Thursday, May 14, 2009

i love leonard cohen

and have for as long as i can remember. his songs have great meaning to me. it was a wonderful time in my life when i first heard them. i was young, i was in love (yeah, i was BOTH of those things) and i was carefree

leonard, i love you, but i'm NOT spending $252.00 to see you.

Leonard Cohen Brings His Spiritual, Deeply Felt Songs To Waterbury Thursday

May 14 at Palace Theater

|The Hartford Courant
Some people write songs with visions of chart success and super-stardom. Leonard Cohen writes songs because he feels them.

The 74-year-old Canadian singer and songwriter has been the subject of renewed interest in the past few years, thanks to a loving tribute concert filmed for the 2006 DVD and soundtrack album "I'm Your Man," his induction last year into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the March release of a new concert recording, "Live in London," which coincides with his first North American tour in 15 years.

Although his fans are delighted with the latter development, it's not quite a triumphant return for Cohen. He's on the road largely because he had run out of money. In 2005, he sued a former manager for mismanaging his finances to the tune of $5 million, leaving him with a scant $150,000 in savings for a lifetime's work. (Cohen won a $9 million judgment in 2006 but so far has been unable to collect.)

"I was devastated," Cohen told the Canadian magazine Maclean's in 2005. "You know, God gave me a strong inner core, so I wasn't shattered. But I was deeply concerned."..........

LEONARD COHEN performs May 14 at the Palace Theater, 100 E. Main St., Waterbury. Tickets for the 8 p.m. show are $252.25, $152.25, $91.75 and $71.75. Information: 203-755-4700 or

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