“There are unseen hands that manipulate the marketplace. Hands that I never get to see…or crush.” Leonard Cohen On Change Of His Concert Venue From Hop Farm To Wembley Arena (2010)

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I want you to know I learned about it [the venue switch] the same time you did. There are unseen hands that manipulate the marketplace. Hands that I never get to see…or crush.  quotedown2

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Spoken by Leonard Cohen during his Sept 8, 2012 Concert at Wembley Arena in London. Quoted in Leonard Cohen brings ‘Old Ideas’ to London’s Wembley Arena (NME, September 9, 2012)

Originally posted Sep 9, 2012 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

“Thank you for sitting in the cold and damp to listen to my melancholy ditties.” Leonard Cohen Performs Bird On The Wire & Everybody Knows – Dublin 2012

Leonard Cohen – Bird On The Wire & Everybody Knows
Includes Leonard’s Permitted to drink inside, Permitted to sleep inside, Made to sing outside, Is that why the Irish voice is so strong and sweet? stage banter
Dublin: Sept 11, 2012
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Originally posted Sep 12, 2012 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

The Leonard Cohen Istanbul Concert Story You Should Read – Whether Or Not You’re A Leonard Cohen Fan

Istanbul – A Tale of Two Cities: Another Way The Light Gets In

Ohad Avidan Kaynar, the Deputy Consul General for the Israeli Consulate in Istanbul, has posted Istanbul – A Tale of Two Cities, an essay which references the Sept 19, 2012 Leonard Cohen Istanbul concert to offer insight into the perplexing political/personal dichotomy that is played out in many places but is especially evident in cities such as Istanbul. The opening lines are excerpted below:

Here’s a math equation I’ve been wreaking my head on solving the last few days: Twenty people shouting “Destroy Israel” in Istiklal, seeming like 70 million, are ≤ or ≥ To Ten thousand [seeming like a drop in a displaced ocean] singing “hallelujah” with Leonard Cohen in Ulker Arena?

The post, which is written in English, can be accessed at Istanbul – A Tale of Two Cities

Credit Due Department: Photo by SolMur

Originally posted Sep 22, 2012 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Leonard Cohen Wembley Arena Concerts 2012 – A Carenza Eye View

Photos (with captions) from the Sept 8 & 9, 2012 Leonard Cohen Wembley Arena Concert by J.S. Carenza III

Mr. Cohen, London is Calling. Wembley night one is a go.

Dapper as the day is long, Rafael Gayol watches the clock, waiting to count time.900