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by Joe Way
Tue Dec 13, 2016 4:02 am
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 348
Views: 79269

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

Nice catch, Steven.
Here is a link to a youTube version:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AT_eOiTwtoQ

Beautiful song as is Leonard's.

Joe
by Joe Way
Tue Dec 13, 2016 2:55 am
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 348
Views: 79269

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

Some amazing activity has been going on here the past few days and it would be impossible to relate to it all without spending hours at the keyboard, which unfortunately I can’t afford to do. But I did read and reflect on it all; there seems to be a fruitful dialogue going on between Diane and Jean...
by Joe Way
Sat Nov 19, 2016 7:22 am
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 348
Views: 79269

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

Doron, thank you for introducing the next song and your great comments on it. When I heard "traveling" my thoughts went to this poem. Loving you, flesh to flesh, I often thought / Of traveling penniless to some mud throne / Where a master might instruct me how to plot / My life away from pain, to lo...
by Joe Way
Sat Nov 19, 2016 5:22 am
Forum: News
Topic: Leonard Has Passed Away
Replies: 694
Views: 132769

Re: Leonard Has Passed Away

Dear Marie, That was a very elequent and touching article by Cantor Zelermyer. If you have the ability to contact him, please thank him on behalf of those who not only were fans of Leonard Cohen and appreciate his deep contribution to the last album, but also considered Leonard to be a very special ...
by Joe Way
Sat Nov 19, 2016 5:06 am
Forum: News
Topic: Rabbi Lord J. Sacks on LC & Darker Song
Replies: 3
Views: 1716

Re: Rabbi Lord J. Sacks on LC & Darker Song

Thank you, holydove, that was very eloquent and as Doron said, touching.

Joe
by Joe Way
Thu Nov 17, 2016 7:38 pm
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 348
Views: 79269

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

For those interested, I suggest you read "Being Leonard Cohen's Rabbi" posted in a thread in this section. So many of the terms are unfamiliar to me so I anxiously await Doron's help in understanding the various branches of Judaism that the author references. I suspect it may also shed more light on...
by Joe Way
Thu Nov 17, 2016 3:07 am
Forum: News
Topic: Report on Leonard's Papers at the Univ of Toronto
Replies: 1
Views: 617

Re: Report on Leonard's Papers at the Univ of Toronto

Thank you, Marie. Jennifer Toews was the person who organized our visit to the Thomas Fisher Library when we attended the "Book of Longing" at the Illuminati Festival in Toronto in 2007. She was so helpful and welcoming and showed us many amazing things. I highly recommend that anyone visiting Toron...
by Joe Way
Thu Nov 17, 2016 2:54 am
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 348
Views: 79269

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

Diane, please let me join Doron in welcoming you to this thread. You are also one of the people whose opinion about Leonard's work I value very much. Jarkko, thanks for that great photo from Andrea. Jean, you have given us a lot to ponder-I find much of it intriguing and I'll need to re-read a few m...
by Joe Way
Tue Nov 15, 2016 4:00 am
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 348
Views: 79269

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

"Are you suggesting that God/"God" could be the narrator in If I Didn't Have Your Love?
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I'm not so sure the narrator is God, but I do think that along with all of us, the narrator may be referencing God and us when he talks about, "you."
by Joe Way
Sun Nov 13, 2016 3:58 am
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 348
Views: 79269

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

Dear Doron, thank you for mentioning the song, "If I Ever Loved You." I listened to it last night and saw how closely it relates to his new songs. I still just love the line and the way he sings it, "And are we still leaning, across the old table." Doron wrote: Clearly this is a song of departure, f...
by Joe Way
Sun Nov 13, 2016 3:39 am
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 348
Views: 79269

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

Long-time lurker, you know the rest. I see the song (and by extension the album) You Want It Darker as a maturation of If It Be Your Will . The latter is a gentle acceptance of life's unfolding, especially with the live arrangement sung by the angelic Webb sisters: "I will speak no more I shall abi...
by Joe Way
Sun Nov 13, 2016 3:33 am
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 348
Views: 79269

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

They whisper still the ancient stones, the blunted mountains weep Beautiful evocative words. I was backpacking in Yellowstone couple of months ago and these words describe exactly the feelings I experienced. Ancient stones and blunted mountains. I tend to read or hear words at face value and not di...
by Joe Way
Sat Nov 12, 2016 8:46 am
Forum: News
Topic: Leonard Has Passed Away
Replies: 694
Views: 132769

Re: Leonard Has Passed Away

Has anybody heard from Sharon? I feel so sorry For her too. Yes, losing her husband and then Leonard in a little more than a year is a terrible thing. When we saw her in Amsterdam, she was bravely taking her wonderful talent on the road and was so very proud of their son. Deep condolences to her as...
by Joe Way
Sat Nov 12, 2016 8:26 am
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 348
Views: 79269

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

Yes, Blonde Madonna, it was in Hamilton, Ontario that we met and had the great pleasure of traveling with you and Jim to Niagra Falls and we met Sharon Robinson in the elevator that night. Such great memories and such a good connection-and it was great to see you in Dublin a couple of years ago. I w...
by Joe Way
Fri Nov 11, 2016 5:00 am
Forum: News
Topic: Leonard Has Passed Away
Replies: 694
Views: 132769

Re: Leonard Has Passed Away

Just feeling so sad right now-we honor the life of a magnificent artist and a very good man. Rest In Peace, dear Leonard.

Deep condolences to Adam, Lorca, Leonard's family and friends.

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