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by panjandrum
Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Thanks for the Dance
Topic: "Thanks for the dance" - the new album
Replies: 217
Views: 42951

Re: "Thanks for the dance" - the new album

Someone is not convinced.... https://www.npr.org/2019/11/21/781542909/leonard-cohen-and-harry-nilsson-are-releasing-new-albums-whether-they-like-it-or I had initial misgivings, followed by real hope with the release of The Goal and What Happens to the Heart, but in the end I do feel that my initial...
by panjandrum
Sat Nov 23, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Thanks for the Dance
Topic: "Thanks for the dance" - the new album
Replies: 217
Views: 42951

Re: "Thanks for the dance" - the new album

Will Hodgkinson in The Times : Friday, 22nd November 2019 ALBUM REVIEW | POP Leonard Cohen: Thanks for the Dance review — in his final days one thing was on his mind: sex ★★★★★ Posthumous albums are rarely a good idea, but this one is different. When Leonard Cohen was dying he recorded a handful of...
by panjandrum
Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Posthumous album
Replies: 16
Views: 1968

Re: Posthumous album

There is no doubt I was anxious about this when I first heard about it. But these first two releases have assuaged my worries. I think they both sound like they treat Leonard's vision with the respect that is due. I actually like both videos. Something I rarely do, even when it is Leonard. The only ...
by panjandrum
Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Thanks for the Dance
Topic: "Thanks for the dance" - the new album
Replies: 217
Views: 42951

Re: "Thanks for the dance" - the new album

No one to follow and nothing to teach Except that the goal falls short of the reach Oops. Well I edited this whole post because I had misread the line as "the reach falling short of the goal." What happens when I try to put thoughts together the morning after a night out. I will have to put some ef...
by panjandrum
Thu Sep 26, 2019 3:29 am
Forum: Thanks for the Dance
Topic: "Thanks for the dance" - the new album
Replies: 217
Views: 42951

Re: "Thanks for the dance" - the new album

It's nice that the lyrics are "except that the goal fell short of the reach." Leonard sometimes, heartbreakingly, questioned his own talent ("Needless to say, I am one of the fakes, and this is my story"). The first time I listened to this I expected that so strongly that I swear I heard "except tha...
by panjandrum
Sat Sep 21, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Thanks for the Dance
Topic: "Thanks for the dance" - the new album
Replies: 217
Views: 42951

Re: "Thanks for the dance" - the new album

I absolutely love "The Night of Santiago", it's another translation of a poem by Lorca (think "Take this Waltz"). I can't wait to hear it!
by panjandrum
Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:30 am
Forum: News
Topic: Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love, film by Nick Broomfield
Replies: 74
Views: 21599

Re: Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love, film by Nick Broomfield

Trailer immediately reminds me of:

And now you want to marry me
You want to take me down the aisle
You want to throw confetti fingerprints
You know that's not my style

O sure I'd like to marry you
But I can't face the dawn
With any girl who knew me
When my fingerprints were on
by panjandrum
Wed May 08, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: Thanks for the Dance
Topic: "A new album of original Leonard Cohen songs is in the works"
Replies: 54
Views: 35989

Re: "A new album of original Leonard Cohen songs is in the works"

https://www.leonardcohenfiles.com/acordes.html https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MV419h-iRuo This is similar to the original 2007 CD list above but in this video the songs and poems are in a different order which I assume is probably how the concert unfolded with the exception of the encore as mentio...
by panjandrum
Mon May 06, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Thanks for the Dance
Topic: "A new album of original Leonard Cohen songs is in the works"
Replies: 54
Views: 35989

Re: "A new album of original Leonard Cohen songs is in the works"

Hmmm. Gotta say I have mixed (actually mostly negative) feelings about the tribute concerts. I think I would really rather see Live in Dublin projected in-full at each venue, possibly with some form of live accompaniment or a few performances from the musicians involved directly in his last world to...
by panjandrum
Wed Apr 03, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: Blue Alert
Topic: Blue Alert
Replies: 26
Views: 30562

Re: Blue Alert

Might have been said before, but I always thought the title was related to an old term; "Blue Movie" (meaning pornographic). There was even a movie titled "Blue Movie". Over time the term "Blue" developed a connotation that would imply sexuality, such as "Blue Valentine" or "Blue Alert". Gotta say, ...
by panjandrum
Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Other music
Topic: Joedai Warriors
Replies: 0
Views: 2032

Joedai Warriors

I think Leonard fans will especially like this Joedai Warriors https://www.joedaiwarriors.com track, which continues to give me chills every time I hear it. This particular track sounds very late-Leonardish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXqVjZyz5qQ Overall Joedai Warriors (Who are Joe Peters as p...
by panjandrum
Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: News
Topic: New compilation - Hallelujah - The Songs Of Leonard Cohen
Replies: 2
Views: 2041

Re: New compilation - Hallelujah - The Songs Of Leonard Cohen

Had no idea that Nina Simone covered anything by Leonard. I'm really looking forward to hearing that.
by panjandrum
Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Thanks for the Dance
Topic: "A new album of original Leonard Cohen songs is in the works"
Replies: 54
Views: 35989

Re: "A new album of original Leonard Cohen songs is in the works"

While I am also looking forward to hearing the songs Leonard was working on when he passed away, I definitely feel that YWID is the most perfect and powerful ending to his career we could have hoped for and I think it should stand as his last album, not only in our minds, but officially. I very much...
by panjandrum
Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Leonard fans should watch Mr. Mercedes (also, a bit about Stephen King)
Replies: 10
Views: 1566

Re: Leonard fans should watch Mr. Mercedes

Panjandrum I do think you should warn people that this is about a psychopath and could be disturbing to some...I haven't seen it yet so please correct me if I'm wrong. (I googled it). Leslie Done! I have edited the first post. Sorry you won't be able to enjoy it. Still don't want to spoil it for ot...
by panjandrum
Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:27 am
Forum: News
Topic: Leonard fans should watch Mr. Mercedes (also, a bit about Stephen King)
Replies: 10
Views: 1566

Re: Leonard fans should watch Mr. Mercedes

mutti wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:58 am
Is there a particular episode?
thanks!
I'm only part way through episode 2 and there have already been two items of note - I kind of wouldn't want to say more anyway because it's kind of fun to discover little surprises on your own.

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