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by vlcoats
Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:56 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 502
Views: 33292

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

"And if by chance....with the lamb." - I struggle with an interpretation of this poignant line, any help? So nice to hear from you 4! I know this is a busy a time for you, so I have been hoping you could find time to write. I am just writing quick in response to your comment about this line and wil...
by vlcoats
Sat Dec 09, 2017 6:37 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's poetry and novels
Replies: 2
Views: 223

Re: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's poetry and novels

B4- Hello! Thank you for the links! I know I can always Google “Leonard Cohen poetry”, but I prefer to rely on the forum to steer me in the right direction, and so far, I haven’t been steered wrong. Thank you for giving me reasons to read Let Us Compare Mythologies a few more times again. The only p...
by vlcoats
Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:32 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's poetry and novels
Replies: 2
Views: 223

Along the way... Discovering Leonard's poetry and novels

Hello, I have just finished my first Leonard Cohen book, "Let Us Compare Mythologies". To back up a bit... I have only just discovered Leonard this year (yes... I know!!), and up to this point, I've only been immersed in his music and lyrics and have posted on The Music Place of this forum. I'm sure...
by vlcoats
Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:32 am
Forum: News
Topic: Montreal: comments and feelings
Replies: 44
Views: 4340

Re: Montreal: comments and feelings

icecreamtruck post wrote: I completely defer to the wishes of the family which are for now, to keep that private.
I just want to say that this is a very nice sentiment. If he was my dad or grandpa or even second cousin twice removed, I am pretty sure I would appreciate it.
by vlcoats
Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 502
Views: 33292

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

You know, it’s not always about what you say but how you say it .... the power of words, I’ve always loved this - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hzgzim5m7oU I finally had a chance to look at the link you posted above. I liked it a lot! Tomorrow is our Thanksgiving holiday in the US. This year, in ...
by vlcoats
Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:01 am
Forum: Comments & Questions
Topic: "Cuff" becomes "Cough" Arghh.
Replies: 10
Views: 504

Re: "Cuff" becomes "Cough" Arghh.

It is totally cuff! Jeeze!
by vlcoats
Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Montreal: comments and feelings
Replies: 44
Views: 4340

Re: Montreal: comments and feelings

.... Thought you might want to know that your chapstick stayed there till at least November 7th. I walked up Mount Royal on the anniversary of Leonard's death and paid my respects. I have to admit I was surprised to see a chapstick but also kind of 'got it' ... I have a picture of the grave that sh...
by vlcoats
Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:40 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 502
Views: 33292

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

Hello- How much fun it is to hear everyone's ideas and interpretations without arguing or one-upping. I haven't been in any electronic conversations like ours, or many at all to tell the truth. But whenever I mention to Dave that I can't believe what people say online, he always reminds how easy it ...
by vlcoats
Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:10 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 502
Views: 33292

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

4- First off, I loved your ending: .... He looked over my grades and attendance record, and then looked up over his glasses without raising his head and said, "how does a gentleman's C sound?") I hope the above is worth a gentleman's C As always, you crack me up! Backing up to your interpretation......
by vlcoats
Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 502
Views: 33292

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

A Bunch of Lonesome Heroes- This song has always been such an enigma to me, starting with the very first line. First of all, why are they so lonesome? And we don't know why they are heroes- except maybe for the mention of the army. The biggest question I have regarding the opening line is- what were...
by vlcoats
Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:46 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 502
Views: 33292

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

If God is left out of sex, it becomes pornographic; if sex is left out of God, it becomes pious and self-righteous. Thank you for everything that you said in your post about poetry. And thank you especially for Leonard's words, because you know how much I love that. I'm looking forward to going thr...
by vlcoats
Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:30 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 502
Views: 33292

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

It was especially interesting to meet and speak with Dave, as I was curious to see if he was there only in deference to you or if he had developed his own interest in Leonard. While your desire to attend had to be a factor, I sensed that he was far from being a reluctant participant. Good work in a...
by vlcoats
Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 502
Views: 33292

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

If you want to get as a complete understanding as you can of Leonard’s work I suggest you do get access to all his books in the order they were published. You could take advantage of being a librarian and read them first. I have already requested both Let Us Compare Mythologies and The Spice Box of...
by vlcoats
Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 502
Views: 33292

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

That is interesting B4! Not only for the mules, but for the " clear water ". The river that flows in front of our house, which incidentally is the the one Lewis and Clark navigated to connect with the Snake and later the Columbia and on to the Pacific Ocean,is called the Clearwater River. I am sampl...
by vlcoats
Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:49 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 502
Views: 33292

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

B4- I am glad you have brought up the Poetry Machine because as much as I loved it (and I really did), I also had a hard time with it. I could not even begin to absorb listening to Leonard’s voice recite his poems feeling that others were not only watching me, but waiting for their turn! I couldn’t ...

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