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Re: Hello, I'm new to this forum... (introducing yourselves)

Postby Violet on Sun Sep 04, 2011 7:17 pm


.. f.f., I very rarely feel moved enough--I mean, "enuff" to bronze anything. You're supposed to say thank you. [customarily, that is]

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Re: Hello, I'm new to this forum... (introducing yourselves)

Postby imaginary friend on Mon Sep 05, 2011 8:53 am

Vio,

Your bronzing skills are major hi-tech. I am humbolt... oops, sorry – humbled.

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Re: Hello, I'm new to this forum... (introducing yourselves)

Postby lizzytysh on Mon Sep 05, 2011 2:39 pm

Dear FallenSongBird :D ~

As Steven has suggested, I was touched by your words introducing yourself, too. It's wonderful that you found Hallelujah and then brought it to your mother and that she loved it, too. You're in good hands if your voice finds expression through Leonard's words. They'll inspire you to greater heights with your own writing, too. What you say about his writing is so true. You will find your way, FallenSongBird, and you've made a most important step when you found your way here.

Hope we continue to hear from you and that you find a way to join in with various of our activities, FallenSongBird.


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Re: Hello, I'm new to this forum... (introducing yourselves)

Postby Violet on Sun Sep 11, 2011 10:38 pm

imaginary friend wrote:Vio,

Your bronzing skills are major hi-tech. I am humbolt... oops, sorry – humbled.

XO


I.F.. I've been meaning to answer this post, but got tripped up on the word "'humbolt"..

.. it's one of those things where I fear I'm missing something. If the word were a sort of Rorchach test, I'd confess to being reminded of two things: the color cobalt, and the character Humbert Humbert of Nabokov's Lolita fame (or infamy, as the case may be). [beautifully written book, by the way]

.. [oh, and thus, it's a very blue man, indeed].

Anyway, thanks for the bronzing skills appreciation. I do think I have an eagle eye for material of such merit. [??]

.. oh, and it's nice to see you here--I hope you finally wound down and did some relaxing on your trip to that beautiful island.. (!)

v. xx x

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Re: Hello, I'm new to this forum... (introducing yourselves)

Postby zara1988 on Mon Sep 19, 2011 5:55 am

Hello everyone,
I want to know where to find Text of the songs of Leonard.
If you answer me, Thanks a lot :D
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Re: Hello, I'm new to this forum... (introducing yourselves)

Postby Steven on Mon Sep 19, 2011 3:14 pm

Hi zara1988,

You'll find the text here: http://www.leonardcohenfiles.com/. Click on Song Index and then you'll see
"L" next to songs where text appears. Enjoy and welcome to the forum.
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Re: Hello, I'm new to this forum... (introducing yourselves)

Postby TomKennedy95 on Sat Oct 08, 2011 4:40 am

Hi, I'm new to this forum as well (at least as a member, I have browsed it on occasion). I'd like to share my first experience of Leonard. I first heard about him when my parents attended his 2009 performance in Brisbane, Australia. I didn't think much of it at first just another old singer my parents had a vague interest. My parents showed me some songs and I found some in our shared iTunes library, all we had was the Essential Leonard Cohen and The Future and I remember thinking at first that he couldn't sing at all and I even felt sorry for his backup singers whom i found incredible. Eventually I found on the Essential Leonard Cohen some of his older music and I fell in love with Nancy and So Long, Marriane. I listened to it more and more and fell in love with all of his music. I'm interested to know, is there anyone else who has had a similar experience not liking his voice at all but eventually falling in love with it?

Thanks, Tom
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Re: Hello, I'm new to this forum... (introducing yourselves)

Postby B4real on Tue Oct 11, 2011 12:43 am

Hi Tom,

Welcome to the forum; I hope you enjoy your time here. This is a great place to be!
I was at that concert in 2009 in the second row and again in 2010 first row - maybe I sat near your parents! To answer your question - yes, Leonard's voice has a certain way of growing on you and before you know it he has touched your soul. As you have found out it has changed in tone over the years as well.
B4real wrote:"It is a voice raked by the claws of Cupid, a voice rubbed raw by the philosopher´s stone. A voice marinated in kirschwasser, sulfur, deer musk and snow; bandaged with sackcloth from a ruined monastery; warmed by the embers left down near the river after the gypsies have gone.
It is a penitent’s voice, a rabbinical voice, a crust of unleavened vocal toasts - spread with smoke and subversive wit. He has a voice like a carpet in an old hotel, like a bad itch on the hunchback of love. It is a voice meant for pronouncing the names of women - and cataloguing their sometimes hazardous charms. Nobody can say the word "naked" as nakedly as Cohen. He makes us see the markings where the pantyhose have been."

View this link:
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=21564&p=234769&hilit=leonard%27s+voice#p225529

I found there were some songs he sang which attracted me inseparably as a whole - both voice and words. But what initially got my attention were his words. I am referring his poetry books here as well. I just couldn't believe someone could use words so effectively and compelling in the way he did. I still am in awe of them.

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Re: Hello, I'm new to this forum... (introducing yourselves)

Postby TomKennedy95 on Tue Oct 11, 2011 12:01 pm

I'm fairly sure my parents were more towards the back they aren't particularly die-hard fans as we are here. However, they did get me into so props to them! I could listen to anyone sing Leonard's words but i could listen to Leonard sing anything.
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Re: Hello, I'm new to this forum... (introducing yourselves)

Postby Stamatina on Thu Oct 13, 2011 6:36 pm

welcome to the forum, Tom.
just out of curiosity, how old are you?
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Re: Hello, I'm new to this forum... (introducing yourselves)

Postby lizzytysh on Fri Oct 14, 2011 2:57 am

I could listen to anyone sing Leonard's words but i could listen to Leonard sing anything.

Exactly right, Tom!

And another Tom, that being Robbins, is genius in his description of Leonard and his voice.

Welcome to you, this Tom right here, right now.


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Re: Hello, I'm new to this forum... (introducing yourselves)

Postby TomKennedy95 on Fri Oct 14, 2011 12:47 pm

Stamatina wrote:welcome to the forum, Tom.
just out of curiosity, how old are you?


Just turned 16, guessing I'm slightly below the average age here... hahaha
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Re: Hello, I'm new to this forum... (introducing yourselves)

Postby TomKennedy95 on Fri Oct 14, 2011 12:49 pm

Thanks for the welcome Lizzy and everyone
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Re: Hello, I'm new to this forum... (introducing yourselves)

Postby lizzytysh on Fri Oct 14, 2011 1:39 pm

We have and have had a few, Tom... and are over-the-moon about that!
So happy to add you to that roster!!!

Now... anyone care to step up to the plate ;-) ?
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Re: Hello, I'm new to this forum... (introducing yourselves)

Postby Stamatina on Fri Oct 14, 2011 8:27 pm

TomKennedy95 wrote:
Stamatina wrote:welcome to the forum, Tom.
just out of curiosity, how old are you?


Just turned 16, guessing I'm slightly below the average age here... hahaha


Thought so (the 95 in your nickname gave me the hint).
I turned 16 last May. :)

If you turned 16 recently, it means I am no longer the youngest person on the board!
...Which might be a sign that I'm getting old! :roll: :)
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