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24 April 2009 @ 12:05 am
Leonard Cohen playlist @ WAMU Theater, Seattle  
Set I
"Dance Me to the End of Love"
"The Future"
"Ain't No Cure for Love"
"Everybody Knows"
"In My Secret Life"
"Who By Fire"
"Chelsey Hotel #2"
"Waiting for the Miracle"
"Anthem" there is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in

Set II
"Tower of Song"
"Suzanne"
"The Gypsy's Wife"
"The Partisan"
"Boogie Street" (Sharon Robinson)
"Hallelujah"
"I'm Your Man"
A Thousand Kisses Deep
"Take This Waltz"

Encore
"So Long Marianne"
"First We Take Manhattan"
"Famous Blue Raincoat"
"Sisters of Mercy"
"If It Be Your Will" (Webb Sisters)
"Democracy"
"I Tried to Leave You"
"Wither Thou Goest"

Surrounded by words-beyond-amazing musicians:
Sharon Robinson, Javier Mas, Charley & Hattie Webb (the Webb Sisters), Roscoe Beck, Dino Soldo, Bob Metzger, Neil Larsen, Rafael Gayol

(Soldo and Mas ... mas, no really.)

And a fragment of his parting blessing:
May you be surrounded by friends and family
and if this is not your lot
then may these blessings find you in your solitude.
 
 
 
Laurendj_stitch on April 24th, 2009 11:54 am (UTC)
Oh, so glad you got to see him! I never have, and he's one of my all-time favorites.
autonomic_pilotautonomic_pilot on April 24th, 2009 02:31 pm (UTC)
I love that parting commentary.


I'm going to take a wild stab at supposing you had a great time. Tell me about it this evening, eh?
sculptruth on April 24th, 2009 04:02 pm (UTC)
I have the jealous, but I look forward to hearing everyone's experience!
(Anonymous) on April 24th, 2009 04:17 pm (UTC)
Surprised
I was so surprised how he ended the concert - I was waiting for him to play 'Closing Time'. I felt the way he did end it was sort've like saying 'Thanks and Good-bye...forever.' I'm guessing this will probably be his last tour. I'm so glad I saw him.

Jody

Kburgunder on April 24th, 2009 04:20 pm (UTC)
Re: Surprised
Yeah. The whole concert was the blessing, those amazing ending words were very much just wrapping it in a ribbon and saying, "Here."

What an experience. My words will never do it justice.
Keep your fork there's pie!jennaxide on April 24th, 2009 06:25 pm (UTC)
Re: Surprised
Thank you so much for sharing this!