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by its4inthemorning
Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 330
Views: 13147

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

I have a confession to make which I guess will shock some of you....I have NEVER been on a horse in my life! It's not as though I ever had any fear of horses, or that I grew up in a city, it's just that an opportunity never really presented itself. (I have petted horses, does that count for somethin...
by its4inthemorning
Sat Aug 19, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 330
Views: 13147

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

Jean, Vickie asked about your small-print atheist comment, and I was curious as well. Thank you for your thoughtful elaboration. From what we know Leonard was open to all religions and spent his life exploring and considering them, but he always returned to Judaism. It seems that you also have deepl...
by its4inthemorning
Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 330
Views: 13147

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

Odds and Ends Additional on "The Window" - My previous comments were so geared to the lyrics that I neglected to mention the real magnet that draws me to this song, the beautiful melody and violin accompaniment. Bev, you crushed me when you informed us that "Oh tangle of matter and ghost" is attribu...
by its4inthemorning
Thu Aug 17, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 330
Views: 13147

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

I am not very familiar with "The Window" because (1) when I rediscovered Leonard and bought the albums I didn't have willy-nilly, I neglected to buy "Recent Songs." and (2) "The Window" was never played at any concert we attended. I had seen the video of Leonard playing "The Window" on a cheap tape ...
by its4inthemorning
Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Important Announcement in August/September
Replies: 79
Views: 7833

Re: Important Announcement in August/September

Where there is a will....Jarkko will find the way!
by its4inthemorning
Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 330
Views: 13147

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

It is really impossible for any fan to pick a favorite song, but yes, if I had to, it would be FBR, with about twenty other songs tied for second place. And no, it is not because I am atoning for being unfaithful! Like Alan put it, each listen of FBR is like visiting an old friend. Vickie, I know yo...
by its4inthemorning
Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 330
Views: 13147

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

What a wealth of interesting comments over the last 24 hours. Re: Editing/rewriting. For me, the degree to which I will spend time reviewing and editing anything I write is based on the audience. Work-related writing demands complete accuracy and clarity, somebody is actually paying me for my though...
by its4inthemorning
Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 330
Views: 13147

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

Vickie, thank you for your kind comments. I had written a longer post yesterday along the same lines, but when I was done, I didn't like it at all; moreover it was beyond the point of editing, so I scrapped it. It is still not easy for me to write even though I do it a lot for work. (But, maybe this...
by its4inthemorning
Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 330
Views: 13147

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

I've been thinking of the aspects of FBR that originally drew me to the song: First of course was the title of the song. I knew when I first listened to SOLAH that Leonard Cohen's music was avant garde (that is, per Dictionary.com, unorthodox, daring, radical), and choosing such a preposterous title...
by its4inthemorning
Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 330
Views: 13147

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

Result of pondering the real meaning of Avalanche:

https://youtu.be/MrCPIrs90eg

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by its4inthemorning
Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 330
Views: 13147

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

My apologies, I should not have suggested a new topic prematurely! Alan did a thoughtful (and I'll bet time-consuming) job in interpreting Avalanche's lyrics in the context of a (love?) relationship. I liked the "you are smothering me, back off" and "I think/hope I am still in control of myself/the ...
by its4inthemorning
Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:54 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 330
Views: 13147

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

I am sure B4 and Alan have seen this video, it is for Vickie and anyone else reading this thread who as not yet seen it. The video is not a song or interview, it is Leonard's Prince of Asturias Award acceptance speech given in Spain in 2011. There is not much more I can say, it speaks for itself. Th...
by its4inthemorning
Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 330
Views: 13147

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

Don't want to cut off more Avalanche discussion, but as we are straying off that topic, maybe someone could suggest a new one. I nominate Alan!
by its4inthemorning
Tue Aug 01, 2017 1:15 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 330
Views: 13147

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

I find myself checking this thread more than daily, a sure sign that I have some projects on my desk that are not very time-sensitize and not ones that I relish attending to. So much activity here since the lull, excuse the disconnectedness of this post as I try to make a few observations. Just watc...
by its4inthemorning
Sun Jul 30, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 330
Views: 13147

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

"The first topic...it appears to be Avalanche." If this implies interpreting the lyrics, it should be the final exam! I find it very difficult to get beyond the experience of listening to just a line or two and (still, after 45 years) shuddering, and feeling the shock of hearing a few simple words s...

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