FIVE FINAL CONCERT REPORTS US:Dec 5-11 Arlene's LC Scrapbook

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Post by ladydi » Wed Dec 08, 2010 2:16 am

Dear Arlene,

Your videos are FABULOUS!! How I wish I could have been in Oakland for the second concert, but your reports etc have brought me there! Still need to add some of my own remarks to the Oakland thread but was travelling all day yesterday back east and today a kazillion things to do before leaving early tomorrow for Las Vegas! Perhaps I'll use the time on the flight, but as I'm sitting with donalagata it may be difficult...we have a history of 5 hours lunches! :roll: But will give it a go!

See you soon! You amazing woman!!!

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Post by bridger15 » Wed Dec 08, 2010 8:47 am

Just uploaded and listed with links on my LC Scrapbook: five more songs from the OAKLAND second concert on December 6.
I did not capture these songs at the first Oakland concert on Dec 5.

-In My Secret Life
-Who By Fire
-Chelsea Hotel
-Dance Me To The End OF Love
-I Tried to Leave You

http://onboogiestreet.blogspot.com/

---Arlene
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Post by bridger15 » Thu Dec 09, 2010 1:28 am

The last batch of my OAKLAND2 videos are now on YouTube.

http://onboogiestreet.blogspot.com/

* Boogie Street *

* If It Be Thy Will *

* Gypsy Wife *

* Closing Time OUTRO * (40 sec clip)

* Waiting For The Miracle *

* Take This Waltz *

* HALLELUJAH *

Cleared off my memory cards, transfered the files to my external drive and recharged my battery packs.

Getting ready for PORTLAND tonight.

---Arlene
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Post by dce » Thu Dec 09, 2010 10:44 am

Seen on Joey's tumblr page under the caption "Hello Arlene":

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wow ... good work, Arlene. That really *is* something for the scrapbook!


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Post by ladydi » Thu Dec 09, 2010 5:54 pm

Arlene.....I am ECSTATIC for you!!!!! Finally! You lucky woman!! :D :D :D :D
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Post by friscogrl » Thu Dec 09, 2010 8:04 pm

How cool is this?!!

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Post by bridger15 » Thu Dec 09, 2010 8:20 pm

Thanks everyone for your special posts, emails and PM's.

I am an emotional basket case right now. Difficult to explain my feelings.

Packing up, logging off. Leaving for the Portland airport to fly to Las Vegas.

Looing foward to seeing many of you wonderful kindred spiirits again.

---Arlene
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Post by bridger15 » Fri Dec 10, 2010 5:58 pm

Portland

The Portland concert was superb and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Even though I had a seat in the first row, with respect to videos though, it was much too close to the stage (I never thought I would ever utter those words :D ) and the stage was very high.
The sound monitors and electronic boxes blocked my view, especially when LC was kneeling.
I did take a few vids anyway to keep in my Scrapbook for my very fond memories of Portland

* Democracy * is now up.
http://onboogiestreet.blogspot.com/

From my YouTube description:
I captured the whole song but I had to end it abruptly in order to multi-task. Because Leonard Cohen was so well received abroad, I wanted him to know the "USA Loves You". So I had a sign made up saying that. When Democracy was ending I wanted to hoist the sign with the aid of Leslie/lLioness. The concert vidoegrapher turned his camera around and took a shot of my sign which was displayed on the screens to the cheers of the audience..
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It was fun sitting next to "Lioness" who is relatively new to the Forum.

---Arlene
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Post by mutti » Fri Dec 10, 2010 7:15 pm

Arlene I want to thank you for your LC Scrapbook. It is so nice to follow you along and see it all through your eyes.
A real treasure.
Thanks Leslie/Mutti ;-)
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Post by bridger15 » Fri Dec 10, 2010 11:37 pm

Thanks for your kind words, Leslie. I love doing my LC Scrapbook. It is a labour of love,

More of my PORTLAND videos are now on YouTube.

* Darkness *

* Everybody knows *

* Thousand Kisses Deep *

* Anthem with band intros *

---Arlene
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Post by bridger15 » Sat Dec 11, 2010 1:58 pm

Las Vegas 1

Uploaded to YouTube

Aint no cure for love - sweet intro

Tower of song - moving outro

http://onboogiestreet.blogspot.com/

---Arlene
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Post by dce » Sat Dec 11, 2010 2:42 pm

bridger15 wrote:Las Vegas 1

Uploaded to YouTube

Aint no cure for love - sweet intro

Tower of song - moving outro

http://onboogiestreet.blogspot.com/

---Arlene
Nice work Arlene (as always) ... listening to Leonard's dedication to Sharon and the Webb Sisters at the end of Tower of Song was very sweet ... but I have to wonder whether LC was also exercising his impish humour here trying to get the girls to drop a note or two by catching them by surprise with these kind words. He's done that before in the Tower of Song outro.

Obviously it didn't work ... in the video the angelic singing seems to continue unaffected ... but I *bet* those three ladies had huge grins on their faces :-)


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Post by bridger15 » Sat Dec 11, 2010 7:27 pm

* ANTHEM * is now up on YouTube

LC's intro for Rafael Gayol is even longer and absolutely priceless.

http://onboogiestreet.blogspot.com/

---Arlene
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Post by dce » Sun Dec 12, 2010 12:38 am

bridger15 wrote:* ANTHEM * is now up on YouTube

LC's intro for Rafael Gayol is even longer and absolutely priceless.

http://onboogiestreet.blogspot.com/

---Arlene
This is an absolutely incredible video ... for those of you who haven't taken the moment to click on Arlene's link and go watch this version of Anthem, DO IT NOW!!!

Three reasons that this video is sublime:

#1: This has *got* to be the longest rendition of Anthem ever performed, clocking in at just under 15 minutes (because of a lengthy spoken intro plus a long Rafael intro)

#2: Two more additions to the canon of Rafael's ever-changing tale of murder and intrigue. We learn about his shocking excommunication from the Jewish religion ("for lighting the Hannukah candles in the wrong direction"). Later he occupied himself "refining the rigorous rules of restraint until he was ready to play in the softest Rock and Roll band in the world"

#3: Leonard pays homage to all of those in the audience who have travelled long distances, who have come to multiple concerts, and who have supported the UHTC on three continents. Here he's obviously referring to the forum and the many dedicated folks here.


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Post by bridger15 » Sun Dec 12, 2010 3:46 am

Two more of my LAS VEGAS 1 vids are up.

http://onboogiestreet.blogspot.com/

* A SInger Must Die *

* Closing Time *

---Arlene
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