Chelsea Hotel Plaque

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Re: Chelsea Hotel Plaque

Postby Mirek » Wed Jul 29, 2009 12:13 am

Dick wrote:The address has been sent

WELCOME friends from France! We remember you well in the Berlin Hotel.... :D
Oh, yes... that was an incredible experience! Hope to see another performance of the young lady next year in Krakow!

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Re: Chelsea Hotel Plaque

Postby carlowmike » Wed Jul 29, 2009 7:58 pm

Just a thought,
will there be a small reception following the unveiling
the hotel might be interested in sponsoring such ?
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Re: Chelsea Hotel Plaque

Postby bhenshaw » Thu Jul 30, 2009 9:21 pm

Dick,

I would like to send a check. Would you please email to me the address to send the check to.

Thanks!

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Re: Chelsea Hotel Plaque

Postby naf nehoC dranoeL » Thu Jul 30, 2009 10:10 pm

This Chelsea hotel remembrance needs to stop right now.
LC only received a blowjob by Janis in his phantasies.
No big deal.

Give the man a break please.

If I would ever reach the age of 75, I could not care less about my age!
Nothing to celebrate, because your left-over days are counting down.

Let him enjoy performing, and do not interfere in his private life.
A much obliged thank you will be your reward.

It would not be spoken from this man's heart for sure.
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Re: Chelsea Hotel Plaque

Postby MaryB » Thu Jul 30, 2009 10:12 pm

WHOA naf nehoC dranoel! You're in trooouuuuble!
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Re: Chelsea Hotel Plaque

Postby dick » Fri Jul 31, 2009 12:53 am

Leonard lived on and off at the Chelsea several times, and has mentioned
composing several songs while in that venue.
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Re: Chelsea Hotel Plaque

Postby ladydi » Fri Jul 31, 2009 4:42 am

naf nehoC dranoeL wrote:This Chelsea hotel remembrance needs to stop right now.
LC only received a blowjob by Janis in his phantasies.
No big deal.

Give the man a break please.

If I would ever reach the age of 75, I could not care less about my age!
Nothing to celebrate, because your left-over days are counting down.

Let him enjoy performing, and do not interfere in his private life.
A much obliged thank you will be your reward.

It would not be spoken from this man's heart for sure.
At this moment I am respecting you as an individual...you appear to appreciate Leonard's music, but other than that we don't know too much about you...as we really don't know too much about each other sometimes, other than our shared admiration for the incredible talent that is Leonard Cohen. This plaque at the Chelsea commemorates and remembers the years that Leonard lived off and on at the Chelsea. If you have ever been there, you know that the front of the hotel is plastered with plaques honouring many authors and poets who have at one point in time made the Chelsea their home base. It has nothing to do with any song that you think is from a fantasy? A fantasy...wow. You know, there are fantasies and realities. Many fantasies become realities....have you never experienced this in your life? Where do you obtain this somewhat "inside information" that this is a fantasy? Names, dates, please....

I, for one, really do not appreciate your input at this moment in time. In fact, even though I am still respecting you as an individual, my gut really tells me to tell you to "buzz off". At least on this subject.

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Re: Chelsea Hotel Plaque

Postby Birdonawire » Fri Jul 31, 2009 3:35 pm

Hi Leonard Cohen fan, ooops, I mean naf nehoC dranoeL,

If I remember correctly Leonard/Leonard's management have given his approval for this enterprise (am I right Dick?).
I'm sure if he didn't want this to happen he would make his feeling known.
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Re: Chelsea Hotel Plaque

Postby Womanfromaroom » Fri Jul 31, 2009 4:35 pm

ladydi wrote:
naf nehoC dranoeL wrote:This Chelsea hotel remembrance needs to stop right now.
LC only received a blowjob by Janis in his phantasies.
No big deal.

Give the man a break please.

If I would ever reach the age of 75, I could not care less about my age!
Nothing to celebrate, because your left-over days are counting down.

Let him enjoy performing, and do not interfere in his private life.
A much obliged thank you will be your reward.

It would not be spoken from this man's heart for sure.
[...] Where do you obtain this somewhat "inside information" that this is a fantasy? Names, dates, please....

I, for one, really do not appreciate your input at this moment in time. In fact, even though I am still respecting you as an individual, my gut really tells me to tell you to "buzz off". At least on this subject.

All the best,
Diana
I couldn't agree more!! Your post, naf..., may be well meant (not sure about your motivation), but to my mind, it is ill conceived. If you don't like this effort, don't join it, but be so kind as to otherwise shut up on it, please - for I really don't see your point! Your words are disrespectful to those who have put a lot of work into this project, and it is disrespectful to those of us loving Leonard's music and trying to show it to him somehow, even if there is no way of actually "giving back" what he has given us. Still, the plaque is a sign of respect, and least that you can say is that it definitely doesn't do any harm!!
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Re: Chelsea Hotel Plaque

Postby Paula » Fri Jul 31, 2009 4:51 pm

Womaninaroom "This used to be such a civilised forum"

WIAR you have only been registered less than a couple of years I have no idea whether you have monitered this forum over the years but take the rose coloured glasses off.
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Re: Chelsea Hotel Plaque

Postby Womanfromaroom » Fri Jul 31, 2009 5:09 pm

[quote="Paula"]Womaninaroom "This used to be such a civilised forum"

WIAR you have only been registered less than a couple of years I have no idea whether you have monitered this forum over the years but take the rose coloured glasses off.[/quote

All I mean is that recently, you can hardly write anything without coming in for more or less harsh criticism (not even talking about the "politics" section here), which is not in itself the problem, being outspoken is as important as it is a good thing - but I find that often, the tone is not always what it should be to start with. I am not suggesting that this online community is not "civilized" any more, but surely not everything going on here recently meets the standards that I have come to really appreciate about this site. I am not naive, and I don't mean you, Paula - your comments are fine!! As I have said, naf's comment is not what I was primarily addressing, either. But apart from that, generally speaking, I am not the only one who has had the impression that recently, standards of respectful communication have deteriorated here a little. When I started posting here, as you say, a comparatively short time ago, maybe people - some especially - were just kind because I was "new" - but you may have noticed that not even newcomers are necessarily granted this privilege any more. I think it was Hydriot who at some point said that his kids have always thought that this forum is kind of crazy because people are quite nice to one another, by and large. Don't know about you, but personally, I liked it that way - seems to do Leonard justice!
P.S.: I wouldn't call it "monitoring", but, yes, I had been aware of an reading the forum for quite some time before I finally joined!
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Re: Chelsea Hotel Plaque

Postby sue7 » Fri Jul 31, 2009 5:54 pm

Re naf's post and the discussion following it: sometimes I get the feeling that there are a few people who join a group like this with the primary objective being to become the focus of attention and create a little storm of some sort. The most effective way of doing that is to write in an insulting or degrading way about something people value or honor. Perhaps the best way for us to deal with naf is to simply ignore him/her. I have seen that done elsewhere on a listserv, and the person actually began sending messages asking why his post had not created more anger and bad reaction... eventually he went away, presumably to another community where he could upset people.
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Re: Chelsea Hotel Plaque

Postby Paula » Fri Jul 31, 2009 6:03 pm

I agree Sue either ignore the rant or engage it either way you break your teeth.

This forum is still very civilised I think, but sometimes as in life some one says black is white just to watch the (over)reaction.
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Re: Chelsea Hotel Plaque

Postby dick » Fri Jul 31, 2009 11:12 pm

Some good news ---

Hotel Chelsea is so pleased with the plaque we are doing that they have agreed to give Leonard Cohen Forum members a 10% discount on their rooms the weekend of the Madison Square Garden concert -- 10/23 - 10/25.

Linda and I will definitely do an overnight there on the 23rd, and that becomes a strong reason for doing the dedication on that date. Nothing in concrete yet, but will let you know here.

Thanks again for all the great support I have been getting!

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Re: Chelsea Hotel Plaque

Postby Birdonawire » Fri Jul 31, 2009 11:26 pm

That's great news Dick. Seems like they really appreciate what you're doing.

Now, if you can arrange a free flight for me from Ireland, front row centre tickets to the gig, and an extra 90% discount on one of
those rooms, then I'll see you there. :lol:
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