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by panjandrum
Thu Feb 02, 2017 1:23 am
Forum: OLD IDEAS
Topic: "Elaboration of a tube" line in "Going Home"?
Replies: 99
Views: 39318

Re: "Elaboration of a tube" line in "Going Home"?

I've always taken it literally - the digestive tract from mouth to ass. The tube. Wait, didn't I say that already somewhere way back in this thread? ( I don't really think the test-tube theory holds up all that well. It's quite specifically "of a tube" not "from a tube." Plus, he seems to have jetti...
by panjandrum
Fri Dec 23, 2016 8:50 pm
Forum: Tribute concerts, Cover versions & Soundtracks
Topic: "Hallelujah": 10 year old special needs student
Replies: 1
Views: 638

Re: "Hallelujah": 10 year old special needs student

Interesting. I ran across this on a News site and then came here to post a new thread (I might still do so) entitled "Reclaiming Hallelujah". Here is what I've posted in three places online at this point: "As wonderful and heartfelt a story as this is, it deserves mention somewhere that the song she...
by panjandrum
Sat Oct 22, 2016 4:00 am
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: Darker Album in the charts
Replies: 74
Views: 16738

Re: Darker Album in the charts

Checked just for kicks and it is currently #6 on US iTunes charts, and #2 on Amazon behind Lady Gaga who apparently has a new album? (You know, it's too bad. That makes twice now he ended-up with a CD release on the same day as another artist who was going to sell huge - Lady Gaga this time and Lana...
by panjandrum
Sat Oct 15, 2016 4:44 am
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'
Replies: 336
Views: 44551

Re: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'

Loving the album. On my third consecutive play-through now.

Is it my imagination or do I hear The Denvermen very strongly in "Leaving the Table"? Leonard's certainly of the age where he would have heard them "back in the day" (they pre-date Leonard's first album by something like 5 or 6 years...)
by panjandrum
Sat Oct 15, 2016 12:18 am
Forum: News
Topic: 'I am ready to die' - New LC interview in The Gurdian today
Replies: 3
Views: 937

Re: 'I am ready to die' - New LC interview in The Gurdian today

It's so sad to hear that his health is failing (or that he feels his health is failing...). I was lucky enough to see him 4 times during his "final touring years" (Toronto, Detroit, Detroit, Chicago) and he seemed incredibly vibrant, nimble, exuberant and absolutely full of life. Having seen too man...
by panjandrum
Fri Oct 14, 2016 3:52 am
Forum: News
Topic: Bob Dylan Awarded Nobel Prize for Literature 2016
Replies: 40
Views: 6465

Re: Bob Dylan Awarded Nobel Prize for Literature 2016

While I (like many here I expect) feel quite strongly that Leonard's lyrics are much richer, much more poetic, much "deeper" (for lack of a more concise term) and fit much more classically into the realm of literature (with added considerations being his Novels and considerable body of Poetry), I wo...
by panjandrum
Sat Aug 20, 2016 6:09 am
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'
Replies: 336
Views: 44551

Re: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'

Oh! Oh! Oh! Oooohhhhh!

Sorry, I experienced a spontaneous eargasm just thinking about it...
by panjandrum
Tue Feb 23, 2016 6:27 am
Forum: News
Topic: "6 songs that make people cry and the reasons why"
Replies: 2
Views: 1738

Re: "6 songs that make people cry and the reasons why"

Interesting. And yeah, it's surely presumptuous to claim to know why certain songs move certain people to tears. (Then again, to play devil's advocate; if you've studied psychology, literature, philosophy and the like, you might actually have a reasonable basis on which to form some pretty good educ...
by panjandrum
Sat Oct 31, 2015 4:19 am
Forum: Other music
Topic: Lana Del Rey
Replies: 7
Views: 1675

Re: Lana Del Rey

I'm really enjoying Lana's newest (Honeymoon). It's a real shame that she apparently can't actually sing (90% of the live performances I've heard are beyond bad; just nails-on-the-chalkboard-ear-coveringly-awful). It shows how much I enjoy her creativity and lyrics that I'll listen to her anyway bec...
by panjandrum
Wed Sep 23, 2015 8:40 pm
Forum: Tribute concerts, Cover versions & Soundtracks
Topic: Dear Leonard: Birthday Tribute to Leonard Cohen (2015)
Replies: 3
Views: 1293

Re: Dear Leonard: Birthday Tribute to Leonard Cohen (2015)

Thank you! I think this is a lovely way to celebrate Leonard each year.
by panjandrum
Sun Sep 13, 2015 12:36 am
Forum: Comments & Questions
Topic: Need to get permission to use Leonard's poems as song lyrics
Replies: 9
Views: 4991

Re: Need to get permission to use Leonard's poems as song lyrics

The original concept was an entire album of Cohen's poems turned into song. Hence the original topic title. Thank goodness we didn't attempt that, as over a half-dozen attempts to contact met with absolutely zero response. If you read a couple posts above, you can see that we got a mechanical licens...
by panjandrum
Tue Jun 16, 2015 2:39 am
Forum: News
Topic: Leonard on... MacNN
Replies: 1
Views: 667

Leonard on... MacNN

by panjandrum
Tue Apr 28, 2015 7:58 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: "Other Writers" (the poem, not actually other writers)
Replies: 0
Views: 1603

"Other Writers" (the poem, not actually other writers)

First time I read this poem it said to me "This is everything Leonard Cohen is, all wrapped up on a single page." My wife and daughter felt the same way and also fell in love with it. Eventually my daughter recorded this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kPtecVU5Hs&list=PL1WGsNfkvvYTwwnSeGJIxOy7OlsF...
by panjandrum
Thu Apr 16, 2015 12:59 am
Forum: Comments & Questions
Topic: Need to get permission to use Leonard's poems as song lyrics
Replies: 9
Views: 4991

Re: Need to get permission to use Leonard's poems as song ly

Thanks for your kind words. There is a bit more information in the "Covers" thread. In the case of the Who By Fire and Chelsea Hotel No. 2, they were just "a little extra time playing around in the studio". Other Writers was possibly a "to be released" track, but that's never moved forward and the v...
by panjandrum
Tue Apr 14, 2015 3:19 am
Forum: Comments & Questions
Topic: Need to get permission to use Leonard's poems as song lyrics
Replies: 9
Views: 4991

Re: Need to get permission to use Leonard's poems as song ly

So, after no-less-than half-a-dozen attempts to contact various persons (some at the suggestion of Jarkko, who graciously replied to my emails, thank you!) we have received zero responses of any kind. My daughter decided to release a pre-finalize version of "Other Writers" as a noncommercial "fan re...

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