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by AlanM
Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:43 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 444
Views: 23614

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

I recall is that the reason we may like to lump the last three albums together may not lie in the songs' subjects and lyrics, but in their musical treatments. Patrick Leonard produced the first two of these albums and was involved in the last one, and he was partly (or mostly) responsible for a ret...
by AlanM
Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 444
Views: 23614

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

Alan-? In Every Breath You Take by The Police , Sting sings: Every single day Every word you say Every game you play Every night you stay I'll be watching you Vickie, be assured (reassured if you prefer), I do check this thread at least once a day. BTW that's a really creepy stalker song. One of th...
by AlanM
Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 444
Views: 23614

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

We have magpies here, but maybe they are not the same as there? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYEYc8Ge3nw I couldn't find a video with a group of magpies singing that was representative of the group sound (usually a family). There is one you may see of 3 wet birds, but they are just singing indiv...
by AlanM
Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 444
Views: 23614

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

Hi Vickie, I have a desk top computer and a smart phone that is smarter than I am, but no laptop or tablet. When travelling I only have internet access via my phone. I have been following this thread while in Melbourne but am reluctant to reply while on the road as I have a terrible affliction in th...
by AlanM
Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 444
Views: 23614

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

Hi Bev,
Thanks for the Memories. Those were exciting days. Pity you weren't able to make it to Melbourne on 21st. It was great to catch up with Andrew and Junk. Took me back to the gathering of Cohenites at my house the evening prior to that last Adelaide and thus Australian concert.

Alan
by AlanM
Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:50 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 444
Views: 23614

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: 444
Views: 23614

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: 444
Views: 23614

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: 444
Views: 23614

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: 444
Views: 23614

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: 788

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: 444
Views: 23614

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: 444
Views: 23614

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: 444
Views: 23614

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: 444
Views: 23614

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 ...

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