Angela bought me two tickets to a concert for my birfday, a month ago.
Sunday night we went to see Leonard Cohen in London. ON.
I have attended many concerts in my life, this one knocked the wind
out of me.
Cohen has always been working on something while there were
significant things happening in my life, at the same time.
His playlist was like a set of bookmarks of what I was doing, where
Just a smorgasbord of emotions.
The seats and the sound were first class. Just fantastic.
Why mention that here? because we have many music lovers in this
group, and sometimes music threads can be cathartic.
I'm going to my first concert in ages this September... U2. I'm a bit
worried that I'm old enough to need ear plugs now. :)
Hopefully, the sound level in the stadium will be acceptable and the quality
is excellent (fat chance on both).
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There ya go Robatoy, Gettin' all political and everything.
This is the part where I am suppossed to whine and complain that you posted
off topic in a woodworking forum. But I have too much style and class for
that sort of thing. So I won't.
Carry on. ;-)
Ya kidding me? Cohen without chicks? LOL.
Beside Sharon, his collaborator, he had the Webb sisters.
Hot, hot, hot. Dirty old basterd... (I say this with utmost respect.)
In the beginning of the show, the two Webb sisters took off their
jackets and did a cartwheel. Cohen then said: "Just in case anybody
thought they could just sing."
We paid scalpers prices to see him in Chicago a few weeks ago.
Magnificent. There's a CD of the London concert now available that
mirrors the show we attended. Heading back to Chi for Jersey Boys this
Ever hear of Bob Dylan? Miles Davis? Leonard is "up there" with the
best of 'em.
We saw him in Edmonton (had to drive up from Calgary because he sold out
here in under 12 seconds). Even better than last time, 14 years ago.
A bit of Leonard Cohen trivia, gleaned from a half hour interview
Terry Gross (sp?) did with him on her NPR show Fresh Air. He
was a Zen monk, in a Zen monastary - in Berzerkely - for four or
five years. He left when he realized he was "just too old for the daily
Zen monk routine".
Sometimes, IF we have the chance to get older, we get wiser. Leaonard
Cohen - and James Taylor are good examples of this phenomenon. Ozzy
of course it the exception that proves the rule, as is Keith Richards.
Then there's Ringo, who decided being a kid was a hell of a lot of fun
- and decided to stay a kid.
That's only half of the story. It seems that the Zen monks started
idolizing Leonard because he defines cool and women toss themselves at
him crotch first. There was humming going on during meditation. Hot
chicks started turning up at the monastery, and, well, those robes
don't exactly "house the boys" as Kramer would say on Seinfeld. The
monks started wearing sunglasses at night and were trying to get a
place at the Chelsea in NYC. This could not continue.
The head monk realized that he was no match for Leonard in a Zen-cool
showdown, even with his decades of training, so he couldn't challenge
him. As usual, Leonard was the sharpest tool in the box and gave the
head monk an easy out - "I'll tell them I'm too old to cut it."
Leonard smiled, the head monk was laughing so hard he pissed himself,
and the rest is musical history.
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