Friday, February 13, 2009

Leonard Cohen in Sydney

Watercolour and watercolour pencil
8 x 5 inches on paper
NEW - An Oil painting from this watercolour sketch appears at this post

Leonard Cohen visited Sydney after a 40 year absence. His songs & wonderful lyrics helped me get through a traumatic period a few years ago & it was like going to see an old friend.

The Sydney and Centennial Vineyards Bowral shows were both absolute sensations lasting for over 3 hours of non stop classics. Leonard's voice at age 74 has developed into pure deep chocolate. His 6 piece band and 3 singers were so tight and accomplished with all able to play multi instruments, receiving ovation after ovation from delighted audiences.

Watercolour and watercolour pencil
8 x 5 inches on paper

I remember you well in the Chelsea Hotel you were famous, your heart was a legend.
You told me again you preferred handsome men but for me you would make an exception..
And clenching your fist for the ones like us who are oppressed by the figures of beauty, you fixed yourself, you said, "Well never mind, we are ugly but we have the music."

-Excerpt from Chelsea Hotel No. 2

Watch "Gypsy Wife" from the Sydney Concert

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