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by vlcoats
Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Hydra Meetups 2019, 2017, 2015, 2013, 2011, 2009, 2007, 2005 & The Event in 2002
Topic: Packing help please? Hydra meetup/Europe
Replies: 4
Views: 159

Re: Packing help please? Hydra meetup/Europe

Thank you both! I did already check with all airlines on size restrictions, but haven't checked all of their restrictions for liquids. Will do! I wasn't planning on bringing anything waterproof, so I need to give that some thought. Living in the Northwest, rain is a familiar companion, and clothing ...
by vlcoats
Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Hydra Meetups 2019, 2017, 2015, 2013, 2011, 2009, 2007, 2005 & The Event in 2002
Topic: Packing help please? Hydra meetup/Europe
Replies: 4
Views: 159

Packing help please? Hydra meetup/Europe

Hello! I am writing to ask for help with practicalities of what to pack when we come to the meetup in June. We need to travel light because we are taking carryon luggage only and our modest accommodations in Hydra are several steps up from the harbor! Also, we will be taking a couple flights in Euro...
by vlcoats
Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:03 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 also just finished this book and loved it! Although it is not about Leonard as much as we may like ;-) , it is very interesting and even eye opening. I definitely recommend it, especially for anyone going to Hydra. While reading Half the Perfect World, I felt lost inside Hydra in the 60s, and...
by vlcoats
Fri Mar 29, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: Comments & Questions
Topic: LC's Favourite Books
Replies: 3
Views: 393

Re: LC's Favourite Books

Oh no! More stuff to read! :shock:

What I mean to say is Thank You! ;-) Eventually I will be done reading what Leonard himself wrote and will be done researching for our trip to Hydra (and other spots) and will be looking for more!

Vickie
by vlcoats
Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: Other Writers and Writing
Topic: Lorca's Poet in New York
Replies: 16
Views: 1807

Re: Lorca's Poet in New York

B4 and Jean, I can't tell you both how much I loved reading your translations. I don't know if saying that I like them better than the translations in my book would be fair to that translator, but I can say that they added so much to my appreciation of Lorca's poetry I also appreciated your explanat...
by vlcoats
Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: Other Writers and Writing
Topic: Lorca's Poet in New York
Replies: 16
Views: 1807

Re: Lorca's Poet in New York

Thank you both Jean and Bev! It is no surprise to me that Leonard liked Lorca so much and likewise no surprise that you both are commenting on this thread. Jean...I love seeing the different interpretations of his words. I understand that they are supposed to be translations not interpretations, but...
by vlcoats
Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Other Writers and Writing
Topic: Lorca's Poet in New York
Replies: 16
Views: 1807

Re: Lorca's Poet in New York

Ah... Tower of Babel! To have no need for translation and to all speak the same language! How annoying and interesting that there are so many ways to translate a poem... as if the myriad of individual interpretations within the same language are not enough! Thank you for your translation of Little V...
by vlcoats
Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:49 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 everyone! I was able to finish reading Lorca's Poet in New York today! We had a snow day from school, so I didn't have to go to work. It was a perfect way to spend my day. I also had time to write what I thought of it, but I didn't post it on this thread because I wasn't sure if Jarkko would be o...
by vlcoats
Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Other Writers and Writing
Topic: Lorca's Poet in New York
Replies: 16
Views: 1807

Lorca's Poet in New York

Hello! On another thread here in the forum (Along the Way, Discovering Leonard's Albums...) some of us were talking about Lorca and had purchased copies of his "Poet in New York". I wanted to post what I thought of it, but wasn't sure if Jarkko might prefer I post it in the poetry section instead of...
by vlcoats
Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Other music
Topic: Tom Dooley
Replies: 4
Views: 466

Re: Tom Dooley

Thank you Brucester! All of this has me thinking of my dad's other favorites... The Limeliters and Roger Miller. One of the biggest regrets I have over not discovering Leonard until after he was already gone is that I was never able to ask my dad if he ever listened to him. Dad was a little younger ...
by vlcoats
Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:09 am
Forum: Other music
Topic: Tom Dooley
Replies: 4
Views: 466

Re: Leonard on the cover - also contributions requested

BTW when Leonard Cohen talked about The Kingston Trio song "Tom Dooley" (who was sentenced to hang) I remember saying to Leonard (at Beautys Restaurant).... "There must've been a knock on Tom Dooley's prison cell an hour before his hanging. The warden asked.... => "Who shall I say is calling? " (Le...
by vlcoats
Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: News
Topic: New book about artist life on Hydra in the 60's by Tamar Hodes
Replies: 6
Views: 2163

Re: New book about artist life on Hydra in the 60's by Tamar Hodes

Well I don't mind saying that I am enjoying this book, even with its little faults. It may not be completely accurate in the lives it portrays, but I can't wait to see in person the island it describes. Reading it is as easy as rolling down a hill, so it is relaxing me, and lately that is something ...
by vlcoats
Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: And now for something completely different....
Replies: 3
Views: 410

Re: And now for something completely different....

its4inthemorning post wrote: If the weather gets worse, maybe they'll have a go at "Avalanche."
:lol:
Good one 4!
Vickie
by vlcoats
Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:35 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: And now for something completely different....
Replies: 3
Views: 410

And now for something completely different....

As some of you know, I work for a public school district. As a school employee, nothing puts a song in your heart like the words "Snow Day"! Today one of our employees shared the following YouTube link. It is a snow day announcement set to the tune of our Leonard's Hallelujah. https://youtu.be/xWoxR...
by vlcoats
Wed Jan 30, 2019 4:12 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

A good poem cannot be killed by whichever comment or information Touchét my friend! What a very good point. Thank you also for setting my mind at ease about the blackbird. Must you always make sense? Just kidding of course, because sometimes I struggle to have any idea what you are talking about......

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