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by AlanM
Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:37 am
Forum: News
Topic: Matters of Vital Interest: A Forty-Year Friendship with Leonard Cohen
Replies: 20
Views: 2150

Re: Matters of Vital Interest: A Forty-Year Friendship with Leonard Cohen

I have written three attempts to recommend this book and each has disappeared!
Read it!
by AlanM
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Australian Author Tweets re Leonard Concert.
Replies: 2
Views: 315

Re: Australian Author Tweets re Leonard Concert.

Hi Greg,
I also saw him at the Sydney concert November 16th, 2013. He was a couple of rows behind me, unmistakable in his bandana.

Alan
by AlanM
Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 655
Views: 81570

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

Greetings, fellow Cohenites. I am stirred to mention that on January 26th, it will be the 10th anniversary of Leonard's first local concert since 1985. In celebration we will be holding a gathering at my house to reminisce, eat, drink and especially listen to LC. There is an audio recording of the a...
by AlanM
Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: News
Topic: Half the Perfect World - Writers, Dreamers and Drifters on Hydra, 1955–1964
Replies: 15
Views: 2406

Re: Half the Perfect World - Writers, Dreamers and Drifters on Hydra, 1955–1964

I have recently finished reading Half The perfect World , and I certainly recommend it. As mentioned above, it is not a Leonard book, but he does feature several times in a positive light. I knew little to nothing of the other characters, but I found them intriguing both as themselves and their inte...
by AlanM
Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 655
Views: 81570

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

Hi Vickie and Curt, We are all set with the only link missing in our plans being the ferry bookings to and from Hydra. I believe they will not be open for a few months. Having just finished reading my copy of The Flame , I am now engrossed in Half the Perfect World . That should be a good "primer" f...
by AlanM
Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:55 am
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Smile of Light
Replies: 15
Views: 1564

Re: Smile of Light

Beautiful, Bev, and very apt too. You are such a talented lady. To misquote Daphne DuMaurier and the opening line of "Rebecca": Last night I dreamt I went to a Leonard Cohen concert again. I feel blessed to have these wonderful memories that revisit me in my sleep as well as in my waking hours. Alan
by AlanM
Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: Comments & Questions
Topic: Leonard Cohen on Australian Radio
Replies: 1
Views: 497

Leonard Cohen on Australian Radio

This morning as I was listening to my favourite podcast, I was pleasantly surprised to hear Leonard's name mentioned and a soundbite played. "A Word In Your Ear" is a weekly talk back show on ABC Queensland, in which Emeritus Professor Roly Sussex discusses aspects of the English language. The progr...
by AlanM
Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 655
Views: 81570

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

Thank you for your kind words, Bev. I often re-read the concert reports, mainly the ones I attended, to relive those wonderful experiences, not just the great times at the venues, but also the anticipation of the event and the "coming down" afterwards. Catching up with friends who have the same inte...
by AlanM
Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 655
Views: 81570

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

This is not really a reply, but I thought it might catch your eye here.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BEVERLEY
Karin and I hope you have a wonderful Cohen-filled day.
Best wishes for the years to come.

Alan
by AlanM
Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:06 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 655
Views: 81570

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

I honestly cannot pick a clear favorite from that last album. Vickie, I have been trying to come up with something new to say about this album and I totally agree with your statement. For the last couple of weeks I have been listening and absorbing You Want It Darker on my morning walk. This in its...
by AlanM
Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:01 am
Forum: News
Topic: LC wins 2018 Grammy Award for You Want It Darker!
Replies: 21
Views: 2483

Re: LC wins 2018 Grammy Award for You Want It Darker!

Amen, Squidgy.
Well said.

Alan
by AlanM
Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 655
Views: 81570

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

Hi Vickie, You are NOT alone regarding The Stranger Song . I refer you to an old post of mine: https://www.leonardcohenforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=21035&hilit=smoke&start=135 I have seen many a highway with many a bend in it, but unless I had heard this song, that superb simile just like smoke wou...
by AlanM
Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 655
Views: 81570

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

It's 2:30 in the morning, the beginning of January, I'm writing you now to tell you the last of our guests have gone home. So far, 2018 is pretty good - we listened to Leonard and the band singing from Reykjavic in 1988 as we settled in to the New Year. Ah, Bev, you should have seen us ... you know ...
by AlanM
Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 655
Views: 81570

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

Interestingly, Priests is listed as being in the first edition of SOLC songbook with no available publishing date and also in the second one published in1969. Hi Bev, I have attached several scans - the cover of my copy of Songs Of Leonard Cohen songbook, along with the contents page and the bottom...
by AlanM
Wed Dec 20, 2017 4:16 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 655
Views: 81570

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

I flicked through my copy of The Little Black Songbook to check the lyrics of Stories of The Street and didn’t find them (stick with me here). So, I got out my copy of Songs of Leonard Cohen that I bought in 1972 and found the song. Later I rechecked The Little Black Songbook index – yes, it is ther...

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