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13 Nov 2012, 6:11 pm

Have a look at these lyrics:

http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/leonardc ... cracy.html

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13 Nov 2012, 6:17 pm

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DU-RuR-qO4Y[/youtube]

Beautiful song, indeed.



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13 Nov 2012, 6:28 pm

Here is another prophetic song from Leonard Cohen.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_drEFOaPaK8[/youtube]



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13 Nov 2012, 6:34 pm

Here is a snippet from Leogard's signature song. Suzanne

And Jesus was a sailor
When he walked upon the water
And he spent a long time watching
From his lonely wooden tower
And when he knew for certain
Only drowning men could see him
He said "All men will be sailors then
Until the sea shall free them"
But he himself was broken
Long before the sky would open
Forsaken, almost human
He sank beneath your wisdom like a stone
And you want to travel with him
And you want to travel blind
And you think maybe you'll trust him
For he's touched your perfect body with his mind.



Why is it that a hard core Jew like Leonard Cohen groks Jesus to the fullest, while most Christians miss the point?:

I don't know. Do you?

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13 Nov 2012, 6:35 pm

Another prophetic song

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgcPpbVS-ck[/youtube]



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13 Nov 2012, 6:37 pm

ruveyn wrote:
Why is it that a hard core Jew like Leonard Cohen groks Jesus to the fullest, while most Christians miss the point?:

I don't know. Do you?

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Goyische Kopf is all that I can think of. :shrug:



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13 Nov 2012, 7:37 pm

Leonard Cohen has been a Buddhist for awhile and I think he was even a Monk for a retreat.I think the article was in Shambala Sun magazine.He wanted to be a country musician when he first started.I wish I had every recording he ever did,he is my favorite.



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13 Nov 2012, 8:28 pm

Misslizard wrote:
Leonard Cohen has been a Buddhist for awhile and I think he was even a Monk for a retreat.I think the article was in Shambala Sun magazine.He wanted to be a country musician when he first started.I wish I had every recording he ever did,he is my favorite.


We have a phrase for Jewish Buddhists (the two modes are not incompatible). We call them Boo Joos. A good natured pun, not an insult. Buddhists, contrary to popular belief are very well tuned into the real world.

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13 Nov 2012, 8:43 pm

The man has a way with the ladies,he's older than me but I'd go out with him in a heartbeat.
He's the whole package,a poet,musician,sexy,brilliant,what more could you ask for?



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13 Nov 2012, 9:40 pm

Misslizard wrote:
The man has a way with the ladies,he's older than me but I'd go out with him in a heartbeat.


[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6B2E337aDc[/youtube]



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13 Nov 2012, 9:48 pm

Leonard Cohen won the Sexiest Male Musician poll

http://www.wrongplanet.net/postt189726.html



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13 Nov 2012, 9:56 pm

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Why is it that a hard core Jew like Leonard Cohen groks Jesus to the fullest, while most Christians miss the point?

Most Christians, it seems, wear their Christianity like a crown, and wield their Bibles like a club -- it's all about power to them.

Have you read the works of Kahlil Gibran? My two favorites are "The Prophet" and "Jesus". Some rank his poetry along with William Shakespeare and Lao-Tzu.

I'll have to read some more of Mr. Cohen's poetry, but it looks like there may be a fourth person to add to the list.


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13 Nov 2012, 10:40 pm

I have a copy of the Prophet,and I also enjoy Khayyam's Rubaiyat.
I'll have to check out Jesus,I haven't read that.



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13 Nov 2012, 10:42 pm

ArrantPariah wrote:
Misslizard wrote:
The man has a way with the ladies,he's older than me but I'd go out with him in a heartbeat.


[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6B2E337aDc[/youtube]



My tablet won't let me play it,Wahhhhh :cry:



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15 Nov 2012, 3:41 pm

Leonard's eulogy to Janis Joplin

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3ut6S7Hf68[/youtube]



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15 Nov 2012, 8:18 pm

If you can find the book, Leonard Cohen A Life In Art by Ira Nadel ,it's a good read.
It's published in '95 and has some nice photos.I loaned it out once,they had it a year.I retrieved it from their bookcase.I think they had no intention of giving it back.It's amazing how many people will steal a book. :evil: