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by johnny7moons
Sun May 21, 2006 8:23 pm
Forum: News
Topic: The Guardian on Charlie and Len
Replies: 1
Views: 1459

The Guardian on Charlie and Len

This in today's Guardian: http://observer.guardian.co.uk/7days/story/0,,1779692,00.html Leonard Cohen: A troubadour at Charles's court The lugubrious Canadian singer, beloved in bedsit land, is back on the scene with a film and a book. And now he even has royal approval Neil Spencer Sunday May 21, 2...
by johnny7moons
Sat May 20, 2006 4:22 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Prince Charles a fan of LC
Replies: 45
Views: 10232

forget knighthood, i propose we start a campaign to get leonard beatified by the catholic church. 'st leonard cohen' sounds way better than 'sir leonard cohen'. does anyone know if the new pope's a fan?
by johnny7moons
Wed May 17, 2006 6:29 pm
Forum: News
Topic: 13/05/06 on Youtube
Replies: 6
Views: 1781

13/05/06 on Youtube

There's a rather shaky video clip of Leonard's spoken-word section from 13/05/06 posted on YouTube.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfyMp5t8 ... 20cohen%22
by johnny7moons
Sat May 06, 2006 5:40 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Take This Waltz...where?
Replies: 30
Views: 14884

I've just read the article linked above - or tried to... can anyone explain to me the meaning of, "Cohen re-members the love song, the love song, by performing the ambivalence of its multiple voicings, its polyphonic traces of supplementarity, by reading contingency with his body" ?
by johnny7moons
Fri Apr 07, 2006 1:11 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Last year's man - songs of love and hate
Replies: 2
Views: 7191

hi jacqueline, welcome to the forum, and as lizzy says, thanks for an exceptionally fine first post. it sounds to me like your reading of 'last year's man' is as good as anyone's. you've certainly got the meaning if the title bang-on. your comments got me thinking about this song, so in response her...
by johnny7moons
Wed Mar 22, 2006 10:30 pm
Forum: Comments & Questions
Topic: What genre?
Replies: 23
Views: 18219

what genre is leonard cohen? death reggae, of course. possibly hardbag.

genres are silly.
by johnny7moons
Sun Mar 05, 2006 2:54 pm
Forum: Other music
Topic: When & why do women prefer Barry White to James Blunt?
Replies: 2
Views: 1316

hmm... wasn't someone once described as a barry white for poetry chicks?
by johnny7moons
Sun Mar 05, 2006 2:51 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: THE FAILED MESSIAH – A BROKEN HALLELUJAH
Replies: 44
Views: 20851

"If It Be Your Will, on the other hand, I think that one’s a straightforward hymn."
This is actually the paraphrasing of an often used Jewish prayer.

I didn't know that, Nightstalker - do you know the name of the prayer? I'd like to look it up.
by johnny7moons
Tue Feb 28, 2006 3:53 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: THE FAILED MESSIAH – A BROKEN HALLELUJAH
Replies: 44
Views: 20851

Well, Tchoc, I did read it through, but I have to admit that by the end I wasn’t quite sure what she was trying to say. There’s something about the language of a lot of contemporary Christian theology that seems vague and woolly to me – I can’t get to grips with it. You’re obviously better able to m...
by johnny7moons
Sun Feb 26, 2006 10:34 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: THE FAILED MESSIAH – A BROKEN HALLELUJAH
Replies: 44
Views: 20851

Thanks for the link, Jarkko – I thought Veling kind of missed the point of ‘Hallelujah’, at least the point of ‘Hallelujah’ as I see it, but she missed it in an interesting and thought-provoking way. Veling takes the cold, broken Hallelujah to be a simple expression of pain and despair, “the cry tha...
by johnny7moons
Tue Feb 07, 2006 11:39 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Hall of Fame Gala
Replies: 30
Views: 8036

the complexities of his sadness, the breadth of his love...

well said.
by johnny7moons
Mon Jan 30, 2006 3:45 am
Forum: Comments & Questions
Topic: Marianne Ihlen
Replies: 13
Views: 6164

thank you!
by johnny7moons
Sun Jan 29, 2006 5:51 pm
Forum: Comments & Questions
Topic: Marianne Ihlen
Replies: 13
Views: 6164

yes! please! someone translate it! please please please!
by johnny7moons
Wed Jan 25, 2006 10:16 pm
Forum: Other music
Topic: i fell in love last night
Replies: 4
Views: 1916

i saw him at the end of last year, and he made a few comments about 'the guests' before he sang it - along the lines of, "i normally drop a cover after a little while, but this song's got under my skin, i think i'll be singing it till the day i die."
by johnny7moons
Wed Jan 25, 2006 10:10 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: References in Cohen songs to other songs / poems / etc
Replies: 13
Views: 5066

thanks for this, tom - it's kind of a relief to know that leonard actually does credit cavafy for 'alexandra leaving'. i didn't know about those references to the sufis, either. this is interesting stuff. if anyone remembers any other references coming up in old threads, i'd be very grateful if you ...

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