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by B4real
Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: Treaty
Replies: 4
Views: 485

Re: Treaty

Thanks Rachel,
So appropriate to include what Leonard said about Treaty!
by B4real
Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: never-ending gallery
Replies: 33
Views: 2259

Re: never-ending gallery

Ah Geoffrey, I am taken with the B&W "disguised" drawing because it's different and well thought out! …. I know you're going to say it only took you a short amount of time to do and I can see that it did ;-) The coloured painting you posted on 13 Jan is most compelling! It's my favourite so far in t...
by B4real
Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:07 am
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: Treaty
Replies: 4
Views: 485

Re: Treaty

Good to “see” you Rachel! Mark, this is indeed a wonderful song and here's some more info about it. I’ve just now received the same google alert from Uncut magazine posted recently in News - https://www.uncut.co.uk/news/leonard-cohen-still-looking-something-else-looking-better-108908 This section be...
by B4real
Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: News
Topic: March 2019 Uncut Magazine
Replies: 5
Views: 563

Re: March 2019 Uncut Magazine

Thank you WiTS, That brought more than a tear to my eye! So bittersweet to read .... The first song I was drawn to instantly on this last album was Treaty and it still is - it really is "too beautiful" and that includes String Reprise/Treaty. I keep saying that we will indeed hear at least one more ...
by B4real
Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 655
Views: 81394

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

Bev, regardiing kismet, I have always struggled with that word. Does it mean 'fate' like wikipedia says? I am not so sure. Is it more like serendipity? Vickie, I usually use the word "happenstance" as a generic one for coincidence, serendipity, luck, fate etc because I like it! But this time I thou...
by B4real
Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 655
Views: 81394

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

4, For what it’s worth, my take on LC’s quote is that he’s just stating an example of how he would have to ‘further set the scene’ by adding more words in print around a particular line or word to obtain a similar scenario in song using chiefly emphasis and the inflection in his voice. We know he ha...
by B4real
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:25 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 655
Views: 81394

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

4, I really used economy of words with my last post – it was meant as the same reply for both of yours :) And the tyranny of distance strikes again! Thanks for clearing up that you meant sung and not written words. I should have twigged to that! But interestingly, it made me remember something LC sa...
by B4real
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 655
Views: 81394

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

Ah 4, it’s interesting how things appear after a second look ;-)
by B4real
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's poetry and novels
Replies: 64
Views: 16438

Re: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's poetry and novels

Vickie, I wouldn’t worry too much about your reaction to this book because Leonard has often said that it’s really only useful to people who find themselves in such a position as he himself did at the time when he wrote it. Everybody has to travel their own path to find answers to the big questions ...
by B4real
Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 655
Views: 81394

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

Why did he change the words of Hallelujah to rhyme with "you" instead of the original "ya"? ..... and as I now see I forgot to think about Hallelujah 4, I’m not quite sure what you mean because the “you” I’m thinking of is the original word. If it helps, check out the official Hallelujah lyrics on ...
by B4real
Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 655
Views: 81394

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

4, You know I’m not one to over analyse LC’s lyrics but, like you, this particular instance has always given me as I said above “food for thought.” I have a few theories on why he first changed it to “A Friend”. It’s a reasonably safe bet to say the genesis of the song is based on his life at the ti...
by B4real
Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:38 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 655
Views: 81394

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

4 wrote: Bev: I definitely recall your old avitar, and immediately connected it to your recent picture at the Oz concert. We've all changed over the years, but it's always nice to know we bear some resemblance to our younger days! Ha 4, your words above have found me thinking of times gone by. That...
by B4real
Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:07 am
Forum: Other music
Topic: Origins of Pink Floyd's Comfortably Numb
Replies: 3
Views: 245

Re: Origins of Pink Floyd's Comfortably Numb

4, I haven’t watched the video story of Wish You Were Here but it would for sure be the same as what I know in print. And yes, you are right about our comments on interpretation of songs in the Along thread. Without checking I think I posted Leonard saying his songs were empty and you can put what y...
by B4real
Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Other music
Topic: Origins of Pink Floyd's Comfortably Numb
Replies: 3
Views: 245

Re: Origins of Pink Floyd's Comfortably Numb

4, I didn’t know how that song came about, so thanks. And I didn’t know you were into Pink Floyd or maybe it’s just that particular song :) With the exception of a few artists I tend to be attracted to select particular songs. I do like Comfortably Numb but my overall Pink Floyd favourites are Wish ...
by B4real
Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 655
Views: 81394

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

4, If you can remember when we were playing the P Game my avatar then was a photo of myself forty years earlier. I was pleasantly surprised that some forum members recognised me from it when I met them for the first time on the 2013 tour! I’m with Songs of and Songs from and also between LC mirrored...

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