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why you shouldn't read or listen to L. Cohen

Post by francis » Sat May 05, 2012 12:22 pm

Hi all!

Let's put the cat among the pigeons! I don't know if this question has already been raised here, but - as most of the people on the forum love lists - let us make a list of reasons why you shoudn't read or listen to L. Cohen - what comes to mind? what are the reasons that critics have mentioned over time, do you agree (why / not?) and could you find other ones?

...let the listing begin!...
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Re: why you shouldn't read or listen to L. Cohen

Post by lizzytysh » Sat May 05, 2012 4:11 pm

okay, let me see... some conjectures:

It might corrupt young minds.
It might make someone a pervert.
It might turn heretofore happy people depressed.
It might lead to suicide.
It might turn the chaste to promiscuity.

These might be some cliche'd reasons that a 'critic' might give.
Absurd all of them, but since when has that stopped a 'critic' ;-)
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Re: why you shouldn't read or listen to L. Cohen

Post by francis » Sat May 05, 2012 4:35 pm

I add some other classical statements:

- He can't sing
- He's always saying the same thing
- His work is too hermetic (you don't know what he's singing about)
- His work makes one depressive
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Re: why you shouldn't read or listen to L. Cohen

Post by lizzytysh » Sat May 05, 2012 4:46 pm

Oh.... somehow, I missed your intent. When you said "shouldn't," I took it as meaning ill-advised, like the cautionary warnings regarding potential damage to oneself, like the smoker warnings on the backs of packs, advising may be injurious to one's health, except now they've taken it up to WILL BE. Had I taken the position of how you actually meant it, more as in "don't bother," I would have gone the direction you had. Ah well... a good sign that I need some coffee this morning ;-) .

The critics comment holds true, either way :) .
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Re: why you shouldn't read or listen to L. Cohen

Post by TineDoes » Sat May 05, 2012 5:43 pm

You shouldn't listen to LC because

-no other singer will ever live up.
-no other voice will be touch you as much ever again.
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Post by lizzytysh » Sun May 06, 2012 1:53 am

Haha... yours are the best, TineDoes!
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Re: why you shouldn't read or listen to L. Cohen

Post by seadove » Mon May 07, 2012 9:09 am

francis wrote:
Let's put the cat among the pigeons!
I'm a dove. You better keep the cat far away from me. :-)
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Post by MaryB » Mon May 07, 2012 11:54 am

Because your conversations with others always end up with you going on and on about him.
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Re: why you shouldn't read or listen to L. Cohen

Post by joyezekiel » Mon May 07, 2012 4:16 pm

MaryB wrote:Because your conversations with others always end up with you going on and on about him.
So true!
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Re: why you shouldn't read or listen to L. Cohen

Post by John Etherington » Mon May 07, 2012 4:56 pm

Because you might develop Cohenitus or even worse turn into a "fan"!
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Post by lizzytysh » Mon May 07, 2012 5:19 pm

You could end up in the media, places such as the HeckOfAGuy blog :shock: !
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Re: why you shouldn't read or listen to L. Cohen

Post by lizzytysh » Mon May 07, 2012 5:20 pm

I'm a dove. You better keep the cat far away from me. :-)
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Re: why you shouldn't read or listen to L. Cohen

Post by imaginary friend » Wed May 09, 2012 4:38 am

Because he will teach you what longing is,
and you will never feel satisfied (or want
to feel satisfied) ever again.
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Re: why you shouldn't read or listen to L. Cohen

Post by lizzytysh » Wed May 09, 2012 4:48 am

:D Sheila
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Re: why you shouldn't read or listen to L. Cohen

Post by mickjaggerscat » Sat Aug 04, 2012 7:15 pm

because hus voice is pitched at a low frequency that can put listeners in a trance-like state making them.open to fourth dimensional entity possession?0
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