Leonard Cohen – Various Positions, 1984

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Leonard Cohen – Various Positions, 1984. I love early Leonard Cohen, but I adore his voice from this album and onwards.
As he says “My voice has gotten very very deep over the years and seems even to be deepening. I thought it was because of 50,000 cigarettes and several swimming pools of whiskey that my voice has gotten low. But I gave up smoking a couple of years ago and it’s still getting deeper…My voice really started to change around 1982. It started to deepen and I started to cop to the fact that it was deepening.” I remember quite vividly “dance to the end of love’ around 1985 when I was 11 years old. I didn’t really fancy the song back then, it was part a compilation album ( “Hits 3” I think) that somebody got me as a present. I use to play “Bring on the dancing horses” by Echo and the Bunnymen, “She sells Sanctuary” by the Cult, “All You Zombies” by the Hooters etc
Every song on that album but “Dance me to the End of love” 😸. Eventually I came across this and I bought it many years after when I was able to appreciate it more, and it stayed with me and it will stay with me for a long time.

#80s #1984 #hallelujah #leonardcohen #vinyl #nowspinning #record

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Max Q by Max Q, a collaboration between Michael Hutchence of INXS and Ollie Olsen.

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Max Q by Max Q, a collaboration between Michael Hutchence of INXS and Ollie Olsen. Found this in a charity shop a while ago for £1.99, great record for that price. Anybody remember “Dogs in Space” the movie? These two collaborated on that too.
#vinyl #maxq #synthpop #australia #nowspinning #80s

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Experimenting with food day 3.This time with #Morito ‘s recipe book.

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Experimenting with food day 3.

This time with #Morito ‘s recipe book. Margarita made grilled chicken in a homemade #harisa, #onion and #cinnamon marinade. Then she mixed it with lemon juice, #olives, #coriander and homemade #preservedlemon.

This was so good I can not wait to have it again! The Moro and Morito recipe books never disappoint, their recipes are spot on.

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And this is the pan fried cod fillet marinated in zaatar.

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And this is the pan fried cod fillet marinated in zaatar. Topped with a relish made out of homemade preserved lemons, homemade picked olives, coriander and olive oil from our trees in Greece.
#colourful #cod #fish #panfried #preservedlemons #coriander #olives #oliveoil

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Tonight Margarita made #butternutsquash with #zaatar and #chili.

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Tonight Margarita made #butternutsquash with #zaatar and #chili. This accompanied the #Salmon with an aromatic marinade (of #Cinnamon, #rosepetals, #Cumin, #lime rind and #orange rind) that I made.
We are trying out the recipes out a a new recipe book we bought called Persiana, interesting results so far.

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My 30 odd years with Peter Gabriel’s “So”

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I was planning to see a movie tonight, but before that  I was browsing my feed on Facebook,now I ‘am a member of several Facebook groups with main interests as music or records. On one of these groups I stumbled upon a documentary of how Peter made “So” back in 1986.

I’ve seen this documentary before and I always smile when I hear that he wanted Dolly Parton to sing with him on “Don’t give up”. I also marvel at the amazing job that Daniel Lanois did as a producer on this record.

Through these 30 years or so I’ve heard this record countless times. Every time ( in every one of these years) I appreciate it as much as the the first time, but in a slightly different way.

#sledgehammer #bigtime #redrain #mercystreet #thisisthepicture #thatvoiceagain #dontgiveup #inyoureyes #Wedowhatweretold