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by LisaLCFan
Fri Jul 21, 2017 4:08 am
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: 13 Hair Conditioners
Replies: 5
Views: 313

Re: 13 Hair Conditioners

I have always wondered about the deeper meaning of that Ding Dong. It is particularly shocking when one realises that the Twist and Twirl in question was drying her Barnet Fair with an electric appliance while having a Laugh. Sadly, her Finger and Thumb failed to teach her how hazardous that could b...
by LisaLCFan
Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: 13 Hair Conditioners
Replies: 5
Views: 313

Re: 13 Hair Conditioners

It is very, very sad indeed. I, too, was following the shampoo thread with tremendous interest. In fact, I was on the verge of participating, ready to type out a list of my three favourite shampoos, when it occurred to me that the omission of “conditioners” from the discussion was not simply racist ...
by LisaLCFan
Thu Jun 29, 2017 12:49 am
Forum: News
Topic: Cohen Verona
Replies: 6
Views: 629

Re: Cohen Verona

Goldin wrote:
Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:21 pm
Sounds as it's just the second "place" named after LC (Edmonton: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=36087), right?
The place in Edmonton (Cohen Corner, it was called) is permanently closed now -- I don't think it was in business for very long.
by LisaLCFan
Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen 80 years on September 21, 2014
Topic: The Bench
Replies: 2
Views: 393

Re: The Bench

You may be onto something, Vicomte. Due to the costs and planning that were apparently involved, instead of a plain stone wall (which is a bit ironic, considering the "stonewalling" that preceded its construction...), I was actually hoping for something more like this Beethoven memorial "bench" in V...
by LisaLCFan
Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:24 am
Forum: News
Topic: Giant mural in Montreal commemorating Leonard Cohen
Replies: 33
Views: 3366

Re: Giant mural in Montreal commemorating Leonard Cohen

Yes, Bev, happy faces are definitely preferable when possible. :D

Cheers!
by LisaLCFan
Tue Jun 20, 2017 4:59 am
Forum: News
Topic: Giant mural in Montreal commemorating Leonard Cohen
Replies: 33
Views: 3366

Re: Giant mural in Montreal commemorating Leonard Cohen

Oh, Bev, I'm beginning to think that you are actually quite fond of the "grumpy" Leonard portrait, the way you seem to be taking sides with its supporters and admirers. ;-)
by LisaLCFan
Tue Jun 20, 2017 2:08 am
Forum: News
Topic: Giant mural in Montreal commemorating Leonard Cohen
Replies: 33
Views: 3366

Re: Giant mural in Montreal commemorating Leonard Cohen

Well, Bev, the positive reactions to the "grumpy" Leonard mural by those people shown in your video link of that news story may simply prove one (or both) of two things: 1) the news story was deliberately biased in favour of the grumpy mural because it was clearly against the location of the second ...
by LisaLCFan
Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Giant mural in Montreal commemorating Leonard Cohen
Replies: 33
Views: 3366

Re: Giant mural in Montreal commemorating Leonard Cohen

Lovely photo of Leonard, Geoffrey, and indeed, that is how I picture Leonard in my mind, and how I ideally would like to see him portrayed by others. (But, the world is not an ideal place, is it?) I agree that "controversial" artwork is often (usually?) a deliberate (and rather shameless) attempt at...
by LisaLCFan
Sun Jun 18, 2017 6:34 am
Forum: News
Topic: Giant mural in Montreal commemorating Leonard Cohen
Replies: 33
Views: 3366

Re: Giant mural in Montreal commemorating Leonard Cohen

Geoffrey: I am glad to know that I'm not the only one who thinks so (or at least, I'm not the only one to voice my sentiments out loud). Bev: You are quite the optimist, how nice! I am not so sure, however, about expecting a significant change of expression in the mural, as every aspect of his face ...
by LisaLCFan
Fri Jun 16, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Giant mural in Montreal commemorating Leonard Cohen
Replies: 33
Views: 3366

Re: Giant mural in Montreal commemorating Leonard Cohen

With regards to Cohen's expression in the mural, am I the only one who thinks that he looks rather grumpy, with that frown and furrowed brow, as if he is disapproving of something (such as a giant image of him being painted on a wall!)? Marvellous likeness, of course, but odd choice of expression. :?
by LisaLCFan
Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Giant mural in Montreal commemorating Leonard Cohen
Replies: 33
Views: 3366

Re: Giant mural in Montreal commemorating Leonard Cohen

...On the second thoughts, the blue ribbon-like thing is too big as a tie. Could it be a scarf? Hi Chengyi, Please see the attached CBC website story, which explains the image as follows: Ledo [the artist who painted it] said the mural is inspired by Cohen's later work, especially his last two albu...
by LisaLCFan
Sat Apr 29, 2017 6:12 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 330
Views: 13147

Re: Along the way ... Discovering Leonard's Albums. continued...

Oh, Hi Vickie, I see that you made a new post. No, of course you said nothing wrong! I am glad that you have found Leonard, but we must all go our own ways and follow our hearts and minds, and my way is a quiet and private one, and I could not possibly express everything about Leonard that I admire ...
by LisaLCFan
Sat Apr 29, 2017 5:57 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 330
Views: 13147

Re: Along the way ... Discovering Leonard's Albums. continued...

...Vickie, this points out the advantage of your approach, "studying" each album before you move on... Since it is my wont to be a voice of dissent, I actually would not have done things the way Vickie did. Leonard changed over the years, as many of us do, and thus, if I wanted to get to know an ar...
by LisaLCFan
Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 330
Views: 13147

Re: Along the way ... Discovering Leonard's Albums. continued...

...I would love to hear what everyone's favorite album is among the later ones, beginning with "Various Positions". ... Hi Vickie, It is hard to pick a favourite, but I suppose "I'm Your Man" holds a special place, being the "first" album for me! One of things I most loved about that album was Leon...
by LisaLCFan
Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 330
Views: 13147

Re: Along the way ... Discovering Leonard's Albums. continued...

Hi Vickie, I was actually thinking that Leonard's new musical "style" on Various Positions might be a bit jarring for you -- I have heard that other people also had that reaction at the time, and I know a few people even now who much prefer Leonard's earlier acoustic/folk sound to what came later. M...

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