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by vickiwoodyard
Tue Dec 13, 2016 9:49 pm
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 348
Views: 54083

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

Diane, I think there will always be discussion of his work, just as there will always be pure love for the man. I play his music every night to fall asleep to, so I keep the connection alive in that way. I have not read I'm Your Man because I preferred to watch the man himself. Crazy, but that is ho...
by vickiwoodyard
Tue Dec 13, 2016 9:03 pm
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 348
Views: 54083

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

I can hear Leonard turning over in his grave as we analyze rather than embrace the gifts he has bestowed upon us. He was not into analysis of his work himself; we must remember that. The intellect alone is nothing but machinery. It is the heart that cooks like a shish kebab, as he said. Seriously, t...
by vickiwoodyard
Tue Dec 13, 2016 5:59 pm
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 348
Views: 54083

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

"I am starting to wonder once again about the 'You', the pinning down of whose identity has exasperated us all the way through Book of Mercy and beyond; the You of the album title, the You who wants it darker. Who is this You?" I think we are all wrestling with this one, so I look at my own life as ...
by vickiwoodyard
Tue Dec 13, 2016 2:30 pm
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 348
Views: 54083

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

I am rather timid in approaching how I feel about the songs on YWID, or any of Leonard's music, so forgive my rather simple approach to It Seems the Better Way.... When one is faced with death, everything that sounded workable when you were in good health now seems to evaporate in the clear light of...
by vickiwoodyard
Tue Dec 06, 2016 1:17 am
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 348
Views: 54083

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

I am listening to You Want It Darker again and again, mainly when I fall asleep at night. One thing is sure. We are in some serious shit! And I don't say that comedically. No one will ever know for sure what Leonard meant nor what God means or meant. We are all living the mystery and Leonard limns t...
by vickiwoodyard
Fri Dec 02, 2016 5:27 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Leonard Has Passed Away
Replies: 692
Views: 96597

Re: Leonard Has Passed Away

On Leonard Cohen I sat in silence this morning, and it wasn’t long until my heart turned towards Leonard Cohen. He was like that. One man radiating like the sun, drawing us in and keeping us faithful to that light. After all, he was a man of the people, private as he was. That was part of his myster...
by vickiwoodyard
Wed Nov 16, 2016 3:15 am
Forum: News
Topic: Leonard Cohen's health
Replies: 41
Views: 9466

Re: Leonard Cohen's health

I know that those who love Leonard would like to know the details of his death, if someone in the family would be kind enough to share this. Perhaps Adam will understand that we would appreciate knowing the details. Where he fell, who found him, etc. I don't feel this is disrespectful at all. He is ...
by vickiwoodyard
Fri Nov 11, 2016 5:05 am
Forum: News
Topic: Leonard Has Passed Away
Replies: 692
Views: 96597

Re: Leonard Has Passed Away

Through tears I type these words. Leonard Cohen, the light in so many of our hearts, can never do anything but burn all the brighter now. May we all draw nearer to each other in this light.
by vickiwoodyard
Sat Nov 05, 2016 5:37 pm
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 348
Views: 54083

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

Who is he addressing in the lines, "If I didn't have your love to make it real?" I find this to be the confusing song, since in all of the others, he seems to be convinced that he is the only one making it real. It does seem to be a bit out of line with the other songs, since it is decidedly "undark...
by vickiwoodyard
Fri Jun 05, 2015 4:43 am
Forum: 2015 Release: Can't Forget
Topic: New live album: Can't Forget
Replies: 194
Views: 56190

Re: New live album: Can't Forget

I think you get used to one version of a song and a new version throws you. I felt that way about the Webb Sisters version of Joan of Arc. Didn't feel right to me. Something about the la la la la la la's was sung differently. A small thing but something fans notice. Sometimes the oldies are the good...
by vickiwoodyard
Wed May 27, 2015 7:21 pm
Forum: News
Topic: 2015/16 tour
Replies: 21
Views: 4191

Re: 2015/16 tour

Dear Jarkko,

When you say the book of future tours is blank, does that mean there will be no more tours? I am a little confused by the way this is put.
by vickiwoodyard
Tue May 26, 2015 11:04 pm
Forum: News
Topic: 2015/16 tour
Replies: 21
Views: 4191

Re: 2015/16 tour

Dearest Jarkko, that sounds bleak indeed. And yet we can do nothing but be grateful for what we are given.
by vickiwoodyard
Fri May 15, 2015 4:35 am
Forum: 2015 Release: Can't Forget
Topic: New live album: Can't Forget
Replies: 194
Views: 56190

Re: New live album: Can't Forget

Yes, I hope he tours again in 2016. The audiences are certainly there if he chooses to do so. Heck, we would be ecstatic.
by vickiwoodyard
Tue Apr 07, 2015 5:03 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Tour 2016 (just a rumor)
Replies: 33
Views: 22785

Re: Tour 2016 (just a rumor)

The fact that he speaks of The Grand Tour seems to indicate that he will not tour again on that scale.
by vickiwoodyard
Mon Apr 06, 2015 7:13 pm
Forum: The Leonard Cohen Event in Amsterdam 2016 - before and after
Topic: Amsterdam Event, August 12-14, 2016
Replies: 47
Views: 11532

Re: Amsterdam Event 2016

Yes, this is a brilliant design.

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