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Anyone going to see Leonard Cohen - you're in for such a treat

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Tinker · 21/06/2008 01:09

He was fantastic tonight. Warm, modest, charming; got a standing ovation just for walking on stage. 4 encores. Oh, he's wonderful.

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pinkspottywellies · 21/06/2008 18:08

My mum went and thought he was absolutely amazing!

hermykne · 21/06/2008 18:10

friends have been and one was near tears! loved it/him

Paddlechick666 · 21/06/2008 18:11

kewl! we're off on a road trip culminating in Glastonbury this week.

can't wait. Leonard Cohen and Neil Diamond are the two main reasons I am going.

Where did you see him? Doubt it will be quite such a great experience for me as it'll be a festival and I will have dd (2.5) with me!

sfxmum · 21/06/2008 18:14

sfx goes away to weep a bit more

Paddlechick666 · 21/06/2008 18:19

sfx, I promise I'll tell you all about it!

sfxmum · 21/06/2008 18:26

continues weeping bitter tears while telling niece and nephew why they must not miss out on seeing him

Tinker · 21/06/2008 21:13

Saw Him at the Opera House in Manchester. Am suffering withdrawal symptoms today and feel a little melancholic (what else?) that I may never get to seem him live again.

I'm not surprised the show is 3 hours long; most of it is applause.

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Prufrock · 21/06/2008 21:16

I'm going - can't wait. Dh had arranged his leaving drinks on same day, even though Prufrock going to see Lenny was in the diary for ages. To give him credit, once he realised the clash he didn't even think of asking me not to go - even though it means dis-inviting over 100 people!

OrmIrian · 21/06/2008 21:18

I'd love to go. I 'discovered' LC when I was about 17 and thought I was so deep and intellectual I even practised saying 'Ohhhrrrnges' like he does in Susanna.

Tinker · 21/06/2008 21:23

I think I was about 18 when got into him. I remember the blurb on the Greatest Hits is great. eg re 'Sisters of Mercy' - "the moon was reflecting off the ice of the Saskatchewan River"

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Tinker · 23/06/2008 23:20 The beauty of YouTube. Want to go again now...

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KerryMum · 23/06/2008 23:21

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NormaStanleyFletcher · 23/06/2008 23:24

oh feck - I have missed his one appearance in the northwest

I was brought up on LC, and loved him from 16ish

Tinker · 23/06/2008 23:28

He did 4 nights at Manchester...

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elkiedee · 23/06/2008 23:31

Now that's hardly going to make NSF feel better, is it?

NormaStanleyFletcher · 23/06/2008 23:31


NormaStanleyFletcher · 23/06/2008 23:32

did he do suzanne?

Tinker · 23/06/2008 23:36

Oh, I'm sorry Norma. I realised that as soon as I posted. I did hear though that he'd added more dates but haven't seen anything. Yes, he did Suzanne. The whole thing was wodnerful, really quite emotional, have been thinking about it a lot, probably because he is now the same age as my mum when she died so I worry about him.

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NormaStanleyFletcher · 23/06/2008 23:38

I must dig out LC music - haven't listened much in the last few years much

Oh what is that other song that comes into my mind

"that's no way to say goodbye"

did he do that one?


Tinker · 23/06/2008 23:42

Yes, he did and with a slightly different arrangement.

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Tinker · 23/06/2008 23:48

This one's a really cheesy film to go with Hallelujah God, he was handsome though..

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suedonim · 23/06/2008 23:54

Envy Envy

elkiedee · 23/06/2008 23:55

Not according to the woman in Chelsea Hotel (rumoured to have been Janis Joplin)

elkiedee · 23/06/2008 23:56

But I'm glad to know I'm not the only person on here drawn to much older musicians with looks that aren't always seen as conventionally good.

Tinker · 23/06/2008 23:59

I don't think there's any question it was Janis Joplin, he's named her I think.

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