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by Greg Ross
Sat Aug 29, 2015 12:47 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Banjo Bopping into Hydra
Replies: 2
Views: 512

Banjo Bopping into Hydra

Thought I'd get the pastels out, after a ten year hiatus, just to see ... all at sea! And I wasn't going to post the portrait of Lenny, as it's the first shot at doing a portrait and there are quite a few mistakes - if you're being kind, it COULD be The Man, however Ann tells me I should, so I have.
by Greg Ross
Wed Jul 01, 2015 1:01 am
Forum: Hydra Meetups 2019, 2017, 2015, 2013, 2011, 2009, 2007, 2005 & The Event in 2002
Topic: World's Earliest Piano
Replies: 3
Views: 2386

Re: World's Earliest Piano

Hey there Mary and George! Salutations from Amsterdam - I fly home to Perth tomorrow, whilst Ann stays on to deal with the last of our paperwork trevails for registering our Oz marriage in Germany! God help us! Anyhow, glad you liked the pics, I so wanted you and George to be on Hydra, but nevermind...
by Greg Ross
Tue Jun 23, 2015 10:41 am
Forum: Hydra Meetups 2019, 2017, 2015, 2013, 2011, 2009, 2007, 2005 & The Event in 2002
Topic: Hydra 2015: thank you, Friends!
Replies: 21
Views: 7927

Re: Hydra 2015

Salutations people Ann and I would like to add our heartfelt thanks to Jarkko and Eija for the wonderful weekend on Hydra. I know exactly what's involved in organising such events, not just in the planning, but also in the day to day execution, you really can't relax at any stage. Thanks also to the...
by Greg Ross
Thu Jun 11, 2015 10:55 am
Forum: Hydra Meetups 2019, 2017, 2015, 2013, 2011, 2009, 2007, 2005 & The Event in 2002
Topic: World's Earliest Piano
Replies: 3
Views: 2386

World's Earliest Piano

I'd like to give my heartfelt thanks to the Greek Government for giving me permission to practise 'Bird On The Wire" on the World's earliest known piano at the Acropolis. :lol:
by Greg Ross
Mon May 25, 2015 1:59 pm
Forum: Hydra Meetups 2019, 2017, 2015, 2013, 2011, 2009, 2007, 2005 & The Event in 2002
Topic: Hydra Meetup - program update
Replies: 6
Views: 3062

Re: Take Sufficient Medication With You

There is a current warning to travellers visiting Greece, that all pharmacists are on indefinite strike and visitors are warned to take sufficient prescribed medication with them.
by Greg Ross
Fri May 22, 2015 3:34 pm
Forum: Hydra Meetups 2019, 2017, 2015, 2013, 2011, 2009, 2007, 2005 & The Event in 2002
Topic: Hydra update: no bench in June??
Replies: 27
Views: 7127

Re: Marie ... Hydra?

Marie and George ... are you two coming to Hydra?
:?:
by Greg Ross
Fri May 22, 2015 3:27 pm
Forum: Hydra Meetups 2019, 2017, 2015, 2013, 2011, 2009, 2007, 2005 & The Event in 2002
Topic: Hydra update: no bench in June??
Replies: 27
Views: 7127

Re: Nevermind no bench ... what about ...???

i just thought I would mention that the Le Mans 24 Hours is on during our 'Bench Free' weekend. I mentioned this personal sacrifice to Ann and she replied "And so?"
Please, no tears, I am shocked that she doesn't understand what I'm forgoing for Leonard!
by Greg Ross
Tue May 19, 2015 5:08 am
Forum: Hydra Meetups 2019, 2017, 2015, 2013, 2011, 2009, 2007, 2005 & The Event in 2002
Topic: Hydra update: no bench in June??
Replies: 27
Views: 7127

Re: Hydra update: no bench in June??

Bench or no bench, it's vital to carry on, in support of Jarkko, the architect and the Hydra mayor etc, not to mention the well being of the forum and respect for Leonard of Hydra. 'We all have the sort of person who's objected to the bench seat and public access in our communities, we call them NIM...
by Greg Ross
Wed Mar 18, 2015 5:45 pm
Forum: Comments & Questions
Topic: To Tour Again, or Not.
Replies: 20
Views: 4022

To Tour Again, or Not.

Time it was, oh what a time it was … whoops, that’s not quoting Cohen, that’s some bloke called Simon! Oh well, it fits my whiskey-laden musing – the all-time greatest Leonard Cohen band. Like so many of us, I’ve been lucky to see many, but by no means all, of Cohen’s bands / on stage backers ... an...
by Greg Ross
Sun Mar 08, 2015 3:24 pm
Forum: Hydra Meetups 2019, 2017, 2015, 2013, 2011, 2009, 2007, 2005 & The Event in 2002
Topic: Our Hydra Meetup in June 2015
Replies: 12
Views: 8140

Re: Our Hydra Meetup in June 2015

It's official - I've got the leave - Mr and Mrs Ross will be attending the Hydra Meet-Up in June.
by Greg Ross
Mon Sep 29, 2014 12:45 pm
Forum: 2014 releases: Popular Problems & Live in Dublin
Topic: Cohen's Polish on the Problem of Being Popular
Replies: 4
Views: 1112

Cohen's Polish on the Problem of Being Popular

Of recent times – well, since somewhere 'round '67, I've rushed to the release of a Cohen album. There has never been disappointment, 'though occasionally time was of the essence in the ephemeral art of interpretation. 'Old Ideas ' was perhaps the most difficult for me, although the bobbing banjo ap...
by Greg Ross
Sat Jul 12, 2014 7:53 am
Forum: News
Topic: Did Leonard Propose to Clare?
Replies: 1
Views: 1599

Did Leonard Propose to Clare?

There's a lovely quote in The Weekend Australian Magazine, (July 12-13, 2014) from the singer, Clare Bowditch (she toured with Leonard in Oz a couple of years back). She's asked: "Is it true Leonard Cohen proposed?" She replies" I was touring with him a couple of years ago and he was being absolutel...
by Greg Ross
Sat Jan 04, 2014 3:33 pm
Forum: Other gatherings
Topic: Ahh ... Vienna!
Replies: 1
Views: 3005

Ahh ... Vienna!

Ann and I wanted to let friends on the Forum know of our wonderful meet-up in Vienna with Marina and Faridon, we had a simply marvellous time, old friends in two minutes, amazing! But of course, it's like that with Cohenites and Forum members all over the world, long may it continue. I'Ve posted in ...
by Greg Ross
Sat Nov 16, 2013 6:15 am
Forum: TOUR 2013 IN AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND
Topic: CONCERT REPORT: Perth, Australia - November 13, 2013
Replies: 29
Views: 16337

Re: Thank You

Salutations dear people Thank you so much for your lovely comments on my review of Leonard's Perth concert, it means a lot to me (like the banjo for Lenny!). We have had a marvellous time, not just with the concert, but also in meeting and breaking bread and drinking wine with Gery and Aad (from Hol...
by Greg Ross
Thu Nov 14, 2013 6:08 pm
Forum: TOUR 2013 IN AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND
Topic: CONCERT REPORT: Perth, Australia - November 13, 2013
Replies: 29
Views: 16337

The lazy 79 year old bastard in a suit still gives great gig

Cohen's back in the Land Down Under and the Land of the Long White Cloud and if anything, the concert is more sublime than ever. The opening gig in Perth was a gentle affair, somehow more musically precise than before, there was a clarity of instruments and voice, giving the feel of a classical musi...

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