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by johnny7moons
Tue Nov 01, 2005 2:20 pm
Forum: Comments & Questions
Topic: Your Favorite Leonard Cohen Line
Replies: 206
Views: 69315

asking the impossible

"i loved you for your beauty. that doesn't make a fool of me. you were in it for your beauty too." or... "don't trust your inner feelings; inner feelings come and go" or maybe... "now my friends are gone and my hair is grey, and i ache in the places where i used to play..." but then there's... "it's...
by johnny7moons
Wed Sep 21, 2005 10:57 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Happy Birthday, Leonard!
Replies: 97
Views: 31527

happy birthday leonard. thanks for everything.

alex g
by johnny7moons
Tue Sep 21, 2004 10:56 pm
Forum: News
Topic: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LEONARD!!!
Replies: 168
Views: 70865

happy birthday len - and thanks for everything
by johnny7moons
Mon Jun 28, 2004 7:01 pm
Forum: Comments & Questions
Topic: leonard's house on hydra
Replies: 1
Views: 864

leonard's house on hydra

is the address of leonard's house on hydra public knowledge? if so, can anyone tell me what the address is / where to find it? i'm going to be on hydra in a few days time, and i'd like to see it if i can. any help much appreciated.
by johnny7moons
Wed Jun 11, 2003 10:14 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: The future as murder
Replies: 17
Views: 7848

linmag- i'd never spotted that sly little double meaning; thanks for pointing it out.
by johnny7moons
Tue Jun 10, 2003 11:59 am
Forum: Comments & Questions
Topic: Mornington Crescent for Lizzy
Replies: 51
Views: 8373

putney bridge!

(sorry, i just couldn't resist it)
by johnny7moons
Sun Jun 01, 2003 10:09 pm
Forum: Tribute concerts, Cover versions & Soundtracks
Topic: Hallelujah - Dylan
Replies: 7
Views: 3146

i read a story somewhere about a conversation between leonard, who had been covering 'i and i', and bob, who had been playing 'hallelujah'. bob asked leonard how long it had taken to write 'hallelujah'. leonard answered that it had taken about three years (or somesuch long period). seeing bob's amaz...
by johnny7moons
Sun Jun 01, 2003 7:20 pm
Forum: Comments & Questions
Topic: reading matter
Replies: 5
Views: 1274

i do think it would be revealing, or at least interesting, to know which other writers' work leonard feels affinities with. as a parallel example, it added to my appreciation of 'desire' when i learned that dylan has been reading a lot of joseph conrad at the time. strange that leonard should prefer...
by johnny7moons
Fri May 30, 2003 7:53 pm
Forum: Comments & Questions
Topic: Help with Hallelujah
Replies: 12
Views: 3593

also on cale's live album from 1992 'fragments of a rainy season' - also highly recommended, if you like his version of 'hallelujah'.
by johnny7moons
Fri May 30, 2003 7:48 pm
Forum: Comments & Questions
Topic: reading matter
Replies: 5
Views: 1274

reading matter

another question for all you knowledgeable folks out there - what does our man like to read, in the way of poems, novels, etc.?
by johnny7moons
Mon May 26, 2003 1:29 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: what's the meaning of life ?
Replies: 154
Views: 49137

the meaning of life? well, it changes.
by johnny7moons
Mon May 26, 2003 1:21 am
Forum: Tribute concerts, Cover versions & Soundtracks
Topic: Hallelujah - Dylan
Replies: 7
Views: 3146

i've heard tales of leonard covering 'masters of war' - can anyone confirm this? on the subject of leonard and bob, i recently got the new dylan 'live 1975' disc - the liner notes describe dylan being so anxious for cohen to bein the audience that he dispatched a captive journalist to leonard's hous...
by johnny7moons
Mon May 26, 2003 1:14 am
Forum: Live in London, Dear Heather, The Essential Leonard Cohen, Ten New Songs
Topic: the god abandons anthony
Replies: 6
Views: 4071

the god abandons anthony

a friend recently showed me a poem called 'the god abandons anthony' by an alexandrian poet called c.p.cavafy - which bears a very close resemblance indeed to 'alexandra leaving'. i don't know if this similarity has been discused around here (as i'm a newcomer), but i'd be very interested to know wh...
by johnny7moons
Mon May 26, 2003 1:08 am
Forum: Live in London, Dear Heather, The Essential Leonard Cohen, Ten New Songs
Topic: Love Itself
Replies: 30
Views: 18096

Just to add my two-penn'eth: this line always seemed to me to be about cohen reconciling judaism with buddhism - as 'the nameless' is one of the synonyms for the buddhist 'ultimate' (aka 'nirvana', 'the unborn', 'sunyata' etc.), and in judaism (as i understand) 'the name' is the way of talking about...

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