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by blonde madonna
Fri Sep 26, 2014 12:39 pm
Forum: 2014 releases: Popular Problems & Live in Dublin
Topic: Theology of Leonard Cohen
Replies: 37
Views: 23753

Re: Theology of Leonard Cohen

Thank you Steven for starting this topic, it's a big one, but I know from BOM discussions that you will have given it much thought. Helen, I thought of the Philistine king but ... would he be kind? Holydove, another layer of meaning I am unfamiliar with just makes me appreciate this song more. To pu...
by blonde madonna
Tue Sep 23, 2014 1:32 am
Forum: 2014 releases: Popular Problems & Live in Dublin
Topic: Popular Problems - Second Impressions
Replies: 14
Views: 6726

Re: Popular Problems - Second Impressions

I've had a similar journey, I immediately loved the words and the tunes and LC's voice but needed a few listens to get used to the production. 'Did I ever love you' is the most haunting song for me too, it's in my head all the time (unless 'The Street' is, but not as persistently). It's the urgency ...
by blonde madonna
Mon Sep 22, 2014 2:03 pm
Forum: Comments & Questions
Topic: How can LC's popularity be measured?
Replies: 6
Views: 1617

Re: How can LC's popularity be measured?

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by blonde madonna
Sun Sep 21, 2014 1:57 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen 80 years on September 21, 2014
Topic: Happy Birthday, Leonard!
Replies: 206
Views: 39235

Re: Happy Birthday, Leonard!

Happy Birthday Mr Cohen,
Thank you for the words and music and may your wonderful third act continue.
Best wishes
Tracey
by blonde madonna
Sat Sep 20, 2014 2:30 pm
Forum: Comments & Questions
Topic: RIP Toowoomba Cohen Event
Replies: 6
Views: 1375

Re: RIP Toowoomba Cohen Event

Andrew, vale Toowoomba from me too. I think it says a lot for what you achieved that it continued after you migrated south! I will not forget the 2007 event, Henning was so ... Henning and Anne soldiered on despite having a dreadful cold yet still sounded wonderful (bought her cd). Like Bev, I will ...
by blonde madonna
Sat Sep 20, 2014 1:15 pm
Forum: News
Topic: New Books 2014
Replies: 51
Views: 12068

Re: New Books 2014

T, I should perhaps use more words :D and then I would preface my post above by saying how wonderful it is to have such a choice in books about Leonard Cohen, because I am so happy for him that he is getting the attention from fans, journalists and writers of all kinds that he undeniably deserves. I...
by blonde madonna
Fri Sep 19, 2014 3:07 pm
Forum: 2014 releases: Popular Problems & Live in Dublin
Topic: Theology of Leonard Cohen
Replies: 37
Views: 23753

Re: Theology of Leonard Cohen

Yes T, I heard "sun" initially and I think the song can accommodate either (Son or sun).

It's been said before that analysis (in this case officially sanctioned lyrics) can detract from, rather than add to the experience of the art.

But your use of the word hologram is confusing me ...
by blonde madonna
Fri Sep 19, 2014 1:33 pm
Forum: 2014 releases: Popular Problems & Live in Dublin
Topic: "Popular Problems" - the next LC album
Replies: 176
Views: 54576

Re: "Popular Problems" - the next LC album (late September 2

Ok, this is why I love the live streaming, we have to wait for another week for the CD release, so much for the global market.
by blonde madonna
Fri Sep 19, 2014 1:19 pm
Forum: News
Topic: New Books 2014
Replies: 51
Views: 12068

Re: New Books 2014

I am feeling a tad overwhelmed by the number of books now or soon available about Cohen. I have been disappointed in the past when buying a book that sounded promising so I am giving this some (maybe too much) thought. I don't want amateur photos of him doing laundry (or polishing his shoes!). Leona...
by blonde madonna
Fri Sep 19, 2014 12:54 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen 80 years on September 21, 2014
Topic: Leonard Cohen: A beginner's guide to the Master of Erotic De
Replies: 1
Views: 3152

Re: Leonard Cohen: A beginner's guide to the Master of Eroti

Enjoyed this article, particularly the comments on DOLM, which often gets ignored in reviews of LC's work. My only disagreement would be about Ten New Songs, no cobwebs on it IMO.
by blonde madonna
Wed Sep 17, 2014 1:04 pm
Forum: 2014 releases: Popular Problems & Live in Dublin
Topic: Theology of Leonard Cohen
Replies: 37
Views: 23753

Re: Theology of Leonard Cohen

Having now read the lyrics posted by Jarkko I stand corrected again! There is mention of 'the Son' in 'Solomon etc ' so you may be right Peter.
by blonde madonna
Wed Sep 17, 2014 4:50 am
Forum: News
Topic: Leonard discusses Hallelujah and his new album in London
Replies: 12
Views: 2350

Re: Leonard discusses Hallelujah and his new album in London

This is, I think, a better write up of the same London event.


http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/mus ... 0i0je.html
by blonde madonna
Wed Sep 17, 2014 3:05 am
Forum: 2014 releases: Popular Problems & Live in Dublin
Topic: Theology of Leonard Cohen
Replies: 37
Views: 23753

Re: Theology of Leonard Cohen

You're right Peter, got the song wrong. Thanks for correcting that. 'Samson and New Orleans' is a dark song that makes reference to another old testament/Hebrew bible story of Samson bringing down the temple and killing more Philistines in his death than he ever did in his life. I'm not sure who the...
by blonde madonna
Wed Sep 17, 2014 2:22 am
Forum: News
Topic: Leonard discusses Hallelujah and his new album in London
Replies: 12
Views: 2350

Re: Leonard discusses Hallelujah and his new album in London

He's working hard to promote this album, oh these lucky people. Here's hoping it pays off with chart listings, he deserves it.

"unpopular solutions" :D
by blonde madonna
Wed Sep 17, 2014 2:14 am
Forum: 2014 releases: Popular Problems & Live in Dublin
Topic: Popular Problems cd
Replies: 36
Views: 7664

Re: Popular Problems cd

I have my special memory of ordering 'new skin' from my local import record store because they censored the cover for Aussie release. However that store is long long gone. Although I too feel your nostalgia Joe and love the image of you waiting to savor this latest offering, I don't have your patien...

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