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by vlcoats
Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:40 am
Forum: News
Topic: 25 Years of The Leonard Cohen Files
Replies: 34
Views: 1656

Re: 25 Years of The Leonard Cohen Files

Congratulations ....and a huge thank you!

My life would not be what it is now if not for this.

Sincerely,
Vickie
by vlcoats
Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:33 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 765
Views: 145745

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

4, You sounded so reluctant to come up with your choices, haha! Aren't we all? Doing so confirms we are actually leaving here after all! I am not surprised by your choices though. They suit you well. But if I were to attend, I would add FBR and Steer Your Way....but nobody asked what we think should...
by vlcoats
Fri Sep 11, 2020 5:12 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 765
Views: 145745

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

Dave brought up the point that virtually nobody passes without notice.... although it may only come from the public health personnel who are tasked with the internment of the body in some fashion. Even their indifference is a choice that requires some awareness of that individual. I guess Dave's poi...
by vlcoats
Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 765
Views: 145745

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

Goodness! Always so entertaining! :lol: Luckily, Jean's lectures are always educational and entertaining as well, but in a more lasting way ;-) As we simmer back down here... I agree that the living should take care of the dead, and I suppose it is solely our egos that enjoy picking out our funeral ...
by vlcoats
Thu Sep 10, 2020 6:46 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 765
Views: 145745

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

Alan,
That is perfect!
V
by vlcoats
Thu Sep 10, 2020 4:47 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 765
Views: 145745

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

So many choices to respond to!! ;-) But I will start with this... Since B4 raised the point, how is this for a topic: if you could have one Cohen song played at your memorial service, which one would it be and why? In many ways, this is even more difficult than responding to the question "What is yo...
by vlcoats
Sun Sep 06, 2020 3:53 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 765
Views: 145745

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

Thank you both for disappointing me... Haha. Seriously it is a very good point and one I need to take to heart, along with "it doesn't matter what you heard, the holy or the broken Hallelujah" (arguably one of the best lines of the song in any version). It goes to show that people will say anything ...
by vlcoats
Sat Sep 05, 2020 4:21 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 765
Views: 145745

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

Thank you for sharing your reasons for wanting Hallelujah to play at your funeral. You definitely need to stick to that resolve and not remove it. Funny that you would bring it up, because 4 and I were just talking the other day about the ever-important funeral playlist. Thank you for doing the rese...
by vlcoats
Sat Sep 05, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 765
Views: 145745

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

B4, Thank you for the reminder! I hadn't been actively thinking of that image when I made the handcuffs comment, but now there is no doubt where the seeds of that thought came from! So Hallelujah was more about his comiserating with others in their loss than speaking on a more personal level? As for...
by vlcoats
Fri Sep 04, 2020 4:33 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 765
Views: 145745

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

B4! As I was writing my last post, in the back of my mind, I heard, "Um... what are you doing? Why don't you just ask Bev?" Somehow, I knew you would respond. How nice that we are back here! I had a quick look through the links you provided, but only see one or two so far that have spoke of the brea...
by vlcoats
Fri Sep 04, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: News
Topic: Statement from Cohen Estate: Unauthorized use of "Hallelujah" as finale to Convention Festivities
Replies: 42
Views: 3212

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

Regarding the song, and not the political use of it, I am wondering why people, in online comments (example https://www.newsweek.com/leonard-cohen-donald-trump-hallelujah-rnc-1528260) have been saying that the song is a "break-up song". Hallelujah touches many realms, but I am not sure I have heard ...
by vlcoats
Wed Aug 12, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Waiting For The News To Come
Replies: 171
Views: 15329

Re: Waiting For The News To Come

Thank you Jarkko for saying something that I have been wanting to say but, due to my fairly recent arrival here, did not. Specifically: Leonard has given us the diamonds he created during his long life, and the mine is empty. The reaction on the forum after your announcement has left me feeling appa...
by vlcoats
Fri Aug 07, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Montreal Leonard Cohen Memorial Commemorative Box Set
Replies: 85
Views: 9289

Re: Montreal Leonard Cohen Memorial Commemorative Box Set

If I had not been in Montreal for the tribute, would I also say the grapes are sour? Who knows? But what 4 said was true. The Tower of Song Tribute was very moving. Not to mention the experience of being in Montreal and the few precious moments when I stood at the foot of that grave on the hill. I h...
by vlcoats
Wed Jun 10, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Raffi Hakopian
Replies: 22
Views: 9046

Re: Raffi Hakopian

I love this!!!!
Thank you so much!!!!!!
Vickie
by vlcoats
Wed May 13, 2020 4:57 am
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: never-ending gallery
Replies: 810
Views: 98002

Re: never-ending gallery

Geoffrey, I love that you have honored Adam! Of course we all appreciate the work he did for his dad on the past couple albums, but I have been listening to Adam's "We Go Home" for its own sake. I keep listening over and over and over again, because it is life going on. I am hoping for another album...

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