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by vlcoats
Tue Aug 22, 2017 4:47 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 330
Views: 13050

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

B4- Thank you for the link. Jennifer Warnes has a beautiful, beautiful voice. Her back up in Take This Waltz is perfect. There have been one or two other female recording artists that I love completely on their own. Obviously Janice and maybe Jewel and Kate Bush, but otherwise I'm not sure what my p...
by vlcoats
Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:50 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 330
Views: 13050

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

The eclipse was pretty amazing, although I had thought it would be darker. Viewing that sliver of sun through the glasses, it was amazing to me that it was not indeed darker. It was equally amazing how much colder it got. In the evening, when the sun drops behind our ridge, it doesn’t get cool so qu...
by vlcoats
Mon Aug 21, 2017 5:55 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 330
Views: 13050

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

Jean Fournell wrote:Well, there's a lot going on here.
Yes, apparently there is. ;-)
Thank you very much for your post Jean. I think I need to read it again, and get back to you after the eclipse tomorrow.
Vickie
by vlcoats
Sun Aug 20, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 330
Views: 13050

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

B4- Thank you for the links. I like Jennifer Warnes even more now. What she said about "leaving the building" and Leonard and grace is exactly how I feel and what happens to me when I listen to him. It was perfect. I knew it was probably through you that I had first heard of the 10 bulls. Although I...
by vlcoats
Sun Aug 20, 2017 5:19 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 330
Views: 13050

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

Jean- The Wikipedia article makes the similarities between BOTAM and The Ten Bulls so clear (the hoof prints, the grass bent down, the high plateau, etc.) that it cannot be denied Leonard borrowed the idea for this song from that. I suppose you are right… it is about the search for enlightenment. As...
by vlcoats
Sat Aug 19, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 330
Views: 13050

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

Edit to add- I only just now saw Jean's post as I was about to send this one. Funny, this happened to him with my post last time. I don't have time to reply to your post now Jean, except to say thank you for writing and answering my question about the Buddhism link before you saw that I asked it! .....
by vlcoats
Sat Aug 19, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 330
Views: 13050

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

I’m an animal lover so it does seem to be in the DNA ....and for me, it appears they know that too ;-) equine-curtsy-bow.jpg Loved that picture B4! You crack me up! Regarding horses... I received my Little Black Songbook from Amazon, and today I was able to play The Ballad of the Absent Mare (Yes!)...
by vlcoats
Sat Aug 19, 2017 12:51 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 330
Views: 13050

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

...In my own eyes (which of course are the least qualified of all), I am a deeply religious man, but without postulating any divinities. Nor using them for my private schemes and calculations. Jean- What an interesting take on it. I have met several people who claim to be atheists, but I often wond...
by vlcoats
Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 330
Views: 13050

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

This soul is blessed precisely as what it is, unconditionally. "Gentle this soul" pronounces it to be "gentle", it is the word producing reality. It is similar to the sufi "dhikr" (mention) of the name of Allah. (And no, it's not strange that an atheist should say such things.) I have been thinking...
by vlcoats
Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 330
Views: 13050

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

Loving all of the posts! Jean, thank you for blowing up the postcard so I could see it. I think you are correct about the sound of bare footed vs shod horses. And 4, maybe you are right about the love of animals. I remember a story I read about Rufus Wainwright meeting Leonard for the first time. He...
by vlcoats
Fri Aug 18, 2017 1:40 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 330
Views: 13050

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

Jean- I could not make out the postcard but I tried. However the village and the surrounding countryside are beautiful. Where is it? Your horses are so calm and so willing to go wherever you want them to go. They must trust you. Thank you for the videos, they were very relaxing to watch. There's som...
by vlcoats
Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 330
Views: 13050

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

4- Thank you so much for your thought on The Window! I love that the song is new to you also. Your take on it was truly refreshing. So many interpretations of The Window focus on religion and the intellectual concepts of the symbols and imagery. Yes, I do think that the phrases, symbols, and imagery...
by vlcoats
Thu Aug 17, 2017 3:09 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 330
Views: 13050

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

Oh happy day! I have just received both the live CD Field Commander Cohen and my Leonard Cohen; The Little Black Songbook. Now, how am I supposed to get anything done around here tomorrow? (My apologies to Amazon for any ill thoughts I voiced regarding our relationship, you know I couldn't go on wit...
by vlcoats
Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 330
Views: 13050

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

— two horses, one man, and two halters (no saddle nor bridle nor anything) — That would be something to see! The Window is on the next live album you will be (or already are) listening to! B4- I forgot to comment on this... but I am still waiting for Field Commander Cohen to get here! I try not to ...
by vlcoats
Tue Aug 15, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 330
Views: 13050

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

Jean Fournell wrote:My horses love donkeys.
Jean-
Your horses are most clever and kind! :)
Vickie

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