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by blonde madonna
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Comments & Questions
Topic: Leonard Cohen on Australian Radio
Replies: 1
Views: 412

Re: Leonard Cohen on Australian Radio

Had a listen to it myself. The ABC commentator quite rightly said it wouldn’t matter how you said it with a voice like that.
I’ve always wondered about the way he pronounces “iron cross” in Memories, emphasising the “r” in a way I’ve never heard before.
by blonde madonna
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: THE FLAME - news and information
Topic: The Flame-discussion thread
Replies: 5
Views: 976

Re: The Flame-discussion thread

Joe, I appreciate your perspective on Leonard’s writing. I am waiting for my copy of The Flame but looking forward to sharing my impressions with others. It’s interesting you mention Yeats and Maude, maybe Leonard didn’t recognise his Maude, or saw her too late, or the timing wasn’t right? Then agai...
by blonde madonna
Fri Nov 11, 2016 10:04 am
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 341
Views: 93244

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

Blond Madonna, you are always one of my favorite posters and analyser of Leonard's poems and songs. Joe, you are way too generous, as usual. I have that 'broken feeling' today but so grateful that I met you and Anne in Hamilton (or is my memory crap and it was Toronto?) and that I made what seemed ...
by blonde madonna
Fri Nov 11, 2016 4:59 am
Forum: News
Topic: Leonard Has Passed Away
Replies: 695
Views: 150134

Re: Leonard Has Passed Away

This is so sad. My thoughts are with his family and friends who, from what he said at his last public appearance, have provided him with all the love and support he needed.

We have his music and words to console us .... as they have always done.
by blonde madonna
Wed Nov 09, 2016 3:57 am
Forum: News
Topic: 10 legendary rock bootlegs finally likely to get an official release
Replies: 1
Views: 618

Re: 10 legendary rock bootlegs finally likely to get an official release

This article seems to be some kind of beat up. Legendary poor quality recordings? LC's management or whoever have to release it by 2021 or lose copywrite? Does anyone really care? On listening to it all I could think was how quiet and polite Leed's students were compared to the uni concerts I rememb...
by blonde madonna
Wed Nov 09, 2016 3:25 am
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 341
Views: 93244

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

Like everyone else on this thread I am enjoying playing this album over and over again until the words are absorbed in my psyche along with the rest of his work. I have enjoyed reading all the different view points but feel conflicted with both agreement and disagreement with everyone. However, that...
by blonde madonna
Sat Nov 21, 2015 5:16 am
Forum: News
Topic: Hydra: Songs and Tales of Bohemia
Replies: 12
Views: 4721

Re: Hydra: Songs and Tales of Bohemia

Haha, spell check and predictive text are always my enemies.
So what do you no about the knew album?
by blonde madonna
Sat Nov 21, 2015 12:45 am
Forum: News
Topic: Hydra: Songs and Tales of Bohemia
Replies: 12
Views: 4721

Re: Hydra: Songs and Tales of Bohemia

Jealous! ... but then the weather was not as perfect last night as it was last week. Were the flaps closed and did the portable heaters work well? Just interested for future visits I intend to make.

Glad you had a good night. Btw the t-shirt's holding up well!
by blonde madonna
Sun Nov 15, 2015 9:48 am
Forum: Live in London, Dear Heather, The Essential Leonard Cohen, Ten New Songs
Topic: Dear Heather 10(ish) years on
Replies: 5
Views: 7366

Re: Dear Heather 10(ish) years on

It seems DH has a similar reputation to DOALM so you are not alone in your thoughts about this album. I've seen them both ranked as the worst of his studio albums. I have been listening to his music for a long time and your perceptions do change with increasing familiarity and your own changing pers...
by blonde madonna
Sun Nov 15, 2015 7:45 am
Forum: News
Topic: Hydra: Songs and Tales of Bohemia
Replies: 12
Views: 4721

Re: Hydra: Songs and Tales of Bohemia

:D Agree with your report Andrew, except for the use of the word 'facetious', it was humorous but...maybe spell check was not your friend?
What a great venue and a perfect night!
by blonde madonna
Sat Oct 31, 2015 3:56 am
Forum: News
Topic: Hydra: Songs and Tales of Bohemia
Replies: 12
Views: 4721

Re: Hydra: Songs and Tales of Bohemia

Looking forward to it. Might help with my Cohen-withdrawal symptoms :?
by blonde madonna
Sat Oct 31, 2015 3:52 am
Forum: Tribute concerts, Cover versions & Soundtracks
Topic: Marlon Williams - Bird On A Wire
Replies: 2
Views: 2120

Re: Marlon Williams - Bird On A Wire

Thanks Andrew for finding out more information. My daughter knows this guy because another song of his (or rather his band 'the unfaithful ways')was played endlessly for the ABC promos for 'The Beautiful. Lie' and it got inside my head and wouldn't get out and she recognised his voice. He is differe...
by blonde madonna
Thu Nov 13, 2014 4:40 am
Forum: News
Topic: Upcoming NYC Events
Replies: 25
Views: 5862

Re: Upcoming NYC Events

Hi Dick,
I am coming to NYC in January so will be watching this thread for news. Would be wonderful if I could see Perla and Bob Metzger perform while there.
by blonde madonna
Mon Oct 06, 2014 3:53 pm
Forum: 2014 releases: Popular Problems & Live in Dublin
Topic: Did I Ever Love You - "major misstep"?!
Replies: 40
Views: 27828

Re: Did I Ever Love You - "major misstep"?!

I love this song but I also think it's very sad, like he's singing to someone who has died.

I had the thought it might be for Roshi, something about leaning across the old table and the almond tree, spiritually symbolic, has withered.

But what Helen says also makes sense to me.
by blonde madonna
Sun Sep 28, 2014 1:38 am
Forum: 2014 releases: Popular Problems & Live in Dublin
Topic: Popular Problems cd
Replies: 36
Views: 7662

Re: Popular Problems cd

In Australia the CD wasn't available until the 26th September (other places seem to have been a week or more earlier which I don't understand) and iTunes.aus synchronised with that date too so the streaming helped me wait too. 8) I bought the CD at our local JB HiFi (not a place I like going to, ful...

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