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by vlcoats
Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:09 am
Forum: News
Topic: Leonard on the cover - also contributions requested
Replies: 47
Views: 23507

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: 1934

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: 292

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: 292

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: 658
Views: 83866

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: 658
Views: 83866

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: 2680

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: 658
Views: 83866

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: 16905

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...
by vlcoats
Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's poetry and novels
Replies: 64
Views: 16905

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

I have finished Book of Mercy. Actually, I finished it several days ago, but I have been mulling over how to approach describing my reaction to this book. I haven't read the reviews and threads on this book on the forum or anywhere else, but I am aware that it is an important book, so of course anyt...
by vlcoats
Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's poetry and novels
Replies: 64
Views: 16905

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

Hello- Sorry I have been gone for so long. Although things may have kept me from posting, nothing has kept me from reading and listening to Leonard. I am about to start Book of Mercy, but before I do, I had a few more thoughts on DOALM. First off, I have to say, what a wealth of thoughts and feeling...
by vlcoats
Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 658
Views: 83866

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

4- I see you are onto the source of my inspiration in naming Jane ;-) It was the obvious choice for her (even Alan suggested it). She is a pleasure. The farrier commented that he had never seen such a pretty donkey. And Yes! She sends her regards. Bev- thank you for the email. I will share your mocc...
by vlcoats
Thu Dec 27, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 658
Views: 83866

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

Hello- Anny...I feel a bit like you lately--- a silent reader of our thread, or perhaps more specifically, like Rumplestiltskin after not visiting the forum for so long. Sorry for my absence. Most of you know from private messages that Dave and I have had a tough time in the past few weeks. For thos...
by vlcoats
Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's poetry and novels
Replies: 64
Views: 16905

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

Hello again.... I am sorry it has taken me so long to add to our conversation on Death of a Lady’s Man. I have excuses (most of them valid, some of them made up) for not getting back before now, but I will spare you deciding which is which, since most of the time, even I am not sure! Those who have ...
by vlcoats
Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:50 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 658
Views: 83866

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

Bev So sorry for the fires. We too have had many more than usual in the West in the past few years. The smoke and lives lost make you feel like it is armageddon. I loved your link with the blind man and the girl. Jean is right. Words can make all the difference. I am reminded of this whenever I real...

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