm not "waiting", I'm doing almost anything to Be there .

Thanx for your wishes, take care !
Yo Valerio, they just published an extra 1000 tickets (1200 Shekels)

http://www.leaan.co.il/venue_areas.asp

Let me know if you have a beer or something before the concert 8)
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Re: LEONARD IS FEELING FINE

Postby ladydi » Sun Sep 20, 2009 3:32 pm

Roy wrote:How many minutes or hours into the concert was it when Leonard Cohen collapsed? How many songs had he performed already? What kind of food was he eating on the tour?
Hi Roy,

Leonard was just starting "Bird on the Wire" which is the 4th song, so he was not too far into the concert. Obviously he must have been feeling pretty rocky during the first few songs as Mabeanie (on another thread) mentioned that he was missing a few words and seemed to be "out of sorts".

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ps..I "think" Leonard is basically a vegetarian but does include fish in his diet. If I'm wrong, anyone is free to correct me :)
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Postby Purple Princess » Sun Sep 20, 2009 3:39 pm

I do hope Leonard is feeling a lot better today and ready for Barcelona and ofcourse Ramat Gan! I am ready for Israel - just finished packing my suitcase and fly there Tuesday!
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Re: LEONARD IS FEELING FINE

Postby Roy » Sun Sep 20, 2009 3:52 pm

From CBC

http://www.cbc.ca/arts/music/story/2009 ... lapse.html

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Leonard Cohen OK after fainting on stage
Last Updated: Saturday, September 19, 2009 | 3:27 PM ET Comments66Recommend64
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Leonard Cohen, right, seen performing in April at a music festival in Indio, Calif., collapsed on stage while performing in Valencia, Spain, on Friday. (Chris Pizzello/Associated Press)
Canadian poet-singer Leonard Cohen is recovering after collapsing on stage while on a music tour in Spain.

Doctor Music Concerts released a statement early Saturday saying Cohen has been released from hospital after suffering stomach problems.

The singer — who turns 75 on Monday — fainted halfway through Bird on the Wire while performing in Valencia on Friday.

Video placed on YouTube by a concertgoer shows Cohen kneeling several times as he sings and then keeling sideways.

Band members rushed to his aid. He was treated on site at first and then sent to hospital, his record company said.

A band member told fans the performer had suffered stomach cramps and vomiting.

Cohen is due to perform Monday in Barcelona to wrap up his Spanish tour.

A spokesman for the Palau Sant Jordi concert hall in Barcelona said trucks bearing Cohen's stage set arrived on Saturday and will be set up.

According to the poet's website, after Spain, he isn't due to perform until Oct. 17 in Sunrise, Fla.

With files from The Associated Press

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Re: LEONARD IS FEELING FINE

Postby ladydi » Sun Sep 20, 2009 4:04 pm

Well, once AGAIN, whoever wrote this dispatch did not get all their facts straight. Barcelona does indeed wrap up the tour of Spain; however, as it was added later on in the tour, they have neglected to mention the concert at Ramat Gan in Israel on the 24th! These writers who keep missing this should be consulting the leonardcohenfiles to get their information correct! :roll:

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Re: LEONARD IS FEELING FINE

Postby scorp » Sun Sep 20, 2009 4:55 pm

howthelightgetsin wrote:Thats the spirit Simon! :) Have a great time at the concert :)

leonard at the big chill in 08:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XX5Tpv9P9s

there's more, of course :-)
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Re: LEONARD IS FEELING FINE

Postby Purple Princess » Sun Sep 20, 2009 5:00 pm

Well, once AGAIN, whoever wrote this dispatch did not get all their facts straight. Barcelona does indeed wrap up the tour of Spain; however, as it was added later on in the tour, they have neglected to mention the concert at Ramat Gan in Israel on the 24th! These writers who keep missing this should be consulting the leonardcohenfiles to get their information correct!

Diana

Diana - couldnt agree more with you!!! I keep panicking every time I read one of these reports about Barcelona wrapping up his tour!!

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Re: LEONARD IS FEELING FINE

Postby Carmen » Sun Sep 20, 2009 5:15 pm

Actually, I think I read somewhere that there will be TWO concerts in Israel, one in the Palestinian area, (possibly Bethlehem but I am not sure now, correct me if I am wrong). The 47,000 tickets for the first of these two concerts were sold in a matter of days.
May he be healthy and fit for this challenge! God bless his soul!

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