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Re: Leonard's Recent Meetings with Cohenites

Postby mnkyface on Sat Apr 11, 2009 11:32 am

This part cracked me up:
I called my dad to tell him about my encounter. He was at my 7 year old sisters open house when he gave me a “GET THE **** OUTTA HERE!!!”.
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Re: Leonard's Recent Meetings with Cohenites

Postby News Gal on Sat Apr 11, 2009 4:14 pm

mnkyface wrote:This part cracked me up:
I called my dad to tell him about my encounter. He was at my 7 year old sisters open house when he gave me a “GET THE **** OUTTA HERE!!!”.


HAHAHAHAHAAAAA Can you imagine the people around him?
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Re: Leonard's Recent Meetings with Cohenites

Postby hydriot on Wed May 13, 2009 12:01 pm

Back-stage encounter with Leonard at the Big Chill 3 August 2008, by howthelightgetsin, just added.
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Re: Leonard's Recent Meetings with Cohenites

Postby Womanfromaroom on Wed May 13, 2009 8:10 pm

Hydriot,

where exactly do I have to look for Howthelightgetsin's report? Can't find it somehow... :roll: Thanks!!
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Re: Leonard's Recent Meetings with Cohenites

Postby hydriot on Wed May 13, 2009 8:25 pm

I assemble all links in the very first post of this thread, in chronological order, so 'howthelightgetsin' is now fourth down.
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Re: Leonard's Recent Meetings with Cohenites

Postby Womanfromaroom on Thu May 14, 2009 10:44 am

Found it! Nice report - thanks!
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Re: Leonard's Recent Meetings with Cohenites

Postby howthelightgetsin on Thu May 21, 2009 9:59 pm

I was just thinking about it again, to think in just over 2 months a year would have passed. I have the autograph on the wall, with pictures I took that night. When I need a lift I look at it, might sound soppy but its true! :)
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Re: Leonard's Recent Meetings with Cohenites

Postby Emeraude on Wed May 27, 2009 5:25 am

I've had such an enjoyable time reading this thread. Until seeing Leonard Cohen live in Ottawa I had not had much inclination to actually meet the man in person. But as I watched him on stage, live last night, I warmed to him with a feeling like wouldn't it be great just to meet him. He seems so humble, so human. I very much enjoyed how he completely promoted his on-stage co-performers. I couldn't help but think that one day these wonderful people will be famous in their own right not because of their connection to LC but for the amazing talent they all possess. It certainly won't hurt to have that LC connection though. ;-)

So for those of you who have met him please share more if you can. I thoroughly enjoyed his wit and his amusing pieces of wisdom that he imparted especially how no one over 15 should ever, in fact never, ever look into those tiny little magnifying mirrors they have in hotel washrooms with the accompanying abundant lighting. Each and every time he came back for an encore (6 or 7 times - I lost count) - how he would say we were all too kind. I suppose I expected him to be larger than life instead I felt like I would just love to sit down and share a coffee with him and chat about whatever....

Thanks for letting me ramble on here. I've been a fan for years of his poetry and less of his music. Now I am of both.
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Re: Leonard's Recent Meetings with Cohenites

Postby mnkyface on Wed May 27, 2009 11:42 am

Emeraude wrote:his amusing pieces of wisdom that he imparted especially how no one over 15 should ever, in fact never, ever look into those tiny little magnifying mirrors they have in hotel washrooms with the accompanying abundant lighting. .


I love it! :lol: :lol:
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Re: Leonard's Recent Meetings with Cohenites

Postby lizzytysh on Wed May 27, 2009 7:18 pm

I love it :lol: :lol: !


I relate to it... ;-)

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Re: Leonard's Recent Meetings with Cohenites

Postby MaryB on Fri May 29, 2009 12:36 am

He's so right about those mirrors :lol: :lol: :lol: ! The first time I ever did it, it was like 'come here, you and you and you, take a look at yourself, you'll never believe it! :shock: '. Maybe that's why someone was looking over us and saying, ' Now in your older age, your sight will diminish and you are going to look a little better to each other - unless you wear reading glasses'. What great wisdom 8) .
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Re: Leonard's Recent Meetings with Cohenites

Postby hydriot on Fri May 29, 2009 2:47 pm

"Those mirrors" are just shaving mirrors, which we men (other than Leonard) love, since they permit us to attack each and every bristle with laser-like precision ... something you ladies appreciate when we dance with you cheek-to-cheek.
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Re: Leonard's Recent Meetings with Cohenites

Postby mr.midnight on Sat Jun 13, 2009 2:24 pm

John Etherington wrote:The great thing about Leonard is that he relates to those who appreciate him as people rather than treating them as "Cohenites"!


Pardon for replying to something old.

I think you're totally right, John. Even though a lot of us here are 'fanatical' about L.C it's very cool of him to care about the people who like him and his music so much as people, which is so much more than an "ite", in fact it's very polite.
Funny thing is... I sometimes think of Leonard's songs (going over his guitar riffs in my head) or even his character when I take a very late night walk regularly and on one of those walks it sort of dawned on me... YOU, the people, is what matters most to him and I think it keeps him going and what makes it enjoyable to continue to perform and write, I think the backstage jewels have ceased to sparkle and money comes and goes to him. Celebrities care about their fans, to a certain extent, whether they act like it or not but I have not heard of or seen a class act like Leonard.

And if the person who had the 14 year old crush met him for an autograph, it's better to say a little something rather than nothing. You think of saying nothing or not even having the encounter because you worry that you wouldn't have the chance to say everything. Like I was saying in the last paragraph, anything good you have to say to him matters in his book, whether it's a sentence, a compliment on his music that he's used to or something more profound.

All this I said is just my two cents, I try to listen to the music and leave it at that, I can only have a feeling what someone like an artist (or a person) is really thinking and I can't say I speak for anyone.

Anyway, I hope I'm able to get him to sign an LP or a CD someday.

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Re: Leonard's Recent Meetings with Cohenites

Postby John Etherington on Mon Jun 15, 2009 1:59 pm

Hi mr. midnight,

Thanks for your kind response to my post. I hope you manage to get that signature before too long!

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Re: Leonard's Recent Meetings with Cohenites

Postby Womanfromaroom on Fri Jul 03, 2009 10:09 pm

By the way - I just went through the links Hydriot has so kindly put together about all the meetings of Cohenites with Leonard (or the other way round). But on some threads, as on the "Leonard & Anjani Tonight at the Richard Goodall Gallery"-one, the pictures do not get displayed - just a square space with a red cross in it. Any idea what the reason might be and if I can do anything about that?
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