Happy Birthday, Leonard!

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Re: Happy Birthday, Leonard!

Post by sturgess66 » Wed Sep 21, 2011 4:57 pm

Happy Birthday Leonard! And ongoing wishes to you and yours for good health, happiness and prosperity.
I think you could probably take the day off – ‘cause there are miles and miles of smiles for you on people’s faces out here. :)
I’m looking forward to your new album. And I’m always hoping you will come back to Philadelphia - “if it be your will.”

Love and best wishes,
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Re: Happy Birthday, Leonard!

Post by Chema » Wed Sep 21, 2011 5:10 pm

Happy Birthday!!! I hope that we will meet you soon in Spain... Maybe the next month or a concert...
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Re: Happy Birthday, Leonard!

Post by da2008 » Wed Sep 21, 2011 5:26 pm

Happy birthday to the dearest Leonard! And all best warmest wishes. Always.
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Re: Happy Birthday, Leonard!

Post by carlowmike » Wed Sep 21, 2011 5:30 pm

Happy Birthday Leonard,
looking forward to seeing you back in Ireland during 2012 ;-).
2008~Dublin x 3,- Amsterdam,- London,- Berlin,- London x 2,. 2009~Dublin x 3,- Barcelona, Sept.- New York, Chelsea Hotel Plaque Dedication and MSG Concert,- Las Vegas. 2010~Sligo x 2, Las Vegas x 1.]2012, Ghent, Berlin, Dublin, Los Angeles, New York.
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Re: Happy Birthday, Leonard!

Post by Inna » Wed Sep 21, 2011 5:51 pm

Dear Leonard!

Mazal Tov! Untill 120!

May health and joy be your constant companions.

"climb on your tears and be silent, like the rose on its ladder of thorn."
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Re: Happy Birthday, Leonard!

Post by Maarten » Wed Sep 21, 2011 6:03 pm

Happy Birthday, mr Cohen.
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2009 New York | Cologne | Antwerp | Venice | Colmar | Barcelona | Las Vegas | San José
2010 Salzburg | 2x Sligo | Helsinki | 3x Ghent | Lille | 2x Las Vegas
2012 5x Ghent | 2x A'dam | Helsinki | Dublin | Verona | 3x Paris | Lisboa
2013 Paris | Antwerp | Oberhausen | Brussels | Pula | Rotterdam | Amsterdam | 2x Wellington | Auckland
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Re: Happy Birthday, Leonard!

Post by maltmom » Wed Sep 21, 2011 6:26 pm

Happy Birthday Leonard, to the kind, gracious soul that you have always been and continue to be so. Hope to see you on tour again. From a fan since the 70's.
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Re: Happy Birthday, Leonard!

Post by Liesbeth » Wed Sep 21, 2011 6:29 pm

Dear Leonard,

I wish you a wonderful birthday and a great year!

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Re: Happy Birthday, Leonard!

Post by tomsakic » Wed Sep 21, 2011 6:38 pm

Leonard in todays Croatian media (77th birthday plus boxset announcements):

http://www.tportal.hr/showtime/glazba/1 ... endan.html
http://www.ravnododna.com/leonard-cohen ... am-knjigu/ (this music website also gives free copy of Footman's biography in Croatian to one person who answers on question "What's the name of Cohen's latest studio release?")
http://www.hrt.hr/index.php?id=137&tx_t ... 2c757e2b5b (Croatian State Television)
http://www.antenazagreb.hr/zabava/rodje ... hen/n2120/

and many other websites repeating these same news. Also, Cohen's songs on the radio, even more than usual, but now mostly with attached radio DJs' commentary about his birthday and forthcoming releases...
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Re: Happy Birthday, Leonard!

Post by oblivion » Wed Sep 21, 2011 6:42 pm

xronia polla ke na eisse kala
elpiso para poly na xanagyrisis
na mas kanis pali eftichismeni
to eidio efchome ja sena!
issuna ke eisse O kaliteros :)
xilia filakia ute
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new york, cologne, venice, istanbul, prague + barcelona 2009
sligo, berlin, ghent, wiesbaden, strasbourg, marseille, hannover, dortmund, warsaw, las vegas 2010
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Re: Happy Birthday, Leonard!

Post by Harriet175 » Wed Sep 21, 2011 6:44 pm

Dear Leonard
i am just a little Frankfurt girl
wanting to thank you with ... if i only knew?
there is no way for me to return ... even a fraction
for all that i have received from you.

i am always grateful and i know
your words and songs are sweeter than any piece of art.
to you today i passionately bow
wishing you health and a warm happy birthday
...with all my little heart.

i’d like to share some words by Rene Daumal (from mai 1943). i had stumbled upon them in a library book when i was 18,
and those words have accompanied me ever since, as yours:

Je suis mort parce que je n’ai pas le désir,
Je n’ai pas le désir parce que je crois posséder,
Je crois posséder parce que je n’essaie pas de donner.
Essayant de donner, on voit qu’on n’a rien,
Voyant qu’on n’a rien, on essaie de se donner,
Essayant de se donner, on voit qu’on n’est rien,
Voyant qu’on est rien, on désire devenir,
Désirant devenir, on vit.

Thank you for your desires, becoming and being yourself, you have given so much.
If i could i would send the birthday plum cakes i baked over to you, and the cream...

with love and gratitude
...a tune in my soul
and my heart the shape of a begging bowl

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Re: Happy Birthday, Leonard!

Post by Florian » Wed Sep 21, 2011 6:47 pm

Dear Leonard Cohen,

"Herzlichen Glückwunsch" from Germany.

Much Health and all the Best!!!

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Re: Happy Birthday, Leonard!

Post by sharon.e » Wed Sep 21, 2011 7:10 pm

Dear Leonard,
7 is a holy holy number and you have double holiness spread upon you this year.
May you be blessed with everything that brings health, joy and countless inspiration sources to your life.
I can't wait for the new album and know this is going to be a wonderful year.

Mazal Tov from Tel Aviv,
2009 Tel Aviv; San Jose
2010 Sligo [x2] ; Las Vegas [x2]
2012 Berlin; Paris; New York, Brooklyn
2013 London (Sept); Amsterdam
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Re: Happy Birthday, Leonard!

Post by drsing » Wed Sep 21, 2011 7:20 pm

and in Dutch:

" Hartelijk gefeliciteerd !"

Hope to see you soon in the Netherlands ;-)
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Re: Happy Birthday, Leonard!

Post by LC&LC » Wed Sep 21, 2011 7:30 pm

For the first time in 3 years, L Cohen will not be in front of me tonight, he will certainly be between my ears though as I plan on listening to a few of his records, while waiting for the next one
a wonderful birthday to LC
2009: Paris, Nimes, Barcelona, 2010: Caen, Strasbourg, Marseille, Tours, Lille, Las Vegas, 2012: Ghent x2, London, Verona, Paris x3, Barcelona, Madrid, NYC, Brooklyn, 2013: NYCx2, Paris, London, Brussels, Rome, Lucca, Hamburg, Berlin, Prague, Vienna, Pula, Manchester, London, Amsterdam, Perth, Sydney, Melbourne, Cairns, Townsville, Brisbane, Sydney Opera House
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