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by tomsakic
Mon Apr 13, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Polly Samson's novel about Hydra in the 60s (and David Gilmour's perfoming Cohen songs)
Replies: 12
Views: 1303

Polly Samson's novel about Hydra in the 60s (and David Gilmour's perfoming Cohen songs)

As it was already mentioned elsewhere in this forum, David Gilmour (of Pink Floyd) has been covering early Leonard's songs in online promotion of Polly Samson's new novel about Hydra in the 1960s, in which Leonard also appears as one of the characters. Novel's title is A THEATRE FOR DREAMERS (Blooms...
by tomsakic
Mon Apr 13, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Linda Sturgess has passed away
Replies: 10
Views: 793

Re: Linda Sturgess has passed away

.... rest in peace, Linda, our dear friend.
by tomsakic
Tue Apr 07, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Comments & Questions
Topic: The third novel
Replies: 7
Views: 1307

Re: The third novel

The Woman Being Born - which was actually then retitled to My Life in Art (and, at one point, to End of My Life in Art), and then reworked as Death of a Lady's Man and published in 1978. Linda Hutcheon, famous academic, included Death of a Lady's Man in her book about Leonard's prose, not poems (she...
by tomsakic
Tue Apr 07, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Producer Hal Willner has passed away
Replies: 3
Views: 647

Producer Hal Willner has passed away

Variety: https://variety.com/2020/music/obituaries-people-news/hal-willner-dead-dies-music-producer-saturday-night-live-1234573202/ We remember Hal Willner as producer of 2003-2006 Came So Far for Beauty, An Evening of Songs by Leonard Cohen shows, which were filmed for Lian Lunson's 2006 film I'm Y...
by tomsakic
Tue Apr 07, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Paola Pigozzi has passed away
Replies: 7
Views: 849

Re: Paola Pigozzi has passed away

Oh, Paola... so many happy meetings during LC's Italian concerts and our previous events. Rest in peace, our friend.
by tomsakic
Fri May 11, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: News
Topic: TEN YEARS 2008-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 918

TEN YEARS 2008-2018

Today, May 11 2018, marks exactly ten years of Leonard Cohen's "comeback". The world tour (his first since 1993) started on May 11 2008 in Fredericton in Canada, and as we all know, the history of popular music changed when tour finished only on December 21, 2013, five years later - and we can say, ...
by tomsakic
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Tribute concerts, Cover versions & Soundtracks
Topic: New film (video installation) by James Benning "L. Cohen"
Replies: 0
Views: 1664

New film (video installation) by James Benning "L. Cohen"

The legendary US filmmaker and video artist James Benning has new work entitled "L. Cohen". The film premiered at 2018 Berlinale Film Festival and in Paris at the Cinéma du réel film festival. The Berlinale website categorises it as a " single-channel video installation, 45 min. Without dialogue ". ...
by tomsakic
Tue Aug 22, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Pitchfork names "Songs Of Leonard Cohen" 11th best album of the 1960s
Replies: 0
Views: 1010

Pitchfork names "Songs Of Leonard Cohen" 11th best album of the 1960s

Pitchfork has published the list of 200 best LPs of the 1960s, according to the votes of their stuff (more than 50 contributors). Songs of Leonard Cohen are on #11: http://pitchfork.com/features/lists-and-guides/the-200-best-albums-of-the-1960s/?page=10 Many jazz LPs on the list, and in rock or pop,...
by tomsakic
Mon Nov 28, 2016 12:07 am
Forum: News
Topic: Leonard on the cover - also contributions requested
Replies: 48
Views: 43374

Re: Leonard on the cover - also contributions requested

Komboloi (worry beads), it is Greek "rosary", but totally secular thing (not religious) - old men in Greece used it to pass their time, as far I know (I saw taxists numbering beads while driving or on traffic lights in Athens). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Worry_beads LC apparently took the habit o...
by tomsakic
Sun Nov 20, 2016 9:59 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Leonard on the cover - also contributions requested
Replies: 48
Views: 43374

Re: Leonard on the cover - also contributions requested

http://www.leonardcohenfiles.com/billboard.jpg New issue, Volume 128, Issue 30 Plerase let us know what's inside the magazine. Billboard's feature is now online at http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/magazine-feature/7580513/leonard-cohen-friends-remember-legend - Remembering Leonard Cohen: Clos...
by tomsakic
Sun Nov 20, 2016 9:55 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Leonard Has Passed Away
Replies: 696
Views: 230016

Re: Leonard Has Passed Away

http://www.salon.com/2016/11/19/i-already-knew-leonard-cohen-was-dead-on-election-day-then-things-got-worse/ Saturday, Nov 19, 2016 10:30 PM UTC I already knew Leonard Cohen was dead on Election Day — then things got worse Our greatest poet died just before Election Day; it felt like an omen, and it...
by tomsakic
Sat Nov 19, 2016 12:46 pm
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: Exclusive Edition of the New Album Coming in the USA
Replies: 16
Views: 9544

Re: Exclusive Edition of the New Album Coming in the USA

Thank you.

I am happy that vinyl is coming out (both versions are now scheduled for December 9). Hoping it will include the CD as Old Ideas did - that makes it easier:)
by tomsakic
Sat Nov 19, 2016 12:40 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Leonard Has Passed Away
Replies: 696
Views: 230016

Re: Leonard Has Passed Away

loki17ie wrote:https://www.instagram.com/p/BM4Zlwwg2r6/?hl=en
Last photo of Leonard?
Actually not, as all photos taken at the LA album launch event were taken one month later.
by tomsakic
Sat Nov 19, 2016 12:25 pm
Forum: News
Topic: New book: Tangle of Matter & Ghost
Replies: 8
Views: 3926

Re: New book: Tangle of Matter & Ghost

Announcement and contents are avaiable at the publisher's site (still without front cover): http://www.academicstudiespress.com/forthcoming/tangle-of-matter-ghost-leonard-cohens-post-secular-songbook-of-mysticisms-jewish-beyond?rq=cohen Tangle of Matter & Ghost: Leonard Cohen’s Post-Secular Songbook...
by tomsakic
Sat Nov 19, 2016 12:20 pm
Forum: News
Topic: New book: Tangle of Matter & Ghost
Replies: 8
Views: 3926

Re: New book: Tangle of Matter & Ghost

Table Magazine has published Elliot R. Wolfson's afterword/postface (his analysis of Come Healing) to Aubrey Glazer's book, titled "The Wisdom of Brokenness in Leonard Cohen’s ‘Come Healing’ (Mourning the poet, the troubador, the rabbi)": http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-arts-and-culture/music/217897...

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