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by MarieM
Wed Nov 08, 2023 12:25 am
Forum: Comments & Questions
Topic: Remembering Leonard
Replies: 15
Views: 9411

Re: Remembering Leonard

First, thank you, Bev, for starting this thread and thanks to all who have contributed over the years. Something comforting about seeing it show up each year. This is always a difficult day. Remembering Leonard makes me sad. I know he would hate that. I like to go back and read some of what was writ...
by MarieM
Tue Oct 31, 2023 4:06 am
Forum: News
Topic: Today is Leonard’s 89th birthday…and the second year of silence
Replies: 50
Views: 9056

Re: Today is Leonard’s 89th birthday…and the second year of silence

Thank you to all who attended the Zoom presentation on Sunday. It seems the Internet gods were in a bad mood. I couldn't get on for the first half hour of the presentation and of course, we know Robert had difficulties as well. If there were others who tried to attend but couldn't, please let me kno...
by MarieM
Tue Oct 24, 2023 9:42 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Today is Leonard’s 89th birthday…and the second year of silence
Replies: 50
Views: 9056

Re: Today is Leonard’s 89th birthday…and the second year of silence

Greetings, Please note that I made an error when scheduling the Zoom presentation. It should have been 10 AM PDT not 10 pm. I believe this works better for most of you. If you have already emailed me, you should have received an updated notice from Robert de Young with the new time (10 a.m.) and the...
by MarieM
Mon Oct 23, 2023 12:41 am
Forum: News
Topic: Today is Leonard’s 89th birthday…and the second year of silence
Replies: 50
Views: 9056

Re: Today is Leonard’s 89th birthday…and the second year of silence

Greetings, The Zoom presentation on the Leonard Cohen archive is scheduled for Sunday, October 29, at 10 p.m. PDT (Los Angeles summer time). Again, if you would like to attend, please email me at megan2c2b@aol.com. You will need a microphone and/or camera to fully participate, but if you have neithe...
by MarieM
Mon Oct 23, 2023 12:37 am
Forum: News
Topic: Today is Leonard’s 89th birthday…and the second year of silence
Replies: 50
Views: 9056

Re: Today is Leonard’s 89th birthday…and the second year of silence

Lisa,

Thank you so much for your comments. It means a great deal that your understanding of the archive has been advanced. You are so kind to share your new view.
by MarieM
Thu Oct 12, 2023 8:34 am
Forum: News
Topic: Today is Leonard’s 89th birthday…and the second year of silence
Replies: 50
Views: 9056

Re: Today is Leonard’s 89th birthday…and the second year of silence

More thoughts to Leonard: Leonard, you once said: “Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash.” Your poetry, the evidence of your life, is contained in your archive, which Canadian academic experts have assessed to be a Canadian national treasure. Your ...
by MarieM
Thu Oct 12, 2023 3:00 am
Forum: News
Topic: Today is Leonard’s 89th birthday…and the second year of silence
Replies: 50
Views: 9056

Re: Today is Leonard’s 89th birthday…and the second year of silence

Thank you, Marie, for your very thoughtful response. I actually do agree with what you wrote -- it would, indeed, be fascinating to be able to see the genesis and evolution of Leonard's work in his many notebooks, and I did not mean to suggest that they have no value. Rather, I was merely thinking ...
by MarieM
Thu Oct 12, 2023 12:54 am
Forum: News
Topic: Today is Leonard’s 89th birthday…and the second year of silence
Replies: 50
Views: 9056

Re: Today is Leonard’s 89th birthday…and the second year of silence

Thanks. I am not really expecting or requiring a response from anyone -- I was just expressing some observations. We were invited to make comments, and so I did. This is clearly a very unpleasant and messy situation between a few people who have a direct connection to Leonard Cohen, and it is unfor...
by MarieM
Thu Oct 12, 2023 12:30 am
Forum: News
Topic: Today is Leonard’s 89th birthday…and the second year of silence
Replies: 50
Views: 9056

Re: Today is Leonard’s 89th birthday…and the second year of silence

I suppose what makes me uncomfortable about all of this is that there seem to be a lot of unknowns as to who knew what, and who said what, and who did what, and who wanted what. There are inconsistencies, a lot of "one person's word against another's", possibly without any proof: if someo...
by MarieM
Fri Oct 06, 2023 7:28 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Today is Leonard’s 89th birthday…and the second year of silence
Replies: 50
Views: 9056

Re: Today is Leonard’s 89th birthday…and the second year of silence

Geoffrey asked: was there was a specific event in 2022 that caused leonard's children to stop being satisfied? Good question, Snow. I don't know the answer. But my speculations were similar to Lisa's. Add to that, Robert Kory was approaching retirement age and there was no obvious successor trustee...
by MarieM
Fri Oct 06, 2023 6:01 am
Forum: News
Topic: Today is Leonard’s 89th birthday…and the second year of silence
Replies: 50
Views: 9056

Re: Today is Leonard’s 89th birthday…and the second year of silence

I just can't be silent about my thoughts on the "Letters to Leonard". I believe your motive to share this info with LC's fans is an honest effort to share what you believe. But I am going to be honest from my end and say that this thread feels unbalanced presenting an argument on Kory's b...
by MarieM
Fri Oct 06, 2023 5:41 am
Forum: News
Topic: Today is Leonard’s 89th birthday…and the second year of silence
Replies: 50
Views: 9056

Re: Today is Leonard’s 89th birthday…and the second year of silence

MarieM wrote: > . . . please feel free to speak, comment, or ask questions. hello marie. a simple comment concerning this paragraph: >" Unfortunately, when you revised your trust in July 2016 to change some bequests and create trusts for your grandchildren, Chudd made an error in drafting the ...
by MarieM
Thu Oct 05, 2023 8:45 am
Forum: News
Topic: Today is Leonard’s 89th birthday…and the second year of silence
Replies: 50
Views: 9056

Re: Today is Leonard’s 89th birthday…and the second year of silence

More of my thoughts to Leonard: Leonard, even though you entered into a management agreement with Robert Kory just prior to your passing, in which you agreed that Robert should receive 15% artist’s compensation, your children have accused Kory of using the Leonard Cohen Family Trust as “his own pers...
by MarieM
Thu Sep 28, 2023 8:28 am
Forum: News
Topic: Today is Leonard’s 89th birthday…and the second year of silence
Replies: 50
Views: 9056

Re: Today is Leonard’s 89th birthday…and the second year of silence

My letter to Leonard continues below: Leonard, you won’t be surprised to learn that entertainment journalism hasn’t improved since you’ve been gone. Variety declared that Reeve Chudd, the attorney who drew up your trust documents in 2005, was Robert Kory’s attorney. This isn’t even logical. When you...
by MarieM
Thu Sep 21, 2023 4:57 am
Forum: News
Topic: Today is Leonard’s 89th birthday…and the second year of silence
Replies: 50
Views: 9056

Today is Leonard’s 89th birthday…and the second year of silence

For some 18 years I had the pleasure and privilege of corresponding with Leonard. In 2011 he hired me to assist with certain aspects of his tour, his recordings and publications. After his passing, I continued to work for the estate. If he were here today, this is what I would tell him. Happy birthd...

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