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by Geoffrey
Tue Mar 06, 2007 9:19 am
Forum: News
Topic: LC portraits by Sylvain Poirier
Replies: 21
Views: 5144

Dear Lizzy, I will try and get back by the weekend. Please believe me, cigarettes stimulate the brain, improve memory and concentration - 'Beautiful Losers' would not have been written without the influence, primarily, of nicotine. I have no documentation (though I am sure it exists) - but sometimes...
by Geoffrey
Tue Mar 06, 2007 2:12 am
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Give generously
Replies: 16
Views: 2654

Dear Mickey & Byron.
Thank you for taking an interest in my work.
by Geoffrey
Tue Mar 06, 2007 1:59 am
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Give generously
Replies: 16
Views: 2654

Lizzytysh enquired: >I must ask whether this is a colloquial expression, as I'm having difficulty discerning its meaning. Our children do not inherit the earth from us, it is we who borrow it from them. As Leonard wrote in 'The Butcher': Lead on my son, it is your world! Here there is difficulty dis...
by Geoffrey
Tue Mar 06, 2007 1:05 am
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Give generously
Replies: 16
Views: 2654

strangers come from everywhere purposely to rob me of their friendship with all the speed of blades in flight they flock to disown me i sew them together in a vast uniform and give them a common cause they take their brotherhood and make clones of each other but I take the credit of binding them all...
by Geoffrey
Mon Mar 05, 2007 5:56 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Give generously
Replies: 16
Views: 2654

Give generously

. I wish to openly confess . that the reason I wrote . this was to get my . own back . on all of . you out . there . who . had . never . wittingly . given anything . of value to anyone . until now. Thank you . for your precious time. . Geoffrey
by Geoffrey
Mon Mar 05, 2007 10:06 am
Forum: News
Topic: LC portraits by Sylvain Poirier
Replies: 21
Views: 5144

Lizzytysh wrote: >Now, who could argue with this? What I want to know is if you can repeat it verbatim without cheating by looking north. No, I couldn't. Did you know that 'Beautiful Losers' would never have been written if not for tobacco? Cigarette smoking is on the decline, hence fewer inspired w...
by Geoffrey
Mon Mar 05, 2007 3:06 am
Forum: News
Topic: LC portraits by Sylvain Poirier
Replies: 21
Views: 5144

Red Poppy wrote:
>Geoffrey - choose carefully when you choose St Paul. He was, among other things, a misogynist.


Yes indeed he was, my dear. He probably had a dominant mother.
by Geoffrey
Mon Mar 05, 2007 2:56 am
Forum: News
Topic: LC portraits by Sylvain Poirier
Replies: 21
Views: 5144

Perhaps it is possible for a painter to create art by copying a photograph, but I can't imagine how. Where does the expression begin, the contact with the breathing person behind the picture, the naked, living emotion such as joy or pain? What is the motive of exactly copying a photograph when the r...
by Geoffrey
Sun Mar 04, 2007 1:38 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Our Man is a Grand Dad
Replies: 62
Views: 17804

Teratogen wrote about Leonard's grandson:
>Sometimes some things skip generations, so perhaps this young man will take after his grandfather someday.


Your father must have been a talented man.
by Geoffrey
Sun Mar 04, 2007 10:47 am
Forum: News
Topic: LC portraits by Sylvain Poirier
Replies: 21
Views: 5144

Lizzytysh wrote: >these are hardly paintings "inspired by" Leonard's work. It's possible that Leonard's work inspired the painter, but the painter's work is, in itself, not 'inspired' - but as meaningless as a cover version to a song that is too similar to the original. His paintings are good, but w...
by Geoffrey
Sun Mar 04, 2007 2:19 am
Forum: News
Topic: LC portraits by Sylvain Poirier
Replies: 21
Views: 5144

Lizzytysh wrote: >I would think challenging, even so, with that technique. Practice makes perfect. >It would be good if Poirier at least contacted Lorca to discuss the 'royalties.' Here's hoping he did, even if she opted to tell him it wasn't necessary to give her a share of his proceeds. Monsieur P...
by Geoffrey
Sat Mar 03, 2007 2:47 pm
Forum: News
Topic: LC portraits by Sylvain Poirier
Replies: 21
Views: 5144

lizzytysh wrote:
>My favourite is the bottom one . . .


Yes, very nice indeed. It is done by projecting a photograph and colouring the image with paint. Mr Poirier has surely asked Lorca for permission to copy her original work, and arranged to pay her a generous percentage of any sale.
by Geoffrey
Sat Mar 03, 2007 12:21 pm
Forum: News
Topic: LC portraits by Sylvain Poirier
Replies: 21
Views: 5144

Re: LC portraits by Sylvain Poirier

Sylvain Poirier wrote: >I am a painter from Montreal, Leonard Cohen's hometown. From April 10 to the 16th, 2007, I will be exhibiting my paintings among which will be 10 paintings directly inspired by the poetry of Leonard Cohen. Some examples can be seen on my site (Leonerd Cohen section of Galerie...
by Geoffrey
Fri Mar 02, 2007 12:38 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Expanded Editions of First Three Leonard Cohen Albums
Replies: 45
Views: 15253

Tom Sakic wrote: >As Uncut put it in its review of David Boucher's book Dylan and Cohen: Poets of Rock, if anything, it's now clear you can't compare Dylan and Cohen. It's two different worlds. Astronomers compare not only different worlds, but also stars, universes and even whole galaxies - that's ...
by Geoffrey
Wed Feb 28, 2007 1:44 am
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: When Leonard Dies
Replies: 7
Views: 1626

Re: When Leonard Dies

Manna wrote:
>When he dies . . . I’ll find it and try to remember some poor hymn


He's not going anywhere for a long time yet. Don't take too much for granted, you might even beat him to it.

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