Leonard Cohen’s Final Album (plus Poem)

 

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Fascinating Interview (in The Guardian) with Adam Cohen on completing his father’s final album.

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2019/nov/24/leonard-cohen-adam-thanks-for-the-dance-interview

A poem from the past:

Driving Home with Leonard Cohen

Despite what he says
not everybody knows,
not everybody knows
like Leonard knows.
Not everybody knows
that the best songs
are about loss,
about endings;
about so long
ways to say goodbye
closing time,
and that age
can be laughed about
but not at,
if I had a hat
I would raise it to Mr.Cohen
perched up there alone
in his tower of song.

4 thoughts on “Leonard Cohen’s Final Album (plus Poem)

  1. Ellen Hawley

    I saw Cohen perform a few years back, and one thing that struck me was how generous he was to the other musicians. When someone else did a solo, he’d often kneel in front of them, hat held by his heart, drawing as much attention to them as he could. So yes, let’s both raise our nonexistent hats.

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    1. sdtp33 Post author

      Hi Ellen..I think I saw him on the same tour, yes he was a charming, humorous and charismatic performer and those words of his stand on their own! JIM

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