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by UrPal
Tue Oct 01, 2013 7:17 pm
Forum: Comments & Questions
Topic: New Unified Hearts Logo
Replies: 48
Views: 14047

Re: New Unified Hearts Logo

...interesting that on the third image down in B4Real's post the unified hearts seem to be shown "bleeding", which could bring a Christian symbolism into play in the form of the "sacred heart" . "and it's once for the devil and once for Christ but the Boss don't like these dizzy heights we're busted...
by UrPal
Fri Sep 20, 2013 7:06 pm
Forum: Other music
Topic: Tindersticks' new albums (October 2013, January 2016)
Replies: 5
Views: 2116

Re: Tindersticks' new album & tour - October 2013

I've been listening to some old Tindersticks records this week. Has anyone ever noticed a similarity between the verses of the Tindersticks' song Tiny Tears and the "thank you for those items you sent me, the monkey and the plywood violin" segment of First We Take Manhattan? It only struck me for th...
by UrPal
Fri Sep 20, 2013 3:27 pm
Forum: Comments & Questions
Topic: Leonard Cohen of mobile generation ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1832

Re: Leonard Cohen of mobile generation ?

I looked at the Bavaria clip and my immediate comments would be: (a) Cat Stevens surely? (b) never trust a guy whose singing voice bears little resemblance to his speaking one. That is an immediate response. He might yet turn out to be: (a) a genius and (b) my next most favourite thing Who really kn...
by UrPal
Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:58 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Happy Birthday Leonard!!
Replies: 184
Views: 24845

Re: Happy Birthday Leonard!!

Happy birthday on Saturday from a friend 30 years behind in the life cycle. Enjoy your anniversary.

Thanks for stopping by this year. It was good of you to say hello again...and also wave goodbye.
by UrPal
Mon Sep 16, 2013 12:42 am
Forum: New Songs & Rarities
Topic: I've Got a Little Secret
Replies: 24
Views: 21412

I've Got a Little Secret

I think it's "ain't a pretty sight" rather than "ain't no" despite the double negative turn of the phrase not being unheard of in the blues vernacular. "Oh lord" interjects between heaven and hell at least once as well. The backing vocals add to the dynamics of the lyrics something that can't be rep...
by UrPal
Fri Sep 13, 2013 12:54 pm
Forum: New Songs & Rarities
Topic: I've Got a Little Secret
Replies: 24
Views: 21412

Re: A section for new songs?

Last night at Dublin there was a new song "I've got a little Secret". Albert recorded a great video of it. I really enjoyed this new song and LC's comedic performance of it. It's laugh out loud funny and crushingly sad at the same time in the "bitter-sweet" tradition of many in the Cohen songbook. ...
by UrPal
Thu Sep 12, 2013 11:48 pm
Forum: Collectors' and Traders' Corner
Topic: Manchester Arena 31-8-13
Replies: 8
Views: 2748

Re: Manchester Arena 31-8-13

Thanks cohenadmirer. An admirable recording. I've enjoyed re-experiencing the gig.
by UrPal
Thu Sep 12, 2013 1:04 pm
Forum: Comments & Questions
Topic: "Cohen is music's favorite misogynist..."
Replies: 4
Views: 4880

Re: "Cohen is music's favorite misogynist..."

somewhat_nifty wrote:'Misogynist'! Jeez, people do like to bandy that word about... some of his lyrics can be a little uncomfortable as a woman, but anyone who takes misogyny away from LC's songs has got the wrong end of the stick.
Isn't the expression "the wrong end of the stick" a little misogynistic? ;-)
by UrPal
Fri Sep 06, 2013 12:30 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: Leonard listening to Irving read Death of a Ladies Man
Replies: 5
Views: 4577

Leonard listening to Irving read Death of a Ladies Man

Brilliant. Thanks for that. I assume from Irving Layton's intonation that it's "Death Of A Lady's Man" that is being read, but I haven't verified this by digging out a book. This would also make more sense in the video's context. EDIT: on re-watching the video I find the text of the poem is panned a...
by UrPal
Wed Sep 04, 2013 5:11 pm
Forum: THE SUMMER 2013 TOUR IN EUROPE
Topic: CONCERT REPORT: Cardiff Wales, 3rd Sept 2013
Replies: 38
Views: 23358

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Cardiff Wales, 3rd Sept 2013

He played up the comedic parts of Going Home, which was part of the encore, and I confess I would have preferred more emphasis on the deeper aspects of that immensely touching song. In fact my only "complaint" is that Leonard's performance has become more fun and relaxed. I do miss the darkness and...
by UrPal
Fri Aug 16, 2013 12:39 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Michael Caine quotes Leonard
Replies: 13
Views: 4245

Re: Michael Caine quotes Leonard

It may be just me, but from watching the trailer I found Michael Caine's half-American, half-cockney accent a bit of a distraction from the action. I have the same "suspension of disbelief" issue whilst watching Bowie in most of his acting roles. The story and location of the film look promising tho...
by UrPal
Fri Aug 16, 2013 12:21 am
Forum: The Summer Tour 2008
Topic: CONCERT REPORTS: Manchester, UK (June 17, 18, 19 and 20)
Replies: 197
Views: 111844

Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Manchester, UK (June 17, 18, 19 and 20)

Thanks. It induced a personal reflection on the between times. The five years have passed so quickly but not without moment. Not the best of intervals in terms of takings and relaxation, but there's an upside to every occasion.
by UrPal
Sat Aug 03, 2013 12:25 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: You know who I am (Songs From A Room)
Replies: 26
Views: 22245

Re: You know who I am (Songs From A Room)

I've occasionally thought it curious that this lyric uses digital language in an analogue age.
by UrPal
Sun Jul 28, 2013 12:25 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Male Sensibility and Experience
Replies: 15
Views: 4531

Re: Male Sensibility and Experience

I've read somewhere that males are genetically more inclined to, er, cross pollination. Historically, it's certainly been less costly. I read the article a while back so scientific theories may have shifted. I'm Your Man would seem an obvious choice.....if it weren't for the fact that Anna Calvi, a ...
by UrPal
Tue Jul 16, 2013 12:05 am
Forum: News
Topic: Arthur Brown on Love Itself
Replies: 2
Views: 881

Re: Arthur Brown on Love Itself

Thanks for the link. I think Arthur Brown describes the song well...or at least, right or wrong, I find that he & I are on the same page.

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