Tuesday, April 21, 2009

wow part 2

Here's something else that makes me feel very small.

Now, normally i hate videos shot by fans at concerts, but this one turned out kinda okay, and even the sound is decent. Here's Leonard Cohen singing his famous song 'Hallelujah' at Coachella.

On the face of it, it might seem a sad thing that this 74 year old man(!) is having to perform at all. (Read about his tribulations with his former manager making off with all of his fucking money here.) But on the other hand, he is so humble, and so seemingly centered that it seems like his choice to go out and sing. Even in the interview below he really seems to be over having his life savings ripped off, forcing him to go back to work.

And the fan response in this vid is pretty fucking awesome too.


Also, here's a link to an NPR interview he did back in 2006, but which re-aired recently.

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