“I want to be Leonard Cohen when I grow up” 2012 New York Show Review


The 78-Year-Old Singer-Songwriter Delivers A Career-Defining Concert

I want to be Leonard Cohen when I grow up The 78-year-old singer-songwriter delivers a career-defining concert. After many years in hibernation, the endlessly cool 78-year-old singer-songwriter has returned to his career with a vengeance — perhaps literally so, since it was prompted by the embezzlement of his life’s savings by his former business manager. Since 2008 he’s been touring the world, playing arenas to capacity crowds and delivering shows that have been the best-received of his entire career. And the release this year of his latest CD, Old Ideas, demonstrates that he’s still — to quote one of his best-known compositions — atop the tower of song.quotedown2

Opening lines from Leonard Cohen at Madison Square Garden: Concert Review by Frank Scheck. Hollywood Reporter: Dec 19, 2012.  Photo taken by and posted with the permission of James Finch. Originally posted Dec 19, 2012 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric