A Very Special Announcement Coming

USA and Canada (April 1 - June 4, 2009). Special concert for fans in NYC (February 19). Concert reports, set lists, photos, media coverage, multimedia links, recollections...
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Re: A Very Special Announcement Coming

Post by Andrew McGeever » Mon Jan 12, 2009 5:21 am

And here was I thinking that there might be another book of poetry .....mind you, given Leonard's track record for writing this comes as no surprise . 8)
So it's a concert?
Is that it ?
If so, why can I not attend?
I've answered my own question :roll:

Having fun in the credit crunch, :roll:
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Re: A Very Special Announcement Coming

Post by courage » Mon Jan 12, 2009 9:44 am

This is exiting.
Imaging, I started to listen to Leonard Cohen 1967, without that first LP I think I could never made my school. I listened and got energy. And all his music has followed med ever since. Up till this summer I thought I was the only one listening to his music. And even if I have worked with computers for over 35 years - I did not even search for this, did not know anything, until there where a little note in the newspaper about the concert held the day before. But then I started to search and find this excellent forum, thanks Jarkko, Locking back in the mirror - I just listened to the music and did not search on internet for anything, why should I (I thought). I am soo glad finding this. Up to this summer I thought I was the only one - and - look - we are many! I can imaging going to US for this event (?) might be costly. Lets see, if this will be reachable.
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Re: A Very Special Announcement Coming

Post by Paul Zagreb » Mon Jan 12, 2009 11:04 am

Red Poppy --- at one point I too wondered if Jarkko was engaged in some strange psychology experiment .. but it has been great fun and whilst, elsewhere, I can react to other things going on in the world, it was great to have this space ... and I found something Leonard said a while ago on the files:

"There's a kind of family that is gathered around my work. It's not fixed in my work, but merely uses it as a reference to their own lives and to their own very amusing and touching flirtations, communications, confessions, exchanges."

It's nice that he's organising a family get together!!!!
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Re: A Very Special Announcement Coming

Post by linmag » Mon Jan 12, 2009 12:45 pm

FIFTEEN Pages of messages in 4 days about something none of us (except, perhaps, Jarkko) knows anything about.
Hysteria perhaps?
When did not knowing what they were talking about ever stop people, Red Poppy? :)

If it's a concert just for fans and the press, perhaps it's a special live recording? Or maybe a sneak preview of the new album?
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Re: A Very Special Announcement Coming

Post by Mabeanie1 » Mon Jan 12, 2009 1:14 pm

Calling Jarkko / moderators:

Please [re?]move these posts *) from this thread. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion but these comments have nothing at all to do with the topic in hand and have no place here. They spoil what has otherwise been an exciting, fun and good natured thread.

Wendy

*) Posts about the Israel/Gaza war removed from this thread that is supposed to deal only with the forthcoming announcement. There is a separate thread in the "Everything Else" section for those who want to write about the sad situation in the area / Jarkko
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Re: A Very Special Announcement Coming

Post by crystal » Mon Jan 12, 2009 1:51 pm

I just came back from a very beautiful holiday in Nice where we wandered once again the grounds at Cimiez where we heard on July 22nd Leonard Cohen once more after 15 years.
Back in Berlin I find this wonderful news and this great thread and I wonder how I can spend the time until 4 o'clock our time
- I talk to my bank manager (just in case)
- I clean the appartement
- I teach the cats some tricks, especially how to open a can so they are self sufficient when we go to this special concert.
If it is not four o'clock I start again.
Until then,
hi from a wonderful day in Berlin, Christel
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Re: A Very Special Announcement Coming

Post by Red Poppy » Mon Jan 12, 2009 1:55 pm

linmag -
YOU'RE RIGHT - and I include myself in that :)
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Re: A Very Special Announcement Coming

Post by Henning » Mon Jan 12, 2009 2:05 pm

Crystal - you need approx 700 Euro and 3 holidays to enjoy this event. But for the rest I stick to my promise.

I know nothing - I'm from Barcelona

Well one more thing: Dragonfly is in mint condition today. You might want to give it a try.
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Re: A Very Special Announcement Coming

Post by KerstinP » Mon Jan 12, 2009 2:40 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Henning, you are really incorrigible :-)

(What a pity that probably only a few will understand the joke)
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Re: A Very Special Announcement Coming

Post by KerstinP » Mon Jan 12, 2009 2:44 pm

Ok, at least Andrew will understand.

Henning, no more than 700 Euro??? Hmmmm :?
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Re: A Very Special Announcement Coming

Post by Henning » Mon Jan 12, 2009 2:55 pm

700 Euro - that would include the ticket, the flight and 3 nights in a filthy room made up by O’Reilly.
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Re: A Very Special Announcement Coming

Post by Kanga » Mon Jan 12, 2009 3:09 pm

Just checking - I'll be back later. I was online the night the first leg of the tour was anounced and it was great fun - a real feeling of community. I'm expecting the "surprise" will be in New York so I wont be there but this is exciting anyway.
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Re: A Very Special Announcement Coming

Post by Tinkie » Mon Jan 12, 2009 3:30 pm

jarkko wrote:A Very Special Announcement Coming

There will be a very important announcement on the front page of
The Leonard Cohen Files (http://www.leonardcohenfiles.com) on Monday,
January 12 at 10 am New York time. Be sure not to miss it!!!

Dear Jarkko - do you think we will beat a record today ?

"Most users ever online was 531 on Tue Mar 11, 2008 12:03 am"

What about today ?????????????
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Re: A Very Special Announcement Coming

Post by da2008 » Mon Jan 12, 2009 3:49 pm

the suspense is too much at the moment... wherever the concert is, a huge thank you to those involved in putting it together
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Re: A Very Special Announcement Coming

Post by ladydi » Mon Jan 12, 2009 3:54 pm

Hi Tinkie!

Welcome to the Forum and let's hope we don't take the internet down! :D

Diana
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