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by yopietro
Tue Aug 09, 2016 1:21 am
Forum: News
Topic: "So long, Marianne. Leonard Cohen's final letter to his muse"
Replies: 24
Views: 5823

Re: "So long, Marianne. Leonard Cohen's final letter to his muse"

Is it possible that Leonard did give permission for his words to be shared with the world? After writing and talking about the relationship with Marianne in poems, interviews, and obviously songs, maybe his desire was for this coda to the relationship to be out in the world. I'm just saying it's a p...
by yopietro
Wed Mar 18, 2015 7:21 pm
Forum: 2015 Release: Can't Forget
Topic: New live album: Can't Forget
Replies: 194
Views: 68904

Re: New live album: Can't Forget

------------------------------------ well, i think it's very nice that you are honest, even though these comments could be hurtful should mr cohen be made aware of them. he will understand you are 'being cruel to be kind' as they call it, i am sure. consideration to a person's feelings should never...
by yopietro
Sun Feb 08, 2015 5:35 am
Forum: News
Topic: Bob Dylan: "Why me and not Leonard?"
Replies: 4
Views: 3005

Bob Dylan: "Why me and not Leonard?"

Bob Dylan spoke in a 40-minute speech last night accepting the MusiCares Person of the Year award at the pre-Grammy ceremony. Here's a short one-minute clip where he says, " Critics says I can't sing. I croak. Why don't critics say that same thing about Tom Waits? Critics say my voice is shot. That ...
by yopietro
Thu Jan 22, 2015 5:34 am
Forum: News
Topic: John Bilezikjian
Replies: 6
Views: 1989

Re: John Bilezikjian

His oud playing added so much to Leonard Cohen's music. He brought both the shtetl and the desert into the soundscape of Leonard's songs. His playing was soulful, timeless, and virtuosic. Thank you for all of the beautiful music Mr. Bilezikjian.
by yopietro
Mon Sep 22, 2014 11:48 pm
Forum: 2014 releases: Popular Problems & Live in Dublin
Topic: Popular Problems - Second Impressions
Replies: 14
Views: 6354

Popular Problems - Second Impressions

So I think I've learned a lesson about reviewing music. Not that I'm a professional music critic in any capacity. But I do love music and I certainly do have my opinions. And I love Leonard Cohen's music, which has been a huge inspiration for me, on my own songwriting and on my life path as a whole....
by yopietro
Tue Sep 16, 2014 10:35 pm
Forum: 2014 releases: Popular Problems & Live in Dublin
Topic: Pre release streaming in Europe...and worldwide
Replies: 39
Views: 7171

Re: Pre release streaming in Europe...and worldwide

I'm finding the negative comments about the production and arrangements tiresome. Thankfully, LC has been joyfully indifferent to the idea of making facsimile renditions of songs that have been aired on stage. Thank God he's not one of those artists who "asks the fans what they want", which would b...
by yopietro
Mon Sep 15, 2014 9:25 pm
Forum: 2014 releases: Popular Problems & Live in Dublin
Topic: "Popular Problems" - the next LC album
Replies: 176
Views: 51671

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

Just listened to the full stream of the album. My very first impressions are that the production gets in the way of my enjoyment of this record. My big beef is that the backup singers should be used as seasoning, and not as a main course. Maybe some time down the road, we'll get to hear a "Popular P...
by yopietro
Thu Aug 21, 2014 3:45 am
Forum: 2014 releases: Popular Problems & Live in Dublin
Topic: Listen to "Almost Like The Blues"
Replies: 87
Views: 27525

Re: Listen to "Almost Like The Blues"

I remember when I first heard Ten New Songs, I couldn't get past the drum machines. I was put off by them, thinking to myself..."Why not just get a real drummer?? Why all the synths??!" But then, I suppose I surrendered to the sound and fell in love in the album. Which I now think is a masterpiece. ...
by yopietro
Wed Aug 20, 2014 9:40 pm
Forum: 2014 releases: Popular Problems & Live in Dublin
Topic: Listen to "Almost Like The Blues"
Replies: 87
Views: 27525

Re: Listen to "Almost Like The Blues"

Also, I've trying to decipher the lyrics all day. Especially the last paragraph. "There is no G-d in heaven There is no hell below So says the great professor of all there is to know But I’ve had the invitation that a sinner can’t refuse It’s almost like salvation It’s almost like the blues It’s al...
by yopietro
Tue Aug 19, 2014 11:11 pm
Forum: 2014 releases: Popular Problems & Live in Dublin
Topic: Listen to "Almost Like The Blues"
Replies: 87
Views: 27525

Re: Listen to new Leonard Cohen song

amarantia wrote:It looks like Cohen, lost his hearing and voice.
I do not like this song.
"There’s torture and there’s killing
and there’s all my bad reviews"...
by yopietro
Tue Aug 19, 2014 10:26 pm
Forum: 2014 releases: Popular Problems & Live in Dublin
Topic: Listen to "Almost Like The Blues"
Replies: 87
Views: 27525

Re: Listen to new Leonard Cohen song

For those of you are familiar with Dylan, "Almost like the Blues" is reminiscent of "What Was It You Wanted." Especially the breaks after each verse. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irKxESOvo-E Doesn't come close to What was it you wanted. The production on that track is superb. (Daniel Lanois). Th...
by yopietro
Tue Aug 19, 2014 9:14 pm
Forum: 2014 releases: Popular Problems & Live in Dublin
Topic: Listen to "Almost Like The Blues"
Replies: 87
Views: 27525

Re: Listen to new Leonard Cohen song

For those of you are familiar with Dylan, "Almost like the Blues" is reminiscent of "What Was It You Wanted." Especially the breaks after each verse.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irKxESOvo-E
by yopietro
Mon Feb 13, 2012 1:39 am
Forum: OLD IDEAS
Topic: Listen to "Banjo"
Replies: 40
Views: 7918

Re: Listen to "Banjo"

lizzytysh wrote:That's beautiful, yopietro... so well expressed. Eloquently fitting.
Why thank you Lizzy!
by yopietro
Mon Feb 13, 2012 1:38 am
Forum: OLD IDEAS
Topic: Listen to "Banjo"
Replies: 40
Views: 7918

Re: Listen to "Banjo"

For me, the "banjo" is a powerful metaphor that is making a reappearance in Leonard's work. In Boogie Street , he "tidied up the kitchenette and tuned the old banjo" as the "traffic jam" awaited him. He was back on Boogie Street, back in the commotion of the lights, the dance of men and women, sex,...
by yopietro
Sun Jan 22, 2012 5:23 am
Forum: OLD IDEAS
Topic: Listen to "Banjo"
Replies: 40
Views: 7918

Re: Listen to "Banjo"

For me, the "banjo" is a powerful metaphor that is making a reappearance in Leonard's work. In Boogie Street , he "tidied up the kitchenette and tuned the old banjo" as the "traffic jam" awaited him. He was back on Boogie Street, back in the commotion of the lights, the dance of men and women, sex, ...

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