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rags of light

Posted: Sun Jun 11, 2017 11:02 pm
by Geoffrey
i live in a remote place - very isolated. ship once a day, nearest train station a two-hour drive through mountains, but we do have a little airstrip out on one of the islands. needless to say, nothing much happens here, but next sunday i will be taking my car on a ferry across the fjord to attend a leonard cohen musical tribute evening called 'rags of light #2'. it will be a drive along lonely roads to sjøborg kulturhus in the small hamlet of ulsteinvik. the arrangement is called '#2' because the gentleman behind the project, musician and translator odd goksøyr, did this once before - some years ago. at that time leonard was alive, of course, and asked that his appreciation and warmest greetings be conveyed to mr goksøyr - which i was more than glad to do. anyway, i just wanted to inform anyone reading this that leonard's work still has a vibrant pulse, even in the most obscure and unreachable of places :-)
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Re: rags of light

Posted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 12:49 am
by vickiwoodyard
We are all keeping him alive in our hearts. Good to hear your story, the lonely trip to be with like-minded people. They are rare, actually. Most of us Cohenites are rather reclusive people.

Re: rags of light

Posted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:07 am
by dar
Thanks for sharing this info G. Sounds like a beautiful place to live. Happy to hear you're going to take the drive to attend the show. Maybe take some photos on your way there and at the concert?

Enjoy yourself.

Re: rags of light

Posted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:55 am
by oldfriend28
So glad to hear this story of your trip next Sunday. Hope you can get photos, and of course you'll enjoy it. Thank you for posting the details for us to read. :)

Re: rags of light

Posted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 1:06 am
by Geoffrey
thank you, dear friends, for your messages. it is not certain that any photos or videos will be taken, at least as far as i am concerned; the idea is to just sit and relax - and enjoy the music :-)

news reached me today about a lady, marit kaldhol, who is to give a lecture on leonard this coming september. it is to be held at a church in spjelkavik, a small town just inland from where i live - a mere 20-minute drive. it was said to me that marit is to talk particularly about leonard's jewish heritage, but more than that i know not. it seems leonard truly is a vibrant force up here on the rugged coast of norway :-)
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Re: rags of light

Posted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 2:35 am
by Squidgy
[quote=vickiwoodyard post_id=365325 time=1497217784
Most of us Cohenites are rather reclusive people.
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So true, dear. But what an exquisite lonesomeness it is, when these bunch of heroes are bound together across the miles with Leonard's words and music. And always raise a glass to Jarkko for this place, too.

Re: rags of light

Posted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 5:19 am
by dar
Hey Squidgy,

Good to see you!

Re: rags of light

Posted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 5:21 am
by Squidgy
Hey dere, dar! Good to see you too!
What a long strange trip it's been, eh?

Re: rags of light

Posted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 3:21 pm
by Geoffrey
Squidgy wrote:
Sun Jul 23, 2017 5:21 am
Hey dere, dar! Good to see you too!
What a long strange trip it's been, eh?
i am a long way from my home, but look forward to getting back. this morning i woke up in a

Re: rags of light

Posted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:37 pm
by Violet
Geoffrey wrote:
Sun Jul 23, 2017 3:21 pm
i am a long way from my home, but look forward to getting back. this morning i woke up in a
1) fog

2) large glass tube

3) classic, putty colored Citroen DS

4) forum dedicated to Leonard Cohen

5) ___________________________ .