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by B4real
Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 673
Views: 95622

Re: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums

Bev, regardiing kismet, I have always struggled with that word. Does it mean 'fate' like wikipedia says? I am not so sure. Is it more like serendipity? Vickie, I usually use the word "happenstance" as a generic one for coincidence, serendipity, luck, fate etc because I like it! But this time I thou...
by B4real
Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 673
Views: 95622

Re: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums

4, For what it’s worth, my take on LC’s quote is that he’s just stating an example of how he would have to ‘further set the scene’ by adding more words in print around a particular line or word to obtain a similar scenario in song using chiefly emphasis and the inflection in his voice. We know he ha...
by B4real
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:25 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 673
Views: 95622

Re: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums

4, I really used economy of words with my last post – it was meant as the same reply for both of yours :) And the tyranny of distance strikes again! Thanks for clearing up that you meant sung and not written words. I should have twigged to that! But interestingly, it made me remember something LC sa...
by B4real
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 673
Views: 95622

Re: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums

Ah 4, it’s interesting how things appear after a second look ;-)
by B4real
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's poetry and novels
Replies: 64
Views: 18916

Re: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's poetry and novels

Vickie, I wouldn’t worry too much about your reaction to this book because Leonard has often said that it’s really only useful to people who find themselves in such a position as he himself did at the time when he wrote it. Everybody has to travel their own path to find answers to the big questions ...
by B4real
Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 673
Views: 95622

Re: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums

Why did he change the words of Hallelujah to rhyme with "you" instead of the original "ya"? ..... and as I now see I forgot to think about Hallelujah 4, I’m not quite sure what you mean because the “you” I’m thinking of is the original word. If it helps, check out the official Hallelujah lyrics on ...
by B4real
Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 673
Views: 95622

Re: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums

4, You know I’m not one to over analyse LC’s lyrics but, like you, this particular instance has always given me as I said above “food for thought.” I have a few theories on why he first changed it to “A Friend”. It’s a reasonably safe bet to say the genesis of the song is based on his life at the ti...
by B4real
Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:38 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 673
Views: 95622

Re: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums

4 wrote: Bev: I definitely recall your old avitar, and immediately connected it to your recent picture at the Oz concert. We've all changed over the years, but it's always nice to know we bear some resemblance to our younger days! Ha 4, your words above have found me thinking of times gone by. That...
by B4real
Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:07 am
Forum: Other music
Topic: Origins of Pink Floyd's Comfortably Numb
Replies: 3
Views: 618

Re: Origins of Pink Floyd's Comfortably Numb

4, I haven’t watched the video story of Wish You Were Here but it would for sure be the same as what I know in print. And yes, you are right about our comments on interpretation of songs in the Along thread. Without checking I think I posted Leonard saying his songs were empty and you can put what y...
by B4real
Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Other music
Topic: Origins of Pink Floyd's Comfortably Numb
Replies: 3
Views: 618

Re: Origins of Pink Floyd's Comfortably Numb

4, I didn’t know how that song came about, so thanks. And I didn’t know you were into Pink Floyd or maybe it’s just that particular song :) With the exception of a few artists I tend to be attracted to select particular songs. I do like Comfortably Numb but my overall Pink Floyd favourites are Wish ...
by B4real
Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 673
Views: 95622

Re: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums

4, If you can remember when we were playing the P Game my avatar then was a photo of myself forty years earlier. I was pleasantly surprised that some forum members recognised me from it when I met them for the first time on the 2013 tour! I’m with Songs of and Songs from and also between LC mirrored...
by B4real
Thu Dec 27, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 673
Views: 95622

Re: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums

Vickie, I've just sent you an email.

Glad you got your book OK.

Jane looks lovely :D
by B4real
Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 673
Views: 95622

Re: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums

Hi 4, I’ve been busy with Christmas things. I hope you had a good one! About the down-under concerts. I was offered a front row seat for the final concert in Auckland, NZ by a friendly and most thoughtful Canadian but unfortunately I couldn’t take advantage of his kindness! My memories of the final ...
by B4real
Sun Dec 23, 2018 5:02 am
Forum: Tribute concerts, Cover versions & Soundtracks
Topic: Kiki Dee "Dance Me to the End of Love"
Replies: 4
Views: 769

Re: Kiki Dee "Dance Me to the End of Love"

That's the way to go, John! I'm guessing you didn't see that coming in your horoscope ;-)

I've always loved and have the record of her song Amoureuse since way back then.
by B4real
Sun Dec 23, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 673
Views: 95622

Re: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums

And today, on the last day possible day I could get it before Christmas you know what I finally have in my hands .... The Flame! I forgot to say that this day is also coincidentally notable for two other happenings here down-under. 1. It’s the longest day of the year. 2. And most importantly, it wa...

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