15 Photos: A Carenza-eye View Of The 2012 Leonard Cohen Kingston Show

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A Cohen in a Kings Town

Joseph Carenza III, the Leonard Cohen Tour Road Manager, offers a batch of photos of the preparation for and execution of the Dec 13, 2012 Leonard Cohen Kingston Concert, some of which are dramatic, others of which are intriguing, and all of which are entertaining. These are some of my favorites, along with the original captions.

Note: Originally posted Dec 14, 2012 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Signs Of Leonard Cohen: “100,000 Tickets Sold” 2012 Ghent Concerts Ad

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Leonard Cohen – There Once Was An App For That: Review Of The 2012 Leonard Cohen iPhone App

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While this app is no longer available, Cohencentric is reposting the Aug 24, 2012 1HeckOfAGuy.com review so that old fans can relive those heady days and newer fans can have a taste of the way it used to be.

Leonard Cohen – There’s An App For That

The Leonard Cohen iPhone app by DKB Productions was released Aug 23, 2012 and is available for installation1 at the App Store. My report on the app’s features based on my test drive of it follows.

Leonard Cohen’s Golden Voice

Opening the app triggers a quote recited by Leonard. The presumptive favorite is the Canadian singer-songwriter murmuring “Hello, Darling.” Other offerings derive from his lyrics, poetry, and interviews, including The Sweetest Little Song from Book of Longing:

You go your way
I’ll go your way too.

 News

The News page appears to be linked to the news page of the official Leonard Cohen site and, is, as can be seen above, fairly limited.

Tour –  And Hidden Bonus

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  1. Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation) and iPad. Requires iOS []

The Extraordinary Program Of The 2012 Leonard Cohen Old Ideas World Tour

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Front cover

Dominique BOILE sends these scans of a few of the 52 pages of what he describes as “the extraordinary tour program printed on very high quality paper.”

While I am usually not taken with Tour Programs, this 33 cm x 24 cm (12.99 inch x 9.45 inch) program is indeed impressive. Within just these eight images are several elements worthy of special note:

  • Exquisite Detail: Check out the fragments of Cohen’s handwriting in the background of the blowup from the cover (Image #2)
  • Sticker Shock – of the good sort: Stickers of logos used for The Future album, stickers of Unified Hearts logos, stickers of Cohen’s art, stickers of the Old Ideas album cover elements, … stickers, stickers, stickers. (Image #3)
  • Hard To Find Photos: “Hard to find” is code for “I haven’t seen these before,” a description which applies to two photos in Image #4 and one photo in Image #8.
  • Dominique Issermmann’s Photos Of Leonard Cohen: What else do I need to say?
  • Leonard Cohen’s Handwritten Notes: Image #6 is a page from Cohen’s notes for the lyrics of “Show Me The Place.”  I love handwritten notes used to create literary work; you should, too.
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Blowup of top left corner of front cove

 

Note: Originally posted August 17, 2012 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Moving Signs Of Leonard Cohen: 2012 Gothenburg Concert Poster On Tram

lctramWhen Roman Gavrilin aka Hermitage Prisoner submitted this photo, he offered this personal recommendation:

I may be wrong, but this is one of the coolest non-LC images I’ve seen this week

I don’t think he’s wrong..

The sign on the tram advertises the August 31, 2012 Leonard Cohen concert in that city. The photo was taken in Gothenburg, Sweden and posted on Instagram by vijinho. Originally posted August 15, 2012 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric