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Lord Evan Elpuss



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2016 6:14 am    Post subject: Leonard Cohen Reply with quote

I've heard this morning that Leonard Cohen is the latest to be welcomed upstairs by St Peter. I reckon that Ed Stewart, Sir Terry Wogan & Sir Jimmy Young will be playing his tracks on that great radio station up there!
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becky sharp



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2016 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another sad loss - so many this year. Crying or Very sad

Nice thought,LEE,those distinguished DJ's playing songs of his, of which there are so many beautiful ones..

Some requests...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-bJPmasXKs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAmQgI_Mun4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilCRlD5jG0I

R.I.P Leonard.

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FleetingEileenM



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2016 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I probably need educating but to me Leonard Cohen = Bob Dylan = depressing songs and voices. Am I allowed not to think they are both wonderful?

No doubt I am missing the point of them somewhere along the line.

Don't be too hard on me, Cohen/Dylan fans Wink
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becky sharp



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2016 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No education from me,Eileen..you either like something or you don't. Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2016 11:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll always remember the time in 1974 when I was living in Leicester whilst studying at University when every Saturday afternoon my neighbour would insist on playing Leonard Cohen tracks at maximum volume usually with all the windows open so a friend of mine who was a superb engineer designed me a couple of huge box speakers and every Saturday afternoon at 2 pm we used to put on The Saturday Rock Show hosted by the great Alan 'Fluff' Freeman to drown the whole thing out

After a while my neighbour who was very straight laced - bless her soul - made an attempt to arrange a truce by inviting me round for a home made curry and I duly obliged by turning up there whereupon she spent the next two hours telling me everything any human being could possibly know about the great man

Mind you at least I can say the occasion produced one of the best examples of Beef Madras I have ever tasted Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2016 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Terribly sad. I know quite a few people who are genuinely grieving at this news, like they have lost a friend or a family member.
In artistic/creative terms, easily the greatest loss of the year.
A huge influence on so many artists - particularly people like Nick Drake.

I agree that if you are someone who requires the music you listen to to be 'cheerful', then Leonards works will probably pass you by.
Sadly, you will miss some of the most beautiful music of the last 50 years. Ironically, you will also miss the gentle, wry, self-deprecating humour that underpins so much of his work.

'I was born like this, I had no choice - I was born with the gift of a golden voice.'

RIP Leonard, in the Tower of Song.
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Helen May



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2016 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

becky sharp wrote:
No education from me,Eileen..you either like something or you don't. Smile


That's true Becky! I like a lot of Dylan but not Cohen.

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