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Re: 75th birthday

Postby Louise W E » Fri Jul 17, 2009 10:17 pm

forgot to say I would like instructions for the mosaic photo.
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Re: 75th birthday

Postby MaryB » Fri Jul 17, 2009 10:20 pm

Louise,

Go to the Barcelona thread under Summer Tour in Europe 2009 and join the party!
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Re: 75th birthday

Postby jarkko » Fri Jul 17, 2009 11:17 pm

viewtopic.php?f=35&t=15145&start=150
this takes you to page 11 of the thread but you have to read the previous pages, too, to find out about everything that will happen!
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Re: 75th birthday

Postby jann » Mon Jul 20, 2009 9:49 am

Hello,

Could someone let me know if anything is being held for Leonards birthday in Australia, preferably NSW thanks heaps
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Re: 75th birthday

Postby Kanga » Wed Aug 12, 2009 7:48 pm

I am going to be reading poetry on the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square next week. I'd love to inlude something as a tribute to Leonard's 75th birthday.

I have started a thread in the poetry place
viewtopic.php?f=10&t=16799
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Re: 75th birthday

Postby leonardmtl » Wed Aug 12, 2009 9:23 pm

Kanga,

What a wonderful co-incidence!

This Saturday, I will be mirroring your poetry reading with leading a discussion of LC's work at our Literary Group in Waterville Valley, New Hampshire.

Typically we study and analyse the icons of literature....Checkov, Tolstoi, Hemingway, Dante, Virgil etc. Leonard has often said he is a mere songwriter compared to these giants. I think we shall find otherwise as we understand how he touches us so deeply with universal feelings.

Our format will be, after noting Leonard's biography, to analyze several of his more important songs, and listen to an audio of each song after the analysis. We will start with "Hallelujuh" followed by "The Future, Democracy, Anthem, Closing Time and others, if time permits. At this end , I expect to pass out a CD of all these songs to the newly converted.

Frankly, after delving into the multiple layers of his songs, the songs themselves have now touched me even more deeply.

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Re: 75th birthday

Postby lizzytysh » Sun Aug 16, 2009 5:13 pm

Kanga and Leonard ~

I wish you could videotape and share with us your poetry reading and discussion group 8) .


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Re: 75th birthday

Postby Kanga » Tue Aug 18, 2009 2:42 am

I will be on the plinth in Trafalgar Square on Thursday 20th August from 7am to 8am.
I intend to read "Because of a Few Songs" towards the end - say 07:50 BST approx.
Thanks for your support.

The website for the live streaming in Trafalgar square is: http://www.oneandother.co.uk/

I have a Participant’s Web page – : http://www.oneandother.co.uk/participants/Carol_C

Afterwards you will be able to replay the video from my participants page.
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Re: 75th birthday

Postby honey604 » Tue Aug 18, 2009 3:30 am

Re: 75th birthday


This sounds fascinating! Wish I could be there, Leonard from Montreal. I'm so close, yet so far. Many of LC's songs have deep meaning for me--and the more I listen, the more I hear...

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Re: 75th birthday

Postby leonardmtl » Tue Aug 18, 2009 4:23 am

honey604 wrote:Re: 75th birthday


This sounds fascinating! Wish I could be there, Leonard from Montreal. I'm so close, yet so far. Many of LC's songs have deep meaning for me--and the more I listen, the more I hear...

Honey604 (from Boston area)
Hi Honey604

Our Literary Group had a great time with Leonard's work and loved the nuances and many layers we explored.

I can assure you that you have been welcome in our group and these newbies would have enjoyed hearing from a "real" Cohenite!

You can see a review of that meeting in the News section under "Leonard Reviewed in New Hampshire"

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Re: 75th birthday

Postby honey604 » Wed Aug 19, 2009 5:31 am

Hi Leonard..

You attended the May 29 concert in Boston- as I can see from your list of concerts. I was in that crowd too. What a wonderful evening it was! It was my second LC concert, the first being in Montreal last June, which was a transforming experience. I found this site soon afterwards and though I don't post often I do visit almost daily. It's wonderful "meeting" other Leonard Cohen enthusiasts and learning, learning, learning.

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Re: 75th birthday

Postby Kanga » Fri Aug 21, 2009 1:44 pm

Well its all over, I had a wonderful time yesterday on the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square, the weather was bright, I think I managed to do everything I intended, I’m still coming back down to earth. The feed back so far is very good – good sound on the internet – reasonable sound in the square. I’d love to hear what you think.

If you go to my participants’ page you can replay my hour as often as you like
http://www.oneandother.co.uk/participants/Carol_C

The bit of the programme for internet friends starts at 51min so you can go directly ;-)
It starts with me talking about the rain at Weybridge and waving my famous blue raincoat :oops:
Oh and I did wish Leonard a Happy 75th Birthday :D


51.00 For the Leonard Cohen Forum:
“Because of a Few Songs” by Leonard Cohen
53.00 For Longdogs Denise and Henry:
“The Leg” by Spike Milligan – I’m sorry the cameraman missed the actions
54.20 For all Longdogs (Show of Hands fans) and winners and losers in the credit crunch:
“Arrogance, Ignorance and Greed” (AIG) by Steve Knightley
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Re: 75th birthday

Postby Tchocolatl » Sat Aug 29, 2009 6:47 am

On top of all this, he has to receive also at least one bottle of Château Latour 1982. :D We want him to sing, don't we?
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Re: 75th birthday

Postby margaret » Sat Aug 29, 2009 12:42 pm

How much ? :shock: for one bottle :roll:
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Re: 75th birthday

Postby Tchocolatl » Sat Aug 29, 2009 5:11 pm

OK. Maybe next year, if we start right now to work on the project : one euro per fan. 8)

Considering the fact that he does not need this to sing. :D

Dear (and so sweet) Margaret, how pleasant it is to read you again this morning and how exciting is this Birthday GT on September 21 in Spain. No doubt that you guys will have a terrific time in Barcelona. I would not be surprised if somebody reports having seen the ghost of Federico Garcia Lorca at some times during the night. Just too bad that I can't be there. Have fun!
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