Sunday, March 1, 2009

Leonard Cohen Tickets On Sale Tomorrow

Canadian poet, novelist, and singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen is heading back East and everywhere else on this his first US tour in 15 years. Whether you're in New York, Chicago, or most anywhere he's set to play on the east coast, tickets are going on sale tomorrow morning; pre-sale in NY, but you can dig around for details. Here's a list of tour dates.
As most tours go for those proclaimed to be "one of the most influential anything of our time" this ticket might be a little on the expensive side for me. If you're feeling the credit crunch too we can still listen to the stream from NPR from the Beacon Theatre that was supposed to be a preview of this tour. Check that show and take a trip back to 1990 and revisit the song Cohen co-wrote that was in Pump Up The Volume, "Everybody Knows".

One more video, of some significant musical importance below.

The woman to whom LC refers is Janis Joplin. Enjoy. Full lyrics transcribed below.

I remember you well in the Chelsea Hotel,
you were talking so brave and so sweet,
giving me head on the unmade bed,
while the limousines wait in the street.
Those were the reasons and that was New York,
we were running for the money and the flesh.
And that was called love for the workers in song
probably still is for those of them left.

Ah but you got away, didn't you babe,
you just turned your back on the crowd,
you got away, I never once heard you say,
I need you, I don't need you,
I need you, I don't need you
and all of that jiving around.

I remember you well in the Chelsea Hotel
you were famous, your heart was a legend.
You told me again you preferred handsome men
but for me you would make an exception.
And clenching your fist for the ones like us
who are oppressed by the figures of beauty,
you fixed yourself, you said, "Well never mind,
we are ugly but we have the music."

And then you got away, didn't you babe...

I don't mean to suggest that I loved you the best,
I can't keep track of each fallen robin.
I remember you well in the Chelsea Hotel,
that's all, I don't even think of you that often.

Now maybe we all should go get tickets...


  1. going to that show!

  2. Umberto, I'm a expecting a report back here for us. If you'd like to write something up about the show or some pics email me at enielsen332 AT gmail DOT com.