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Leonard Cohen and Me.

. This is not meant to aggrandize my relationship with Leonard. We knew each other but not well. We never hung out together except that once… I lived just down the street from him on St Dominique and we would see each other in passing both of us bundled up against the frost and cold.I […]

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Spain when i was 20 in 1973

This is how i looked when i told Franco’s Guardia Civil they were Nazi fucking pigs. wild child,poet,revolutionary,road kid I had lived in communes from Montreal,Vancouver and Vancouver island,New York City,Stinson Beach California been in every state and all through Canada many times .. knew Abbie Hoffman and Jerry Rubin and Tuli Kupferberg and Jerry […]

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Ernest Hemingway and Jonathon in Spain

we had something in common let the winds of freedom blow the prison gates open… My crime was calling the Guardia Civil “fascist Nazi pigs ” back in 1973 when Franco was in power …They were hassling us for being hippies. I sang Spanish Civil War songs in prison much to the distress of the […]

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THE LEGEND The Ballad of Formentera Jon sung in the key of D minor

It was 1973 and i was ingloriously thrown in prison in Spain for calling Franco’s Guardia Civil ..let me see how i phrased it. Oh yeah” Fucking Nazi pigs.” There was no Google then and i had no idea Hitler’s buddy was still alive . I thought he had died with Adolf in the bunker […]

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JEWS OF IBIZA AND FORMENTERA IN SPAIN

WHAT I HAVE LEARNED ABOUT THE JEWS OF IBIZA AND FORMENTERA IN SPAIN @ Jonathon Lipsin I not only enjoy the hedonistic lifestyle of the islands of Ibiza and Formentera .In between bites of paella and yoga on the beach and dancing in a flamenco bar and swimming in the sea i sleuth out my passion […]

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