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BS: Leonard Cohen Broke

16 Aug 05 - 07:46 PM (#1543547)
Subject: BS: Leonard Cohen Broke
From: bobad

Which begs the question "can a Buddhist who is one with everything ever be broke?"

Anyone know a good Buddhist lawyer?

Read about it here


16 Aug 05 - 07:58 PM (#1543552)
Subject: RE: BS: Leonard Cohen Broke
From: number 6

Interesting Bobad ... bad business decision I'd say ... I would have kept the rights to those royalties.

sIx


16 Aug 05 - 08:12 PM (#1543565)
Subject: RE: BS: Leonard Cohen Broke
From: Beer

Met the man. Early seventies. Did a show for the patients at a psych. hospital in Montreal. I taped the show and still have it. He was working on his second album and sang songs that hadn't been released as yet. His ability to communicate with the audience was better than most psychiatrist I know. Great underground tape. Maybe I should try and contact him. Possiable he could use my help. What a bummer for him.
Beer


16 Aug 05 - 09:25 PM (#1543610)
Subject: RE: BS: Leonard Cohen Broke
From: Little Hawk

Good Lord. What a crummy turn of events for Mr Cohen. I hope he recoups some of his lost money.


16 Aug 05 - 09:57 PM (#1543632)
Subject: RE: BS: Leonard Cohen Broke
From: robomatic

Let's toss this thread right back into the music section:

by the Austin Lounge Lizards:

Leonard Cohen's Day Job

And the album it's from is well worth having, in fact, any of their albums is well worth having.


16 Aug 05 - 10:44 PM (#1543652)
Subject: RE: BS: Leonard Cohen Broke
From: Clinton Hammond

Maybe it'll get him out on a whirl-wind world tour!


17 Aug 05 - 04:16 AM (#1543724)
Subject: RE: BS: Leonard Cohen Broke
From: Big Al Whittle

the only nice thing about the music business is the music, as Kay russell used to say.

as Mr Cohen's fellow canadian wrote , you leave 'em laughing when you go.

It always reminds me of Hyman Roth's dictum in Godfather 2, THIS IS THE BUSINESS WE ARE ENGAGED IN.

terribly sad! his government should should step in and not let something terrible happen to an old man who has been such a great and proud ambassador of his country's culture.


17 Aug 05 - 04:42 AM (#1543734)
Subject: RE: BS: Leonard Cohen Broke
From: Paco Rabanne

Bloody shame. I love his stuff.


17 Aug 05 - 06:59 AM (#1543770)
Subject: RE: BS: Leonard Cohen Broke
From: Bunnahabhain

Not a nice tale , but I agree with CH on this one. If it gets him out on a tour a whole load of people willl be happy. Ok, happy until about the third song.....


17 Aug 05 - 01:57 PM (#1544149)
Subject: RE: BS: Leonard Cohen Broke
From: GUEST,Sidewinder.

Where are the "Sisters of Mercy" when he needs them?

Regards.

Sidewinder.


17 Aug 05 - 02:03 PM (#1544159)
Subject: RE: BS: Leonard Cohen Broke
From: Clinton Hammond

Once again, from Hunter S Thompson

"The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There's also a negative side."

Good luck Len.... I'll play the benefit concert if ya need me to


17 Aug 05 - 02:34 PM (#1544206)
Subject: RE: BS: Leonard Cohen Broke
From: Little Hawk

Excellent quote, Clinton.


17 Aug 05 - 02:52 PM (#1544221)
Subject: RE: BS: Leonard Cohen Broke
From: Clinton Hammond

I got it off Stephen Fearing...

Guess that makes it sorta the Folk Process eh?


17 Aug 05 - 03:27 PM (#1544246)
Subject: RE: BS: Leonard Cohen Broke
From: catspaw49

Broke what?

Spaw


17 Aug 05 - 03:59 PM (#1544268)
Subject: RE: BS: Leonard Cohen Broke
From: Charmion

My dear old sergeant used to say, "One man, one kit", which means if it's yours, you carry it. If someone else has to carry it, he'll get to thinking it's his.

Sounds to me like Mr Cohen handed his money to his manager and went off to do his own thing. Didn't surprise me a bit to find out that the geld melted while he wasn't looking.


17 Aug 05 - 06:40 PM (#1544373)
Subject: RE: BS: Leonard Cohen Broke
From: McGrath of Harlow

That sergeant sounds like a first rate political economist.


17 Aug 05 - 06:41 PM (#1544374)
Subject: RE: BS: Leonard Cohen Broke
From: pdq

Broke? That's not hard to believe. I've always thought he was held together by Krazy Glue.


18 Aug 05 - 05:34 AM (#1544646)
Subject: RE: BS: Leonard Cohen Broke
From: s6k

heres hoping he is OK, i love his stuff.

PS - why the hell is there no DVD of one of his concerts yet? i'd pay good money for that, and so would others i think


18 Aug 05 - 05:40 AM (#1544647)
Subject: RE: BS: Leonard Cohen Broke
From: Paco Rabanne

Yo Adam,
       dunno about DVD but there is a VHS video available of his last appearance at The Albert Hall, around 1988. There is also a BBC video 'Arenas' profile of him. I had them both at one time, dunno where there are now.
         A friend of mine also has some videos of German performances.

                   Even strawberries get it!


18 Aug 05 - 05:44 AM (#1544649)
Subject: RE: BS: Leonard Cohen Broke
From: Paco Rabanne

ps: have a lokk at this - www.leonardcohenfiles.com


18 Aug 05 - 07:08 AM (#1544684)
Subject: RE: BS: Leonard Cohen Broke
From: Lanfranc

"...as through the world I've rambled,
I've seen lots of funny men
Some rob you with a sixgun, some with a fountain pen"

To quote another of my favourite songwriters!

Alan


18 Aug 05 - 04:46 PM (#1545125)
Subject: RE: BS: Leonard Cohen Broke
From: s6k

EXCELLENT ted, ill look up those videos, might be able to find them, and eBay might turn something up too.
all i have of him live video wise is a video on my PC of Suzanne in gruff voice, so sometime after '85 i reckon


18 Aug 05 - 06:13 PM (#1545187)
Subject: RE: BS: Leonard Cohen Broke
From: Severn

New West records and some others have been releasing some CDs and videos of old Austin City Limits appearences, maybe they will release the hour show they did of him some years ago. I have a tape of the radio simulcast. It was good, and live, he actually shows a sense of humor that never showed on records.


18 Aug 05 - 07:36 PM (#1545244)
Subject: RE: BS: Leonard Cohen Broke
From: bobad

Some radio and TV clips of the melancholy one here.


19 Aug 05 - 02:13 AM (#1545483)
Subject: RE: BS: Leonard Cohen Broke
From: Lonesome EJ

In 1978 I met a very attractive lady at a rock n roll bar who told me she was a professional entertainer, and then disappeared into the night. When a friend of mine got married, we had his bachelor party at Sid King's Crazy Horse Bar in Denver. Lo and behold, there was the lady, ready to entertain us. In a spotlight she removed all of her clothes while the speakers played Leonard Cohen's Suzanne. I became an instant fan.
I wish him the best.


19 Aug 05 - 03:22 PM (#1545887)
Subject: RE: BS: Leonard Cohen Broke
From: GUEST,Art Thieme

"Like A Rolling Stone"


31 Aug 05 - 04:51 AM (#1553324)
Subject: RE: BS: Leonard Cohen Broke
From: Domnull

There is sadly a real lack of any of Leonard's work on video/DVD.

But - have a look at this site - it's a good catalogue of his material and offers the opportunity to get hold of some of it.

LC material


06 Nov 05 - 08:07 PM (#1598955)
Subject: RE: BS: Leonard Cohen Broke
From: bobad

Leonard Cohen's
Seven Immutable Laws
of Business.

BY KEN KRIMSTEIN

- - - -

One: If it seems like it's too heavy, it is too heavy—unless it's your brother, in which case, he ain't too heavy.

Two: If the rain is flowing like tears from the sky, call in sick—it's cool.

Three: There's nothing you can do behind your desk that can't be more effectively accomplished with a beautiful, long-haired, chain-smoking woman lying naked next to you in bed.

Four: It really is a good idea to import tea and oranges all the way from China—especially the way the world is going these days.

Five: Scrap all the words like "maximize," "incentivize," "amortize," "enhance," "enable," and "team-building" from your vocabulary and replace them with "sorrow."

Six: Suits are cool, as long as you wear them without shoes or socks.

Seven: Yearning, that's the ticket. Yearning and heartache. Yearning and heartache and longing and—well, you get it.