While all six of these photos from the 2012 Ottawa show are of high quality, I’m especially taken with the shot of Leonard Cohen and his musicians arrayed across the front of the stage performing “The Partisan.” Photos by Ray Seed, who also displays his shots of Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, Neil Young, and other musicians at his Flickr Photostream.
Note: Originally posted Dec 12, 2012 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric
For starters, imagine our surprise when the 78-year-old made his entrance with a spring in his step and apparently unlimited mobility. He sunk to his knees to sing, or rather, purr, in that sub-zero register of his, as if lowering the elevation of his body would facilitate the depth of his vocals. Neither his knees nor his voice would betray him for the next three hours. Without question, it was a magnificent concert.
From Cohen Refuses To Get Old Legendary Artist Wows Crowd With Near-Perfect Show, Lynn Saxberg’s review of the Dec 7, 2012 Leonard Cohen Ottawa concert (Ottawa Citizen: Dec 8, 2012).
Credit Due Department: Photo by Ray Seed, who also displays his shots of Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, Neil Young, and other musicians at his Flickr Photostream. Originally posted December 8, 2012 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric
Kateri Tekakwitha (1656 – April 17, 1680), the Algonquin–Mohawk woman featured in Leonard Cohen’s 1966 novel, “Beautiful Losers” and canonized as a saint in 2012, moved to the Jesuit mission village of Kahnawake, south of Montreal, after she converted to Roman Catholicism at age nineteen and lived there the last five years of her life.
Thanks to Maarten Massa for access to these images