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by aaronblack
Fri Apr 10, 2009 10:52 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Crybaby
Replies: 24
Views: 2884

Re: Crybaby

imaginary friend - this is an excellent poem - powerful emotionally and intellectually. Very nice work. Sorry to do this in your thread, but :sigh: Alice... :roll: You are a writer; you should be conscious of the subtleties of the language you use and the impressions likely to be created. When you p...
by aaronblack
Mon Apr 06, 2009 10:48 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: The Infinite Haiku
Replies: 1415
Views: 147361

Re: The Infinite Haiku

Various Positions
Seems that mattered to me once
Now one is plenty
by aaronblack
Fri Mar 20, 2009 8:36 pm
Forum: Tribute concerts, Cover versions & Soundtracks
Topic: My Rendition of "I'm Your Man"
Replies: 0
Views: 541

My Rendition of "I'm Your Man"

Hoping folks will enjoy this version; it's on the player on my myspace page:

Aaron Black on Myspace
by aaronblack
Thu Mar 19, 2009 7:36 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: To Rosie and the Summer of '98
Replies: 17
Views: 2149

Re: To Rosie and the Summer of '98

Congratulations, Alice - you've invented a new sub-genre! Poetic dialogues - or maybe we should call it epistolary poetry. I really, really liked Rosie's Retort and not only because I'm a moody, cynical bastard! I think what I liked most was the refreshing viewpoint - poetry from the Alice viewpoint...
by aaronblack
Wed Mar 18, 2009 10:37 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: The Infinite Haiku
Replies: 1415
Views: 147361

Re: The Infinite Haiku

Nice!

Morbid...but nice.


beautiful mourning
love and pride acknowledged now
just a bit too late
by aaronblack
Wed Mar 18, 2009 7:58 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: To Rosie and the Summer of '98
Replies: 17
Views: 2149

Re: To Rosie and the Summer of '98

Hi Alice, I really liked the theme, and the vehicle you chose - the way everything about the environment spoke to you beautifully - but falsely - of a potential future for the relationship. But - I thought the execution a bit heavy-handed and clumsy... I would have preferred it if you had kept the r...
by aaronblack
Tue Mar 17, 2009 4:14 am
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Inside the Sun (Song Lyrics)
Replies: 5
Views: 1033

Re: Inside the Sun (Song Lyrics)

Hi Alice,

Thank you!

-Aaron
by aaronblack
Mon Mar 16, 2009 11:38 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Inside the Sun (Song Lyrics)
Replies: 5
Views: 1033

Re: Inside the Sun (Song Lyrics)

Thanks, Simon... Alice - Yeah - what he said. :D Having performed this song live hundreds of times, I can assure you that the rhythm of the last line works just fine. There is a bit if a ritardando at the end - which is admittedly difficult to capture in print... And - after taking my listeners down...
by aaronblack
Mon Mar 16, 2009 11:18 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: meet me downtown tonight, and wear that green sweater
Replies: 34
Views: 4745

Re: meet me downtown tonight, and wear that green sweater

Wow - this thread got busy! Alice, I guess what irked me most about your review was that "real writing" shot...it seemed very dismissive of Leonard Cohen's writing. That, and what appeared to be a condescending tone, not backed up by anything that struck me as truly insightful; it seemed you were re...
by aaronblack
Sat Mar 14, 2009 12:14 am
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: meet me downtown tonight, and wear that green sweater
Replies: 34
Views: 4745

Re: meet me downtown tonight, and wear that green sweater

??? Hey Alice... Tom Waits is an excellent writer but...newsflash...this is a Leonard Cohen board, so I think most people on it are pretty familiar with "real writing." If it's your contention that posting all the lyrics to an (admittedly very well-written) Tom Waits song could somehow serve as a fa...
by aaronblack
Fri Mar 13, 2009 10:51 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: meet me downtown tonight, and wear that green sweater
Replies: 34
Views: 4745

Re: meet me downtown tonight, and wear that green sweater

This is excellent.

The economy, the universality, the prosody, the understated pathos...

It's exactly what I hope to see when reading poetry - but rarely do.

Nice work.

Thanks,
Aaron
by aaronblack
Fri Mar 13, 2009 10:35 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Inside the Sun (Song Lyrics)
Replies: 5
Views: 1033

Inside the Sun (Song Lyrics)

Inside the Sun Inside the sun, there is no fire – fire cannot breathe The protons share their body heat at ten million degrees Upon that heat all life must feed, and in its light must learn to see It’s the furnace of creation for us all It’s the light that shines defiantly against the endless darkne...
by aaronblack
Fri Mar 13, 2009 3:45 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Which is your favorite Leonard Cohen period?
Replies: 78
Views: 27161

Re: Which is your favorite Leonard Cohen period?

80's for me... I'm Your Man and Various Positions are my 2 fav Cohen albums, though The Future comes close behind. Of course, there are a couple of things that may have contributed a bias: 1. That music generally was so bad in the 80's, thus making Cohen's music seem even better 2. These were the fi...
by aaronblack
Thu Mar 12, 2009 11:47 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: A short history of "Hallelujah" - lyrics, versions, oddities
Replies: 37
Views: 194292

Re: A short history of "Hallelujah" - lyrics, versions, oddities

Hey Steven - Agreed and agreed - I think one of the coolest things about Cohen's lyrics is how they have a "spiritual" relevance, even for those (like me) who don't believe in "spirits" per se... I also think he's almost unique among songwriters for his ability to see - and share - the sacredness of...
by aaronblack
Thu Mar 12, 2009 9:27 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: A short history of "Hallelujah" - lyrics, versions, oddities
Replies: 37
Views: 194292

Re: A short history of "Hallelujah" - lyrics, versions, oddities

Well Hydriot - you got me - I can't deny that he is singing baffled right there... But - I don't agree that "warrior" scans as well, and I still think battle fits the rest of the song better than baffled. Much, much better... So maybe that will have to be my own little twist on the cover - if Cale c...

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