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by its4inthemorning
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Comments & Questions
Topic: Hello, I'm new to this forum... (introducing yourselves)
Replies: 676
Views: 170328

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

Welcome Wan,

you've come to the right place if you are a Leonard Cohen fan. There's a lot here to see, take your time and poke around. What is the genesis/history of your fan-dom? BTW, I grew up in the town next to yours, small world.

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by its4inthemorning
Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:53 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: And now for something completely different....
Replies: 3
Views: 344

Re: And now for something completely different....

Great voices...would actually like to hear them sing the real lyrics. If the weather gets worse, maybe they'll have a go at "Avalanche."

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by its4inthemorning
Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 659
Views: 86550

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

Rob, the verbal ride you take us on through SOLAH is second only to actually listening to the album, I can hear the orchestral beginning of "Avalanche," Leonard's rasping voice on "Dress Rehearsal Rag," the guitar on "Famous Blue Raincoat," all of it, just reading your words. Thanks for sharing your...
by its4inthemorning
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 659
Views: 86550

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

B4, I am astounded that you found a quote from Leonard himself on the subject. What sort or Cohen library do you maintain to be able to do that so quickly? Unfortunately, after hearing what he said, I am still puzzled about the reason for the change in the sung "you." (Sounds like something on an As...
by its4inthemorning
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 659
Views: 86550

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

B4, re "ya" vs "you" in Hallelujah, I erred by commenting about Leonard changing the word "you" when what I meant was him changing the way he pronounced it. On the original album the "yous" are pronounced to rhyme with "Hallelujah," that is what changed at some point. I especially liked the colloqui...
by its4inthemorning
Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 659
Views: 86550

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

Live in Dublin Redux We decided to view Live in Dublin a few evenings ago. I read my original review beforehand and gave it to Joann to read. When she did, her first comment was, "you didn't send this yet, did you, I found some errors?" (Joann used to work as a copy editor, so fortunately her errors...
by its4inthemorning
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 659
Views: 86550

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

There are many deep and ponderous questions we all have about Leonard--about his thinking, his life, and his body of work--that cannot now, nor could ever have been, adequately answered. I accept that, but what will always drive me crazy are answers to these two simple queries: Why did he change the...
by its4inthemorning
Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 659
Views: 86550

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

Bev: I definitely recall your old avitar, and immediately connected it to your recent picture at the Oz concert. We've all changed over the years, but it's always nice to know we bear some resemblance to our younger days! Group: Our annual ritual of watching a concert DVD at the end of December was ...
by its4inthemorning
Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Montreal Memorial Week, November 2017
Topic: CBC Radio 2 to Broadcast Tribute Concert on Nov 7
Replies: 4
Views: 5860

Re: CBC Radio 2 to Broadcast Tribute Concert on Nov 7

Does anybody know if a DVD of the Memorial Event concert will be made available for purchase? Would have thought it would have been released last year. Thanks for any info.

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by its4inthemorning
Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Other music
Topic: Origins of Pink Floyd's Comfortably Numb
Replies: 3
Views: 389

Re: Origins of Pink Floyd's Comfortably Numb

B4, I just viewed the 1-hour video on the story behind "Wish You Were Here," maybe that's what you referred to when you said you know that story. It was extremely well done. At the end Roger Waters, referring to the song WYWH, says something that paraphrases comments we all made on "Along the Way" w...
by its4inthemorning
Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Other music
Topic: Origins of Pink Floyd's Comfortably Numb
Replies: 3
Views: 389

Origins of Pink Floyd's Comfortably Numb

One of my favorite songs has always been "Comfortably Numb." While wasting time--no strike that--while doing "research" on the internet, I came across a page that discusses how this song evolved and includes earlier versions including the first one. Here is the link: http://www.openculture.com/2018/...
by its4inthemorning
Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: never-ending gallery
Replies: 71
Views: 6094

Re: never-ending gallery

Geoffrey, your efforts are indeed appreciated. Could you possibly harness the new idea of creating a drawing with a connection to "Avalanche"?

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by its4inthemorning
Fri Dec 28, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 659
Views: 86550

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

A few nights ago I had occasion to eat dinner at a small neighborhood bar, one of those very plain establishments where the blue-collar crowd would grab a few beers after work. A jukebox was playing, mostly 1980s-1990s rock. Just as we were finishing up, one of my friends said, "isn't that the guy y...
by its4inthemorning
Sun Dec 23, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 659
Views: 86550

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

B4, As that last concert was in NZ, I assume you were not in attendance. What was your final concert in 2013, and now, five years later, what memories of that night are still vivid? Since Leonard appeared to be in good health and thoroughly enjoying performing, I felt (perhaps hoped is a better word...
by its4inthemorning
Sun Dec 23, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 659
Views: 86550

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

Jean, we observe a ritual where, each year at the end of December we watch some of our LC concert DVDs. This is in commemoration of our reintroduction to Leonard, after more than two decades of being MIA, through the serendipitous viewing of "Live in London" on our local PBS station in December 2009...

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