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by vlcoats
Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 525
Views: 41067

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

Hi 4! So glad you are here again! I too have been reflecting on all of the ground we covered in 2017. I know last year will go down as one of my very favorite years, as it was the year I discovered Leonard Cohen. I cannot say anything so dramatic as the YouTube comment that you shared, but I can say...
by vlcoats
Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's poetry and novels
Replies: 7
Views: 924

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

Dang! My 2nd reading of The Favourite Game has me loving it just as much as before… plus some. There has been much written about whether the novel is autobiographical, and it seems even Leonard himself has denied it (in the 1963 interview on CBC that was referenced here on this forum and on Cohencen...
by vlcoats
Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: News
Topic: LC wins 2018 Grammy Award for You Want It Darker!
Replies: 21
Views: 1084

Re: LC wins 2018 Grammy Award for You Want It Darker!

Vickie, I hope you are feeling better! The Grammys were on local TV here a few hours after the live show and again last night and I didn’t see all of it. From what I can gather, LC’s winner’s announcement was possibly at the "pre-telecast" ceremony Thank you B4, and yes, I am feeling a bit better, ...
by vlcoats
Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:16 am
Forum: News
Topic: LC wins 2018 Grammy Award for You Want It Darker!
Replies: 21
Views: 1084

Re: LC wins 2018 Grammy Award for You Want It Darker!

So here I sit, with the flu, watching the Grammys on Dish TV in Idaho hoping to see the results of the categories Leonard was nominated in, and already I missed something? I thought it was "live" but maybe it was something not in the broadcasted part of the program. So glad to hear that he won that ...
by vlcoats
Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's poetry and novels
Replies: 7
Views: 924

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

I finished "The Favourite Game", and nope, there was no twist at the end that made me want to reascend my previous post. If you have read it, that will come as no surprise. I loved this book so much. In many ways, it has made Leonard more real to me than anything else. It is a picture of him that sh...
by vlcoats
Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 525
Views: 41067

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

Jean, thank you for your thoughts on The Stranger Song. I have gone from loving it like I was struck by lightening, to realizing that are so many other songs Leonard has written that are also just as good and in parts maybe better, to rediscovering how much I loved it to begin in. Maybe that is in t...
by vlcoats
Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:31 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 525
Views: 41067

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

Alan- Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts about The Stranger Song! It is good to know that I am not the only one. The main reason I felt that way is that I have never seen it elevated or discussed so much like Avalanche or Famous Blue Raincoat or a half dozen other songs, including the ones ...
by vlcoats
Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 525
Views: 41067

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

B4- So glad you are feeling better. I wanted to say something about winter being the season we all seem to get sick, but then I remembered you are in summer there! 4 suggested we discuss Songs of Leonard Cohen because of the 50th anniversary. We haven't yet heard from everyone about where they were ...
by vlcoats
Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:39 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's poetry and novels
Replies: 7
Views: 924

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

Hi Me again... I am on page 183 (in my UK edition) of The Favourite Game.... I am still surprised how much I like this book! I guess I shouldn't be... since I continue to love everything Leonard Cohen has given us. But, I was sort of lead to believe that this book wasn't as good as I can now see tha...
by vlcoats
Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 525
Views: 41067

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

PS-- Bev...I hope you are feeling better now... and Alan, I loved your "It's 2:30 in the morning, the beginning of January" post... Jean... I hope you are well also! We haven't heard from you regarding 1967... As for me in 1967- "I was 9 years old". I lived in Canada, and it was our centennial. My d...
by vlcoats
Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 525
Views: 41067

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

4- That is very interesting. "Eye of the Beholder" .... but I wonder if Leonard ever saw that episode and if it was the genesis of "the bandage pulls away." I think you are onto something there. I am not sure if Leonard saw that episode, because I was told long ago that there are no original thought...
by vlcoats
Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:21 am
Forum: News
Topic: Leonard-Cohen-is-in-danger-of-becoming-cute
Replies: 6
Views: 485

Re: Leonard-Cohen-is-in-danger-of-becoming-cute

Thank you for posting this. I especially liked the following quote from this article, because I kinda thought that's what Leonard was saying in YWID, even though I wasn't sure if I should agree. https://www.thedailybeast.com/in-death-leonard-cohen-is-in-danger-of-becoming-cute ......... “There’s nob...
by vlcoats
Mon Jan 01, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's poetry and novels
Replies: 7
Views: 924

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

I hope no one minds if I continue to post my thoughts on what I am reading regardless. This week, I have had a chance to finish The Spice Box of Earth and get half way through “The Favourite Game”. Because it is winter, both Dave and I sat around the fire and read for a bit this weekend for once. He...
by vlcoats
Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:10 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 525
Views: 41067

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

4! I loved that you listened to the radio broadcast in hopes of hearing something about our friend B4. How cool that would have been. I also loved your story of what it was like for you 50 years ago when Songs of Leonard Cohen was first recorded. It made me wonder about Leonard himself at that time....
by vlcoats
Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Comments & Questions
Topic: Uni of Toronto LC collection
Replies: 3
Views: 542

Re: Uni of Toronto LC collection

Thank you B4. I loved this!!

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