Last night I decided to watch the DVD of Leonard Cohen’s London concert from 2007 or 2008 once again. You have to watch it every so often to remind yourself of how good it was. I appreciated his introductory comment where he welcomed and thanked the audience for meeting him “this side of intimacy”. The venue was enormous.
We had been fortunate enough to see him at Manchester’s Opera House, a truly intimate venue, where we sat about ten rows back from the stage. The concert was pretty much the same as regards songs but the atmosphere must have been very different. The Manchester concert gave us goosebumps, it was so good. Our son told us the London concert did the same but I am not totally convinced.
We saw him again in Vigo, in one of the summer concerts in Castrelos Park sponsored by the municipality. We paid the grand sum of €12 per ticket to see that concert. The Sublime Webb Sisters, as Leonard Cohen always referred to them, did cartwheels on the stage. Fabulous stuff!
I wonder what you do after you have played with the likes of Leonard Cohen. I heard that the Sublime Webb Sisters were invited to play with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. It is to be hoped that they did not get a complex about the person they were supporting dying on them!
Today we are traveling to the far north, well, Newcastle, where it is reported to have snowed. I fully expected to find snow in Delph this morning but we just went on with crisp and cold. Snow is, however, forecast for later in the day.
According to stuff I have read in the newspaper, divorce celebrity-style is very civilised these days. For example, “Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin recently revealed that things had gone so well post-breakup that he had accompanied Paltrow on her honeymoon with new love, Brad Falchuck.” Really? Why would you want anyone extra on your honeymoon? Let alone your ex?
And then I found this about someone I have never heard of: “ The current queen of gracious divorcees is Anna Faris, who poured out her happiness about ex-husband Chris Pratt’s engagement to Katherine Schwarzenegger on Instagram this week, saying, “I’m so happy for you both!!” before offering to perform the wedding ceremony herself (ostensibly a genuine proposition, given that she is an ordained minister).”
There you go.
Maybe Theresa May is still hoping something similar can happen with the UK’s divorce from Europe!