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by B4real
Sun Jun 25, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: Other music
Topic: Music You're Listening To
Replies: 420
Views: 71588

Re: Music You're Listening To

Roman, I am not surprised that you would like Lorde. Besides her musical aspirations, she’s easy on the eyes ;-) She reminds me of Joan of Arc in a couple of photos in your link even though she is from downunder Auckland NZ. And speaking of downunder, even though the Bee Gees grew up in Australia I ...
by B4real
Sun Jun 25, 2017 3:35 am
Forum: News
Topic: New Book: Lyrics of Leonard Cohen
Replies: 7
Views: 773

Re: New Book: Lyrics of Leonard Cohen

Thanks for the update Jarkko, Maybe this interview which immediately comes to mind could be included. I love listening to Leonard reading his poetry! There are some songs interspersed between the poems and talk. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5PQvLYscIM Interview late 1970’s with Malka Marom Leona...
by B4real
Wed Jun 21, 2017 3:12 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way ... Discovering Leonard's Albums. continued...
Replies: 98
Views: 4905

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

Vickie, Even though I too live in the country and by the sea a few months ago I installed a new very fast internet service and it’s excellent. I hope your new satellite service will be faster as well. I haven’t looked anything up yet about Leonard and Marianne but I think they simply slowly drifted ...
by B4real
Tue Jun 20, 2017 5:12 am
Forum: News
Topic: Giant mural in Montreal commemorating Leonard Cohen
Replies: 29
Views: 1725

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. Ah Lisa, I'll always prefer a happy face to a sad one! All I wrote previously is that I was truly optimistically hoping his expres...
by B4real
Tue Jun 20, 2017 3:47 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way ... Discovering Leonard's Albums. continued...
Replies: 98
Views: 4905

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

Thanks again everyone for your feedback! I don’t have to tell you how special this all is for me. Vickie As I've said before, this has been a healing process for me and a pleasure to help here in some way. Firstly, I thought I’d add this LC quote to the previous ones about how he feels about his wo...
by B4real
Tue Jun 20, 2017 3:34 am
Forum: News
Topic: Giant mural in Montreal commemorating Leonard Cohen
Replies: 29
Views: 1725

Re: Giant mural in Montreal commemorating Leonard Cohen

Indeed, very effective points and opinions Lisa and Geoffrey!

As for the general public, for good or for bad, art is always is the eye of the beholder.

As regards Leonard, maybe they don’t know him like we do ;-)
by B4real
Tue Jun 20, 2017 1:06 am
Forum: News
Topic: Giant mural in Montreal commemorating Leonard Cohen
Replies: 29
Views: 1725

Re: Giant mural in Montreal commemorating Leonard Cohen

Can't help myself, Lisa :) Murals honouring Leonard Cohen get mixed reviews https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7rPJLjJ68c Published on Jun 19, 2017 One Montreal mural dedicated to the late Leonard Cohen is being widely praised, but a second one commissioned by the city is causing controversy and dredg...
by B4real
Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:48 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen 80 years on September 21, 2014
Topic: Bench updates
Replies: 137
Views: 38760

Re: Bench updates

Ah Marie,
I saw Jarkko's post this morning and couldn't find the right words to say and you have said it all for me - I couldn't agree more :D

Just one thing I would add if I may......I've never seen Jarkko looking so dashing in a photo as in the one above ;-)
by B4real
Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:44 am
Forum: News
Topic: Giant mural in Montreal commemorating Leonard Cohen
Replies: 29
Views: 1725

Re: Giant mural in Montreal commemorating Leonard Cohen

Lisa, I can totally relate to your words and I like what Vicki said over the page too. And yes I am an optimist - the latest visual does show a slight softening of LC's face :) Maybe because of the new tonal quality as compared with the first stark monochromatic sketch. Here's an update :http://www....
by B4real
Sun Jun 18, 2017 4:30 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way ... Discovering Leonard's Albums. continued...
Replies: 98
Views: 4905

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

Thanks Vickie, for your kind words – much appreciated! I received plentiful pleasure from doing those portraits! And yes, you are right about the Isle of Wight one. It was actually my very first portrait of Leonard and it was done for him to commemorate the new DVD release of that occasion. I make m...
by B4real
Sun Jun 18, 2017 4:22 am
Forum: News
Topic: Giant mural in Montreal commemorating Leonard Cohen
Replies: 29
Views: 1725

Re: Giant mural in Montreal commemorating Leonard Cohen

Lisa and Geoffrey,
I agree but It's early days yet and approx another two weeks before it's finished so it's possible LC's expression isn't finalised yet .... maybe a slight upward tweaking of the lips (at least one corner) could make all the difference :razz:
by B4real
Sat Jun 17, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way ... Discovering Leonard's Albums. continued...
Replies: 98
Views: 4905

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

:lol: Vickie, that last post of yours made me laugh out loud! And of course you know your journey has but yet begun! Glad your new headphones sound truly excellent! With studio songs not played in concert there are possibly 33 not counting the last two studio albums. You know, all of the songs from ...
by B4real
Fri Jun 16, 2017 2:51 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way ... Discovering Leonard's Albums. continued...
Replies: 98
Views: 4905

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

I expect that eventually some of this work will surface, and I have great hopes that this will be done in in a way that will honor Leonard and his fans rather than solely for monetary reasons. These hopes are bolstered by the fact that those who would have the most say are his children and his loya...
by B4real
Fri Jun 16, 2017 2:37 am
Forum: News
Topic: Giant mural in Montreal commemorating Leonard Cohen
Replies: 29
Views: 1725

Re: Giant mural in Montreal commemorating Leonard Cohen

Ah Vicki, seems smiling is contagious because your words and that thought made me smile too :)

Here's some more info and images regarding the above mural on the Cooper Building, St Laurent Blvd -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsclXhxjbas
by B4real
Thu Jun 15, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Giant mural in Montreal commemorating Leonard Cohen
Replies: 29
Views: 1725

Re: Giant mural in Montreal commemorating Leonard Cohen

And here's the latest on the mural on the Cooper Building on St. Laurent (between Napoleon and Rachel) David Rudin, Montreal Gazette Published on: June 15, 2017 | Last Updated: June 15, 2017 6:39 AM EDT Fans of Montreal’s late great Leonard Cohen are not content to sit and wait for his latest story ...

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