Seagull?

General discussion about Leonard Cohen's songs and albums
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Post by lizzytysh » Sun Mar 16, 2003 1:53 am

Well, Andrew ~

At 85, you just need to go ask Pete to step down off his pedestal and claim your rightful, elder position.

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Post by John the Shorts » Sun Mar 16, 2003 2:23 pm

Paula - I only amended my profile when you mentiuoned Welsh, then I relaised I was missing something :?

Andrew - Pleased to meet you, I don't know what to suggest for your mother. In this country you used to get a letter from the Queen when you reached 100, maybe your mother should ask for a postcard from LC for her birthday? :D :)

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Post by Paula » Sun Mar 16, 2003 6:23 pm

Andrew Was that a typo I think you meant to say 16 years OLDER.

Where have you been you have not posted for a while. :D
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Post by lizzytysh » Sun Mar 16, 2003 6:26 pm

Paula ~

Re: Andrew :lol: I figured that would get his attention :wink: . Those wrong words can sure make a difference, eh?

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Post by Paula » Sun Mar 16, 2003 6:41 pm

Lizzie what if we are wrong maybe he is 85. But I think not :lol: 'Tis the scottish air don't you know
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Post by lizzytysh » Sun Mar 16, 2003 6:43 pm

:lol: ~ true on that Scottish air; however, we're on safe ground now, as Andrew has just clarified his 53 years on that of the earth :wink: .
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Post by Paula » Sun Mar 16, 2003 6:55 pm

I think that was Aussie Andrew
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Post by lizzytysh » Sun Mar 16, 2003 7:10 pm

Oh dear, you may be right....I'll go check.
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Post by lizzytysh » Sun Mar 16, 2003 7:21 pm

You're right....gotta keep my Andrews straight. Other things said would suggest it would still be a mischosen word, but as of now, it looks like Pete needs to step aside.....and hopefully not slip on one of his own banana peels.
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Post by John the Shorts » Sun Mar 16, 2003 8:13 pm

Of course (Getting the thread back onto subject and away from Andrew's Banana Skins :oops: :oops: )

It could be that the original thought was covering the song "Nee Meeuw" by Bouedewijn de Groot a, I believe, dutch band.

Nee Meeuw means Seagull (or so I've been led to believe) and was a cover of "Ballad of a Crystal Man" and appeared on the album "Boudewijn de Groot"

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Post by lizzytysh » Sun Mar 16, 2003 8:23 pm

Oh my...looks like you misinterpreted that reference. However, it looks like your question is leading to answers you want, regardless.
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Post by lightning » Tue Mar 18, 2003 6:47 am

Could you be thinking of Joni Mitchell's first LP "Song to a Seagull" which came out at a time when she knew Leonard Cohen? The only other seagull I can think of is Jonathan Livinston Seagull, from the same era but not the same cultural level.
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Post by Kush » Wed Mar 19, 2003 7:01 am

Dylan songs often seem better in the cover versions which is a bit strange really.
Please Paula..nobody sings Dylan songs better than himself - there may be the odd exception just like with a few LC covers. An interesting point is that Dylan said somewhere that after Jimi Hendrix's death Dylan started copying Hendrix's style of "All Along The Watchtower". Sort of a cover version of his own song !!
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Post by lizzytysh » Wed Mar 19, 2003 7:13 am

"Sort of a cover version of his own song !!" I don't know if you can take credit for this line, Kush, but I sure hope so :) . I agree that only Dylan can sing Dylan best. Likewise, with Leonard.
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Post by Kush » Wed Mar 19, 2003 4:45 pm

I most certainly can, Lizzytysh.
The interview was in a booklet that appeared in one of his package CDs and his exact words (far as I remember) were "I like the way Hendrix did it and ever since he died I've been playing it his way, I feel like it is a tribute to him."
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