Photos: 2009 Leonard Cohen Chicago Rosemont Concert

P1000638The October 29, 2009 Chicago Rosemont Concert was marvelous for many reasons, including the premiere performance of “Feels So Good.” On a personal level, it was a never-to-be-forgotten event because I attended my first Leonard Cohen soundcheck and then met Leonard face to face for the first time before the show.  That experience is featured in these posts:

These photos were taken at the 2009 Rosemont show by Elizabeth Sweet,1 who proved to be not only an outstanding photographer but also a delight as my companion during this incredible adventure.

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I am especially happy about the photo below of Javier Mas and Dino Soldo because (1) it captures the 17 nanoseconds of the show during which Dino Soldo was immobile. and (2) it demonstrates how commanding his presence can be even when he is stationary.

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Note: Originally posted Oct 30, 2009 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

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  1. The Duchess and I are both taken with Lisa, an amazing woman who did her post-grad work in English Lit at Duke and now writes primarily about raising goats & permaculture skills. []

Brilliant Photos: The 2013 Leonard Cohen Wellington Concert Through The Lens Of Maarten Massa – Gallery 2

well24Photos by Maarten Massa. More shots from this concert can be found at Leonard Cohen, Wellington NZ – December 17 2013: Gallery 1

 


Note: Originally posted Dec 20, 2013 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Brilliant Photos: The Dec 17, 2013 Leonard Cohen Wellington Concert Through The Lens Of Maarten Massa

w19In addition to the photo of an intense Leonard Cohen atop this post, I’m especially taken by the shots of Sharon Robinson (directly below) and Roscoe Beck (at the bottom of the post).

Photos by Maarten Massa. More shots from this concert can be found at Leonard Cohen, Wellington NZ – December 17 2013: Gallery 2

Sublime Submissions: The Webb Sisters Answer For Themselves

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Webb Sisters (Charlie on left; Hattie on right) at Royal Albert Hall

The Webb Sisters Have A History Here

The Webb Sisters made their first 1HeckOfAGuy.com (1HeckOfAGuy.com was the predecessor of Cohencentric) appearance at the closing of the Pre-Sublime Era in 2008 in Changes In Leonard Cohen Tour Backup Musicians Create Problem, earning the following comment:

It has been said, perhaps apocryphally, that Leonard Cohen vowed not to use young, good-looking backups on this tour because it would make him appear the old letch.

Well, if the idea was to avoid hiring good-looking backups, it looks to me as though, to revert to business jargon, someone has screwed up big time.

Since that auspicious debut, Charley and Hattie Webb have shown up in Heck Of A Guy posts for a variety of reasons:

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Leonard Cohen & Webb Sisters – If It Be Your Will
Hamilton: May 19, 2009

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“There was a dynamic of everyone thrown into an intimacy which…is one of Leonard [Cohen’s] gifts” Hattie Webb

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There’s a sort of gravitas being on stage with Leonard, being in the moment and enjoying the dynamic between him and his fans. That was really special, to witness that. I almost felt like there wasn’t necessarily a separation between anyone. There was a dynamic of everyone thrown into an intimacy – which, I think, is one of Leonard’s gifts: to create intimacy.quotedown2

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From A Master Of Living In The Moment by Bernard Perusse (McGill News: Spring-Summer 2012)