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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2016 2:02 am 
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Died today at the age of 82. I'm feeling such profound sadness.



Another drop of bitterness added to this annus horribilis.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2016 4:40 am 
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Shouldn't this be in the Cottage? Or am I missing something?

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2016 4:51 am 
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It can be wherever you want it to be.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2016 5:10 am 
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I think it would probably be more appropriate, but I don't want to step on any toes.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2016 1:58 pm 
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I think I will move it to the Cottage. People might find it there who'd miss it here.

There will be a tag left in this forum that will take people to the new location.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2016 3:02 pm 
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Thanks, Prim. I should also note that I removed a post that I made because in an apparent senior moment I posted the exact same video that Impy had already posted.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2016 3:17 pm 
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What a great performance. And what an important thing to remember right now.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2016 4:01 pm 
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What a loss. A little more light gone out of the world. :(

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2016 3:03 pm 
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Dave_LF wrote:
What a great performance. And what an important thing to remember right now.


The Saturday Night Live people evidently had the same thought:


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2016 2:25 pm 
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I can't see the SNL video, as I'm in the wrong country. :( Anyone have another link?

They're holding a candelight vigil on the doorstep of Leonard's home in Montreal, and PM Justin Trudeau has commented on what a great loss his death is: http://montrealgazette.com/entertainmen ... dead-at-82 The linked article from the Gazette provides an excellent summary of his life and career.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2016 8:19 pm 
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Apparently, Cohen had cancer, and was suffering a great deal of pain from compression fractures in his spine: :(

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxHdbDO76fY

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 20, 2016 8:55 pm 
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Thank you for the link, Sunsilver.

Several of my family members have been in deep mourning over Leonard Cohen’s death. For my father, my aunt (his sister), and my eldest cousin (her daughter) the music of Cohen was an integral part of their own lives. My dad’s favorite song is “Famous Blue Raincoat”.

My aunt saw Cohen live for the first time in 1979 when she was just fifteen years old. She had to convince my grandfather to take her to Munich for the concert; so, she crossed border for Cohen. ^^


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2016 8:58 pm 
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Thanksgiving. Whole family, ages 9 to 79, gathered around the piano--and my daughter picked up the viola and our uncle the guitar--and we all sang a couple of glorious, heartfelt rounds of Hallelujah, and it was so sad and so sweet.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2016 1:27 am 
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Very fitting. :hug:

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