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by Steven
Sun Dec 18, 2016 8:31 pm
Forum: Other Writers and Writing
Topic: Pat Conroy
Replies: 8
Views: 9730

Re: Pat Conroy

Hi,

Found this book to be of interest: Conversations with the Conroy's: Interviews with Pat Conroy
and
His Family, published by the University of South Carolina Press.
by Steven
Sun Dec 18, 2016 6:03 am
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 341
Views: 164191

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

Hi Violet, You wrote: "What lingers on for me concerning the song is its sense of lament. As to the exact nature of that lament it's difficult to grasp. He's going over it again and again in his mind, which is how the song progresses. Something is not how it might have been. Forgiveness may be at is...
by Steven
Sun Dec 18, 2016 5:34 am
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 341
Views: 164191

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

Hi, Acknowledging with thanks the posts in this thread. Not sure if anyone noticed that the song doesn't explicitly mention a Communion prayer, rather it uses the word "grace." Grace, in various religions, refers to prayers of thanks before and/or after meals. The lifting of the glass of blood is st...
by Steven
Sat Dec 17, 2016 6:59 pm
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 341
Views: 164191

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

Hi Vickiwoodyard,

Thank you for expressing what you did, so well. May we all have better days and nights ahead.
by Steven
Sat Dec 17, 2016 6:43 pm
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 341
Views: 164191

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

Hi, Just a comment about "It Seemed The Better Way." Jesus (or God without him) is what I hear as the "him." My take is that the song is about the variances of degree of surety of faith that commonly occur when the most challenging of situations arise, including life-death transitions. I don't hear ...
by Steven
Tue Dec 13, 2016 3:20 am
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 341
Views: 164191

"Pledging My Love" and "Leaving The Table"

I don't know if others here have noted some evocation of "Pledging My Love" in "Leaving The Table." It's a classic, established by Johnny Ace and then cemented by others. Johnny Ace's recording went to number 1 on the R&B charts for weeks, after his death from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The son...
by Steven
Mon Dec 12, 2016 8:39 pm
Forum: Other music
Topic: "Mr. Misunderstood"
Replies: 15
Views: 7103

Re: "Mr. Misunderstood"

Hi,

Eric Church covered L.C.'s "Hallelujah" live on stage. There are videos of the performance (or performances?) on YouTube.
by Steven
Mon Dec 12, 2016 1:05 am
Forum: Other music
Topic: The Trishas
Replies: 9
Views: 4269

Re: The Trishas

Hi Kush,

This is sad news. I join you in wishing her a speedy recovery.
by Steven
Tue Dec 06, 2016 11:17 pm
Forum: Other music
Topic: "Mr. Misunderstood"
Replies: 15
Views: 7103

Re: "Mr. Misunderstood"

Hi Kush,

Apparently, there's a Billy Joel connection to the motorcycle. A search of "Springsteen, Billy Joel and motorcycle"
will bring up stories about this.
by Steven
Sat Nov 26, 2016 4:05 am
Forum: Comments & Questions
Topic: Leonard As Humble Conduit
Replies: 2
Views: 2309

Leonard As Humble Conduit

Hi, I believe that Leonard likely indicated a belief, on his part, that as a songwriter he was a conduit for material that was sourced from God. "Going Home" contains these words: "He will speak these words of wisdom / Like a sage, a man of vision / Though he knows he's really nothing / But the brie...
by Steven
Mon Nov 21, 2016 7:22 pm
Forum: Other music
Topic: "Mr. Misunderstood"
Replies: 15
Views: 7103

Re: "Mr. Misunderstood"

Hi Kush, Nice tie-in of the clip about Springsteen being helped out by the bikers and "Long Walk Home." Hadn't heard about the motorcycle breakdown. The town in the song, of course, is also a stand-in for whatever foundation everyone has. Common ground between Springsteen and the guys who came to as...
by Steven
Fri Nov 11, 2016 7:30 am
Forum: News
Topic: Leonard Has Passed Away
Replies: 696
Views: 237967

Re: Leonard Has Passed Away

Condolences to his family. Condolences to us all. May he rest in peace.
by Steven
Mon Nov 07, 2016 8:36 pm
Forum: Other music
Topic: "Mr. Misunderstood"
Replies: 15
Views: 7103

Re: "Mr. Misunderstood"

Hi Kush,

Nice. :) Congratulations to Eric Church on the award.
by Steven
Wed Aug 24, 2016 7:49 pm
Forum: Other music
Topic: 55th Annual Philadelphia Folk Festival
Replies: 1
Views: 3364

Re: 55th Annual Philadelphia Folk Festival

Hi, This year's Philadelphia Folk Festival has come and gone. I was there. Great memories. Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary was one of the performers. Of course, he's an outstanding artist. He's also a compassionate person making a meaningful and positive difference in people's lives through his...
by Steven
Sat Aug 13, 2016 3:55 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: L.C. Song Hunt
Replies: 1052
Views: 122458

Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Hi LisaLCFan, Before your second post, thought it might be "One Of Us Cannot Be Wrong" because of the words "I suppose that he froze." Those words could be applied to the condition of stagefright, which can be a reason for a classical guitarist to cancel his recital. Then came the second post. "You ...

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