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#41 OFFLINE   cognaclilac

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Posted 24 September 2018 - 09:20 PM

It's more like Leonard Cohen's poetry books, which were always readily available to fans and friends (and fans are friends so to say)

but it is now much easier access for fans to know about something like this. And it now keeps it in house, though some could be delegated to book stores if she chose.

 

Chances are it would be perfect in bundles/in tandem with the new album (even if copies are sold early on, much like digital downloads in bundles,

but when the fan actually will take possession of the book is the question.

 

also, one would assume it could be sold worldwide at the same time, as it is not owned by anyone but her, so there would be no restrictions.

 

Question will be- what is the anticipated run, and if it is made to order, then there will be a delay in shipping.

She is not going to have many thousands printed in advance.

 

 

a funny thought flashed through my mind- for those that watch Better Call Saul -

imagine if she kept copies in her car and distributed them like Jimmy/Saul distributed his trackfree  phones.

:lmao:

 

fair thought but we also don't know for sure if she's intending on it being for fans, do we? not even positive it's being published at all either.

 

she could definitely just do it as a passion project and, like someone else mentioned, drop a few off in local bookstores in various locations (or even one location)

 

i feel like she's not going to turn into a publishing how for a book of 13 poems, it seems more something personal for her to do if she wants to, after all she did include it in the same vein that she mentioned she's taking flying lessons and she's not going to be selling tickets to 'a flight with lana del rey by lana del rey' anytime soon so who knows what's actually going to happen.

 

i kind of hope she's not doing it to solely market off of it though? like don't do that lana.

 

tandem is an interesting thought, maybe the poems will be the NFR booklet enclosed? like instead of the typical album info booklet, it'll be 'violet' and maybe they'll be special orders or maybe she's pull a willy wonka and make it random, THEN we'd have a major record merchandise success, you feel? and it would definitely come up online eventually, but if she's going to do poems and poetry i want her to channel her inner beat and really put something out, maybe even under her real name?

 

there's so many avenues to explore here!


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Posted 24 September 2018 - 09:26 PM

I don't know why but somehow I feel more hyped for this than for the album :$


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Posted 29 September 2018 - 10:09 AM

Has everyone bought my recently released book of poems about Lana? It's called "I Fall to Pieces" and the author is Glenn Cooper. Available from lulu.com

I sent Lana a copy. I do hope she gets it.
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Posted 12 October 2018 - 04:55 AM

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A poem by Leonard Cohen. What would people think if this was the kind of stuff Lana released lol


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Posted 15 October 2018 - 08:28 AM

If Lana's poems are as fun as Leonard's, I'll be very happy.


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Posted 16 October 2018 - 04:20 PM

Please god let it not be some Rupi Kaur shit


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Posted 22 November 2018 - 09:37 PM

I bought Tupac's Poetry book a couple of weeks ago. Thought I would share some while we wait...

 

Sometimes I Cry

Sometimes when im alone

I cry because im on my own

The tears I cry R bitter and warm

They flow with love but take no form

I cry because my heart is torn

and I find it difficult 2 carry on

If I had an ear 2 confide in

I would cry among my treasured friends

But who do u know that stops that long

to help another carry on

The world moves fast and it would rather pass u bye

than 2 stop and c what makes u cry

Its painful and sad and sometimes I cry

and no one cares about why

 

My Dearest One!!

There R no words 2 express
how much I truly care
So many times I fantasize of
feelings we can share
My heart has never known
the Joy u bring 2 me
As if GOD knew what I wanted
and made u a reality
I'd die 2 hold u or 2 kiss u
or merely to see your face
my stomach quivers my body shivers
and my heart increases pace
2 give me $ or lots of gold
would not be the same 2 me
I prayed and watched the distant stars
and finally u came 2 me!

 

Cupid's Smile II

I ran outside 2 feel the rain
and I stayed outside awhile
When the rain was done along came the sun
and this was Cupid's Smile!

 

The Sun and The Moon

Your ways R similar 2 the rays of the sun
Warm 2 many but 2 strong 4 some
The more u R needed the brighter u shine
Watched 4 2 long and your brilliance will blind
The eyes of mortal men who threaten u with Doom
They regret 2 c u set but it is time 4 the moon

 

Forever and Today

U say that u'll love me forever but what about today
As the dusks become dawns and the years pass on will u love me the same way
If so let us rejoice and bathe in constant pleasure
If not spare my heart today and I shall recover before forever
And if my doubts and ?'s upset u, forgive my fragile heart
I just wanted 2 know if you'd love me forever
Before Today would START!

 

I would also recommend the book if you are one of those fancy people who put books on your coffee table for people just to skim through if they want as its just like 60 or so short poems and they are quite nice, some are political, some are dedicated to people who died or friends of his and other mostly random and about love.  It's called The rose that grew from from the concrete.

 

I've never read any other poetry books, so I dont know if this is normal for them but the left page has it in his handwriting and then the right page is the poem like typed in normal book form (lol), I hope Lana does that also as it's nicer to read the real handwriting for some reason.


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Posted 23 November 2018 - 01:30 AM

Do we know when the book is coming out yet?


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Posted 23 November 2018 - 01:32 AM

Do we know when the book is coming out yet?


If it is lmao
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Posted 23 November 2018 - 02:19 AM

i want the cover to be something like this 47b95680-8fb4-11e2-9f2f-e5e6c015e45b.jpg


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Posted 23 November 2018 - 03:28 PM

Do we know when the book is coming out yet?


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Posted 24 November 2018 - 03:12 AM

If it is lmao

 

 

When you close your eyes and dream anything is possible

Wait nooooo... sorry I'm new here so I don't know what makes y'all think it's not gonna happen (if that's what you're insinuating welp)

...so why? (no shade I'm just curious oop)


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Posted 24 November 2018 - 11:38 AM

milk and honey could NEVER

what is that lol


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Posted 24 November 2018 - 11:59 AM

Milk & Honey is garbage.

I hope it is something like Howl by Allen Ginsberg.

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Posted 24 November 2018 - 01:07 PM

Wait nooooo... sorry I'm new here so I don't know what makes y'all think it's not gonna happen (if that's what you're insinuating welp)
...so why? (no shade I'm just curious oop)


Just the way Lana teased and hyped stuff but never ended up doing/releasing it.
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Posted 24 November 2018 - 01:10 PM

Wait nooooo... sorry I'm new here so I don't know what makes y'all think it's not gonna happen (if that's what you're insinuating welp)

...so why? (no shade I'm just curious oop)

 

It's... Lana...


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Posted 24 November 2018 - 02:09 PM

Wait nooooo... sorry I'm new here so I don't know what makes y'all think it's not gonna happen (if that's what you're insinuating welp)

...so why? (no shade I'm just curious oop)

 

 

Just the way Lana teased and hyped stuff but never ended up doing/releasing it.

 

 

It's... Lana...

 

It will be out at some point... But when is the real question here.
I relistened to the interview and she said that she seriously began thinking about releasing it only 3 weeks prior to the interview. That's not very long to have a clear and coherent plan. Before that, it was a side project. She also said herself she is bad at marketing stuff.  And is it just me, or does she tend to forget she is Lana fucking Del Rey? 
So... is it realistic to self publish when you are already a big name and many fans already want to buy the damn thing? is she in talks with a big publishing company? Does Interscope want to cash in on that (and offer us various bundle packs with NFR- could be the reason we still don't have a release date at the moment)?
 


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Posted 24 November 2018 - 02:58 PM

what is that lol

 

a poetry book


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Posted 24 November 2018 - 04:36 PM

She already forget this i bet :lmao: :lmao: :lmao:


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Posted 24 November 2018 - 04:37 PM

Milk & Honey is garbage

 

 

the tea. anything by rupi kaur is 


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