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Dublin 2008 question?

Posted: Sun Aug 23, 2009 10:49 am
by phillip
was wondering if you had any idea what happened on this video I'll send you the link its Leonard cohen at Dublin 14 June 2008 singing Hallelujah when the video gets to 21 seconds something seems to startle him and he carries on singing, do you know or have any idea what it could of been?

here is the you tube link

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBfvMJ4Thaw

phillip

Re: Dublin 2008 question?

Posted: Sun Aug 23, 2009 2:35 pm
by remote1
I see what you mean! I'd like to know too! It almost looks as if he suddenly realises that he can't remember the next verse and spends a while thinking about it until it all comes back! But that's probably not it.

Hope someone else knows! :)

Re: Dublin 2008 question?

Posted: Sun Aug 23, 2009 4:47 pm
by phillip
yeah anyone at the Dublin concert know the answer anyone!!!!! :?:

Re: Dublin 2008 question?

Posted: Sun Aug 23, 2009 6:46 pm
by Maarten
It looks like one of his false teeth came loose and he was a bit shocked by this... :oops:
(luckely he didn't spit it out!)

... or not ...

Maarten

Re: Dublin 2008 question?

Posted: Sun Aug 23, 2009 9:23 pm
by remote1
Maarten wrote:It looks like one of his false teeth came loose and he was a bit shocked by this... :oops:
(luckely he didn't spit it out!)

... or not ...

Maarten
Do you think he was actually swallowing it? No wonder it took a while before he started singing again! :lol:

Re: Dublin 2008 question?

Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 11:52 pm
by sturgess66
phillip wrote:was wondering if you had any idea what happened on this video I'll send you the link its Leonard cohen at Dublin 14 June 2008 singing Hallelujah when the video gets to 21 seconds something seems to startle him and he carries on singing, do you know or have any idea what it could of been?

here is the you tube link

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBfvMJ4Thaw

phillip
Here you go - from Saturday's Globe and Mail, April 10, 2009 - an article by Simon Houpt entitled Coffee and Candour With Cohen :D

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/art ... cle973689/
Cohen likes to feel the mood in a room and react, in a process he says is almost spiritual. Which is why, as his music director and bassist Roscoe Beck explained a couple of hours before the show, Cohen tries to leave himself open to momentary whims onstage. "It's heads-up at all times," said Beck, who has played with Cohen since 1979 and put together the band for the current tour. "We may land on a chord and he just may feel that it's not time to come in singing yet, just emotionally it's a nice moment, and he'll decide to extend that moment another bar. We have to be ready for that, we have to be ready for anything. A lyric change, an added bar, a different song."