mat james wrote:The tyranny of distance !!!
What a buzz, reading all this.
Just think how wonderful it will be once the highly trained team of Video Recordists descend upon the concert halls of Europe to bring near instant feedback to a computer near you. Pushing buttons, swivellin' thingies, uploadin' whatsanames, transmittin' wiffies, and weighed down wiv re-rechargeable batteries, (li-ion) they will still be a force to be reckoned with. Brown paper bags, no name, no pack drill, used notes, dark corners, night-time ladies, hops-honey (for that extra kick) all at your disposal, except those batteries of course. Given enough volunteers and unlimited access to Video Training Camp, we could have most of the halls full of camera swivelling devotees, if not all the halls.
In fact, the tour could be a sell-out, but for all the lc, I.C. oficionados(spl) grabbing all the available seats. I think I may have found a flaw in the scheme.
I wondered if anyone would like to comment on the Simon Moorehead CD, which Simon played several times, during Leonard's visit, and Leonard's walk around the Cohen fans in the Green Note Cafe, where the Cohen fans, had gathered to discuss Leonard, his music, his work, his forthcoming performance, and to meet friends old and new?
I have a copy of the CD, which was sent to me by Henning, (as part of the 'goodie bag' from Berlin) I was unable to get my flight to Berlin, on account of safety concerns at the time. I looked forward to playing the CD. It was part of several musical offerings that accompanied the contents of the 'goodie bag.'
I should imagine that if Leonard had heard Simon's CD in the Green Note Cafe, during Leonard's mingling with you all, it would have been with some degree of interest. Simon has presented Leonard with copies of the CD on occasions in the past.
"Bipolar is a roller-coaster ride without a seat belt. One day you're flying with the fireworks; for the next month you're being scraped off the trolley" I said that.