domingo, 11 de octubre de 2009

Enjoying Leonard Cohen´s music

I spotted this meme on Gabrielle’s Wild Goose Scoops Moon site.

I hope this inspires you to share some of your favorite songs

As a tribute to Leonard Cohen , I offer a potpourri of songs, sorted through the filter of

My Life According to Leonard Cohen:



1.- Are you a male or female? - You know who I am

2.- Describe yourself? - Minute Prologue

3.- How do you feel? - Passing through

4.- Describe where you currently live? – Love calls you by your name

5.- If you Could go anywhere, where you would go ? - First we take Manhattan

6.- Your favourtie form of transportation? - Like a bird on a wire

7.- Your best friend is : Democracy

8.- Your favourite color is: Love itself

9.- What´s the weather like? - A thousand kisses deep

10.- Favourite time of the day? - In my secret life

11.- If your life was a TV show, what it would be called? - Fingerprints

12.- What is life to you? - Avalanche

13.- Your relationships - Always

14.- Your fear: There is a war

15.- What is the best advice you have to give? - Be for real

16.- If you Could change your name , you would change it to: Light as the breeze

17.- Thought for the day : The guests

18.- How I would like to die? - The land of plenty

19.- My soul´s present condition - You have loved enough

20.- My motto: Why don´t you try



Leonard Norman Cohen was born in Montreal in 1934 on September 21. He is a poet and song writer.


For four decades, Leonard Cohen has been one of the most important and influential songwriters of our time, a figure whose body of work achieves greater depths of mystery and meaning as time goes on.

He has relentlessly examined the largest issues in human lives, always with a full appreciation of how elusive answers can be to the vexing questions he raises. But those questions, and the journey he has traveled in seeking to address them, are the ever-shifting substance of his work, as well as the reasons why his songs never lose their overwhelming emotional force.




The light came through the window,
Straight from the sun above,
And so inside my little room
There plunged the rays of Love.

In streams of light I clearly saw
The dust you seldom see,
Out of which the Nameless makes
A Name for one like me.

(from Love itself)


Please feel free to post your own My Life According to (fill in your favorite songwriter) and please let us know where we can find your impressions.
Here are the guidelines:

1) Answer the questions as well as you can, but using only song names from one artist.
2) Try not to repeat a song title.

11 comentarios:

Pearl dijo...

nice twist on the meme.

1.- Are you a male or female? - I'm your man

2.- Describe yourself? - There for you

3.- How do you feel? -Hallelujah

4.- Describe where you currently live? – Chelsea Hotel #2

5.- If you Could go anywhere, where you would go ? - By the Rivers Dark

6.- Your favourtie form of transportation? - Closing Time

7.- Your best friend is : The Faith

8.- Your favourite color is: Who by the fire

9.- What´s the weather like? - Take this longing

10.- Favourite time of the day? - In my secret life

11.- If your life was a TV show, what it would be called? - The letters

12.- What is life to you? - A thousand kisses deep

13.- Your relationships - Night comes on

14.- Your fear: Democracy

15.- What is the best advice you have to give? - I can't forget

16.- If you Could change your name , you would change it to: Nightingale

17.- Thought for the day : Ain't no cure for love

18.- How I would like to die? - Waiting for the miracle

19.- My soul´s present condition - Hey that's no way to say goodbye

20.- My motto: So long, Marianne

if dijo...

ah ah...Pearl...this reveals a lot...thanks for "playing"

if dijo...

Pearl...I am reading again your answers to the meme and I can see that you answered as if YOU were L C and I answered as me myself....well...it can be done both ways maybe..

Pearl dijo...

I answered with his titles just on random click.

gabrielle dijo...

Leonard Cohen is one of my all time favorite singer songwriters. I was lucky enough to attend a concert during his tour this past spring. I sat in the balcony of the State Theatre in Minneapolis shivering. I have never before experienced such an aura of reverence, generosity and deep grace.

I love the profile you put together from his repertoire and I am enjoying getting to know you.

if dijo...

thanks gabrielle for your words.....Leonard Cohen has sung exacltly what I wanted to hear...:)

Gel dijo...

I like his music. Glad you posted this. I found your meme replies interesting. Is your blog name of "If" from the song?

Rosemary Nissen-Wade dijo...

Here's my version, posted on facebook 30th August. :)


Pick your Artist: Leonard Cohen
Are you a male or female: Lady Midnight
Describe yourself: Lover, Lover, Lover
How do you feel: Hallelujah
Describe where you currently live: In My Secret Life
If you could go anywhere, where would you go? Way Down Deep
Your favourite form of transportation: By The Rivers Dark
Your best friend? Love Itself
You and your best friends are: Priests
What's the weather like: Summertime
Favourite time of day: Night Comes On
If your life was a TV show, what would it be called: The Partisan
What is life to you: The Great Event
Your relationship: There For You
Your fear: You Have Loved Enough
What is the best advice you have to give: Be For Real
Thought for the Day: One Of Us Cannot Be Wrong
How I would like to die: Passing Through
My soul's present condition: Came So Far For Beauty
My motto: God is alive, magic is afoot

if dijo...

Gel...the name "if" is just a word that in a moment made me understand that "if" something does not happen...nothing happens ....just a personal situation a little difficult to explain...:)after that I have discovered that word in some important petitions, songs, poems The Bible....etc ...
Rosemary your version is very good...thanks..!

SarahA dijo...

http://wwwwherethewindblows.blogspot.com/2009/09/poets-kiss-for-saraha.html

I see you another 'crazy' to follow my Babies. Thought this might interest you.

if dijo...

thanks so much for that Sarah...it is a wonderful poem ...very touching!!