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Vale Leonard Cohen

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elephant
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elephant Posted: Fri, Nov 11 2016 10:51 AM
I love his voice

I love his themes

I love his lyrics

Sadly gone

Sadly no more

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Dillen replied on Fri, Nov 11 2016 12:00 PM

Moved here from General Forum.
Please keep the General Forum B&O related.

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Jeff replied on Fri, Nov 11 2016 2:39 PM

I just saw that yesterday afternoon, and after listening to some of his work the evening before. He lived a full and long life, but he will definitely be missed. A true great, and he wrote some of the most thought provoking and haunting music/poetry ever. Rest In Peace.

To me, the song "The Miracle" is one of the strangest and most unsettling things I've heard. Open to a lot of interpretations.

Jeff

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Gift

 You tell me that silence
is nearer to peace than poems
but if for my gift
I brought you silence
(for I know silence)
you would say
 This is not silence
this is another poem

and you would hand it back to me.

out of: The Spice-Box of Earth (1961)

Thank you, Leonard Cohen!

Peter the biker

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Another giant left the scene.

Fare thee well, Leonard, fare thee well.

MM

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elephant replied on Sat, Nov 12 2016 3:42 AM

Jeff:
To me, the song "The Miracle" is one of the strangest and most unsettling things I've heard. Open to a lot of interpretations.

https://www.leonardcohenfiles.com/dube.html

 

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I was walking past St Peter's Eastern Hill Anglican Church yesterday and a homeless man stopped me to tell me that Leonard Cohen had passed.

That was the first I learned of it.  I stopped and was chatting with this guy and although he was substance affected, he was quite coherent and he was explaining how he saved Debbie Harrys life once when she too was down and out in a gutter also substance affected and he saved her and thats how Blondie was born.

He was a great man to chat to and its amazing the people you cross paths with and how you actually hear of news like this.

I dont know much of Leonard Cohen besides his name and the recognition that he was a great artist.  

Time to look up some of his catalogue, im sure i know many of them. 

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Duels replied on Sat, Nov 12 2016 9:56 PM
Wow Michael thats a hell of a story.
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Good place to start for anyone new to LC:

Performing his signature song live in London in 2008.

 

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