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by GinaDCG
Mon Feb 01, 2010 4:33 pm
Forum: Comments & Questions
Topic: Top five LC albums...
Replies: 29
Views: 4223

Re: Top five LC albums...

The top 5? The one I have playing in my IPod currently, and, if I'm on along trip, the nxt 4 which are in line. :lol:
by GinaDCG
Sun Jan 31, 2010 4:19 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: You Can Find Your Love. . .
Replies: 34
Views: 5965

Re: You Can Find Your Love. . .

Yes, I recall the Charles Atlas ads too. There was a very indulgent shop manager in my home town -- village actually. He never married, lived at home -- he was @ 60 -- with his 90-something mother, and offered many of us free bubble gum and candy. And he said nothing if one was to plop down in front...
by GinaDCG
Sat Jan 30, 2010 7:34 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: You Can Find Your Love. . .
Replies: 34
Views: 5965

Re: You Can Find Your Love. . .

Oh my. My thoughts will be with you. I had 2 girls myself, so birthday parties were never THAT intense. Though there was the backyard party for my 4 year old involving the boy from the extremely troubled home (his father had died in a car crash the preceding month) who decided to demolish the tent I...
by GinaDCG
Sat Jan 30, 2010 2:44 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: You Can Find Your Love. . .
Replies: 34
Views: 5965

Re: You Can Find Your Love. . .

Remote 1, Thanks for the stroll down memory lane! I recall it wasn't just the Rosicrucians -- though they may have had the most street (mag?) cred in this market. The backs of lots of magazines and some comic books were sources of many "send this coupon for the secrets of life" ads. Reminds me of Dr...
by GinaDCG
Fri Jan 29, 2010 7:34 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Who By Fire
Replies: 53
Views: 27659

Re: Who By Fire

Medusa huh? Hummmmn. Could be, could be. But to repeat the subject/object ambiguity; is this Medusa "in this mirror" ourselves? the implied narrator? the one-who-gives-and-who-takes-away nature of G-d? Gee . .I haven't visited the Medusa story in ages of my own life. Now I must go find my Hamilton a...
by GinaDCG
Fri Jan 29, 2010 7:16 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: You Can Find Your Love. . .
Replies: 34
Views: 5965

Re: You Can Find Your Love. . .

I sent away for one of those "coupons" once; I don't recall many details, but I remember sitting in this walk-in closet which had been converted into my "playroom," reading the details intently, searching -- yes, even then! -- for a diagram which would reveal the meaning of life. I was disappointed,...
by GinaDCG
Fri Jan 29, 2010 4:04 pm
Forum: Other music
Topic: The Dylan files
Replies: 0
Views: 206

The Dylan files

A blog from Salon.com about Dylan and folk music's antecedents and that seminal Folkways Recording

http://open.salon.com/blog/mjwycha/2010 ... _the_chain

Enjoy.
by GinaDCG
Tue Jan 26, 2010 7:18 pm
Forum: Other music
Topic: Hardest instruments to play
Replies: 2
Views: 591

Re: Hardest instruments to play

I am posting, but I know I am not qualified to really have an opinion. But I DID go to college in Nashville TN and I heard many musicians and would-be musicians tell me the banjo is the hardest instrument to play, and also the hardest instrument to tune. (which sheds some light on Cohen's line "I tu...
by GinaDCG
Mon Jan 25, 2010 5:34 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Judith Fitzgerald's critique of "The Master Song"
Replies: 40
Views: 15268

Re: Judith Fitzgerald's critique of "The Master Song"

This poet/critic is new to me. But thanks for calling my attention to her David. And the "golden thread" line I had found perturbing. Now it makes sense. Thanks.
by GinaDCG
Mon Jan 25, 2010 5:01 pm
Forum: Other music
Topic: American Music Awards Becomes "Modern Sodom"
Replies: 1
Views: 378

Re: American Music Awards Becomes "Modern Sodom"

I didn't watch this show, but that behavior would be offensive regardless of sexual orientation or the gender of his -- how shall I call them? -- Co-performers? Ours is a culture which objectifies people as sex objects in attempts to titillate and sell products. I believe this to be immoral no matte...
by GinaDCG
Sun Jan 24, 2010 2:43 pm
Forum: Comments & Questions
Topic: Remembrance of the "First" Time
Replies: 15
Views: 2717

Re: Remembrance of the "First" Time

Wow! What stories! My first concert experience, while personally great, is so tame in comparison. B4Real -- glad you got your diagnosis. I have a rare disorder, but it's not THAT rare -- and treatment consists of swallowing a pill every day. Again, congratulations on the diagnosis. That's half the b...
by GinaDCG
Sat Jan 23, 2010 10:10 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: The Forum
Replies: 11
Views: 1110

Re: The Forum

Ahhhh! Thank you Yorkshire Lad! Well said, well said!
by GinaDCG
Fri Jan 22, 2010 1:53 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: 1979 School Excursion (blessed are ye vegetarians)
Replies: 3
Views: 418

Re: 1979 School Excursion (blessed are ye vegetarians)

Sometimes, sadly, adults/parents do not protect children from much at all as they struggle through their delicate formative years, and yet the child may still manage to see and wonder at beauty all around. Juan You touch on one of my deepest parental, and societal fears: I was a rebel parent, or, a...
by GinaDCG
Thu Jan 21, 2010 2:49 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Stories of the Street
Replies: 13
Views: 7483

Re: Stories of the Street

I have Stories of the Street song by Cohen ALSO on a "Songs from the Coffeehouse;" one of those (usually) marvelous compilations Starbucks puts together to market at their front counter to the famously music-obsessed Baby Boomers as we wait for our lattes and cappis. IMNSHO the track from "Coffeehou...
by GinaDCG
Wed Jan 20, 2010 6:51 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Stories of the Street
Replies: 13
Views: 7483

Re: Stories of the Street

Stories of the Street is one of my favorites. "We are so small against the stars/So large against the sky" -- captures for me the inner tug between narcissism and self denigration. A view of the night sky can make any of us feel transient and insignificant. But when we catch sight of someone else or...

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