I like that idea! As for the first topic... it appears to be Avalanche! I remember very clearly the first time I heard this song. I was coming down our gravel driveway and had just put on the CD before stopping at the bottom to open the gate. But I couldn't get out of my car. I literally got goosebumps (although it was still winter, they weren't from the cold) and just kept saying, "Wow" every few seconds out loud to nobody. I finally was able to get moving to work, but played it over again 2 more times before moving on to the next song. I don't know if it was the guitar, his voice which was filled with either impending doom or wild discovery, or what!? I was already enamored by the first 2 albums, but this song cinched it for me.its4inthemorning wrote:Still thinking about "Advanced Leonard Cohen Studies." What if, every so often, someone suggests a topic for discussion (this could be a particular song or album, a theme running through many songs, an event or period of Leonard's life, almost anything), and this topic is discussed until no one has much more to add?
Regarding the Tower of London, I remember the same grassy lawn you are speaking of 4 and the odd experience of trying to envision it being the site of such horror. I was also taken by the stories of the Bloody Tower and Sir Walter Raleigh. I wonder if people who live in London go there often or are as intrigued by it as we visitors are?
As individuals you are right 4, most of us are insignificant when it comes to history. Thank goodness we never have to totally realize that indignity while we are still here, lol!