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by vlcoats
Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:36 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's poetry and novels
Replies: 15
Views: 2201

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

Well, I just finished reading Flowers for Hitler this afternoon as I sat with our 4 dogs to keep them from barking while Dave took the buyers of our precious little farm on their final walk-through. (I share this personal info not just to give context to my final reading but to explain my previous c...
by vlcoats
Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 545
Views: 46372

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

B4 and 4.... What a good lot of interesting links!! I have been to a fair amount of concerts in my time, whenever able, but I have never heard of an artist repeating so many songs within the same concert like mentioned in that one link of yours B4! How interesting!! And yes, a little weird, in a goo...
by vlcoats
Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 545
Views: 46372

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

4- Thank you for sharing that pdf of the article on the concert Leonard did at the Trust. I remember reading about it first in Sylvie's book and then again a couple other places after that. We would all love to hear the recording of that, but I respect that Ian kept his promise to Leonard and didn't...
by vlcoats
Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:06 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 545
Views: 46372

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

And still speaking poetry on the music thread I have to confess that I am speaking music on the poetry thread as well... Every time I read this poem in it I always smile at this line, “disguised as a hat, I will rip off your eyebrows” – I always want to put an exclamation mark at the end of “eyebro...
by vlcoats
Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's poetry and novels
Replies: 15
Views: 2201

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

Sorry for taking so long to finish Flowers for Hitler. I have some other stuff going on, but it isn’t just that… it’s because reading poetry takes so much more time and work than listening to music or reading a novel…. unless you have a direct line to the person writing it or are some kind of genius...
by vlcoats
Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:14 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 545
Views: 46372

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

It is human nature to want to find the perfect partner to share this mortal life with. This doesn’t happen sometimes because you can be looking for something that doesn’t exist but you don’t realise it until it becomes not so pressing for that to be what you thought it was. (phew!) Some people are ...
by vlcoats
Fri Apr 06, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 545
Views: 46372

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

I have been listening to You Want it Darker again after reading all of your posts, and I think the songs that speak to me personally are On the Level and Traveling Light. I might have mentioned before, when we discussed the album the first time, that I liked to imagine that anyone who ever ended a r...
by vlcoats
Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 545
Views: 46372

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

I'm so happy to hear from everyone! 4- Have you ever thought so much about something that someone said and how you would respond to it that you feel like you actually did respond to it? That's what happened to me with your last post. But after looking back into our thread, I see I didn't respond at ...
by vlcoats
Fri Mar 16, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's poetry and novels
Replies: 15
Views: 2201

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

Kiss me with your teeth.... I loved your interpretation of it, Mat, but your comment that you didn't know what the poem was about got me to realize what I think Leonard meant by the phrase! In the poem, he talks about being on a heap "exposed to camera leer", and then a skull and then freedom and in...
by vlcoats
Thu Mar 15, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's poetry and novels
Replies: 15
Views: 2201

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

Mat and Arrow11-- Being a self-professed hermit, it is strange to say this, but I am glad to know that I am not alone here, so thank you both for that assurance! I am not done yet with Flowers for Hitler. I've been trying to take my time by reminding myself that it's not going anywhere. So far, I am...
by vlcoats
Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:37 am
Forum: News
Topic: Montreal's New Saint
Replies: 6
Views: 436

Re: Montreal's New Saint

Thank you for sharing this. I am tickled (as my dad would say) to see it! I am trusting Leonard isn't rolling over anywhere right now, unless it is to get more comfortable. Although he was not an entertainer in the conventional sense of fame or commercialism, he was an entertainer nonetheless. He wa...
by vlcoats
Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's poetry and novels
Replies: 15
Views: 2201

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

It's me again. I am happy to report that have found a copy of Flowers for Hitler (my next reading) and Parasites of Heaven (which I realized I should look for ahead of time after my trouble finding the Hitler book). After looking for them through my usual supplier (Amazon) who has supported my addic...
by vlcoats
Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 545
Views: 46372

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

Hello again! We have been busy getting our house ready to put on the market, and we also went to Montana to visit my nephew. I finally have time to respond! I wish you had not lost what you wrote about categorizing Leonards music. I will bet it would be worth reading. It's something that I think of ...
by vlcoats
Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 545
Views: 46372

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: 15
Views: 2201

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...

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