On another note….
One of my favorite people/writers/singers is Leonard Cohen.
I tend to forget about his CDs and don’t play them enough here. But then comes a day, like this one, when the weather conspires to keep my fisherman-husband home for the day, and he inevitably goes into the basement, which is his working space, and out come the Leonard Cohen CDs. I can hear his low booming voice in the background of my morning singing away down there, so I thought I’d just share a little of him with you.
By the way, this is “a part concert-part documentary in which his work is interpreted by an array of singers” including some mentioned below, all singing Leonard Cohen’s music, called:
If you are any kind of a Leonard Cohen fan, this DVD is something you will cherish forever.
Also, if you want just one fabulous CD of his greatest songs, I recommend:
This is what I have playing right now and every song is to die for.
One of his best songs is Hallelujah and below he talks about it.
…and then he sings it:
There’s K.D.Lang’s version which is spectacular:
…and then there is 15 year-old Bobby Andonov singing it on Australia’s Got Talent. It’s incredible that a 15 year-old could do such a fabulous job:
And if that’s not enough, here is Leonard Cohen singing another favorite of ours, “Everybody Knows”:
Now I think I’m going to pull out my Leonard Cohen CDs and get his glorious voice cranked up on the Bose… I need me some loud booming Leonard Cohen right about now after all this teasing…
Cheers for The Voice,
P.S. Three more Leonard Cohen songs for the road.
I positively adore this version by Rufus Wainwright and his sister Martha:
Antony’s (stellar) version of:
And last but not least, my favorite Martha Wainwright version of:
That’s all folks.
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“Our entry to it is naked and bare;
Our journey through it is trouble and care;
Our exit from it is who-knows-where;
So if we’re all right here, we’re all right there.”
“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.”
“There are only two seasons – winter and baseball.”