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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #3240 on: October 31, 2017, 04:14:21 AM »
....... It's sort of like curling up on the couch or in your favorite chair when the weather outside is gloomy, and the house is dark and quite...you pull a blanket or afghan tight around you, and stare out the window, or get lost in a book, and in the background is some warm, yet sentimental music playing along with your mood.
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Leonard Cohen?

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #3241 on: October 31, 2017, 03:34:11 PM »

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #3242 on: October 31, 2017, 04:19:30 PM »

Always question all authorities because the authority you don't question is the most dangerous... except me, never question me.

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #3243 on: October 31, 2017, 07:39:34 PM »
....... It's sort of like curling up on the couch or in your favorite chair when the weather outside is gloomy, and the house is dark and quite...you pull a blanket or afghan tight around you, and stare out the window, or get lost in a book, and in the background is some warm, yet sentimental music playing along with your mood.
.....

Leonard Cohen?

Oh yes, Leonard Cohen, his music and especially his lyrics and poetry match that description perfectly.

Hermes -I had the pleasure of seeing Leonard Cohen the last time he was in Detroit, which was about 5 years ago...show was at the Fox Theatre, and my wife and I had first row seats in the balcony, and it was one of the best shows I've ever attended.

I've always been a big fan of his, yet had never caught one of his shows and I'm so happy that I was able to see the man perform before his passing. I believe it was called the "Old Ideas World Tour".

As soon as tickets became available I bought them, gave them to my wife and told her that she could give these to me for my birthday...she's not a big Cohen fan so I had to take her out for dinner before the show, she simply refers to him as "The Old Man"


After my mother passed away, and when I was going through a bit of rough times I found some solace in his song, "The night comes on"....especially this line, "I wanted the night to go on and on....But she said, go back, go back to the world".

Lyrics

I went down to the place where I knew she lay waiting
Under the marble and the snow
I said, Mother I'm frightened, the thunder and the lightning
I'll never come through this alone
She said, I'll be with you, my shawl wrapped around you
My hand on your head when you go
And the night came on, it was very calm
I wanted the night to go on and on
But she said, go back, go back to the world
We were fighting in Egypt when they signed this agreement
That nobody else had to die
There was this terrible sound, my father went down
With a terrible wound in his side
He said, try to go on, take my books, take my gun
Remember, my son, how they lied
And the night comes on, it's very calm
I'd like to pretend that my father was wrong
But you don't want to lie, not to the young
We were locked in this kitchen, I took to religion
And I wondered how long she would stay
I needed so much to have nothing to touch
I've always been greedy that way
But my son and my daughter climbed out of the water
Crying, Papa, you promised to play
And they lead me away to the great surprise
It's Papa, don't peek, Papa, cover your eyes
And they hide, they hide in the world
Now I look for her always, I'm lost in this calling
I'm tied to the threads of some prayer
Saying when will she summon me, when will she come to me
What must I do to prepare?
When she bends to my longing like a willow, like a fountain
She stands in the luminous air
And the night comes on, it's very calm
I lie in her arms and says when I'm gone
I'll be yours, yours for a song
Now the crickets are singing, the vesper bells ringing
The cat's curled asleep in his chair
I'll go down to Bill's Bar, I can make it that far
And I'll see if my friends are still there
Yes, and here's to the few, who forgive what you do
And the fewer who don't even care
And the night comes on, it's very calm
I want to cross over, I want to go home
But she says, Go back, go back to the world





I think this song is my favorite of his, and what a superb duet, simply beautiful.



Lyrics
Now in Vienna there's ten pretty women
There's a shoulder where Death comes to cry
There's a lobby with nine hundred windows
There's a tree where the doves go to die
There's a piece that was torn from the morning
And it hangs in the Gallery of Frost
Ay, Ay, Ay, Ay
Take this waltz, take this waltz
Take this waltz with the clamp on its jaws
Oh I want you, I want you, I want you
On a chair with a dead magazine
In the cave at the tip of the lily
In some hallways where love's never been
On a bed where the moon has been sweating
In a cry filled with footsteps and sand
Ay, Ay, Ay, Ay
Take this waltz, take this waltz
Take its broken waist in your hand

This waltz, this waltz, this waltz, this waltz
With its very own breath of brandy and Death
Dragging its tail in the sea

There's a concert hall in Vienna
Where your mouth had a thousand reviews
There's a bar where the boys have stopped talking
They've been sentenced to death by the blues
Ah, but who is it climbs to your picture
With a garland of freshly cut tears?
Ay, Ay, Ay, Ay
Take this waltz, take this waltz
Take this waltz it's been dying for years

There's an attic where children are playing
Where I've got to lie down with you soon
In a dream of Hungarian lanterns
In the mist of some sweet afternoon
And I'll see what you've chained to your sorrow
All your sheep and your lilies of snow
Ay, Ay, Ay, Ay
Take this waltz, take this waltz
With its "I'll never forget you, you know!"

This waltz, this waltz, this waltz, this waltz ...

And I'll dance with you in Vienna
I'll be wearing a river's disguise
The hyacinth wild on my shoulder,
My mouth on the dew of your thighs
And I'll bury my soul in a scrapbook,
With the photographs there, and the moss
And I'll yield to the flood of your beauty
My cheap violin and my cross
And you'll carry me down on your dancing
To the pools that you lift on your wrist
Oh my love, Oh my love
Take this waltz, take this waltz
It's yours now. It's all that there is.



This part is both erotic and sorrowful at the same time.

And I'll dance with you in Vienna
I'll be wearing a river's disguise
The hyacinth wild on my shoulder,
My mouth on the dew of your thighs
And I'll bury my soul in a scrapbook,
With the photographs there, and the moss
And I'll yield to the flood of your beauty
My cheap violin and my cross
And you'll carry me down on your dancing
To the pools that you lift on your wrist
Oh my love, Oh my love
I'm truly sorry, but I can't keep explaining this simple thing to you over and over again hoping that you'll finally understand something so simple and obvious.
I'm not the "Dumb-Ass Whisperer".

I really, really hate anti-semantics.

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #3244 on: November 01, 2017, 03:45:47 AM »
...
Hermes -I had the pleasure of seeing Leonard Cohen the last time he was in Detroit, which was about 5 years ago...show was at the Fox Theatre, and my wife and I had first row seats in the balcony, and it was one of the best shows I've ever attended.
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Father, I would have loved to see him perform. What a memory.

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #3245 on: November 02, 2017, 01:50:29 PM »
down to zero


love and affection

show some emotion

Back in the day I went along with some friends to see a surf movie at the opera house.  I remember Down to Zero and slow mo' barrels. 

I didn't become a Joan adherent, I was open but she seemed to be mostly ordinary.
These three songs though, 9,10, 11 on an album, pretty sweet I think.
If your life is a leaf
That the seasons tear off and condemn
They will bind you with love
But you'll still drop off just the same.


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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #3246 on: November 07, 2017, 01:43:20 PM »
I've been a fan and admirer of the pianist George Winston since I was in my late teens, and have listened to him consistently since that time...few things in life never change, whether for good or bad, but his music always brings peace, relaxation.

We had family get together over the weekend, and after we had dinner we were all sitting around talking and I put this album on and for a short time the room got quite as everyone recognize the melody, and then my oldest sister looked over at me and gave me a smile and nod of her head. It was her who introduced me to the music so long ago and the beauty of it is something we've shared over the years.


I highly recommend adding this entire album to your collection...

This is the full album.

One of my favorites, and I play this on the guitar is, "Variations on the Kanon" (Track 9)
I'm truly sorry, but I can't keep explaining this simple thing to you over and over again hoping that you'll finally understand something so simple and obvious.
I'm not the "Dumb-Ass Whisperer".

I really, really hate anti-semantics.

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #3247 on: November 07, 2017, 09:09:44 PM »
I'm just a student of the game that they taught me.


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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #3248 on: November 08, 2017, 06:20:55 AM »
I found this music video.
I like it, I'm sure some of you will hate it.
It might not be appropriate for those with a weak constitution.
Here it is:

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #3249 on: November 08, 2017, 07:44:44 PM »
^ Weren't they in the movie 'Chappie'? Or am I confusing them with another couple? :notsure:
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #3250 on: November 08, 2017, 08:21:18 PM »
^ Weren't they in the movie 'Chappie'? Or am I confusing them with another couple? :notsure:
That was them.
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #3251 on: November 12, 2017, 01:01:13 AM »
^ Weren't they in the movie 'Chappie'? Or am I confusing them with another couple? :notsure:
That was them.

Cool.  8)
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #3252 on: November 12, 2017, 04:56:35 AM »
Mags, That was a seriously weird video.  Have you been into the sauce in a serious way?

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #3253 on: November 12, 2017, 05:17:08 AM »
Mags, That was a seriously weird video.
Yes. :lol:


Have you been into the sauce in a serious way?
No.  :lol:

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If your life is a leaf
That the seasons tear off and condemn
They will bind you with love
But you'll still drop off just the same.