They Grow Up So Fast
Yep, only a year ago, the Heck Of A Guy headline was Arlene’s Leonard Cohen Scrapbook Goes Online. As any blogger can tell you, going online may require a modicum of chutzpah but posting steadily for a year is a test of determination, devotion, and dedication.
Of course, no one who has met Arlene Dick doubts her determination, least of all the security guard who tried to dissuade her from taping Leonard Cohen’s arrival at the Grammys, as described in this excerpt from Leonard Cohen Arrives At Grammys & Accepts Award – Thanks To Arlene Dick, You Are There:
… watch the video, keeping an eye out for … the – uh, discussion between the completely outgunned security guard (his final capitulation consists of “Let me know when you’re ready”) and Arlene “Always Gets Her Man” Dick.
Leonard Cohen arrives at Special Grammys Jan 30,2010
Video from arlenedick15
The Best Of Arlene
The posts comprising The Best Of Arlene’s Leonard Cohen Scrapbook should, I suppose, be those featuring Arlene’s reviews and videos of performances of Leonard Cohen and the musicians associated with him, such as Adam Cohen, the Webb Sisters, NEeMA, and others or perhaps her documentation of the Friends of Leonard Cohen meet-ups or some similarly momentous entries.
My highest admiration, however, is reserved for those posts which demonstrate that Arlene Dick is not only a fine reporter but an incredibly astute and pithy blogger. Check out this shining example I’ve adapted (i.e., stolen) from Magical Moment — Leonard Cohen, Philip Glass “Book of Longing ” Q&A, a June 2011 post Arlene developed from a rather unpromising video sequence of Leonard Cohen and Philip Glass answering questions from the audience.
Audience Member: Would you swap longing for… fulfillment?
Leonard Cohen: What’s fulfillment got to offer?
Damn, I wish I had posted that.
This video I put together for Arlene’s birthday in 2009 is a tad outdated, but the sentiment survives the passage of time nicely.
So, drop by to celebrate this first anniversary at
Arlene’s Leonard Cohen Scrapbook.