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by AlanM
Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:36 am
Forum: News
Topic: Leonard recipient of Folk Alliance International Elaine Weissman Lifetime Achievement Award (Legacy)
Replies: 1
Views: 185

Re: Leonard recipient of Folk Alliance International Elaine Weissman Lifetime Achievement Award (Legacy)

Sturgess66, Many thanks for this posting and link to the video. I particularly liked the comments: "Lazy critics saw only the darkness ... " "But it was not Cohen's darkness that drew us to his mortal flame, it was his eternal quest to find goodness and beauty within the darkness, shards of hope ami...
by AlanM
Sun Jan 27, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Other gatherings
Topic: 26th January 2019
Replies: 3
Views: 1370

26th January 2019

Australia Day, 26th January, 2019 was the 10th anniversary of Leonard's first local concert since 1985. In celebration a small group of us gathered to listen, eat, drink, converse and sing along to some of his music. 6 of the attendees had been at the concert at the Leconfield Vineyard outside Macla...
by AlanM
Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:37 am
Forum: News
Topic: Matters of Vital Interest: A Forty-Year Friendship with Leonard Cohen
Replies: 25
Views: 3056

Re: Matters of Vital Interest: A Forty-Year Friendship with Leonard Cohen

I have written three attempts to recommend this book and each has disappeared! Read it! Copy of my Amazon review: This is the story of the two dear friends on their journey through 40 years of life. It reveals the "other" Leonard Cohen without being intrusive, i.e. the man rather than the artist. Re...
by AlanM
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Australian Author Tweets re Leonard Concert.
Replies: 3
Views: 640

Re: Australian Author Tweets re Leonard Concert.

Hi Greg,
I also saw him at the Sydney concert November 16th, 2013. He was a couple of rows behind me, unmistakable in his bandana.

Alan
by AlanM
Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 661
Views: 88879

Re: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums

Greetings, fellow Cohenites. I am stirred to mention that on January 26th, it will be the 10th anniversary of Leonard's first local concert since 1985. In celebration we will be holding a gathering at my house to reminisce, eat, drink and especially listen to LC. There is an audio recording of the a...
by AlanM
Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: News
Topic: Half the Perfect World - Writers, Dreamers and Drifters on Hydra, 1955–1964
Replies: 21
Views: 3819

Re: Half the Perfect World - Writers, Dreamers and Drifters on Hydra, 1955–1964

I have recently finished reading Half The perfect World , and I certainly recommend it. As mentioned above, it is not a Leonard book, but he does feature several times in a positive light. I knew little to nothing of the other characters, but I found them intriguing both as themselves and their inte...
by AlanM
Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 661
Views: 88879

Re: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums

Hi Vickie and Curt, We are all set with the only link missing in our plans being the ferry bookings to and from Hydra. I believe they will not be open for a few months. Having just finished reading my copy of The Flame , I am now engrossed in Half the Perfect World . That should be a good "primer" f...
by AlanM
Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:55 am
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Smile of Light
Replies: 15
Views: 1909

Re: Smile of Light

Beautiful, Bev, and very apt too. You are such a talented lady. To misquote Daphne DuMaurier and the opening line of "Rebecca": Last night I dreamt I went to a Leonard Cohen concert again. I feel blessed to have these wonderful memories that revisit me in my sleep as well as in my waking hours. Alan
by AlanM
Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: Comments & Questions
Topic: Leonard Cohen on Australian Radio
Replies: 1
Views: 651

Leonard Cohen on Australian Radio

This morning as I was listening to my favourite podcast, I was pleasantly surprised to hear Leonard's name mentioned and a soundbite played. "A Word In Your Ear" is a weekly talk back show on ABC Queensland, in which Emeritus Professor Roly Sussex discusses aspects of the English language. The progr...
by AlanM
Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 661
Views: 88879

Re: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums

Thank you for your kind words, Bev. I often re-read the concert reports, mainly the ones I attended, to relive those wonderful experiences, not just the great times at the venues, but also the anticipation of the event and the "coming down" afterwards. Catching up with friends who have the same inte...
by AlanM
Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 661
Views: 88879

Re: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums

This is not really a reply, but I thought it might catch your eye here.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BEVERLEY
Karin and I hope you have a wonderful Cohen-filled day.
Best wishes for the years to come.

Alan
by AlanM
Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:06 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 661
Views: 88879

Re: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums

I honestly cannot pick a clear favorite from that last album. Vickie, I have been trying to come up with something new to say about this album and I totally agree with your statement. For the last couple of weeks I have been listening and absorbing You Want It Darker on my morning walk. This in its...
by AlanM
Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:01 am
Forum: News
Topic: LC wins 2018 Grammy Award for You Want It Darker!
Replies: 21
Views: 2653

Re: LC wins 2018 Grammy Award for You Want It Darker!

Amen, Squidgy.
Well said.

Alan
by AlanM
Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 661
Views: 88879

Re: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums

Hi Vickie, You are NOT alone regarding The Stranger Song . I refer you to an old post of mine: https://www.leonardcohenforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=21035&hilit=smoke&start=135 I have seen many a highway with many a bend in it, but unless I had heard this song, that superb simile just like smoke wou...
by AlanM
Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 661
Views: 88879

Re: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums

It's 2:30 in the morning, the beginning of January, I'm writing you now to tell you the last of our guests have gone home. So far, 2018 is pretty good - we listened to Leonard and the band singing from Reykjavic in 1988 as we settled in to the New Year. Ah, Bev, you should have seen us ... you know ...

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