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by Joe Way
Fri Jun 13, 2003 3:54 pm
Forum: The Leonard Cohen Event in New York 2004
Topic: New Update on New York Event 2004
Replies: 3
Views: 1941

New Update on New York Event 2004

A new update has been posted on the front page of the http://www.leonardcohenfiles.com with more information about the 2004 Event in New York on June 11-13, 2004. The Bottom Line nightclub has been reserved for Friday night's festivities. Accommodations in Carman Hall on Columbia University campus h...
by Joe Way
Mon May 26, 2003 10:12 pm
Forum: Comments & Questions
Topic: leonard's significance to canadian identity
Replies: 11
Views: 2168

Canadian influences

Tomato,

Both Louis Dudek and Irving Layton (both excellent Canadian poets) were early influences on Leonard. If Vern Silver is checking out the forum, he can give you some excellent background info.

Joe
by Joe Way
Wed May 21, 2003 12:02 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: A lever in the cosmos
Replies: 18
Views: 6108

When I said that the song had not yet been released-I meant that the "Songs of Love and Hate" album had not yet been released. I believe that the song was done in concert in 1970 on other occasions, but I need to go back and check Jim Devlin's "Is This What You Wanted" book which details all the son...
by Joe Way
Tue May 20, 2003 11:58 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: A lever in the cosmos
Replies: 18
Views: 6108

Leonard has been using that image for a long time. I saw him in concert on October 30, 1970 and he used that line when he introduced "Joan of Arc" which had not yet been released. He then went on to dedicate it to Janis Joplin who had died earlier in the month. While I can't be positive, I believe t...
by Joe Way
Tue Feb 18, 2003 5:57 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: The first note - how you found LC and how it affected you
Replies: 210
Views: 47358

Flash back to 1967...I went to a Chad Mitchell concert in Stevens Point, Wis.(Chad was an old folk singer more famous for contemporary political songs such as "The John Birch Society." He did this amazing song called "Suzanne" that I had to have and went out and bought his album called, "Love, A Fee...
by Joe Way
Tue Jan 28, 2003 11:52 pm
Forum: Other music
Topic: Martha in New York in February
Replies: 1
Views: 1456

Dick, I envy you and Linda. We would love to see Martha again. Hope anyone who has the opportunity takes advantage of it. Martha was wonderful on Hydra and would love to see the full concert version.
by Joe Way
Wed Nov 27, 2002 8:20 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: The Window
Replies: 16
Views: 4872

Nice analysis, Lightning. You may want to compare this song to Rainer Maria Rilke's poem, "First Elegy" which contains these lines: "Yes, the springtimes needed you. Stars now and then craved your attention. A wave rose in the remembered past; or as you came by the open window a violin was singing i...
by Joe Way
Thu Nov 21, 2002 5:18 am
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Restaurant Haiku
Replies: 1
Views: 700

Restaurant Haiku

Important work! they cried, Food, Shelter!
The salt and peppers need filling.
by Joe Way
Fri Nov 15, 2002 4:59 am
Forum: Live in London, Dear Heather, The Essential Leonard Cohen, Ten New Songs
Topic: mostly very hollow thinny keyboard music
Replies: 26
Views: 18353

By the way (ha, ha), Elizabeth and Georges, I think Partisan was referring to me as I posted some awful doggeral on the newsgroup website recently and he is probably trying to get back at me for suggesting that you are all one. (You are aren't you?) As far as lapdogs go, my wife is allergic to pets ...
by Joe Way
Fri Nov 15, 2002 4:51 am
Forum: Live in London, Dear Heather, The Essential Leonard Cohen, Ten New Songs
Topic: mostly very hollow thinny keyboard music
Replies: 26
Views: 18353

Hi Linda, Yes, it is true, I am an old fashioned audiophile. Vinyl is the substance all those great old records were recorded on. As it turns out, my record player (turntable) which I've had for over 20 years and which I dutifully changed the stylus and cartridge just crapped out. I've heard that th...
by Joe Way
Wed Nov 13, 2002 3:58 pm
Forum: Live in London, Dear Heather, The Essential Leonard Cohen, Ten New Songs
Topic: mostly very hollow thinny keyboard music
Replies: 26
Views: 18353

Hi Elizabeth and Partisan, Thanks to both of you for your kind words as well. Somehow I don't think that your cover is in any danger! Is it really true that you are both the same person using different aliases? O Crown of Light and Darkened One! Partisan, funny comment about the shrink wrap-he he! D...
by Joe Way
Wed Nov 13, 2002 5:42 am
Forum: Live in London, Dear Heather, The Essential Leonard Cohen, Ten New Songs
Topic: mostly very hollow thinny keyboard music
Replies: 26
Views: 18353

Hi All, I recently started to listen to TNS again after liking it strongly when it was first released. It took me a little while to get used to its tone but that is quite like my reaction to most of his albums. He has a tendency to leave us behind as he moves forward and refuses to regurgitate what ...
by Joe Way
Fri Nov 01, 2002 7:32 am
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Unrequited Love
Replies: 4
Views: 1628

Also, one other question-was the "sliver"-"Silver" intentional-must have been-how could I even ask?!!

Glad to see you didn't feel fractioned the last time we spoke.

Joe
by Joe Way
Wed Oct 30, 2002 5:15 am
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Unrequited Love
Replies: 4
Views: 1628

Unrequited Love

Hi Vern, Very nice poem. I thought the closeness of the words and subtle meaning changes brought a complexity to the poem that helped enhance the meaning and atmosphere. One question though about using "leaves" again in the last line-was that meant to echo. I wonder if another word choice would have...
by Joe Way
Thu Sep 05, 2002 4:41 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: PLEASE VOTE: So Long Marianne OR The Master Song ?
Replies: 18
Views: 6477

I received this email from Jarkko and also from Marie asking me to vote at their sites. While this does not make it up to level of "Sophie's Choice" for those of you who are familiar with William Styron's novel, it is, indeed, a difficult choice for a Cohenist. I plan to email Jarkko this: It must b...

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