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Hwyl
11-17-2006, 10:31 AM
Has anyone seen it.

It's in Portland now, might go.

http://www.leonardcohenimyourman.com/

Pierre LaRochelle
11-17-2006, 10:38 AM
Glad to see someone appreciates boats and L.C.

PL

R.I.Singer30
11-17-2006, 11:28 AM
It played here in R.I.2 month orso ago.I enjoyed it.It's the only movie I've been to on a long time.Not counting a couple kid movies.Some memorable performances.I had never seen Antony before.Ironically I had never heard of Leonard Cohen until about 8 years ago.I was walking the docks on Block Island and admiring an eighty foot plus sailboat.The captain was in the cockpit and we talked boats for a while.I had a Bristol 24 in the harbor.He said it was a great boat.I said "how could that be,you have this".He said "this is a trophy wife and need all the attention.Where the Bristol was the fat girlfriend,who would take all my abuse and still be there for me".;) As I was getting ready to part,I told him I played guitar at Ballards and to stop by tommorrow .He said I have a guitar on board.Next thing I know I'm hangin out on a multi million dollar boat swapping songs with a european I had never met before.The first song he played was Chelsea Hotel #2.I had never heard it.He had a Yamaha APX4,I have a Yamaha APX7.(Irony eh?)We said our goodbyes and I never saw him again that I know of.The next night I had the song stuck in my head and asked Walter, the acoustic player at Mahogany Shoals if he knew Chelsea Hotel.He said he didn't but played Suzanne and Sisters Of Mercy for me.The guy sitting on the side of me was singing the high parts of the song.It was surreal.When I hit the mainland I bought two cds.I'm you Man is still playing in Providence now.

ishmael
11-17-2006, 12:17 PM
The Cohen isn't loading with any alacrity.

As I've said, he's a jewish prophet.

Bob Cleek
11-17-2006, 03:40 PM
Been a BIG Leonard Cohen fan since the mid-sixties. "Music to commit suicide by...."

StevenBauer
11-17-2006, 06:46 PM
Gareth, how long is the movie in town? I'd love to go, we could have a beer after or something. I've heard Beth Orton sings a song in it. Tomorrow's no good we're going down to Boston to see Sia at the Paradise Rock Club. :) And I'm judging the high school debate match all day. :eek:

Steven

Hwyl
11-17-2006, 07:04 PM
I was thinking of grabbing the 3 o clock show on Sunday http://www.moviesonexchange.com/ , I was going to take Leah, she's not enthused. though

I'd been hoping to get together with you guys, I'm unemployed at the moment, so I'm flexible.

Hwyl
11-17-2006, 07:06 PM
Sorry, to answer your question, it's there until the 21st.

StevenBauer
11-17-2006, 07:06 PM
Sunday afternoon might work. Let's talk Sunday morning.

Steven

Hwyl
11-17-2006, 07:13 PM
Sunday afternoon might work. Let's talk Sunday morning.

Steven

I'm taking Owen to the "Donald Trump: How to be a billionaire" seminar on Sunday morning. He's hoping to retire before he starts work. It'll be good to open his eyes.

It's at 9:00 is it O.K. to call before then

StevenBauer
11-17-2006, 07:14 PM
Sure thing. What time do you get finished?

Steven

Hwyl
11-17-2006, 07:25 PM
It does not say, not more than two hours I hope, (I just saw the very small print, that says "other materials will be offered for sale" arghhh). He saw the junk mail im car and got excited by it, he does not get excited over much, so I'll go there with him, it's supposed to be for "over 18's, I doubt they'll turn us away.

My sketchy plan is to pick up Owen in Gorham, go to the Trump debacle, take him back,pick up Leah, have lunch with them both take leah to movie.

The complex life of a non custodial parent.

ishmael
11-18-2006, 07:58 AM
A genuine poet.


Boogie Street


O Crown of Light, O Darkened One,
I never thought we'd meet.
You kiss my lips, and then it's done:
I'm back on Boogie Street.

A sip of wine, a cigarette,
And then it's time to go
I tidied up the kitchenette;
I tuned the old banjo.
I'm wanted at the traffic-jam.
They're saving me a seat.
I'm what I am, and what I am,
Is back on Boogie Street.

And O my love, I still recall
The pleasures that we knew;
The rivers and the waterfall,
Wherein I bathed with you.
Bewildered by your beauty there,
I'd kneel to dry your feet.
By such instructions you prepare
A man for Boogie Street.

O Crown of Light, O Darkened One...

So come, my friends, be not afraid.
We are so lightly here.
It is in love that we are made;
In love we disappear.
Though all the maps of blood and flesh
Are posted on the door,
There's no one who has told us yet
What Boogie Street is for.

O Crown of Light, O Darkened One,
I never thought we'd meet.
You kiss my lips, and then it's done:
I'm back on Boogie Street.

A sip of wine, a cigarette,
And then it's time to go...

Dryer lint
11-18-2006, 08:14 AM
I'm taking Owen to the "Donald Trump: How to be a billionaire" seminar on Sunday morning. He's hoping to retire before he starts work. It'll be good to open his eyes.

It's at 9:00 is it O.K. to call before then

youll be taking him to see someone who still hasnt reached the goal yet then. in other words a failure. trump never made a billion. and how many companies has he had go tits up? trump is the last person id want a kidof mine to try to emulate

and he wont admit hes bald either

Hwyl
11-18-2006, 08:19 AM
I agree DL, I'm just enabling him to make that decision himself.

Mark Van
11-18-2006, 12:47 PM
It's available on DVD now, I am waiting for it from Netflix.

Dryer lint
11-18-2006, 01:02 PM
I'm just enabling him


too much modern day pscho-babble parenting here for my taste. be a parent and tell him the guy is just another famously rich **** bum whose advice aint worth a hill of beans unless he intends to lie, cheat, and defraud his way to the top of the dung heap. take him to a movie instead - one that has a moral to the story ....... if they make those any more

Hwyl
11-18-2006, 01:42 PM
DL, I have to apologise, I did not realise that you were Dutch.

I had parents who shot down all my ideas and I'm almost as unbalanced as you. So you may call it Psycho babble, but it's what I'm going to do.

Much as i like you, I can't see "The Dutch book of Parenting" being a big seller.

Dryer lint
11-18-2006, 07:02 PM
DL, I have to apologise, I did not realise that you were Dutch.

I had parents who shot down all my ideas and I'm almost as unbalanced as you. So you may call it Psycho babble, but it's what I'm going to do.

Much as i like you, I can't see "The Dutch book of Parenting" being a big seller.

ok then gareth have it your way

http://us.movies1.yimg.com/movies.yahoo.com/images/hv/photo/movie_pix/new_line_cinema/austin_powers__the_spy_who_shagged_me/seth_green/scott.jpg

just dont let it be said i didnt warn ya

Hwyl
01-31-2007, 11:17 PM
It's weird that this thread came up as similar to the "Boogie" thread. I finally got around to ordering the DVD off Netflix (as Mark suggested), I have to say L Cohen does a much better job with his songs/poems than others do, I expected to love Beth Ortons version of "sisters of Mercy" but it left me cold. Rufus Wainright did better. I'd never heard of "Anthony", I liked his presentation too, got to find out more about him. Great to see Cohen essentially backed by U2.

He sang "Tower of Song", I love the words, so I'll do a Jack and paste them here.

Well my friends are gone and my hair is grey
I ache in the places where I used to play
And Im crazy for love but Im not coming on
Im just paying my rent every day
Oh in the tower of song

I said to hank williams: how lonely does it get?
Hank williams hasnt answered yet
But I hear him coughing all night long
A hundred floors above me
In the tower of song

I was born like this, I had no choice
I was born with the gift of a golden voice
And twenty-seven angels from the great beyond
They tied me to this table right here
In the tower of song

So you can stick your little pins in that voodoo doll
Im very sorry, baby, doesnt look like me at all
Im standing by the window where the light is strong
Ah they dont let a woman kill you
Not in the tower of song

Now you can say that Ive grown bitter but of this you may be sure
The rich have got their channels in the bedrooms of the poor
And theres a mighty judgement coming, but I may be wrong
You see, you hear these funny voices
In the tower of song

I see you standing on the other side
I dont know how the river got so wide
I loved you baby, way back when
And all the bridges are burning that we might have crossed
But I feel so close to everything that we lost
Well never have to lose it again

Now I bid you farewell, I dont know when Ill be back
There moving us tomorrow to that tower down the track
But youll be hearing from me baby, long after Im gone
Ill be speaking to you sweetly
From a window in the tower of song
Yeah my friends are gone and my hair is grey
I ache in the places where I used to play
And Im crazy for love but Im not coming on
Im just paying my rent every day
Oh in the tower of song

Hwyl
01-31-2007, 11:35 PM
I also liked Perla Batalla, she has a great myspace page. Check out Bird on a Wire http://www.myspace.com/perlabatalla

Dan McCosh
02-01-2007, 05:57 AM
The movie is worth seeing just for the performances--groups mainly from Montreal. The DVD has some stuff that was cut that also is worth seeing and hearing.

ishmael
02-01-2007, 08:00 AM
I was pleased to find his lyrics online. Many these days are pulling them. With all his issues, a very prolific writer. Gotta admire that.

LEONARD COHEN LYRICS

"The Future"

Give me back my broken night
my mirrored room, my secret life
it's lonely here,
there's no one left to torture
Give me absolute control
over every living soul
And lie beside me, baby,
that's an order!
Give me crack and anal sex
Take the only tree that's left
and stuff it up the hole
in your culture
Give me back the Berlin wall
give me Stalin and St Paul
I've seen the future, brother:
it is murder.

Things are going to slide, slide in all directions
Won't be nothing
Nothing you can measure anymore
The blizzard, the blizzard of the world
has crossed the threshold
and it has overturned
the order of the soul
When they said REPENT REPENT
I wonder what they meant
When they said REPENT REPENT
I wonder what they meant
When they said REPENT REPENT
I wonder what they meant

You don't know me from the wind
you never will, you never did
I'm the little jew
who wrote the Bible
I've seen the nations rise and fall
I've heard their stories, heard them all
but love's the only engine of survival
Your servant here, he has been told
to say it clear, to say it cold:
It's over, it ain't going
any further
And now the wheels of heaven stop
you feel the devil's riding crop
Get ready for the future:
it is murder

Things are going to slide ...

There'll be the breaking of the ancient
western code
Your private life will suddenly explode
There'll be phantoms
There'll be fires on the road
and the white man dancing
You'll see a woman
hanging upside down
her features covered by her fallen gown
and all the lousy little poets
coming round
tryin' to sound like Charlie Manson
and the white man dancin'

Give me back the Berlin wall
Give me Stalin and St Paul
Give me Christ
or give me Hiroshima
Destroy another fetus now
We don't like children anyhow
I've seen the future, baby:
it is murder

Things are going to slide ...

When they said REPENT REPENT ...

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Talk about a modern Jeremiah!

Bruce Taylor
02-01-2007, 08:27 AM
What a strange journey he's been on.

My old prof, Montreal poet Louis Dudek (who published Cohen's first collection) told me about sitting around with Irving Layton and young "Lenny" trying to figure out what the lad could do for a living. Lenny was on the verge of applying to Law school, but decided to take a shot at writing folk songs. "And now," said old Dudek, "I understand the boy is making a very good living..."

ishmael
02-01-2007, 11:45 AM
I've only got a few reviews. His early folky stuff bores me a bit, but his use of a girl chorus and beat in his later stuff, juxtaposed to his very apocalyptic lyrics, makes me giggle in a dark way. Some nice piano, too.

"First we take Manhatten, then we take Berlin."

"Dance me to, the end of love."

BrianY
02-01-2007, 01:39 PM
I tried to watch the movie - I found it to be boring, depressing and somewhat incoherent. Kind like Cohen's music but without the bit of redeeming artistry that some of his tunes have. If you like Cohen's stuff, you'll probably like the movie.