CONCERT REPORTS: Dublin, July 19, 20, 22, 23

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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Dublin, July 19, 20, 22, 23

Postby tinderella » Wed Jul 29, 2009 8:11 pm

A couple more
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Dublin, July 19, 20, 22, 23

Postby sturgess66 » Wed Jul 29, 2009 11:18 pm

"albertnoonan" has uploaded "Who By Fire" on YouTube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eX_rw3ugfaA
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Dublin, July 19, 20, 22, 23

Postby Red Poppy » Thu Jul 30, 2009 1:31 am

[quote="musicmania"]They are brilliant photos!! I was wondering what the view from the flat seating would be like! I'm in row E for the Michael Jackson tribute Thriller live! Seeing your pics I can't wait now![/quote]

Phew!
I thought he was dead.
Oh the relief.
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Dublin, July 19, 20, 22, 23

Postby Joe Way » Thu Jul 30, 2009 5:25 am

I've finally taken the time to read through this thread and watch some of the videos. All I have to say is that Leonard really loves Ireland! And I suspect the rest of his Unified Heart Touring Company does as well. I really wish that I had been able to join you for these mutual admiration society events. IrishMar & IrishAl-you've done a magnificent job with your videos! I absolutely love Leonard's new verse to "A Thousand Kisses Deep" and the performance of "Lullabye." When we saw him over a year ago in Hamilton, Ontario, he recited my favorite version of one of the verses:
"Was looking at a crucifix
Some light got in my eye,
A light that didn't need to live
And didn't need to die.
A riddle in the book of love,
Obscure & Obsolete,
"til written here in time and blood,
A Thousand Kisses Deep."

I still think it is the only time he has used this and I would like to think he did it for me.

I just love how he keeps this poem alive by his constant tinkering.

When Anne & I were on the train home from Chicago after his concert there last May, I was trying to cheer myself up after accepting that this was probably the last concert that we would see him. Now suddenly, we are looking forward to Barcelona and probably Nashville here this fall. I keep thinking of Keats' poem, "To Autumn" and these lines:

...to set budding more,
And still more, later flowers for the bees,
Until they think warm days will never cease,

Red Poppy, I hope we have the chance to meet someday! I promise to sing only Joe Dolan songs.

Tinderella, looking forward to meeting you in Wales!

All the best,

Joe
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Dublin, July 19, 20, 22, 23

Postby jdhayes » Thu Jul 30, 2009 2:09 pm

Many thanks to Al et. al. (sorry for the poor pun) for the videos and the photographs. All Cohenites are indebted to you and your generosity. Leonard himself would be grateful if he had the time to browse through them. Should we petition a return tour next year (Shorter, less demanding) or is that asking for too much? If the group breaks up they might never come back together again. We live in hope.
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Dublin, July 19, 20, 22, 23

Postby tinderella » Fri Jul 31, 2009 12:06 am

Jd, don't you think Leonard has gone way above and beyond the call of duty?

He is almost 75 and deserves the rest of his life in comfort and happiness.
He has given more than I or most have ever expected. Over a year ago... i was on tenderhooks wondering if I would get a ticket to just see him once in my lifetime, and lo and behold, I saw him 6 times and will do so again in Barcelona.
I consider myself to be EXTREMELY lucky.

We will always have the memories and with the technological age we live in, we are blessed that at the touch of a button, Leonard can be in our living room again if we so wish.

He deserves some Leonard time now.
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Dublin, July 19, 20, 22, 23

Postby Womanfromaroom » Fri Jul 31, 2009 12:21 am

Tinderella,

agreed - but I still think he is actually having a great Leonard time right now! I have got the impression that in Cologne, for example, he delivered the line "I used to live alone before I knew you" with remarkable sentiment - so it might just have been a way, too, of acknowledging and addressing the audience there...
"You thought that it could never happen / to all the people that you became"...
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Dublin, July 19, 20, 22, 23

Postby musicmania » Fri Jul 31, 2009 12:26 am

tinderella wrote:Jd, don't you think Leonard has gone way above and beyond the call of duty?

He is almost 75 and deserves the rest of his life in comfort and happiness.
He has given more than I or most have ever expected. Over a year ago... i was on tenderhooks wondering if I would get a ticket to just see him once in my lifetime, and lo and behold, I saw him 6 times and will do so again in Barcelona.
I consider myself to be EXTREMELY lucky.

We will always have the memories and with the technological age we live in, we are blessed that at the touch of a button, Leonard can be in our living room again if we so wish.

He deserves some Leonard time now.
You are EXTREMELY lucky! But I agree Leonard deserves some of his own time now but then again he seems to really enjoy performing so we never know....
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Dublin, July 19, 20, 22, 23

Postby jdhayes » Fri Jul 31, 2009 12:28 am

I heard him in an interview once saying that he'd like to hear himself singing when he is in his eighties. But of course you are right. He deserves a rest. However, if he does come back to these shores with a new CD to promote, I know one person who will be trying to get tickets.
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Dublin, July 19, 20, 22, 23

Postby tinderella » Fri Jul 31, 2009 12:36 am

...............and of course I will be right behind you.

I just wish him well.
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Dublin, July 19, 20, 22, 23

Postby clionamhic » Sat Aug 01, 2009 1:36 am

Albert and IrishMar thank you so much for the really wonderful videos. Superb!

Don't know if anyone else heard the lovely story on RTE radio 1 today about 12:15. A young couple staying in the Gresham Hotel (Dublin) got in the hotel lift and found they were sharing the lift with Leonard. They told him that they were fans and that they were going to his concert that night. They also told him that they were to be married shortly and that they had chosen 'Dance me to the end of love' for their first dance. They went off to the concert and had a great time and when they arrived back to the lobby of the hotel there was a man waiting for them who said ' could you follow me please'. They were then brought to Leonard's after concert drinks party, at Leonard's request. I believe the happy, lucky couple married today. Isn't that just soooo nice??

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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Dublin, July 19, 20, 22, 23

Postby Joan » Wed Aug 05, 2009 4:39 pm

Sorry I've taken so long to upload this.
It's my video of 'So Long Marianne' - recorded in Dublin on Wed July 22nd.
It shows the wonderful interaction, admiration, love and respect between Leonard and the audience.
A truly memorable night and I'm so glad I'll always have this to treasure.
Kind Regards, Joan.

http://s60.photobucket.com/albums/h6/cu ... nneDub.flv
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Dublin, July 19, 20, 22, 23

Postby tinderella » Wed Aug 05, 2009 6:04 pm

Your video really cheered me up Joan... He really looks happy! Thanks a million for sharing it
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Dublin, July 19, 20, 22, 23

Postby LisaLCFan » Wed Aug 05, 2009 7:21 pm

Thanks so much, Joan, for sharing this wonderful treasure of yours! Watching it makes my heart burst with happiness!
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Dublin, July 19, 20, 22, 23

Postby MaryB » Thu Aug 06, 2009 6:34 am

He is so totally enjoying the audience participation!!!!! All those smiles in just one song! - Fantastic!! Thanks Joan!
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