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by Joe Way
Wed Mar 15, 2017 3:37 am
Forum: News
Topic: A Paul Muldoon poem in Memory of LC
Replies: 11
Views: 2262

Re: A Paul Muldoon poem in Memory of LC

Thank you, Doron-it is a brilliant poem and you have done much to help us understand its richness. I look forward to reading it many times and helping to bring out the intricacies.

Joe
by Joe Way
Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:58 am
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 348
Views: 62851

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

Vicki, thank you for bringing the quote here and pointing out how relevant it is to our discussion. Diane, wonderful analysis and like Doron I need to give it a little more thought before commenting. I do wonder if there is some element of Fundamentalism referenced by the quote "But born again is bo...
by Joe Way
Sat Feb 25, 2017 2:45 am
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: Lyric video for Leonard's song "Traveling Light"
Replies: 16
Views: 4341

Re: Lyric video for Leonard's song "Traveling Light"

That is a wonderful collage put together with his magnificent, touching song. There is a balcony that he sits upon both when he is younger and older-is that Montreal? Also there is an image of him with an unidentfied black man-Jesse Jackson? The final images are so touching. Our Leonard in one of hi...
by Joe Way
Sun Feb 19, 2017 1:52 am
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 348
Views: 62851

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

Anne & I have been on an extended vacation trip and I haven't had a chance to follow this thread. But we are home now (for a time) and I'll try to catch up. There are some excellent observations-and a great big welcome to Mat, it is so good to read your words again (and I very much agree on your "ta...
by Joe Way
Mon Jan 16, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: News
Topic: New book by Ron Cornelius
Replies: 3
Views: 2468

Re: New book by Ron Cornelius

This looks really good.

Joe
by Joe Way
Wed Jan 11, 2017 3:20 am
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 348
Views: 62851

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

"The only moment that you can live here comfortably in these absolutely irreconcilable conflicts is in this moment when you embrace it all and you say "Look, I don’t understand a fucking thing at all – Hallelujah!” Violet, I really appreciate all of your views. I'm not trying to start any argument. ...
by Joe Way
Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:52 am
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 348
Views: 62851

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

Hi Diane, I am simply agreeing with what you have said about YWID. As someone on the path of unfolding, of developing awareness, I feel into these songs rather than get technical about them. As Leonard himself said, in so many words, "you don't have to understand an embrace." I do feel he was speak...
by Joe Way
Sun Jan 08, 2017 3:31 am
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 348
Views: 62851

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

Thanks for all the recent contributions to this thread. I hope everyone had/is having a pleasant holiday. Kush, I enjoyed your personal reflections on Darker . The best acoustics in the whole world in a cubicle of metal, plush and glass. Ah, yes, one of the delights of the haven that is the motor c...
by Joe Way
Sun Dec 25, 2016 5:39 am
Forum: News
Topic: Season's Greetings 2016
Replies: 21
Views: 2512

Re: Season's Greetings 2016

Dear Eija & Jarkko & Marie,
Merry Christmas and a very happy 2017 to you and to all our many friends on the forum and in the Leonard Cohen community. Now, more than ever we treasure your friendship.

Love and hugs,

Joe & Anne
by Joe Way
Wed Dec 21, 2016 5:10 am
Forum: News
Topic: FROM LEONARD: HAPPENS TO THE HEART
Replies: 94
Views: 37093

Re: FROM LEONARD: HAPPENS TO THE HEART

Jarkko -- It is very special to me that you mention this. I have thought about this poem a few times since the sad news. My father introduced me to Leonard Cohen's work when I was younger. Cohen Live was traveling music in the car of my youth. I thought it was magic. By Dear Heather I was old enoug...
by Joe Way
Sun Dec 18, 2016 8:43 pm
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 348
Views: 62851

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

Hi Steven, Vicki & Violet, I think that you all make very important points about SBW. It seems that all the songs on this album reflect many different beliefs and state of minds that the narrator moves between. In this sense, I think that album is very similar to "Various Positions" in that same man...
by Joe Way
Sat Dec 17, 2016 1:35 am
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 348
Views: 62851

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

I was inspired to re-visit your excellent article on "The Window" and in keeping with your suggestion that we rely primarily on Leonard's own words, I'll quote them here. On Kabbalism: In an Internet chat with fans which took place in October 2001, Cohen had this to say in response to a question by ...
by Joe Way
Thu Dec 15, 2016 8:20 am
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 348
Views: 62851

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

Dear Violet, Very interesting and astute analysis. I've read the article from Leonard's Rabbi and was hoping that someone would clarify some of the kabbalah references-and still hope that it happens. I read the Wiki page on the Neo-Sabbatian teachings under HaKohain and it is intriguing but still no...
by Joe Way
Tue Dec 13, 2016 4:02 am
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 348
Views: 62851

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

Nice catch, Steven.
Here is a link to a youTube version:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AT_eOiTwtoQ

Beautiful song as is Leonard's.

Joe
by Joe Way
Tue Dec 13, 2016 2:55 am
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 348
Views: 62851

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

Some amazing activity has been going on here the past few days and it would be impossible to relate to it all without spending hours at the keyboard, which unfortunately I can’t afford to do. But I did read and reflect on it all; there seems to be a fruitful dialogue going on between Diane and Jean...

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