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by gretabertella
Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:58 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen 80 years on September 21, 2014
Topic: Next Step: Charity projects
Replies: 21
Views: 3082

Re: Next Step: Charity projects

This is to report that we have today donated 10,000 eur to the Social Supermarket and Social Pharmacy of Hydra. These charity projects are operated by the Municipality of Hydra. Our money will be used to buy food and medicines to local people who have urgent needs. There are many - often elderly pe...
by gretabertella
Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: News
Topic: THE FLAME - Leonard's New Collection of Poetry
Replies: 34
Views: 4520

Re: THE FLAME - Leonard's New Collection of Poetry

I miss knowing that Leonard was out there breathing air somewhere. Interacting and sharing his life with others. Living. But he is here. He has always been here. The world is all forgetting, and the heart is a rage of directions, but his name unifies the heart, and the world is lifted into his plac...
by gretabertella
Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: News
Topic: THE FLAME - Leonard's New Collection of Poetry
Replies: 34
Views: 4520

Re: THE FLAME - Leonard's New Collection of Poetry

Oh, just to put things straight: I don't have an advance copy to proof read myself, I was merely posting this photo here... Alas... Maarten Oh, alas!, then you are not cruel at all, Maarten, and oh, alas!, you are suffering along with us all. Oh, isn't that nice, to wait and suffer all together, my...
by gretabertella
Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: News
Topic: THE FLAME - Leonard's New Collection of Poetry
Replies: 34
Views: 4520

Re: THE FLAME - Leonard's New Collection of Poetry

Well, perhaps some people are still proof reading it... :) TheFlame.JPG Maaaaaaaarteeeeeeeeen, stop it! You make our hearts bleed, toss and turn in the cradle of our chests, craving for the forbidden book. Alas, you are cruel! Ok, no, I'm joking. You are just blessed and very lucky. (And a little b...
by gretabertella
Sat Jan 06, 2018 2:49 am
Forum: News
Topic: Montreal tribute: media coverage, photos & YouTube links
Replies: 79
Views: 9904

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

gretabertella wrote:
Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:14 am
he added some new lines ("the things I could not be / My heart will be heard")
I think I messed up: that was not a new line, it was probably the old line "My heart will be hers". I think I just missed the final S.
Ooooops. :roll:
by gretabertella
Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: News
Topic: Montreal tribute: media coverage, photos & YouTube links
Replies: 79
Views: 9904

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

Here is the video of the concert for Leonard's fans around the world: http://www.mediafire.com/file/ju6bs7okjkm5ha7/LC.mkv Thank you so much, Bernard! Especially because you let me hear this fantastic new version of Book of Longing you can listen to at the end of the video. Book of Longing (the poe...
by gretabertella
Wed Oct 26, 2016 2:33 am
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 348
Views: 61387

Re: Steer Your Way & The Battle Hymn Of The Republic

Ach! I missed that post from the other-other side of the darkn... ocean.
Thanks, Goldin.
by gretabertella
Wed Oct 26, 2016 2:17 am
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 348
Views: 61387

Steer Your Way & The Battle Hymn Of The Republic

The other day a friend of mine pointed out the similarity between "as he died to make men holy, let us die to make things cheap" in Steer Your Way and "as he died to make men holy, let us die to make men free" in The Battle Hymn of the Republic (https://it.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Battle_Hymn_of_the...
by gretabertella
Sat Oct 22, 2016 2:01 am
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 348
Views: 61387

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

FOXWOOD wrote:I love it.
(I am not known for my insightful music reviews)
This is the most insightful review, actually.
I love it too.
by gretabertella
Sat Oct 22, 2016 12:12 am
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 348
Views: 61387

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

From the title track to this last verse, the question of faith on this album seems to be conveyed from quite a different place than that from which Leonard sang on If It Be Your Will or Hallelujah. That's exactly what I meant. I'm not quite sure that's a faith issue. I don't think he lost his faith...
by gretabertella
Thu Oct 20, 2016 2:27 am
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'
Replies: 336
Views: 56017

Re: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'

From the title track to this last verse, the question of faith on this album seems to be conveyed from quite a different place than that from which Leonard sang on If It Be Your Will or Hallelujah. That's exactly what I meant. I'm not quite sure that's a faith issue. I don't think he lost his faith...
by gretabertella
Tue Oct 18, 2016 3:17 am
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'
Replies: 336
Views: 56017

Re: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'

I can't get over how well Leonard's singing across the whole album.. Sublime. Absolutely true, Bennyboy. His voice, intonation, and interpretation are just outstanding throughout the album. Also, I don't usually like to search for meanings and explanations of lines and songs; I like to let be ambig...
by gretabertella
Sat Oct 15, 2016 7:35 pm
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'
Replies: 336
Views: 56017

Re: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'

Bonjour Gretabertella. I see that you are from Italy. I am from France and I am unable to open the link to listen to "You want it darker" !! As you are from Europe like me, how did you do ? can you give me the link ? Thank you !!!! Here it is: http://www.northcountrypublicradio.org/news/npr/4975420...
by gretabertella
Sat Oct 15, 2016 3:59 pm
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'
Replies: 336
Views: 56017

Re: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'

The album is... is... I don't know, just wow! I think It Seemed the Better Way is one of the best songs Leonard has ever written, along with If It Be Your Will. It's incredible. The way he sings "But it's not the truth today" the second time makes me cry. It's THE song, the absolute song. I have no ...

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