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by Jack_Cade
Fri Feb 11, 2005 10:34 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Album Titles
Replies: 6
Views: 1916

Mine'd go:

Stories of the Street
A Bunch of Lonesome Heroes
Avalanche
Who By Fire
Death of a Ladies' Man
The Guests
Hallelujah
First We Take Manhattan
Closing Time
In My Secret Life
Dear Heather
by Jack_Cade
Sat Dec 11, 2004 4:14 am
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Can you help what style of music is this?
Replies: 7
Views: 1105

I'm a sucker for a well written blurb - good on your for taking the matter seriously. Unfortunately, I'm not a muso, so I'm crap at identifying genres and sub-genres. I thought it sounded like mellow, slanted-rain folk-hop with a twist of blues spirit. The voice is a little Bright Eyes-esque, n'est ...
by Jack_Cade
Sat Dec 11, 2004 4:02 am
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: The Gardener
Replies: 12
Views: 1271

Well.... I tend not to read them. Or, if we're talking Chaucer, I don't really think of it as a poem when I'm reading it. Sorry you don't like the trimming - only a suggestion, as I said. I am simply off the 'less is more' persuasion, and most of what I cut out was what I found redundant (ie. you co...
by Jack_Cade
Fri Dec 10, 2004 11:34 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: What do you answer when somebody calls Leonard kitschy?
Replies: 41
Views: 11945

Kitschy?? My main trouble is either with mortified expressions ("He likes Leonard Cohen. He must be a miserable little sod.") or people nodding merrily and commenting, "Good to slit the old wrists to, eh?" My usual response is a rather lame attempt to prove that he's actually very witty by quoting '...
by Jack_Cade
Fri Dec 10, 2004 11:31 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Never Any Good and The Great Event
Replies: 17
Views: 7013

I thought 'Never Any Good' was a wasted opportunity. The lyrics are great, but the tune is among the worst LC's come up with, a mon avis. I wish he'd rework it, or publish it as a poem!
by Jack_Cade
Fri Dec 10, 2004 11:27 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: The Gardener
Replies: 12
Views: 1271

I think the concept/scene is a strong one. Initially, too long for my tastes, and I felt it was too prosaic. Perhaps you could experiment with a more clipped style eg. Exiting the library at school, I bore the cold and sat upon a bench. There, by the freshly cut grass, I met a gardener (The line aft...
by Jack_Cade
Fri Dec 10, 2004 11:16 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Plug?
Replies: 4
Views: 897

Yeees.... I should really have explained the concept here. Sorry. Firstly, gothic looking guy is me. Item is samurai sword. Mary Read was the name of a famous female pirate. The book is... let's see... a tribute to the dead poet genre. That is, I thought it would be fun to design it around the idea ...
by Jack_Cade
Fri Dec 10, 2004 11:10 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: www.UKAuthors.com
Replies: 0
Views: 379

www.UKAuthors.com

Thought I might give this a mention too. Very good European-based writer's site, open to everyone else as well. Two 'publishing' days a week - Monday and Friday - when the week's submissions are all uploaded at once, and members flock there to critique each other's work (although the criqituing can ...
by Jack_Cade
Fri Dec 10, 2004 10:59 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Plug?
Replies: 4
Views: 897

Excellent. Yes, this is one of those forums I tend to 'lurk' in - I like reading the threads... Anyhow, third down on the right: 'I'll Show You Tyrants' http://ukapress.com/modules.php?name=Content&pa=showpage&pid=27 You can read extracts from the book, obviously. Very hard to find an audience for p...
by Jack_Cade
Wed Dec 08, 2004 12:31 am
Forum: Live in London, Dear Heather, The Essential Leonard Cohen, Ten New Songs
Topic: On That Day
Replies: 47
Views: 40905

My impression of the song is that it's a mile away from taking sides over issues such as pro-American/anti-American, pro-Islan/anti-Islam. Hasn't Cohen said several times - particularly during interviews around the time of 'The Future' - that such dualism is an inappropriate response to the situatio...
by Jack_Cade
Wed Dec 08, 2004 12:22 am
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Plug?
Replies: 4
Views: 897

Plug?

Are plugs for LC-inspired poetry allowed here, or is this a dismissable offence?
by Jack_Cade
Sat Sep 11, 2004 2:16 am
Forum: News
Topic: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LEONARD!!!
Replies: 168
Views: 61003

Happy birthday, Leonard Cohen!

I've registered on this board just to say that.

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