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by Andrew (Darby)
Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:19 am
Forum: News
Topic: Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love, film by Nick Broomfield
Replies: 56
Views: 10088

Re: Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love, film by Nick Broomfield

Hi Bev, I just listened to that Sylvie Simmons interview. Whilst she was disappointed in the film, what she says I think is very fair and balanced; it contextualizes the relationship itself and how it is judged from her knowledge of them both and the era they lived in. 8) In my comments in the earli...
by Andrew (Darby)
Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love, film by Nick Broomfield
Replies: 56
Views: 10088

Re: Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love, film by Nick Broomfield

Bev, in response to your musing re whether any of us Melbournians had seen this film, I did indeed see it at the Melbourne International Film Festival, but wasn't sure about posting my thoughts here for one of the reasons I outline below. I really enjoyed it, it spoke to me personally in an emotiona...
by Andrew (Darby)
Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love, film by Nick Broomfield
Replies: 56
Views: 10088

Re: Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love, film by Nick Broomfield

For Melbourne based folk, or those within striking distance who would travel to catch it (and perhaps other festival films) on the big screen, this doco is being screened at the Melbourne International Film Festival on two days: Tues, Aug 6th; Sat, Aug 10th. 8) http://miff.com.au/program/film/marian...
by Andrew (Darby)
Thu Jul 04, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: Hydra Meetups 2019, 2017, 2015, 2013, 2011, 2009, 2007, 2005 & The Event in 2002
Topic: The Future of our Hydra Meet-Ups
Replies: 17
Views: 3150

Re: The Future of our Hydra Meet-Ups

Jarkko and Eija, thank you so much for your splendid efforts over the many years to keep our meet-ups happening... you always could/can be relied on. 8)

Thank you to Caren and Hans for taking over this challenging role... I wish you well with this responsibility.

Cheers,
Andrew D. :)
by Andrew (Darby)
Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Half the Perfect World - Writers, Dreamers and Drifters on Hydra, 1955–1964
Replies: 34
Views: 8451

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

Having read the book and been totally engrossed by it, I'm really looking to this movie production. 8) It will be interesting to see whom they cast in the various roles... and I just hope they try to ensure (as far as is possible) that it's a Canadian young Leonard look-alike who undertakes his role...
by Andrew (Darby)
Thu May 09, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Other music
Topic: Esther Ofarim
Replies: 3
Views: 1557

Re: Esther Ofarim

A friend of mine recently unearthed Esther singing 'Cinderella Rockafella' and shared this with me. :D I then remembered Esther's face was somehow familiar, realizing that this was so, not because I had seen her doing covers of Leonard's songs, which are fantastic renditions I've now been privy to 8...
by Andrew (Darby)
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Collectors' and Traders' Corner
Topic: Album cover reproductions
Replies: 1
Views: 1277

Album cover reproductions

A Cohenite friend of mine, Grant Telford, whom some of you will remember from the Berlin Event in 2006, has created a number of beautiful stained glass acetate print reproductions of various artists' album covers, including a few of Leonard's, as per the attached photos. 8) He sells them for £20 eac...
by Andrew (Darby)
Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Leonard Cohen Saves Lives
Replies: 1
Views: 749

Re: Leonard Cohen Saves Lives

Hi Brucester, thanks for that poignant personal story and I sincerely hope Susan continues to cope in this way. I’ve always felt that many outsiders to Leonard’s music, who just don't get it for whatever reason, often call it depressing and ally it with suicidal thoughts. However, for me it’s the wo...
by Andrew (Darby)
Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:39 am
Forum: Other gatherings
Topic: 26th January 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 4151

Re: 26th January 2019

Thanks Alan, a great report and what a well organised and happy occasion, with it being a 10 years anniversary of the Leconfield Vineyard concert too. 8) :D

I'm sorry I couldn't get along to join you all for this. :(

Cheers,
Andrew :)
by Andrew (Darby)
Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:19 am
Forum: News
Topic: Australian Author Tweets re Leonard Concert.
Replies: 3
Views: 1000

Re: Australian Author Tweets re Leonard Concert.

Hi Greg,

I was at that remarkable Hunter Valley concert at Bimbadgen Winery on January 31st 2009 that Peter FitzSimons refers to (though I didn't run into him). 8)

It was certainly the best concert of my life, but for reasons I won't go into. ;-)

Cheers,
Andrew :D
by Andrew (Darby)
Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: News
Topic: Half the Perfect World - Writers, Dreamers and Drifters on Hydra, 1955–1964
Replies: 34
Views: 8451

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

Hi Greg, that's a nice connection you've made with Paul. :D I've also got my copy of the book and must say it sure is engrossing reading. Although I've just browsed through bits of it and have yet to finish it from cover to cover, it seems to have lots of information about that remarkable bohemian g...
by Andrew (Darby)
Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: The Leonard Cohen Event 2018 in Budapest
Topic: Open Mic - Budapest 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 2149

Re: Open Mic - Budapest 2018

Also, the Open Mic session itself will be held between 16.00 and no later than 18.00 (but preferably finishing before then, to allow time before the evening program). 8)

Cheers,
Andrew :)
by Andrew (Darby)
Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:34 am
Forum: The Leonard Cohen Event 2018 in Budapest
Topic: Open Mic - Budapest 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 2149

Re: Open Mic - Budapest 2018

Dear performers, Just so as you know in advance, we will be having our 'sound check' at 11.30 on Saturday, at the main venue, the Budapest Jazz Club. This is scheduled before the boat cruise at 13.00, but might encroach upon earlier walking tours. Just let me know if you can't be there for this, eit...
by Andrew (Darby)
Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: The Leonard Cohen Event 2018 in Budapest
Topic: Open Mic - Budapest 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 2149

Re: Open Mic - Budapest 2018

Hi Greg,

That would be great! 8)

I'll await an email, once you decide which LC songs/poems you're thinking of performing. ;-)

My email address: darby203@bigpond.com

Cheers,
Andrew :)
by Andrew (Darby)
Mon Jun 25, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Tribute concerts, Cover versions & Soundtracks
Topic: Jazzy Hallelujah on keyboard
Replies: 0
Views: 818

Jazzy Hallelujah on keyboard

This cover version of Hallelujah has a jazzy keyboard arrangement. 8) It is performed by a work colleague and friend of mine, Shannon Green. When I first heard it, just last night, I was suitably impressed and felt it deserved to be aired here on the Forum: https://youtu.be/JDsT_SWhm48 Enjoy! Cheers...

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