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by panjandrum
Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:42 am
Forum: Comments & Questions
Topic: Leonard Cohen Lyrics That Would be Suitable for a Wedding Reading?
Replies: 2
Views: 630

Re: Leonard Cohen Lyrics That Would be Suitable for a Wedding Reading?

Well, probably too late for your needs, but listen to Love Itself. I think there are pieces of that which might work.
by panjandrum
Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:28 am
Forum: Adam Cohen
Topic: Is Adam Cohen singing the unreleased songs of his father?
Replies: 13
Views: 3465

Re: Is Adam Cohen singing the unreleased songs of his father?

Personally, I would love to hear more of Leonard's poetry set to song; if Adam did it that would be great (and I think we would have heard if he latest albums were Leonard-penned on the lyrics side). If other people do it, that's great too. ( https://youtu.be/8kPtecVU5Hs?list=PL1WGsNfkvvYTwwnSeGJIxO...
by panjandrum
Thu Feb 02, 2017 1:23 am
Forum: OLD IDEAS
Topic: "Elaboration of a tube" line in "Going Home"?
Replies: 99
Views: 42852

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: 725

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: 19606

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: 53244

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: 1055

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: 7564

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: 53244

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: 1819

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: 1781

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: 1382

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: 5230

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: 718

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: 1879

"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...

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