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by its4inthemorning
Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 501
Views: 32988

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

What a wealth of interesting comments over the last 24 hours. Re: Editing/rewriting. For me, the degree to which I will spend time reviewing and editing anything I write is based on the audience. Work-related writing demands complete accuracy and clarity, somebody is actually paying me for my though...
by its4inthemorning
Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 501
Views: 32988

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

Vickie, thank you for your kind comments. I had written a longer post yesterday along the same lines, but when I was done, I didn't like it at all; moreover it was beyond the point of editing, so I scrapped it. It is still not easy for me to write even though I do it a lot for work. (But, maybe this...
by its4inthemorning
Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 501
Views: 32988

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

I've been thinking of the aspects of FBR that originally drew me to the song: First of course was the title of the song. I knew when I first listened to SOLAH that Leonard Cohen's music was avant garde (that is, per Dictionary.com, unorthodox, daring, radical), and choosing such a preposterous title...
by its4inthemorning
Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 501
Views: 32988

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

Result of pondering the real meaning of Avalanche:

https://youtu.be/MrCPIrs90eg

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by its4inthemorning
Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 501
Views: 32988

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

My apologies, I should not have suggested a new topic prematurely! Alan did a thoughtful (and I'll bet time-consuming) job in interpreting Avalanche's lyrics in the context of a (love?) relationship. I liked the "you are smothering me, back off" and "I think/hope I am still in control of myself/the ...
by its4inthemorning
Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:54 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 501
Views: 32988

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

I am sure B4 and Alan have seen this video, it is for Vickie and anyone else reading this thread who as not yet seen it. The video is not a song or interview, it is Leonard's Prince of Asturias Award acceptance speech given in Spain in 2011. There is not much more I can say, it speaks for itself. Th...
by its4inthemorning
Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 501
Views: 32988

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

Don't want to cut off more Avalanche discussion, but as we are straying off that topic, maybe someone could suggest a new one. I nominate Alan!
by its4inthemorning
Tue Aug 01, 2017 1:15 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 501
Views: 32988

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

I find myself checking this thread more than daily, a sure sign that I have some projects on my desk that are not very time-sensitize and not ones that I relish attending to. So much activity here since the lull, excuse the disconnectedness of this post as I try to make a few observations. Just watc...
by its4inthemorning
Sun Jul 30, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 501
Views: 32988

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

"The first topic...it appears to be Avalanche." If this implies interpreting the lyrics, it should be the final exam! I find it very difficult to get beyond the experience of listening to just a line or two and (still, after 45 years) shuddering, and feeling the shock of hearing a few simple words s...
by its4inthemorning
Sat Jul 29, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 501
Views: 32988

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

Always enjoy reading the posts here, including when they drift a bit from Leonard. I am sure I mentioned this before, Avalanche was the first Cohen song I ever heard (the first song on the first album I ever heard), and it has always been a favorite. "I stepped into an avalanche, it covered up my so...
by its4inthemorning
Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 501
Views: 32988

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

Vickie, glad you enjoyed our little bit of fun, most of the credit is B4's as my only contribution was to suggest including The Stranger Song lyric followed by Leonard's sign-off from FBR. I knew The Stranger Song was one of your favorites, and in a way the "secret chart" lyric implies that everyone...
by its4inthemorning
Thu Jul 27, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 501
Views: 32988

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

Vickie, Your post had me tearing up, for it made me recognize the deepness of your sense of loss and your regret for not discovering this amazing man and his work earlier. It was so thoughtful and sincere, particularly your homage to Mr. Cohen at the end. And to answer your question, yes, we did kno...
by its4inthemorning
Sun Jul 23, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 501
Views: 32988

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

Vickie, we've been worried sick that the grizzlies got you in Glacier Park! I think this has been the longest lull on this thread since it started. As I am sure most everybody knows, when you play a video on youtube, there is a comments section below. Usually I ignore the comments, but recently I ha...
by its4inthemorning
Fri Jul 14, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 501
Views: 32988

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

Nothing wrong with putting off You Like It Darker (you said #13, but I think you meant #14). When you get to it, it will be a bittersweet experience. My first listens were before Leonard passed away, and while it conveyed a sense of profundity and importance, they were nothing compared with listenin...
by its4inthemorning
Sun Jul 09, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 501
Views: 32988

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

Re more music, songs, poems to come.... I am hoping that Adam, along with some of Leonard's musicians, Sharon, and Patrick Leonard, can turn some of the work that Leonard could not bring to completion into one or more CDs in the future. That would be an awesome (a word I use maybe once a year) tribu...

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