L.C. Song Hunt

General discussion about Leonard Cohen's songs and albums
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Hartmut
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Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Post by Hartmut » Sat Jul 16, 2016 5:11 am

Hi Steven,

You're absolutely right, as usual. About the novel, about the song, and about the teacher.

But ... there's still this question to be answered:

> > And I hope everything will be fine with this drink, so I wouldn't find an "extra ingredient" in it, as LC (or his character) once did.

> The title of which novel of a very well known American novelist would prevent things like that from happening?
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Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Post by Steven » Sat Jul 16, 2016 5:28 am

Hi Hartmut,

Making no reference to any drink, restaurant, or city, and only guessing at this: Tom Wolfe's
The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test and Leonard Cohen's "Field Commander Cohen" with
"parachuting acid into diplomatic cocktail parties" might be what you have in mind.
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Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Post by Hartmut » Sat Jul 16, 2016 5:31 am

That's ingenious.

But I thought we were talking about a John Irving novel? :-)
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Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Post by Steven » Sat Jul 16, 2016 5:40 am

Hi Hartmut,

I was ingeniously wrong. :) Am afraid I jumped into the question without fully assimilating earlier
posts on it. Sorry about that.
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Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Post by Hartmut » Sat Jul 16, 2016 5:41 am

:-)

Okay, I have to leave now.

I'm sure you'll find the correct answer in no time.

And then it's your turn again.
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Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Post by Steven » Sat Jul 16, 2016 6:16 pm

Hi Hartmut,

Are you looking for this: The Cider House Rules by John Irving?
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Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Post by Hartmut » Sat Jul 16, 2016 6:31 pm

Yes. - Thanks.
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Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Post by Steven » Sat Jul 16, 2016 6:55 pm

Hi,

"Too far gone for a luthier" are words that are probably applicable for a situation presented in
what song?
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Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Post by Hartmut » Sat Jul 16, 2016 7:02 pm

Well, we have a "plywood violin" and a "cheap violin". But I think you mean the "burning violin" from "Dance Me To The End Of Love".
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Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Post by Steven » Sat Jul 16, 2016 7:13 pm

Hi Hartmut,

Hadn't thought of "burning violin" from "Dance Me To The End of Love," though it's an excellent
answer.

Plywood violins and cheap violins probably aren't "beyond all repair" (coincidental usage... no
hint intended). So, those lesser grade instruments wouldn't be correct.
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Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Post by Hartmut » Sat Jul 16, 2016 7:17 pm

OK, now it gets more challenging. Which is good!

> "beyond all repair" (coincidental usage... no hint intended)

:-)
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Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Post by Steven » Sat Jul 16, 2016 7:20 pm

Hi Hartmut,

Actually, the answer is floating about right in front of us.
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Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Post by Hartmut » Sat Jul 16, 2016 7:22 pm

No, I'm stumped.

The only thing that comes to (my) mind is "the music of rubber bands". - But that's not really fitting.

I'm looking forward to the ideas of the other participants ...
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Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Post by Hartmut » Sat Jul 16, 2016 7:25 pm

Oh, ok. Thanks for the hint.

A broken banjo?
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Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Post by Steven » Sat Jul 16, 2016 7:35 pm

Hartmut,

Yes, it is "Banjo": "It's a broken banjo bobbing / On the dark infested sea." (This song
has some commonality with the song recorded by Johnny Paycheck: "Old Violin." Mentioned
this elsewhere on the forum. May have since deleted the mention. My preference among
the two songs is for "Old Violin," as performed by Johnny Paycheck.)
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