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by johnny7moons
Sun Nov 02, 2008 3:24 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: One Of Us Can't be Wrong - interpretations please
Replies: 22
Views: 25675

Re: One Of Us Can't be Wrong - interpretations please

Hi Daka (if you're still reading this thread) and everyone. I think the question of Buddhism and Cohen's lyrics is a fascinating one, since on the one hand the man has engaged so intensely with Buddhist practice (even though he has always disavowed Buddhism as a religion), and on the other hand the ...
by johnny7moons
Sun Nov 02, 2008 2:26 pm
Forum: Comments & Questions
Topic: Hallelujah
Replies: 4
Views: 1244

Re: Hallelujah

Hi Anne, I'm very flattered, thanks very much. I've read 'After The Ecstasy...', it's a very fine book. Have you ever heard Jack Kornfield speak in person? It's quite a remarkable experience, as he has an extraordinary kind of presence or charisma about him. His last book was a bit Californian, thou...
by johnny7moons
Sun Nov 02, 2008 12:52 am
Forum: Comments & Questions
Topic: Hallelujah
Replies: 4
Views: 1244

Hallelujah

What did you folks think of the BBC Radio 2 programme on Hallelujah? (If you didn't hear it, it should be available on 'Listen Again' on the Radio 2 website). I was a little surprised that the lines which seemed to stand out for the presenter, and for at least one of the guests, were, 'she tied you ...
by johnny7moons
Sat Nov 01, 2008 10:56 pm
Forum: Comments & Questions
Topic: meaning of the words of a song
Replies: 3
Views: 1743

Re: meaning of the words of a song

That's one of Cohen's most powerful meditations on the subject of gardening. Apparently, in an early version of the song the chorus went, "First we take Manhattan / Then we weed the flowerbeds in Prague" - but it was later changed.
by johnny7moons
Sat Nov 01, 2008 10:43 pm
Forum: Comments & Questions
Topic: radio 2 hallelujah
Replies: 0
Views: 452

radio 2 hallelujah

Did Rufus Wainwright just sing, "the holy DUCK was movin' too"?
by johnny7moons
Thu Jun 19, 2008 2:00 am
Forum: The Summer Tour 2008
Topic: CONCERT REPORTS: Manchester, UK (June 17, 18, 19 and 20)
Replies: 197
Views: 118221

Re: Manchester, UK (June 17-20)

Famous Blue Raincoat AND Sisters of Mercy! And Whither Thou Goest! Woooaaah!

I am emotionally drained.
by johnny7moons
Sun Jun 15, 2008 12:04 pm
Forum: The Summer Tour 2008
Topic: Find, sell or swap Summer Tour tickets here
Replies: 854
Views: 182161

Re: Find, sell or swap tickets here

I've got one spare ticket for Tuesday night at Manchester Opera House - yours for cover price (£75).

Please PM or email me: el_goochio@yahoo.co.uk
by johnny7moons
Thu Mar 27, 2008 10:31 pm
Forum: Live in London, Dear Heather, The Essential Leonard Cohen, Ten New Songs
Topic: Re: criticisms of "Dear Heather"
Replies: 71
Views: 66571

Re: criticisms of "Dear Heather"

hi imaginary, sorry i took so long to find my way back to this thread and respond, and thanks for the undeservedly-flattering comments. to be honest, i listened to dear heather through a couple of times, and it's been lurking unplayed in the recesses of my computer's memory since then - apart from '...
by johnny7moons
Tue Mar 25, 2008 7:48 pm
Forum: Comments & Questions
Topic: Where's Leonard Cohen nowadays?
Replies: 15
Views: 2301

Re: Leonard Cohen

That's odd, Sideways - I heard he was locked in a kitchen somewhere. Possibly tied to the table.
by johnny7moons
Thu Mar 20, 2008 7:10 pm
Forum: Live in London, Dear Heather, The Essential Leonard Cohen, Ten New Songs
Topic: The Faith
Replies: 44
Views: 43692

Re: The Faith

"The blood, the soil, the faith" - I always heard a reference to Nazi "blood-and-soil mysticism" there.
by johnny7moons
Mon Mar 17, 2008 9:03 pm
Forum: Other music
Topic: Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!! ...
Replies: 9
Views: 1460

Re: Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!! ...

Just got this yesterday... I'm trying to find my way into it, but it hasn't grabbed me by the throat just yet.

Anyone going to see old Nick on the upcoming tour? If you're going to the Hammersmith show, yell for Tupelo!
by johnny7moons
Mon Mar 17, 2008 8:22 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Roy Harper on Leonard Cohen
Replies: 6
Views: 2268

Re: Roy Harper on Leonard Cohen

The first time I ever came across the words 'Leonard Cohen' was in a Roy Harper fanzine, picked up at a gig somewhere in Manchester. There was a review of the then-just-released 'I'm Your Man', and I thought this guy sounds interesting, I think I'll check him out... Harper was at least instrumental ...
by johnny7moons
Mon Nov 19, 2007 10:53 pm
Forum: Book of Longing
Topic: Zen and longing
Replies: 23
Views: 39300

Zen and longing

Here's the question for Leonard which, typically, formulated itself in my mind five minutes after the end of the Q&A session at the Barbican. Since I blew my chance to ask him directly, I'll put it up here and see if anyone has any thoughts about it. The question is this. BOL is, at least on one lev...
by johnny7moons
Sat Aug 04, 2007 10:40 pm
Forum: Other music
Topic: Scott Matthew (of 'Shortbus', erm, fame)
Replies: 0
Views: 482

Scott Matthew (of 'Shortbus', erm, fame)

If you have a spare moment, go to Scott Matthew's myspace page http://myspace.com/scottmatthewmusic and listen to his song 'In The End'. I assure you, you'll be glad you did.
by johnny7moons
Fri May 18, 2007 3:40 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Leonard Cohen works on paper (Drawn to Words)
Replies: 20
Views: 5854

OK, I'll have to time a trip up to Manchester to see this. But... 'Drawn to Words'? 'DRAWN TO WORDS'? Somebody please reassure me that LC wasn't the one who came up with this g-dawful title...

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