Sign for October 17, 2009 Leonard Cohen concert in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the first stop in the fall 2009 USA tour. Originally posted January 3, 2011 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric
The title of this video, Fancy Footwork, says it all, but just in case, I’ll explain:
This is the most fun you are going to get from feet in
25 seconds without invoking the word, “fetish.”
The video excerpt is, of course, the basis for the Leonard Cohen Animation atop this post, but the original recording, which includes the audio deleted in the gif, is particularly admirable.
Leonard Cohen, Nashville – Fancy Footwork
Video of “I’m Your Man” excerpt from alkmrt, aka Linda Straub
Note: Originally posted Nov 22, 2009 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric
As its title suggests, “Travel Day for Leonard Cohen Band by Dino Soldo 10/14/2009” is a cinema verite travelogue constructed around the bus-borne journey between hotels for the musicians and support staff of Leonard Cohen’s band.
The video is narrated and directed by Dino Soldo, whose primary roles the past 16 months have been playing “instruments of the wind” at World Tour concerts and occasioning a certain amount of swooning among female fans. Mr Soldo is also, not coincidentally, the star of the flick with supporting roles played by crew, other band members, and backup singers.
A small speaking part, “man in hat occupying front seat of bus,” is adequately performed by one Leonard Cohen.
Travel Day for Leonard Cohen Band
By Dino Soldo 10/14/2009
Note: Originally posted Oct 18, 2009 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric
The 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:
- What Leonard Cohen Told Me Backstage In Chicago
- How To Win Friends And Impress Strangers With A Little Help From Lorca & Leonard Cohen
- Meeting Leonard Cohen And Falling In Love With Sharon Robinson
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.
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.
Note: Originally posted Oct 30, 2009 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric
- 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. [↩]
As evidenced by Video & Photo: Fans Equip Leonard Cohen To Step Into The Ring And Examine Every Inch Of You – Colmar 2009, the Aug 16, 2009 Leonard Cohen Colmar concert was a delight-filled show. So, it’s in keeping that, during “Ain’t No Cure For Love” at that same Colmar show, Leonard Cohen and Dino Soldo indulged in a little grab-hat. An animated gif of the sequence is shown above. The original video, shot by Christine Geyer, automatically begins at 1:40, just before the game starts.
Don’t you wish these guys could loosen up?
Leonard Cohen – Ain’t No Cure For Love
Colmar: 16 August 2009
Note: Originally posted Aug 18, 2009 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric
Paolo Brillo contributes these photos from the August 29, 2009 Concert at the O2 Arena in Prague. I’m especially taken by the Full Joe Friday look of the shot of Leonard Cohen atop this post and the ultra-wholesome, some might even say “angelic” portrait of Charley Webb.
Note: Originally posted Aug 31, 2009 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric