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    Just wondering if there are any other CSers who have seen or are planning to see Leonard Cohen on his Australia Tour?

    I was lucky enough to see him at Day on The Green at Bimbadgen this Saturday past, and I still dont have the right words to describe what I saw. Transporting, spiritual, majestic, powerful, unforgettable just dont even begin to describe what i saw.

    Im sorta hoping someone else did go and that maybe you can explain what I saw! ;D ;D

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    Re: Leonard Cohen

    Didnt see Leonard Cohen but wouldnt have minded. His concert got good reviews. But I did Neil Young on Jan 24 and he was absolutely brilliant.

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    Hi Hazchem,

    We had the privilege of seeing Mr Cohen on Weds at the Entertainment Centre. *When he was here 25 plus years ago (yes, lucky us, saw him then too) one of the reviews said that the departing audience all "looked as though theyd just made love with the most gentle and considerate lover they had ever known". *As true now as it was then... Im still floating.

    Unbelievably, blissfully, perfect... *8-)

    -Carrie *:)

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    Am I the only person who finds his music depressing??

    I have alkways calkled it "music to slit your wrists by"

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4E57414B4C4643220 link=1233570417/3#3 date=1234050451
    Am I the only person who finds his music depressing??

    I have alkways calkled it "music to slit your wrists by"
    Snap!

    Hes good at the right time and place and definitely a great writer.

    I had his stuff forced on me a week ago by a family member whod had one too many before he arrived at our bbq. Bad behaviour and downer music and I used EXACTLY that term Lucinda ;)

    I wonder if it was more the music or more the drunk?? ::)

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6B72646E696366070 link=1233570417/3#3 date=1234050451

    I have alkways calkled it "music to slit your wrists by" *
    No Lucinda, youre not alone. * Lots of people who only hear the tone of Leonard Cohens voice, rather than listening to the amazingly uplifting messages that he is sharing "alkways calk..." it that too. *:P

    Cheers - Carrie *:)


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    Youre not the only person lucinda, but that critics MTSYWB comment has certainly followed him ever since. (Who was that?)

    I first listened to Leonard Cohen as a student when I also listened to The Smiths with the same mindset. And with years Ive appreciated both for more than they were then.

    You know that hes great because the oft played Buckley Hallelujah has nothing on Cohens original, and Cohen cant sing and he wrote it too.

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    yeah, not an unusual call Lucinda. But as Carrie says on the whole, the content of Leonard Cohens songs is very uplifting.

    I would have to say that his show was easily on of the most spiritual, joyous and uplifting experiences Ive ever had the pleasure to witness.

    Quote Originally Posted by 663921373C373B3232313139353A540 link=1233570417/4#4 date=1234050733
    I wonder if it was more the music or more the drunk??
    Im gonna go with the drunk. Hell, if a drunk person forced me to listen to the Wiggles or High 5 Id have bad thoughts too.

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    I was the one who stated it "music to slit your wrists by". Been saying it for years and some critic probably has heard it from someone else I dunno.

    I agree his words are uplifting, but the tone is just awful and drole.

    Hallelujah is one of my favourite songs, and I did know it was Leonard Cohen, I just do not like the way he sings or his tone and find it depressing.

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    Re: Leonard Cohen

    In 1985? Anyway, I guess that one persons soulful baritone is anothers dirge.

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    There is a special on Len on SBS tonight (Tues 10th) at 10.
    Or at least here in Adelaide there is.

    Greg

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    Catch it if you can, even Lucinda might like it *;)

    Its called "Im Your Man" and is a tribute concert (so other musicians singing his songs) filmed at the Sydney Opera House in 2005, with a bit of background stuff. *8-)

    Cheers - Carrie

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    Re: Leonard Cohen

    Quote Originally Posted by 593B0 link=1233570417/9#9 date=1234234609
    In 1985? Anyway, I guess that one persons soulful baritone is anothers dirge.

    I saw leonard cohen in 1984/85 with a boyfriend who was much older than myself, this was when I made the comment, even though I was a mere 18yo at the time.



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