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by Bob Parkins
Sun Apr 04, 2010 7:15 am
Forum: The Leonard Cohen Event in Madison 2012
Topic: 2012 Leonard Cohen Event
Replies: 153
Views: 52782

Re: 2012 Leonard Cohen Event

Haven't been around much lately, but wanted to weigh in here. Madison would be terrific, because: 1. It would afford a full measure of Joe's wisdom and intuition. 2. It could prompt us to reflect on Karl Armstrong, the lead player in a much mooted anti-war bombing at U of W in 1970. 3. It could expo...
by Bob Parkins
Thu May 01, 2008 3:25 pm
Forum: The Leonard Cohen Event in Edmonton 2008
Topic: Accommodations
Replies: 48
Views: 36290

Re: Accommodations

What about Lister specifically?
by Bob Parkins
Thu May 01, 2008 5:34 am
Forum: The Leonard Cohen Event in Edmonton 2008
Topic: Accommodations
Replies: 48
Views: 36290

Re: Accommodations

Anyone know if Lister Hall at University of Alberta has wireless Internet -- or even Internet cable ports? What about other locations?
by Bob Parkins
Sat Mar 29, 2008 6:13 am
Forum: News
Topic: Just Married: Lizzie and Peter !!
Replies: 36
Views: 8750

Re: Just Married: Lizzie and Peter !!

Totally terrific. Way to go Lizzie; alla best.
by Bob Parkins
Sun Jan 06, 2008 9:10 pm
Forum: The Leonard Cohen Event in Edmonton 2008
Topic: Sunday Night Scheduled Chat About 2008 Event
Replies: 23
Views: 19914

Re: Sunday Night Scheduled Chat About 2008 Event

Can't log in to chat off the Files, for some reason that eludes, and disremember how to log in via Messenger. Anybody else having probs? (I know of at least one other).
by Bob Parkins
Thu Nov 29, 2007 10:10 pm
Forum: The Leonard Cohen Event in Edmonton 2008
Topic: Edmonton International Leonard Cohen Event 2008
Replies: 31
Views: 28165

Re: Edmonton International Leonard Cohen Event 2008

And yes, BTW -- Festival Express is avbl on DVD, with about an hour's worth of extra tunes and such beyond what played in theatres. Mind you, it's still best to see it on a really big screen from a really close seat, in a really relaxed frame of mind if'n ya catch my drift.
by Bob Parkins
Wed Nov 28, 2007 7:41 am
Forum: The Leonard Cohen Event in Edmonton 2008
Topic: Edmonton International Leonard Cohen Event 2008
Replies: 31
Views: 28165

Re: Edmonton International Leonard Cohen Event 2008

Yes!!!!!

Jack, you've done it again. This would be way cool, as the kidz might say -- our own Festival Express, 38 years after the original. Well done man..
by Bob Parkins
Fri Nov 16, 2007 7:02 am
Forum: Other gatherings
Topic: Where is the 2010 Event??
Replies: 94
Views: 35099

Re: Where is the 2010 Event??

Ya know -- it might could be that, in the event that the Event was held twice in a row in North America, on account of there were some energetic folk here and maybe not so much in Europe -- that what the hey -- the sun would continue to rise in the east anyway.

Just sayin, is all.
by Bob Parkins
Wed Jul 04, 2007 6:13 am
Forum: News
Topic: Sad news about a Forum friend
Replies: 63
Views: 17966

Re: Sad news about a Forum friend

Works for me, fer shure. A terrific, thoughtful idea. Well done man.
by Bob Parkins
Sat Jun 30, 2007 5:21 am
Forum: News
Topic: Sad news about a Forum friend
Replies: 63
Views: 17966

Re: Sad news about a Forum friend

Reviewing these posts, and especially catching Big Al’s re-visiting, in the newsgroup, of Paul’s introduction to the LC world in 2000, makes me think that we should somehow figure out a way – as a community – to honor his memory. That said, I’m at a loss as to what it might be. I suppose the closest...
by Bob Parkins
Thu Jun 28, 2007 4:28 am
Forum: News
Topic: Sad news about a Forum friend
Replies: 63
Views: 17966

Re: Sad news about a Forum friend

This is so sad. I’d been aware that Paul had been ailing, but his actual passing still shocks. Whether in posts to boards like this, or in the occasional private exchange over the years, I always found his prose to somehow convey a sense of peace – a commodity which is sometimes in short supply in t...
by Bob Parkins
Thu Nov 30, 2006 11:30 pm
Forum: Book of Longing
Topic: Philip Glass's Book of Longing / Toronto's Luminato Festival
Replies: 35
Views: 14700

Was a bit of media coverage of this one: Toronto Globe and Mail: Cohen, Glass team up for Luminato fest Poet and songwriter Leonard Cohen is joining up with composer Philip Glass to create an original production for Toronto's first Luminato Festival - a musical work based on Cohen's The Book of Long...
by Bob Parkins
Sat Jul 29, 2006 8:56 pm
Forum: News
Topic: LC in Ottawa Citizen
Replies: 0
Views: 1532

LC in Ottawa Citizen

Shudda (wudda cudda) filed these earlier. Anyway: Byline: John Griffin Outlet: The Ottawa Citizen Headline: Cohen's self-insights add lustre to brilliant tribute movie Date: Friday 28 July 2006 Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man Documentary **** 1/2 Starring: Leonard Cohen Directed by: Lian Lunsen Rated: 1...
by Bob Parkins
Thu May 25, 2006 3:57 pm
Forum: News
Topic: LC at U of T
Replies: 0
Views: 897

LC at U of T

From today's Globe and Mail: Byline: Val Ross Headline: LENNY SENDS HIS BEST The last time Leonard Cohen papers came to the University of Toronto's treasure trove of words and paper, the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, it was 1968. The Fisher purchased 14 boxes worth of drawings, newspaper clipping...
by Bob Parkins
Tue May 02, 2006 5:31 am
Forum: Book of Longing
Topic: The Ottawa Citizen article about Book of Longing
Replies: 8
Views: 4017

Well then there. I've known Paul Gessell for more than 25 years -- since his wire service days, before he joined The Citizen -- and always found him to be an astute observer of the passing scene. Not seeing anything here to make me change my mind; he's a stellar journalist who turned out a lengthy b...

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