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by Dem
Tue May 13, 2014 11:05 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen 80 years on September 21, 2014
Topic: How to celebrate Leonard's 80th birthday
Replies: 387
Views: 99347

Re: How to celebrate Leonard's 80th birthday

Τhe subway photo looks photoshoped to me
but it would be very clever if it was real.

Ay, ay, ay Toronto!
How many memories.

PS) I remind you about a sketch of the bench
to take with me in Hydra in June.
by Dem
Wed May 07, 2014 10:50 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen 80 years on September 21, 2014
Topic: How to celebrate Leonard's 80th birthday
Replies: 387
Views: 99347

Re: How to celebrate Leonard's 80th birthday

dick:

"80 years" in Greek is "80 χρονια"
but "80th birthday" is the somewhat
more cumbersome "ογδοηκοστα γενεθλια".

But Greek is a very flexible language
so we could write
"For Leonard Cohen's 80th birthday"
as
"Για τα 80 χρονια του Leonard Cohen"

Dem
by Dem
Mon May 05, 2014 5:53 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen 80 years on September 21, 2014
Topic: How to celebrate Leonard's 80th birthday
Replies: 387
Views: 99347

Re: How to celebrate Leonard's 80th birthday

I like how we have started already a debate if we will write "I came so far for beauty" or just "Came so far for beauty" when the bench is as of yet just thin air :-) I prefer the "Came so far for beauty" (I am always for the minimal) but for the life of me I don't see how anybody who will read on a...
by Dem
Wed Apr 23, 2014 2:47 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen 80 years on September 21, 2014
Topic: How to celebrate Leonard's 80th birthday
Replies: 387
Views: 99347

Re: How to celebrate Leonard's 80th birthday

sturgess66,
yes the Symbol for the Order of the Unified Heart
carved somewhere on the bench

Very good suggestion.

It would be nice if a member of the forum
could draw a scetch of the bench
to take with me on Hydra so i can show the
people there what we propose.

Dem
by Dem
Wed Apr 23, 2014 2:43 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen 80 years on September 21, 2014
Topic: How to celebrate Leonard's 80th birthday
Replies: 387
Views: 99347

Re: How to celebrate Leonard's 80th birthday

well, I met two nuns in Hydra (the only 2 still living in a monastery uphill) who didn't have a clue about LC!
yoeri,

I am sure even they listen to his songs
secretely late at night in their cells.

They just didn't want to admit their "sin" ;-)

Dem
by Dem
Wed Apr 23, 2014 1:59 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen 80 years on September 21, 2014
Topic: How to celebrate Leonard's 80th birthday
Replies: 387
Views: 99347

Re: How to celebrate Leonard's 80th birthday

I would vote for: a) a stone bench that will be well integrated into the Hydra landscape like the one in the photo by joyezekiel This way will also make it more acceptable for the authorities. b) a short one line by Leonard engraved (something like "I came so far for beauty") followed by the dedicat...
by Dem
Wed Apr 23, 2014 12:38 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen 80 years on September 21, 2014
Topic: How to celebrate Leonard's 80th birthday
Replies: 387
Views: 99347

Re: How to celebrate Leonard's 80th birthday

Jarkko maybe the most difficult part of the whole project will be to get the permission. And for this the Municipality of Hydra can explain to us what exactly is required. However my feeling is that given that everybody on the island knows and loves Leonard the Municipality at least won't have an ob...
by Dem
Tue Apr 22, 2014 10:01 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen 80 years on September 21, 2014
Topic: How to celebrate Leonard's 80th birthday
Replies: 387
Views: 99347

Re: How to celebrate Leonard's 80th birthday

I also vote for a bench on Hydra.
If i remember well there are some
stone bences on the way from the
port to Mandraki.

I will be on Hydra this coming June
so i might be able to discuss the whole
project with some of the local people there.

Dem
by Dem
Tue Apr 01, 2014 5:00 pm
Forum: News
Topic: The New York Times on Hydra
Replies: 0
Views: 776

The New York Times on Hydra

A very nice article about Hydra
by Lawrence Osborne of the New York Times:

http://tinyurl.com/nhk8tha

Dem
by Dem
Sun Sep 22, 2013 6:36 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Inside Leonard's Hydra house (photos)
Replies: 6
Views: 2145

Re: Inside Leonard's Hydra house (photos)

When I visited the house back in 2002
on that "familiar table" there were some old
vinyl records by Bob Dylan and Rolling Stones.

Dem
by Dem
Wed Aug 28, 2013 11:26 am
Forum: News
Topic: Inside Leonard's Hydra house (photos)
Replies: 6
Views: 2145

Re: Inside Leonard's Hydra house (photos)

Leonard's son Adam with his family usually
spends the summers there and from time
to time some guests.

Dem
by Dem
Wed Aug 28, 2013 10:24 am
Forum: News
Topic: Inside Leonard's Hydra house (photos)
Replies: 6
Views: 2145

Inside Leonard's Hydra house (photos)

A Greek site has a special feature on Leonard's house in Hydra with some nice photos: http://www.e-go.gr/idanikospiti/articles.asp?catid=18469&subid=2&pubid=129069977# The short text says that when Leonard bought the house he decided to keep it as it was with its old traditional Greek island furnitu...
by Dem
Fri Aug 09, 2013 6:39 pm
Forum: News
Topic: The incomparable....
Replies: 12
Views: 3295

Re: The incomparable....

The FT interview with Sharon Robinson focuses on the song "Alexandra Leaving" from Ten New Songs which is based on C.P. Cavafy's poem "The God Abandons Antony" Those of you interested can find some information about Cavafy and the poem here: http://www.leonardcohenfiles.com/cavafy.html 2013 is the o...
by Dem
Thu Jul 18, 2013 9:38 am
Forum: News
Topic: My Night With Leonard Cohen
Replies: 12
Views: 2947

My Night With Leonard Cohen

A story by Roz Warren in today's New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/18/booming/my-night-with-leonard-cohen.html?_r=0 The New York Times July 18, 2013 My Night With Leonard Cohen By ROZ WARREN It was 1975. My pal Anne and I were waiting in line outside a Chicago club where Leonard Cohen w...
by Dem
Fri May 31, 2013 7:48 pm
Forum: Hydra Meetups 2019, 2017, 2015, 2013, 2011, 2009, 2007, 2005 & The Event in 2002
Topic: Hiking in Hydra - free ebook
Replies: 2
Views: 11801

Hiking in Hydra - free ebook

For the friends who are coming to the Hydra meetup and are interested in hiking there is now available a very interesting book by the Municipality of Hydra and the writer Antonis Kalogirou, titled "Paths of Hydra" During the last year the Municipality of Hydra organized some hiking routes that start...

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