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by Greg Ross
Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Half the Perfect World - Writers, Dreamers and Drifters on Hydra, 1955–1964
Replies: 13
Views: 1915

Re: Half the Perfect World - Writers, Dreamers and Drifters on Hydra, 1955–1964

Salutations fellow Cohenites I wrote to the authors of HALF THE PERFECT WORLD, to congratulate them on their book, it turned out they are both based in Perth, Western Australia – Paul Genoni at Curtin University and Tanya Dalziell at the University of Western Australia. As you’ll see from Paul’s rep...
by Greg Ross
Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Half the Perfect World - Writers, Dreamers and Drifters on Hydra, 1955–1964
Replies: 13
Views: 1915

Re: Half the Perfect World - a couple more pics of Leonard.

As we can only add three pics to each post, I thought I'd cheat and treat everyone to a couple more.
by Greg Ross
Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Half the Perfect World - Writers, Dreamers and Drifters on Hydra, 1955–1964
Replies: 13
Views: 1915

Half the Perfect World - a Perfect Offering

Salutations people, Most members are very well aware of Leonard's early history on Hydra and how the Australian literary couple, George Johnston and Charmian Clift took him under the wing when he arrived on the island. The Melbourne based Monash University Publishing has published what at first glan...
by Greg Ross
Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: News
Topic: Leonard advertising the Singapore F1 Grand Prix
Replies: 5
Views: 667

Re: Leonard advertising the Singapore F1 Grand Prix

I'm wondering if they sought permission from Leonard's estate! I'm sure Robert Korey will be on to it, if they didn't and he finds out! I might have the only proof!
by Greg Ross
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: News
Topic: Leonard advertising the Singapore F1 Grand Prix
Replies: 5
Views: 667

Re: Leonard advertising the Singapore F1 Grand Prix

Hi Weilin

It was the Foxtel broadcast.
Cheers
Greg
by Greg Ross
Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Leonard advertising the Singapore F1 Grand Prix
Replies: 5
Views: 667

Leonard advertising the Singapore F1 Grand Prix

Amazing this evening - I sat down to watch the Singapore F1 Grand Prix and they played the ad for the GP. It was Leonard singing 'YOU WANT IT DARKER.' I just managed to grab the phone and record the last bit of the ad, as I thought nobody would believe me - click on the link below. https://twitter.c...
by Greg Ross
Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: The Leonard Cohen Event 2018 in Budapest
Topic: Open Mic - Budapest 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 1313

Re: Open Mic - Budapest 2018

Salutations Andrew

I'll do something ... but I can't remember what.
Hmm - there may be strings attached.
by Greg Ross
Mon Jul 02, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: The Leonard Cohen Event 2018 in Budapest
Topic: T-shirt size chart
Replies: 7
Views: 1092

Re: T-shirt size chart

You've done really well there Eva, they are good genuine sizes. To reassure the bigger blokes - well fed, well watered coves like me! - the 4XL is a genuine 4XL, I measured a couple of American T-Shirts I have and if anything the sizes are slightly bigger, by a cm or two. It's always so frustrating ...
by Greg Ross
Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: News
Topic: All the World's A Stage
Replies: 2
Views: 615

All the World's A Stage

Late last year, I stumbled across an amazing marionette of Leonard on a Facebook Forum, it had been commissioned for a buyer in the US. I was so intrigued by both the artist's ability and the possibilities, I resolved to make contact with the marionette maker and did so in late January (a few weeks ...
by Greg Ross
Sun Dec 24, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Happy Holidays
Replies: 25
Views: 2704

Re: Happy Holidays

Our Christmas card to all!
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by Greg Ross
Wed May 03, 2017 1:29 am
Forum: Hydra Meetups 2019, 2017, 2015, 2013, 2011, 2009, 2007, 2005 & The Event in 2002
Topic: Hydra 2017 list updated & unconfirmed names removed
Replies: 1
Views: 1637

Re: Hydra 2017 list updated & unconfirmed names removed

Apologies to our fellow Cohenistas - a couple of health issues have unfortunately meant we've sadly got no option but to cancel our trip this year - long distance flying is out for me at the moment, but we look forward to seeing everyone in Budapest next year. Have a wonderful time on glorious Hydra.
by Greg Ross
Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: News
Topic: the beauty of our weapons
Replies: 4
Views: 1254

Re: the beauty of our weapons

I have a different view - I always felt that Leonard had a deep interest in the military and battle, which is not to say he was a raging pro-gun enthusiast, rather he understood the primeval instinct / human condition to fight / protect / raid. As with most Jewish, Christian and Islamic texts, battl...
by Greg Ross
Sun Jan 01, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Collectors' and Traders' Corner
Topic: The promotional Darker poster (by Sony Germany)
Replies: 7
Views: 2663

Re: The promotional Darker poster (by Sony Germany)

You are a gentleman, a scholar and a genius! Cheers and many thanks Jarkko!
by Greg Ross
Mon Dec 12, 2016 12:53 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Leonard Has Passed Away
Replies: 694
Views: 149402

Re: Leonard Has Passed Away

I was honoured to be asked to write thoughts on Leonard's passing and his 50 year influence on my life for the on-line magazine Spirit Fanzine. It's in German, however there is an English translation link at the bottom of the page: http://www.spirit-ein-laecheln-im-sturm.de/heroes/pdf/Leonard_Cohen_...
by Greg Ross
Fri Dec 02, 2016 5:01 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Re: Chopper sings harmony with Lenny
Replies: 2
Views: 684

Re: Chopper sings harmony with Lenny

A bit of fun at a very sad time - We're in our courtyard listening to Leonard, when Chopper, the Motorbike Frog living in the fountain sings harmony ... beautifully! https://twitter.com/GregWRoss/status/80 ... 24/video/1

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