Web chat with Leonard c 2001?

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Web chat with Leonard c 2001?

Post by Mabeanie1 » Mon Jul 27, 2009 8:56 pm

Please can someone put me out of my misery and help refresh my memory on this? Being a LC fan of a certain age, I find I struggle to grasp half remembered events. This is one of those. I can distinctly remember taking part in a web chat with Leonard some years ago but cannot for the life of me remember when it was. I know it must have been pre-2004 as I remember sitting at my old computer thinking what a surreal experience it was, but that's as far as I can get. I found a reference to a web chat in 2001 on the files but I do not know if that was it or whether there has been more than one web chat.

For some reason this memory popped in to my head whilst I was on holiday and far, far away from internet land. Sad person that I am, it has been nagging away at me evere since ....!

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Re: Web chat with Leonard c 2001?

Post by brightnow » Mon Jul 27, 2009 9:10 pm

It was October 16, 2001. I wasn't there, but here's the link to the section in Jarkko's excellent site:
http://www.leonardcohenfiles.com/chat1610.html
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Re: Web chat with Leonard c 2001?

Post by Mabeanie1 » Mon Jul 27, 2009 9:34 pm

Thanks, I was aware of the section in the files. But was October 2001 the one and only chat session? My (very poor) recollection of the online session doesn't really fit in with what I know of what was going on in my life at that time, which is pretty memorable for all the wrong reasons. Maybe that's why I am struggling to remember the chat, but then a connection to Leonard should have been pretty memorable too.

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Re: Web chat with Leonard c 2001?

Post by Laura » Mon Jul 27, 2009 9:35 pm

This was an "improptu" chat that took place in the chatroom from the Cohen Files (sadly deserted now).
In the same period of time, maybe a month or so later, there was also another chat, announced this time (and with a lot of people in it); on the Sony site or something. That wasn't that much fun, so many people there, it looked more like a press conference! Logically, it was probably organised on the release of TNS; so around the end of 2001, I think.
I believe these are the only 2 chats ever.

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Re: Web chat with Leonard c 2001?

Post by Mabeanie1 » Mon Jul 27, 2009 11:09 pm

Laura

Thank you! Maybe it was the Sony (or whatever) session I was thinking of, especially if it was towards the end of the year when things had straightened themselves out a bit. I am pretty certain I got some sort of notice of it and I remember thinking how bizarre it all was, Leonard Cohen in a chatroom. It was the first - and last - time I ever went in to a chatroom myself.

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Re: Web chat with Leonard c 2001?

Post by jarkko » Tue Jul 28, 2009 9:06 am

A transcript of the chatroom session on October 16, 2001, is here:
http://www.leonardcohenfiles.com/chat1610.html

By the way, many things like this are easy to find with the search routine of http://www.leonardcohenfiles.com
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Re: Web chat with Leonard c 2001?

Post by brightnow » Tue Jul 28, 2009 4:05 pm

I felt so bad for missing this in Mabeanie's original post:
I found a reference to a web chat in 2001 on the files
Now that Jarkko has done the same I somehow feel vindicated ... :razz:
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Re: Web chat with Leonard c 2001?

Post by mnkyface » Tue Jul 28, 2009 8:29 pm

The chat is really hard to follow but worth the effort. Leonard is hilarious.

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Re: Web chat with Leonard c 2001?

Post by AvidCohenFan » Sat Aug 15, 2009 12:50 am

mnkyface wrote:The chat is really hard to follow but worth the effort. Leonard is hilarious.

My new favorite word: "Yasoo!" :lol:
Agreed! I want to say it all the time now - is it pronounced Yazoo or Yassoo?
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