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by Jean Fournell
Sat Aug 03, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 683
Views: 104865

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

Hm, the vinyls of old used to have two sides. Maybe there will be one part songs (or poetry with music) and one part music only. And maybe it's something totally different… BTW Jean, could you enlighten me on the "Flower Sermon," I am not familiar with it. Well, I might try to give a few indications...
by Jean Fournell
Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 683
Views: 104865

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

4, I'm very much with you. (Concerning "My Oh My", I beg to differ. I can't help linking this song to the Flower Sermon.) Somewhere, as my memory has it, Leonard Cohen said something to the effect that the rest (to come) was music, or mostly. Which would be coherent, even though one should never tru...
by Jean Fournell
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Tribute concerts, Cover versions & Soundtracks
Topic: "Hallelujah" cover
Replies: 6
Views: 615

Re: "Hallelujah" cover

tularosa, je vous ai envoyé un message personnel.
by Jean Fournell
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Tribute concerts, Cover versions & Soundtracks
Topic: "Hallelujah" cover
Replies: 6
Views: 615

Re: "Hallelujah" cover

Nora sings in different languages, and to my ear her careful diction sounds extremely good. She's not aping some rote-learned stuff without understanding it. Still influenced by several hundred hours spent with Federico García Lorca, I'm all the more deeply touched by her meaningful "I remember when...
by Jean Fournell
Sat Jun 22, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Some by maturing, some by germination
Replies: 4
Views: 2802

Re: Some by maturing, some by germination

Update — Letter to Granny Lilith 1) The second link in my letter to Granny Lilith has become inconclusive. 2) Until 13th August 2019, the following link leads to an update in replay on Arte, a Franco-German cultural TV channel (unfortunately not in English — only in German, in French, in French wit...
by Jean Fournell
Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 683
Views: 104865

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

Agreed, 4.

And then Yin and Yang are inseparable, aren't they as it happens, the contrary applies to the phrase "Many happy returns!"

Many happy returns, Bev!
by Jean Fournell
Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Other Writers and Writing
Topic: Lorca's Poet in New York
Replies: 17
Views: 4131

Re: Lorca's Poet in New York

Many thanks once again for your appreciation, Bev! And do ask me — hoping I can help… Previously I had skipped this: While looking through that most bloody of poems, The King of Harlem, this line caught my eye, “there must be some way out of here” – it’s the same line from a Bob Dylan song, All Alon...
by Jean Fournell
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: never-ending gallery
Replies: 223
Views: 26057

Re: never-ending gallery

Maybe he was no direct witness.
by Jean Fournell
Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Other Writers and Writing
Topic: Lorca's Poet in New York
Replies: 17
Views: 4131

Re: Lorca's Poet in New York

Thank you for your kind appreciation, both of you! Bev, your link to "Little Ashes" helped me very much to better connect to Federico García Lorca. Here a link to the same film, but with Spanish subtitles instead of Turkish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBBpbHXnEvw And yes, those 5 $ were a good ...
by Jean Fournell
Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Other Writers and Writing
Topic: Lorca's Poet in New York
Replies: 17
Views: 4131

Re: Lorca's Poet in New York

Translation difficulties — more of them “… the tender advances of volcanoes…” (59) “and to the intimate tenderness of volcanoes” – Blind Panorama of New York (75) y para la tierna intimidad de los volcanes. and to the tender intimacy of the volcanoes. “… a chaos of heartbeat and mandolins…” (83) “w...
by Jean Fournell
Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Other Writers and Writing
Topic: Lorca's Poet in New York
Replies: 17
Views: 4131

Re: Lorca's Poet in New York

For sure, I "don't have the discipline"… Instead of saying a few words about "Famous Blue Raincoat", here I am into translation problems — afraid therefore that I'll have to leave Manhattan to the Americans. Thanks for your appreciation, both of you; and thanks to Bev for the link to the discussion ...
by Jean Fournell
Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:53 am
Forum: Other Writers and Writing
Topic: Lorca's Poet in New York
Replies: 17
Views: 4131

Re: Lorca's Poet in New York

So far, I had a brief look at the first poem in PNY, and then started reading "Pequeño vals vienés". In the "Take this Waltz" thread, I just posted a first draft of no more than an amateurish attempt at translating "Little Viennese Waltz" — a rather difficult poem, at least for me; and I've only spe...
by Jean Fournell
Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Take this Waltz
Replies: 8
Views: 3631

Re: Take this Waltz

Pequeño vals vienés Federico García Lorca En Viena hay diez muchachas, un hombro donde solloza la muerte y un bosque de palomas disecadas. Hay un fragmento de la mañana en el museo de la escarcha. Hay un salón con mil ventanas. ¡Ay, ay, ay, ay! Toma este vals con la boca cerrada. Este vals, este va...
by Jean Fournell
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Take this Waltz
Replies: 8
Views: 3631

Re: Take this Waltz

Here two links to "Pequeño vals vienés" by Federico García Lorca
(Music based on "Take This Waltz" by Leonard Cohen)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ft4qigSb-gA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqwjjgDIkfE
by Jean Fournell
Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 683
Views: 104865

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

Rob, I liked your post. May I nevertheless suggest double-checking your quotations? my feelings on Dress Rehearsal Rag are different than yours (suicide remains foreign to me... in thought and deed) Agreed: the stunt man (not "star" man) doesn't seem likely to commit suicide, pan ned by the cameras ...

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