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Posted on 10 January 2018 | 6:31 am
Winter's music: Plenty of ways to listen,
Winter's music: Plenty of ways to listen, join in songPort Townsend LeaderWelcome the cold, dark days of January with song. There's plenty of concerts to warm the heart this month, from American standards sung at a Friends Meetinghouse concert to the Merry Makers (a group of “local dudes jamming long and hard”) at the Uptown ...
Posted on 10 January 2018 | 3:13 am
An Unusual Jewish Novel, Full of Blood and
New York TimesAn Unusual Jewish Novel, Full of Blood and IncenseNew York TimesIn “The Ruined House,” he's the kind of 50-something Jewish New Yorker who publishes his essays in The New Yorker, occupies an impeccable Upper West Side apartment and leads seminars on “comparative culture” at N.Y.U. You can probably already picture ...
Posted on 10 January 2018 | 2:00 am
My album of the year: Leonard Cohen's
Cherwell OnlineMy album of the year: Leonard Cohen's valedictionCherwell OnlineTwo days before she died on the 29th July 2016, Leonard Cohen's erstwhile friend, lover, and muse Marianne Ihlen received a letter from her old devotee as she lay on her deathbed. Marianne first met Cohen when they were both on the Greek Island of ...
Posted on 9 January 2018 | 1:52 am
Leonard Cohen's last book, Charlotte
Montreal GazetteLeonard Cohen's last book, Charlotte Cardin's first album: great expectations for 2018Montreal GazetteLeonard Cohen has felt every bit as present in our culture since his death as he did when still with us, and that is not about to change in 2018. Three months ago, news came from Cohen's longtime Canadian publishers McClelland & Stewart that next ...
Posted on 5 January 2018 | 4:08 pm
Tales from a Hamiltonian in Montreal
It is no wonder that such a city spawned the likes of singer and songwriter, Leonard Cohen. If you feel isolated, what is there to prevent you from stepping out onto the crowded streets or stopping at a café at brunch to listen to piano and saxophone ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 6:13 pm
Rant ‘N’ Roll: Ironoclasts On Parade
They’re right up there with Tom Waits and Leonard Cohen. That’s why it was a rare thrill to see them both on the same stage on the same night one after another. Fagen, especially, is a worthy curmudgeon of troll-under-the-bridge proportions crossed ...
Posted on 26 August 2015 | 12:05 am
Calgary native Nadia Kazmi offers style and
She has, after all, released an album of her own interpretations of Leonard Cohen material, 2010’s Strange Song. Granted, they were much rockier than Lenny’s originals, but you certainly couldn’t argue that they were true to the spirit of the great ...
Posted on 24 August 2015 | 6:00 pm
Jeff Buckley: 21 Years of 'Grace'
It was the beginning of his "proper" recording career for prestigious label Columbia Records, who had such high hopes that they envisaged a musical bloodline that connected Buckley with Johnny Cash, Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen.
Posted on 24 August 2015 | 3:00 pm
Writer Of The Week: Noah Gundersen
We chat with the Seattle-based writer about his very first song, the difficulties of co-writing, and what makes Leonard Cohen so great. No, not really. I probably I should sometimes, but I think there’s something in my brain wiring that allows me to not ...
Posted on 24 August 2015 | 7:11 am