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Joe Way
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Recent update

Postby Joe Way » Wed Oct 26, 2011 2:41 am

Dear friends,

I am so excited about this event. I've been getting inquiries from performers-even one from Iceland from a group called, "The Saints of Boogie Street." We are still working with Anjani to have her perform, it appears that it will be at a beautiful venue in the new Overture Center. We also are talking to Ali Hughes from Sydney, Australia who did a wonderful show at the NYCfringe festival that Esther Cohen attended and loved. We will try to wrap up the great weekend with a casual dance at Great Hall in Memorial Union with a Klezmer band-some one like-"Yid Vicious." It will be a wonderful time. Joe Way
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Re: Recent update

Postby lizzytysh » Wed Oct 26, 2011 12:51 pm

It's good to see you and hear your updates, Joe.
It sounds better and better all the time... and it started out great from where I sit.
Thanks!
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Re: Recent update

Postby Joe Way » Wed Oct 26, 2011 4:58 pm

Someone just sent me a link to this article from the New York Times about Madison. I should note that while you can get excellent beer and hamburgers here, there is much more to offer. I have a friend who works at the Machinery Row Bicycle shops and can help anyone out who wants to rent a bike for the beautiful biking experience in Madison.

http://frugaltraveler.blogs.nytimes.com ... -and-a-bb/

Joe
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Re: Recent update

Postby blonde madonna » Sat Nov 05, 2011 1:23 am

Hi Joe
Have been reading up on Madison and getting more and more excited about next year. I may have already told you how I have had Madison in my head as a special place for many years since working in mental health in Sydney in the 1980s and applying the Madison Model of Community Care in a pilot programme. However, I have to say the bikes and beer really help my cause in getting Jim on board.

The music sounds great, really appreciate the work you are doing.

Cheers
BM
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Re: Recent update

Postby Yorkshire Lad » Sat Nov 05, 2011 11:08 am

blonde madonna wrote:Hi Joe
I may have already told you how I have had Madison in my head as a special place for many years since working in mental health in Sydney in the 1980s and applying the Madison Model of Community Care in a pilot programme.
Hi BM
Other than being LC fans most people have a secondary reason for attending the events such as sight seeing .visiting friends and family etc etc but I must say BM your reason is the wackiest I have come across . You will have to stop taking your work home with you !
YL
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Re: Recent update

Postby blonde madonna » Sat Nov 05, 2011 2:16 pm

Ok YL
Kicking myself, can absolutely see how that sounds wacky. :oops: What can I say? I was young and idealistic, thought we could change the world. I know better now but I still have that original association. It's the same with Leonard, when I listen to DOLM I am still that 16yo girl. Stupid and sentimental and something I keep to myself most of the time.
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Re: Recent update

Postby lizzytysh » Sun Nov 06, 2011 9:22 am

Glad you shared it [a major shift in mental health treatment it was]. Glad you're going. Looking forward to meeting you, BM.
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Re: Recent update

Postby Yorkshire Lad » Sun Nov 06, 2011 12:08 pm

blonde madonna wrote:Ok YL
It's the same with Leonard, when I listen to DOLM I am still that 16yo girl. Stupid and sentimental and something I keep to myself most of the time.
You were lucky BM I did not know of Leonard until way past my teens which has always been a regret to me . Now it's my turn to be stupid what is DOLM ?
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Re: Recent update

Postby blonde madonna » Mon Nov 07, 2011 3:21 am

YL, Death of a Ladies Man, generally regarded as his best album. ;-)

Thanks and ditto for me Lizzytysh.
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Re: Recent update

Postby Joe Way » Wed Nov 09, 2011 6:32 pm

Hi BM & YL,
I think "mental health" is a perfect reason to attend the Madison event-in fact I think that the beer will aid in the process. So glad to hear that you are considering attending-it will be great to see you again. Oh, and BM-tell Jim that there are a couple of very good wineries near Madison as well.

All the best to you,

Joe
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Re: Recent update

Postby Joe Way » Mon Nov 14, 2011 7:48 pm

Hi All,
One of Wisconsin's more dubious claims to fame is its connection to the gangster era of such notables as Al Capone and Baby Face Nelson. Here is a link to a recent story about locales in Wisconsin with these connections.

http://www.jsonline.com/features/travel ... 18623.html

For any of you who saw the movie, "Public Enemies" most of the scenes were shot in Wisconsin and the famous shoot-out scene was shot on location at Little Bohemia Resort in Northern Wisconsin. It is about four hours north of Madison by car, but it is a lovely drive into the North woods.

I will also post some information about the Great River Road that runs along the Mississippi River. It is a beautiful, scenic drive from about Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin to Red Wing, Minnesota. If you were to do this, you would be almost to the area where Bob Dylan grew up.

http://www.experiencemississippiriver.c ... r-road.cfm

Joe
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Re: Recent update

Postby Pawel Gorny » Wed Nov 23, 2011 8:33 pm

Please check a tentative schedule with possible artists (http://leonardcohenevent.info/the-event-program).

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