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by DBCohen
Sun Jan 08, 2017 5:10 am
Forum: News
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 257
Views: 27149

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

Joe, like you, coming back here after a while I found that Diane and others have already said what fundamentally has to be said about this very impressive song, Steer Your Way, for which LC wrote the music as well as the lyrics and which cannot be separated, it seems, from its distinct violin accomp...
by DBCohen
Mon Dec 19, 2016 7:44 am
Forum: News
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 257
Views: 27149

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

Joe & All,

I too will be preoccupied the coming weeks, but hope to rejoin the discussion next month. Happy holidays,

Doron
by DBCohen
Sat Dec 17, 2016 7:31 am
Forum: News
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 257
Views: 27149

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

Joe,

Thank you very much for bringing those quotes here and also for quoting Rilke’s poem. Would you like to introduce the next track on the album, or should we wait until after the holiday season? Either way would be fine.
by DBCohen
Fri Dec 16, 2016 11:56 am
Forum: News
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 257
Views: 27149

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

Violet, I’m sure we can agree on many things: that there are contradictions in LC’s life and work (which is true for any great artist, I would say, and for many others not so blessed); that important things in one’s life and work may change over the years; that there are a lot of ways to approach LC...
by DBCohen
Thu Dec 15, 2016 5:04 pm
Forum: News
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 257
Views: 27149

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Friends, Just a quick note to advise some caution (sorry, that’s me). First, I have a problem with the genre of “Me and…” (recently departed). I would take the article by that rabbi with a big grain of salt (half a kilo, perhaps), especially where he tries to depict himself Roshi-like in LC’s life. ...
by DBCohen
Wed Dec 14, 2016 3:38 am
Forum: News
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 257
Views: 27149

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

Vicky, You are absolutely right in that LC’s words, music and voice speak directly to our hearts, and that we experience his as a private voice speaking to us and for us. Nothing can take away this deep-rooted attachment. The need some of us feel to also analyze his work does not contradict that bas...
by DBCohen
Tue Dec 13, 2016 11:18 am
Forum: News
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 257
Views: 27149

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

Joe, Welcome back. Thank you for pointing out the choir in “It Seemed The Better Way”; I also mentioned its beauty, but did not relate to the fact, which seems ironic, that the synagogue choir is featured on a song with such outstanding Christian motifs. But as you pointed out, in his childhood LC w...
by DBCohen
Sat Dec 10, 2016 10:20 am
Forum: News
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 257
Views: 27149

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Marsha, Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but I’m still not convinced. The article linked by Violet is very convincing in showing LC’s loyalty to Roshi till the end. He often said that what had drawn him to Zen was mainly Roshi’s personality, and I don’t think he wavered on that. Violet, Th...
by DBCohen
Thu Dec 08, 2016 5:38 am
Forum: News
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 257
Views: 27149

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 DBCohen
Mon Dec 05, 2016 3:00 pm
Forum: News
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 257
Views: 27149

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

I’ve been away from the Forum the past two weeks (busy, busy) and today enjoyed reading the postings accumulated since then. We still have three tracks to relate to, so I thought I’d start with the next one, “It Seemed The Better Way”. I said earlier how much I love the arrangement on the previous t...
by DBCohen
Mon Nov 21, 2016 2:33 pm
Forum: News
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 257
Views: 27149

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

I feel the need to apologize for not responding to the recent postings, being extremely busy and trying to keep up with all – or at least part – of the material about LC constantly coming out on various media. As I expect to be even busier the coming week I’ll say just a few words now, hoping to kee...
by DBCohen
Sat Nov 19, 2016 4:43 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: Help finding poem title, may be in Selected Poems 1956-68
Replies: 2
Views: 457

Re: Help finding poem title, may be in Selected Poems 1956-68

The title is verified (pp. 221-222 in the book).
by DBCohen
Sat Nov 19, 2016 4:31 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: ‘Book of Mercy’ interview in Edmonton 1984
Replies: 1
Views: 368

Re: ‘Book of Mercy’ interview in Edmonton 1984

Thank you very much Elliott and Jarkko for sharing this. Most of what he said here is familiar from other interviews he was giving at the time, but it is such a pleasure listening to him talking about Book of Mercy and everything else.
by DBCohen
Sat Nov 19, 2016 4:26 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

Thanks, holydove; this was meaningful and touching.
by DBCohen
Fri Nov 18, 2016 11:00 am
Forum: News
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 257
Views: 27149

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

I feel like moving on to the next track (other discussions can go on simultaneously, I believe). I don’t know if a vinyl version of the album was (or will be) released, but “Traveling Light” would most probably open its “B Side”, which as a whole has a somewhat different feeling than the “A side”. I...

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