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Leonard Cohen: 1934 – 2016 November 11, 2016

Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.
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As noted by RiD in comments. Very sorry to hear this news. Was never the greatest fan but he wrote some wonderful songs in a career that if anything seemed to see him more popular in recent times than way back when.

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1. simonjkyte - November 11, 2016

1) Dance me to the end of love
2) Take this longing
3) Famous blue raincoat
4) The stranger song
5) Who by fire?
6) Joan of Arc
7) Leaving Greensleeves
8) Avalanche
9) Hallelujah
10) Waiting for the miracle

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2. botheredbarney - November 11, 2016

A recent profile in the New Yorker, written to coincide with Leonard Cohen’s last record release.

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/10/17/leonard-cohen-makes-it-darker

Cohen had a soulful voice that bonded especially with women. Many years ago I knew a Canadian woman who worshiped him. She must be feeling heartbroken today. His love songs will endure. The choral backings to several of his songs are excellent, although when singing unaccompanied he could hold an audience spellbound.

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3. roddy - November 11, 2016

He did a brilliant version of Kevin Barry which I’m sure some of you computer “whizz kids” will be able to put on here!

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Dr. X - November 11, 2016

There’s no reason at all why the troubles in Ireland should concern you.

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WorldbyStorm - November 11, 2016

whizz middle aged men more like, a fair number of us anyhow roddy.

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Alibaba - November 11, 2016

roddy: occasionally I used to think you were wrecking my buzz. No longer.

Dr. X: can I have a prescription? First We Take Manhattan perhaps?

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4. roddy - November 11, 2016

I was 50 before I even knew how to switch on a computer!

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WorldbyStorm - November 11, 2016

🙂

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5. CL - November 11, 2016

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6. roddy - November 11, 2016

What does “wrecking my buzz” mean.I’m afraid it has’nt arrived in these parts yet either!

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Alibaba - November 11, 2016

It’s what some people say where I come from, meaning it puts me off, annoying me.  I thought that sometimes you were just giving jibes. Now, I think otherwise.

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Alibaba - November 12, 2016

I re-read today what I wrote last night and I thought: what a piece of shit! For example, an ambiguous phrase (wrecking my buzz) and a poor attempt at comedy (prescription). At least you did me the courtesy of asking me to explain what I meant. Then I added to problems by using a fancy word (jibes) and a final sentence which is meaningless (I think otherwise).

I tend to do these things when I am tired, puzzled and responding quickly. I guess the next time I try to openly and honestly critically evaluate what is being said, I will have to try harder instead.

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7. soubresauts - November 12, 2016

Greatest speech ever?

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botheredbarney - November 12, 2016

A wonderful acceptance speech. Viva Espana.

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8. roddy - November 12, 2016

I’m still puzzled.Was the non”buzz wrecking ” down to my Kevin Barry post or my admission of computer illiteracy?!

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botheredbarney - November 12, 2016

Alibaba was just being ‘tired’ I think.

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