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by John K.
Mon May 07, 2012 6:20 pm
Forum: Old Ideas World Tour 2012 / USA and Canada
Topic: PRESALE TO ALL CONCERTS IN ONTARIO AND QUEBEC AREA
Replies: 34
Views: 25467

Re: PRESALE TO ALL CONCERTS IN ONTARIO AND QUEBEC AREA - NOW

Looks like I'll be in the third row left in Toronto, it was expensive and well out of my usual price range, but I couldn't resist. If I were willing to go for the Diamond package I would have been in the front row center, but half a grand for a ticket is an amount I could never justify to Mrs. K. Ha...
by John K.
Sun Apr 01, 2012 3:12 pm
Forum: The Leonard Cohen Event in Madison 2012
Topic: LEONARD COHEN IN MADISON!!1!
Replies: 1
Views: 4922

LEONARD COHEN IN MADISON!!1!

Yes, I have it on good authority that we will be listening to and sharing the music of Leonard Cohen at the 2012 Madison Event.

See you there!

P.S. Happy April 1st.

Yers,

Field Commander John K.
by John K.
Sat Feb 04, 2012 9:48 pm
Forum: OLD IDEAS
Topic: How Would You Rate Old Ideas?
Replies: 24
Views: 3801

Re: How Would You Rate Old Ideas?

Rating Leonard Cohen albums is difficult, because there's the scale that rates them against everything and then there's the scale that rates a new album against the other works by the artist. On the first scale, "Old Ideas" represents a return to form after "Dear Heather", and is one of the better t...
by John K.
Tue Dec 13, 2011 2:42 am
Forum: Comments & Questions
Topic: Mr. Cohen's Height
Replies: 45
Views: 13725

Re: Mr. Cohen's Height

Actually, I always figured that as an old Jewish guy that Leonard Cohen would present himself as, well, an old Jewish guy! There are some Jewish men like my senator Chuck Schumer who are tall though (Chuck is VERY tall which I wouldn't have guessed until I met him). That being said I've finished my ...
by John K.
Tue Dec 13, 2011 2:39 am
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: A Letter To My Son
Replies: 2
Views: 921

A Letter To My Son

A recent event caused me to pen this open letter to my son, which I'd like to share with you. As the preciseness of Mr. Cohen's height becomes known I'll adjust that factoid as needed. Dear Son, When I think about the problems I’ve had in my life, my height has turned out to be among the least. Eve...
by John K.
Mon Dec 12, 2011 11:29 pm
Forum: Comments & Questions
Topic: Mr. Cohen's Height
Replies: 45
Views: 13725

Re: Mr. Cohen's Height

Mabeanie1 wrote:All figures excluding hat of course.
Hi Wendy - Yes, I have to exclude the hat otherwise it'll throw off my argument. Not that the hat isn't important, mind you.

Thanks for the info!

John The K.
by John K.
Mon Dec 12, 2011 8:59 pm
Forum: Comments & Questions
Topic: Mr. Cohen's Height
Replies: 45
Views: 13725

Mr. Cohen's Height

Hi! I'm writing an article to submit to my local newspaper on the subject of height (or lack thereof) and pointing out a couple of heroes of mine that are less than tall in stature. I was looking on the internet for some reference to Mr. Cohen's height, but all I can find is conjecture that he's 5'9...
by John K.
Sun Dec 04, 2011 1:57 am
Forum: The Leonard Cohen Event in Madison 2012
Topic: Tentative Schedule for the Madison Event 2012
Replies: 8
Views: 7947

Re: Tentative Schedule for the Madison Event 2012

To anyone who's feeling concerned about the length of the schedule, it is NOT necessary that you take an entire week for being there. Joe has simply been generous in offering us other things to do, as well, on either side of the official weekend of the Event. If that's all you can manage to attend,...
by John K.
Sat Dec 03, 2011 8:20 am
Forum: The Leonard Cohen Event in Madison 2012
Topic: For those first time folks considering registering...
Replies: 28
Views: 14740

Re: For those first time folks considering registering...

I had found newsgroups as a format especially annoying, and I didn't join it despite my interest in Leonard Cohen (whom I've considered the greatest songwriter in the history of the English language since I was 19). As a result, I was what I thought was late to this community. How could I have ever ...
by John K.
Thu Dec 01, 2011 4:37 am
Forum: The Leonard Cohen Event in Madison 2012
Topic: Tentative Schedule for the Madison Event 2012
Replies: 8
Views: 7947

Re: Tentative Schedule for the Madison Event 2012

I am VERY excited to finally be able to attend my 2nd Leonard Cohen Event! The 2004 NYC Event was so great, having the opportunity to meet many new friends and share our mutual love for the work of the best songwriter in the history of the English language. Yes, and the concerts and actual "events" ...
by John K.
Thu Sep 29, 2011 10:29 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: My Sympathy Card
Replies: 0
Views: 634

My Sympathy Card

I shared a word I shared a glance I looked away The moment passed You've taken my finest hour and made me feel cold and hard "You're flawed, angry and sad" Written on my sympathy card Don't send me flowers Don't tell me lies Don't take too long When you say your goodbyes I've got to keep my wits abo...
by John K.
Wed Sep 21, 2011 10:02 pm
Forum: Other music
Topic: R.E.M. CALL IT A DAY
Replies: 4
Views: 1491

Re: R.E.M. CALL IT A DAY

Leave it to the boys from R.E.M. to try and upstage Mr. Cohen on his birthday.

I had one other thing to say, only because someone's gonna say it .... It's the end of the world as we know it!
by John K.
Tue Sep 20, 2011 3:57 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Happy Birthday, Leonard!
Replies: 172
Views: 25992

Re: Happy Birthday, Leonard!

Dear Mr. Cohen,

I hope that you are well and enjoying 2011. My wishes for a very happy birthday!

Sincerely,

John Kloberdanz
Buffalo, New York, USA
by John K.
Wed Sep 14, 2011 1:11 am
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Good For The Soul
Replies: 10
Views: 1772

Re: Good For The Soul

I still perform this song sometimes, and I think of the Forum every time I do:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxEf_fhnuaU
by John K.
Thu Sep 01, 2011 6:44 am
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: My CD, "Stumbling Towards Happiness"
Replies: 4
Views: 1091

Re: My CD, "Stumbling Towards Happiness"

very cool. You sound like Phil Ochs, especially on some songs (e.g. Church Street). Hi Kush - Thank you for listening! You're not the first person to make that comparison. It was first made by our fellow Cohenite Evelyn Stein who told me that I sound like "Phil Ochs, only sweeter", a compliment I t...

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