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by hesperides23
Sat Apr 18, 2009 8:29 am
Forum: Other music
Topic: "LEONARD COHEN WAS RIGHT"
Replies: 1
Views: 2487

"LEONARD COHEN WAS RIGHT"

http://www.flickr.com/photos/chris_carter_/3447458082/in/set-72157615982120660/ This is the back of Peter 'Sleazy' Christopherson's jacket. Does anyone know: is this a jacket that is being marketed, or do you think it is something the wearer had made for himself? I'm guessing the latter. NOW the qu...
by hesperides23
Wed Apr 15, 2009 4:03 am
Forum: The North American Tour 2009
Topic: CONCERT REPORTS: Oakland, April 13, 14 and 15
Replies: 79
Views: 54735

Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Oakland, April 13, 14 & 15

I'm so glad I got to go see the Monday night concert (thanks to our forum member Mirka who so generously paid for my ticket). This was the first time I'd seen Leonard in concert (I remember kicking myself for missing him fifteen years ago last time he played here). I was a little bit afraid I might ...
by hesperides23
Tue Apr 14, 2009 6:57 pm
Forum: The North American Tour 2009
Topic: MERCH details
Replies: 19
Views: 5036

Re: MERCH details

Is the merchandise that is being sold on the tour also being offered for purchase online anywhere? I wanted to buy the black t-shirt with the big print of the cover of Songs Of Love And Hate (my favorite L. Cohen album) but it seemed just too expensive at $35. Now, the day after the concert, I'm wis...
by hesperides23
Mon Apr 13, 2009 11:51 pm
Forum: Other music
Topic: Artists similar to Leonard Cohen
Replies: 65
Views: 55659

Re: Artists similar to Leonard Cohen

Marissa Nadler's music reminds me very much of Leonard Cohen's early records. Her first couple albums sound like an alternate soundtrack to McCabe and Mrs Miller. She covers 'Famous Blue Raincoat' on her third album. Her fourth and latest is supposedly a little less folkie than her previous ones, bu...
by hesperides23
Mon Apr 13, 2009 6:48 am
Forum: The North American Tour 2009
Topic: Anyone want to meet up prior to the Oakland show 4/13?
Replies: 2
Views: 967

Re: Anyone want to meet up prior to the Oakland show 4/13?

Looks like I will be going to the concert (and coming home) alone.

Well, I don't feel bad, 'cause I know that tonight will be fine, will be fine, will be fine for a while...
by hesperides23
Sat Apr 11, 2009 10:24 pm
Forum: The North American Tour 2009
Topic: Anyone want to meet up prior to the Oakland show 4/13?
Replies: 2
Views: 967

Anyone want to meet up prior to the Oakland show 4/13?

Thanks to the generosity of our forum member Mirka, I am going to the Monday night show in Oakland. I'm going alone and I don't know anyone else who is going that night. I don't have a suggestion for a place near the Paramount in Oakland that would be good for a meetup since I live in SF and don't v...
by hesperides23
Wed Mar 18, 2009 7:52 pm
Forum: The North American Tour 2009
Topic: From Bitterness To Gratitude
Replies: 48
Views: 9006

Re: From Bitterness To Gratitude

This is a dream I had last night... I am in a theater to see a concert by Leonard Cohen. I'm seated in the front row, far right in the next to the last seat from the end of the row. The house lights go down and a man comes out to introduce the performers... or does he? For some reason I'm not sure n...
by hesperides23
Tue Mar 17, 2009 8:55 am
Forum: The North American Tour 2009
Topic: From Bitterness To Gratitude
Replies: 48
Views: 9006

Re: From Bitterness To Gratitude

I hope it will not seem crass or self-indulgent of me if I mention at this point, for those who might perhaps be interested in learning more about my own activities as a musician, that I have updated my profile here and there is a link to my website (where unedited streaming audio tracks can be list...
by hesperides23
Tue Mar 17, 2009 3:34 am
Forum: The North American Tour 2009
Topic: From Bitterness To Gratitude
Replies: 48
Views: 9006

Re: A Big *** To Leonard Cohen and Ticketmaster

It's fine with me if you change the thread title... What about "From Bitterness To Gratitude"?
by hesperides23
Mon Mar 16, 2009 9:49 am
Forum: The North American Tour 2009
Topic: From Bitterness To Gratitude
Replies: 48
Views: 9006

A Big *THANK YOU* To MIRKA And To All Of You

I just want to publicly thank our forum member Mirka, who in an amazing act of kindness and generosity, has paid for a ticket so that I may have the rare pleasure of seeing Leonard Cohen in concert next month at one of his sold-out shows in Oakland. This is surely one of the most magnanimous gesture...
by hesperides23
Sat Mar 14, 2009 7:18 am
Forum: The North American Tour 2009
Topic: From Bitterness To Gratitude
Replies: 48
Views: 9006

Re: A Big *** To Leonard Cohen and Ticketmaster

Well, FWIW, I will close by sharing a dream I had last night just after I had been posting to this thread and reading the replies. In the dream, Beth Custer (she is a clarinetist/composer/musician with a diverse output ranging from rock to jazz to classical, and she is not much known beyond the San ...
by hesperides23
Fri Mar 13, 2009 1:43 pm
Forum: The North American Tour 2009
Topic: From Bitterness To Gratitude
Replies: 48
Views: 9006

Re: A Big Fuck You To Leonard Cohen and Ticketmaster

...I understand your initial anger at the ticket prices, however as some have already said, it's not the fault of any one particular person - the cost of touring any band is astronomical - just have a look at how much it costs you to live in your place each day, let alone travelling around. Here in...
by hesperides23
Fri Mar 13, 2009 8:02 am
Forum: The North American Tour 2009
Topic: From Bitterness To Gratitude
Replies: 48
Views: 9006

Re: A Big Fuck You To Leonard Cohen and Ticketmaster

I'll be discussing that with my therapist tomorrow, most likely. How are you affording that? I live in San Francisco, where we have publicly funded free/sliding scale mental health care for low-income, homeless and disabled residents. Thank heaven for the "free market economy" and the welfare state...
by hesperides23
Fri Mar 13, 2009 7:14 am
Forum: The North American Tour 2009
Topic: From Bitterness To Gratitude
Replies: 48
Views: 9006

Re: A Big Fuck You To Leonard Cohen and Ticketmaster

Yep, you're right. It's all in one's perspective, or point of view. Which has a lot to do with one's circumstances of fortune and practical necessities. Four years ago, I paid $75 for a ticket to see Dead Can Dance play at the very same venue LC is playing at in Oakland CA, the beautiful Paramount T...
by hesperides23
Fri Mar 13, 2009 4:40 am
Forum: The North American Tour 2009
Topic: From Bitterness To Gratitude
Replies: 48
Views: 9006

From Bitterness To Gratitude

Two hundred and fifty dollars for good seats. Seventy dollars for the cheapest seat in the theater, rear balcony. Give me a goddamn break. I mean, if you are really that greedy, or financially bad off (yeah, I know Leonard got ripped off by his manager or some shit, and he needs to recoup his losses...

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