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by I'm your fan
Fri Mar 31, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: News
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 348
Views: 41538

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

Mat James, ursula48: Thank you for your aknowledgement. I encourage you to read more works of San Juan de la Cruz. In particular one of his most famous works, the Spiritual Canticle ("Cántico Espiritual"). I copy and paste a paragraph from the English Wikipedia about the Spiritual Canticle: "St. Joh...
by I'm your fan
Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: News
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 348
Views: 41538

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

Amancio Prada is a Spanish singer who set music to many poems from Spanish poets. Here is a version of Llama de Amor Viva sung by him: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hLyQnFxv1nM
by I'm your fan
Thu Mar 30, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: News
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 348
Views: 41538

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

Now a text comentary in English on San Juan de la Cruz poem: The poem Llama de amor viva was written by San Juan de la Cruz in the 16th century. This poem belongs to the second half of the Renaissance, a period characterized by a rise of the religious theme and a closing of barriers to cultural exch...
by I'm your fan
Thu Mar 30, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: News
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 348
Views: 41538

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

Matt, You should read the original text in Spanish: (The original complete title is "Llama de amor viva - Canciones del alma en la íntima comunicación de unión de amor de Dios". [The Living Flame Of Love - Songs of the soul in the intimate communication of loving union with God.]) LLAMA DE AMOR VIVA...
by I'm your fan
Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: News
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 348
Views: 41538

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

This is an adaptation of Cavafy's poem sung in Catalan, by Catalan singer Lluis Llach. The subtitles are in Spanish: http://ytcropper.com/cropped/Mw58db7a15b497c
by I'm your fan
Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: News
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 348
Views: 41538

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

Ithaca by Constantine Cavafy, recited in English by Sean Connery with background music by Vangelis. The text is subtitled in Spanish:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3usUuJ6xNs
by I'm your fan
Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: Tribute concerts, Cover versions & Soundtracks
Topic: Judy Collins performs "Suzanne" - 59th GRAMMYs
Replies: 0
Views: 454

Judy Collins performs "Suzanne" - 59th GRAMMYs

I don't know if this topic has already been covered, but Judy Collins performed "Suzanne" at the 59th edition of the GRAMMYs. Great performance, with Collins telling the audience how she first met Leonard Cohen fifty years ago. Transcription of Judy Collins Speech: "An honour to be here, thank you, ...
by I'm your fan
Wed Feb 01, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: OLD IDEAS
Topic: "Elaboration of a tube" line in "Going Home"?
Replies: 99
Views: 36407

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

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 At some point during some internet research I was doing quite a while back now I stumbled upon what I felt to be a more specific and consistent seeming answer to ...
by I'm your fan
Mon Jan 30, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: News
Topic: mail columnist stephen glover comments on leonard's consumption of drugs
Replies: 1
Views: 482

Re: mail columnist stephen glover comments on leonard's consumption of drugs

This is a fallacy. A logical fallacy: In logic, a fallacy (from Latin: fallacy, 'deception') is an argument or a postulate that seems valid, but it is not. And that fallacy has a name: Cum hoc ergo propter hoc (in Latin, 'with this, therefore because of this') is a fallacy that is committed by infer...
by I'm your fan
Tue Jan 10, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: News
Topic: New unauthorized CD: LC - The Eternal Classic
Replies: 9
Views: 1280

Re: New CD: LC - The Eternal Classic

This is not a new release. This compilation was released in the year 2008. I have looked for it (and found it) in the web page discogs.com, where it states: "CD, Compilation, Unofficial Release ": https://www.discogs.com/Leonard-Cohen-The-Eternal-Classic/release/2129304 According to the web page coh...
by I'm your fan
Mon Jan 09, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Darker Album in the charts
Replies: 74
Views: 14422

Re: Darker Album in the charts

The Spanish music site jenesaispop.com states that You Want It Darker is golden disc (20.000 copies sold) in Spain. http://jenesaispop.com/2017/01/04/285216/you-want-it-darker-leonard-cohen-disco-oro-espana/ At the end, the article says (I translate): "This certificate adds to gold also in the Unite...
by I'm your fan
Mon Dec 19, 2016 12:29 pm
Forum: News
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 348
Views: 41538

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

Hi Violet, The "you" in the song could be played by any authority figure where a person has placed ultimate degrees of faith in. (God, psychologically, is often a super-parental figure.) I wouldn't presume any particular stand-in for God for the song writer. The potency of the song for others, in p...
by I'm your fan
Sun Dec 18, 2016 1:37 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Tributes to Leonard around the world
Replies: 72
Views: 11971

Re: Tributes to Leonard around the world

Thank you, B4Real. I myself made a transcription of the lyrics while listening to Lil' Andy's cover of the song. I have possibly commited some mistakes making the transcription, so there are a few errors... In any case, thank you for your answer. After reading your post, I found this 1992 interview ...
by I'm your fan
Sat Dec 17, 2016 3:35 am
Forum: Live in London, Dear Heather, The Essential Leonard Cohen, Ten New Songs
Topic: In My Secret Life
Replies: 39
Views: 33271

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(...)It seems to me that when phrases like "wisdom of old" are used in a deferential sense, that what is implied is their having stood the test of time. True, that everything was a "hit" at one point; however, the majority of those hits end up with "flash-in-a-pan" status. So, with that low surviva...
by I'm your fan
Fri Dec 16, 2016 9:11 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Tributes to Leonard around the world
Replies: 72
Views: 11971

Re: Tributes to Leonard around the world

From the link you put, I see songwriter Li'l Andy was one of the performers. I have looked for him in Google (I didn't know him); and I have seen he performed "Democracy" in 2013 in the same place he did the tribute to Leonard yesterday, the Rialto, with Patrick Watson and Little Scream. We can see ...

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