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by Manna
Mon Feb 12, 2007 5:15 am
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Your sister told me you joined the circus.
Replies: 3
Views: 1027

I'm glad you liked it. I'm never sure if what I want to say will come across, but you distilled this pretty close to what I intended, so I thank you.
by Manna
Mon Feb 12, 2007 1:29 am
Forum: Live in London, Dear Heather, The Essential Leonard Cohen, Ten New Songs
Topic: The "Dear Heather" Divide
Replies: 38
Views: 30857

Oh. I see. Maybe I should delete this and go looking for past threads. I can see your point about it being fun. Maybe I should give it another try. I want to like things, just sometimes it takes a while. I saw where someone else had postulated that it was intended as a joke of a song, but I hadn't p...
by Manna
Mon Feb 12, 2007 1:20 am
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Your sister told me you joined the circus.
Replies: 3
Views: 1027

Your sister told me you joined the circus.

Your sister told me you joined the circus. I thought she was being metaphoric. Should I picture you flying through the air in a death-defying stunt to the amazement of children, adults, freaks and geeks? Or are you just selling popcorn? How many times have you left me? You experimented with the cor...
by Manna
Mon Feb 12, 2007 12:03 am
Forum: Live in London, Dear Heather, The Essential Leonard Cohen, Ten New Songs
Topic: The "Dear Heather" Divide
Replies: 38
Views: 30857

The "Dear Heather" Divide

I've seen a number of posts on the forum in otherwise unrelated threads where folks have said they either like or don't like the title cut of The Amazing Dude's latest album. If a thread like this already exists somewhere, my apologies. I'm just too lazy, as a newcomer, to go searching them all out....
by Manna
Sun Feb 11, 2007 11:40 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: What Tune Would B'Losers Like to Hear LC Cover?
Replies: 31
Views: 9250

Good gravy, I don't think I've ever heard him cover anyone else, though he has done a few folk songs; this one is as well. It's one of my favorite songs, and though the writing doesn't approach his standard, I think the sentiment is up his alley. And it's even a waltz ;) Blackest Crow As time draws ...
by Manna
Sat Feb 10, 2007 8:01 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: The top 10 songs?
Replies: 101
Views: 35753

I'm narrowing down a list. It's at 42 right now. That may be the best I can do. Maybe I should pick a best one per album. It's a strategy.
by Manna
Sat Feb 10, 2007 4:44 am
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Myth of Wisdom
Replies: 4
Views: 1261

um...?

I know it's not entirely complimentary. I do love the guy, but I wrote this to keep myself from worshipping him too much. He is human too, most admittedly so. I just need(ed) to remind myself sometimes.
by Manna
Sat Feb 10, 2007 4:18 am
Forum: Live in London, Dear Heather, The Essential Leonard Cohen, Ten New Songs
Topic: Morning Glory
Replies: 4
Views: 10580

Hmm, just read this, though it's ~2 yrs old. On my copy of morning glory, the horns get suddenly louder near the end. It sounds more like a production flaw than an intentional increase in volume, but I don't know if it was a mastering mistake or if its just strange this way on my copy. Anyone?
by Manna
Sat Feb 10, 2007 4:10 am
Forum: Live in London, Dear Heather, The Essential Leonard Cohen, Ten New Songs
Topic: The voices in Nightingale
Replies: 78
Views: 67966

I don't know if any of what I think of the song is correct. I can only describe what I like to think about it. I believe it is about someone who died. There are a few clues to support this like "rest in peace." Also, I like to speculate based on the music that it was this folky type of music that wa...
by Manna
Fri Feb 09, 2007 9:40 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: When,Where,And What Was The First LC Song You Heard?
Replies: 150
Views: 56094

My first listening to LC happened through something of a Cyrano story. I was 16, and had an interest in a certain young man. This was in the early 90s, when making a girl a mix tape was part of the teenage courting ritual. "Tim" went to a friend's house to borrow his collection for making this mix t...
by Manna
Fri Feb 09, 2007 9:05 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: I would like to see a male duet between Leonard Cohen ...
Replies: 31
Views: 8190

Leonard would be tar (from the million cigarettes), Tom the gravel, at least to my ear. Glad you liked it.

Hadn't noticed the other yet. Forgive me, I'm new. :oops:
by Manna
Fri Feb 09, 2007 11:20 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: I would like to see a male duet between Leonard Cohen ...
Replies: 31
Views: 8190

Sorry if I sound like a feminazi, but why are all the duet options male? I'd love to hear what would happen with someone like Fiona Apple, Shawn Colvin, or maybe Joni Mitchell if that history wouldn't get in the way. Of the choices, I voted for Tom Waits. They both have this grinding-gears-in-a-mudh...
by Manna
Fri Feb 09, 2007 11:10 am
Forum: Live performances & YouTube clips
Topic: Concert Plans? (a plea.)
Replies: 42
Views: 19364

I've been begging the Force to allow for a tour as well, but I am torn. He's always been a tough cat, but he's getting up there. He looks more frail than I want to admit, and I don't know if he's in very good health. Touring takes a toll, and I want more for him to be comfortable than I want to see ...
by Manna
Fri Feb 09, 2007 10:52 am
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Myth of Wisdom
Replies: 4
Views: 1261

Myth of Wisdom

Myth of Wisdom Not much has changed except your eyes, narrower and your cheeks more droopy-dog. Yes, the schlong be still as stiff. And you’ll always long for realizations of contradictions. How can you find God in an empty sugar packet when you just want to drink your damn tea (liquor, that is) and...
by Manna
Fri Feb 09, 2007 10:38 am
Forum: Comments & Questions
Topic: Fifteen 'Hallelujah' verses?
Replies: 28
Views: 346798

I know that when LC first wrote this, he figured that if he was going to use a word like Halelujiah, that he needed to have some religious references to earn it. But then I think he realized that "it doesn't matter which you heard," and he rewrote it as a more secular piece. That's my understanding....

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