A Very Special Announcement Coming

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Re: A Very Special Announcement Coming

Post by John Etherington » Sat Jan 10, 2009 3:50 am

Hi Actually,

Seems there's no need for the credit card. Here's Jarkko's post from further up:

jarkko wrote:
The "thing" that will be announced on Monday, will NOT require you to be online at 10 am on Monday. The announcement will include another moment (not on Monday),
when those who want to make use of the "thing" in the best possible way should be on their computers.

All good things, John E

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Re: A Very Special Announcement Coming

Post by Actually » Sat Jan 10, 2009 4:33 am

Hi John,
thanks, obviously you're right regarding the credit card.
Well, I guess from now on I'll pay regular visits to this site. Especially when there's something interesting coming up ;-)
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Re: A Very Special Announcement Coming

Post by mwaldman » Sat Jan 10, 2009 5:24 am

This Day In History---January 12

1872: Russian Grand Duke Alexis goes on a gala buffalo hunting expedition with Gen. Phil Sheridan and Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer.

1896: H. L. Smith took the first X-ray photograph. It was a hand with a bullet in it.

1908: A wireless message is sent long-distance for the first time from the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

1998: Nineteen European countries signed an agreement banning human cloning.

2009: World Wide Web crashes as hoards of Leonard Cohen fans log on simultaneously to view a very special announcement.
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Re: A Very Special Announcement Coming

Post by douglas07 » Sat Jan 10, 2009 10:41 am

-hmmm bearing in mind that LC once had been nominated "minister of tourism" in the shadow cabinet of M.X I´d put my guess in politics again...
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Re: A Very Special Announcement Coming

Post by wheels » Sat Jan 10, 2009 11:47 am

Leonard has graciously granted forum members a special password to be used when purchasing tickets for dates to be revealed in the near future.

There, I put it out there.

Sure hope Vancouver is on the bill!!!
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Re: A Very Special Announcement Coming

Post by anneporter » Sat Jan 10, 2009 12:09 pm

I don't know if I can contain all the excitement:

going to Hydra in June,

JUST REGISTERED FOR A COURSE WITH THE DALAI LAMA IN MAY!!!!! In Boston, of all places),

and Jarkko's special announcement is yet to come!

the heart is surely going to open in a fundamental way...
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Re: A Very Special Announcement Coming

Post by Actually » Sat Jan 10, 2009 12:18 pm

Considering the fact that every single guess - except the idea of Mr. Cohen himself being in the chatroom - was nipped in the bud, I would put my money on that option.
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Re: A Very Special Announcement Coming

Post by Byron » Sat Jan 10, 2009 1:16 pm

Jarkko's signal that the answer is now obvious, is perfectly true. Many thanks for the information. At last I can relax and wait for The Very Special Announcement "coming to the U S A " :) Jarkko is moving to New York!!
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Re: A Very Special Announcement Coming

Post by maisiesmum » Sat Jan 10, 2009 2:53 pm

Hi guys

The excitement is unbearable! I'm now in a panic trying to enter the chatroom, but can't :( I have tried on numerous occasions but with no success, can anyone offer any help/advice?

Keep up the suggestions, I can't think of any new suggestions myself!

Thanks & Happy New Year
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Re: A Very Special Announcement Coming

Post by svennybenny » Sat Jan 10, 2009 3:12 pm

What's about the offer to download all shows of the tour?
Was it just a rumour a few month ago or does anybody know something more precise?

Greetings Sven
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Re: A Very Special Announcement Coming

Post by Quasand » Sat Jan 10, 2009 3:20 pm

Anjani is pregnant with Leonard's baby?

Adam or Lorca is going to make Leonard a grandpa?

Leonard Cohen will be speaking at Obama's inauguration?

Leonard Cohen is going to be knighted by Queen Elizabeth whether he likes it or not?

Leonard Cohen will be giving the induction speech for Wanda Jackson, Little Anthony and the Imperials, The Stooges, Jeff Beck, Bobby Womack, or War at the 2009 Rock Hall Ceremony?
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Re: A Very Special Announcement Coming

Post by jarkko » Sat Jan 10, 2009 3:31 pm

The Monday announcement will not be about any of these topics: the chatroom, downloads, online-shop, new album or DVD, family matters, politics, Obama, awards... and it's not going to be anything about the US/W Canadian tour that will start in April. It's something that - even though it is open to all - only a limited number of members will finally be able to make use of. I also noticed that the correct answer has been mentioned in this thread.

If you have problems in getting to the chatroom:
- are you a user of the mIRC software?
- have you noticed that the server has changed and is irc.leonardcohenfiles.com
- the channel is the old #CohenFans

I have not chatted in ages so can't say whether there is a more general technical problem. If there is, Rauli will solve it in no time, but unfortunately he is abroad now and will be back on Monday.
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Re: A Very Special Announcement Coming

Post by FOXWOOD » Sat Jan 10, 2009 4:00 pm

This can only mean it's one of the following...
a "never ending tour", he is taking part in the picture game or mickey_one was correct about the nipple piercing.
I am sure we would be happy with any of these!
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Re: A Very Special Announcement Coming

Post by Actually » Sat Jan 10, 2009 4:34 pm

Well, it would definitely be the best thing in the world to have Mr. Cohen also going on "NET", but I'd have to win the lottery then...
Or just move into my car, sell everything I own and live on instant coffee & cheap cigarettes from friendly neighboring countries - the usual. ;-)
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Re: A Very Special Announcement Coming

Post by A.Sukitu » Sat Jan 10, 2009 5:11 pm

...Leonard to continue touring forever as he is enjoying it so much ... and playing the Moonlight Sonata backwards to make everything right in the universe ... ?

Jarkko - you said that you'd post more information tomorrow (Sunday)??
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