South By SF

April 14, 2009

Leonard Cohen at The Paramount Theater, 4/13/2009

Filed under: Show Reviews — Tags: , , — Gordon @ 10:51 am
It's a bit blurry because it all seemed like a strange dream, or because I took it with my Blackberry

It's a bit blurry because it all seemed like a strange dream, or because I took it with my Blackberry

There was a lot of discussion in the weeks leading up to this show about why it was happening now.  None of that seemed to matter when I saw the marquee, pictured above, with the name and dates.  It was really Leonard Cohen, live in concert!

I’d listened to the NPR recording a few times; needed to make sure he was still going to sound good at age 74 before I made the effort to go to the show.  There’s nothing worse than going to see a legendary act and have that act look and sound awful.  It can ruin all the memories.  But the NPR recording sounded so good, I came in with high hopes. (more…)

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