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by AlanM
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Hydra Meetups 2019, 2017, 2015, 2013, 2011, 2009, 2007, 2005 & The Event in 2002
Topic: Hydra 2019: Daily Program
Replies: 4
Views: 1868

Re: Hydra 2019: Daily Program

We have got as far as Athens. Pleased to report that Emirates Airlines has a Leonard playlist. Coincidentally I was listening to Alexandra Leaving as our plane flew over Alexandria. Sadly 10/10 ths cloud cover meant that I didn’t see the city. Heading to Hydra on Thursday. First time, so looking for...
by AlanM
Sat Jun 01, 2019 4:22 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 673
Views: 95594

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

I'm not sure if this is the correct place, but ...
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Bev.

Karin and I hope you have a great day and we are disappointed not to be able to catch up on Hydra.

Thinking of you today and next week.

Alan
by AlanM
Tue May 28, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Other gatherings
Topic: 26th January 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 2373

Re: 26th January 2019

Thank you, Danham.
Welcome to the Forum.
Consider contributing to the Hello, I'm new to this forum... (introducing yourselves) thread.
https://www.leonardcohenforum.com/viewt ... um#p371118

Best wishes,
Alan
by AlanM
Thu May 23, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: News
Topic: Plaque to Leonard at the Athy Community Arts Centre
Replies: 1
Views: 385

Re: Plaque to Leonard at the Athy Community Arts Centre

My sister just emailed this photo to me.

Alan
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: 341

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: 5
Views: 2373

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: 3723

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: 833

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: 673
Views: 95594

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: 30
Views: 5181

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: 673
Views: 95594

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: 2255

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: 791

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: 673
Views: 95594

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: 673
Views: 95594

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

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