Time to Say Thank You

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Time to Say Thank You

Post by MarieM » Mon Oct 18, 2010 9:50 pm

Dear Friends,

As much as we'd love for Leonard's tour to go on and on, we know the 2008-2010 World Tour will be coming to an end on December 12. This won't be goodbye. Leonard will be working to produce some new material for us and who knows, perhaps we will have a chance to witness the magic of a Leonard Cohen concert again. But before this tour ends, we have an opportunity to say thank you.

If you would like to sign a card for Leonard telling him what his tour has meant to you, visit either of these sites for details:

http://www.webheights.net/speakingcohen/card.html (English)
http://www.leonardcohensite.com/tour2008/card_fr.php (French)

You will also find links for thank you cards for each of the band members, so tell them how special they are.

The covers of each card are just placeholders. We can design our own covers and if anyone here has the skills, I sure could use your help. Email me (Megan2c2b@aol.com) or PM me here. Thanks.

Feel free to pass on the URL of one of the webpages above to encourage others to sign the cards. However, I'd appreciate it if you did not post the direct links to the cards here or anywhere else. If you are curious why, just email me or PM me and I'll be happy to tell you.

Thank you all.
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Re: Time to Say Thank You

Post by ladydi » Tue Oct 19, 2010 2:53 am

Thank you Marie....so much! Of course I'll be adding my comments, but on behalf of thousands of us, I want to thank you from deep within my heart for all YOU have contributed. As a moderator, of course...but most of all for "Speaking Cohen". I can be lost in your site for hours! What a wealth of information you have freely provided us, and shared with us through our common love of Leonard....his music, poetry, prose!

Your links for us to be able to share our feelings with not only Leonard, but each band member, is very unique in the musical scene that exists today.

We will never see the likes of the Unified Heart Touring Company again....let's let them (and Leonard!) know how appreciated and loved they are!!!

Diana
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Re: Time to Say Thank You

Post by mutti » Tue Oct 19, 2010 5:12 am

Marie I thank you for the time and effort you have made designing the beautiful cards for us to sign. As a group that will be so powerful!
The photos you chose are especially touching and made me smile..
I started to write several times and had to stop as there is so much to say but I want to keep it simple and zenlike. The right time will come and I will know exactly what to say for each of them and especially Leonard.
We don't know what will happen in the future but in this moment I am so happy to have become part of this wonderful family.
Marie I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your friendship and for your words and devotion to Leonard and his music.
Again thank you for creating this project.
Leslie
I wanted to add I just started on a few and it was fun. The words just flowed.I especially liked the fonts and how you could see what you wrote so fast.
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Re: Time to Say Thank You

Post by Inna » Tue Oct 19, 2010 7:51 am

Dear Marie

Thank you for the opportunity to thank the master and the band, and thank you for your work here and in your amazing site.
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Re: Time to Say Thank You

Post by MarieM » Tue Oct 19, 2010 7:59 am

Thanks, Inna, Diana and Leslie, for your kind words. I am so happy that you like this idea. Leonard and his band have shared so much of themselves with us at each concert. The only gift I can think of to match that emotion is to simply tell them what their sharing has meant to us.

And Leslie, the colored fonts are especially nice, aren't they. Feel free to color-up your notes. Also, you can go back at any time and edit your notes, add or change photos, change the font color, etc. And especially, go back periodically and read what others have written. I already teared up once.
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Re: Time to Say Thank You

Post by MarieM » Thu Oct 21, 2010 3:41 am

Just a little update. 109 people have signed Leonard's card. 40 pages of love. Thank you to all those who have signed.
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Re: Time to Say Thank You

Post by brightnow » Thu Oct 21, 2010 5:06 am

MarieM wrote:Just a little update. 109 people have signed Leonard's card. 40 pages of love. Thank you to all those who have signed.
Marie, you might have to check an extra bag on your flight to Vegas just to carry those cards (more like books by now!) :)
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Re: Time to Say Thank You

Post by MarieM » Tue Oct 26, 2010 6:07 am

brightnow wrote:[
Marie, you might have to check an extra bag on your flight to Vegas just to carry those cards (more like books by now!) :)
Avi, I would love that. I would love several extra bags with overflowing pages of love for Leonard and the band.

Today, we passed the 200 mark in signatures thanking Leonard and nearly 70 pages. Some beautiful thoughts expressed by Cohen fans far and wide. Thank you to those who have signed. Deadline is November 22.
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Re: Time to Say Thank You

Post by AlanM » Thu Oct 28, 2010 4:37 am

Everybody Knows that the tour is ending,
Everybody Knows it was the best.
Everybody Knows that some may argue,
Everybody Knows they fail the test.
Everybody Knows the crew are brilliant,
The sound was perfect, and the video great;
That’s how it goes,
Everybody Knows.

Everybody Knows the velvet chair
Is for the man with the utmost flair.
Everybody Knows when Javier starts,
He also plucks the strings of our hearts.
Everybody Knows that when Dino blows,
The music, man, it really flows;
The Master of Breath, well, he shows
He’s an artist down to his toes.

Everybody Knows that Bob is hummin’,
Whether he’s pickin’ or whether he’s strummin’.
Everybody Knows with any guitar,
Mr Metzger is a genuine star.
Everybody Knows Rafael has precision,
Everybody Knows that he keeps it tight;
Everybody Knows that his inner rhythm
Holds the band in time each night.

Everybody Knows The Webbs are sublime,
And they really rock in Closing Time;
Everybody Knows when they harmonize
It’s the Words they really Mobilize.
Everybody Knows the collaborator,
Really couldn’t be any greater.
Sharon writes amazing songs,
Unified Heart is where she belongs.

Everybody Knows Neil’s fingers are magic,
Everybody Knows he plays B3 with skill;
Everybody Knows that Mr Impeccable
Makes the keys submit unto his will.
Everybody Knows that electric or upright
Roscoe controls all through the night.
That’s why, you see,
He’s U. H. T. C. M. D.

Everybody Knows the Tower Of Song’s
Exactly where Suzanne belongs.
Everybody Knows we took Manhattan,
Everybody Knows we also took that Waltz,
Everybody loves their Gypsy Wife,
Everybody wants a Secret Life,
On Boogie Street;
Everybody Knows.

Everybody Knows Marianne heard “So Long”;
He doesn’t smudge the air with his song.
Everybody Knows he tries To Leave Us,
Everybody Knows we won’t Say Goodbye,
Everybody loves our Partisan,
Hallelujah, He’s our Man;
Whither He Goes;
Everybody Knows.

Everybody wants more concert albums,
Everybody Knows how great they sound.
Everybody Knows that the tour is over,
Everybody Knows that the Cohenites won.
Everybody Knows we have to part,
Take one last look at Unified Heart,
Before it goes,
Everybody Knows.

Everybody Knows, Everybody Knows,
That’s where he’ll go,
To the studio.

I apologise for plagiarism, poor rhyming, poor rhythm and poor scanning, but this sums up how I feel.
Marie, you move this (or dump it) as you wish. I couldn't think of anywhere else to post it.
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Re: Time to Say Thank You

Post by terok » Thu Oct 28, 2010 6:00 am

AlanM wrote:I apologise for plagiarism, poor rhyming, poor rhythm and poor scanning
Poor wasn't the very first word that came to my mind, that is incredible!
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Re: Time to Say Thank You

Post by MarieM » Thu Oct 28, 2010 8:13 am

AlanM, I like this a whole lot. I think it is right where it belongs. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Time to Say Thank You

Post by ladydi » Thu Oct 28, 2010 5:42 pm

Brilliant, AlanM ! Everybody knows it took awhile to compose! Thanks SO much!! :D

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Re: Time to Say Thank You

Post by Cheshire gal » Thu Oct 28, 2010 6:29 pm

AlanM,

Very nice job with your poem. Enjoy the Concert.
'...and here's a man still working for your little smile' -Leonard Cohen
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Re: Time to Say Thank You

Post by majmunka » Fri Oct 29, 2010 9:11 pm

Wow, AlanM, it's awesome! *clapping*
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Re: Time to Say Thank You

Post by susanne30072009 » Wed Nov 03, 2010 9:05 pm

This is a superb way to say thanks to all this great Musicians; let's hope, that we will meet them all again. Thanks for the very good idea. Susanne + Uwe
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