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by Mark J
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: Treaty
Replies: 4
Views: 493

Treaty

As a realtively seasoned Cohenite, I can safely say that “Treaty” is now among my top 3, dare I say my favourite. What a treat(y). This song has helped me to get through, along with “on the level.” A hell of a year, with addictions and a lost, loved mistress (thank god), 55 lb weight loss (also good...
by Mark J
Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:41 am
Forum: USA & CANADA 2012 / CONCERT REPORTS & MEET-UPS
Topic: CONCERT REPORTS: Montreal, November 28 & 29, 2012
Replies: 133
Views: 44377

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Montreal,Quebec - November 28th & 29th,2

I was blown away by his homecoming in 2008, and have been looking forward to tonight since the spring. I was expecting an awesome experience, but wasn't expecting to be blown away again. Long story short--I bought front row seats for tomorrow night when I got home. This is some show.
by Mark J
Sun Dec 14, 2008 6:55 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: queen victoria
Replies: 17
Views: 7106

Re: queen victoria

This one takes a while to grow on you. However, it's become one of my favorites from live songs. The lyrics are great. The last verse is pretty powerful. I bet it'd sound a lot better now if he recited it in his low baritone like he did "A thousand kisses deep" on his tour this year. It's funny, the...
by Mark J
Tue Jun 24, 2008 9:14 am
Forum: The Summer Tour 2008
Topic: CONCERT REPORTS: Montreal (June 23, 24, and 25)
Replies: 82
Views: 47124

Re: MONTREAL (JUNE 23-25)

By far my favorite concert ever was seeing Cohen live in Toronto 2 weeks ago. Now there's another leader, by far. There's basically three words that will inspire rich jealousy in those who weren't there and have left those who were there with blabber-mouthed giddyness. I would've been happy with an ...
by Mark J
Mon Jun 23, 2008 7:58 am
Forum: The Summer Tour 2008
Topic: CONCERT REPORTS: Montreal (June 23, 24, and 25)
Replies: 82
Views: 47124

Re: MONTREAL (JUNE 23-25)

As much as we've heard about the similarity between shows, I can't help but feel that the hometown crowd is going to mean something special for Mr. Cohen. The venue itself is a ten minute walk from "our lady of the harbour" and about 15 minutes from his current Montreal residence. 6 years ago, when ...
by Mark J
Tue Jun 17, 2008 8:47 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Looking for the YOUNGEST first-time listener to LC
Replies: 90
Views: 20677

Re: Looking for the YOUNGEST first-time listener to LC

Woops! I still have 4 questions to answer! (2) How much did you understand of the sexual/violence references? With as much clarity and ignorance as I understood them now. (3) How did hearing these lyrics cause you to feel? Pretty jealous. I stopped listening to Chelsea Hotel until I got ---- myself....
by Mark J
Tue Jun 17, 2008 8:07 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Looking for the YOUNGEST first-time listener to LC
Replies: 90
Views: 20677

Re: Looking for the YOUNGEST first-time listener to LC

15 years old, on the way to my first driving school class in my friend's car, when I heard him sing along to strange deep lyrics on his tapedeck: "like the shy one at some orgy." What a great simile! I was hooked. It's been another 15 years, but long as I've sought to fully understand this lyric, I ...
by Mark J
Tue Jun 10, 2008 8:47 am
Forum: The Summer Tour 2008
Topic: CONCERT REPORTS: Toronto (June 6, 7, 8, and 9)
Replies: 84
Views: 35628

Re: Toronto (June 6 to 9)

"Wither thou goest, I will go," is actually also a lyric in the obscure Cohen song "The ballad of the absent mare," which my old college roommate and I managed to find on Napster several years ago. The same roomie (also my best man, and me his) was with me on Saturday night in Toronto, and we'd had ...
by Mark J
Wed Mar 26, 2008 8:18 am
Forum: The Summer Tour 2008
Topic: Who is travelling the longest?
Replies: 30
Views: 5221

Re: Who is travelling the longest?

Anyone coming to Montreal this summer needn't worryabout english/french, or anything at all. We're just 8 inches shy of our all-time record for snowfall in a winter, and people are shovelling in front of their living room windows just to see out. Part of what makes our summers great is having to put...
by Mark J
Wed Mar 26, 2008 8:10 am
Forum: The Summer Tour 2008
Topic: Top 3 Songs To Make your Concert???
Replies: 72
Views: 10391

Re: Top 3 Songs To Make your Concert???

!. Seems So Long Ago, Nancy

2. Famous Blue

3. A long medley of Suzanne, Tower of Song, Sisters of Mercy, Chelsea Hotel, Hallelujah, Bird, Minute Prologue, and Closing TIme.
by Mark J
Mon Mar 24, 2008 1:54 pm
Forum: The Summer Tour 2008
Topic: Ins and Outs of Montreal
Replies: 0
Views: 563

Ins and Outs of Montreal

Here's a few practical details I posted earlier for visitors to this wonderful, wonderful city: First off, everyone in the service industry speaks English. Montreal won't let you down, but it gets pricey near the jazzfest. You'll pay 100-200+ per night at a decent hotel, but this is a bargain compar...
by Mark J
Mon Mar 24, 2008 1:34 pm
Forum: The Summer Tour 2008
Topic: montreal stay
Replies: 4
Views: 1049

Re: montreal stay

Sorry, I forgot your practical questions: There's a shuttle bus that costs $16 that takes you from the Airport to the downtown Bus stations with 2 stops at hotels (takes about a half hour). Cabs charge a fixed rate from the Airport to downtown $35. ($40 with tip, I guess). Cabs here are plentiful an...
by Mark J
Mon Mar 24, 2008 1:26 pm
Forum: The Summer Tour 2008
Topic: montreal stay
Replies: 4
Views: 1049

Re: montreal stay

Montreal won't let you down, but it gets pricey near the jazzfest. You'll pay 100-200 per night at a decent hotel, but this is a bargain compared to most big cities in North America. You'll see a hill towards the North: head up the hill on any of the parallel streets onto the "Plateau". Here, you'll...
by Mark J
Sat Mar 15, 2008 11:52 pm
Forum: The Summer Tour 2008
Topic: TORONTO SOLD OUT------THREE MINUTES AFTER PUBLIC SALE !!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 1920

Re: TORONTO SOLD OUT------THREE MINUTES AFTER PUBLIC SALE !!!!

Thanks so much for the heads up! I was buying for myself and 3 friends, but had to call them to tell them bad news this morning. Now, we're all going to the Saturday show! But, where the heck is "Standing Room?" I spoke with my Mother-in-law, who goes to that theatre regularly, and she says she can'...
by Mark J
Tue Mar 11, 2008 9:19 pm
Forum: The Summer Tour 2008
Topic: Seating vs. Prices for Montreal Shows?, after show party?
Replies: 5
Views: 1553

Seating vs. Prices for Montreal Shows?, after show party?

Hey everyone, Just wondering where the cut off on the floor is between the most-expensive (260) and the second most expensive (160) seats is. I see a lot of people got seats as close as 2nd row for 260, and my 160 got me as close as row J. Anyone else pay 160? Congratulations to all who got seats, a...

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