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by Michel_Griffin
Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Live performances & YouTube clips
Topic: Anthem
Replies: 0
Views: 71

Anthem

Every heart, every heart to love will come ... but as a refugee.

A new version of this beautiful song.

https://youtu.be/j41SkkhxybU
by Michel_Griffin
Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Tribute concerts, Cover versions & Soundtracks
Topic: EVERYBODY KNOWS
Replies: 0
Views: 191

EVERYBODY KNOWS

I had a lot of fun recording this cover and putting together the video, and I hope you have as much fun watching it. It takes us out of the studio, from Las Vegas to Los Angeles, from Mussolini to Trump, from Marilyn Monroe to the assiduous policemen of New York City ... And it's the only reggae ver...
by Michel_Griffin
Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Tribute concerts, Cover versions & Soundtracks
Topic: Famous Blue Raincoat
Replies: 0
Views: 164

Famous Blue Raincoat

The second video in my series to launch my forthcoming album "Dance Me to the End of Love" is available (currently unlisted) here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBP3gIIZJxk

Is there too much technology in the video ? Let me know ....

Thanks!
by Michel_Griffin
Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Leonard and e e cummings
Replies: 11
Views: 1387

Re: Leonard and e e cummings

Fascinating stuff! Thanks for posting this. For me, what is strikingly similar between the cummings poem and Cohen's Suzanne is that both authors are striving to elicit a physical reaction - in cummings' case, an explicity sexual reaction - to the activity of their minds. We know that Leonard would ...
by Michel_Griffin
Thu Aug 29, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Leonard and e e cummings
Replies: 11
Views: 1387

Re: Leonard and e e cummings

Why thank you! Fascinating that it could not have been a direct reference then. And interesting that two such great poets should come up with such similar phrases ... Many thanks for elucidating this for me. The only uses I could find with a quick Search for "Touch me with your mind" are all lyrics ...
by Michel_Griffin
Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Live performances & YouTube clips
Topic: Dance Me to the End of Love
Replies: 2
Views: 896

Re: Dance Me to the End of Love

I hope everyone listens to your comments at the end . And sees the photos ! Thank you. Yeah - so do I !! I wasn't sure whether to open with the comments - and then possibly deter people who just wanted to listen to the song - or leave them at the end, with the risk that people wouldn't bother to wa...
by Michel_Griffin
Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Live performances & YouTube clips
Topic: Dance Me to the End of Love
Replies: 2
Views: 896

Dance Me to the End of Love

For the last two years I have been working on an album of Leonard Cohen songs, titled - with stunning originality - "Dance Me to the End of Love". I am delighted to announce that the album will be available in pre-release on iTunes in a couple of days. To celebrate, I want to share with you a video ...
by Michel_Griffin
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: News
Topic: "A new album of original Leonard Cohen songs is in the works"
Replies: 54
Views: 21065

Re: "A new album of original Leonard Cohen songs is in the works"

I know that I am probably in a minority but I sincerely hope that Patrick Leonard has nothing to do with any possible new release. As a musician and lifelong fan of Leonard Cohen from my first encounter in the 1960's, I do not think that his contributions have enhanced those recordings. Indeed for ...
by Michel_Griffin
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Leonard and e e cummings
Replies: 11
Views: 1387

Re: Leonard and e e cummings

Thanks for this Lisa. I agree that all writers are - consciously or unconsciously - influenced by everything they read. And we know that Leonard was extremely well-read! I was just struck by the consonance of Suzanne and the cummings poem and wondered if anyone had uncovered any other examples ...
by Michel_Griffin
Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Leonard and e e cummings
Replies: 11
Views: 1387

Re: Leonard and e e cummings

Many thanks. I am still surprised that I can discover no formal research of the links between Cohen and cummings. Maybe someone should put this forward as a fit subject for a D. Lit. thesis ...?
by Michel_Griffin
Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Leonard and e e cummings
Replies: 11
Views: 1387

Leonard and e e cummings

I am wondering if anybody has published any research on the relationship between Leonard Cohen's poetry and that of e e cummings. The line in "Suzanne" about minds touching bodies seems to me to be an echo - conscious or unconscious - of the opening line of an e e cummings poem, which starts "Lady, ...
by Michel_Griffin
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Who touched whose mind. . .
Replies: 12
Views: 2446

Re: Who touched whose mind. . .

Has anybody noticed that the line about minds touching bodies may be an echo - conscious or unconscious - of the opening line of an e e cummings poem, which starts "Lady, i will touch you with my mind." It's impossible that Leonard, poet as he was, would not have read ee cummings. Especially the ero...
by Michel_Griffin
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: News
Topic: "A new album of original Leonard Cohen songs is in the works"
Replies: 54
Views: 21065

Re: "A new album of original Leonard Cohen songs is in the works"

What a treat to look forward to ! Does anybody have any idea of its release date ? I can't find any further references online later than last September when Adam gave his interview ...

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