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by Jean Fournell
Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Who By Fire
Replies: 53
Views: 16875

Re: Who By Fire

Superb!

Tons of natural white powder versus a few grams of manmade black powder, for one shot.

Well done, Claus.
Thank you.
by Jean Fournell
Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: The Fool (selected fragments)
Replies: 35
Views: 6672

The Fool: 12.3 – An exception

Unreserved granting Dividing a length into an infinite number of geometric points — as in the case of the immobile arrow — is tantamount to dividing this length by zero. Because a point with no extension, and not vibrating either, has the length zero. Let L be the length of the initial distance bet...
by Jean Fournell
Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Discussing "The Fool" and similar things
Replies: 5
Views: 278

Re: Discussing "The Fool" and similar things

Yes, patience often helps, doesn't it. He will speak these words of wisdom Like a sage, a man of vision Though he knows he’s really nothing But the brief elaboration of a tube What's special here is "these words of wisdom"... Of course all sentient and non-sentient beings are unique, and different f...
by Jean Fournell
Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:09 am
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Discussing "The Fool" and similar things
Replies: 5
Views: 278

Re: Discussing "The Fool" and similar things

Thank you Vickie, for this first post and for the interesting questions raised! First, a few minor points: ● I had never as much as heard of Ayn Rand. So I can't say much on that subject, except that she seems to be advocating the law of the strongest. ● Nor am I qualified to say whether you should ...
by Jean Fournell
Fri Oct 06, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 437
Views: 23115

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

B4real, that's an honest translation of "La Manic", giving the gist of the original. There is just one problem towards the end (S5L7): A hundred times, a hundred times The translator's additional comma is not in the original Cent fois cent fois and it changes the meaning from multiplication to repet...
by Jean Fournell
Fri Oct 06, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Discussing "The Fool" and similar things
Replies: 5
Views: 278

Discussing "The Fool" and similar things

This thread is meant for discussions, comments, questions-and-answers, differing points of view, and other such things that needn't clutter up more specifically dedicated threads. It is not exclusively meant for "The Fool", but also for more or less related topics. Please understand that at present ...
by Jean Fournell
Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 437
Views: 23115

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

Its4inthemorning, let me reassure you: we are not exactly off-topic here. We are (secretly, I must admit) discussing the meaning of well I am the one who loves changing from nothing to one. (You Know Who I Am) The "loves changing from..." implies: at least several times. Maybe not regularly — but ce...
by Jean Fournell
Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 437
Views: 23115

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

Thanks for your appreciation! :oops: But in fact the merit is Vickie's: She asks when I express myself too incomprehensibly. A rare thing, and much appreciated — it's difficult to perceive one's own inadequacies. Thank you, Vickie. ... there are those moments where you just "go" and react without th...
by Jean Fournell
Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:45 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 437
Views: 23115

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

... that moment between trying to learn to ride a bicycle and then actually riding the bicycle, where you wonder 'how did I do that', but just the fact that you are wondering how you did it proves that the moment is over.... Is that close? Oh yes, it most certainly is. In that privileged moment bet...
by Jean Fournell
Sat Sep 30, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 437
Views: 23115

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

Two points I forgot to mention previously: ● A hunch had got me toying with the internet, and I found this: In the Bible, Isaiah 43:1, God says: "I have called you by your name; you are mine." Maybe this could be seen in parallel to "Love calls you by your name". (Some say that God is Love...) The i...
by Jean Fournell
Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 437
Views: 23115

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

Vickie, as I said before, "break", to me, seems a pretty un-funny replacement term for "teach". Of course, the "politically correct" interpretation is that it means to "train" a horse, but the cleavage between the ideal and the often observed reality is shown pretty well by exactly that chosen term....
by Jean Fournell
Mon Sep 25, 2017 12:39 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 437
Views: 23115

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

Hi again, here two pictures from screenshots of "Anyhow" on Live in Dublin . LC bolo 1.jpg LC bolo 2.jpg My location, as I already said somewhere on this thread, is some 70 km north of Marseille, but not in a town or village. I live out in the country. Horses nowadays have become rare in agglomerati...
by Jean Fournell
Sun Sep 24, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 437
Views: 23115

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

Vickie, starting with the Video Bonus Tracks, then listening to all the songs' ends on Live in Dublin , I couldn't find the "chanting" you mention. So here's just a titbit for the category "trivia": The bolo tie Leonard Cohen is wearing during "Anyhow" (the second song of the Video Bonus Tracks) rem...
by Jean Fournell
Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: The Fool (selected fragments)
Replies: 35
Views: 6672

The Fool: 12.2 – A breath of nothing

You know who I am, you've stared at the sun, well I am the one who loves changing from nothing to one. Leonard Cohen, You Know Who I Am The Nothing shan't live like a dog either Have we now finally resolved Zeno's "youthful effort"? Given the history of "final resolutions", from Aristotle onwards, i...
by Jean Fournell
Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 437
Views: 23115

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

"Night" is compelling, isn't it? That first part of my signature is meant as a comment on my avatar picture. The second and the third part are borrowed from Leonard Cohen. The musical sequences are from "tonight will be fine ... for a while " and from "Held you for a little while / My Oh My Oh My" (...

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