Sunday, October 18, 2009

Leonard Cohen: An Acquired Taste. By Geniusofdespair

Just got back from the Leonard Cohen concert at Bank Atlantic Center. The sound was much better than the last time I was at this Hockey Stadium. Leonard Cohen is primarily a composer who sings too...sort of. If you go to this link of him singing his song Hallelujah you will see what I mean, his voice has a gravelly sound but it goes with his beat persona. Also check out his song Everybody Knows (this is Rufus Wainwright singing it). Here is a video another blogger made of the concert last night.

When he sang Suzanne it was awesome knowing that the composer was actually singing my favorite song. Sublime lyrics! I was so transported, I realized I knew all the words. Yes, I was one of those annoying people who sang along at a concert. I swear I never did that before. Even though I usually prefer other people singing Suzanne, like Nina Simone, his version was much more than I expected and an experience I will never forget. Thanks, Dan, for getting the tickets!
(Hit read more for a video of a young Leonard and Judy Collins singing Suzanne)


5 comments:

Anonymous said...

A taste worth acquiring!

Anonymous said...

My brother has attended dozens of Leonard Cohen concerts. He says Cohen has a huge fan base worldwide.

fullbodytransplant said...

The show was amazing. Here is some video:

http://fullbodytransplant.wordpress.com/2009/10/18/leonard-cohen-saves/

Amazing.

write2eliza said...

Fantastic concert, with such a wide cross-section of people in attendance.

I was awestruck by the man!

Anonymous said...

Goes to show what 40 years of zen meditation & chanting sounds like....