12 Mar 2010, 04:35 by arlando45
6 Nov 2008, 23:32 by p7389This year I've had the great fortune of being able to see Leonard Cohen live twice; once in Helsingborg in the summer, and then later in Göteborg in the autumn. I don't for a second regret the money spent, and the time invested in this - the experience made up for that tenfold.
The Helsingborg concert was at a open air venue, and it was an absolutely beautiful summer night. I know this word is thrown around a lot in descriptions of Cohen's current tour, but it truly was a magical evening. Leonard seemed so at ease with himself, and eager to give the performance his all. He treated his material with respect, but at the same time he put it in proper perspective, and had a great time with it. What I remember most vividly from this night is Anthem, and how this track was introduced. I always liked this track, but after that night, I absolutely adore it.
In Göteborg, the experience was somewhat diminished since I knew what to expect, and as excellent as the jokes and interludes were…
30 Jan 2008, 01:02 by vcmanagementArtist Vitor Cunha designed his own website. He posted this article at his blog which contains some noteworthy recommendations.
I was asked what was turning right now in my turntable. Well, it is not a turntable, it is more of a Mac Mini connected to my TV displaying Front Row and acting as a saviour from all that space that the CDs used to steal. I still own the CDs though - no harm has been done to the delightful pieces. It’s either the Mac Mini or the iPod that is connected to my inner ear. Currently on heavy rotation is Amos Lee Amos Lee, Suzanne Vega’s 99 Fº, Janis Ian’s Billie’s Bones, Leonard Cohen’s Various Positions, Ryan Adams‘ Easy Tiger, Eliza Gilkyson’s Paradise Hotel and Guster’s Goldfly. Would you like to send me recommendations?
Taken from the Vitor Cunha official website
9 Sep 2007, 11:37 by umberto71Im gleichen Jahr, in denen Leonard Cohen sein "book of mercy" veröffentlichte, bot er den Menschen seine Lieder der Gnade an. Und einige Jahre später stieg ein Mensch in ein Fahrzeug. Er setzte den Motor in Gang, kuppelte, schaltete, fuhr los. Einige Meter unterwegs, fingerte er einen Tonträger in den Cassettenschacht. Es ertönten diese Lieder, und ein Lächeln legte sich auf des Menschen Gesicht, als ein Frauenchor erklang und hernach noch des Poeten fundierter Gesang. Die Worte drangen tief in des Menschen Herz. Er war gerührt durch die Bedingungslosigkeit, die der Poet den Worten mit auf den Weg gegeben hatte. Er ließ sich von der sanften Berührung der Musik, die sich nichts zu beweisen hatte, streicheln. Mit dem letzten Lied kam die erste Ahnung, daß der Mensch gerührt war. Er hatte ein Zeichen gesehen. Was mehr kann ein Kunstwerk erreichen?
Leonard Cohen ließ fünf Jahre verstreichen nach den nahezu schöngeistigen "recent songs". 1984 hatte er die Worte, die Töne wieder unter voller Kontrolle. …
18 Mar 2007, 11:30 by ChumaniLeonard Cohen has for a long time been one of my favourite artists... At least from when I accidentally bought Various Positions as a lp when I was still in high school.
This has been a weekend full of longing for me - a longing unfulfilled and useless, a longing which I actually hate. I wish I had a handy DEL-button I could use, but, alas, no. We humans are made a place for feelings to dwell and rage as they please.
This song does not actually describe my feelings fully, but... Nah, details. Take This Longing is one of the most perfect songs about this twice accursed feeling, although my new favourite Lay Down Your Arms would describe it somewhat better.
Maybe I should let go my principle to pick "The Song of The Day" only once...
5 Jan 2007, 20:07 by geheza
1 Jan 2007, 22:28 by geheza
13 Oct 2006, 01:17 by ne_lxBackground: Trying to convert to digital my CD and (hopefully) my LP collection.
Intro / ranking system :
3 > very good tracks
2 > not bad
1 > forget about those ...
Continued the analog2digital marathon... still at the L
few tracks rank 3, two each album
5 tracks rank 3
6 tracks rank 3
Home of the Brave
both are not bad, but i have to spare the rank 3 tracks.
it's a superb oldie, almost everything is very good.
No Man's Land
the best album she made.
has some superb songs, hallelujah, dnace me to the end of love...
And so it was a very productive day ...
28 Nov 2005, 23:32 by bendy_chipHow good is Leonard Cohen?
I wanted to listen to his music since I found out he wrote Hallelujah, but I also found there was a bit of a stigma about his music because it was seen as 'slit your wrists alone in a bedsit' sort of music. I don't know why that put me off, as I listen to Radiohead and The Smiths.
Anyway, a few months ago I bought Songs of Leonard Cohen and thought it was really good, and listening to it again yesterday just confirmed that for me, so today I bought Various Positions, which I am loving just as much. Why is this man not as highly regarded as Bob Dylan?