Saturday, November 12, 2016

Cohen and blog memories

Julie in Sydney has not posted for quite some time. I fear she is quite unwell. While if she posts again, it will come up in my rss feed, I can't remember her blog address. While I felt rejected by her, I know she was not a well woman. I can take rejection well enough, but not when when we seem to be friends and then I am rejected. Crap happens in life, nevertheless I kept reading her posts when they came through . How many years ago was it? She came back to Victoria to see Leonard Cohen in concert at Hanging Rock. She was ever so pleased to see him perform, but now he is dead.

I don't know much about Cohen, aside from Hallelujah and a track I really want to hear again, and I am not even sure it was work, Just One Fine Day.

All good.

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  1. Andrew I loved Cohen. His father was Polish. Definitely he was a great talented man.. I miss him so much... But death is a part of life..What a pity..

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    1. Polish Jew, Gosia?

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    2. Andrew you are definitely right and his mother was from Latvia

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    3. Gosia, one of our local radio persons says those Latvians are fighting types.

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  2. Julie's still there Andrew, I'm not sure if she's posting anymore.. but she is around on Facebook. She was soooo angry about Trump getting in.. really angry! Are you o. Facebook Andrew? Do you want to friend request me, Hana then you'll be able to see my rants re the chump!

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    1. Grace, yes, you met her. Julie posted a couple of months ago. Pleased she is passionate Trump hater. I am on Face Book as a friend of Perth Daily Photo. You have another?

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    2. Yes the Grace Forde page, I think we are friended there too now right?

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  3. I don't think I been to Cohen. But I sure hope everything is ok with her.
    Coffee is on

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    1. Dora, love you to bits and I love your quirky writing, but this one beats me.

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  4. Losing a friend always hurts.

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    1. EC, harden up Sunshine, is a good phrase and I try to do so. I can usually work out an understanding of things, but in this case, I could not.

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  5. I was barely out of my teens when Leonard Cohen seeped into our hippy world and our consciousness. I still lovingly remember every word and note of all those early songs. Rest in peace!

    I reviewed his Australian concerts in the blog:
    http://melbourneblogger.blogspot.com.au/2009/02/leonard-cohen-in-melbourne.html

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    1. Thanks Hels. I read it. That would be his last visit, as you suggested, but gosh, it was 2009 when he must have performed at Hanging Rock. I feel ever so old.

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  6. I don't think it's rejection Andrew - sometimes we move onto other things and little time is left for blogging. I remember a few years ago when there were a lot of Australian bloggers who interacted but unfortunately most of them have left the scene or chosen to post on other social-media sites.

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    1. Dianne, you are right and I understand how it works and social media usage changes. It subsequently has happened with someone else who still blogs. But the one I mentioned and the later one were both very obvious deliberate rejections. I know I can be challenging at times, and I would happily accept an email from someone who gave me reasons for a disconnection. It is the wondering why that troubles me.

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  7. I'm sorry to hear you are feeling rejected, perhaps she has too much else going on, like Kath L.
    I have to admit the name Leonard Cohen seems familiar, but I don't know anything else about who he was or what he did.

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    1. River, Kath's blog just slowly died and she moved on. That is fine. I never felt rejected by her. It was about her life changing.

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  8. Love that song Hallelujah.
    Hope your friend posts soon, it's of concern when someone just stops.

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    1. Margaret, oh yes, the dead stop is a worry, and it has happened with Jacqueline in the US who had a stroke, but at least I know why she stopped posting. I should write a note for R on how to announce on my blog I have died of a sudden heart attack. Should I slowly die of cancer, I will keep you informed.

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  9. Julie is posting on Face Book. Just type in her name. I'm not familiar with Cohen. I'm a musical dummy.

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    1. Diane, good to hear Julie is ok. I am mostly familiar with Cohen because of Julie.

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  10. I only knew the song, but didn't know who was the singer !

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    1. Gattina, like most of us, I think.

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  11. I'm feeling like some of my normal blogging friends aren't visiting me anymore because of my fear and dislike of Donald Trump. I've lost friends in "real life" too because of it and am barely on speaking terms with most of my family. It hurts.

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    1. Jennifer, that is unfortunate. I believe you can have friends with opposing political views but Trump is more than just opposite politics. He is an extremist and while it might be sad, do you really want to know Trump supporters? Family is bit harder and the only way I could deal with that is with humour.

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  12. I heard Cohen died. Lot of his stuff was gritty or dark or both. Lots of fb unfriending, families torn apart after the election here where I live. I have rather a torrid view of politics from either side, having the experiences I did, in the mental system, put there by the government, abused in institutes, etc. So I'm afraid I have no great view of either side in politics, since the systems I suffered under were built and heralded by the left.

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    1. Strayer, I don't blame you. As here, the two major parties are very similar. De-institution happened here mostly under a Labor government, for fine ideals, but some people really needed the care of an institution.

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  13. I can understand your feelings of rejection Andrew. I have had several blog friends over the years just stop commenting on my blog. It has upset me too.

    My blog has been offline for several months and removed all the content, while I focussed on work. I was worried about suspicious traffic to my blog and didn't have the time to confirm it was bot generated traffic. I have confirmed that the bot traffic is coming from a blog link on another blog.

    Anyway, paranoia aside, I post very boring life updates that take my fancy for very few readers and even less commenters ~ for a reason. I don't want bot traffic or the adoring crowd of thousands. I just want to document the small things in my life and not worry about a bot "farming" my content.

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    1. Carol, some people just drift away, as in real life but there is the odd one that surprises you and you wonder what you did wrong, certainly if they continue to comment elsewhere and maintain their blog. I don't really know much about bot farming and I don't think I have a problem there.

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