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quotePosted at 22:13 on 29th August 2016

Gene Wilder has died aged 83 years.

I was with Gene Wilder in the Randolph Hotel in Oxford where he shook my hand and thanked me for driving him safely from one location to another. He was a really great guy and an equally great actor who will be sadly missed by all.

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Rod Burkey
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quotePosted at 13:33 on 11th November 2016
RIP Leonard Cohen. A complex man and deep lyrics, perfect for solo late night listening. 
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quotePosted at 00:57 on 12th November 2016
Indeed, Rod, Leonard Cohen was one of the greats and a favourite of mine alongside Bob Dylan. A deeply spiritual man, spending quite a long time in latter years as a Buddhist Monk, but I suspect his psyche was still intertwined with his Jewish roots (in common with Dylan). As for late night listening, I find the lyrics to be captivating but a tad melancholy at times, best taken with red wine. I hope Kaddish is said for him.

Edited by: Edward Lever at:12th November 2016 01:00
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Rod Burkey
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quotePosted at 01:24 on 13th November 2016

A glass of Claret, headphones on with Leonard Cohen's voice caressing the mind as the early morning becomes irrelevant. Cheers to his memory. 

I'm sure Leonard will be treated well by his faith.

 

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quotePosted at 00:28 on 20th December 2016

I was saddened to hear of the death of Rabbi Lionel Blue, who many people in the UK will remember as a witty contributor to 'Thought for the Day' on BBC Radio 4.  I feel privileged to have heard Rabbi Blue give a talk (consisting of theology as interpreted by Jewish humour)  at our local church. Afterwards he fielded a question and answer session, with his own take on God and humanity. Lionel Blue was a free thinker who inspired others  'not to take it so heavy'. Sadly missed.                                                  

 

 

 

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Rod Burkey
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quotePosted at 08:43 on 14th January 2017

Tommy Allsup. Fabulous American guitarist. 

 Lord Snowdon, famous photographer who hated to use artificial lighting. An inspiration to me and many others who love photography. Married Princess Margaret.  

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quotePosted at 10:04 on 14th January 2017

Snowdon was a great 'old school' portrait photographer who took many photographs of high society and famous people. There is a collection of his pictures on the National Gallery Website 

The thoughtful quality of his work speaks for itself. I wonder how he would have felt about the 'point-and-shoot' mentality of many modern snappers.

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Rod Burkey
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quotePosted at 23:46 on 15th January 2017

He might have taken a quick look at PoE. 

I have a book of his portraits and they still look very good. They are well exposed and sharp. Also they convey a lot about the subjects. Trends change but quality still counts.  

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Edward Lever
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quotePosted at 08:26 on 16th January 2017
On 15th January 2017 23:46, Rod Burkey wrote:

He might have taken a quick look at PoE. 

I have a book of his portraits and they still look very good. They are well exposed and sharp. Also they convey a lot about the subjects. Trends change but quality still counts.  


A remarkably quick look, no doubt.
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quotePosted at 12:41 on 16th January 2017
You are reading my mind again. Theme for a new thread?
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