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by holydove
Tue Aug 23, 2016 8:27 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Meaning of "Hineni" in "You Want It Darker"
Replies: 4
Views: 44422

Re: Meaning of "Hineni" in "You Want It Darker"

Thank you for posting, Jarkko. The video clips are great.

The beautiful singing of the word "hineni" is my favorite part of one of my favorite songs on Leonard's brilliant new album. Truly sublime.
by holydove
Tue Aug 23, 2016 1:19 am
Forum: News
Topic: Happy Birthday Jarkko!
Replies: 26
Views: 3512

Re: Happy Birthday Jarkko!

Wishing you a very happy birthday, Jarkko! Thank you for your continuous dedication & diligence in caring for the forum; & thank you for your kindness, & your ever-present smiles & hugs. It was wonderful seeing you in Amsterdam. May the long-time sun shine upon you always.

All Good Things,

Rachel
by holydove
Wed Aug 17, 2016 9:39 pm
Forum: The Leonard Cohen Event in Amsterdam 2016 - before and after
Topic: Thank you, Amsterdam 2016.
Replies: 18
Views: 5607

Re: Thank you, Amsterdam 2016.

A big thank you to Willy, Wybe & Liesbeth for all your hard work & dedication - well done!! All the events were excellently planned & executed. Like Leslie, this was the first event I attended because I was always saving my travelling money & energy for concerts. For months, I felt rather conflicted...
by holydove
Sun Aug 07, 2016 9:25 pm
Forum: News
Topic: "So long, Marianne. Leonard Cohen's final letter to his muse"
Replies: 25
Views: 6586

Re: "So long, Marianne. Leonard Cohen's final letter to his muse"

David, you are not alone, I was alarmed by it too. The only potential consolations I can think of, is that "very soon" is a relative term that can have a wide range of meaning; also, I'm sure Leonard meant to comfort Marianne by saying that they will soon be together again. So those thoughts might s...
by holydove
Tue Aug 02, 2016 9:38 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Like A Psalm
Replies: 9
Views: 2625

Re: Like A Psalm

Great find, Hartmut - thanks for the links! The recordings, be they correct or incorrect interpretations - to my ears, they are beautiful!!

Steven, thank you for pointing out the parallels in the lives of David & LC - it is very interesting!
by holydove
Tue Aug 02, 2016 3:30 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Like A Psalm
Replies: 9
Views: 2625

Re: Like A Psalm

Tried to edit but getting all confused, twice, so never mind. . .Deleted post.
by holydove
Tue Aug 02, 2016 3:28 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Like A Psalm
Replies: 9
Views: 2625

Re: Like A Psalm

Did not mean to make another post. Deleting again. sorry.
by holydove
Tue Aug 02, 2016 3:26 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Like A Psalm
Replies: 9
Views: 2625

Re: Like A Psalm

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by holydove
Tue Aug 02, 2016 3:17 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Like A Psalm
Replies: 9
Views: 2625

Re: Like A Psalm

Hi, I've been thinking, & what I said about a psalm being "a prayer that's meant to be sung", is not true, in that a psalm is not a prayer. They sometimes have elements of prayer, but a prayer is designed to ask God for something, & the psalms are more than that. Psalms are often called "songs of pr...
by holydove
Mon Aug 01, 2016 9:51 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Like A Psalm
Replies: 9
Views: 2625

Re: Like A Psalm

Hi Steven, First of all, good point - I agree that Leonard's song is more of a psalm than a prayer, mainly because he wrote it as a song, with the intention of singing it, & a psalm is essentially a prayer that is meant to be sung :razz: . And personally, I would love to hear the psalms in their ori...
by holydove
Fri Jul 29, 2016 9:53 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Sad news: Marianne Ihlen dies
Replies: 49
Views: 22141

Re: Sad news: Marianne Ihlen dies

This is really heartbreaking news. Leonard brought Marianne into our lives & hearts through his incredibly beautiful & moving song, & she will live there forever; but even though I never met Marianne, it feels like a part of my heart has been suddenly torn away by the loss, & I can't bear to think h...
by holydove
Sun Jun 19, 2016 8:30 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Happy Father's Day from Leonard
Replies: 5
Views: 3298

Re: Happy Father's Day from Leonard

I'm not a father, but what a wonderful photo!! It made me smile, & smile again. Adam & Lorca are very fortunate souls to have Mr. Leonard Cohen for a father. Thank you to Leonard for sharing the photo, & to Jarkko for posting. I love it. And Happy Father's Day, Leonard Cohen!! I hope you enjoy a del...
by holydove
Wed Jun 15, 2016 10:25 pm
Forum: The Leonard Cohen Event in Amsterdam 2016 - before and after
Topic: News
Replies: 13
Views: 4516

Re: News

That is great news!! Thank you to all involved in making these arrangements, & to Sharon Robinson for honoring us with her presence. Looking forward to it!
by holydove
Sat Jun 11, 2016 8:34 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Looking for an axplanation for "Seems so long ago Nancy
Replies: 22
Views: 17966

Re: Looking for an axplanation for "Seems so long ago Nancy

Leonard has offered an explanation. In one interview, I remember Leonard saying, "If Nancy was born a decade later, she would have been the coolest kid on the block". And in Leonard's intro to the song at the 1970 IOW concert, he said to the audience, about Nancy, ". . .she was right where you are n...
by holydove
Thu Jun 09, 2016 1:45 am
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Designs for Songs & Versions
Replies: 19
Views: 6241

Re: Designs for Songs & Versions

I'm going to additionally incorporate the hands and that early portrait plus some of my other artworks of Leonard chronologically throughout the pages of verse. I'll probably use that last design cover or something similar as it shows the “as time goes by" theme more graphically and with feeling on...

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