Leonard Cohen was on the scene for the June 23, 2012 Jackshit concert held at McCabe’s Guitar Shop in Santa Monica, California. So too, it turns out, were Alex Bublitchi, the new violinist for the 2012 Leonard Cohen Old Ideas World Tour, and Javier Mas, veteran of the 2008-2010 Leonard Cohen World Tour, both of whom have been in and continue be in rehearsal for the 2012 Tour.
Excerpts from Concert #642 – Jackshit at McCabe’s Guitar Shop, posted by Gabe June 24, 2012 at Concert Overload follow (the entire review is well-written, entertaining, and well worth reading):
Those folks who are wondering why I’m always there when Jackshit plays Santa Monica should have been in the audience last night at McCabe’s. For me, the fun started with the spotting of Leonard Cohen, who walked in just before show time and quickly disappeared upstairs. I wasn’t expecting him to guest on the show – and he didn’t – but just being under the same roof with the artist who has been delighting me for decades gave me an unforgettable thrill.
Then there’s always the question about unannounced guests – will there be any? And yes, last night there were a few. Once again, Jackson Browne popped in as “Browne Shit” and delivered an outstanding four-song set that opened with Ween’s “Pretty Girl”, followed by Jackson’s own “Here Comes Those Tears Again” and “Running On Empty” and culminated with the playing of Leonard Cohen’s gorgeous “A Thousand Kisses Deep”, with additional support from Spanish guitarist Javier Mas and Moldavian violinist Alex Bublitchi, both from Leonard Cohen’s band. [emphasis mine]
Credit Due Department: The photo atop this post was originally posted on Leonard Cohen Facebook page by McCabe’s Guitar Shop The second photo, featuring Alex Bublitchi, was posted by Gabe at Concert #642 – Jackshit at McCabe’s Guitar Shop (Concert Overload June 23, 2012).