POLL: Mosaic or Video for Birthday Greeting

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What would you prefer for the fan greeting to Leonard on his 75th birthday?

Poll ended at Mon Jun 29, 2009 10:07 am

Mosaic
52
69%
Video
23
31%
 
Total votes: 75
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Re: POLL: Mosaic or Video for Birthday Greeting

Postby mutti » Sat Jun 27, 2009 4:30 am

I think its a great idea to both for all the reasons mentioned already! Of course if its not too much work for the people doing making it. Can hardly wait for the next step.
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Re: POLL: Mosaic or Video for Birthday Greeting

Postby ScottM » Sun Jun 28, 2009 3:38 pm

Mosaic
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Re: POLL: Mosaic or Video for Birthday Greeting

Postby Russell Harvey » Sun Jun 28, 2009 6:05 pm

Greetings,
You have my support for the mosaic. Great ideat.
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Re: POLL: Mosaic or Video for Birthday Greeting

Postby tinderella » Sun Jun 28, 2009 10:29 pm

The mosiac for me too , its a great idea
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Re: POLL: Mosaic or Video for Birthday Greeting

Postby ispellit » Mon Jun 29, 2009 11:04 am

Out of practical reasons I'd vote for the mosaik too. I like the video version better but if I imagine thousands of fans sending in their picture, a video would become much more than 10 youtube-minutes long and I wouldn't want to have it splitted up. We must be all together!
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Re: POLL: Mosaic or Video for Birthday Greeting

Postby MarieM » Mon Jun 29, 2009 8:49 pm

Thanks to all of you who voted on this project. As we can see from the poll, the mosaic idea is favored by a wide margin, over two-thirds. Now I know some have suggested that we do both the mosaic and video. My thought would be that we save the video idea for perhaps an end of the tour thank you to Leonard. Rather than hold up photos of signs saying "the" and "to," folks could hold up thank you signs. Maybe we could mix in photos people took during the concerts they attended. We can talk about all this later this year, but might I suggest that you consider taking some photos at the venue you attend or maybe group photos at your meet ups. You might want to hold up a plain white piece of paper and then words could be photoshopped in later that would be brighter and show up better. But enough of the future, we have a mosaic to make!

I will be starting a new thread and moving the posts about the main photo into it so we will continue this project there. Again, thanks to all who participated and remember that your thoughts are needed even more as we discuss the main photo.

Don't forget that we have a separate project going on, the Chelsea Hotel plaque, a lovely gift to honor Leonard for many years to come.
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Re: POLL: Mosaic or Video for Birthday Greeting

Postby Ermengarde11 » Tue Jun 30, 2009 7:13 am

Hello Leonard Cohen fans, I'm a newbie here, but a fan of LC since 1974. I found this site today as I've been deeply engrossed in LC's music for a couple of days, moreso than I've done in years, I'm feeling very much wistful about all the joy and beauty his music has brought me for so very long. And if I can digress for just a moment, I am hopping mad that (according to a cyberfriend in France) Bernie Madoff "made off" with so much of Leonard's fortune, and happy that Madoff received a 150-year sentence today. But that's enough of unhappy things. Both Leonard and Janis have been instrumental in my life in dealing with my own depression issues, and I understand that Leonard has dealt with them too. His music is so healing for me, have any of you felt that way too?

I think the mosaic is excellent, I'm voting for it! Nice work, what an undertaking! Kudos to the artist. Do I need to vote by clicking somewhere or will this message suffice?

BTW folks, I have to share my own personal urban legend with you: I'm the product of that union in the Chelsea Hotel! Well maybe not in actuality, but in my heart I am, Leonard and Janis are my all-time favorite solo artists, they are both so much a part of me I feel like I'm their love child sometimes! Truthfully, I'm too old for this legend to be true, but I feel like I was reborn by their music in many ways. Please indulge me in this silly fantasy, and check out my Cohen covers and Joplin impressions on YouTube if you are so inclined.

Hope to enjoy many moments communicating with you fans of Leonard, I am so happy this site is here!
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Re: POLL: Mosaic or Video for Birthday Greeting

Postby Kiwi56 » Tue Jun 30, 2009 12:50 pm

I would vote for the mosaic, too !
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Re: POLL: Mosaic or Video for Birthday Greeting

Postby Ermengarde11 » Wed Jul 01, 2009 5:16 am

Kiwi56 wrote:I would vote for the mosaic, too !
Hey Kiwi, nice to meet you. I'm new here, have not interacted with any other members so far. I do like the mosaic a lot, but noticed some discussion too about the video, how it possibly could be presented to Leonard at his concert he'll be doing on his birthday. Heck it would be nice if we could do both. But the plaque is a very nice idea, he deserves to join the many other plaques that I understand are at the Chelsea Hotel. I guess I'd scrounge up my $10 and make a contribution for that.
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Re: POLL: Mosaic or Video for Birthday Greeting

Postby Kiwi56 » Wed Jul 01, 2009 10:40 am

Hi Ermengarde,
a hearty welcome to the forum from me :) !
Yes, I also think the plaque is a great idea and I' ve done my payment for it yesterday.

Do you know, what kind of photos they want to take for the mosaic? I can't find it out. Should there be photos from Leonard or photos from the fans?
I would prefer photos from 75 years of Leonard !
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Re: POLL: Mosaic or Video for Birthday Greeting

Postby hydriot » Wed Jul 01, 2009 6:44 pm

Why would Leonard want to look at a picture of Leonard??

Let´s create a mosaic out of a base picture of Lorca and Adam (as adults, or as children even) ... or maybe even of Cassius.
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Re: POLL: Mosaic or Video for Birthday Greeting

Postby friscogrl » Thu Jul 02, 2009 12:18 am

I think it should be a picture of leonard. He should be the focal point. We are doing this because we are his fans and he has meant so much to us. Plus he really wouldn't be looking at himself; he would be looking at us! :D

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Re: POLL: Mosaic or Video for Birthday Greeting

Postby MaryB » Thu Jul 02, 2009 9:54 am

hydriot wrote:Why would Leonard want to look at a picture of Leonard??

Let´s create a mosaic out of a base picture of Lorca and Adam (as adults, or as children even) ... or maybe even of Cassius.
Hydriot, I've already expressed exactly the same sentiments. If we just put ourselves in his shoes for a moment, and there we are at this momentous occasion, and all the people who love you, for your birthday, get you a mosaic of yourself, with tiny pictures of themselves all over it - I just don't know if I would want to look at a picture of myself all the time - he doesn't seem to be narcissistic. I would much rather be gifted with a mosaic of my children that I could hang on the wall, see them portrayed thus everyday, and then discover all the people who love and respect me right there also, one by one. This surely would appeal to his sense of humor.

Marsha, I know he would be looking at us ;-) :D , but wouldn't he appreciate a mosaic of these two individuals whom he has loved unconditionally all his life and who I think IMHO have had a steadying influence on him. These are the people he always comes back to.

And jeepers, I really don't mean to stir up anything. Whatever is decided will ultimately be just fine with me.

Kindest regards always,
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Re: POLL: Mosaic or Video for Birthday Greeting

Postby enilorac » Thu Jul 02, 2009 2:26 pm

Just tossing out another idea: how about a mosaic showing the interlaced hearts that appear on so many tour merchandise items? It's clearly a symbol that resonates for Leonard, and it means "Leonard Cohen" to many of us. Isn't it also more likely to be something you'd want to look at often than a giant mosaic of yourself?
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Re: POLL: Mosaic or Video for Birthday Greeting

Postby margaret » Thu Jul 02, 2009 10:34 pm

The poll ended a few days ago with a majority voting for the mosaic.
There is now another thread here
viewtopic.php?f=38&t=15649&start=60

discussing what images would work best.

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