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by its4inthemorning
Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 677
Views: 99337

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

If you recall, way back I mentioned a group from the Netherlands, Ricky and Slinger," and how they created "rock" versions of three songs from SOLAH. The three songs were Famous Blue Raincoat, Last Year's Man, and Love Calls You by Your Name. I generally dislike covers of Leonard's songs, but found ...
by its4inthemorning
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: never-ending gallery
Replies: 190
Views: 20920

Re: never-ending gallery

Hi Geoffrey, I consult this thread occasionally for the same reasons as Lisa, to see any new artwork and to read any banter, you have a gift for both. As per your wishes I will not praise you for having these gifts, but I do thank you for sharing them. Did not expect to see your abbreviated autobiog...
by its4inthemorning
Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 677
Views: 99337

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

Thanks for all the information from you archives, Bev! In the electronic age it is easy for anyone to have extensive electronic archives on any subject, the difficult part--which you have mastered--is recalling the various bits and parts in your head and remembering how to access them! I listened to...
by its4inthemorning
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 677
Views: 99337

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

Perhaps it is time that we consider speculating about the new album that is supposed to be coming out in November (Vickie's post elsewhere on the forum just reminded me of that welcome event). Also, it might be interesting to discuss what unreleased material might exist from past recording sessions ...
by its4inthemorning
Sat Jun 01, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 677
Views: 99337

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

Bev, we have all reached the age when birthdays are no longer special. But let yours be special anyway!

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by its4inthemorning
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Review of Jewish Museum Show A Crack in Everything
Replies: 13
Views: 1315

Re: Review of Jewish Museum Show A Crack in Everything

So here we have two options for determining whether to visit the exhibit in New York: (A) Rely on thoughtful posts by folks who viewed the exhibit in Montreal not as a work assignment, but to revisit and reconnect with someone who touched their lives. (B) Rely on a professional reviewer from the sam...
by its4inthemorning
Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Comments & Questions
Topic: Stories of the street
Replies: 1
Views: 494

Re: Stories of the street

It was good of you to post this, as it made me listen to "Stories" for the first time in quite awhile; and a second time; and a third time! I had forgotten how much I like this song, how beautiful the guitar and lyrics are. As to your specific question I do not know if I can be much help. Although q...
by its4inthemorning
Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 677
Views: 99337

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

Bev, There is a new post in the Comments section titled "Lyrics or Music First?" It struck me that, with your knowledge and vast archives, you could shed some light on this interesting question. I know some poems were put to music on his earlier albums, but I am not sure which came first for the maj...
by its4inthemorning
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Comments & Questions
Topic: Hello, I'm new to this forum... (introducing yourselves)
Replies: 676
Views: 186605

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

Welcome Wan,

you've come to the right place if you are a Leonard Cohen fan. There's a lot here to see, take your time and poke around. What is the genesis/history of your fan-dom? BTW, I grew up in the town next to yours, small world.

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by its4inthemorning
Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:53 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: And now for something completely different....
Replies: 3
Views: 627

Re: And now for something completely different....

Great voices...would actually like to hear them sing the real lyrics. If the weather gets worse, maybe they'll have a go at "Avalanche."

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by its4inthemorning
Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 677
Views: 99337

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

Rob, the verbal ride you take us on through SOLAH is second only to actually listening to the album, I can hear the orchestral beginning of "Avalanche," Leonard's rasping voice on "Dress Rehearsal Rag," the guitar on "Famous Blue Raincoat," all of it, just reading your words. Thanks for sharing your...
by its4inthemorning
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 677
Views: 99337

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

B4, I am astounded that you found a quote from Leonard himself on the subject. What sort or Cohen library do you maintain to be able to do that so quickly? Unfortunately, after hearing what he said, I am still puzzled about the reason for the change in the sung "you." (Sounds like something on an As...
by its4inthemorning
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 677
Views: 99337

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

B4, re "ya" vs "you" in Hallelujah, I erred by commenting about Leonard changing the word "you" when what I meant was him changing the way he pronounced it. On the original album the "yous" are pronounced to rhyme with "Hallelujah," that is what changed at some point. I especially liked the colloqui...
by its4inthemorning
Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 677
Views: 99337

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

Live in Dublin Redux We decided to view Live in Dublin a few evenings ago. I read my original review beforehand and gave it to Joann to read. When she did, her first comment was, "you didn't send this yet, did you, I found some errors?" (Joann used to work as a copy editor, so fortunately her errors...
by its4inthemorning
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 677
Views: 99337

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

There are many deep and ponderous questions we all have about Leonard--about his thinking, his life, and his body of work--that cannot now, nor could ever have been, adequately answered. I accept that, but what will always drive me crazy are answers to these two simple queries: Why did he change the...

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