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by glida
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: News
Topic: New Leonard Cohen biography by Sylvie Simmons
Replies: 183
Views: 57598

Re: New Leonard Cohen biography by Sylvie Simmons

Lizzy, it's so good to hear from you, and I'm so glad you remember me! It's good to see you still have the same signature - we need some things not to change. Thank you for your kind comments. It was hard on all of us when Leonard passed, like a universal light left to journey somewhere else. I hope...
by glida
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: News
Topic: New Leonard Cohen biography by Sylvie Simmons
Replies: 183
Views: 57598

Re: New Leonard Cohen biography by Sylvie Simmons

Thanks so much for your kind words! I haven't posted here in many years...it's good to be back.
by glida
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: News
Topic: New Leonard Cohen biography by Sylvie Simmons
Replies: 183
Views: 57598

Re: New Leonard Cohen biography by Sylvie Simmons

This vacation, I finished a 529 page book on Leonard Cohen (Sylvie Simmons’s “I’m Your Man”), the longest book I’ve read in a long while. I learned a great deal, and my understanding about his journey put much of his work into context. He struggled for much of his adult life to heal his depression, ...
by glida
Tue Nov 22, 2016 9:00 am
Forum: News
Topic: End of Love 2CD set
Replies: 1
Views: 1523

Re: End of Love 2CD set

And happy Thanksgiving, everybody!
by glida
Tue Nov 22, 2016 8:56 am
Forum: News
Topic: End of Love 2CD set
Replies: 1
Views: 1523

End of Love 2CD set

Does anyone know anything about this 2cd set from a 1993 Zurich broadcast? It's selling on Amazon for $18.59 in the U.S.

Thanks, and it's good to be back!

Glida
by glida
Wed Aug 31, 2016 8:20 pm
Forum: Thanks for the Dance
Topic: FROM LEONARD: HAPPENS TO THE HEART
Replies: 102
Views: 106478

Re: FROM LEONARD: HAPPENS TO THE HEART

199Dan wrote:Wow !!
Wow indeed!
by glida
Wed Aug 31, 2016 7:43 am
Forum: News
Topic: New book: Tangle of Matter & Ghost
Replies: 8
Views: 4020

Re: New book: Tangle of Matter & Ghost

Mmmmmm... delicious! The writings on Leonard and his body of work continue to become more and more serious. What Leonard has worked for all his life. Lizzy, I don't know if you remember me, but you shipped me a Holocaust memorial pin several years ago. I'm glad you're still on this forum. Best, Gli...
by glida
Mon May 05, 2008 9:24 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Worst ever LC tracks
Replies: 69
Views: 16193

Re: Worst ever LC tracks

........almost anything on "Death of Ladies Man" (except for "Memories," which is so delightfully outrageous). For me, the album, for a variety of reasons, doesn't work, but I really think it's pretty anomalous relative to the rest of his work. Outside of that album, I really can't think of anything...
by glida
Wed Apr 30, 2008 5:48 am
Forum: Comments & Questions
Topic: In times of great suffering
Replies: 4
Views: 1477

Re: In times of great suffering

Margie, beautifully expressed. The connection you feel with Leonard speaks well to the magic of his uncanny ability to connect several levels beneath the surface with listeners, just as that that ineffable mystery serves as the connecting tissue of the Forum itself. So frequently, I can feel his mus...
by glida
Sun Apr 27, 2008 5:52 am
Forum: News
Topic: Director of "Phaedra" Jules Dassin dies at 96
Replies: 2
Views: 1159

Re: Director of "Phaedra" Jules Dassin dies at 96

Dassin was not only a great director, but a classy, gutsy human being. Blacklisted during the U.S.'s McCarthy blacklist, Dassin left behind a thriving directorial career ("Night and the City," a Richard Widmark [also recently deceased] noir classic) to try desperately to revive his ruined career. It...
by glida
Tue Jan 22, 2008 6:51 am
Forum: The Summer Tour 2008
Topic: Leonard Cohen: TOUR 2008
Replies: 1010
Views: 316710

Re: Leonard Cohen: TOUR 2008

I'm thrilled!

At last, a place to put all those frequent flyer miles I've saved all these years!

Fred
by glida
Fri Sep 21, 2007 7:33 am
Forum: Tribute concerts, Cover versions & Soundtracks
Topic: Thompson Vs Cohen Poll
Replies: 47
Views: 10723

Re: Thompson Vs Cohen Poll

Actually, I'm starting get a hankering for LC's version on "Live Songs," C&W ala his Buckskin Boys days.

It's a hoot!

Fred
by glida
Thu Sep 20, 2007 9:50 am
Forum: Tribute concerts, Cover versions & Soundtracks
Topic: that bloody Buckley Hallelujah again
Replies: 7
Views: 2116

Re: that bloody Buckley Hallelujah again

A minority voice for the majority: I like Buckley's version......of course, the whole damned thing is so subjective, I'm not sure discussion can get much behind "I like this and I don't like that," but here it is: I find his take harrowing (in a good way). There's an underlying desperation, of being...
by glida
Thu Sep 20, 2007 8:45 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: I find Leonard's Music Absolutely Liberating
Replies: 33
Views: 6857

Re: I find Leonard's Music Absolutely Liberating

Re Leonard's being depressing, or writing music to slit your wrists by: I recall Roger Ebert saying to Gene Siskel on their show a number of years ago, that a "feel good movie" had nothing to do with whether or not it was a comedy or tragedy. Any well-made film was automatically a feel good film. Le...
by glida
Wed Sep 05, 2007 6:36 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: "If it be Your will."
Replies: 22
Views: 5274

Re: "If it be Your will."

For me.........the Wainwright, Wasser, et. al version of Hallelujah. Too bad it never made the cd soundtrack.

Fred

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