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by tomsakic
Wed Aug 05, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Raffi Hakopian
Replies: 22
Views: 9053

Re: Raffi Hakopian

Thank you very much, Cedar.

CD "Gipsy Fever with Eva" was actually circulating (burned and copied) among Cohen fans here on the forum 15-20 years back (yes, it's a long time).
by tomsakic
Wed Aug 05, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Comments & Questions
Topic: LC & Pico Iyer
Replies: 5
Views: 1214

Re: LC & Pico Iyer

Re: Pico Iyer, his best book "on LC" is, I think, this one from his famous TED Talk: https://www.amazon.com/Art-Stillness-Adventures-Going-Nowhere/dp/1476784728 Talk is here: https://www.ted.com/talks/pico_iyer_the_art_of_stillness He is using and quoting LC as the example thru the whole small book....
by tomsakic
Sun Jun 14, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Comments & Questions
Topic: Death of A Ladies Man Live
Replies: 2
Views: 907

Re: Death of A Ladies Man Live

The title song itself no, but part of the album yes. He regularly performed Memories live in 1979-80 shows and also in 1985 shows. Couple of times in 1979 he performed Iodine - both being way more superb than on the album. Iodine in Paris 1979: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6h0Vfugircw Memories ar...
by tomsakic
Sun Jun 14, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Comments & Questions
Topic: A Source for Tacoma Trailer?
Replies: 7
Views: 4475

Re: A Source for Tacoma Trailer?

Wherever did Leonard get the musical inspiration for Tacoma Trailer, the instrumental cut on The Future? The Jazz Police have discovered a clue. It may be stolen from a 1968 piece by Yusef Lateef Listen to this beautiful piece, especially 5:59 onward. Sound familiar? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v...
by tomsakic
Sun Jun 14, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Comments & Questions
Topic: Mysterious Leonard Cohen "1967 studio sessions" album - any information?
Replies: 24
Views: 5988

Re: Mysterious Leonard Cohen "1967 studio sessions" album - any information?

Ah, and here I was hoping for dozens of outtakes, demos and unfinished songs from 1980s-1990s-2000s-2010s, including some of 50+ tracks recorded with Sharon...
by tomsakic
Mon Apr 13, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Polly Samson's novel about Hydra in the 60s (and David Gilmour's perfoming Cohen songs)
Replies: 12
Views: 2081

Polly Samson's novel about Hydra in the 60s (and David Gilmour's perfoming Cohen songs)

As it was already mentioned elsewhere in this forum, David Gilmour (of Pink Floyd) has been covering early Leonard's songs in online promotion of Polly Samson's new novel about Hydra in the 1960s, in which Leonard also appears as one of the characters. Novel's title is A THEATRE FOR DREAMERS (Blooms...
by tomsakic
Mon Apr 13, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Linda Sturgess has passed away
Replies: 10
Views: 1255

Re: Linda Sturgess has passed away

.... rest in peace, Linda, our dear friend.
by tomsakic
Tue Apr 07, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Comments & Questions
Topic: The third novel
Replies: 7
Views: 1788

Re: The third novel

The Woman Being Born - which was actually then retitled to My Life in Art (and, at one point, to End of My Life in Art), and then reworked as Death of a Lady's Man and published in 1978. Linda Hutcheon, famous academic, included Death of a Lady's Man in her book about Leonard's prose, not poems (she...
by tomsakic
Tue Apr 07, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Producer Hal Willner has passed away
Replies: 3
Views: 1031

Producer Hal Willner has passed away

Variety: https://variety.com/2020/music/obituaries-people-news/hal-willner-dead-dies-music-producer-saturday-night-live-1234573202/ We remember Hal Willner as producer of 2003-2006 Came So Far for Beauty, An Evening of Songs by Leonard Cohen shows, which were filmed for Lian Lunson's 2006 film I'm Y...
by tomsakic
Tue Apr 07, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Paola Pigozzi has passed away
Replies: 7
Views: 1234

Re: Paola Pigozzi has passed away

Oh, Paola... so many happy meetings during LC's Italian concerts and our previous events. Rest in peace, our friend.
by tomsakic
Fri May 11, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: News
Topic: TEN YEARS 2008-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 947

TEN YEARS 2008-2018

Today, May 11 2018, marks exactly ten years of Leonard Cohen's "comeback". The world tour (his first since 1993) started on May 11 2008 in Fredericton in Canada, and as we all know, the history of popular music changed when tour finished only on December 21, 2013, five years later - and we can say, ...
by tomsakic
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Tribute concerts, Cover versions & Soundtracks
Topic: New film (video installation) by James Benning "L. Cohen"
Replies: 0
Views: 1766

New film (video installation) by James Benning "L. Cohen"

The legendary US filmmaker and video artist James Benning has new work entitled "L. Cohen". The film premiered at 2018 Berlinale Film Festival and in Paris at the Cinéma du réel film festival. The Berlinale website categorises it as a " single-channel video installation, 45 min. Without dialogue ". ...
by tomsakic
Tue Aug 22, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Pitchfork names "Songs Of Leonard Cohen" 11th best album of the 1960s
Replies: 0
Views: 1066

Pitchfork names "Songs Of Leonard Cohen" 11th best album of the 1960s

Pitchfork has published the list of 200 best LPs of the 1960s, according to the votes of their stuff (more than 50 contributors). Songs of Leonard Cohen are on #11: http://pitchfork.com/features/lists-and-guides/the-200-best-albums-of-the-1960s/?page=10 Many jazz LPs on the list, and in rock or pop,...
by tomsakic
Mon Nov 28, 2016 12:07 am
Forum: News
Topic: Leonard on the cover - also contributions requested
Replies: 54
Views: 49268

Re: Leonard on the cover - also contributions requested

Komboloi (worry beads), it is Greek "rosary", but totally secular thing (not religious) - old men in Greece used it to pass their time, as far I know (I saw taxists numbering beads while driving or on traffic lights in Athens). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Worry_beads LC apparently took the habit o...
by tomsakic
Sun Nov 20, 2016 9:59 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Leonard on the cover - also contributions requested
Replies: 54
Views: 49268

Re: Leonard on the cover - also contributions requested

http://www.leonardcohenfiles.com/billboard.jpg New issue, Volume 128, Issue 30 Plerase let us know what's inside the magazine. Billboard's feature is now online at http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/magazine-feature/7580513/leonard-cohen-friends-remember-legend - Remembering Leonard Cohen: Clos...

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