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Simmon´s Biography at Lidl´s

Postby harald » Tue Jan 14, 2014 8:42 pm

Lidl is a big German discounter.
You can buy there meat of not appropriate grown animals. You can buy cheap Whisky. Sometimes Underpants. Or bread machines.
Now you can buy there Silvie Simmon´s biography of Leonard Cohen.
Some of you may say this will further contribute to Mr. Cohen´s popularity.
I simply don´t like it.
And I know it´s not news, it´s no-news.
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Re: Simmon´s Biography at Lidl´s

Postby tina » Tue Jan 14, 2014 11:17 pm

Harald, I agree. I don't like this either.
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Re: Simmon´s Biography at Lidl´s

Postby Doris » Wed Jan 15, 2014 12:49 am

Of course I agree with you both.
Neither I like it that somewhere meat from non-animal welfare is sold nor should Leonard Cohen`s biography in such an environment be presented. Whether it contributes to his popularity or not.
May all people and animals live in peace.
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was just instead of
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Re: Simmon´s Biography at Lidl´s

Postby liverpoolken » Thu Jan 16, 2014 4:23 am

i think you are all being a bit too precious...i've seen simmon's biography on sale in bookshops that have on their shelves books written by war criminals, convicted murders,fraudsters,disgraced politicians,child abusers sacked bankers and all kinds of criminals and low lifes ...if the book is on sale in lidl then it will soon be in the bookshop bargain bins where it will be lying alongside books written by the likes of dan brown and jackie collins....now that would be the time for your tears....ta ken
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Re: Simmon´s Biography at Lidl´s

Postby oblivion » Thu Jan 16, 2014 11:13 am

...usually i don´t go to lidl, cause of all those reasons, but today i will have a look
leonard in lidl :roll:
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Re: Simmon´s Biography at Lidl´s

Postby evie » Thu Jan 16, 2014 3:44 pm

Well said Ken!
I heard of a man who says words so beautifully that if he only speaks their name women give themselves to him.

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Re: Simmon´s Biography at Lidl´s

Postby LisaLCFan » Thu Jan 16, 2014 8:38 pm

So, someone wrote a book about Leonard (presumably to make some money). A publishing company printed it (presumably to make some money). The publisher's marketing department made a deal to sell it at Lidl's (presumably to make some money). This is just the book business. It has nothing to do with Leonard Cohen himself, so relax.
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Re: Simmon´s Biography at Lidl´s

Postby Ria Bellen » Thu Jan 16, 2014 11:39 pm

Yes LisaLCFan : Relax Relax .... You can buy in Lidl bio-vegetables and eggs, bio-spaghettis ...... as well !!!! I hope the book is printed on recycled paper : I'm not sure of this !!! This is business and has nothing to do with Leonard !
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Re: Simmon´s Biography at Lidl´s

Postby mary emma » Fri Jan 17, 2014 6:04 am

Yes, relax, it is not even offered at a discount price, but the normal bookstore price. Moreover the description of the book on the internetsite of Lidl is nice and respectful, both of Leonard and of Silvie

Beschreibung
Der Gentleman des Pop: sein Leben eine Legende.
Er ist der letzte Poet der Popkultur, der Womanizer mit der tiefen Stimme, der melancholische Songwriter, der ganze Generationen beeinflusst hat, rastlose Seele und schillernde Persönlichkeit zugleich.
Die renommierte Musikjournalistin Sylvie Simmons ist der lebenden Legende auf den Grund gegangen. Für ihre einzigartige Biographie über das Leben von Leonard Cohen hat sie mit mehr als 100 von Cohens Wegbegleitern gesprochen seinen Musen, Musiker-Kollegen wie Nick Cave, seinen Produzenten, seinen engsten Freunden aus Kindertagen und nicht zuletzt mit dem öffentlichkeitsscheuen Leonard Cohen selbst. Herausgekommen ist eine umfassende, sorgfältig recherchierte Biographie, die faszinierende Details offenbart und eine neue Perspektive auf das Leben einer der ungewöhnlichsten Lichtgestalten der Musikgeschichte wirft.*
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Re: Simmon´s Biography at Lidl´s

Postby harald » Fri Jan 17, 2014 8:30 pm

evie wrote:Well said Ken!
I agree.

Hey guys, I am relaxed, no tears, don´t worry.
And I´ve got nothing against business and making money, even try myself to make some money from time to time.
I just mentioned this small no-news in this period of few news, added my dislike, could have left it at all, could also post it, did it.
But the incident doesn´t ruin my sleepless nights.
In principle I am ready to buy anything at Lidl´s except products from non appropriately grown animals, but then those I´d buy nowhere.
Only have to decide now, buy the book, but I already have one. Or buy underpants, but I already have a pair as well. Two books or two pairs of underpants?

Best, Harald
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Re: Simmon´s Biography at Lidl´s

Postby Jean Fournell » Fri Jan 17, 2014 8:39 pm

... and she shows you where to look among the garbage and the flowers ...
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Re: Simmon´s Biography at Lidl´s

Postby liverpoolken » Fri Jan 17, 2014 9:13 pm

harald forget about another book, even if you don't need a second pair of underpants at the moment i would plan for the future and buy a second pair now......ta ken
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Re: Simmon´s Biography at Lidl´s

Postby harald » Sat Jan 18, 2014 7:54 pm

I´ll go for the bread machine.
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Re: Simmon´s Biography at Lidl´s

Postby Doris » Sat Jan 18, 2014 11:04 pm

But please be careful, dear Harald, that you are not cutting into the finger at the Lidl quality. ;-)
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Re: Simmon´s Biography at Lidl´s

Postby evie » Tue Jan 21, 2014 4:08 pm

Oh so funny hee :-)
I heard of a man who says words so beautifully that if he only speaks their name women give themselves to him.

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