Leonard Cohen lands in Israel

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Re: Norman? :-)

Postby seadove » Thu Sep 24, 2009 8:13 am

Just a few pieces of news from the local media, as of this morning:

1. It does not seem that Lennie ever left the premises of his room at all. Can't understand this bit.....

2. But it was indicated. this time, that he ordered to his room a plate of Shnetzel and chips. Lol. ;-)

3. At about 7 in the evening he and his crew spent about one hour trying out the sound. Mr Cohen played on his organ and was caught on camera leaning on his right knee, probably singing out Hallelujah. I know that for a fact that he was there, being that I live not far away from the stadium and there was a lot of police activity ushering the drivers to keep on moving. I was amongst the drivers.

4. In contradiction to what was written earlier on, Mr Cohen is staying on in Israel till Saturday evening, and only then will he go back to the States.

That's all I got to say.
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Re: Norman? :-)

Postby tomsakic » Thu Sep 24, 2009 11:23 am

Local media is really giving him a rough time, isn't it?
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Re: Leonard Cohen lands in Israel

Postby tomsakic » Thu Sep 24, 2009 11:26 am

Knowing Leonard's style of living, the fact that he was forced to accept the apartment instead of a simple room was probably a bad surprise.
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Re: Leonard Cohen lands in Israel

Postby seadove » Thu Sep 24, 2009 11:35 am

Tom Sakic wrote:Knowing Leonard's style of living, the fact that he was forced to accept the apartment instead of a simple room was probably a bad surprise.
It's a security thingee. It seems that the suite in question is a better place to protect our man.
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Re: Norman? :-)

Postby Purple Princess » Thu Sep 24, 2009 11:38 am

I wonder what time he is going to shower!! lol
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Re: Norman? :-)

Postby seadove » Thu Sep 24, 2009 11:43 am

Tom Sakic wrote:Local media is really giving him a rough time, isn't it?
Local media and seadove. :cry:
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Re: Leonard Cohen lands in Israel

Postby mbgg » Thu Sep 24, 2009 12:19 pm

I sure wish they would have been discreet [actually close-mouthed is what I mean by that] with the personal details, considering Leonard's preference for privacy,
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Re: Norman? :-)

Postby Paula » Thu Sep 24, 2009 12:28 pm

Seadove - Your enthusiasm is palpable. I am torn between leave the poor man alone and let him have some space and laughing at your obvious happiness that he is in the country and you are going to see him. :lol:
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Re: Norman? :-)

Postby seadove » Thu Sep 24, 2009 12:32 pm

Paula wrote:Seadove - Your enthusiasm is palpable. I am torn between leave the poor man alone and let him have some space and laughing at your obvious happiness that he is in the country and you are going to see him. :lol:
Thanks Paula. I am really excited about the whole thing. Even much more excited since Roger Waters visited us some 3 years ago. I have to calm down now, haven't slept a wink since one in the morning from all this anticipation. :shock:

Some tell me why I should not prefer to slip in a disk into a player and listen to him? I'm saying that is not the same thing. Like in a football match. You have to go out and capture the atmosphere, don't you think? ;-)
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Re: Norman? :-)

Postby Paula » Thu Sep 24, 2009 12:46 pm

Seadove I have no idea if you have seen him before but you are in for a treat. I agree with you it will be totally different to listening to a CD and you will love it. You have such an obvious joy and enthusiasm for life it is lovely.
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Re: Norman? :-)

Postby seadove » Thu Sep 24, 2009 12:56 pm

Paula wrote:Seadove I have no idea if you have seen him before but you are in for a treat. I agree with you it will be totally different to listening to a CD and you will love it. You have such an obvious joy and enthusiasm for life it is lovely.
I have seen him in 1972 where he came to play at the sports stadium, that's in Tel Aviv. The sound was awful but I enjoyed him and his combination with the female vocalists behind him. Then all of a sudden there was a skirmish midst the crowds and the police was involved and Cohen himself joined in the fight, would you believe that? 45 minutes was wasted only for this.
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Re: Norman? :-)

Postby Evie B » Thu Sep 24, 2009 1:07 pm

I just want to say to all our friends in Israel, have a wonderful, wonderful evening. We who have had more than one chance to see Leonard have been so fortunate, you are in for the best night of your life.

One tip, if you normally wear contact lenses, don't, because you are going to cry, trust me. At least bring some specs so you can resort to them when your contacts float away on your emotion. I am so looking forward to any videos fans are able to record, I just hope Security doesn't stop them. We all get so much from these clips, they are treasures. We get to live a little bit of each concert with them.

Again, have the most magical evening. My thoughts (and envy) will be with you.

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Re: Norman? :-)

Postby Purple Princess » Thu Sep 24, 2009 1:16 pm

Thanks Evie, I have been fortunate to come over from the UK especially to see him and I feel very honoured that I am going to be there this evening - am on countdown now!!
I have been lucky to have seen him several times over the last years but this concert is going to be VERY special.
To everyone who will be there this evening - enjoy and lehit xx :D
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Re: Norman? :-)

Postby RoyJerusalem » Thu Sep 24, 2009 2:00 pm

To all our friends - thank you so much

May it be a night we all remember.
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Re: Norman? :-)

Postby siempie1956 » Thu Sep 24, 2009 2:10 pm

for those interested, i will report live from twitter on tonight's concert
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