New manager, extensive world touring...

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New manager, extensive world touring...

Post by jarkko » Sat Apr 16, 2005 11:20 am

NEW YORK (Macklam/Feldman Management PR) - The legendary Montreal-born singer/songwriter, author and poet shot to international attention in the mid-1960s via his poetry collections and bestselling novel Beautiful Losers. He made the transition to singer/songwriter in 1967 when Judy Collins, who'd recorded "Suzanne," introduced him during a Central Park concert. His 1968 Columbia Records debut, Songs of Leonard Cohen, established him as a world-class songsmith.

Over a long and varied career, Cohen has written nine books of poetry and two novels, and recorded over a dozen albums. Artists including Elton John, Don Henley, Willie Nelson, Peter Gabriel, Sting, Bono, Billy Joel, Jennifer Warnes, Aaron Neville, and R.E.M. have recorded his work.

Cohen's upcoming projects include a book, television special, DVD, CD album and extensive worldwide touring. He recently wrote and produced an album (Blue Alert) for former-background singer and jazz chanteuse Anjani.

The Blue Alert project and Anjani are to be repped by Macklam/Feldman Management, as well.

Vancouver-based Macklam/Feldman Management represents a variety of internationally acclaimed artists, including Joni Mitchell, Norah Jones, Diana Krall, Elvis Costello, The Tragically Hip, The Chieftains, and Ry Cooder.
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Post by icecreamtruck » Sat Apr 16, 2005 11:27 am

I can't believe this. It is amazing.

#1 I will see Leonard Cohen Live
#2 I probably know his manager
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Post by Teratogen » Sat Apr 16, 2005 11:28 am

HOLY FUCKING SHIT.......
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Post by constantsorrow » Sat Apr 16, 2005 12:04 pm

WHAT? IS IT APOCALYPSE? :!:
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Post by Henning » Sat Apr 16, 2005 12:46 pm

Hi, hi, hi, beautiful Saturday
This is my, my, my, beautiful day
When you say, say, say, say that you sing for us
Oh, my, my, my it's a beautiful day
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Post by Partisan » Sat Apr 16, 2005 1:10 pm

Well i will believe it when he is actually on stage singing. The master has a long record of announcing projects that never happen or get indefinitely postponed. Anyway, i am just off down to my bookmakers to bet that any concert dates clash with the Berlin2006 event.

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Post by Reuben » Sat Apr 16, 2005 1:59 pm

omg!!!!!!!!!!!!!

he has to come to the uk

he has to
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Post by linda_lakeside » Sat Apr 16, 2005 2:42 pm

LC went to Sam Feldman??? :shock:
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Post by Anne » Sat Apr 16, 2005 2:47 pm

Oh my! I am so happy.
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Post by Myfair » Sat Apr 16, 2005 3:23 pm

I can't believe it!
Hope o get information soon; I definitely consider going to much more than one or two concerts!
Oh, how excited I am!!!!!!!

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Post by linda_lakeside » Sat Apr 16, 2005 3:30 pm

Partisan,

Put a few pounds down for me as well, please. Betting is illegal in Canada.

Linda.
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Post by Partisan » Sat Apr 16, 2005 3:54 pm

Jarkko, please tell me you have more information on this than a stock statement from a management company. On the Newsgroup you mentioned that the next album and the book will be first. This i assume is the same book that has been 'coming soon' for 5 years now. PR companies are not exactly bastions of truth. Is the following scenario so far fetched?
Feldman: Well Lenny it is good to have you on board. Now, what have you got for us?

Cohen: Not much really my friend i am sorry to say. I have got the makings of a book, but i really can't be arsed to finish it. There are a couple of poems with some Casio Keyboard crap underneath, but nothing that you could call music.

Feldman: Lenny, Lenny, Lenny! Worry not, we'll sort something out. How about a tour to promote this? Then we could get a camcorder there and knock out a cheap DVD at the same time. You know how fans will buy any old crap. I'll talk to the 'Austin' people. Nothing like re-selling the same crap.

Cohen: I really don't know about a tour. I am getting very old. Why don't we just work on the book and album and take it from there?

Feldman: Sure Lenny, sure. Listen, i'll put out a little press release to announce you on to the team, standard stuff, nothing to worry about.

Cohen: Well i am sure you know best.
And from such tiny acorns do the mighty oak of a PR company's press release grow.

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Post by lizzytysh » Sat Apr 16, 2005 3:57 pm

Well, now THIS is the last thing I expected to wake up to on a Saturday morning! Reading the thread title, I double-checked the date. Reading the posting, I again double-checked the date. No ~ it is NOT April 1st ~ in the U.S. celebrated as "April Fool's Day," with an "I gotcha!"

Immediately thought of Jarkko's " :P " from yesterday, as to what WOULD constitute an announcement in every section of the Forum ~ and today's announcement being yesterday's thought :D !

"Extensive worldwide touring"!?! Are they SERIOUS!?! Are there any, alternate meanings for that phrase? Is there a parenthetical "Internet" in there that I'm missing?

I hesitate to celebrate too soon. Perhaps, kicking off a "worldwide" tour would be no more appropriate than doing so in Berlin. All the rationale about fan gatherings would be moot, as fans will be wherever he goes on his touring. Well, I'm a little too stunned at the moment to just embrace this as the TRUTH [just yet]. Yet, what kind of management would begin its tenure with lies? Oh my. If I get too excited, I'm liable to collapse. Oh my.

Prayer begins that this is TRUTH, and that it's Leonard's answer to his invocation, "If It Be Your Will."

WoW. [I do believe this qualifies, Henning :wink: .] I can hardly think straight, so best I get on with my day. Waiting for tomorrow.......and a dream come true.

Love,
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Post by lizzytysh » Sat Apr 16, 2005 4:01 pm

Oh, dear......and I return to posting entered above mine, with a feasible-, plausible-sounding exchange purported by Partisan, no less.

Have you spoken with Leonard on this, Jarkko?

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Post by Paula » Sat Apr 16, 2005 4:31 pm

That has made my day. He won't clash it with Hydra or Berlin will he. Have a word Jarkko. Best news you can get on a wet Saturday afternoon.
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