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by lightning
Sat Dec 10, 2016 4:24 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Ode to Leonard Cohen from a fellow Zen Monk
Replies: 5
Views: 1503

Re: Ode to Leonard Cohen from a fellow Zen Monk

Field Commander Cohen long ago wanted to be a cop, the biographies tell us. Sometimes he sent out the raven instead of the dove.
by lightning
Thu Dec 08, 2016 7:03 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Ode to Leonard Cohen from a fellow Zen Monk
Replies: 5
Views: 1503

Ode to Leonard Cohen from a fellow Zen Monk

This surprising piece is in the men's fashion section of the New York Times. A zen monk who is a member of the National Rifle Association!! Is that a new "men's fashion?" Well, he "took his gun and vanished" as the Partisan song says, and left a noble silence. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/06/fashi...
by lightning
Wed Dec 07, 2016 1:00 am
Forum: News
Topic: Lincoln Center Remembers Leonard Cohen
Replies: 1
Views: 1591

Lincoln Center Remembers Leonard Cohen

Some clips from the four hour outdoor free event staged by producer Hal Willner at Hearst Plaza, Lincoln Center, December 5, 2016.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhCz5oi6I7k
by lightning
Tue Nov 15, 2016 8:28 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Leonard Has Passed Away
Replies: 696
Views: 206612

Re: Leonard Has Passed Away

by lightning
Fri Nov 11, 2016 5:22 am
Forum: News
Topic: Leonard Has Passed Away
Replies: 696
Views: 206612

Re: Leonard Has Passed Away

The deliverance has come at last to a good man who suffered so much and has given the world a marvelous gift.. Consummatum est. It is finished. His great work has been accomplished. He may now lay his burden down. His "golden voice" will be singing to us sweetly from the Tower of Song forever. As lo...
by lightning
Mon Oct 24, 2016 11:21 pm
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 341
Views: 135747

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

I just noticed that there is no question mark after "You Want it Darker," so I now understand it to be an assertion, not a question. Heretofore I and most people understood the title as (Do) You Want it Darker? They would answer jokingly, "Yes please," to mean they like Leonard's dark songs. But the...
by lightning
Mon Oct 24, 2016 5:21 am
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 341
Views: 135747

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

The repeated theme that percolates through this new masterpiece seems to me to be the failure of religion, i.e. Judaeo- Christianity and the triumph of materialism. "As he died to to make men holy, let us die to make things cheap." "It used to be the truth but it's not the truth today." Sin is victo...
by lightning
Thu Sep 29, 2016 6:16 pm
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'
Replies: 336
Views: 93976

Re: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'

The review is by Sylvie Simmons, author of I'm Your Man . She covers Leonard as she plays uke.
by lightning
Tue Sep 27, 2016 12:28 am
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'
Replies: 336
Views: 93976

Re: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'

Maybe he wants his lungs darker. He's always cultivated a slightly louche image.
by lightning
Sun Sep 25, 2016 4:55 pm
Forum: News
Topic: HAPPY 82nd BIRTHDAY LEONARD!!
Replies: 118
Views: 20643

Re: HAPPY 82nd BIRTHDAY LEONARD!!

Enjoyed Hadley's rhymed verse and expect Leonard to be touched by.
by lightning
Thu Sep 22, 2016 4:59 pm
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'
Replies: 336
Views: 93976

Re: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'

Thanks Marie. Most revealing and comprehensive article about the new album I've read so far.
by lightning
Thu Sep 22, 2016 4:45 am
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: Title song 'You Want It Darker'
Replies: 59
Views: 38625

Re: Title song 'You Want It Darker' now on YouTube and Spotify etc

I suspect Leonard is saying something to us about how we human beings cooperate with the dark force, "we kill the flame." He is addressing the Hebrew deity in most of the song, concluding with "Hineini" " which is what Abraham spoke when God asked him to sacrifice his son Isaac to test of his fideli...
by lightning
Thu Sep 22, 2016 3:47 am
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'
Replies: 336
Views: 93976

Re: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'

I suspect Leonard is saying something to us about how we human beings cooperate with the dark force, "we kill the flame." He is addressing the Hebrew deity in most of the song, concluding with "Hineini" " which is what Abraham spoke when God asked him to sacrifice his son Isaac to test of his fideli...
by lightning
Tue Sep 20, 2016 11:46 pm
Forum: News
Topic: HAPPY 82nd BIRTHDAY LEONARD!!
Replies: 118
Views: 20643

Re: HAPPY 82nd BIRTHDAY LEONARD!!

LONG LIVE LEONARD! You sang so long ago, "One hand on my suicide, the other on the rose." So glad you chose the rose. Looking forward to the new album. Your singing the darkness makes it so much brighter.
Happy Birthday!

Thelma Blitz, New York City
by lightning
Sat Jul 30, 2016 11:26 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Sad news: Marianne Ihlen dies
Replies: 56
Views: 31815

Re: Sad news: Marianne Ihlen dies

Thanks for the news, Jarkko and the beautiful picture of the woman Leonard immortalized in one of his earliest and most loved songs. Her memory will always be treasured.

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