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Old 05-14-2003, 12:48 PM   #16
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I'd like to know why he decided his raincoat was famous. Michael's story confused me.

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Old 05-16-2003, 03:14 AM   #17
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I adore Mr. Cohen.

And side note: Bono's cover of Haleluiah - so fuckin good.
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Old 05-16-2003, 07:19 AM   #18
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Just bought the Essesntial Leonard Cohen. I can't stop playing the "First We Take Manhattan/Dance Me To The End Of Love/The Future" combo.
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Old 05-16-2003, 09:04 AM   #19
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can I just pipe up here....?

Cohen's music is the opposite of suicidal. Brilliant songs...when I listen to him singing it doesn't seem passionless - it sounds....I don't know...wise. Like, here is a guy who really knows what life is all about...he sounds like a mentor...
Sometimes, if I wanna relax, I'll slap on the oldest best of.

And his voice now!!!....stirs up so many mental images. I hope my voice goes really deep and low when I get old!
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can I just pipe up here....?

Cohen's music is the opposite of suicidal. Brilliant songs...when I listen to him singing it doesn't seem passionless - it sounds....I don't know...wise. Like, here is a guy who really knows what life is all about...he sounds like a mentor...
Sometimes, if I wanna relax, I'll slap on the oldest best of.

And his voice now!!!....stirs up so many mental images. I hope my voice goes really deep and low when I get old!
It's the tone of his voice that brings me down, not the songs themselves, which I agree are brilliant. I just don't care for his voice. And he is a tortured guy, from what I understand, and that really comes through to me in the music, so to me the music is very depressing.
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Old 05-17-2003, 08:52 PM   #21
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I just had a dream about this song. Turns out that one brother killed the other, then killed himself, and Jane never existed!

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And I love Famous Blue Raincoat. Such a haunting song, great stuff.
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Leonard One of my heroes, without a doubt.
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Old 05-18-2003, 12:30 AM   #24
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Is he the greatest Canadian poet ever? I somtimes wonder this. He's certainly the most famous, but it was his music that got him there. His poetry is incredible, too, though. He's written a few novels, as well. There's an anthology of his poetry called Stranger Music. Highly recommended.

Just to touch on the "depressing" issue. I really have never found his voice or his music so much depressing as I've found it honest and enlightening. He digs deep, which may come across as depressing, but depth often forces us to enearth things we'd rather not see, or hear. He's a master at finding the calm in calamity.
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There's an anthology of his poetry called Stranger Music. Highly recommended.
Thanks, Michael, I am definitely going to check this out.

More:
http://plagiarist.com/poetry/?aid=14


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Stranger Music is fabulous! I've read it at least five times.

His voice haunts me. It comes from a place of "wow, I know this guy is really feeling and living what he's singing about." I always believe Leonard. God, I wish he'd tour again.
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Again, one of the artists I've been meaning to listen too. I know "Everybody knows" (woo woo!) and "Dancing" but that's it. Very interesting and great voice...
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So I just went out and bought "Ten New Songs" tonite. My very first Cohen album. I'm sure it won't be the last.
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