LEONARD RESCHEDULES EUROPEAN PERFORMANCES DUE TO INJURY

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Post by Judith511 » Thu Feb 11, 2010 9:44 am

Leonard I am glad you are looking after yourself. Get well soon and yes re some previous posts you are still sexy. :)
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Post by sallyp » Sat Feb 13, 2010 12:09 pm

Mabeanie1 wrote:Diana - thank you for your post. I hadn't looked at this thread for a day or so and I cannot believe it's twisted around to "Leonard's hurt himself and it's our fault for expecting too much of him"! I have absolutely no doubt that, if Leonard had had enough of touring, he would have ended it at the end of that particular phase of the tour. Remember he has "history" - he jacked in the 1993-4 tour because he'd had enough. I feel sure he would do the same now if he wanted to, the only difference these days being that he would, I'm certain, honour any commitments he'd already given. Your response is spot on: he's touring now because he is REALLY enjoying it.

As for "He is still a vibrant, alive, somewhat sexy, older man ..." - it was about 5 years ago now that I told a work colleague about half my age that Leonard Cohen was the one older man I would go for. Nothing's changed on that score!

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Yes, I have had similiar conversations at work with the young people who just don't get it! Perhaps they should read some of his lyrics - anyone who can write like that is definitely extremely sexy!!
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Post by Gregor » Sat Feb 13, 2010 2:47 pm

His teacher was able to dink a glass and still go beyond the 100 mark long live Leonard this is only a small set back. leonard take care
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Post by jdhayes » Sat Feb 13, 2010 11:21 pm

Leonard is only aching in the places where he used to play.
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Post by TipperaryAnn » Tue Mar 02, 2010 1:40 pm

Does anyone know when exactly Leonard sustained the injury ? Was it before or after the Grammy Awards ? If before, he was very stoic in his attendance there, although he did make a very brief appearance. I'm wondering when to date the recuperation period from; I see Sharon Robinson quoted as saying she will be on tour with Leonard again in June ! :?:
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Post by Mabeanie1 » Tue Mar 02, 2010 2:01 pm

TipperaryAnn wrote:Does anyone know when exactly Leonard sustained the injury ? Was it before or after the Grammy Awards ? If before, he was very stoic in his attendance there, although he did make a very brief appearance. I'm wondering when to date the recuperation period from; I see Sharon Robinson quoted as saying she will be on tour with Leonard again in June ! :?:
I don't suppose the people who know the exact date are going to tell us but my best guess is that it was some time in the latter part of January. Jarkko took the ticket links and then the dates down from the forum and files on Saturday 30 January (the day Leonard received his Grammy) so it was clear by then the injury was bad enough to mean that the tour could or should not go on. No doubt there would have been plenty of doctors' visits and discussions before the decision was made - Leonard probably thought he could carry on, as he did in Valencia! I think "stoic" is a very good description of his appearance at the Grammys. What struck me most from the video footage was the absence of his beautiful broad grin when he took his hat off and bowed his head at the end of his speech so I concluded he must have been in some pain then.

I will be surprised if there are any tour dates in June. No doubt they will allow 2 or 3 weeks rehearsal time before the first show so maybe they are getting together in late June ready to resume the tour in the second half of July - we already know there is a show planned for Zagreb on July 25.

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Post by B4real » Tue Mar 02, 2010 3:44 pm

Macbeanie1,

I was just thinking about the timing of Leonard's return today - what you are saying could be correct.

TipperaryAnn wrote:
Mabeanie1 wrote: I see Sharon Robinson quoted as saying she will be on tour with Leonard again in June !:
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Post by mydoglorca » Tue Mar 02, 2010 4:18 pm

Mabeanie 1 wrote:
What struck me most from the video footage was the absence of his beautiful broad grin when he took his hat off and bowed his head at the end of his speech so I concluded he must have been in some pain then.
Yes I noticed this too, so I assumed the injury was sustained prior to this.
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Post by TipperaryAnn » Wed Mar 03, 2010 12:03 am

Macbeanie1 ,
Thanks for your interesting reply. You are probably right about June being rehearsal time for July. What happens between late July and September will keep us all guessing ! And yes, looking now at the videos of the Grammy Awards Leonard does not look "himself" as we say in Ireland.
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Post by Mabeanie1 » Wed Mar 03, 2010 1:38 am

TipperaryAnn wrote:Macbeanie1
I hate to be pedantic B4real and TipperaryAnn but I just want to point out that - whilst I do have very strong Irish roots on my father's side, and from Co Tipperary too - there is not a drop of Scottish blood in me so I have no claim to the name "Macbeanie1". My name is plain ol' Mabeanie1.

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Post by B4real » Wed Mar 03, 2010 2:49 am

:oops:
Mabeanie1 wrote:I hate to be pedantic B4real and TipperaryAnn but I just want to point out that - whilst I do have very strong Irish roots on my father's side, and from Co Tipperary too - there is not a drop of Scottish blood in me so I have no claim to the name "Macbeanie1". My name is plain ol' Mabeanie1.
Are you sure? Interesting that we both did the same thing ;-) :lol:
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Post by TipperaryAnn » Wed Mar 03, 2010 10:56 pm

Apologies Mabeanie1, now that I look at it again there is definitely no c in there ! We have lots of Mac s in Ireland too of course, mac being the Irish for son, so in some magical, mystical way maybe we were just subconsciously aware of your Irish heritage ? ;-)
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Post by catdiego » Wed Mar 31, 2010 3:30 am

Best wishes for his speedy and full recovery!!

I would have thought that Le Dome would have notified us that the concert was re-scheduled before we flew from Southern California to France to see him on March 7 in Marseille (which fell on my husband's b-day.) We were heartbroken, we've never seen him live and it seemed like the chance of a lifetime. Airfare being what it is, it's doubtful we can return in Sept.
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