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by Michel_Griffin
Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Live performances & YouTube clips
Topic: Suzanne Verdal
Replies: 0
Views: 191

Suzanne Verdal

No collection of Cohen songs would be complete without the song that launched Leonard's career in 1966. A song about the dancer Suzanne Verdal. It's a song about blind faith - and a song from which Cohen garnered no royalties, having signed - in an act of blind faith - a "standard songwriter's contr...
by Michel_Griffin
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Tribute concerts, Cover versions & Soundtracks
Topic: Come forth from your cloud of unknowing ....
Replies: 2
Views: 182

Come forth from your cloud of unknowing ....

.... and kiss the cheek of the moon. This week's video is of one of Cohen's most poetic and most mystical songs. And while the meaning of each line may be obscure, it's a case of the whole adding up to more than the sum of its parts, as the music steadily gains in intensity and wraps itself around y...
by Michel_Griffin
Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Tribute concerts, Cover versions & Soundtracks
Topic: If It Be Your Will
Replies: 0
Views: 191

If It Be Your Will

A murmured prayer ....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O45EbyQXoEo

Enjoy!
by Michel_Griffin
Thu Oct 24, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Live performances & YouTube clips
Topic: Like a Bird on the Wire
Replies: 0
Views: 451

Like a Bird on the Wire

Today we get out of the studio, and you get to watch me dancing round a swimming pool, moving from perch to perch, like a bird on the wire. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ldj0h1IWDkQ Enjoy! P.S. You can hear the whole album on iTunes at https://music.apple.com/us/album/dance-me-to-the-end-of-love/1...
by Michel_Griffin
Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Live performances & YouTube clips
Topic: One of Us ....
Replies: 0
Views: 248

One of Us ....

.... Cannot be Wrong When begging didn't work in breaking down Nico's indifference to his charms, Cohen turned to wry laconic humor, his talent for which is amply demonstrated in this week's video, One of Us Cannot be Wrong ... With Albert Casas on sax. Please click to view: https://www.youtube.com/...
by Michel_Griffin
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Live performances & YouTube clips
Topic: Take this Longing
Replies: 0
Views: 281

Take this Longing

Here's another video featuring a song from my forthcoming album of LC songs called "Dance Me to the End of Love". It features the first of two songs on the album about Nico, famous companion to Andy Warhol and Bob Dylan, and with whom Cohen was completely infatuated for a period. It's one of the mos...
by Michel_Griffin
Thu Oct 03, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Tribute concerts, Cover versions & Soundtracks
Topic: Stories of the Street
Replies: 0
Views: 183

Stories of the Street

4 minutes & 36 seconds of intrigue, movement - and even, occasionally - of beauty. I put together this week's video out of footage I shot in California & New York, mixed in with clips from a variety of online sources. It illustrates "Stories of the Street", the 8th track of my album of Leonard Cohen...
by Michel_Griffin
Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Tribute concerts, Cover versions & Soundtracks
Topic: Chelsea Hotel #2
Replies: 0
Views: 202

Chelsea Hotel #2

I remember you well ... that's all, i don't even think of you that often ....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhDJJw5KVtw
by Michel_Griffin
Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Live performances & YouTube clips
Topic: Anthem
Replies: 0
Views: 396

Anthem

Every heart, every heart to love will come ... but as a refugee.

A new version of this beautiful song.

https://youtu.be/j41SkkhxybU
by Michel_Griffin
Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Tribute concerts, Cover versions & Soundtracks
Topic: EVERYBODY KNOWS
Replies: 0
Views: 391

EVERYBODY KNOWS

I had a lot of fun recording this cover and putting together the video, and I hope you have as much fun watching it. It takes us out of the studio, from Las Vegas to Los Angeles, from Mussolini to Trump, from Marilyn Monroe to the assiduous policemen of New York City ... And it's the only reggae ver...
by Michel_Griffin
Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Tribute concerts, Cover versions & Soundtracks
Topic: Famous Blue Raincoat
Replies: 0
Views: 379

Famous Blue Raincoat

The second video in my series to launch my forthcoming album "Dance Me to the End of Love" is available (currently unlisted) here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBP3gIIZJxk

Is there too much technology in the video ? Let me know ....

Thanks!
by Michel_Griffin
Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Leonard and e e cummings
Replies: 11
Views: 2340

Re: Leonard and e e cummings

Fascinating stuff! Thanks for posting this. For me, what is strikingly similar between the cummings poem and Cohen's Suzanne is that both authors are striving to elicit a physical reaction - in cummings' case, an explicity sexual reaction - to the activity of their minds. We know that Leonard would ...
by Michel_Griffin
Thu Aug 29, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Leonard and e e cummings
Replies: 11
Views: 2340

Re: Leonard and e e cummings

Why thank you! Fascinating that it could not have been a direct reference then. And interesting that two such great poets should come up with such similar phrases ... Many thanks for elucidating this for me. The only uses I could find with a quick Search for "Touch me with your mind" are all lyrics ...
by Michel_Griffin
Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Live performances & YouTube clips
Topic: Dance Me to the End of Love
Replies: 2
Views: 1806

Re: Dance Me to the End of Love

I hope everyone listens to your comments at the end . And sees the photos ! Thank you. Yeah - so do I !! I wasn't sure whether to open with the comments - and then possibly deter people who just wanted to listen to the song - or leave them at the end, with the risk that people wouldn't bother to wa...
by Michel_Griffin
Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Live performances & YouTube clips
Topic: Dance Me to the End of Love
Replies: 2
Views: 1806

Dance Me to the End of Love

For the last two years I have been working on an album of Leonard Cohen songs, titled - with stunning originality - "Dance Me to the End of Love". I am delighted to announce that the album will be available in pre-release on iTunes in a couple of days. To celebrate, I want to share with you a video ...

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