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by its4inthemorning
Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 525
Views: 40912

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

Greetings, I had responded to Vickie's last post with comments on "categorizing Leonard's music," but after I thought I posted it, it disappeared. Really no need to try to recreate it, the conclusion, after many words, was that one cannot categorize his music. I stumbled across youtube videos of Leo...
by its4inthemorning
Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: Comments & Questions
Topic: Hello, I'm new to this forum... (introducing yourselves)
Replies: 671
Views: 122291

Re: Hello, I'm new to this forum... (introducing yourselves)

Nick, the description and photo are interesting, the "light getting in" at the memorial is sort of like the way that Eratosthenes first measured the circumference of the Earth by using the fact that on only one day of the year the noon sun would shine down a certain well in Sylene, Egypt. There is m...
by its4inthemorning
Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 525
Views: 40912

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

Dear Regulars, I feel badly for ignoring this thread, and you three, for so long, I feel guilty as if I had forgotten a good friend's birthday! We covered a lot of ground in 2017, what with discussing all the albums one-by-one. The fact that that task was completed (and that the Memorial Event had c...
by its4inthemorning
Tue Jan 02, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 525
Views: 40912

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

Twilight Zone was an iconic US television series whose original run was in 1959-1964. Last night I watched an episode titled "Eye of the Beholder." It involves a disfigured woman who was awaiting the results of a final surgery meant to correct her grotesque disfigurement. Her head is totally covered...
by its4inthemorning
Sat Dec 30, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 525
Views: 40912

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

Miscellany: Bev, "B6" referred to vitamin B6, which one of the Webb sisters took during the tours to give her stamina. Oz, I had mistakenly thought that calling Australia "Oz" referred to the city in "Wizard of Oz" because Australia always seems (at least to Americans) like a magical place. Kaleidos...
by its4inthemorning
Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 525
Views: 40912

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

Alan, thanks for referring us to the Forward for "Songs of Leonard Cohen." It certainly provides a background for understanding (or trying to understand) the songs in Leonard's first album. Funny that this information was available to everyone all along (assuming we still have vinyl covers/sleeves o...
by its4inthemorning
Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:41 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 525
Views: 40912

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

The Cohencentric website has featured a number of videos and photos from the 2013 Australia tour recently, didn't see Bev or Alan, but there was a reference to and photo of the rose Bev threw on stage at Townsville! Check it out.

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by its4inthemorning
Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:08 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 525
Views: 40912

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

The stories of the street are mine, the Spanish voices laugh. The Cadillacs go creeping now through the night and the poison gas, and I lean from my window sill in this old hotel I chose, yes one hand on my suicide, one hand on the rose. I know you've heard it's over now and war must surely come, th...
by its4inthemorning
Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:05 am
Forum: News
Topic: Montreal tribute: media coverage, photos & YouTube links
Replies: 79
Views: 10685

Re: Montreal tribute: media coverage, photos & YouTube links

I am at a loss for words, such an exquisite video tribute. Thank you.
by its4inthemorning
Sun Nov 26, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Comments & Questions
Topic: "Cuff" becomes "Cough" Arghh.
Replies: 10
Views: 792

Re: "Cuff" becomes "Cough" Arghh.

I always heard it as "cuff," which made sense to me as I remember my father used to occasionally flick a cigarette ash in his pants cuff if there was no ash tray available. But now I see when I check a "lyric" website online, that they have it as "cough," which could also fit. What is the official l...
by its4inthemorning
Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 525
Views: 40912

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

Tomorrow is our Thanksgiving holiday in the US. This year, in addition to the many things I have to be thankful for, I can add the good fortune of finding this thread and its thoughtful participants. The depth of thinking behind the recent comments centered on "A Bunch of Lonesome Heroes" really ove...
by its4inthemorning
Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 525
Views: 40912

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

By exchanging thoughts in these little "studies" we all gain new insights. I focused my write-up on Vietnam and ignored the larger context (replace jungle with sand, and the song could just as easily be about an army patrol in the mid-east), while Vickie concentrated on the larger theme and did not ...
by its4inthemorning
Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:31 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 525
Views: 40912

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

A bunch of lonesome and very quarrelsome heroes were smoking out along the open road; the night was very thick and dark between them, each man beneath his ordinary load. "I'd like to tell my story," said one of them so young and bold; "I'd like to tell my story, before I turn into gold." But no one ...
by its4inthemorning
Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 525
Views: 40912

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

The lines B4 posted, "and the old clear water eating rocks," refers to the geological/chemical phenomenon where the earth's great mountains are slowly but surely being dissolved by rainwater and carried away. Note that he said "eating rocks," not simply eroding rocks which would be more a physical t...
by its4inthemorning
Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: ". . . and all your work is right before your eyes"
Replies: 4
Views: 651

Re: ". . . and all your work is right before your eyes"

Geoffrey, I just stumbled across this thread. I do not know the sophisticated terms that are used when commenting on art, but will nevertheless convey some thoughts: you have mastered many artistic techniques, and with all of them you seem to have a knack of including just the right amount of detail...

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