Saturday, 19 September 2009

Leonard Cohen - to sing or not to sing?

...once I stopped smacking myself about the head for thinking spiteful, gleeful thoughts, after reading about Mr Cohen collapsing on stage in Bilbao...

[To put it in context: I am one of the many people who were unable to get tickets for his Tel Aviv show. I did have the chance to pick up tickets after the fact, but for NIS 1000 ($250, more or less) each; no way on earth that was going to happen, "VIP" section or not. I'd have to go on baked beans on toast rations for the next year as a consequence.]

...I noticed that this sentence in the BBC report: "After Spain, Cohen is due to perform in Florida on 17 October."

As any fule kno, Mr Cohen is scheduled to entertain 47,000 people next Thursday. Which is quite some time before the 17th of October. Petty malevolence on the part of the BBC? Part of a creeping attempt to erase Israel from the cultural map?

No, actually (at worst), sloppy research. Because Mr Cohen's website skips the Tel Aviv gig too.

Odd that. Although, after all the palaver in setting it up, perhaps he'd rather forget about it too...

2 comments:

MMM said...

Still no luck with tickets?

Goy said...

Nope. We've decided to take a bottle of wine and listen from the car park.