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by vlcoats
Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: Other Writers and Writing
Topic: Lorca's Poet in New York
Replies: 13
Views: 984

Re: Lorca's Poet in New York

B4 and Jean, I can't tell you both how much I loved reading your translations. I don't know if saying that I like them better than the translations in my book would be fair to that translator, but I can say that they added so much to my appreciation of Lorca's poetry I also appreciated your explanat...
by vlcoats
Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: Other Writers and Writing
Topic: Lorca's Poet in New York
Replies: 13
Views: 984

Re: Lorca's Poet in New York

Thank you both Jean and Bev! It is no surprise to me that Leonard liked Lorca so much and likewise no surprise that you both are commenting on this thread. Jean...I love seeing the different interpretations of his words. I understand that they are supposed to be translations not interpretations, but...
by vlcoats
Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Other Writers and Writing
Topic: Lorca's Poet in New York
Replies: 13
Views: 984

Re: Lorca's Poet in New York

Ah... Tower of Babel! To have no need for translation and to all speak the same language! How annoying and interesting that there are so many ways to translate a poem... as if the myriad of individual interpretations within the same language are not enough! Thank you for your translation of Little V...
by vlcoats
Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:49 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

Hi everyone! I was able to finish reading Lorca's Poet in New York today! We had a snow day from school, so I didn't have to go to work. It was a perfect way to spend my day. I also had time to write what I thought of it, but I didn't post it on this thread because I wasn't sure if Jarkko would be o...
by vlcoats
Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Other Writers and Writing
Topic: Lorca's Poet in New York
Replies: 13
Views: 984

Lorca's Poet in New York

Hello! On another thread here in the forum (Along the Way, Discovering Leonard's Albums...) some of us were talking about Lorca and had purchased copies of his "Poet in New York". I wanted to post what I thought of it, but wasn't sure if Jarkko might prefer I post it in the poetry section instead of...
by vlcoats
Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Other music
Topic: Tom Dooley
Replies: 4
Views: 376

Re: Tom Dooley

Thank you Brucester! All of this has me thinking of my dad's other favorites... The Limeliters and Roger Miller. One of the biggest regrets I have over not discovering Leonard until after he was already gone is that I was never able to ask my dad if he ever listened to him. Dad was a little younger ...
by vlcoats
Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:09 am
Forum: Other music
Topic: Tom Dooley
Replies: 4
Views: 376

Re: Leonard on the cover - also contributions requested

BTW when Leonard Cohen talked about The Kingston Trio song "Tom Dooley" (who was sentenced to hang) I remember saying to Leonard (at Beautys Restaurant).... "There must've been a knock on Tom Dooley's prison cell an hour before his hanging. The warden asked.... => "Who shall I say is calling? " (Le...
by vlcoats
Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: News
Topic: New book about artist life on Hydra in the 60's by Tamar Hodes
Replies: 6
Views: 2059

Re: New book about artist life on Hydra in the 60's by Tamar Hodes

Well I don't mind saying that I am enjoying this book, even with its little faults. It may not be completely accurate in the lives it portrays, but I can't wait to see in person the island it describes. Reading it is as easy as rolling down a hill, so it is relaxing me, and lately that is something ...
by vlcoats
Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: And now for something completely different....
Replies: 3
Views: 344

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

its4inthemorning post wrote: If the weather gets worse, maybe they'll have a go at "Avalanche."
:lol:
Good one 4!
Vickie
by vlcoats
Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:35 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: And now for something completely different....
Replies: 3
Views: 344

And now for something completely different....

As some of you know, I work for a public school district. As a school employee, nothing puts a song in your heart like the words "Snow Day"! Today one of our employees shared the following YouTube link. It is a snow day announcement set to the tune of our Leonard's Hallelujah. https://youtu.be/xWoxR...
by vlcoats
Wed Jan 30, 2019 4:12 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

A good poem cannot be killed by whichever comment or information Touchét my friend! What a very good point. Thank you also for setting my mind at ease about the blackbird. Must you always make sense? Just kidding of course, because sometimes I struggle to have any idea what you are talking about......
by vlcoats
Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 659
Views: 86550

Re: 'Along the way......"

...The album kicks off with the incredibly powerful and dark song ‘Avalanche’....It opens with an intense orchestral build up, giving one the feeling something wonderful and yet potentially terrifying is about to happen... Hi Rob, I just had to say that what you wrote here summed up exactly what I ...
by vlcoats
Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: News
Topic: Matters of Vital Interest: A Forty-Year Friendship with Leonard Cohen
Replies: 25
Views: 2866

Re: Matters of Vital Interest: A Forty-Year Friendship with Leonard Cohen

AlanM wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:37 am
Read it!
Yes sir! :-D
by vlcoats
Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:22 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

Hello! I haven't posted much here, but I am definitely following. Bev, regardiing kismet, I have always struggled with that word. Does it mean 'fate' like wikipedia says? I am not so sure. Is it more like serendipity? I haven't started Matters of Vital Interest yet either. I am not sure when I will ...
by vlcoats
Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's poetry and novels
Replies: 64
Views: 17363

Re: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's poetry and novels

Why do you care about your "standing"? ... Although I was worried some on how my opinion of BOM would be received, my statement about the fan club was made partly in reference to a funny conversation between 4 and Lisa in another thread where Curt was sheepishly admitting that he did not have the a...

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