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by vlcoats
Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 717
Views: 125170

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

Yes, thank you for further info on The Night of Santiago! I remember commenting to Dave when I first heard it that it was a very sexy song for a man in his eighties to write (and he has Leonard to thank, that I will expect no less from him when we are older, lol). I was about to look up how old Lorc...
by vlcoats
Thu Feb 06, 2020 5:34 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 717
Views: 125170

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

4! What a great invitation to discuss the final albums. Thank you for your story (account, interpretation… etc.) of the final contributions of our hero/priest/leader after his being financially raped by Kelly. As someone who was not following him during his final years onstage and in the studio (rem...
by vlcoats
Tue Feb 04, 2020 5:13 am
Forum: News
Topic: Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love, film by Nick Broomfield
Replies: 73
Views: 17568

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

Although we saw this at a local theater (and loved it, of course), we have just ordered a rental of the DVD through Netflix. It is not available on their streaming account, only on their DVD rental platform. They have just notified us that that it has mailed. I will let you know if there is anything...
by vlcoats
Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: News
Topic: Another film about Marianne's life & Leonard & Hydra
Replies: 6
Views: 839

Re: Another film about Marianne's life & Leonard & Hydra

for anyone not acquainted with the norwegian language it might be wise to wait until subtitles are embedded, otherwise a lot of interesting details will be missed So true Geoffrey, but I couldn't resist watching it anyway... Even though I will need to wait for the subtitles to understand the detail...
by vlcoats
Mon Dec 09, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 717
Views: 125170

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

Hi 4!- Re the short Verse 8, if we conjecture that the words are dealing solely with romantic relationships, they take on a bit of a disagreeable tone Sorry, when I said that this song was romantic, what I tried to say (not very well) is that romance doesn't just have to do with what happens in a re...
by vlcoats
Sat Dec 07, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 717
Views: 125170

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

A real enigma with "Happens to the Heart" is the short Verse 8: "I was handy with a rifle my father's .303 I fought for something final Not the right to disagree" The only interpretation I have come up with is, "you know, thinking back, the words I wrote all these years were really on the mark, and...
by vlcoats
Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 717
Views: 125170

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

Jean,
Thank you for the link of Sílvia Pérez Cruz singing Pequeño vals vienés. How very, very beautiful!
And yes, I did recognize your signature in the song (and poem) and have often wondered why you chose that particular line.
Vickie
by vlcoats
Wed Nov 27, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 717
Views: 125170

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

Thank you B4 for your always revealing thoughts and back-story information on lyrics I noticed on Instagram that people are already declaring a favorite song on TFTD, but I don't know how they can, given the truth that 4 pointed out-- the more you hear Leonard's words, the more you discover. But I d...
by vlcoats
Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 717
Views: 125170

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

4 and Jean, Like Curt, I will wait to comment on my impressions. We have just come back from a family memorial, and I have only had a chance to listen to Thanks for the Dance twice. Also, like Curt and Jean, I am struck by its perfection and an appreciation to those who brought it forward to us. I r...
by vlcoats
Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Comments & Questions
Topic: Quote for newborn
Replies: 3
Views: 932

Re: Quote for newborn

I am not sure if you have found your quote, but we are just now celebrating the birth of our first grandchild, and one of our forum members, its4inthemorning, just sent me the quote below. It is from Songs of the Street, and I thought it was perfect (thank you 4!): "We are so small between the stars...
by vlcoats
Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's poetry and novels
Replies: 70
Views: 28307

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

B4, Thank you so much for all of your thoughts! And your links and special insight. ;-) You have probably guessed that I haven't read any of the posts regarding the new album yet, but I did follow your link, and yes, I do remember what you are referring to at the concert. I am so grateful to Adam fo...
by vlcoats
Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's poetry and novels
Replies: 70
Views: 28307

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

I have at last finished reading the Book of Longing . By now, if you read any of this, you have an idea of my tastes, so you might guess that I loved this one, and you would be right. It was different than others. It isn’t that I feel Leonard wasn’t honest in other poetry books, but this one feels m...
by vlcoats
Mon Sep 30, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 717
Views: 125170

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

Thank you for sharing B4! I can't help but wonder what was so grim about the summer of 2007 in Montreal.
Still, I love that poem, especially the last lines at the bottom of the print.

Vickie
by vlcoats
Mon Sep 30, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 717
Views: 125170

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

Vickie, on your "alpha journey" through the songs, you have caught up with the present, you are up to date. So there is nothing left to interfere with doing whatever you like. Of course Jean is right. Although I have pre-ordered Thanks for the Dance on Amazon, I will be waiting until Nov 22nd, or e...

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