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I Would Like To Thank The Academy …

*pkt* *pkt* … is this thing on? *screeeee* Well … I’ve have to say that I never expected to be bringing this blog back to life, much less to be doing so to accept an award. But, thanks to the … Continue reading

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PS: Reliving the Concerts via Audience Recordings

[UPDATE: 29 January 2011 — a twelfth recording from Leonard’s 2010 Australian tour has just been distributed online. The recording is from the final show in Perth. In My Little World, this is exciting news :-)] OK, I have known … Continue reading

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(Blog) Closing Time

Well, the great Leonard Cohen World Tour 2008-2009-2010 is now officially over. His magical month of concerts in Australia and New Zealand is now just a very pleasant memory — sure it only wound up three weeks ago, but on the … Continue reading

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Tonight, Everyone Knows Why The Wine Is Flowing

Leonard Cohen and wine. Despite the fact that in recent years, Leonard seems to have curbed (or entirely eliminated) his consumption of fine wine, there’s still something that makes the two oddly synonymous (for me, at least). One notable reason … Continue reading

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I Guess You Go For Nothing, If You Really Want To Go That Far

Before I close off this account of my travels, I feel it’s only fair to include some entirely gratiutous statements about the “highlights” of my month spent meandering around two big countries. People keep asking me questions about this sort of stuff, … Continue reading

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Pre-Sale Tickets: Are They Worth It?

Now that the dust is settling on my frantic journey around Australia and New Zealand in pursuit of Leonard’s concerts, I’m finally getting some time to reflect back on each of the twelve individual performances I was lucky enough to … Continue reading

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In-Flight Entertainment

Well the craziness of following the UHTC around Australia and New Zealand is over for me, and has kind of morphed into the craziness of going back to normal life (while struggling through the “summer cold” which I call Hanging … Continue reading

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Concert Report: Perth (24 November)

[apologies for the delay in getting this report published — it’s down to a combination of two factors. The first is travel; the second is that clearly I haven’t been heeding Leonard’s sage advice … I have come down with … Continue reading

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I Went So Far For Beauty

Well, I’m now back in Adelaide at the end of my long month of travelling around Australia and New Zealand to see Leonard and the band perform. As I’ve travelled around I’ve spoken to a lot of Cohen fans at … Continue reading

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Photos from Perth (24 November)

Aproaching nib Stadium … with generously overflowing merch stand in foreground: Before the support act went on, I spotted Roscoe making a brief visit to the stage … out of uniform. I guess this was before they hit wardrobe: Another … Continue reading

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