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by UrPal
Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:21 am
Forum: Tribute concerts, Cover versions & Soundtracks
Topic: My Dream "Songs of Leonard Cohen" Concert
Replies: 10
Views: 1747

Re: My Dream "Songs of Leonard Cohen" Concert

On the subject of tributes and covers, I came across this on Youtube last night. A good song choice I thought....... https://youtu.be/4F5JZTNmITs
by UrPal
Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: Tribute concerts, Cover versions & Soundtracks
Topic: The National - Dark Side of the Gym
Replies: 0
Views: 856

The National - Dark Side of the Gym

I don’t know if anyone else has drawn attention to this elsewhere, but US band The National have a song on their new album, Sleep Well Beast, called “Dark Side of the Gym” which, whilst an original work, is clearly an homage to Leonard Cohen. It references the song Memories from DOALM both in the so...
by UrPal
Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: News
Topic: September 21 - Leonard's birthday
Replies: 45
Views: 4604

Re: September 21 - Leonard's birthday

A premature but belated birthday greeting to the Muhammad Ali of song. How curious that two of North America's golden boys - one black, the other jewish - fell so close together....One poetry in motion, the other motion in poetry. Can't help remembering you with that wicked smile on your face. As I'...
by UrPal
Fri Nov 11, 2016 10:15 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Leonard Has Passed Away
Replies: 694
Views: 128307

Re: Leonard Has Passed Away

"And if one is to express the great inevitable defeat that awaits us all, it must be done within the strict confines of dignity and beauty."

Bereft.....but accepting this inevitable defeat with dignity, compadre. Thanks for the beauty.

Love always

Paul x
by UrPal
Wed Sep 21, 2016 4:51 pm
Forum: News
Topic: HAPPY 82nd BIRTHDAY LEONARD!!
Replies: 118
Views: 13067

Re: HAPPY 82nd BIRTHDAY LEONARD!!

Happy birthday Leonard from a concelebrant (sic). Many happy returns...but mainly returns regardless of the relative joy of the experience as long as its quality living.
by UrPal
Thu Sep 17, 2015 4:48 pm
Forum: News
Topic: LC b'day greetings 2015
Replies: 112
Views: 11915

Re: LC b'day greetings 2015

Happy birthday. Keep 'em coming. Stay young.
by UrPal
Wed Aug 19, 2015 5:23 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Terrible news from Hydra
Replies: 70
Views: 19734

Re: Terrible news from Hydra

I'd agree with that too. Any chance of setting up a forum members' online collection similar to the bench one specifically to provide some funds to help Christina? Perhaps we could use the same online payment mechanism, though I can't remember what it was now. I appreciate that this is not of "Cohen...
by UrPal
Fri Dec 19, 2014 8:23 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Leonard Cohen interview with Jian Ghomeshi
Replies: 14
Views: 3581

Re: Leonard Cohen interview with Jian Ghomeshi

There must be whole careers for people in the industry now erasing the radio/televisual archives of disgraced celebrities or re-editing programmes to remove any hint of their former presence. It strikes me as ahistorical, a bit weird and slightly Stalinist, but then you gotta laugh....After all, you...
by UrPal
Sat Oct 04, 2014 1:25 am
Forum: 2014 releases: Popular Problems & Live in Dublin
Topic: Popular Problems: Memorable Lines
Replies: 19
Views: 8929

Popular Problems: Memorable Lines

The original saying is a foreboding about chocolate - "a moment on the lips, a lifetime on the hips". It's sometimes been quoted to me by a woman I know as I hit the biscuit tin for brain sugar recovery. Fascinating that so many women at this forum are "hearing" a minor rhyming adaptation of the ori...
by UrPal
Sat Oct 04, 2014 12:58 am
Forum: 2014 releases: Popular Problems & Live in Dublin
Topic: nevermind?
Replies: 24
Views: 12262

Re: nevermind?

Yeah, there are shadows of The Partisan too.
by UrPal
Fri Oct 03, 2014 7:18 pm
Forum: 2014 releases: Popular Problems & Live in Dublin
Topic: nevermind?
Replies: 24
Views: 12262

Re: nevermind?

If "Samson In New Orleans" is Part II of "On That Day" then "Nevermind" feels like the ghost of "First We Take Manhattan".
by UrPal
Fri Oct 03, 2014 12:14 pm
Forum: 2014 releases: Popular Problems & Live in Dublin
Topic: Popular Problems - First Impressions
Replies: 43
Views: 14159

Re: Popular Problems - First Impressions

A couple of supplemental thoughts: 1. "Samson In New Orleans" in both musical and lyrical terms has the feel of "The Day That They Wounded New York" Part II 2. Is it an accident that "My Oh My" sort of spells mom/mommy? The song strikes me as revolving around the male relationship with women general...
by UrPal
Thu Oct 02, 2014 3:01 pm
Forum: 2014 releases: Popular Problems & Live in Dublin
Topic: Popular Problems - First Impressions
Replies: 43
Views: 14159

Re: Popular Problems - First Impressions

I'm enjoying Popular Problems. It's not "ground breaking", but Patrick Leonard has managed to write a set of strong and memorable tunes which reflect Cohen's own back catalogue and fit well below Cohen's latest poems. All the songs are good and they meld together as a satisfying LP. The record works...
by UrPal
Tue Sep 30, 2014 2:07 pm
Forum: 2014 releases: Popular Problems & Live in Dublin
Topic: Did I Ever Love You - "major misstep"?!
Replies: 40
Views: 25959

Re: Did I Ever Love You - "major misstep"?!

The call and response form in which the lyric is first presented in a melancholic slow male-sung form then repeated in an upbeat female chorus is a brilliant notion. And they manage to pull it off spectacularly too. It's like placing Harry Nilsson's Without You alongside The Beatles'/Buck Owen's Act...
by UrPal
Mon Sep 22, 2014 1:41 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen 80 years on September 21, 2014
Topic: Happy Birthday, Leonard!
Replies: 206
Views: 34861

Re: Happy Birthday, Leonard!

I was relegated to second place on my birthday cake this year....

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...but then I got to eat it!

My guitar is so beautiful, I wish I hadn't swallowed it.

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