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by vlcoats
Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:40 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 496
Views: 29691

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

Hello- How much fun it is to hear everyone's ideas and interpretations without arguing or one-upping. I haven't been in any electronic conversations like ours, or many at all to tell the truth. But whenever I mention to Dave that I can't believe what people say online, he always reminds how easy it ...
by vlcoats
Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:10 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 496
Views: 29691

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

4- First off, I loved your ending: .... He looked over my grades and attendance record, and then looked up over his glasses without raising his head and said, "how does a gentleman's C sound?") I hope the above is worth a gentleman's C As always, you crack me up! Backing up to your interpretation......
by vlcoats
Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 496
Views: 29691

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

A Bunch of Lonesome Heroes- This song has always been such an enigma to me, starting with the very first line. First of all, why are they so lonesome? And we don't know why they are heroes- except maybe for the mention of the army. The biggest question I have regarding the opening line is- what were...
by vlcoats
Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:46 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 496
Views: 29691

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

If God is left out of sex, it becomes pornographic; if sex is left out of God, it becomes pious and self-righteous. Thank you for everything that you said in your post about poetry. And thank you especially for Leonard's words, because you know how much I love that. I'm looking forward to going thr...
by vlcoats
Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:30 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 496
Views: 29691

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

It was especially interesting to meet and speak with Dave, as I was curious to see if he was there only in deference to you or if he had developed his own interest in Leonard. While your desire to attend had to be a factor, I sensed that he was far from being a reluctant participant. Good work in a...
by vlcoats
Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 496
Views: 29691

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

If you want to get as a complete understanding as you can of Leonard’s work I suggest you do get access to all his books in the order they were published. You could take advantage of being a librarian and read them first. I have already requested both Let Us Compare Mythologies and The Spice Box of...
by vlcoats
Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 496
Views: 29691

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

That is interesting B4! Not only for the mules, but for the " clear water ". The river that flows in front of our house, which incidentally is the the one Lewis and Clark navigated to connect with the Snake and later the Columbia and on to the Pacific Ocean,is called the Clearwater River. I am sampl...
by vlcoats
Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:49 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 496
Views: 29691

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

B4- I am glad you have brought up the Poetry Machine because as much as I loved it (and I really did), I also had a hard time with it. I could not even begin to absorb listening to Leonard’s voice recite his poems feeling that others were not only watching me, but waiting for their turn! I couldn’t ...
by vlcoats
Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:08 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 496
Views: 29691

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

Hi B4!! I think you are right about the image of Leonard on the balcony. Here is a collage of the room. Of course, I could not keep my hands off the guitar. ;-) I think we were so very lucky to be there at that particular moment because I doubt I would be all alone in that room any other time. I apo...
by vlcoats
Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Montreal: comments and feelings
Replies: 35
Views: 2882

Re: Montreal: comments and feelings

We had a wonderful time in Montreal! Thank you Jarkko, Eva, and everyone who had a hand in making our experience even more memorable! If you have time and are interested, its4inthemorning and I have posted more about our experiences on the thread "Along the way..." http://www.leonardcohenforum.com/v...
by vlcoats
Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 496
Views: 29691

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

4! I loved your commentary on Montreal. This is the first I have had a moment to breathe since getting home; otherwise I would have posted sooner. If I were to choose a song title or lyric that would describe my experience in Montreal, it would be Love Calls You by Your Name. I love being anywhere i...
by vlcoats
Fri Nov 03, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 496
Views: 29691

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

Hi Mary! After I read Adam's invitation to message him on Instagram if we wanted to give him any input, I just searched commandercohen on Instagram, clicked on his name and then clicked on 'message'. Maybe it was only accessible for a short time? Oh please don't be intimidated here. Once you meet me...
by vlcoats
Wed Nov 01, 2017 6:03 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 496
Views: 29691

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

I am with you in spirit. While you are there just know that each time you are happy and each time you shed a tear, you do it for me too! I loved this. I haven't commented, because I understand this anniversary, although not easy for anyone here, is especially hard. And to be honest, I didn't know w...
by vlcoats
Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 496
Views: 29691

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

Alan, I don't know if I have the original recordings, but I have downloaded the 5 songs from Fredericton, and the recordings I have are very good. I am really enjoying his voice on these songs. I am not sure what it is that is different, but he is treating each word with care as his voice seems to c...
by vlcoats
Sun Oct 29, 2017 2:12 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 496
Views: 29691

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

Jean- Your posts are always so enlightening. I love hearing your thoughtful take on things. Your comments on Joan of Arc are very interesting. I think I need to read more about her as I have only a vague idea of her life and the history surrounding her. Thank you also for sharing your writing in the...

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