Hallelujah! We Couldn’t Agree More…

January 10th, 2011, 10:07 am by Greg

Over at NPR’s Monkey See blog, Marc Hirsch says what we’ve been thinking for quite some time now: Leave “Hallelujah” Alone.

Thanks to Bill O’Donnell for the tip…

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DVD/CD: “Leonard Cohen: Songs From the Road”

September 21st, 2010, 12:01 pm by Greg

Leonard Cohen: Songs From The Road(Columbia/Legacy, 2010):

Today marks the 76th birthday of Canadian poet, novelist and songman Leonard Cohen.

His newest album – a DVD/CD package – was released last week, and its a sheer delight, featuring a dozen live performances from his 2008-2009 world tour.

There are songs both old and new – including such classics as “Suzanne,” “Bird on the Wire” and a rendition of “Hallelujah” filmed at the Coachella Music Festival that manages to reclaim the overdone gem from the hands of desperate “American Idol” contestants.

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Hump Day Unusual Moment: Leonard Cohen Meets Sonny Rollins

August 18th, 2010, 12:01 pm by Greg

– broadcast live on “Sunday Night Live” (later known as “Night Music”) on February 13, 1989

8/4: Pluggin in, chillin out

August 4th, 2009, 1:13 pm by Greg

Every once in a while you’ve got to take a break and just chill out at home for an evening. And it would seem that tonight might be as good a day as any this week, especially considering the back-to-back music specials lined up on WMHT-TV:

8pm: “Levon Helm: Ramble at the Ryman” with such special guests as John Hiatt, Buddy Miller and Sam Bush

9pm: “Leonard Cohen: Live in London”

Take It From the Top: Leonard Cohen

June 2nd, 2009, 4:20 pm by Greg

leonard_cohen_beautiful_losers“Catherine Tekakwitha, who are you? Are you (1656-1680)? Is that enough? Are you the Iroquois Virgin? Are you the Lily of the Shores of the Mohawk River? Can I love you in my own way? I am an old scholar, better-looking now than when I was young. That’s what sitting on your ass does to your face. I’ve come after you, Catherine Tekakwitha. I want to know what goes on under that rosy blanket.”

Leonard Cohen: Beautiful Losers (1966)

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