Quote from Porridge? Lozenge? Syringe? by Adrian Deevoy/ Q Magazine: 1991. Found at LeonardCohenFiles. Photo found in Prophet Of The Heart by Dorman & Rawlins, Omnibus Press: 1990
To my eye, these photos taken at the Nov 5, 2012 Los Angeles Leonard Cohen concert by Shannon Burns capture more of the expressiveness and effort of Cohen and his musicians than the galleries generated by professionals. Because press photos are allowed only during the first song of each concert, the images published at news sites have, for the most part, been indistinguishable clones of one another. Leonard Cohen kneeling beside Javier Mas, for example, is a powerful scene but viewing a dozen versions of that tableau taken by a dozen talented professionals in three venues significantly attenuates the dramatic tension. On the other hand, the wider variety of shots taken from the perspective of the audience, as is seen in the selection below, feels fresh and evocative.
Note: Originally posted Nov 7, 2012 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric
When I went back to listen to the concert again from behind the fences in the street, I was not alone, hundreds filled the streets to hear his voice, many like me (as I overheard) for a second time. Also many students who couldn’t afford a ticket, or get one in time. There were chairs and cushions brought, there was sing-along, waltz-dancing, women were swaying their hips on the music, all looking into the black night. It was a very unusual experience which I enjoyed.
I wonder if this happens in every town…
2013 Leonard Cohen Lucca Soundcheck Photos
Photos by Szilvia Szanto. The captions, especially those pertaining to the backflips performed by Javier Mas, are entirely my own fault.
Note: Originally posted July 9, 2013 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric
Caption: Getting some singing lessons.
Posted 5.33 pm 1/31/2015 by realadamrose
Note: Originally posted at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric
Yep, the guy who totes Leonard Cohen’s guitar, the one Unified Heart Touring Company member Leonard Cohen never introduces, now has his own t-shirt. And, it’s no surprise that it was Judy Green, who took that photo. Originally posted June 6, 2013 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric