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by Joe Way
Fri Nov 04, 2016 12:59 am
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 348
Views: 53595

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

Yes, Doron-the Forum has been a wonderful gift, it has changed Anne & my life in a way that I never could have imagined prior to Jarkko's foray into the inter webs back in 1995. I can still fondly remember asking Anne if she would like to visit Hydra, Greece and her enthusiastic reply and then the s...
by Joe Way
Wed Nov 02, 2016 2:43 am
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 348
Views: 53595

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

Well, I don't know if I have many other insights. The song "Treaty" seems so crucial and is such a beautiful song that I can't help feeling that there is much here for us to ponder on. I look back to some of Leonard's songs from Various Positions and Ten New Songs that seem to deal with this subject...
by Joe Way
Sun Oct 30, 2016 7:57 pm
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 348
Views: 53595

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

"“Jubilee” – In the Bible (Leviticus, 25:8-17, the original Hebrew word is “Yovel”) the Jubilee occurs once every 50 years, and in that year all the slaves should go free and all the fields revert to their original owners. I think that for LC it might have symbolized his release from the shackles of...
by Joe Way
Sat Oct 29, 2016 12:54 am
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 348
Views: 53595

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

Well, I've listened again and again. I've also taken the time to read more carefully everyone else's thoughts here in this thread. There should always be an attempt to determine what an artist is suggesting by his work, but even more importantly that work can cause a person to have thoughts that rea...
by Joe Way
Thu Oct 27, 2016 5:44 am
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 348
Views: 53595

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

Hi Doron, Thank you for your thoughts and your kind words about my first thoughts on listening to this autumnal work from Leonard. I agree that Leonard weaves enough mystery into his songs to defy a definitive interpretation of any of his works, but that doesn't mean that we can't suggest directions...
by Joe Way
Tue Oct 25, 2016 4:00 am
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 348
Views: 53595

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

I’ll start by saying that I think Treaty is just a wonderful song-we are treated to one of the few melodies that Leonard writes these days-and isn’t it terrific? A long time ago, Leonard wrote that he believed that the order of the songs on his album became important, but I can’t find the quote and ...
by Joe Way
Mon Oct 24, 2016 5:30 am
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 348
Views: 53595

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

You Want It Darker At the outset, let me say I love this album. I haven’t been so seduced by an album since either “Various Positions” or “Recent Songs.” I was one of the fortunate few who got to hear it streamed in Amsterdam. I wasn’t listening critically at the time-it was a perk, a great benefit ...
by Joe Way
Mon Oct 24, 2016 2:36 am
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 348
Views: 53595

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

I bought the album on Friday and had a family wedding about 3 hours north of here that we left for immediately. We had our darling little 4 year old Lulu with us so had to keep the album low and couldn't hear the words very well. On our return, Lulu wasn't with us and I listened to the album at leas...
by Joe Way
Fri Oct 21, 2016 1:13 am
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'
Replies: 336
Views: 48983

Re: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'

Thank you, Jarkko as usual for all you do for us! I have resisted listening to the streams as I want to have it all to myself. I am going tomorrow morning to B Side Records in Madison to purchase it. I have purchased every album beginning with "Recent Songs" in 1979 at this venerable record store. I...
by Joe Way
Thu Sep 22, 2016 11:36 pm
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'
Replies: 336
Views: 48983

Re: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'

Thank you, Marie.

It is a very insightful and well-written article. Like all of us who had the great honor of listening to the album in Amsterdam, I can hardly wait to hear it all again.

Joe
by Joe Way
Sat Sep 17, 2016 11:11 pm
Forum: News
Topic: HAPPY 82nd BIRTHDAY LEONARD!!
Replies: 118
Views: 9324

Re: HAPPY 82nd BIRTHDAY LEONARD!!

Happy Birthday Leonard!

Your work has added such richness to our lives. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. May you have a wonderful year ahead.

Joe & Anne
by Joe Way
Sat Sep 10, 2016 3:59 am
Forum: Related Artists
Topic: Sharon Robinson pre-concert meet-up in Ghent
Replies: 3
Views: 1203

Re: Sharon Robinson pre-concert meet-up in Ghent

Anne & I would love to hear about the meet-up and concert. We saw some photos on Facebook but tell us more!
by Joe Way
Thu Aug 25, 2016 6:34 pm
Forum: News
Topic: FROM LEONARD: HAPPENS TO THE HEART
Replies: 94
Views: 32965

Re: FROM LEONARD: HAPPENS TO THE HEART

Excellent poem, thank you Leonard for sharing it here.
by Joe Way
Tue Aug 23, 2016 1:00 am
Forum: News
Topic: Happy Birthday Jarkko!
Replies: 26
Views: 1846

Re: Happy Birthday Jarkko!

Happy Birthday, Jarkko! It was wonderful to spend time with you and Eija in Amsterdam-we loved our time together. Hope you have a terrific first year of retirement from your accounting duties and that the renovations on your house turn out well. Looking forward to seeing you again soon (we hope!). L...
by Joe Way
Tue Aug 23, 2016 12:47 am
Forum: Related Artists
Topic: Sharon in Copenhagen
Replies: 3
Views: 1041

Sharon in Copenhagen

Anne & I just returned from Sharon's concert at the Bremen Teater. We're a little like drowned rats from walking in the sometimes heavy rain. The concert was wonderful. Sharon started off with "In My Secret Life," which was very well received. She did "Caffeine" from her own album and followed it wi...

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