Leonard Cohen: TOUR 2008

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Re: Leonard Cohen: TOUR 2008

Postby showin1990 » Fri Apr 04, 2008 3:03 am

I have to disagree with BigD; I think I am the youngest fan ever, and I'll make a shorter story of it.
I was sitting in the basement of our farmhouse watching Austin City Limits because we watched whatever my dad wanted to watch. There he was Leonard in all his glory. It was 1990 and I was at the tender age of 13. A young woman should never be allowed to listen to Leonard Cohen: her soul will never be the same.
So there you have it, my father who died last year, and I were forever enormous fans of Leonard. Now my husband is flying us to see him in Hamilton, Ontario because I cannot take a chance on missing a truly once in a lifetime opportunity. If I were only allowed to meet him face to face. What an amazing concert this will be.
Looking forward to seeing him in live view,
Me
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Re: Leonard Cohen: TOUR 2008

Postby faylasoof » Fri Apr 04, 2008 5:11 am

i've got tickets!!!!! and i'm going!!!!
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Re: Leonard Cohen: TOUR 2008

Postby reets » Sun Apr 06, 2008 12:51 pm

What fantastic news, I rang for tickets within a couple of hours of going on sale for Manchester alas sold out, I will try further away, sad thing is we he is genuine fans will have to pay much more then the ticket price, due to ticket touts, how sad, I have been a fan sinces the 60's as most of us are...keep your fingers crossed for me, anyone any idea were to start trying to get tickets??
hope to see you all at one of his concerts..
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Re: Leonard Cohen: TOUR 2008

Postby ania » Mon Apr 07, 2008 4:15 pm

damellon wrote:I don't think it's unreasonable or grumpy to expect posters, new or otherwise, to read through earlier postings. It's lazy and childish to want your question answered when you can't be bothered to see if it already has been. What's the point in maintaining earlier comments if no-one's going to read them? Might as well clear all threads at the end of each day and start afresh.
i believe that it IS in fact unreasonable to expect someone to go through 63 pages of posts to get a simple answer...
gees people get so precious... :roll: if you dont want to answer - simple - ignore it.
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Re: Leonard Cohen: TOUR 2008

Postby jarkko » Mon Apr 07, 2008 4:18 pm

We have an effective search routine on this forum. It would be often recommended to make a search first, to find out if a topic has been discussed before. If you want to know, say, whether Leonard has announced any US tour dates, just make a search with keywords "US tour dates" - and you will find numerous threads (all with the same answer: no US dates). This way the member will get his/her question answered without delay.
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Re: Leonard Cohen: TOUR 2008

Postby ania » Mon Apr 07, 2008 5:00 pm

jarkko hello luvie :) long time no nothing....

i understand what youre saying but you know it doesnt work that way and it really shouldnt be so hard for the regulars here (not yourself youve enough on your head) to reply with a 6 second answer to any excited newbie... no?

come on people... :)
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Re: Leonard Cohen: TOUR 2008

Postby ania » Mon Apr 07, 2008 5:04 pm

Byron wrote:All I can add to the responses to my 'grumpy old man' posting, is that you read between the lines and notice the timbre of jarkko's 'blue' posting. The man's self-restraint is there for all to read.

Just because it is someone's 'first post' does not mean that they can come tugging at grumpy old daddy's coat tails saying, "gimme, gimme, gimme."

Many people have added their thoughts and responses to what many others have written.

'Jumping the queue,'
'ignoring all the work done by others,'
oh come on!! :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:
you cant be serious!
if this sort of thing annoys or bores you - ignore it.
if your time isnt based on saving lives therefore is not THAT critically precious, you could spend 10 seconds on replying 'yes' or 'no'.... SURELY.
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Re: Leonard Cohen: TOUR 2008

Postby Henning » Mon Apr 07, 2008 5:26 pm

Hi Ania - also long time no nothing ... just a simple request of mine as long as the announcement of second part of the tour is pending, would you like to entertain us by extending your avator at the right bottom corner .... maybe just a little bit.
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Re: Leonard Cohen: TOUR 2008

Postby bella » Mon Apr 07, 2008 5:31 pm

my experience when i joined in 2004 was that people were very helpful when i couldn't get into the forum and wanted an address. one thing though i've never quite been able to work out is the date system on messages e.g. 4 9 2, 2008 but please don't anyone feel you have to explain it, it is probably too embarrasingly obvious!

while i'm online just like to say thanks to jarkko for all the information and the site
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Re: Leonard Cohen: TOUR 2008

Postby Paula » Mon Apr 07, 2008 6:57 pm

In theory Ania what you say is OK but in practice it is a pain in the arse having to spoon-feed people answers to questions that have been answered so many times before.

If Byron is a grumpy old man I am a grumpy old woman.

At least try to help yourself and look first before asking.

Henning will your heart take a full length version of Ania avator. It reminds me of that famous picture of some one famous who was lying on a bale of hay who Getty invented the uplift bra for whose name I can't remember :lol:
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Re: Leonard Cohen: TOUR 2008

Postby rhona » Mon Apr 07, 2008 7:25 pm

Jane Russell I believe.

Ania, I love ya! Nothing nicer than people taking a little time to be kind and welcoming to others. Much respect, beautiful woman! x
Oh bless the continuous stutter of the word being made into flesh

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Re: Leonard Cohen: TOUR 2008

Postby ania » Tue Apr 08, 2008 5:00 am

Henning wrote:Hi Ania - also long time no nothing ... just a simple request of mine as long as the announcement of second part of the tour is pending, would you like to entertain us by extending your avator at the right bottom corner .... maybe just a little bit.
hahaah hey you! :D
how you going luvie??
it seems like a hundred years ago since we last spoke....
ill see wha ti can do about the avatar... im all for providing entertainment for my friends :lol:

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Re: Leonard Cohen: TOUR 2008

Postby ania » Tue Apr 08, 2008 5:05 am

rhona wrote:Jane Russell I believe.

Ania, I love ya! Nothing nicer than people taking a little time to be kind and welcoming to others. Much respect, beautiful woman! x
thank you lovely! :D
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Re: Leonard Cohen: TOUR 2008

Postby el-nico » Tue Apr 15, 2008 11:55 pm

I have tickets
I have tickets
I have tickets

Do you know what this means?
Man!!!!
..there were lots of invitations
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Re: Leonard Cohen: TOUR 2008

Postby damellon » Wed Apr 16, 2008 12:25 am

Ah, but do you still have the girl, el-nico?
You only have to let the soft animal of your body
love what it loves.

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