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Caroline Keating

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

She describes herself as

I’m just a girl who likes to tinker on her piano at 2 am and make up stories…

And that’s what she did (not at 2 am, though) yesterday in Nürnberg’s Musikzentrale in a really great concert.

I’ll keep it short, it is hard to put into words anyway, but that really was a touching experience. Maybe even more than last year’s Leonard Cohen concert in Berlin.

…maybe it is no coincidence that both are from Montreal?

Now only Christian needs to get the Photos posted on his sitewhich he finally did. Thanks!

BTW: if you wan to see more great concert photo’s, Christian Deckelmann’s website is a must. (You’d never guess that he is a (really cool btw) network administrator in real life ;-) )

First we take Manhattan,

Tuesday, October 7th, 2008

Then he took Berlin.

This weekend, I went to Berlin with my wife to experience one of the best concerts I have seen ever. Originally, we just wanted to go there, “because it will probably be the last tour of Leonard” and we did not want to regret missing the opportunity. We did not expect it to be a great musical experience.

We could not have been more wrong.

It was simply great. Despite the location (the new, controversial “O2 World” arena in Berlin) being rather ill suited for such events - it might be good for basketball or ice hockey, but definitely not for concerts - it was really a thrilling experience.
The sound was really marvelous, and I was surprised that the Golden Voice was still as fascinating as when I last heard it live 15 years ago at the “Rock am See”-festival in Constance. Supported by an excellent band and background singers, it was not only an event for old fans, but really a musical masterpiece.

More reports can be found over at the Leonard Cohen Forum.

Everybody who lives near one of the places where the Tour still takes place: don’t miss the opportunity to go, you might regret it later.