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Old 02-26-2013, 01:17 PM   #121
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Beautifully performed(by Cohen), abysmally conceived!
Leonard writes some wicked amazing music...I particularly like "Dance Me to the End of Love" and "Chelsea Hotel #2". His lyrics are real and, like life, not always pretty.They speak to a hidden part of most of us.

His voice eventually grew on me thanks to a Scots friend who kept sending me links. So, I'll not say anythink other than it's sort of like learning to eat scallops...sometimes I like them...sometimes I don't.

Carol...I usually skip opening and closing day....that time I was damned glad I didn't. In fact, loved how the Canadians handled both and was not sorry we tuned in.

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Old 02-26-2013, 01:36 PM   #122
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Well, we made it into the 73rd post before the humour gave way to yet another tedious gun control discussion. Time to shut down the thread...
Au contraire. If you read the 1st post, that stated the "gun" thing.
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True, true...but I thought that hazard only became a Threat to America(ns) if it was brought back across the border.

Aren't returning Americans put through the Showers of Thought-Cleansing before they're allowed back in from Canada???

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Apparently not.
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Leonard writes some wicked amazing music...I particularly like "Dance Me to the End of Love" and "Chelsea Hotel #2". His lyrics are real and, like life, not always pretty.They speak to a hidden part of most of us.

His voice eventually grew on me thanks to a Scots friend who kept sending me links. So, I'll not say anythink other than it's sort of like learning to eat scallops...sometimes I like them...sometimes I don't.

Carol...I usually skip opening and closing day....that time I was damned glad I didn't. In fact, loved how the Canadians handled both and was not sorry we tuned in.

You can see that I have already withdrawn my hastily written comment, for fear that it may itself be misunderstood.

Cohen's work is very visceral and deserves a lot of consideration before interpreting the spirit of it...
Only God can truly observe the heart. I defer to His better judgement on that count, Hallelujah
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You can see that I have already withdrawn my hastily written comment, for fear that it may be itself misunderstood.

Cohen's work is very viceral and deserves a lot of consideration before interpreting the spirit of it...
Only God can truly observe the heart. I defer to better judgement on that count, Hallelujah
Floyd...I personally did not take offense and hope you didn't take my reply as something negative because of what you wrote. My intent was to indicate that his music makes me feel something despite the fact that I don't always like the "sound" of his voice. (Heathen that I am I also don't always care for the vocals of Johnny Cash or Kris Kristoferson, though I "get" the lyrics)

You are, howsumever, correct in that he was not well received in the US back in the day. That may be different now as some of us have "aged" and experienced life.

Only my opinion and, as Donna says, "your mileage may vary".

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You can see that I have already withdrawn my hastily written comment, for fear that it may itself be misunderstood.
Nothing to fear from us Canadian's Floyd! But you should fear us if you happen to be in town and are wearing a US hockey jersey during any International hockey tournament. Never let it be said that we are not patriotic and dont fly our flag high! We do but we only tend to do so at the real important world events!

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My wife can not stand Leonard Cohen, which is unfortunate, because I am a HUGE fan. I can certainly understand why he is not everyone's cup of tea. Even Leonard gets it. When he won the Juno Award for Male Vocalist of the Year, in his acceptance speech he said "Only in Canada"
CBC Digital Archives - Leonard Cohen: Canada's Melancholy Bard - Canada honours Cohen
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Ah, yes, Carol....party central.

I recall watching that game and even so my guys lost in the end...it was a hellluvva game and I celebrated right along with you.

Y'all were smashing and celebrations were definitely in order.

And, on that note, I'm off to home cooked din-din with my 87 year old mother-in-law. (cuz yanno we're starving for good food out here in the boonies of the campground at Ft. de Soto. )

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Nothing to fear from us Canadian's Floyd! But you should fear us if you happen to be in town and are wearing a US hockey jersey during any International hockey tournament. Never let it be said that we are not patriotic and dont fly our flag high! We do but we only tend to do so at the real important world events!

Seriously.... Until I moved north as a child I thought "hockey" was something the dog left in the yard.
Image my surprise when I was told there was a "hockey" game coming on TV!
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Seriously.... Until I moved north as a child I thought "hockey" was something the dog left in the yard.
Image my surprise when I was told there was a "hockey" game coming on TV!
Did you actually get to see a hockey game or was it just a big brawl on ice ?
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Did you actually get to see a hockey game or was it just a big brawl on ice ?
Let's just say I still think that Icing is for cakes.
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Oh and BTW even the US President doesnt think Canadian's are scary or boggy-men.

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My wife can not stand Leonard Cohen, which is unfortunate, because I am a HUGE fan
Too bad, I have been a fan for almost 40 years now. Not only of his music, but of his poetry too. At his recent concert he did a poem that was a great recitation.

My wife is not a huge fan, but does like him, and went with me because she knows how much I am a fan.

After all, I went to Bruce Springsteen with her, and actually had a great time.
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Dont for get about our huge MOSQUITOS
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So...can I mention KD Lang?

Her rendition of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" for the opening of the 2010 Winter Olympics was nothing short of amazing.

And I thought it was moulded fibreglas.


Actually I'm not so sure KD is Canadian. She sings "learned how to shoot somebody..." Sounds very American to me.
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Dont for get about our huge MOSQUITOS
Oh yea those indeed they are something to fear!!! So lets not tell them in what provinces they will or will not find them, we want to keep them on high alert while visiting all of the country.
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I fear no Canadian (not even those deadly, man-eating geese). But the thought of the border crossing makes me nervous! Guess I'll stay south of the border most of the time. Eh.
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I fear no Canadian (not even those deadly, man-eating geese). But the thought of the border crossing makes me nervous! Guess I'll stay south of the border most of the time. Eh.
Ironically, I find the border guards on the US side much less pleasant than on the Canadian side. I'm only 30 minutes from Windsor, but I haven't been to Canada in years.
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Oh and BTW even the US President doesnt think Canadian's are scary or boggy-men.

Hey! One threat at a time please!
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Hi: All...What's to fear from a Nation who thinks sport is sliding great chunks of granite up and down a sheet of ice...all the while sweeping like crazy to clean the house eh!!!
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