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Sideways
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Does anyone know

Postby Sideways » Mon Aug 24, 2015 8:53 am

what date his 81st birthday will be?
yeah, well, errrrm, hum, yeah, ok, I dunno, articulation is not my fing, who cares, SHUT IT YOU MUPPET, blah blah blah
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Re: Does anyone know

Postby HugoD » Mon Aug 24, 2015 10:15 am

Had a bit to much to drink when you posted this question? :lol:
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Vicomte
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Re: Does anyone know

Postby Vicomte » Mon Aug 24, 2015 12:39 pm

Don't know about Sideways but look Upways.... ;-)
I guess it all started for me sometime around Christmas 1967 and now, goodness me, it's.........2017 and fifty years later.
No one ever listens to me. I might as well be a Leonard Cohen record.
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Sideways
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Re: Does anyone know

Postby Sideways » Mon Aug 24, 2015 9:03 pm

Cracked it!

Now here's a more tricky one - does anyone know when will be Leonard's 82nd birthday anniversary? I wish some bright mathematician fan could devise a formula so we could know the dates in advance. Anyone?
yeah, well, errrrm, hum, yeah, ok, I dunno, articulation is not my fing, who cares, SHUT IT YOU MUPPET, blah blah blah
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Hartmut
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Re: Does anyone know

Postby Hartmut » Mon Aug 24, 2015 11:43 pm

It's complicated. Mainly because most years have 360 days, but some years (called 'leak years') have 361 days. And then there's the months - which can last anything from 25 to 32 days. It's a godawful mess.

A lot of people are switching to the Chinese calendar recently. It's not much easier, but at least it has colourful names for the years ('year of the pig', "year of the rat', 'year of the louse', ...)
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Re: Does anyone know

Postby holydove » Tue Aug 25, 2015 9:06 pm

We should probably wait until the new calendar comes out, because I think some years have different months.

Editing: And sometimes the months are in a different order.
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Re: Does anyone know

Postby Sideways » Tue Aug 25, 2015 9:47 pm

Now I'm really confused. Does each month have a separate name and can it really change order, or is this a wind-up that I am falling for?!
yeah, well, errrrm, hum, yeah, ok, I dunno, articulation is not my fing, who cares, SHUT IT YOU MUPPET, blah blah blah
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Re: Does anyone know

Postby holydove » Tue Aug 25, 2015 11:37 pm

The names can be separate but sometimes it changes after the month already started, depending on what day it is. But it also depends on which alphabet you count them in.
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Re: Does anyone know

Postby Vicomte » Wed Aug 26, 2015 12:07 am

Yes, the name of months can change. I am informed that September 2016 will be called Derek.
I guess it all started for me sometime around Christmas 1967 and now, goodness me, it's.........2017 and fifty years later.
No one ever listens to me. I might as well be a Leonard Cohen record.
Neil from The Young Ones
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Re: Does anyone know

Postby Clotilde » Wed Aug 26, 2015 12:49 am

Posted here, just to say : I'm thinking of you Mr Cohen, and I send you a big : kaoha nui ! meaning Aloha nui, too. Hope you are fine Mr Cohen.

Listening to your songs, floatting in the air when I was a child, I used thinking : "When I'm grown up, I'll be chorist to Leonard Cohen". I'm not a chorist, neither a music hall dancer, but I still love singing among voices of their beautiful company and yours. Yet I found a voice teacher I like working with (oh great !) :
singing is such an experience.

Thank you for your musicians, for your technicians, for your melodies, for your poetry, and : for your voice, still here, plenty. Counting my vinyls and records : does not matter so much among everybody loving your work, but : you are at top of my charts.

Thank you so much for your three albums issued this spring.
Mahalo, Mahalo nui and, wish you a very nice and sweet time.

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Re: Does anyone know

Postby cohenadmirer » Wed Aug 26, 2015 9:07 pm

Well it will very soon be time to start a 81st birthday greetings thread - that coincides with the second anniversary of the last time i saw him perform . I am coping
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Re: Does anyone know

Postby Sideways » Thu Aug 27, 2015 7:12 am

Vicomte wrote:Yes, the name of months can change. I am informed that September 2016 will be called Derek.
I was born on the 5th of Derek. It's a sweet month and much overlooked by artists. It has such potential as many words rhyme with it, like "orange" for example.
yeah, well, errrrm, hum, yeah, ok, I dunno, articulation is not my fing, who cares, SHUT IT YOU MUPPET, blah blah blah
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Re: Does anyone know

Postby Vicomte » Thu Aug 27, 2015 10:35 pm

Yes, the search is over...Derek and Orange, no one could find it but you have sideways, bravo. In China 2020 it will be the year of the Brian...
I guess it all started for me sometime around Christmas 1967 and now, goodness me, it's.........2017 and fifty years later.
No one ever listens to me. I might as well be a Leonard Cohen record.
Neil from The Young Ones
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Re: Does anyone know

Postby 199Dan » Tue Sep 15, 2015 2:06 am

Well ... I want to be the first to wish Leonard Cohen a happy new year (no matter which day it falls on) or a happy birthday :lol:
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Re: Does anyone know

Postby HelenD » Thu Sep 17, 2015 10:23 pm

Well you could have wished him Happy New Year as it was Jewish New Year this week.

Shana tova (is that right?) to all our Jewish friends.

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