So long Marianne

Debate on Leonard Cohen's poetry (and novels), both published and unpublished. Song lyrics may also be discussed here.
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Re: So long Marianne

Postby friscogrl » Sun May 01, 2011 5:38 pm

Thanks Mat for posting this video. It definitely is a gem, with many facets to it.

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Re: So long Marianne

Postby lizzytysh » Sun May 01, 2011 6:22 pm

I love this song insanely,
Well said, Lisa. Now, I'm going to watch and listen to Mat's clip.
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Re: So long Marianne

Postby MaryB » Sun May 01, 2011 6:25 pm

Appreciate your posting this link Mat and Ruth for the video clip. What a lovely video it is. What he says at the end is so true.
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Re: So long Marianne

Postby lizzytysh » Sun May 01, 2011 6:36 pm

Just watched it and loved seeing it again... thank you so much, Mat. Posted it as my Status on Facebook, as well.

Leonard has such a strong [impermeable?] sense of self in this and many other videos.
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Re: So long Marianne

Postby Cate » Mon May 02, 2011 2:05 am

mat james wrote: I just stumbled on this great little clip.
I love the reading, the pictures, the song and the post discussion!
Wow all around – especially the reading.

Also, I missed it before but I also liked the notebook drawing posted by be4real – lovely.
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Re: So long Marianne

Postby mat james » Mon May 02, 2011 11:06 am

Hi All,
I forgot to thank/acknowledge "messalina79" for creating that wonderful clip.
I noticed that she has been busy creating/compiling many, many more!!!
Who is this wonderful and talented Cohen fan?
And where does she access all that "Leonard stuff"?

http://www.youtube.com/user/messalina79

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Re: So long Marianne

Postby sue7 » Mon May 02, 2011 1:52 pm

Thanks, Mat. It is a great clip, and a wonderful performance.
It comes from Harry Rasky's film "The Song of Leonard Cohen" (1980, I think).
Messalina79 is on the forum as well as a great presence on Youtube, with a different name.
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Re: So long Marianne

Postby MaryB » Mon May 02, 2011 5:42 pm

Mat,

messalina79 = Ruth/somewhat_nifty
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Re: So long Marianne

Postby mat james » Tue May 03, 2011 1:39 am

Thanks :)
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Re: So long Marianne

Postby MaryB » Tue May 03, 2011 9:09 pm

You're quite welcome Mat. I asked the same question some time ago because the quality of her concert videos were so good (on par with Albert's) plus the choices Ruth makes when posting video clips from interviews, etc. are so exceptional.
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Re: So long Marianne

Postby Cheshire gal » Sat May 07, 2011 1:22 am

So long Marianne is one of my favorite songs. I am sure Leonard still loves Marianne. She was so very beautiful, and living in such an enchanting place, who would not have been happy and in love with her and life.

I want to thank Messalina79 for posting 'Greensleeves'. I have never heard him sing this before and that song always makes me very homesick. Thank you Ruth.
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Re: So long Marianne

Postby mat james » Mon Nov 21, 2016 1:21 pm

I just stumbled on this on youtube. It's beautiful.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2WygnHH2z4
"Without light or guide, save that which burned in my heart." San Juan de la Cruz.

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