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Re: The Flame-discussion thread

Postby The Brucester » Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:24 pm

Thank you, B4real. Much appreciated.

Regarding the prose: "Only left-handers are in their right mind".....I happen to be left handed !!!

But (my lady friend) Julie will tell you I haven't been in my right mind ever since she met me. :lol:
(10 years together)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3zdE8bliGI

"Tom Dooley" sung by The Kingston Trio
>>> Dave Guard + Bob Shane + Nick Reynolds {song intro} <<<
lead singer: Bob Shane, banjo (aka: "The Hawaiian Elvis")
TV host: Milton Berle (top comedian back then)

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ps: Leonard Cohen was a member of the Zeta Beta Tau (ZBT) Fraternity while he was attending McGill University.
Two things "frat guys" did at ZBT was (1) chase girls, and (2) listen to Kingston Trio records.
Leonard complained that the girls ran away too fast and he was much too slow running after them.
So he spent most of his time listening to records !!!
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Re: The Flame-discussion thread

Postby B4real » Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:02 am

Hi Brucester,
Interesting connection between Leonard and Tom Dooley. I remember that song from my childhood ;-)

And I forgot to mention another connection with Elvis and Leonard - they both sang Tennessee Waltz.
LC's additional verse of it is not included with Elvis here but he does sing some ad lib words :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEYABX6aSxk

Now I don’t want to clutter up this thread with non-Flame or non-LC stuff so here’s my left handed reply and some brainy “There is a war between the left and right” fun here –
https://www.leonardcohenforum.com/viewt ... 48#p371048
Attitude is a self-fulfilling prophecy ~ me ...... The magic of art is the truth of its lies ~ me ...... Only left-handers are in their right mind!
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Re: The Flame-discussion thread

Postby The Brucester » Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:57 pm

Thank you very much for your post, B4Real.
I really appreciate it.

For the record (no pun intended) I enjoy ALL your posts !!! :D

ps: Jesse Winchester who wrote "Brand New Tennessee Waltz" ~ was an American who ran off to Montreal, Canada, to avoid being drafted. Jesse was very much opposed to the Viet-Nam war, and often performed songs at our local Montreal coffee houses (ie: New Penelope / The Back Door / The Matter of Opinon).

Rumours have it that Jesse Winchester + Leonard Cohen crossed paths many times, but I've got no details about their meetings or what they discussed.
If or when I get more info, I'll be happy to share it on this Forum.

"Brand New Tennessee Waltz" (1972) :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APirVxOpZFk

Here' another Jesse Winchester song I hope you enjoy...
"All Of Your Stories" (1972) :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WY3u_JW4_I

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Re: The Flame-discussion thread

Postby B4real » Sat Feb 23, 2019 5:48 am

Thanks Brucester!

I had never heard of Jesse Winchester before and I really like this song -
The Brucester wrote:
Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:57 pm
Here' another Jesse Winchester song I hope you enjoy...
"All Of Your Stories" (1972) :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WY3u_JW4_I
...and how could I possibly forget that both Leonard and Elvis sang Silent Night :razz:
Attitude is a self-fulfilling prophecy ~ me ...... The magic of art is the truth of its lies ~ me ...... Only left-handers are in their right mind!
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Re: The Flame-discussion thread

Postby The Brucester » Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:57 am

You're welcome, B4Real.

And while on the subject of Leonard + Elvis both singing "Silent Night".....
have you ever heard this version before?
(gives me the chills) :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SgromntkNs

Simon & Garfunkel (rel: 1966/Columbia Records)
Note the actual "7 o'clock Newscast" (from an American radio station)

ps: Also loved your latest post on the thread: Music You're Listening To
=> Absolutely Excellent Amigo !!! :D

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Re: The Flame-discussion thread

Postby B4real » Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:31 am

Brucester, I thought I would reply here in the Other Music thread.
https://www.leonardcohenforum.com/viewt ... 15&t=38421
I'm just trying not clog up this thread with non-Flame things.
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Re: The Flame-discussion thread

Postby The Brucester » Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:26 pm

Thank you, B4real:

Speaking of "The Flame".....

=> Thanks to you and to everybody on this LEONARD COHEN discussion forum,
the flame (which shines so very bright) will keep on burning !!! :D

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Re: The Flame-discussion thread

Postby Joe Way » Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:09 pm

I'm just catching up as I've been traveling for over a month. B4real and Mat, really enjoyed your comments (as I always do). It's been a while since I've looked through The Flame and I will again and make a few comments of my own.

Brucester, I was a huge Kingston Trio fan growing up and in many ways, you could say they started me on the journey toward Leonard so thank you very much for your insights into the relationships between these diverse musicians. I was also a great fan of Jesse Winchester (as is Roscoe Beck-Leonard's recent bass player). Thanks very much and welcome to the Forum.

Joe
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