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by MattW
Wed Dec 31, 2014 4:10 am
Forum: 2014 releases: Popular Problems & Live in Dublin
Topic: Rolling Stone's Readers' Poll: 10 Best Albums of 2014
Replies: 2
Views: 3020

Re: Rolling Stone's Readers' Poll: 10 Best Albums of 2014

songwriter wrote:foo fighters at 1 and u2 at 2 make that list lose a lot of credibility though! :lol:
Why? It's a reader's poll, not a critics' year-end best-of list. While I don't like the U2 or Foo Fighters record, I can imagine them winning a readers' poll.

Matt
by MattW
Mon Sep 22, 2014 12:02 am
Forum: 2014 releases: Popular Problems & Live in Dublin
Topic: A Street lyric changes
Replies: 3
Views: 2054

A Street lyric changes

One of my favourite unpublished Leonard Cohen lyrics used to be in "A Street": It’s gonna be September now For many years to come Every heart adjusting To that strict September drum immediately before the "I see the Ghost of Culture" line. I never was a big fan of most art that tries to deal with 9/...
by MattW
Mon Apr 14, 2014 5:15 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen 80 years on September 21, 2014
Topic: How to celebrate Leonard's 80th birthday
Replies: 387
Views: 67938

Re: How to celebrate Leonard's 80th birthday

Mabeanie1 wrote:Meanwhile, there is always someone around to pour scorn on your crazy dream.

Wendy
It was not my intention to "pour scorn on your crazy dream" and I apologize if my posting came across that way.

Matt
by MattW
Mon Apr 14, 2014 3:31 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen 80 years on September 21, 2014
Topic: How to celebrate Leonard's 80th birthday
Replies: 387
Views: 67938

Re: How to celebrate Leonard's 80th birthday

It would be good to have something that will be remembered in the collective consciousness - Leonard included - for long after September 21, 2014. I would like to see a 80th birthday celebration with a celebratory (tribute) concert in an iconic venue long associated with Leonard. Naturally I though...
by MattW
Fri Mar 28, 2014 12:32 am
Forum: News
Topic: Article in Austrian newspaper mentioning and quoting Cohen
Replies: 0
Views: 533

Article in Austrian newspaper mentioning and quoting Cohen

An opinion piece in today's "Der Standard" quotes Leonard's "The Future" in connection with the crisis in Crimea: http://dastandard.at/1395363328826/ A translation of the beginning of the article: GIVE ME BACK THE BERLIN WALL "The west" reinvents itself with Russia again taking the role of the bogey...
by MattW
Thu Aug 01, 2013 1:23 am
Forum: THE SUMMER 2013 TOUR IN EUROPE
Topic: Is it becoming slightly stale?
Replies: 144
Views: 29091

Re: Is it becoming slightly stale?

I wonder, though, if you can fill in the blanks - you wrote ". . it wouldn't make that much difference if. . ." - if what? I'm not sure what you mean & I don't want to misinterpret anything. . . Something obvious along the lines of "Given the fact that he's still performing these great shows at his...
by MattW
Wed Jul 31, 2013 12:56 am
Forum: THE SUMMER 2013 TOUR IN EUROPE
Topic: Is it becoming slightly stale?
Replies: 144
Views: 29091

Re: Is it becoming slightly stale?

Hi Matt, Thank you for sharing your thoughts - they are well said & you make some interesting points, & I copied here the ones I might like to respond to. I think you are probably right that loyalty is an element involved here, & I don't think there is anything wrong with that; & though some might ...
by MattW
Tue Jul 30, 2013 4:55 pm
Forum: THE SUMMER 2013 TOUR IN EUROPE
Topic: Is it becoming slightly stale?
Replies: 144
Views: 29091

Re: Is it becoming slightly stale?

I have just been to the concert in Mannheim and can answer the TS's question with a definite NO. Everything you say (which I snipped for the sake of brevity) are valid points, and I agree with the sentiment that you can appreciate music more when you know it intimately. But for us fans, that is the...
by MattW
Mon Jul 29, 2013 3:09 pm
Forum: THE SUMMER 2013 TOUR IN EUROPE
Topic: CONCERT REPORT: Vienna, Austria, July 27, 2013
Replies: 62
Views: 27868

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Vienna, Austria - July 27, 2013

And maybe you want to read this. It's a very critical review of the Vienna concert ... the reviewer did not like hearing the old songs all over again. :D http://derstandard.at/1373513962040/Die-Zukunft-mit-Return-Taste It's actually a positive review. It's just the way Schachinger (the critic) writ...
by MattW
Sun Jul 28, 2013 11:48 pm
Forum: THE SUMMER 2013 TOUR IN EUROPE
Topic: CONCERT REPORT: Vienna, Austria, July 27, 2013
Replies: 62
Views: 27868

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Vienna, Austria - July 27, 2013

To those criticizing multiple concert-going, my 2 cents: every artist has his/her own way of performing live, there's no good or bad so I don't really understand why go into comparisons.. Similarly, every fan has the prerogative to choose whether they wish to attend only 1 concert a leg or 10+ and ...
by MattW
Sun Jul 28, 2013 2:23 pm
Forum: THE SUMMER 2013 TOUR IN EUROPE
Topic: CONCERT REPORT: Vienna, Austria, July 27, 2013
Replies: 62
Views: 27868

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Vienna, Austria - July 27, 2013

I guess I'll be alone with this opinion here, but, for my girlfriend and me, I'm starting to think less is more with Leonard Cohen live. And the sad thing is, it could easily be very, very different. When I was growing up, seeing a Leonard Cohen show was on the top of my bucket list, but back then, ...
by MattW
Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:43 am
Forum: THE SUMMER 2013 TOUR IN EUROPE
Topic: VIENNA ( July 27), ON SALE NOW!
Replies: 101
Views: 10787

Re: VIENNA ( July 27), PRESALE NOW!

Last time (in 2010) first row center tickets costed about 140 eur in Austria (Salzburg, Graz, St. Margarethen). Not cheap but not extremely high. This 300 eur is quite the shock. Thats' true for Burgenland and Salzburg, but Vienna in 2008 as far I recall was also more than 200 Euros so I dropped th...
by MattW
Wed Feb 27, 2013 3:04 pm
Forum: THE SUMMER 2013 TOUR IN EUROPE
Topic: VIENNA ( July 27), ON SALE NOW!
Replies: 101
Views: 10787

Re: VIENNA ( July 27), PRESALE NOW!

Heike wrote:Presale is working now :-)
Thank you for your efforts, Jarkko!!!

(The first category is a rip-off though, went for the second.)
That's the understatement of the year. 295 euros, that's 385 USD. For a single ticket. No thanks, but no.

This is beyond insane.
by MattW
Wed Feb 27, 2013 2:35 pm
Forum: THE SUMMER 2013 TOUR IN EUROPE
Topic: VIENNA ( July 27), ON SALE NOW!
Replies: 101
Views: 10787

Re: VIENNA ( July 27), PRESALE NOW!

Caren wrote:Nothing yet in Vienna.

Or is there a new link I haven't noticed?
You didn't see that in the presales thread?
Well, the best tickets are gone now.




Just kidding. Nothing yet.
by MattW
Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:57 pm
Forum: THE SUMMER 2013 TOUR IN EUROPE
Topic: VIENNA ( July 27), ON SALE NOW!
Replies: 101
Views: 10787

Re: VIENNA ( July 27), PRESALE NOW!

Thank you, Matthias. I have firefox but I'm not using it. And I'd be afraid to start installing something new while waiting for the link to start working, & then trust the reload function, which I've never used before, to do what its supposed to do - that might not relax me very much. But really, t...

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