CONCERT REPORT: Nashville, November 5

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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Nashville, November 5

Postby CinCin » Mon Nov 09, 2009 9:04 pm

Ending to Famous Blue Raincoat.
In Nashville, Leonard changed the end of this, one of his most popular and mysterious songs, from "Sincerely, L. Cohen," to "Sincerely, a friend." I think this did at least two things: one, it is Leonard's way of giving the song away, of giving it life for other singers with his blessing. Second, it perhaps resolves some of the turmoil that gave birth to the song. He is no longer either lover or killer, but a friend.
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Nashville, November 5

Postby brightnow » Mon Nov 09, 2009 10:12 pm

CinCin wrote:Ending to Famous Blue Raincoat.
In Nashville, Leonard changed the end of this, one of his most popular and mysterious songs, from "Sincerely, L. Cohen," to "Sincerely, a friend." I think this did at least two things: one, it is Leonard's way of giving the song away, of giving it life for other singers with his blessing. Second, it perhaps resolves some of the turmoil that gave birth to the song. He is no longer either lover or killer, but a friend.
Interesting interpretation, thanks for sharing.
Personally, I liked hearing "Sincerely, L. Cohen" in the earlier concerts and was a tad disappointed to hear "a friend" in Durham.
(Needless to say these are Leonard's words and he can do as he pleases with them. Also, this ending is not new; Leonard has used it in the adaptation that he created for Jennifer Warnes more than twenty years ago)
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Nashville, November 5

Postby MaryB » Mon Nov 09, 2009 10:47 pm

Arlene,

Yesterday I tried the link to your photos and it did not work. Fortunately I tried again today and I am so happy I did! I was blown away. This is absolutely amazing. This reminds me of the photostreams of DrHGuy and Willy & Wijbe.

The song is one of my favorites (who says DOALM doesn't have gems?) and so apropos for the Nashville photos. I particularly liked the juxtaposition of the lyrics and photo at 2:00. And you seem 'tickled pink' in your photo with Roscoe. Again, connecting names to faces is such a treat.

To tell the truth, I watched it three times, I was so enamored. I know I will go back to it from time to time because of the pure enjoyment factor it gave me. Thank you so very much for this high caliber video! And you did this while on your road tour - amazing!

Everyone needs to check it out. Here is the link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tf9_sRIYrGk

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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Nashville, November 5

Postby bridger15 » Mon Nov 09, 2009 11:30 pm

MaryB wrote:Arlene,

Yesterday I tried the link to your photos and it did not work. Fortunately I tried again today and I am so happy I did! I was blown away. This is absolutely amazing. This reminds me of the photostreams of DrHGuy and Willy & Wijbe.
Ah, you've uncovered my deep dark secret. A while ago, I emailed the wonderful, generous technowizard of bloggers, Dr Heck (Dr Allan Showalter) for help to follow the Ramat Gan Israel concert in real time. Everyone on the forum must know by now how psyched I was that LC was performing again in Israel. Dr Heck taught me how to search and follow and post the live tweets, which I did for the first time on this Forum in the Ramat Gan thread.

Then he sent me some tips and suggestions to improve my stuff. He sure writes a heck of a lot better instructions than those flimsy things called manuals.

I am actually glad you spotted his tutelage. He is sure one heck of a nice guy.

Thanks for your kind comments.
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Cohen in Nashville last week.

Postby scorp » Tue Nov 10, 2009 3:02 am

Just to say there are some excellent clips from that on youtube, with crisp, clear sound. And 'Darkness', among others.
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Nashville, November 5

Postby astranger » Tue Nov 10, 2009 3:39 am

has a recording of this show surfaced?
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Nashville, November 5

Postby jeremek » Tue Nov 10, 2009 6:16 am

Bridger 15

I thank for the link to Darkness.
I thank too slideshow and...I thank you for everyone too excellent video !

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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Nashville TPAC, Nov 5

Postby trish » Thu Nov 12, 2009 2:40 am

:D
bridger15 wrote:More of my videos

.....
I Tried to Leave You
At 5.20, Raphael starts his solo and fails to catch one of his sticks. Roscoe Beck presents him with my long stem rose that LC had placed on the drum riser earlier.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fF-47VA_Bzo
Ha ha, brilliant Roscoe! I love it! What great footage.. I really enjoyed, thanks :)
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Nashville, November 5

Postby MusicCityGypsy » Thu Nov 12, 2009 2:43 am

Thought you all might like to see this...via TPAC's facebook they posted this along with other people who have played there and "signed their guest book" neat.
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Nashville, November 5

Postby bridger15 » Thu Nov 12, 2009 2:56 am

MusicCityGypsy wrote:Thought you all might like to see this...via TPAC's facebook they posted this along with other people who have played there and "signed their guest book" neat.
FABULOUS! It's so nice to see the Canadian spelling of honour with a "u". Ken(adian) chastised me at the Nashville meet-up for "selling out" by droping my "u's" now that I am living in L.A

Thanks for posting this, Cara.
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Nashville, November 5

Postby lizzytysh » Thu Nov 12, 2009 3:49 am

That's beautiful, Cara.

Thanks for sharing it with us.


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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Nashville, November 5

Postby Kenadian » Thu Nov 12, 2009 4:32 am

bridger15 wrote:
MusicCityGypsy wrote:Thought you all might like to see this...via TPAC's facebook they posted this along with other people who have played there and "signed their guest book" neat.
FABULOUS! It's so nice to see the Canadian spelling of honour with a "u". Ken(adian) chastised me at the Nashville meet-up for "selling out" by droping my "u's" now that I am living in L.A

Thanks for posting this, Cara.
---Arlene
Hehehe...It is the 'u' that makes us 'u'nique!

Now if we can figure out the program/programme!

Cheers,
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Nashville, November 5

Postby martbook » Thu Nov 12, 2009 4:58 am

As a Dutch-Canadian now living in the US, I must admit I drop my "u's" and say "zee" instead of "zed".

But I still think that watching the sport of Curling on television is exciting. That's the true measure of someone is Canadian.
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Nashville, November 5

Postby bridger15 » Thu Nov 12, 2009 5:49 am

martbook wrote:As a Dutch-Canadian now living in the US, I must admit I drop my "u's" and say "zee" instead of "zed".

But I still think that watching the sport of Curling on television is exciting. That's the true measure of someone is Canadian.
This is not the thread for this, but I vehemently disagree, so I have to respond. No way. It is H O C K E Y. The CBC produced a 10 part documentary called Hockey: A People's History.
http://www.cbc.ca/hockeyhistory/about.html
More than just the story of a sport, it is a story of a people, serving as a unique lens through which one can view Canada’s social history. Witness the coming of age of a nation, and the remarkable journey of a sport that has woven itself into our cultural language and fabric.
If you would like to start a separate thread about this, I would love to participate, but not until after this leg of the tour is over. :(
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Nashville, November 5

Postby Kenadian » Thu Nov 12, 2009 5:59 am

bridger15 wrote:This is not the thread for this, but I vehemently disagree, so I have to respond. No way. It is H O C K E Y. The CBC produced a 10 part documentary called Hockey: A People's History.
If you would like to start a separate thread about this, I would love to participate, but not until after this leg of the tour is over. :(
Ah, but they have H O C K E Y in Nashville so it fits right in.

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