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by Steven
Tue Apr 04, 2017 4:12 am
Forum: News
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 351
Views: 39160

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

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by Steven
Sat Apr 01, 2017 5:40 am
Forum: News
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 351
Views: 39160

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

Hi Vicki, Your "instinctive feelings as to what listening to a particular song might mean" to you, are probably almost always right. :) Perhaps the consolation that you and I and some others get is largely grounded in connection that the songs make to each of us. The songs go to where they can matte...
by Steven
Fri Mar 24, 2017 5:33 am
Forum: News
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 351
Views: 39160

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

Hi, Doron wrote: "I appreciate all your comments very much. There’s still a lot to think about; perhaps we should go back to the beginning… " Thanks, Doron. Likewise is my appreciation for the comments you and others have made. Want to note a bible verse that L.C. may have been directly responding t...
by Steven
Tue Mar 14, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: News
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 351
Views: 39160

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

Hi Diane, Thanks for the interesting post. I hear the snake's appearance in the song as most strongly an allusion to the biblical snake in Genesis 3. That creature was the provocateur of the disobedience that led to the fall... the "original sin." Treaties have relevance to all manner of situations ...
by Steven
Sat Mar 04, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Other Writers and Writing
Topic: Pat Conroy
Replies: 8
Views: 4160

Re: Pat Conroy

Hi sturgess66,

Watched the movie and enjoyed it. :)
by Steven
Wed Mar 01, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: News
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 351
Views: 39160

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

Hi, Interesting that the song character isn't wishing for a reconcilement of the two loves or a cementing. A treaty may not be as strong as a reconcilement. A cementing would give the loves at least a degree of permanency. Consider the treaty in "Night Comes On." There, a treaty ("agreement") is bro...
by Steven
Tue Feb 28, 2017 6:12 am
Forum: Other Writers and Writing
Topic: Pat Conroy
Replies: 8
Views: 4160

Re: Pat Conroy

Hi sturgess66,

Thanks. Looking forward to watching the movie. Hopefully will be able to do so within
a week or so.
by Steven
Fri Feb 24, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Other Writers and Writing
Topic: Pat Conroy
Replies: 8
Views: 4160

Re: Pat Conroy

Hi sturgess66, Thank you for your post. No, haven't seen the movie Conrack. Thanks for mentioning it. Will get ahold of the DVD. I wonder if Pat Conroy had been a fan of Leonard Cohen's music. (Each utilized the ashes of life as ingredients of creative output.) The first two of the Pat Conroy book-d...
by Steven
Fri Feb 24, 2017 1:57 am
Forum: Other Writers and Writing
Topic: Pat Conroy
Replies: 8
Views: 4160

Re: Pat Conroy

Hi,

The song "Lili Marlene" briefly comes up in Pat Conroy's novel South of Broad.
It's a remarkable book. Fans of Leonard Cohen's "Famous Blue Raincoat" are likely
to think of "Famous Blue Raincoat" upon reading about or hearing "Lili Marlene."
by Steven
Sat Jan 21, 2017 3:30 am
Forum: Other Writers and Writing
Topic: Pat Conroy
Replies: 8
Views: 4160

Re: Pat Conroy

Hi,

Just finished A Lowcountry Heart: Reflections on a Writing Life.
The book is Copyright 2016 by Pat Conroy. I like it a lot.
by Steven
Sun Jan 01, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Other music
Topic: Pete Seeger - A Hard Rain's A Gonna Fall
Replies: 6
Views: 625

Re: Pete Seeger - A Hard Rain's A Gonna Fall

Hi Kush, Whitman and Seeger had an "everyman" quality that was part of their personas and creative expression. I believe that each truly cared for others. Whitman stepped away from poetry to care for injured Civil War soldiers. Caring wasn't second fiddle to artistic passion. Same can be said of See...
by Steven
Mon Dec 26, 2016 5:28 am
Forum: Other music
Topic: Pete Seeger - A Hard Rain's A Gonna Fall
Replies: 6
Views: 625

Re: Pete Seeger - A Hard Rain's A Gonna Fall

Hi Kush, Ingredients: a prescient and galvanizing Dylan song, with a remarkable delivery/interpretation by someone who very much knew what the song meant and had a personal history that gave him credibility with his fans to sing it out. (Folk musicologists will recognize an unintentional pun.) That ...
by Steven
Thu Dec 22, 2016 9:49 pm
Forum: Tribute concerts, Cover versions & Soundtracks
Topic: "Hallelujah": 10 year old special needs student
Replies: 1
Views: 497

"Hallelujah": 10 year old special needs student

Hi,

There wasn't room in the heading space to include "& choir."

This is better than very nice.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvUMDp-snTI .
by Steven
Mon Dec 19, 2016 7:47 am
Forum: News
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 351
Views: 39160

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

Hi Violet, The holding of the tongue, I take to be a repression of anger that's emerged. Evidence of that anger is the not turning of the cheek. Good reason for someone to be angry, here. (Elsewhere on the album are the words: "I'm angry and I'm tired all the time.") Directing anger to God isn't som...
by Steven
Sun Dec 18, 2016 8:31 pm
Forum: Other Writers and Writing
Topic: Pat Conroy
Replies: 8
Views: 4160

Re: Pat Conroy

Hi,

Found this book to be of interest: Conversations with the Conroy's: Interviews with Pat Conroy
and
His Family, published by the University of South Carolina Press.

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