Friday, June 24, 2011

Saw Tim Minchin in concert

last night - it was amazing.  He is better in person that on DVD (no surprise) - I think he was genuinely touched by the standing ovations....I was shocked to see so many people in Portland at his show.

I was really wanting him to close the show with "White Wine in the Sun" - but I think I am equally happy to hear a great version of a cover from one of my favorite song writers. He sang "Hallelujah" by Leonard Cohen (in the Jeff Buckley style) I liked how part way through the song when we were all singing the chorus "Hallelujah" over and over again.....he turned to the audience, smiled and said

"You are all getting the irony in this right?"


I did not record the show - the venue police were quite on top of cameras last night.  But here is a link to a version he of the song he did in London earlier this year.

It is like Halloween, just got to get out there and find your people.  It was nice to be a heathen among heathens. I wanted to turn around at the end of the show and say "Hey, everyone can we exchange emails......yes, all of you."

But I didn't and they all disappeared into the night.


  1. I am really curious about hearing Tim Minchin sing Hallelujah.

  2. Good, I was wondering how it went. We are going to see him next Saturday:) Does he hang around afterwards at all?

  3. trickortreat - he did not in Portland...but I would still hangout afterwards and see if he does!!

    Have a great time!

  4. I'm sure we will. I've been watching his vids on YouTube, and I gotta tell ya, I think he's hot!
    As far as Hallelujah goes, I'm a big fan of k.d. lang's version too.