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by AlanM
Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:50 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 398
Views: 18891

Re: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums

I wish all of us (B4, 4, Alan, Jean, and myself) and our significant others were going to Montreal in November! I would if I could, but a prior arrangement with several other couples, made nearly a year ago, keeps us in Oz. I'm looking forward to the announcement and then the reports of the anticip...
by AlanM
Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:11 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 398
Views: 18891

Re: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums

Alan: You've gone AWOL on us, hope everything's OK. I didn't think I was Absent WithOut Leave, more MIA (Missing In Action), OK probably more accurately Missing In Inaction! I was this close to posting when I read your brilliant insightful treatise and got blown away, with little else to add then a...
by AlanM
Tue Sep 05, 2017 4:53 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 398
Views: 18891

Re: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums

Hi Vickie, I'm glad you spotted my sense of humour, as did I yours. It was my attempt to keep it light and balance some of the intensity of our discussion. I think we should have both lightness and depth, and anyhow these posts are personal opinions. I have not thought in so much depth about Leonard...
by AlanM
Mon Sep 04, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 398
Views: 18891

Re: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums

If so, I would say that no... they are not one extended album.
Well, that was easy! :wink:
OK next topic ...

Alan
by AlanM
Sat Sep 02, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 398
Views: 18891

Re: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums

Hi Jean, I have eventually got round to looking at your equine videos. I loved them for many reasons. I love the area where you live; I love the fact that these beautiful animals clearly are devoted to you; I love that motorised traffic respects you; I am in respect of you that you were riding witho...
by AlanM
Sat Sep 02, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: News
Topic: Michael Chaves Talks about Working with Leonard on You Want It Darker
Replies: 5
Views: 617

Re: Michael Chaves Talks about Working with Leonard on You Want It Darker

MaryB wrote:
Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:13 pm
'to be continued' - how intriguing.....
Ditto!
Don't skip over this one, it is an excellent revealing interview.
There is a little bit of "popping" on the microphone of Michael's phone, but it well worth a listen.

Alan
by AlanM
Mon Aug 28, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 398
Views: 18891

Re: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums

Lover, Lover, Lover. How can a song that brings so much joy to me be a song that comes from hate? For one thing, the music is so upbeat and engulfing. For another thing, I don’t think it is resentment. Hi Vickie, My comment was on the basis of "justifying" the premise that NSFTOC equates to SOLAH 2...
by AlanM
Sat Aug 26, 2017 4:10 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 398
Views: 18891

Re: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums

p.s. Jean I have been unable to look at your videos due to my aged computer. Fear not, it is to be replaced next week! I'm baaa-aack, but I have not really been away. I have been following the thread on my phone, but I find keying in more than a few words on a phone is very frustrating. Also (don't...
by AlanM
Mon Aug 21, 2017 6:53 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 398
Views: 18891

Re: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums

Ballad of the Absent Mare is not about a man-woman relationship, but about the realisation of one's own real self, a kind of Eastern "Pilgrim's Progress", and it covers eight of the ten pictures-poems in the wikipedia article. Hi Jean, Thank you for pointing me in the direction of enlightenment. I ...
by AlanM
Sat Aug 19, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 398
Views: 18891

Re: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums

Hi Vickie, I was wrong in waiting to listen to the live albums Some time back, I recall you expressing envy at those of us blessed to have seen and heard Leonard live. Sadly I must confirm your feelings. There you are listening and watching Leonard Cohen (for goodness sake!) doing covers of Leonard ...
by AlanM
Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 398
Views: 18891

Re: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums

I tried to search for more info about Raffi because I wondered why he stopped playing with Leonard. Because Leonard toured infrequently and didn't record many albums (until recently), there was no "permanent" Leonard Cohen band. I get the impression that musicians were chosen from who was available...
by AlanM
Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 398
Views: 18891

Re: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums

Ah Vickie, You picked a tough one this time. Every time I think I have gathered my thoughts and log on to reply, something else has been posted, to make me reconsider, either to avoid repetition, or because of some new thought. This whole album is enthralling highlighted, as Bev has written, by Raff...
by AlanM
Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 398
Views: 18891

Re: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums

And hey everybody, there’s something we’ve all overlooked as regards Famous Blue Raincoat! I beg to differ, Bev. I knew exactly why I should ask him to lead off the discussion. Do we want to remain with songs from this album, or venture into another one? Do we want to veer towards the non-concert s...
by AlanM
Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 398
Views: 18891

Re: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums

I know Alan and I have discussed this song in print and in person before so I’m not surprised that he would suggest it I remember it well - not quite the Chelsea Hotel, but a very pleasant afternoon spent discussing Leonard with another Cohenite friend (is that tautology?), just prior to the concer...
by AlanM
Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:29 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 398
Views: 18891

Re: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums

So is this allegory or allegoresis?
I have thought a bit more on this dilemma and was going to change the question to: So is Avalanche allegory or allegoresis? I've changed my mind and now I would change it to So are some or all of Leonard Cohen's lyrics allegory or allegoresis?
Alan

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