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Funny response by husband to Dear Heather

Posted: Wed May 20, 2009 3:37 am
by LisaLCFan
My husband heard the Dear Heather album for the first time the other night (he's a selective LC fan). Since seeing LC in concert last month, I have been listening to Leonard's CD's constantly, and my husband is oddly jealous (he has nothing to worry about!). This brings me to the first funny response of my husband, when he heard the line in "Because Of" that goes, "Then they bend over the bed and cover me up like a baby...", my husband muttered, "yeah, of course they do...". Funny misplaced jealousy! Then, when the title track came on, my husband looked at the stereo then at me and said, "Is he [LC] messing with us?" I guess my husband doesn't appreciate all of LC's creativity! (By the way, I love the Dear Heather album!) Anyway, I thought that this was funny, so I thought I'd share! Cheers!

Re: Funny response by husband to Dear Heather

Posted: Wed May 20, 2009 12:52 pm
by iris
Nice story Lisa! I recognize it a little: my late husband at first had the same reactions and questions. Until he really, i mean really! started to listen and besides saw what Cohens music did to me... and began to understood that this effect was very good for me and therefore for us both... :-).
Another memory: the first time he heard Tacoma Trailer he was shocked, who is this? I smiled, this also is LC. Impossible... but still. (maybe it helped that it is a song without words haha...)
He loved it very much and when he died, almost 8 years ago, this was one of the songs that we played.
Liking and loving LC`s music, it happens in the glimp of an eye, or ear, (with me when I heard fbr) but sometimes it takes time and patience (as with my husband and my sons). I hope you understand, my english is not very good and its difficult to find words for these experiences.

Re: Funny response by husband to Dear Heather

Posted: Wed May 20, 2009 5:30 pm
by bridger15
iris wrote: Another memory: the first time he heard Tacoma Trailer he was shocked, who is this? I smiled, this also is LC. Impossible... but still. (maybe it helped that it is a song without words haha...)
He loved it very much and when he died, almost 8 years ago, this was one of the songs that we played.
Iris: A very moving post. What a lovely memory.
Funny that you brought up Tacoma Trailer. It is on THE FUTURE (1992). I repeat it on my iPod. It has been haunting me for weeks. I would like to know more about it. Does anyone know the background to this spellbinding song without words?

Re: Funny response by husband to Dear Heather

Posted: Wed May 20, 2009 6:47 pm
by iris
Bridger, look at the site diamonds in the lines, there you`ll find quotes of lc himself of every song he made.
Thank you for your words, it is indeed a dear memory, as time goes by I can hear tacoma trailer and just remember the good times, especially his very amazed and amused reaction when he heard it for the first time, so nice :-)

Re: Funny response by husband to Dear Heather

Posted: Thu May 21, 2009 12:37 am
by mnkyface
Lisa, I love the Dear Heather album too (and I kind of think he is messing with us on the title track :) ) My favorite song on there is probably Villanelle For Our Time...I love the way he says "commonwealth aGAIN". Just adore it. :lol: I also love The Faith. Such a beautiful song.

Iris, I think I have only listened to Tacoma Trailer once :shock: , must remedy that!

As for husbands, mine doesn't like LC's young voice (his first love is 80s Cohen) but loves his songwriting from all eras...so he was delighted to hear LC sing songs like Bird on A Wire and Suzanne in concert recently, with the "older" voice.

Re: Funny response by husband to Dear Heather

Posted: Thu May 21, 2009 4:07 am
by LisaLCFan
[quote="mnkyface"]...I love the way he says "commonwealth aGAIN". Just adore it. :lol:

That's how we say it in Canada! I love to hear him say it, too, since it reminds me that he's a fellow Canadian.

As for Tacoma Trailer, it is hauntingly beautiful. As is so much of LC's work...

Re: Funny response by husband to Dear Heather

Posted: Sat May 30, 2009 8:27 pm
by charlajoy
It's funny how the LC effect has been on my life with my guy. I had been dating and then stopped dating this man 14 years older than me because I was concerned with the "age" thing, but interestingly enough, after meeting LC fairly recently and getting totally immersed in his magic and music, I found that I was easily able to let go of my old frame of mind which had been hindering me, and I'm so turned onto my guy because of Leonard Cohen that we've been propelled into a "new" invigorating relationship, to say the least. My how I love Leonard for this. AND...my guy actually said that the song which I love so much--Dance me to the end of love--is beginning to grow on him. So that's good. :) Cheers!

Re: Funny response by husband to Dear Heather

Posted: Sun May 31, 2009 8:56 am
by MaryB
charlajoy,

What a great song to have 'grow on' your guy! You met LC recently? Please, do tell the story.

Best regards,
Mary

Re: Funny response by husband to Dear Heather

Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 12:00 am
by charlajoy
MaryB, Mystically speaking only. So sorry to mislead. Honestly, though, every part of my psyche has met this man within the last two months, introduced to me through my 21-year old son. I don't know HOW to thank Mr. Cohen for the light his soul and spirit, and the work of his soul and spirit, have shed on me, except to spiritually support him through my blessing. I hear his songs at night, during the day while my mind's on other things, and I I've seen his face and eyes. I feel like I've shared in his suffering, his journeying, his peace. I'm sure many others are attracted by the same qualities, but this is my expression. Thanks for the inquiry! And blessings on another Cohen fan....

Re: Funny response by husband to Dear Heather

Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 1:27 am
by MaryB
charlajoy,

What a beautiful meeting with LC, if only in your mind.

Best regards,
Mary

Re: Funny response by husband to Dear Heather

Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 2:55 am
by charlajoy
Dear MaryB,
I want to be kind, but truthful, too, so I find it necessary to add that I met LC with more than my mind, but not in a weird sense...I had been in some emotional turmoil and was praying for hope and kindness from anywhere, and I just "accidentally" (but not accidentally) met up with his song/poetry/spirit through my son. What incurred from that is that my whole being, not just my mind, became saturated with the light of knowledge and a power of being that can't be underestimated or play-acted. It was one of those moment that lasted for days and has continued to strengthen me. He has added an element to my life that can't be taken from me, kind of like one of those revelations that cause a person to become better than he was. Hope that explains it, and thanks for listening, Mary. charlajoy

Re: Funny response by husband to Dear Heather

Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 10:26 am
by iris
Charlajoy how beautifully said! Thanks for joining that with us.
I can deeply relate to it myself. As I told before. During and after the great losses in my life, there are the songs, the poetry, and the example that LC is. He sings my soul. And that is what, among other things and persons, gives my life meaning.

Re: Funny response by husband to Dear Heather

Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 8:54 pm
by charlajoy
iris wrote: He sings my soul. And that is what, among other things and persons, gives my life meaning.
Ditto, Iris. Thanks... charlajoy

Re: Funny response by husband to Dear Heather

Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 1:10 pm
by gladysia
My husband has a permanent resident card and it is about to expire? My husband and I have been married for almost 4 years. He received a permanent resident card on 4/27/06. It expires on 4/27/08 does anyone know what form we need to file for renewal or to extend it?
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