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by ProfNowlin
Sat Oct 22, 2016 9:38 am
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 348
Views: 53687

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

The invigoratingly painful jubilee of "Treaty" has completely stopped me in my tracks, so much so that my engagement with the rest of the album has thus far been casual at best. I don't have any real interest in offering an exhaustive "reading" of the song, or in trying to unpack particular lines, b...
by ProfNowlin
Tue Jan 17, 2012 4:22 pm
Forum: OLD IDEAS
Topic: The New Yorker streams "Going Home" and prints the lyric
Replies: 67
Views: 8997

Re: The New Yorker streams "Going Home" and prints the lyric

Jarkko: Thank you for the info about the lyrics as they appear in the CD booklet. I suppose I best change my tune, as it were, about "tube." Violet, your suggestion about subatomic particle territory is an intriguing one. It also seems to me that "tube" could be, among other things, a playfully self...
by ProfNowlin
Tue Jan 17, 2012 4:16 am
Forum: OLD IDEAS
Topic: The New Yorker streams "Going Home" and prints the lyric
Replies: 67
Views: 8997

Re: The New Yorker streams "Going Home" and prints the lyric

I recently posted a version of this comment on the heckofaguy blog, but I thought it would be worth sharing it here as well. During my first few listens early this morning, my absolute favorite moment of the haunting "Going Home" was the following line: "Though he knows he's really nothing / but the...
by ProfNowlin
Sat Apr 11, 2009 12:31 am
Forum: The North American Tour 2009
Topic: CONCERT REPORT: Grand Prairie, April 3
Replies: 34
Views: 23816

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Grand Prairie, April 3

DrHGuy and UrPal: Fascinating discussion about the change from "anal" to "careless" in "The Future" -- ah, the unique joys of Cohenian hermeneutics! Whether the change of lyric is itself more indicative of carelessness or of anality is hard to tell. Knowing L.C., though, I suspect the change is quit...
by ProfNowlin
Mon Apr 06, 2009 12:21 pm
Forum: The North American Tour 2009
Topic: CONCERT REPORT: Grand Prairie, April 3
Replies: 34
Views: 23816

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Grand Prairie (Apr 3)

Since the remarkable DrHGuy has cited on his blog (http://leonardcohensearch.com/the-leonard-cohen-2008-world-tour-page/) the part of my above post that mentions Cohen changing into what I called a "cowboy hat," I should be more precise: the hat in question was not some J.R. Ewing monstrosity as lar...
by ProfNowlin
Sun Apr 05, 2009 2:24 am
Forum: The North American Tour 2009
Topic: CONCERT REPORT: Grand Prairie, April 3
Replies: 34
Views: 23816

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Grand Prairie (Apr 3)

Last night, upon entering Nokia Theatre in Grand Prairie—a venue as soulless as its name indicates, though its first-rate sound redeems it—I was of course, as a certified Cohenite, beyond excited at the prospect of seeing Leonard Cohen live for the first time. I knew that the night promised to be th...

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