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by panjandrum
Tue Sep 08, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Statement from Cohen Estate: Unauthorized use of "Hallelujah" as finale to Convention Festivities
Replies: 42
Views: 3220

Re: Statement from Cohen Estate: Unauthorized use of "Hallelujah" as finale to Convention Festivities

That is a quite brilliant statement. Yeah, it makes me laugh over and over. The author of that response certainly captured a bit of the classic Cohen humor there. Unfortunately the people who need to read that response won't. Or if they do, let's face it, they simply won't understand it. Here it ho...
by panjandrum
Tue Sep 01, 2020 5:51 am
Forum: News
Topic: Statement from Cohen Estate: Unauthorized use of "Hallelujah" as finale to Convention Festivities
Replies: 42
Views: 3220

Re: RNC use of "Hallelujah" as finale to Convention Festivities

the webmaster should stop this thread. it is becoming too politically opinionated, and that is no way to encourage interest in leonard's music. Unfortunately we are being dragged back into a world where politics are of upmost import. Suggested readings: In the Garden of Beasts, The Splendid and the...
by panjandrum
Tue Sep 01, 2020 1:40 am
Forum: News
Topic: Statement from Cohen Estate: Unauthorized use of "Hallelujah" as finale to Convention Festivities
Replies: 42
Views: 3220

Re: RNC use of "Hallelujah" as finale to Convention Festivities

the webmaster should stop this thread. it is becoming too politically opinionated, and that is no way to encourage interest in leonard's music. Unfortunately we are being dragged back into a world where politics are of upmost import. Suggested readings: In the Garden of Beasts, The Splendid and the...
by panjandrum
Mon Aug 10, 2020 4:30 am
Forum: News
Topic: Montreal Leonard Cohen Memorial Commemorative Box Set
Replies: 85
Views: 9314

Re: Montreal Leonard Cohen Memorial Commemorative Box Set

Wow, even with the discount that's just too rich for my blood unfortunately. It's great that this is for charity, and it looks like a lovely set, but here is hoping the release a crappy non-collector's version I can buy later on for a more reasonable price. I care about the content, not the exclusiv...
by panjandrum
Tue Jul 28, 2020 3:25 am
Forum: News
Topic: Leonard fans should watch Mr. Mercedes (also, a bit about Stephen King)
Replies: 11
Views: 2073

Re: Leonard fans should watch Mr. Mercedes (also, a bit about Stephen King)

I finally had to time to finish the first season of Mr. Mercedes (I tend to save shows I really enjoy until I can watch them with my full attention) and was absolutely delighted with the Leonard Cohen easter eggs throughout. I can't recommend it enough to LC fans, but as before, I really can't say m...
by panjandrum
Sun Jul 19, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Waiting For The News To Come
Replies: 171
Views: 15350

Re: Waiting For The News To Come

A complete boxed set on Vinyl would be, wow, fantastic. I already have quite a few of them on vinyl, but a complete set would be amazing.

I'm waiting impatiently while I sip coffee from my Cup of Longing.
by panjandrum
Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Thanks for the Dance
Topic: "Thanks for the dance" - the new album
Replies: 219
Views: 56652

Re: "Thanks for the dance" - the new album

Someone is not convinced.... https://www.npr.org/2019/11/21/781542909/leonard-cohen-and-harry-nilsson-are-releasing-new-albums-whether-they-like-it-or I had initial misgivings, followed by real hope with the release of The Goal and What Happens to the Heart, but in the end I do feel that my initial...
by panjandrum
Sat Nov 23, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Thanks for the Dance
Topic: "Thanks for the dance" - the new album
Replies: 219
Views: 56652

Re: "Thanks for the dance" - the new album

Will Hodgkinson in The Times : Friday, 22nd November 2019 ALBUM REVIEW | POP Leonard Cohen: Thanks for the Dance review — in his final days one thing was on his mind: sex ★★★★★ Posthumous albums are rarely a good idea, but this one is different. When Leonard Cohen was dying he recorded a handful of...
by panjandrum
Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Posthumous album
Replies: 16
Views: 2130

Re: Posthumous album

There is no doubt I was anxious about this when I first heard about it. But these first two releases have assuaged my worries. I think they both sound like they treat Leonard's vision with the respect that is due. I actually like both videos. Something I rarely do, even when it is Leonard. The only ...
by panjandrum
Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Thanks for the Dance
Topic: "Thanks for the dance" - the new album
Replies: 219
Views: 56652

Re: "Thanks for the dance" - the new album

No one to follow and nothing to teach Except that the goal falls short of the reach Oops. Well I edited this whole post because I had misread the line as "the reach falling short of the goal." What happens when I try to put thoughts together the morning after a night out. I will have to put some ef...
by panjandrum
Thu Sep 26, 2019 3:29 am
Forum: Thanks for the Dance
Topic: "Thanks for the dance" - the new album
Replies: 219
Views: 56652

Re: "Thanks for the dance" - the new album

It's nice that the lyrics are "except that the goal fell short of the reach." Leonard sometimes, heartbreakingly, questioned his own talent ("Needless to say, I am one of the fakes, and this is my story"). The first time I listened to this I expected that so strongly that I swear I heard "except tha...
by panjandrum
Sat Sep 21, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Thanks for the Dance
Topic: "Thanks for the dance" - the new album
Replies: 219
Views: 56652

Re: "Thanks for the dance" - the new album

I absolutely love "The Night of Santiago", it's another translation of a poem by Lorca (think "Take this Waltz"). I can't wait to hear it!
by panjandrum
Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:30 am
Forum: News
Topic: Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love, film by Nick Broomfield
Replies: 74
Views: 23689

Re: Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love, film by Nick Broomfield

Trailer immediately reminds me of:

And now you want to marry me
You want to take me down the aisle
You want to throw confetti fingerprints
You know that's not my style

O sure I'd like to marry you
But I can't face the dawn
With any girl who knew me
When my fingerprints were on
by panjandrum
Wed May 08, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: Thanks for the Dance
Topic: "A new album of original Leonard Cohen songs is in the works"
Replies: 54
Views: 47279

Re: "A new album of original Leonard Cohen songs is in the works"

https://www.leonardcohenfiles.com/acordes.html https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MV419h-iRuo This is similar to the original 2007 CD list above but in this video the songs and poems are in a different order which I assume is probably how the concert unfolded with the exception of the encore as mentio...
by panjandrum
Mon May 06, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Thanks for the Dance
Topic: "A new album of original Leonard Cohen songs is in the works"
Replies: 54
Views: 47279

Re: "A new album of original Leonard Cohen songs is in the works"

Hmmm. Gotta say I have mixed (actually mostly negative) feelings about the tribute concerts. I think I would really rather see Live in Dublin projected in-full at each venue, possibly with some form of live accompaniment or a few performances from the musicians involved directly in his last world to...

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