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by Violet
Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Giant mural in Montreal commemorating Leonard Cohen
Replies: 30
Views: 1843

Re: Giant mural in Montreal commemorating Leonard Cohen

Geoffrey wrote:
Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:35 am
leonard being strangled by a scarf (à la isadora duncan)
Geoffrey, you really crack me up sometimes.

Entertaining thread, by the way (everyone).

(Actually, there's that word again: 'crack'.) (Wrong thread though.)
by Violet
Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: News
Topic: "Crack in Everything" post-card
Replies: 17
Views: 1519

Re: "Crack in Everything" post-card

Hi again. I wasn't sure if your last post required a response, only then I noticed a slight error in the line you cited from that movie we all know so well. (Seems I'm always correcting things.) .. so.. just for you cinephiles out there, the correct version of the line goes: "Play it again, Sam, onc...
by Violet
Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: News
Topic: "Crack in Everything" post-card
Replies: 17
Views: 1519

Re: "Crack in Everything" post-card

thank you, violet, for spanking me with the metaphorical mechanical corset and lifting me back into the pram. you know i have an irritating habit of shaking a tree just to see if any fruit falls down - forgive me. i believe you may be right, the drug called 'crack' first became all the rage in the ...
by Violet
Tue Jun 06, 2017 2:49 am
Forum: News
Topic: "Crack in Everything" post-card
Replies: 17
Views: 1519

Re: "Crack in Everything" post-card

Before this conversation goes any further I wanted to point out something in regards to which many of you may not be aware. Yes, now that archivists are, you know, poring over LC's manuscripts 'n such (etc., etc.) it's become abundantly clear that there has been a grave error made--even by the artis...
by Violet
Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 348
Views: 44030

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

Dear Doron, Joe, Adam, Vicki, Violet, Steven, Mat and every other lovely person in this thread - I am too busy at mo to write (don't think I have anything to add anyway), but thanks for your thoughts! Let's continue to steep ourselves in LC's work - at least until we gently decouple ourselves from ...
by Violet
Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 348
Views: 44030

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

Hi everyone. I just want to make a comment concerning the creative process in general since I think it's relevant to this discussion. When an artist/writer updates or re-uses an older line or lyric (or other aspect of one's work) this shouldn't necessarily be interpreted as his/her thinking about th...
by Violet
Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 348
Views: 44030

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

Violet, you revealed yourself as the anonymous and mysterious entrant into Jarkko's competition. It's nicely satisfying, if not as a Files logo, then as an emblem for Leonard Cohen's art. Kudos. With an artist, there is the body of work that exists and remains, much of it shrouded in mystery, and i...
by Violet
Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: "come forth from the cloud of unknowing . . ."
Replies: 148
Views: 7562

Re: "come forth from the cloud of unknowing . . ."

Yes, but, you can still see the death certificate -- it's not quite under the rug yet. You just have to take that leap and inquire after it 'n see what happens. Anyway, nice to see you here, Geoffrey. I just had a dream about Leonard, in fact. He was sitting across from me at long table wearing a fe...
by Violet
Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 348
Views: 44030

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

Me too.
by Violet
Sun Feb 05, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 348
Views: 44030

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

Violet, Thank you very much for all your effort. The association to Gauguin’s painting is very compelling. Another association for the “yellow sign” at the end of the poem is to the one Jews were forced to ware by the Nazis (and in some places in Europe already in Medieval times); allusions to the ...
by Violet
Sun Feb 05, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 348
Views: 44030

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

[note: I somehow posted the same post twice, and went with the one below]
by Violet
Sat Feb 04, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 348
Views: 44030

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

FOR WILF AND HIS HOUSE When young the Christians told me how we pinned Jesus like a lovely butterfly against the wood, and I wept beside paintings of Calvary at velvet wounds and delicate twisted feet. But he could not hang softly long, your fighters so proud with bugles, bending flowers with their...
by Violet
Fri Feb 03, 2017 7:43 am
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 348
Views: 44030

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

Thank you Doron for the links and comments, and for the image appreciation.

I'm taking in that poem, but just to thank you in the meantime.
by Violet
Thu Feb 02, 2017 2:41 am
Forum: OLD IDEAS
Topic: "Elaboration of a tube" line in "Going Home"?
Replies: 99
Views: 37524

Re: "Elaboration of a tube" line in "Going Home"?

However, my question is whether what I cited is true of Scientology. Is anyone here versed in this?
by Violet
Thu Feb 02, 2017 12:14 am
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 348
Views: 44030

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

I'll direct this question to Doron, but to anyone else who is versed in this, please join in. I'm just wondering -- especially given the Christ imagery in this album -- when did the figure of Jesus first appear in Leonard's work? Had he only ever conjured him in his haunting Suzanne that would have ...

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