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by david birkett
Tue Apr 07, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: You know who I am (Songs From A Room)
Replies: 26
Views: 23344

Re: You know who I am (Songs From A Room)

Thanks for the generous reply, Mat. I find the song intriguing and mesmerising, too. I love the guitar figure in it, and its enigmatic quality. I always think of it as going alongside Who by Fire.

David
by david birkett
Tue Apr 07, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: You know who I am (Songs From A Room)
Replies: 26
Views: 23344

Re: You know who I am (Songs From A Room)

I've always taken 'changing from nothing to one' to refer to the Kabbalistic concept of God 'withdrawing' from Its own unity to behold Itself. From Kabbalah: Tradition of Hidden Knowledge , by Zev Ben Shimon Halevi: "In an act of total free will, God withdrew the Absolute All, AYIN SOF, from one pla...
by david birkett
Fri Nov 11, 2016 10:54 am
Forum: News
Topic: Leonard Has Passed Away
Replies: 696
Views: 229428

Re: Leonard Has Passed Away

I'd be grateful to learn about any UK event to commemorate Leonard's passing. It's so shocking, and so cold and strange to be sat at a work desk on a day like this.
by david birkett
Wed Oct 26, 2016 5:23 pm
Forum: Comments & Questions
Topic: The Leonard Cohen Shop
Replies: 8
Views: 3078

Re: The Leonard Cohen Shop

Thanks, all. I was probably being daft, but I seem to recall the product description being 'cd/LP'. Anyway, I look forward to reordering the t-shirt.
by david birkett
Tue Oct 25, 2016 9:10 pm
Forum: Comments & Questions
Topic: The Leonard Cohen Shop
Replies: 8
Views: 3078

The Leonard Cohen Shop

I ordered a cd and tshirt of the new album from the above, and was told today, on chasing the order, that the cd hadn't been released. Could someone who has links with the fulfilment company take this up with them? I have cancelled my order and ordered the cd from Amazon, but there might be an issue...
by david birkett
Thu Nov 06, 2014 4:15 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Oxfordshire (England) commuters have faultless taste
Replies: 0
Views: 1029

Oxfordshire (England) commuters have faultless taste

Leonard Cohen is the most popular artist among commuters in Oxfordshire, http://www.heraldseries.co.uk/news/1157 ... favourite/ - official!
by david birkett
Thu Sep 25, 2014 3:08 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: 5 favorite "lines"
Replies: 11
Views: 5149

Re: 5 favorite "lines"

And you treated my woman To a flake of your life
is sublime and poignant.
by david birkett
Mon Sep 08, 2014 6:18 pm
Forum: Other Writers and Writing
Topic: The Dylan Thomas Prize
Replies: 2
Views: 4374

Re: The Dylan Thomas Prize

Will do, Cate.
by david birkett
Sat Sep 06, 2014 3:37 pm
Forum: Other Writers and Writing
Topic: The Dylan Thomas Prize
Replies: 2
Views: 4374

The Dylan Thomas Prize

One of the short-listed books http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-west-wales-29067645 had such an arresting title: The Cartographer Tries to Map a Way to Zion, I simply had to order a copy https://www.thegreatbritishbookshop.co.uk/book/kei-miller/the-cartographer-tries-to-map-a-way-to-zion . ht...
by david birkett
Fri Sep 05, 2014 1:17 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: poetry please - bbc radio 4 programme seeks requests
Replies: 3
Views: 5375

Re: poetry please - bbc radio 4 programme seeks requests

Just submitted a request for Song from Let us Compare Mythologies, thusly.' I'd like to request 'Song' by Leonard Cohen, on page 41 of Let us Compare Mythologies (isbn 9780061173752). Cohen's origins and qualities as a poet deserve to better-known, and this exemplifies his combination of mythologica...
by david birkett
Thu Aug 21, 2014 3:57 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Finally in English: So Long Marianne - A Love Story
Replies: 36
Views: 9930

Re: Finally in English: So Long Marianne - A Love Story

For anyone who hasn't bought it yet or needs another, also available from The Great British Book Shop: https://www.thegreatbritishbookshop.co. ... g-marianne
by david birkett
Thu Aug 21, 2014 3:48 pm
Forum: 2014 releases: Popular Problems & Live in Dublin
Topic: Popular Problems cd
Replies: 36
Views: 9027

Re: Popular Problems cd

Just ordered mine (at least I hope I did) from LC merchandise store.
by david birkett
Mon Jul 21, 2014 7:15 pm
Forum: Comments & Questions
Topic: New UK online bookseller
Replies: 0
Views: 1306

New UK online bookseller

Vested interest declaration; I work for them.
Just ordered my copy of Leonard Cohen on Leonard Cohen from The Great British Book Shop, with free UK delivery: https://www.thegreatbritishbookshop.co. ... nard-cohen

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