I was in Gothenburg a week ago, doing Mr Leonard Cohen.
The short man with the hat, with that big voice :D
Leonard is 77 and will be 78 in a couple of weeks.
But he walks and bicyling a lot :D
He is a rather simple man with a lot of love.
In january this year he released his 12th album called Old Ideas.
I took some pictures, just with my cell phone...on the gig and tearing down the stage :D
Cohen has been involved with Buddhism since the 1970s and was ordained a Buddhist monk in 1996; however he is still religiously Jewish: "I'm not looking for a new religion. I'm quite happy with the old one, with Judaism
The album received uniformly positive reviews from publications like Rolling Stone, the Chicago Tribune, and The Guardian. At a record release party for the album in January 2012, Cohen spoke with The New York Times reporter Jon Pareles who states that "mortality was very much on his mind and in his songs [on this album]." Pareles goes on to characterize the album as "an autumnal album, musing on memories and final reckonings, but it also has a gleam in its eye. It grapples once again with topics Mr. Cohen has pondered throughout his career: love, desire, faith, betrayal, redemption. Some of the diction is biblical; some is drily sardonic. The album was named as a nominee for the 2012 Polaris Music Prize on June 14, 2012.
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