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by its4inthemorning
Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:08 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 499
Views: 32462

Re: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums

The stories of the street are mine, the Spanish voices laugh. The Cadillacs go creeping now through the night and the poison gas, and I lean from my window sill in this old hotel I chose, yes one hand on my suicide, one hand on the rose. I know you've heard it's over now and war must surely come, th...
by its4inthemorning
Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:05 am
Forum: News
Topic: Montreal tribute: media coverage, photos & YouTube links
Replies: 55
Views: 5771

Re: Montreal tribute: media coverage, photos & YouTube links

I am at a loss for words, such an exquisite video tribute. Thank you.
by its4inthemorning
Sun Nov 26, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Comments & Questions
Topic: "Cuff" becomes "Cough" Arghh.
Replies: 10
Views: 454

Re: "Cuff" becomes "Cough" Arghh.

I always heard it as "cuff," which made sense to me as I remember my father used to occasionally flick a cigarette ash in his pants cuff if there was no ash tray available. But now I see when I check a "lyric" website online, that they have it as "cough," which could also fit. What is the official l...
by its4inthemorning
Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 499
Views: 32462

Re: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums

Tomorrow is our Thanksgiving holiday in the US. This year, in addition to the many things I have to be thankful for, I can add the good fortune of finding this thread and its thoughtful participants. The depth of thinking behind the recent comments centered on "A Bunch of Lonesome Heroes" really ove...
by its4inthemorning
Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 499
Views: 32462

Re: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums

By exchanging thoughts in these little "studies" we all gain new insights. I focused my write-up on Vietnam and ignored the larger context (replace jungle with sand, and the song could just as easily be about an army patrol in the mid-east), while Vickie concentrated on the larger theme and did not ...
by its4inthemorning
Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:31 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 499
Views: 32462

Re: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums

A bunch of lonesome and very quarrelsome heroes were smoking out along the open road; the night was very thick and dark between them, each man beneath his ordinary load. "I'd like to tell my story," said one of them so young and bold; "I'd like to tell my story, before I turn into gold." But no one ...
by its4inthemorning
Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 499
Views: 32462

Re: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums

The lines B4 posted, "and the old clear water eating rocks," refers to the geological/chemical phenomenon where the earth's great mountains are slowly but surely being dissolved by rainwater and carried away. Note that he said "eating rocks," not simply eroding rocks which would be more a physical t...
by its4inthemorning
Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: ". . . and all your work is right before your eyes"
Replies: 4
Views: 419

Re: ". . . and all your work is right before your eyes"

Geoffrey, I just stumbled across this thread. I do not know the sophisticated terms that are used when commenting on art, but will nevertheless convey some thoughts: you have mastered many artistic techniques, and with all of them you seem to have a knack of including just the right amount of detail...
by its4inthemorning
Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: News
Topic: It's only Rock 'n Roll - Boldly ranking every Rock Hall Inductee: # 138. Leonard Cohen
Replies: 1
Views: 244

Re: It's only Rock 'n Roll - Boldly ranking every Rock Hall Inductee: # 138. Leonard Cohen

Thanks for posting, if only to illustrate that after all these years there are still many who really have no clue about Leonard's work. Rankings like this are always a bit silly because they are comparing apples with oranges with bananas, etc. and dealing with an art form that has and will always ev...
by its4inthemorning
Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Montreal: comments and feelings
Replies: 44
Views: 4062

Re: Montreal: comments and feelings

A memorable memorial.

Thanks so much for all those that had a hand in making the many arrangements and implementing the plans, especially Eva and Chris for Sunday's bus tour, surprises, and dinner, and of course Jarkko and Marie. It could not have been better.

Curt
by its4inthemorning
Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 499
Views: 32462

Re: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums

Well, the Big Event is over and we are back home. I thought that part of my desire to attend was to achieve some sort of closure regarding Leonard's passing. But if closure means attaining the ability to forget, or to diminish, a loss, the past few days made me realize that it is not something that ...
by its4inthemorning
Fri Nov 03, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: News
Topic: MONTREAL: More information for the members
Replies: 74
Views: 9586

Re: MONTREAL: More information for the members

Two remaining questions: Is this correct, Welcome Package is "claimable" only day of concert starting at 4:00? If so, seems like one would have to either return to hotel to drop off items, or carry them around before, during, and after concert. Couldn't pickup be allowed earlier (ie, noon)? Also, no...
by its4inthemorning
Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 499
Views: 32462

Re: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums

Now that the "Tower of Song" event is just days away, I am wondering which mood will predominate in my mind, the excitement and happiness that surround attending a concert and seeing old (and new) friends, or the sadness from realizing the finality of the situation. The weather forecasts show little...
by its4inthemorning
Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Who will appear in the tribute concert?
Replies: 56
Views: 4552

Re: Who will appear in the tribute concert?

On Webb sisters' Facebook page I see a photo with them and Neil Larson in Montreal on October 28!

Maybe some sleuths out there can find evidence of other band members attending?
by its4inthemorning
Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 499
Views: 32462

Re: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums

More watchman's clock punches: Vickie: What makes you think I didn't look up "erudition"? The dictionary is our friend. Jean: Interesting lesson on the dynamics of horses in their natural habitat. Almost all I know about horses has been learned here these past few months. B4: Thanks for the Frederic...

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