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by johnny7moons
Sat Oct 15, 2011 12:36 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Leonard recites That is What I Heard You Say in new TV spot
Replies: 62
Views: 15620

Re: Leonard recites That is What I Heard You Say in new TV s

This makes me sad. "Here's the deal, folks. You do a commercial - you're off the artistic roll call, forever. End of story. Okay? You're another whore at the captialist gang bang and if you do a commercial, there's a price on your head. Everything you say is suspect and every word that comes out of ...
by johnny7moons
Mon Nov 29, 2010 7:23 pm
Forum: Comments & Questions
Topic: Cohen / Glass q&a, London '07
Replies: 5
Views: 1844

Cohen / Glass q&a, London '07

Hi folks, Does anyone know where I can get hold of either a transcript of the Q&A that Mssrs Cohen and Glass did before the UK premiere of 'Book Of Longing', at the Barbican in '07, or a full video recording of it? There is a 5-part video of it on youtube, posted by 'videodharma', but I think this i...
by johnny7moons
Fri Jul 30, 2010 5:47 pm
Forum: The World Tour 2010
Topic: CONCERT REPORT: Salzburg, Austria, July 27, 2010
Replies: 97
Views: 37753

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Salzburg, Austria, July 27, 2010

A question for those who've attended Salzburg or the other 2010 concerts so far - it seems as though the setlists aren't significantly different this year (apart from the presence of a couple of new songs), but I'm curious to know whether Mr C's between-song patter has changed at all, or whether he'...
by johnny7moons
Wed Mar 03, 2010 3:31 pm
Forum: Comments & Questions
Topic: idealism and tragedy
Replies: 4
Views: 912

idealism and tragedy

This is going to be a long ramble, I'm afraid... It is Cohen-related, eventually, but I'll have to ask you to bear with me for a couple of paragraphs first... Last night I went to hear Rabbi Jonathan Sachs, the Chief Rabbi of Britain, speaking about 'Defining a Moral Compass for the Twenty-First Cen...
by johnny7moons
Sat Sep 26, 2009 10:17 pm
Forum: Comments & Questions
Topic: love itself is gone, or maybe was never there
Replies: 47
Views: 6972

Re: love itself is gone, or maybe was never there

It's always a delight to find such profound lyrical analysis going on on these pages. But in the interests of 'close reading', I must point out to the learned Geoffrey that Mr Cohen is describing the places were his lips , rather than other parts of his anatomy, have been. Perhaps he's bemoaning not...
by johnny7moons
Sat Jun 20, 2009 2:02 pm
Forum: Other music
Topic: Saddest Music in the World
Replies: 14
Views: 2259

Re: Saddest Music in the World

Blimey, that's powerful strange stuff... I was thinking about including Scott Walker's 'My Death'http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfvFa8KexRw , but it's really not miserable enough.
by johnny7moons
Tue Jun 16, 2009 11:44 am
Forum: Other music
Topic: Saddest Music in the World
Replies: 14
Views: 2259

Re: Saddest Music in the World

Thanks for your suggestions so far, folks. Here are a few further links I found to some of the songs mentioned so far. Nick Drake: Black-Eyed Dog http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDnDxvVjBic Peter Hammill: House With No Door http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNVJx6u7ags Thanks John E for bringing this on...
by johnny7moons
Sat Jun 13, 2009 3:07 pm
Forum: Tribute concerts, Cover versions & Soundtracks
Topic: 'The Partisan' by 16 Horsepower / Noir Desir
Replies: 5
Views: 3425

'The Partisan' by 16 Horsepower / Noir Desir

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRHJiqfwnac&feature=PlayList&p=8B6A60E19C49AD96&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=12 This is one of the most passionate and compelling Cohen covers I’ve ever heard, so I thought I’d stick the link up here, and add a couple of words about the performers. The first voic...
by johnny7moons
Sat Jun 13, 2009 2:21 pm
Forum: Other music
Topic: Saddest Music in the World
Replies: 14
Views: 2259

Saddest Music in the World

At the risk of confirming the stereotype of Cohen fans as glum, gloomy miserablists, I've got a question for y'all - what's the most utterly miserable, depressing, wrist-slittingly pessimistic song of despair that you know? 'Dress Rehearsal Rag' would be a contender, I reckon, but as this is the 'Ot...
by johnny7moons
Sat Jun 06, 2009 10:35 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: songs or albums by L.C that you DON'T like?
Replies: 62
Views: 6241

Re: songs or albums by L.C that you DON'T like?

Suzanne. I never saw the appeal of this song, either lyrically or musically,
by johnny7moons
Fri Apr 24, 2009 10:58 am
Forum: Other music
Topic: "LEONARD COHEN WAS RIGHT"
Replies: 1
Views: 1177

Re: "LEONARD COHEN WAS RIGHT"

From an article in the Asia Times online: "In geo-political chess, India cannot bring itself to abandon diplomatic snobbery but, with the UN's consent, will apparently sacrifice the blood of its pawn soldiers. Leonard Cohen was right. The wizard of the world has indeed overturned the order of the so...
by johnny7moons
Tue Mar 31, 2009 9:34 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: A short history of "Hallelujah" - lyrics, versions, oddities
Replies: 37
Views: 38724

baffle

The 'baffled king' made a lot more sense to me when i finally got the double-meaning. The first verse of the VP version of 'Hallelujah' is full of references to sound and music hearing. It starts with the words "I heard..." (recalling the way many early Buddhist scriptures begin, "Thus have I heard....
by johnny7moons
Sun Jan 04, 2009 4:46 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: One Of Us Can't be Wrong - interpretations please
Replies: 22
Views: 14913

Re: One Of Us Can't be Wrong - interpretations please

Thanks for a fascinating post, Lazariuk. I'm embarrassed to say I know next to nothing about either Maimonides or Hillel (and not a great deal about the Judaic traditions in general), but your reading of the 'I heard of a saint who had loved You' verse is very compelling. What do you make of the nex...
by johnny7moons
Tue Dec 23, 2008 11:24 pm
Forum: Comments & Questions
Topic: Roshi drinks ???
Replies: 6
Views: 1099

Re: Roshi drinks ???

Cheers. It's not my creation, though - 'Johnny Seven Moons' is actually a character in the very fine novels of Mr Jim Dodge, which I commend to one and all.
by johnny7moons
Thu Dec 18, 2008 11:33 pm
Forum: Comments & Questions
Topic: Roshi drinks ???
Replies: 6
Views: 1099

Re: Roshi drinks ???

I read somewhere that in the monastery on Mount Baldy, at the end of their fiercely rigorous ' sesshins' (intensive meditation retreats), they hold a ceremony where they recite the Buddhist precepts solemnly in Japanese - until they get to the one about no alcohol, they they break out the sake and s...

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