Friday, April 3, 2009

Cohen

Lat night I had the privilege of seeing Leonard Cohen in concert. I was one of the most special and sincere shows I have ever experienced. Backed by an incredibly talented band Cohen, 74, crooned through some of his biggest hits and some of my favorites: Take this Waltz, Tower of Song, I'm Your Man, So Long Marianne, First We Take Manhattan, Everybody Knows, In My Secret Life, Hallelujah and a chilling spoken word rendition of A Thousand Kisses Deep. Despite his age, Cohen was very spiritedly jogging and skipping on and off stage during five encore performances. He also joked with the crowd discussing how it was the first time he had been on stage in 14 or 15 years "...I was 60. Just a young boy filled with dreams." He performed close to three hours and was at the top of his game at all times. It was such a beautiful night and I consider myself very lucky to be able to see him on what has to be his last tour.

I consider myself very blessed to have seen these to incredible song writers in the last year





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  2. sad cat's review:

    I didn't get to see nutin'. I stared at a sincere empty stage while no one sang out in silence, songs i didn't remember from a time that never was. It was less than incredible.

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