Leonard Cohen’s Relationship With Judy Collins

When Leonard Cohen came back to New York City from the Greek island Hydra, he met Judy Collins, a renowned folk singer and producer. Judy Collins encouraged Cohen to perform at the Newport folk festival when nobody knew who Cohen really was. After performing at the Newport folk festival, John Hammond, the A&R man in Columbia Records spotted and immediately signed Cohen. By Christmas the same year, Cohen had released his first album Songs Of Leonard Cohen. Following the popularity of the first album, Cohen musical success followed him to his second album.

Songs From A Room featured one of Cohen’s most loved tracks, Bird On A Wire; Cohen was inspired to record this after watching a lone bird sitting on a wire, he immediately started writing a poem comparing his lone life to that of a bird. Up-to-date, Cohen has recorded 13 albums with the most popular ones being Songs Of Leonard Cohen, Songs From A Room, The Future and Popular Problems. You can listen to any of the songs featured on these albums by following Mahee Ferlini’s YouTube uploads. Other albums that you can also check out as well include Death Of A Ladies’ Man, Various Problems and Dance Me To The End Of Love.

Leonard Had To Move To New York City To Find An Agent!

leonard cohenPoet, novelist, singer, monk, ladies' man and actor Leonard Norman Cohen, one of the world’s most influential pop icons was born on 21 Sept 1934 in Montreal. Whether from a mountain top at the Zen Center in California, or the Greek island Hydra or just strolling along the streets, the melancholy songwriter/singer has delighted his fans globally with his poems, novels and music. Despite his achievements as a writer in Montreal, Leonard Cohen found it hard to pay his bills. Leonard Cohen decided to try music, but then, he had to move to New York City to find an agent.

“The song seized me and the appetite for reaching many people seized me”, those were Cohen’s words when he was asked why he decided to start writing songs. As a result, Leonard Cohen decided to move from Canada to North America try see whether he could find a reliable agent.  Even before he recorded his first song, Cohen moved to a Greek island Hydra where he started writing. In Hydra, Cohen meet with a Norwegian woman called Suzanne. Even though Suzanne was married, they got in love and start living together. In fact, Suzanne was the inspiration behind Cohen’s So Long Suzanne track. Follow Mahee Ferlini on YouTube to listen to the Cohen’s song. 

Info about Locksmith Services from Tacoma Locksmith Pros

Tacoma Locksmith Pros is concerned about people’s security. This is why we see from their website that they are committed to offering quality and long lasting locksmith services to clients. Their avail their services for the 24 hours of the day. Clients can therefore have their emergencies attended to at any time of the day for the 7 days of the week. They offer commercial, automotive as well as residential services. The company guarantees quality to clients by ensuring they engage services of thoroughly trained technicians who are able to offer services to meet the expectations of the users. Their clients are friendly thus able to create a conducive environment with the client. Similarly, they can handle just about any problem presented by the client. If the technicians are not able to attend to the problem of the client, the company is always ready to refer the client to a specialist. They also offer free consultation services to clients on what they can do with their locks.

Clients can enjoy quick and efficient mobile locksmith services from the company. The client only needs to call the company and a technician will be sent their way. It only takes up to half an hour for the client to receive services depending on location as well as the current job on board. These technicians carry with them all the tools and equipment needed for the job. They also carry a variety of brands of locks where no customized order is made. These locks include Falcon, Medeco, Detex, Schlage, Baldwin, Yale, Kaba and Kwikset among others. The services that clients can expect to get from the company include 24 hour lockout services, rekeying services, lock installation, repair and replacement, safe repair, car ignition, high security locks installation, dead bolt installation and repair, master key system, mailboxes locks and keys, as well as keyless entry systems among others. Mesa Locksmith Pros in Mesa Arizona are also in the buisness of offering locksmith services.


Online Marketing Strategies for Law Firms

There is an ample opportunity to make good money in market research by participating in a selection of market research activities, including online surveys, product reviews and focus groups. New researches have just come out to confirm what the law firm search engine optimization specialist have been talking about for a while now i.e. organic search results outperform paid searches.

Easy fixes like Meta data, title tags and internal/external link anchor text can help catapult your site higher in the rankings. If the easy fixes fail to help you may need the help of a search engine optimization expert. They will be able to tell you about additional minor changes you can make to your website that will help make your site return higher in the search engine results.

In addition, you will need to actively begin building links to your website. Links are the "fuel" that drives search engine results – at the most simplistic level, the more links you have from relevant websites the higher your site will be returned in the search results for your targeted keywords. You can also search the web to know more Attorney Seo marketing tips and tricks.

Another main component of any law firm’s internet marketing strategy should be to buy pay per click (PPC) advertising from one of the major providers. Currently, these providers are Google, MSN and Yahoo. Clearly, law firms, solo practice lawyers and other law practices can achieve maximum exposure using search engine optimization (SEO) and pay per click (PPC).

Quill Coupons; How and Where To Get Them

If you get the quill coupons for ink cartridges online you will save a lot when buying ink toner or cartridges from quill products outlets. It is good to ensure that you buy high quality products so that you can get value for your money. Before you buy anything, ensure that it meets the high standard set by experts. This company is known for providing high quality stationery. With their coupons you can also get furniture and printing equipments and accessories. It is good to opt for such products because you also reduce the costs of such items hence you are able to sell your products at a cheaper rate.

One way through which companies advertise for their products is through issuing coupons at regular intervals. Customers appreciate such shopping means that enables them to shop at a discount. If you regularly give coupon to your customers you will keep them interested in your products. In the long run they will become loyal to your business and this will lead to business success. Take time to review other ways through which you can attract more customers. You will reap the rewards and you also get to expand your business easily. Always take advantage of coupons and save money.

Tips To Quit Smoking Tobacco Cigarettes For Good

Quitting the habit of smoking is not that easy as the smokers feel the urge to smoke even if they see a mere sight of a cigarette. This habit is quite addictive and it takes a lot of determination to get rid of it. But if you get proper support and guidance then you can beat the urge to smoke.

Following are some tips that can make your journey of quitting smoking easier:

1. Exercise daily

Exercise has been proven to be the best way to get rid of smoking. This is my favourite way of quitting smoking as there are numerous benefits of exercising. These exercises can divert your mind and reduce your cravings. This not only helps you stay away from cigarettes but also helps you in losing weight and keeps you in a good mood.

2. Chew to fight the urge

Whenever you feel the urge to smoke, you should start chewing gum. You must always keep some chewing gums in your pocket if you crave for cigarettes a lot. You can also use gums that have been specially made to replace cigarettes.

3. Do not give up easily

You may fail many times before you get rid of this habit but this doesn't mean that you should give up. This is a normal thing as getting rid of some thing that has been part of your routine for so long is difficult. Write down the reasons of why you want to quit smoking and remember them when you feel the urge to smoke.

Notice of Public Hearing on Proposed Rules and Regulations – City and County of Denver Board of Environmental Health

From Denver Environmental Health – All interested parties are hereby given notice that the City and County of Denver, the Board of Environmental Health will hold a public rule-making hearing to consider Rules and Regulations Governing Establishment of Animal Service Fees related to public spay/neuterand ancillary fees, Section 9.0, Additional Services, of the Denver Revised Municipal Code.

The hearing will be held at the at the meeting of the Board of Environmental Health (BEH)at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 200 W. 14th Avenue, 2nd floor, Grand Mesaconference room. Any change to meeting location will be posted prior to the meeting on the BEH website (www.denvergov.org/health-environment).

Please notify us online at BEH@Denvergov.org of your intent to speak at the public hearing no later than Monday, April 9, 2012 and/or submit comments in writing to BEH@Denvergov.org by April 9, 2012. Comments can also be mailed or hand delivered to Department of Environmental Health (DEH), Administration Office, Attention DonnaGirtin, 200 W. 14th Avenue, Suite 300, Denver, CO 80204-2732 no later than April 9, 2012.

The proposed rules and regulations can be viewed on the Board of Environmental Health’swebsite, Notice of Public Hearing page, www.denvergov.org/health-environment or in person at the DEH Administration Office, (200 W. 14th Avenue, 3rd floor, Suite 300) or by calling 720-865-5484.

Mayor Hancock Launches New Website to get Input on Denver’s Financial Future

From the Office of Mayor Hancock – Mayor Michael B. Hancock today launched a new website to gain additional input from the public on ways to help Denver eliminate its persistent budget gapThe new site, located at www.deliveringdenversfuture.org, is part of the Mayor’s broader effort to create a financially sustainable Denver.    

“We have the opportunity to put Denver on a solid path to fiscal sustainability and fiscal responsibility,” Mayor Hancock said.  “I fundamentally believe we must deliver Denver’s future together and I am asking for our businesses, neighborhoods and residents to send me their input.  This new website gives Denver citizens from all regions of the city the opportunity to make suggestions that will help us build a world-class city where everyone matters. ”

The new site goes live today and will give Denver residents the opportunity to learn more about the budget challenge, weigh in on important questions regarding the future of the city, and share their own ideas on solving Denver’s budget challenge.  The information collected from the new site will be used to inform the Mayor’s decisions on the action he will take going forward.

Mayor Hancock launched the public engagement process earlier in the month after receiving a menu of cost saving and revenue enhancing recommendations from the Structural Financial Task Force in January.

To date, the Mayor has met with more than 200 city employees and will hold the first of two public meetings tonight in north Denver.  Tonight’s meeting will take place at 6 p.m. at The Exdo Hall, 3545 Larimer Street, Denver.

The second public meeting will be held in south Denver at 9 a.m. on March 31 at Cook Park Recreation Center, 7100 Cherry Creek South Drive.  Denver residents can RSVP for either event by sending their name, email, and number attending to: ddf@denvergov.org.

For nearly a year, an independent group of civic, business and community leaders met and analyzed the City’s finances and explored various options to help Denver eliminate its persistent imbalance between revenues and expenses.  This Structural Financial Task Force presented their recommendations to the Mayor in January 2012.


From Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) – On Saturday, March 24th and Sunday, March 25th, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will demolish the northern half of the existing 15th Street bridge over I-25 as part of a safety and mobility project on I-25. As a result, there will be a full closure of both northbound and southbound I-25 as well as 15th Street for two evenings. Major delays are expected and alternate routes are strongly advised.

“This is our first major milestone of the project that will bring improvements to I-25, 15th Street and Central Street,” said CDOT Project Engineer Kevin Ryburn. “The work is being conducted over the weekend to allow crews to take advantage of the longer work hours needed to complete the bridge demolition.”

To complete the work, the following lane closures will be in place, weather permitting:

  • On Saturday, March 24th, one lane of northbound and southbound I-25 between I-70 and Speer Boulevard will be closed starting at 7 p.m. with a second lane closing at 9 p.m. All lanes of I-25 will close at 11 p.m. and reopen by 10 a.m. on Sunday. In addition, 15th Street over I-25 will be closed from 11 p.m. Saturday until 10 a.m. on Sunday.
  • On Sunday, March 25th one lane of northbound and southbound I-25 between I-70 and Speer Boulevard will be closed starting at 7 p.m. with a second lane closing at 9 p.m. All lanes of I-25 will close at 11 p.m. and reopen by 5:30 a.m. on Monday. In addition, 15th Street over I-25 will be closed from 11 p.m. Sunday until 5:30 a.m. on Monday.

The following detour routes will be place over the weekend. Major delays are possible and alternate routes are strongly advised.

  • Southbound I-25: Exit onto westbound I-70 and take I-70 to Federal Boulevard. Travel south on Federal Boulevard to Speer Boulevard and then south on Speer Boulevard to I-25.
  • Northbound I-25: Exit onto northbound Speer Boulevard and take Speer Boulevard to Federal Boulevard. Then travel north on Federal Boulevard to I-70. Take I-70 east to I-25.
  • 15th Street:  Eastbound 15th Street thru traffic will be detoured on Zuni Street to Speer Boulevard and westbound 15th Street thru traffic will be detoured on Wewatta Street to Speer Boulevard.  Local and business access will be allowed on 15th Street to Central Street for eastbound traffic and to Platte Street for westbound traffic.

Uniform traffic control will be in place throughout the detour routes to help guide motorists and to monitor the flow of traffic during the closure. CDOT would like to remind motorists to obey all construction signs and flaggers and to “Slow for the Cone Zone.”

The remainder of the 15th Street bridge over I-25 will be demolished and replaced later this year as crews construct the bridge from north to south. As a result, 15th Street will remain open through the majority of the project with one lane open in each direction. Traffic may be realigned to the south or north depending on the phase of construction. Additional full closures of 15th Street as well as I-25 during the overnight hours will be necessary for girder installation, bridge deck work and the future bridge demolition. Information will be released as construction progresses.

The bridge demolition is part of a safety and mobility project on I-25 between approximately 20th Street and Speer Boulevard that replaces the 15th Street bridge over I-25 and adds auxiliary lanes on southbound I-25 just south of 20th Street to just south of Speer Boulevard to help eliminate the weaving at the on and off-ramps on I-25.

In addition, various vehicle, pedestrian and bicycle improvements will be made on Central Street, including constructing of a 10-foot bicycle/pedestrian path from 16th Street to 20th Street and adding additional on-street parking on the west side of Central Street north of 17th Street. The City and County of Denver is funding the improvements along Central Street.

Hamon Contractors, Inc. is the contractor for this $11.7 million project that will continue through late 2013 or early 2014.

Denver City Government Closed Friday, March 23 and Monday, March 26

From The City and County of Denver – Most City and County of Denver offices will be closed Monday, March 26 in observance of the César Chávez Day holiday. In addition, all City and County of Denver offices will be closed Friday, March 23 due to a previously announced furlough day for City employees.

Friday is the second of five planned furlough days for 2012. The furlough days were suggested by many employees as a way to save money during a time of historic revenue decline. Each furlough day saves approximately $1 million for the general fund.

As a result of the holiday and budget-required furlough, the Mayor’s Office, City Council offices, Clerk and Recorder’s Office, Auditor’s Office and most city agencies will be closed on Friday and Monday.

Partner entities such as Denver Health and the Denver Zoo will remain open both Friday and Monday, as will agencies that operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week, such as Denver International Airport. Sworn members of the Denver Sheriff, Police and Fire departments and other emergency responders will report for duty Friday and Monday as well.

Please see below for specific information on how City functions will be affected during the holiday closure:  

3-1-1 INFORMATION LINE, DENVERGOV.ORG & DENVER 8 TV 3-1-1, the City’s information line for non-emergency services, will be closed Friday, March 23 and Monday, March 26. Service requests may also be submitted online at www.denvergov.org/denver311Updates are available continuously on www.DenverGov.org. Programming will continue on Denver 8 TV. Live coverage of the Mayor and City Council will resume on Tuesday, March 27. The rescheduled Council legislative meeting will be live that evening at 5:30 p.m.

ANIMAL SHELTER & ANIMAL CONTROL The Denver Animal Shelter will be closed Friday, March 23 and Monday, March 26. Animal Control Officers will be available to respond to emergencies and enforce City regulations.

ARTS & VENUES DENVER All venues managed by Arts & Venues Denver will be open for scheduled events and performances Friday, March 23 and Monday, March 26, and will take place as planned. The Red Rocks Amphitheatre, including the Visitor Center, the Trading Post and the Ship Rock Grille will be open during standard hours of operation.

BUILDING AND ZONING PERMITS AND INSPECTIONS Building and Zoning permit counters will be closed Friday, March 23 and Monday, March 26. No Building inspections will be scheduled those days.

CITY-OWNED GOLF COURSES Golf Courses will be open Friday, March 23 and Monday, March 26, weather permitting.

CLERK & RECORDER AND MARRIAGE LICENSES The Office of the Clerk and Recorder – including marriage licensing, the Public Trustee, Records and Recording – will be closed Friday, March 23 and Monday, March 26.

COURTS The Denver County Court will be closed Friday, March 23 and Monday, March 26.  All state-operated courts, including the Denver District Court, Juvenile Court and Probate Court located in the City and County Building will be open Friday, March 23 and Monday, March 26.

DENVER COUNTY MOTOR VEHICLE OFFICES The four Denver County Motor Vehicle (vehicle registration and titling) office locations will be open Friday, March 23. The four Denver County Motor Vehicle office locations will be closed Monday, March 26 in observance of César Chávez Day. For vehicle renewal online, visit the state website at: https://www.colorado.gov/apps/dor/dmv/vehicle/registration/renewal/welcome.jsf

ELECTIONS DIVISION The Denver Elections Division will be closed Friday, March 23 and Monday, March 26.

EXCISE & LICENSES Excise and Licenses’ customer service counters and offices will be closed Friday, March 23 and Monday, March 26.

HUMAN SERVICES Denver Human Services will be closed Friday, March 23 and Monday, March 26. The child protection emergency response team and child abuse and adult protection telephone hotlines will be staffed Friday, March 23 and Monday, March 26.

LIBRARIES All Denver Public Library locations will be closed on Friday, March 23 and Monday, March 26. Many of the Library’s resources remain available when the buildings are closed via www.denverlibrary.org.

PARKING METERS, CASHIERS AND MAGISTRATE Parking meters are free on Sundays and on recognized City holidays, and will be free Monday, March 26 until 11:59 p.m. Drivers are reminded to observe the time restrictions posted.

The Parking Cashier counter and the Parking Magistrate’s office will be closed Friday, March 23 and Monday, March 26.

Parking violations may be paid when the counter is closed by using any of the following options –citation number printed on the ticket is required:

  • Pay-by-phone at 1-866-280-9988 and follow the recorded steps using Visa or MasterCard.
  • Pay online at www.denverpvb.com using Visa or MasterCard.
  • Use the payment kiosk located outside of the Webb building on Court between 14th & 15th using Visa or MasterCard, or personal or business checks. Note: There is a 2.5% transaction fee for online transactions and for using credit cards in the kiosks.
  • Written correspondence to contest or investigate a citation may be sent to the PVB (Parking Violations Bureau) at P.O. Box 46500, Denver, CO 80201 or e-mail may be sent to www.denverpvb.com.


Public Works’ permit counters and the Right Of Way Enforcement (ROWE) office will be closed Friday, March 23 and Monday, March 26.

RECREATION CENTERS Regional recreation centers will be open Friday, March 23 at 6 a.m. until 8 p.m. including Athmar, Montbello, Montclair, Rude, Scheitler and Washington Park. Central Park recreation center will open from 5:30 a.m. until 8 p.m. On Monday, March 26, in observance of César Chávez Day, Athmar, Montbello, Montclair, Rude, Scheitler and Washington Park will be open from 6 a.m. until 4 p.m.; Central Park recreation center will be open from 5:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. Fitness classes scheduled between opening time and 3pm will occur. Local and neighborhood recreation centers will be closed Friday, March 23 and Monday, March 26. All membership levels have free access to the regional centers on Friday, March 23 and Monday, March 26. For directions to a regional recreation center visit www.denvergov.org/recreation.

TRASH & RECYCLING COLLECTION Trash, recycling and composting will be collected Friday, March 23. Trash, recycling and composting will not be collected Monday, March 26. Pick up service will be delayed one day for the week of Mar. 26.

WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT The Wastewater Management Building, 2000 W. Third Ave., will be closed Friday, March 23 and Monday, March 26.

WORKFORCE CENTERS All Denver Workforce Centers will be closed Friday, March 23 and Monday, March 26. The City’s online hiring system will be available at www.denvergov.org/jobs.