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by Joe Way
Mon Jan 16, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: News
Topic: New book by Ron Cornelius
Replies: 3
Views: 1140

Re: New book by Ron Cornelius

This looks really good.

Joe
by Joe Way
Wed Jan 11, 2017 3:20 am
Forum: News
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 257
Views: 27117

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

"The only moment that you can live here comfortably in these absolutely irreconcilable conflicts is in this moment when you embrace it all and you say "Look, I don’t understand a fucking thing at all – Hallelujah!” Violet, I really appreciate all of your views. I'm not trying to start any ...
by Joe Way
Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:52 am
Forum: News
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 257
Views: 27117

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

Hi Diane, I am simply agreeing with what you have said about YWID. As someone on the path of unfolding, of developing awareness, I feel into these songs rather than get technical about them. As Leonard himself said, in so many words, "you don't have to understand an embrace." I do feel he...
by Joe Way
Sun Jan 08, 2017 3:31 am
Forum: News
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 257
Views: 27117

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

Thanks for all the recent contributions to this thread. I hope everyone had/is having a pleasant holiday. Kush, I enjoyed your personal reflections on Darker . The best acoustics in the whole world in a cubicle of metal, plush and glass. Ah, yes, one of the delights of the haven that is the motor c...
by Joe Way
Sun Dec 25, 2016 5:39 am
Forum: News
Topic: Season's Greetings 2016
Replies: 21
Views: 1008

Re: Season's Greetings 2016

Dear Eija & Jarkko & Marie,
Merry Christmas and a very happy 2017 to you and to all our many friends on the forum and in the Leonard Cohen community. Now, more than ever we treasure your friendship.

Love and hugs,

Joe & Anne
by Joe Way
Wed Dec 21, 2016 5:10 am
Forum: News
Topic: FROM LEONARD: HAPPENS TO THE HEART
Replies: 93
Views: 20938

Re: FROM LEONARD: HAPPENS TO THE HEART

Jarkko -- It is very special to me that you mention this. I have thought about this poem a few times since the sad news. My father introduced me to Leonard Cohen's work when I was younger. Cohen Live was traveling music in the car of my youth. I thought it was magic. By Dear Heather I was old enoug...
by Joe Way
Sun Dec 18, 2016 8:43 pm
Forum: News
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 257
Views: 27117

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

Hi Steven, Vicki & Violet, I think that you all make very important points about SBW. It seems that all the songs on this album reflect many different beliefs and state of minds that the narrator moves between. In this sense, I think that album is very similar to "Various Positions" in...
by Joe Way
Sat Dec 17, 2016 1:35 am
Forum: News
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 257
Views: 27117

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

I was inspired to re-visit your excellent article on "The Window" and in keeping with your suggestion that we rely primarily on Leonard's own words, I'll quote them here. On Kabbalism: In an Internet chat with fans which took place in October 2001, Cohen had this to say in response to a qu...
by Joe Way
Thu Dec 15, 2016 8:20 am
Forum: News
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 257
Views: 27117

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

Dear Violet, Very interesting and astute analysis. I've read the article from Leonard's Rabbi and was hoping that someone would clarify some of the kabbalah references-and still hope that it happens. I read the Wiki page on the Neo-Sabbatian teachings under HaKohain and it is intriguing but still no...
by Joe Way
Tue Dec 13, 2016 4:02 am
Forum: News
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 257
Views: 27117

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

Nice catch, Steven.
Here is a link to a youTube version:

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

Beautiful song as is Leonard's.

Joe
by Joe Way
Tue Dec 13, 2016 2:55 am
Forum: News
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 257
Views: 27117

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

Some amazing activity has been going on here the past few days and it would be impossible to relate to it all without spending hours at the keyboard, which unfortunately I can’t afford to do. But I did read and reflect on it all; there seems to be a fruitful dialogue going on between Diane and Jean...
by Joe Way
Sat Nov 19, 2016 7:22 am
Forum: News
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 257
Views: 27117

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

Doron, thank you for introducing the next song and your great comments on it. When I heard "traveling" my thoughts went to this poem. Loving you, flesh to flesh, I often thought / Of traveling penniless to some mud throne / Where a master might instruct me how to plot / My life away from p...
by Joe Way
Sat Nov 19, 2016 5:22 am
Forum: News
Topic: Leonard Has Passed Away
Replies: 672
Views: 60729

Re: Leonard Has Passed Away

Dear Marie, That was a very elequent and touching article by Cantor Zelermyer. If you have the ability to contact him, please thank him on behalf of those who not only were fans of Leonard Cohen and appreciate his deep contribution to the last album, but also considered Leonard to be a very special ...
by Joe Way
Sat Nov 19, 2016 5:06 am
Forum: News
Topic: Rabbi Lord J. Sacks on LC & Darker Song
Replies: 3
Views: 1167

Re: Rabbi Lord J. Sacks on LC & Darker Song

Thank you, holydove, that was very eloquent and as Doron said, touching.

Joe
by Joe Way
Thu Nov 17, 2016 7:38 pm
Forum: News
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 257
Views: 27117

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

For those interested, I suggest you read "Being Leonard Cohen's Rabbi" posted in a thread in this section. So many of the terms are unfamiliar to me so I anxiously await Doron's help in understanding the various branches of Judaism that the author references. I suspect it may also shed mor...

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