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by AlanM
Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:55 am
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Smile of Light
Replies: 11
Views: 548

Re: Smile of Light

Beautiful, Bev, and very apt too. You are such a talented lady. To misquote Daphne DuMaurier and the opening line of "Rebecca": Last night I dreamt I went to a Leonard Cohen concert again. I feel blessed to have these wonderful memories that revisit me in my sleep as well as in my waking hours. Alan
by AlanM
Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: Comments & Questions
Topic: Leonard Cohen on Australian Radio
Replies: 1
Views: 340

Leonard Cohen on Australian Radio

This morning as I was listening to my favourite podcast, I was pleasantly surprised to hear Leonard's name mentioned and a soundbite played. "A Word In Your Ear" is a weekly talk back show on ABC Queensland, in which Emeritus Professor Roly Sussex discusses aspects of the English language. The progr...
by AlanM
Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 602
Views: 71221

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

Thank you for your kind words, Bev. I often re-read the concert reports, mainly the ones I attended, to relive those wonderful experiences, not just the great times at the venues, but also the anticipation of the event and the "coming down" afterwards. Catching up with friends who have the same inte...
by AlanM
Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 602
Views: 71221

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

This is not really a reply, but I thought it might catch your eye here.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BEVERLEY
Karin and I hope you have a wonderful Cohen-filled day.
Best wishes for the years to come.

Alan
by AlanM
Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:06 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 602
Views: 71221

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

I honestly cannot pick a clear favorite from that last album. Vickie, I have been trying to come up with something new to say about this album and I totally agree with your statement. For the last couple of weeks I have been listening and absorbing You Want It Darker on my morning walk. This in its...
by AlanM
Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:01 am
Forum: News
Topic: LC wins 2018 Grammy Award for You Want It Darker!
Replies: 21
Views: 2262

Re: LC wins 2018 Grammy Award for You Want It Darker!

Amen, Squidgy.
Well said.

Alan
by AlanM
Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 602
Views: 71221

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

Hi Vickie, You are NOT alone regarding The Stranger Song . I refer you to an old post of mine: https://www.leonardcohenforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=21035&hilit=smoke&start=135 I have seen many a highway with many a bend in it, but unless I had heard this song, that superb simile just like smoke wou...
by AlanM
Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 602
Views: 71221

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

It's 2:30 in the morning, the beginning of January, I'm writing you now to tell you the last of our guests have gone home. So far, 2018 is pretty good - we listened to Leonard and the band singing from Reykjavic in 1988 as we settled in to the New Year. Ah, Bev, you should have seen us ... you know ...
by AlanM
Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 602
Views: 71221

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

Interestingly, Priests is listed as being in the first edition of SOLC songbook with no available publishing date and also in the second one published in1969. Hi Bev, I have attached several scans - the cover of my copy of Songs Of Leonard Cohen songbook, along with the contents page and the bottom...
by AlanM
Wed Dec 20, 2017 4:16 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 602
Views: 71221

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

I flicked through my copy of The Little Black Songbook to check the lyrics of Stories of The Street and didn’t find them (stick with me here). So, I got out my copy of Songs of Leonard Cohen that I bought in 1972 and found the song. Later I rechecked The Little Black Songbook index – yes, it is ther...
by AlanM
Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:51 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 602
Views: 71221

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

HI 4 I'm still considering your post on Stories and in the end I may not have much to add. Regarding Cohencentric , the good doctor is very kind to me and often promotes my videos. I can't remember which were the most recent, but they were there, under my YouTube name AlanM5049. They are also all he...
by AlanM
Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:32 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 602
Views: 71221

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

A Bunch Of Lonesome Heroes is on Songs From A Room , the first LC album I heard, way back in 1968 or 1969. As this thread is about our personal feelings about Leonard's songs, rather than to accurately divine what Leonard meant, here goes ... I was hooked after the first line of Bird on The Wire , ...
by AlanM
Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:30 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 602
Views: 71221

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

Hi 4. I'm in the wilds of Sydney with only my phone so this'll be short. Thank you so much for your report- you had me right beside you all the way. I can even feel your back issues. Far from being too long, I enjoyed every word and will indulge again later. I hope that it will not take long for the...
by AlanM
Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 602
Views: 71221

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

I agree with Bev's comment about the significance of the album representing a new beginning, but for me, sadly, that is all. Oops - change of mind warning! Having now listened to the correct versions of the recordings, I am delighted with them. The quality of the sound and the atmosphere thus creat...
by AlanM
Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 602
Views: 71221

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

Thank you, Mary. A dear friend has just emailed the original recordings of Live in Fredericton and I am just about to indulge. Q. What do you give someone who thinks they have all the Leonard Cohen recordings they want? A. A group of recordings he didn't know about. You are welcome to join our threa...

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