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by Michel_Griffin
Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Tribute concerts, Cover versions & Soundtracks
Topic: Hallelujah - "Dance Me to the End of Love" is finally released !!
Replies: 1
Views: 568

Hallelujah - "Dance Me to the End of Love" is finally released !!

Release-day is finally here: the Dance Me to the End of Love album is now officially released, and you can download it from iTunes - https://music.apple.com/us/album/dance-me-to-the-end-of-love/1476315505 - or Amazon - http://www.michelgriffin.com/Amazon.php?Album=7 Thank you all for your plays, you...
by Michel_Griffin
Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Tribute concerts, Cover versions & Soundtracks
Topic: That's No Way to Say Goodbye
Replies: 1
Views: 889

That's No Way to Say Goodbye

This week, we visit Leonard Cohen's house in Los Angeles where he spent his last years, and say goodbye. The song, originally written for Marianne when he bid her a sad farewell in Hydra, becomes a lyrical elegy to Leonard himself as we drive slowly through his neighborhood ... https://www.youtube.c...
by Michel_Griffin
Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Live performances & YouTube clips
Topic: Suzanne Verdal
Replies: 0
Views: 1373

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: 672

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
Thu Oct 24, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Live performances & YouTube clips
Topic: Like a Bird on the Wire
Replies: 0
Views: 974

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: 749

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: 779

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: 625

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: 659

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: 900

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: 839

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: 1255

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: 3623

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 ...

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