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by Diane
Thu Mar 30, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 341
Views: 135442

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

we know that your 'sentence' has been one of the heaviest that any of us has had to endure. I felt a bit irritated when you started adding 'irrelevant C'mon Di, I had it easy. It was all of you that had the difficult 'sentences'. Burdened in mortgage, successful educative exploration, marriage and ...
by Diane
Wed Mar 29, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Other music
Topic: Artists similar to Leonard Cohen
Replies: 65
Views: 54531

Re: Artists similar to Leonard Cohen

A good thread to re-surface, John. Here is an artist I have already enthused about elsewhere. He is certainly dissimilar to LC in style and content, but I feel similar in message: Ludovico Einaudi. Maybe it's just because I listen to LC and LE interchangeably. See this track, Waterways , from the In...
by Diane
Wed Mar 29, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Other music
Topic: Attaullah Khan - Live at the Old Fort, India
Replies: 13
Views: 14101

Re: Attaullah Khan - Live at the Old Fort, India

You would never get away with dancing around barefoot singing about God in Europe or the US. Hats off to all practicing mystics, of whichever stripe! I cannot speak for Europe but you clearly have not visited San Francisco :) ! As Mr. C says... It is here they got the spiritual thirst You're right ...
by Diane
Wed Mar 29, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Other gatherings
Topic: Buxton, England 1st Sept.
Replies: 39
Views: 14091

Re: Buxton, England 1st Sept.

As you know, I have given up writing nonsense on this forum, so naturally didn't expect to join this thread. But, reading Hamlet this afternoon, I am aghast at the realisation that the B&B Phil and Jean got thrown out of was quite literally part of a Shakespearean tragedy. I mean, Liptrot, Prince of...
by Diane
Wed Mar 29, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 341
Views: 135442

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

Nice links, I'm Your Fan. Boss, not just your brother Mick but thousands, millions of others too, me included (if you're meaning is, as I take it to be, that many don't even get to be 'innocent' as young children). I guess I could have left that Schopenhauer out of my post, but I saw it the other da...
by Diane
Wed Mar 15, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 341
Views: 135442

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

Dear Doron, Joe, Adam, Vicki, Violet, Steven, Mat and every other lovely person in this thread - I am too busy at mo to write (don't think I have anything to add anyway), but thanks for your thoughts! Let's continue to steep ourselves in LC's work - at least until we gently decouple ourselves from t...
by Diane
Sun Mar 12, 2017 1:36 am
Forum: Other music
Topic: Ludovico Einaudi
Replies: 3
Views: 1757

Re: Ludovico Einaudi

Mr Einaudi continues to enchant.

Elements, live:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P99h6iPRPN8
by Diane
Sun Mar 12, 2017 1:22 am
Forum: Other music
Topic: Attaullah Khan - Live at the Old Fort, India
Replies: 13
Views: 14101

Re: Attaullah Khan - Live at the Old Fort, India

Hi Kush, I have come back to that beautiful painting a few times, simply to marvel at it (and just copied it to my computer). It has a certain luminescence and the folk depicted sure appear to be 'traveling light'. Thinking about Hindu mysticism if it's not too out of place in this thread, I thought...
by Diane
Sun Mar 12, 2017 12:44 am
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 341
Views: 135442

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

Some notes on String Reprise/Treaty : I wish there was a treaty we could sign It's over now the water and the wine We were broken then but now we're borderline And I wish there was a treaty, I wish there was a treaty Between your love and mine. Doron, please correct (or add to) anything I am saying ...
by Diane
Thu Feb 23, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 341
Views: 135442

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

Hello Violet - you are welcome! Your emblem is something of a 'signless sign' (after the zen saying, The fool by the signless signpost stands pointing the way ). It's impossible to 'catch up', isn't it. Some weeks I have time to spend online, and others I simply don't, but I do read when I cannot wr...
by Diane
Wed Feb 22, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Leonard Has Passed Away
Replies: 696
Views: 206306

Re: Leonard Has Passed Away

Just came across this from Shinzen Young, posted back in December: http://www.shinzen.org/remembering-leonard-cohen/ the world recently lost Leonard Cohen, poet extraordinaire and old dharma bud of mine. He includes the video of Stina Dabrowski's 1997 interview with Leonard at Mount Baldy. I had onl...
by Diane
Wed Feb 22, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Other music
Topic: Attaullah Khan - Live at the Old Fort, India
Replies: 13
Views: 14101

Re: Attaullah Khan - Live at the Old Fort, India

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan & Amjad Sabri Rang (Rahat Fateh Ali Khan & Amjad Sabri) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uks8psEpmB4 edit: Amjad Sabri was murdered by the Taliban June 22, 2016 at age 39. This was his last major performance https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amjad_Sabri What a fantastic performance, ...
by Diane
Wed Feb 22, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 341
Views: 135442

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

You wrote Joe, back on page 3: {So the notion the G-d wants it darker might be something that Leonard considered apart from the “darkness” his fans seek. and, “The chorus, of course, is “Hineni, Hineni” Here I Am, Lord. I’m Ready. This could include the “game” that includes the random sufferings an...
by Diane
Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 341
Views: 135442

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

Indeed that looks like an Eliot reference in The Window. The beauty of the music stands somewhat in contrast with the finality of the words. It does! Brilliant. Thanks Doron! A treaty is about static human law, a separate enterprise to divine law (although many would refute that it's separate of cou...
by Diane
Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 341
Views: 135442

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

I wanted to expand on my earlier general observation on Steer Your Way , the final album's 'final song' (It's actually the penultimate of course, but String Reprise/Treaty is mostly instrumental, and repeats earlier lyrics). Regarding the kind of gypsy/jumpy/energetic music that is contrary to the s...

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