Brilliant Photos: The 2013 Leonard Cohen Amsterdam Concert Through The Lens Of Maarten Massa – Gallery 1

These photos were taken at the Sept 20, 2013 Leonard Cohen Concert by Maarten Massa. Also see Brilliant Photos: The 2013 Leonard Cohen Amsterdam Concert Through The Lens Of Maarten Massa – Gallery 2. Even more shots taken by Maarten at this show can be found at his Facebook album: Final European concert of the Old Ideas World Tour 2013

Note: Originally posted 2Sept 27, 2013 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Backstage Video: Dancing With The (Unified Heart) Stars – 2012 Leonard Cohen Wembley Concert

Sublime Brit Charley Webb and Barcelona virtuoso Javier Mas spontaneously dancing to Moldovan Alex Bublitchi’s violin backstage at a Leonard Cohen concert – this is so cosmopolitan Cohenite-cool that the only possible enhancement would be the addition of Leonard Cohen himself cutting in (an event that, according to my calculations, would approach critical mass for charm and thus risk nuclear meltdown).

Posted Sept 9, 2012 by J.S. Carenza III with the caption: Javier Mas and Charley Webb have a quickspin around backstage. 


 

Note: Originally posted Sept 10, 2012 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Photos: Dec 4, 2012 Leonard Cohen Toronto Show Preparation “The Young Boys Are Playing Guitar!” Javier Mas

The Triple Check: Senior guitar tech Mickey Sullivan inspects the stage and tapes down the set lists. The crowd is streaming in and wardrobe is buzzing with sounds of suiting up.

Photos and captions by J.S. Carenza III

Blues Jam in C: Dan Weingartner is on point for pick up shots during soundcheck night 1 in Toronto.

“The Young Boys Are Playing Guitar” declares Javier Mas.

Note: Originally posted Dec 7, 2012 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Best Of 2008-2010 Leonard Cohen Tour: 2010 Helsinki Concert Video & Photos

The 2010 Helsinki Concert Photos

Maarten Massa’s photos of Leonard Cohen and, especially, the band members and backup singers from the August 10, 2010 Helsinki concert are among the best taken during the entire 2008-2010 tour. In addition to the shots displayed in this post, many other photos from the Helsinki show can be found at Leonard Cohen in Helsinki – Aug 10 2010: Part 1 and Part 2.

Video: Leonard Cohen – I Tried To Leave You + Thank You To Jarkko

That the final song of the August 10, 2010 Leonard Cohen Helsinki Concert was “I Tried To Leave You” was hardly a surprise. Nor were the solo performances by the band members and backup singers unexpected.

Unique to the Helsinki show, however, were Leonard Cohen’s words of appreciation, following the completion of “I Tried To Leave You,” for the role Jarkko Arjatsalo and his website, LeonardCohenFiles.com, played in keeping Cohen’s songs alive when his “voice wasn’t heard very often in very many places.”

Leonard Cohen – I Tried To Leave You
Helsinki: Aug 10, 2010
Video from itriedtoleaveyou

Note: Originally posted July 5, 2012 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric