The Dino Dialectic
Perhaps the most prevalent criticism of the Leonard Cohen World Tour concerts has been that Dino Soldo’s solos and the associated gymnastics are too intrusive, too distracting, or just too much.
Perhaps the elements of the Leonard Cohen World Tour concerts most frequently praised by fans – other than Leonard Cohen’s performance itself – have been Dino Soldo’s solos and the associated gymnastics.
Both sides were provided with new evidence of their positions at the November 13, 2009 San Jose show.
For the first time in a sanctioned event, Dino Soldo, starting in the Modified Perch position on the sound monitor apparatus, transitions into a Full Cohen Kneel during his harmonica solo in “I Tried To Leave You,” sticks it, pumps thrice, then adds an unexpected Kneeling Sidestep lateral movement, and finally ascends, returning to his position on the sound monitor.
The applause from the appreciative audience extends past his dismount until the next competitor begins.
Leonard Cohen – I Tried To Leave You (San Jose, 11/13/2009)
While the video will automatically begin during Dino Soldo’s solo, a few seconds before he goes to his knees, I heartily recommend restarting the video afterward to watch the entire performance of the song. This can be accomplished by simply dragging the button on the timeline at the bottom of the screen back to the far left and clicking on the arrow.
Video from albertnoonan
Classic Cohen Kneel Performed By The Move’s Originator
Credit Due Department: I was alerted to this exceptional piece of action by bridger15