Leonard Cohen, Leonardo da Vinci of the written/spoken word

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Fri Nov 11, 2016 9:09 am Post

I wish I could weave words together the way Leonard could.
Bon voyage maestro

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrLk4vdY28Q

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JWiPFT0v2c
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Fri Nov 11, 2016 4:32 pm Post

I saw him at the 02 in London three years ago. He seemed to be in fine fettle and brimful of energy then, literally dancing round the stage at times, the gig was really excellent and I thought - correction, hoped - that he would beat the odds and go on for a very long time.

His performance reminded me of one of the first times I heard Suzanne and Marianne - sung by a friend with a guitar on the battlements of a castle above a little village in southern Italy, at sunset one day in summer '69.
'Listen, some quiet night, when you've shirked your work that day. Do you hear
that distant, almost inaudible clicking sound? That's one of your
competitors, working away in the night in
Paris or London or Erie, PA.'

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Fri Nov 18, 2016 10:44 pm Post

Yeah, what a tragedy. In the same week Trump gets elected, Cohen dies. Both are great tragedies, and both have such melancholic effects...it was a double whammy that made me question the existence of...well you know who.