At 78, Cohen is more spontaneous and warm than just about any of his folk or rock contemporaries – wearing a snappy suit and fedora, reciting poems, giving short speeches and doling out classics as well as tunes from last year’s Old Ideas. Drink whenever the Webb sisters, Cohen’s pristine backup vocalists, do a backflip.
From 2013’s Hottest Tours by Steve Knopper (Rolling Stone: January 16, 2013). The awe-inspiring, vertigo-inducing photo of the Chicago Theatre marque promoting the March 13, 2013 Leonard Cohen held at that venue was taken by Woolstrum.
DrHGuy Note: While I’ve watched the Webb Sisters perform a batch of cartwheels, I’ve never seen them execute a backflip. Maybe the folks from Rolling Stone got a special show – or they are covertly encouraging sobriety by creating an impossible to win drinking game.
I am republishing selected posts from my former Leonard Cohen site, Cohencentric, here on AllanShowalter.com (these posts can be found at Leonard Cohen). This entry was originally posted January 17, 2013 at DrHGuy.com.